AQV is an arm of Ali-Quantum that lies in the heart of entrepreneurial creativity on the UK University network. With access to exclusive avenues in over 30 universities, we provide grants, seed funding and Series A investment for captivating ideas.
We are the first port of call for many university entrepreneurs and as a result, we get numerous enquiries to listen to various start-up ideas. All ideas must be in line with our investment criteria of a ‘Technology Brokerage’ and all are given an initial review, followed by an opportunity to pitch if we see potential value. After a pitch is heard, we will carry out scrutineering, research and stress testing, before bringing in our own legal and financial strategists to assess the requirements for investment.
AQV has a primary fund for grants and seed investments along with a network of value investors able to finance Series A funding. We also have access to a rapid UK marketing platform to propel businesses into growth, along with entry to the North American market via our high profile investors in Silicon Valley.