profit for purpose
Advantage Creative CIC supports the development of innovation, entrepreneurship, and talent in the creative industries.
We reinvest all profits from our investments into further activity to support creative entrepreneurs.
Advantage Creative was founded to stimulate investment in the creative industries.
The creative industries are a significant growth sector in the UK, but have tended to face significant barriers to accessing finance to support the growth of their business.
Investors lacked the expertise to fully understand investment opportunities. Creative businesses lacked the skills to effectively pitch to investors.
“Access to finance has been identified as one of the major challenges to the growth and maturity in the UK creative industries. A large proportion of the sector is made up of small businesses, to it is crucial that the UK’s business environment enable such companies to be born, thrive and regenerate.”
Our Advantage Creative Fund was set up in 2003 as one of the first venture capital funds dedicated to investing in the creative industries.
Our investment of £5.4m in creative industries companies levered a further £5.9m of private investment and helped stimulate a much healthier investment ecology for the creative industries.
We now focus on supporting creative entrepreneurs through the early stages of building their business.
Seed funding & nourishment = business growth
We blend seed investment with expert business advice to help creative businesses grow
Whether you need general business advice, or specific guidance following an investment, we can provide support and mentoring for you and your business.