Original URL: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/12/02/mandy_sme_fund/

Mandy writes cheque for UK tech biz

Funds for small biz

By John Oates

Posted in Small Biz, 2nd December 2008 09:23 GMT

Lord Mandelson of Foy has announced a £30m fund to invest in small and medium UK technology firms.

The money will be managed by TTP Ventures. Development money is available to small and medium-sized IT, electronics and instrumentation firms. The money, part of the Enterprise Capital Funds scheme, is aimed at high-growth firms looking for funding up to a maximum of £2m.

Mandelson, in his guise as Minister for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, said: "It is crucial small and medium sized firms looking to invest in and grow their businesses are able to access the finance they need."

The government has pledged £60m a year for investment in ECFs.

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