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.

Team

Ian Cooke

Head of Investment Committee
  • by EMV Capital Ltd
  • Jul 22, 2018

Dr Ilian Iliev

Managing Director
  • by EMV Capital Ltd
  • Jul 23, 2018

Vyara Stoycheva

Investment Manager
  • by EMV Capital Ltd
  • Jul 24, 2018

Oliver Saban

Head of Business Development
  • by EMV Capital Ltd
  • Jul 24, 2018

Harry Miller

Investment Associate
  • by EMV Capital Ltd
  • Jul 27, 2018

Nick Salisbury

Head of Private Clients
  • by Caroline Clopet
  • Jan 13, 2020

Stefan Nahum

Life Sciences & Healthcare Analyst
  • by Caroline Clopet
  • Oct 28, 2020

Charles Laughton

Associate Director of Corporate Finance
  • by Mary Ahegoukian
  • Mar 23, 2022

Venture Partners and Advisors

Chris Niehaus

  • by EMV Capital Ltd
  • Jul 23, 2018

Igor Turevsky

  • by EMV Capital Ltd
  • Jul 23, 2018

Prof. Nelson Philips

  • by EMV Capital Ltd
  • Jul 26, 2018

Kevin Dean

  • by Caroline Clopet
  • Apr 29, 2020

Spartak Kabakchiev

  • by Caroline Clopet
  • May 01, 2020
Disclaimer

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