The Sure Valley Start Up Development Platform

For Companies

Sharing key relationships with global companies and networks, we provide the building blocks for portfolio companies to grow.

Created and established by successful entrepreneurs in tech, Sure Valley Ventures offers bespoke and structured support from those with first-hand experience in every stage of a start-up life cycle.

As part of the Sure Valley Ventures portfolio, your company will have structured onboarding, tailored development workshops, expansion planning and future capital support as your company grows.

Our networks span globally from the existing companies we’ve supported, scaled and grown, to our wider EU network, and stretches globally to Silicon Valley.

Sure Valley Ventures is led by Barry Downes, an established and successful entrepreneur in his own right. Having built, grown and sold his own successful tech start up, Barry and his team have first-hand experience in funding, investment, company growth and development, right through to IPO.

The Sure Valley Ventures platform is headed up by Venture Partner Cian Hughes. Cian has over 20 years’ experience within Venture Capital, accelerators, executive networks, software solutions, mobile platforms and supply chain operations. Cian leads the development of the VC platform for the Sure Valley Ventures fund, onboarding of portfolio companies and their transition through the platform programme.

Partnering with Inkvine Consulting – a strategic marketing agency specialising in business growth; they assist portfolio companies with a specific focus on international marketing in high tech sectors and markets.

Also partnering with ASG Group; they create strategies for business development focusing on setting KPIs, needs analysis and sales training, also with a focus on growth.

As a portfolio company of Sure Valley Ventures, you also have access to our trusted supplier relationships to benefit you company, and your team.

Talk to us to find out more about our investee development platform


Our existing investments include VR Education Holdings, development studio WarDucks and AR/VR monetisation platform Admix.


Our existing investments include cloud platform Wia, CameraMatics company ProVision and medical device cybersecurity company NovaLeah.


Our existing investments include AI software automation company Artomatix.

For emerging companies in tech