British Robotics Scaleup Fund

British Robotics Scaleup Fund

Investing in UK based robotic start-up companies.


What is the aim of this fund?

"The UK is home to some of the finest robot-engineering talent and the Fund looks to help convert this inherent potential into successful world-class companies."

Dominic Keen, High Growth Robotics Limited

The focus of the Fund is to deliver returns to Investors by making targeted investments in promising UK based robotics businesses that have already proven their technology and established some initial customer relationships.

The Fund is different to other British Robotics funds in that it will seek to identify attractive investment opportunities predominantly amongst companies already sitting within the existing funds’ portfolios,
given that we are most familiar with the dynamics of these businesses.


Dominic KeenKey Individuals - Dominic Keen is a successful British technology entrepreneur. Having previously floated on the London Stock Exchange mPorium Group plc, the software business that he founded, he now helps promising ventures to maximise their growth potential. In particular, Dominic looks to apply the lessons learned from his experiences gained in taking the business that he started in his garage through to becoming a public company, to other exciting early-stage companies.

Dominic is supported by a team of experienced investment professionals with backgrounds in venture capital, private equity and entrepreneurship.


At a glance

Investment goal


Relative risk

High / Adventurous - Capital at Risk

Risk 7

Invests in

Robotics and AI companies


Target Return

3x return after six years

Not a reliable indicator of future income.



Open to new investors. The fund is evergreen. The minimum investment is  £10,000.

Fund Details

Investment Strategy

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The British Robotics Scale-Up Fund investment objective is to invest in and provide support for UK based robotic and artificial intelligence companies in the scale-up phase.

The British Robotics Scale-Up Fund offers investors the opportunity of investing in potentially fast-growing robotics companies in the UK whilst significantly reducing the inherent risks involved in funding earlystage businesses. It does this by both: focusing investment solely on robotics businesses where investors are eligible to take advantage of the EIS schemes; and also by spreading the investments made across a range of companies and sectors so that investors can benefit from a portfolio approach.

The Fund will focus on market-ready concepts that are already generating revenues investment and will look to invest in the best performing companies in the previous British Robotics Seed funds’ portfolios in the majority of cases, as the business dynamics of these businesses are better understood by the Fund Manager. Where possible, the Fund will look for the money invested by the Fund to be matched by other private investors, a Local Enterprise Partnership or other public bodies, or corporate investor so the Investee Company might have in excess of £500,000 of scale-up capital available for go-to-market and product improvement activities.

Example Prior Fund Investments

Funded by the British Robotics Seed Fund

Tethered Drone Systems

Tethered Drone Systems have created a Tethered UAV, with an extended flight duration of 24 hours+ and with secure communication via the tether.

Funded by the British Robotics Seed Fund 2

Fox Robotics

Fox Robotics solve fundamental in-premises logistics problems across areas like manufacturing, aerospace and retail.

Funded by the British Robotics Sidecar Fund

Extend Robotics

Extend Robotics is a robotic SaaS company on a mission to extend human capabilities beyond physical existence.


Investor Charges

Full initial charge 0%
Annual management charge 0%
Administration charge 0%
Performance fee 25%


Investee Company Charge

Initial charge 3.9%
Annual management charge £175

Annual charge payable to the Custodian by the Investee Companies totalling of up to 0.2% (unless otherwise agreed) will be divided up between all the Investee totalling of up Companies.

Please check the fees section of the Information Memorandum for full details. All fees and charges are stated exclusive of VAT, which may be applicable in some cases. Any fees and charges payable by the investee companies or the underlying businesses do not directly come out of your investment. However, they will effectively reduce the returns generated by investee companies and therefore directly impact your investment.

British Robotics Scaleup Fund



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Important Information

Eligible Investors

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To invest, you must be an eligible investor. To be an eligible investor, you must be qualifying as one or more of the following:

Risk Warning

Important information for private investors – Reliance on the information provided here to engage in any investment activity may expose an individual to a significant risk of losing all of the property or other assets invested. Your attention is drawn to the risk section contained within the Information Memorandum. Investments are typically in unquoted shares in small companies, the value of which can be volatile and are often difficult to sell. Nothing on this website constitutes investment, tax, financial, legal, regulatory, or other advice by Sapphire Capital Partners LLP.

The value of an investment may go down as well as up, and you may not get back the full amount invested, and you may therefore lose some or all of your investment.

If you are unsure of the suitability of any investment for your circumstances, please contact your independent financial advisor or other professional advisor authorised under the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (FSMA) who specialises in advising on investments of this type. Tax reliefs depend on individual circumstances. There is no guarantee however that the tax reliefs (such as EIS reliefs, CGT reliefs or IHT relief) will be available on any investment made or that if it is initially available, it will not be subsequently withdrawn. Any references to tax laws or rates are based on current legislation, all of which are subject to change and are provided as a guide only. Prospective investors are advised to take their own investment and taxation advice and should consult their own professional advisors on the implications of investing.

Investments made in investee companies via funds managed by Sapphire Capital Partners LLP are not covered by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS). For more details, please contact us or refer to their website:

Past performance is not a guide to future returns. 


View the High Growth Robotics Limited, trading as "Britbots" website.