We’re not just another venture capital firm.

We know that building disruptive tech companies takes more than just capital. As tech entrepreneurs ourselves, we work side by side with the companies we invest in, backing them with funding, time and real expertise.

We believe that technology is nothing without the passion of talented people bringing it to life. That’s why we’re dedicated to working with entrepreneurs and startups who share our culture and values. In return, we help to nurture the companies we invest in and grow them organically, in their own time – avoiding round after round of funding.

For us, investing isn’t just our business. It’s the chance to make a difference and create something big.

What we’re looking for:

  • Seed and early-stage investments
  • Technology and software companies
  • Disruptive or transformative technologies
  • Cultural fit with the Critical ecosystem
  • Passionate and dedicated management

Our team brings together the founders of international technology company Critical Software with experienced financial and venture capital professionals.

Our Portfolio

Our investment portfolio spans a wide variety of companies and industries.

In each case, we’re driven by a culture of innovation, integrity, sensible risk taking and entrepreneurship.

Portfolio Companies

Watchful Software

Watchful Software

Acquired by Symantec in 2017

Watchful Software’s advanced security solutions keep sensitive information safe from breaches or disclosure, preventing malicious attacks or accidental misuse of data.

Critical Manufacturing

Critical Manufacturing

Acquired by ASMPT in 2018

Critical Manufacturing creates cutting-edge software solutions for industry 4.0 markets, including semi-conductors, solar technologies and electronics.

Stratosphere

Stratosphere

Management buyout in 2019

Stratosphere (formerly known as Critical Materials) supplies technology products that undertake diagnostics and prognostics of critical structural systems.

Coimbra Genomics

Coimbra Genomics

Acquired by Top Industries Management LLP in 2020

Coimbra Genomics uses technology to bridge the gap between knowledge of the genome and mainstream medical practices.

Retmarker

Retmarker

Management buyout in 2020

Retmarker provides affordable software solutions for screening and monitoring the progression of retinal diseases.

OnCaring

OnCaring

Desinvested

OnCaring helps elderly care institutions look after senior citizens through the use of mobile and accident detection technology.

Critical Links

Critical Links

LP transfer

Critical Links helps schools in emerging markets deliver inspirational and innovative education through the use of new technologies.

A Story of Success

The companies we invest and partner with go on to achieve great things. To date, our fund has achieved an average return of 180% on invested capital. Here are just a couple of examples.

Securing the Future of Data

Acquired by Symantec in 2017

Watchful’s best of breed technologies attracted the attention of the world’s leading cyber security company, Symantec.

A Revolution in Industry 4.0

Acquired by ASMPT in 2018

A pioneer of the industry 4.0 scene, Critical Manufacturing’s world-class automation and manufacturing software led to ASMPT’s interest.

The Critical Ecosystem

We’re part of a technology ecosystem that provides a unique support network of customers, resources and talent that can open the doors to success.

Alongside our investment portfolio, our companies are involved in areas as diverse as aerospace, healthcare, space, energy, education, finance, telecoms and lots more.

Critical

Critical Software

Critical Software provides systems and software services for mission and business-critical applications, helping major industries to meet the most demanding standards for performance and reliability.

Critical TechWorks

Critical TechWorks

Critical TechWorks is shaping the future of the software at the heart of BMW’s driving machines and business.

Verticalla

Verticalla

Verticalla provides smart building automation and energy management technologies.

n3rgy

n3rgy

n3rgy provides digital and data services to business involved in transforming energy market.

Get in Touch

We’re glad to help you on any subject.

We love to talk – especially about innovation, technology and entrepreneurship! However we can help, get in touch and one of our team will get back to you.

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