Par Equity is an investment firm with a difference. We bring a pragmatic, hands on investment approach and extensive business experience to investment opportunities that have the potential for significant returns. The key to our approach is the deployment of operational experience, both from Par's executives and from Par's Advisory Panel. The Advisory Panel consists of experienced, successful entrepreneurs, investors and business people who can inform our investment decisions and, subsequently, add value to investee companies.
We aim to provide Investors with access to a range of investment possibilities that we are developing under the Par Equity umbrella. Our model targets innovative, high return investment opportunities where we can add significant value. Par executives and Par Advisers invest in fund opportunities, aligning our interests with those of our external investors.
Par Equity invests as a managed fund (Par Innovation Fund I LP) and as the co-ordinator of a business angel syndicate (The Par Syndicate) and has recently launched the Par Syndicate EIS Fund, which will invest alongside the Par Syndicate.
Par Innovation Fund I LP
Par Innovation Fund I is our initial fund offering and provides venture capital for post revenue, innovative companies.
Par Equity also supports and administers a highly active business angel network called the Par Syndicate. Syndicate members have privileged access to opportunities to invest in high growth potential, innovative companies. Members make their own investment decisions and invest directly in the companies. These investments often qualify for EIS relief.
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Monday, 26 January 2015
Money Dashboard, the Edinburgh-based personal finance platform, has said it raised a further £2.5 million between August and November last year, bringing total funding to £5.2m in 12 months. The funding, led by private equity manager Calculus Capital, included investment from Ariadne Capital, Par Equity, and The Scottish Investment Bank, and adds to the initial £2.7m investment made in November 2013. » Read more
Monday, 1 December 2014
Dukosi Ltd, an Edinburgh-based developer of battery management and optimisation technology for electric vehicles, today announces an equity funding of £1m to develop its electric vehicle battery management technology into commercial products. The funding was led by IP Group plc, and was also supported by existing shareholders Par Equity and Scottish Investment Bank (the investment arm of Scottish Enterprise). » Read more
Thursday, 21 August 2014
Sir Alexander Graham Bell may be better known as the guy who invented the first ‘practical’ telephone, but the Scottish scientist laid claim to an arsenal of additional innovations. Among these were the photophone, a wireless telephone of sorts that enabled sounds (including speech) to be transmitted via light. It’s said that Bell actually valued the photophone more than the telephone from his lifetime achievements, even though it never quite took off and is now consigned to the footnotes of history. However, more than 130 years after the photophone first came to light, Professor Harald Haas is pioneering his own light-centric wireless communications technology. And ironically, he’s doing so from the Alexander Graham Bell building at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland. » Read more
Wednesday, 13 August 2014
Mobile technology company, QikServe, today announced it has secured a further funding package of £525,000 ($880,000) to support the expansion of its mobile ordering and payment platform. This brings the total investment in QikServe to £1.1 million ($1.8 million). The new investment includes funding from existing investors, Equity Gap and The Scottish Investment Bank (the investment arm of Scottish Enterprise), as well as new investor, Par Equity. » Read more