About EMV Capital

EMV Capital Ltd (EMVC) is a London-based award-winning investor focused on B2B companies in the industrial high-tech, energy, circular economy, smart cities and transportation sectors and healthcare. EMVC’s investments in UK, Israel and the US cover a range of technologies including robotics and AI, machine learning, materials science, IoT, advanced engineering, power electronics and Health-Tech. EMVC’s model is to develop a customized investment strategy for each company, combining its network of investors from Family Offices, Wealth Managers, Institutional VC investors and Corporate VC funds. EMVC recognizes the benefits of corporate engagement for early-stage technology companies, with EMVC’s team having led and structured investments alongside some of the world’s leading corporations, including ABB, Philips Lighting (Signify), Saint-Gobain, Evonik Industries, and Flex. Where appropriate, EMVC can help companies fast-track their investment readiness through its ecosystem of advisors and service providers.

EMV Capital was acquired by NetScientific in September 2020, and remains a fully-owned subsidiary. Founded by Dr. Ilian Iliev, EMVC has a unique multidisciplinary team with expertise in venture investment, industry engagement, corporate development, corporate finance and M&A. EMVC understands the importance and value of environmental sustainability and ethical investment principles, reflecting this within its investment thesis.

EMV Capital is an exclusive advisor to the EMVC Evergreen EIS Fund.  EMV Capital Limited is an appointed representative of Sapphire Capital Limited, which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

EMV Capital is the winner of ‘Best EIS Newcomer 2018’ at the EIS Association Awards and the winner of ‘Industry Rising Star‘ at the Growth Investor Awards 2019.

Our strategy

We look for entrepreneurial teams who are building exciting B2B technology-based businesses that have the potential to scale in large proven markets. We help the companies we invest in through equity and debt investment, access to a network of industry experts, brokering corporate linkages and syndicating with other investors.

EMVC works with promising and ambitious companies that are pre-Series A, Series A, early growth and special situations. We help develop a customized investment strategy for each company, so that the companies we work with have access to the right type of funding and support specific to their sector and stage of development. We achieve that by syndicating investment sources from the EMV EIS Fund, and network of investors from Family Offices, Wealth Managers, institutional VC investors and Corporate VC funds. This ensures that the businesses we work with have access to the right type and scale of investment appropriate to their stage of investment.

Value Added Support

We believe our support is of the greatest value when it is tailored closely to the needs of your business. We never offer money alone. Whatever stage of investment, we are looking to support teams who will welcome our active collaboration and hands-on support. If you have solved all the problems and all you need is finance, we are probably not the right partner for you.

Where appropriate, EMVC can help companies fast-track their investment readiness through its ecosystem of industry experts and service providers. We also provide focused support through EMVC’s sister company  CambridgeIP (www.cambridgeip.com) is a strategy consultancy specialist working with IP-rich companies, corporations, and investors.


Ian Cooke

Jul 22, 2018

Head of Investment Committee

Dr Ilian Iliev

Jul 23, 2018

Managing Director

Vyara Stoycheva

Jul 24, 2018

Investment Manager

Oliver Saban

Jul 24, 2018

Head of Business Development

Harry Miller

Jul 27, 2018

Investment Associate

Agnese Palermo

Aug 06, 2019

Marketing Associate

Nick Salisbury

Jan 13, 2020

Head of Private Clients

Stefan Nahum

Oct 28, 2020

Life Sciences & Healthcare Analyst

Venture Partners and Advisors

Chris Niehaus

Jul 23, 2018

Igor Turevsky

Jul 23, 2018

Prof. Nelson Philips

Jul 26, 2018

Kevin Dean

Apr 29, 2020

Spartak Kabakchiev

May 01, 2020


Investing in start-ups and early-stage businesses involves risks, including illiquidity, lack of dividends, loss of investment and dilution.
It should be done only as part of a diversified portfolio. Any investments are targeted exclusively at investors who understand the risks of investing in early-stage businesses and can make their own investment decisions. Any pitches for investment are not offers to the public.

Investments made in investee companies via funds managed by Sapphire Capital Partners LLP are not covered by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS). For more details, please contact us or refer to their website: https://www.fscs.org.uk