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Proof-of-Concept

Early stage equity finance up to £750,000

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If you’re looking for finance to get your product or company started, it’s more likely you will require equity-based funding.

Historically equity markets in the Midlands have invested in later stage businesses with the area receiving less early stage funding than the UK average.

Our Proof-of-Concept equity funding can help you get your idea off the ground and realise your business dream.

How it works

All funds cover the whole of the MEIF investment area, but do have a geographic focus to provide a local service for companies. Click on the links below to go to Fund Managers website.

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Click on one of the funds below and you will be taken to the Fund Manager's website, where you can make an enquiry

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The Fund Manager will contact you to see if your business qualifies

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You make a formal application

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The Fund Manager evaluates your application and makes the investment decision

How MEIF investment works

All funds cover the whole of the MEIF investment area, but do have a geographic focus to provide a local service for companies.Click on the links below to go to Fund Managers website.

1

Click on one of the funds below and you will be taken to the Fund Manager's website, where you can make an enquiry

2

The Fund Manager will contact you to see if your business qualifies

3

You make a formal application

4

The Fund Manager evaluates your application and makes the investment decision

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The #MEIF has made over 403 investments since launch, providing £81m, with £55m private sector leverage, to businesses across the Midlands.

Hear more about the fund's impact below: https://t.co/e6iMThE2vx

Ever wondered what a day in the life of an investor is like?

Hear from our #MEIF fund managers below as they reveal what it is like supporting Midlands' businesses through the funding process.

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The #MEIF Quick Reference Guide provides an overview of the various types of finance available through the fund and their suitability for businesses.

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#MEIF Small Business Loans are well suited to entrepreneurs, early stage start-ups or established SMEs looking to grow.

Funding can be used to boost working capital, fund product development or purchase new equipment.

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Birmingham-based 9 Wholesale secured a £150k funding boost from #MEIF and @B_C_R_S to support its cashflow and create three new jobs.

Read the full story in @insiderwestmids: https://t.co/WRvFk7S8nn https://t.co/Ogxorvz7tn
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