Investing in EdTech for adults, the future of workforce development

An introduction to Ufi Ventures

Welcome to Ufi Ventures. We are the UK’s specialist investor in EdTech for adults; giving people and businesses the skills needed for work, now and in the future.

Leveraging our experience in the development of vocational technology to build adult's skills for work, we invest our own capital in early-stage companies looking for EdTech seed investment.

  • £4.2m

    committed to date

  • 15

    companies in our portfolio

  • 1m+

    people in the UK positively impacted

  • 1,500

    organisations working with our portfolio companies

Ufi Ventures is the investment arm of Ufi.

At a time when new technology is driving significant change in the way we work and the skills needed, we see a great opportunity to catalyse investment in the technologies that will support a more skilled and productive workforce.

Utilising Ufi’s depth of experience in the development of technology to build adult's skills for work, we support our growing portfolio through access to our wide expert pool and network. Our sector expertise give us a unique perspective on how to scale innovations in the space, and we open up our comprehensive network of educators, developers, designers, employers, investors and policy makers to support our investees with strategic growth.

Unlike most funding partners, at Ufi Ventures we invest our own capital. This allows us to focus everything we do on social impact.

We invest alongside other funds and angels, and have to date co-invested alongside Beringea, Frontline VenturesTriple Point, TMT Investments and others.

Who do we invest in?

We look to invest in companies with the ambition to make a positive impact in line with our Theory of Change, using VocTech, to:

  • Help adults in the UK to access and progress in work through improved skills
  • Help employers in the UK to improve their business performance through improving the skills of their workforce
  • Grow the VocTech sector by demonstrating attractive financial returns from investing in it

We are building a portfolio of around twenty companies.

Our support

We help our portfolio companies in four key ways:

  1. We provide further financial investment and fundraising support
  2. We are a mission-driven investor, aligned with the mission of our portfolio companies, with deep market intelligence from Ufi’s wide portfolio of projects and investments
  3. We provide engaged support from one of our Venture Partners, with access to regular market intelligence insight
  4. We provide access to the Ufi expert pool, and wider network in vocational technology
  • Ufi Ventures Portfolio

    Logos of the Ufi Ventures portfolio companies

    Building the future of adult learning and work in the UK.

  • Ventures Team


    Meet the team of EdTech investment experts behind Ufi Ventures.

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