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Ufi Ventures

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Ufi Ventures invests in companies developing digital technologies to give people and businesses the skills needed for work, now and in the future.

According to The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, 54% of all employees across the globe will need reskilling by 2022. That’s about 3.5 billion people or if applied to the UK, about 16 million. This apparently large threat to people’s livelihoods is also an opportunity, for new work, new skills, new business – a £350bn market opportunity.

Ufi has a depth of experience in using technology to build skills for work. We’ve funded over 100 projects with 90 organisations, reaching an estimated 500,000 learners.

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 be investing in the technologies that will support a more skilled and productive workforce.

Our Approach

Ufi Ventures offers early stage ventures finance and support that draws on the depth of Ufi’s experience in developing digital technologies for skills needed for work.

We can invest from £150,000 up to £1m as equity or debt into early stage companies who share our mission and meet our investment criteria.

We are keen to collaborate and co-invest with other value-aligned investors interested in the opportunity presented by the changing nature of work and skills.

  • Do you have a great technology product that can open up the world of work for thousands or millions of people?
  • Are you an investor keen to collaborate and co-invest with us in ventures which offer more than just a financial return?
  • We want to hear from you! Tell us who you are and your ambitions, and we will be in touch.


  • Case Study: @eComScotland's #VocTech Seed project which proved the benefits of Virtual Reality for practical assess… https://t.co/1zzazH3ATW 1 hour ago
  • RT @soph_bailey: BTECs! Are you an employer who regularly takes on employees with BTEC qualifications? Do you know someone who is? I’d like… 1 day ago
  • The next episode in our #VocTech Podcast series is now available. As always, a huge thank you to @soph_bailey at t… https://t.co/fSnaEJA7ha 1 day ago
  • RT @RebeccaGW: Would be great if those teaching in the vocational education space could take a few minutes to answer some questions on the… 2 days ago
  • What obstacles prevent teachers from gaining access to the digital tools & resources for course content & delivery?… https://t.co/SpX8XgxlE8 3 days ago
  • We don't just fund, we support. Find out more about #VocTech Seed, offering £15k to £50k for development of tech f… https://t.co/xYotuMkBd0 3 days ago
  • "Ufi’s VocTech Seed fund  is our testbed, where new ideas can be explored in the supportive environment that Ufi fu… https://t.co/gT107hte9y 4 days ago
  • What’s your favourite digital teaching resource? Help us help you by answering a few questions about digital tools… https://t.co/JYw7euQidq 4 days ago
  • Hear from our Programme Director on why you should consider applying for #VocTech Seed 2020 funding which offers £1… https://t.co/F0Wg0Iaep6 4 days ago
  • @EmanuelHead57 @AlwayzInTrouble 🤣 There aren’t just schools now either, there are people funding development of su… https://t.co/YuCMyVd4UZ 5 days ago
  • @markbreedonetec Thank you! 1 week ago
  • @vikkiliogier Thank you! 💐 1 week ago
  • RT @vikkiliogier: Good morning Educators! Do you have a few minutes spare this morning? If so, do not miss the opportunity to respond to… 1 week ago
  • We're looking for people who work in the #vocational skills sector to answer a few questions about the tools they u… https://t.co/HeRlvaYxuP 1 week ago
  • Next event


    22nd January, Cambridge

    A pre-application workshop in Cambridge for people considering applying for a grant to Ufi VocTech Seed Fund. Register using this link

    The aim of this event is to...