Funding London’s Tech Startups

The scheme, which is delivered by Funding London and Capital Enterprise, was established by the London Economic Action Partnership (LEAP), which contributed £25m to the fund, and is supported by the Mayor of London.

The Fund co-invests in seed rounds between £250,000- £1,000,000, led by our selected co-investment partners.

We are looking to invest in high growth tech, science and digital startups in London. Could that be you?

LCIF are now closed for new applications

Our Investment Partners

Playfair Capital
forward partners
Craigie Capital
Downing Ventures

Who can get funding from
London Co-investment Fund?

High growth businesses who are…


  • Based in London
  • Looking to raise £250,000 – £1,000,000
  • Operating in the Digital, Science or Technology sector
  • Committed to creating jobs

Our Green Light programme

What is the selection procedure?

Capital Enterprise and the London Co-Investment Fund investment partners review all applications. The successful start-ups are invited to the ‘Green Light Programme‘ a CASTS programme part funded by ERDF. Capital Enterprise is committed to work with the start-ups to support their fundraising efforts through their Green Light Programme, which offers workshops to support sustainable growth within the company, and introductory meetings with the co-investment partners. They also work with the investment partners to identify early stage tech businesses who are eligible for London Co-Investment Fund investments.



We want to say a BIG thank you! You’ve introduced us to some very valuable contacts and I would highly recommend the programme to any growing startup!
Razvan Creanga and Mark Chaffey, Hackajob
'LCIF have played a significant role in supporting and helping us to meet our fundraise target and ultimately allow us to succeed as an AI focussed start-up.  They are a…
Tim Porter CEO of Gluru
True AI
Working with London Co-Investment Fund and Downing Ventures allows us at True AI to develop cutting edge technology in machine learning. In addition to investment, we have enjoyed invaluable business advice and connections…
Pyry Takala – Co-Founder of True AI

What is the investment procedure?

The London Co-Investment Fund invests exclusively in funding rounds led by our competitively selected co-investment partners and all investment related decisions are made by the partners. For every £1 that the fund invests, the partners are obligated to directly invest £2.9 or secure the same from their investors.

What is the objective of this fund?

The stated aim of the London Co-investment Fund is to enable the start-ups who can raise funds, to raise significantly more, so they have sufficient money, time and resources to prove their business model. The additional resources allow the start-ups to be well equipped for their subsequent funding rounds. The end objective is to empower London’s start-ups to grow into tech giants.

The Low Carbon Innovation Fund and The London Co-investment Fund are different Financial Products

The Low Carbon Innovation Fund provides equity based finance for SME’s wholly or partly based in the East of England. It was set up in 2010 and funded by the EU with a £20.5m ERDF grant that is used to invest with private investors on an equal basis. It is operated by the Adapt Group at the University of East Anglia and managed by Turquoise International.

Click here for the Low Carbon Innovation Fund

Our Partners


LCIF LLP, First Floor, Aldwych House, 71-91 Aldwych, London, WC2B 4HN     Registered in England & Wales, Company number: OC396839