We typically invest between £1m to £3m in disruptive pre- and post-revenue hardware and industrial software businesses with technologies. We look for companies with a strong and ambitious management team and at least a £100m total addressable market (TAM).
Companies partnering with us benefit from two award-winning teams, each with decades of hands-on experience in their fields.
The hard-tech commercial experience of Foresight’s investment team, combined with the depth of engineering expertise and access to facilities and WAE networks ensures that the value for portfolio companies extends well beyond the capital that is provided.
Foresight has been investing in companies across the UK for more than 35 years. Click here to learn more about our award-winning team.
The team of 300+ specialist engineers at WAE draw on learnings that can be applied from more than 40 years of motor racing including lightweighting, electrification, advanced materials, aerodynamics and aerospace. The team work on projects solving complex engineering challenges for some of the world’s leading companies, including those in the healthcare, defence, aerospace and manufacturing sectors.
We have the industry contacts (Foresight in commercialisation and WAE in technology), the skills and the experience to support management teams and can open doors both around the UK and internationally. WAE is located in a world-class engineering, research & development and technology campus.
This is core to our investment approach and we encourage our investee companies to adopt best practice. More information can be found here.
Our input doesn’t stop at investment. Our investee companies have access to a partnerships manager who works with WAE and the company to facilitate projects, testing, R&D and consultancy. The team at Foresight will play an active role in the leadership of the business, guiding companies on their route to commercialisation.