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Invest in venture capital & watch your money sprout

 

Access top venture capital funds, from just £5,000. 

If you're looking to invest in VC, invest via Sprout.

 

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About Sprout

From just £5,000, access one of the best performing asset classes with handpicked, high-quality venture capital funds.

With your money professionally invested by seasoned fund managers, diversify your portfolio and back the game-changing businesses of tomorrow in just a few clicks.

Why venture capital?

Venture capital has outperformed the FTSE all-share index every year since 2000.

Diversify your portfolio and access professional fund managers in a high-performing asset class uncorrelated with public markets.

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How it works

Manage your portfolio online. Simply:

Browse

Browse

Sprout’s curated selection of high-quality VC funds

Invest

Invest

Through Sprout’s platform - commit capital and transact

Monitor V2

Monitor

Portfolio performance through our regular updates

The team

Founded by finance professionals with significant venture capital and private equity experience, we are on a mission to democratise access to the best funds.

We struggled to find attractive opportunities to invest in the asset classes we interact with day-to-day, so we created Sprout.

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FAQs

Does Sprout assess funds listed on the platform?
Yes, Sprout’s detailed sourcing and diligence process takes into account track record, team and investment thesis. We may also offer mission-led products from emerging and underrepresented fund managers as well as impact investment strategies.

Will I have a direct relationship with the fund manager?
Sprout has direct relationships with funds and their managers - we are the voice of our investors, and represent their interests.

How do I know how my fund investments are performing?
Funds send us regular updates, typically on a quarterly basis. We distribute these to our investors in a digestible format. For further queries, contact info@viasprout.com.

Is Sprout a fund of funds?
No, you decide if you want to invest in a fund or not. This allows you to build a professionally sourced fund portfolio aligned with your interests and risk appetite.

What are your fees?

Fees will vary by fund, and by type of investment. Funds will typically charge their own fees based on size and other factors. Sprout's fees will vary, but broadly consist of a one-off setup fee, and an ongoing annual fee. In addition, we will charge bespoke fees for coinvestment opportunities which will vary based on the funds’ own policies. The exact fees for each fund will be made clear in fund documentation on each opportunity page, and in all pre-investment materials you are asked to review and sign.

What’s the difference between Sprout and crowdfunding?
Sprout provides investors with fair access to funds and their managers, whose job it is to source and invest in the best opportunities. Funds screen thousands of opportunities annually,  investing in a handful to build a diversified, balanced portfolio that reduces the risk of concentrated, direct investments. They undertake deep due diligence and negotiate terms when investing, and then manage, monitor and support the portfolio company post-investment. Crowdfunding enables you to invest in individual companies, but without the support of the professionals.

Is Sprout a fund?
No, Sprout is not a fund. We provide investors with access to top-tier fund managers who invest in multiple companies for you.

Do the fund managers pay any fees?
No, Sprout’s mission is to provide investors with impartial and fair access to leading opportunities based only on our rigorous selection process.

Who can invest?
Sprout works with investors globally, aside from the US for now. To invest via Sprout, you will go through an accreditation process, which may vary by country. The assessment may include, but is not limited to, net assets, income and experience or knowledge of the risks associated with illiquid, private market investments.

I am an advisor/institution. Why partner with Sprout?
Sprout partners with you to offer your eligible clients access to venture capital funds. Get in touch to diversify your clients’ portfolios.

I am a fund manager. Why raise via Sprout?
We love to hear from top-quartile funds, impact investors and emerging managers aligned with Sprout’s mission. We democratise the access to your product, and take care of the legwork.

 

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