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Over nearly 20 years, we have invested in some of the UK's most exciting small companies. As part of a team of fund managers and analysts at CGAM with significant reach into the market, we are fortunate to meet a large number of innovative and high growth companies.

Today, the VCT continues to invest across a broad spectrum of sectors including consumer discretionary, healthcare, industrials and information technology. 

If you would like further information on the VCT or our portfolio companies, please get in touch

Top 10 investments (as at 31 March 2023 - by market value)

Zoo Digital is a provider of cloud-based dubbing, subtitling, localisation and distribution services for the global entertainment industry. Zoo’s clients include major Hollywood studios, global broadcasters and independent distributors. Zoo’s point of difference in the marketplace is its development and use of innovative cloud technology that ensures that content is localised in any language and delivered to all the major online platforms with reduced time to market, higher quality and lower costs.

Equipmake has developed a range of electrification products for the provision of electric vehicle (EV) drivetrains to meet the needs of the automotive, aerospace, space and transport sectors in support of the transition to zero emission powertrains. Equipmake products can be applied in a variety of other vehicle electrification contexts, including hybrid, fully electric and fuel cell vehicles. Equipmake provides individual components to full turnkey systems.

Learning Technologies Group provides workplace digital learning and talent management software and services to corporate and government clients. The group offers end-to-end learning and talent solutions ranging from strategic consultancy, through a range of content and platform solutions to analytical insights that enable corporate and government clients to meet their performance objectives.

Eagle Eye is a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) technology company that creates digital connections enabling personalised, real-time marketing solutions for large retailers. Through Eagle Eye AIR, the company’s loyalty and promotions omnichannel SaaS platform, companies connect all aspects of the customer journey in real time, unlocking the capability to deliver personalisation, streamline marketing execution and open up new revenue streams through promotions, loyalty apps, gamification, subscriptions and gift services.

Kidly is an online children’s retail platform that curates a range of attractive third-party brands that sit alongside its own Kidly Label brand, catering to children between the ages of 0-5 years.

PCI Pal is a provider of SaaS solutions that allows companies to take payments from their customers securely. Its products secure payments and data in any business communications environment including voice, chat, social, email, and contact centre and is integrated to, and resold by, business communications vendors and payment service providers.

Tortilla is the UK’s largest fast-casual Mexican restaurant brand, offering a California-style Mexican menu. Founded in October 2007, Tortilla operates a multichannel order strategy across dine in, take away, click and collect and delivery options. The current estate includes more than 59 Tortilla restaurants across the UK, 9 UK and 3 overseas franchise stores, 3 UK delivery kitchens and delivery partnerships with Deliveroo, Just Eat and Uber. Following the acquisition of Chilango Ltd in May 2022, the company operates 3 sites across the UK under the Chilango brand.

Surface Transforms develops and produces carbon-ceramic brake discs serving customers that include major OEMs in the global automotive markets. Surface Transforms interweaves continuous carbon fibre to form a 3D multi-directional matrix, producing a stronger, lighter and more durable product with superior heat conductivity compared to standard production components.

MaxCyte is a cell-engineering focused company providing enabling platform technologies to advance the discovery, development and commercialization of next-generation cell therapeutics.

Engage XR is a virtual reality (‘VR’) technology company with a proprietary cloud-based professional metaverse platform used to deliver immersive corporate communications, remote collaborations and events, training and education. The company has a strong reputation for data security and reliability, with a diverse customer base of more than 200 clients including several blue-chip companies such as Meta, HP, HTC, KIA and BMW.

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