Our portfolio

We invest in teams we believe in, technology we understand and markets we value. Bloc’s portfolio is mix of companies pushing the boundaries in areas such as AI, quantum security and supercomputing. Contact our team if you’d like to meet them.

AccelerComm

AccelerComm

World-leading IP from Southampton University combined with a management team from ARM, that together enables 5G wireless to realise its full potential and beyond.

Crypta Labs

Crypta Labs

Quantum based security technology that protects critical infrastructure projects from the security risks of today and continues to protect against the threat posed by the fast-approaching quantum-computing era.

Mindtrace

Mindtrace

Mindtrace builds AI software that enables enterprises to enhance model accuracy and reduce deployment cycle time for use case specific AI capabilities in their respective markets.

Paytia

Paytia

Cloud-based, highly scalable, multi-tenanted PCI (Payment Card Industry) compliance solution for the payments card industry, bringing the economics and accessibility of cloud to the customer service technology stack.

Pharrowtech

Pharrowtech

Highly innovative RF semiconductor beam-forming technology that enables fibre networks to be wirelessly delivered at the network edge where fibre in the ground is not economic.

Shield-IoT

Shield-IoT

The ShieldIOT software security platform enables service providers, IoT brands and integrators to secure large complex connected device networks.

Tether

Tether

A software platform that securely ’tethers’ security infrastructure to the cloud, allowing it to be more effectively managed and controlled, events stored and analysed, and accessed from any device anywhere.

YellowDog

YellowDog

A HPC platform technology that enables users to achieve optimal price, performance and predictability by balancing demand across on-premise, private and public cloud. The YellowDog Index of cloud spot performance and pricing is unique in the market.

Yordex

Yordex

An ex-Worldpay team founded this FinTech to bring ERP levels of spend management control to SMEs for a fraction of the price, based around an innovative corporate card programme that tightly integrates with all the main accounting platforms.

Zeetta

Zeetta

Founded on IP from the world renowned High-Performance Networks group at Bristol University, Zeetta’s software defined network operating system (NetOS) simplifies network operations and management, minimising the pain and cost that continuous business transformation brings to networks.

Our team’s exits

We have been investing in deep tech companies for decades across ADV, ARM, Bloc and Vodafone. Below is a selection of some of our investments that have successfully exited either through IPO or acquisition. We have been involved in public listings in China, the UK and the USA, as well as acquisitions to Amazon, Microsoft, Qualcomm and Singtel to name a few.

Affirmed (acquired)

Affirmed (acquired)

Virtualized Evolved Packet Core (vEPC) is a game changer for communication service providers, enabling them to scale their networks to keep up with the insatiable demands for mobile services. A Vodafone investment which was acquired by Microsoft for $1.35bn.

Amobee (acquired)

Amobee (acquired)

Amobee is a marketing technology company whose flagship Brand Intelligence technology measures digital engagement to provide a deeper understanding of audiences, their mindset and interests. A Vodafone investment which was acquired by Singtel for $321m.

Annapurna Labs (acquired)

Annapurna Labs (acquired)

Inventing the next generation of cloud computing infrastructure and the compute, machine learning, storage and networking industry as a whole. An ARM investment which was acquired by Amazon for $350m.

Arteris IP (acquired)

Arteris IP (acquired)

Develops the on-chip interconnect fabric technology and deployment technology used to create System-on-Chip (SoC) semiconductor designs for a variety of devices, particularly in automotive electronics, AI/ML and consumer markets. An ARM investment which was acquired by Qualcomm for $285m.

Current Health (acquired)

Current Health (acquired)

Current Health produces wearable devices which enable remote monitoring of hospital patient’s vital signs and design or offer suitable care options. An ADV investment which was acquired by Best Buy.

EVRYTHNG (acquired)

EVRYTHNG (acquired)

Providing IoT infrastructure that virtually connects trillions of physical products to the internet, giving visibility to tier-1 brands from factory to end-consumer by creating an individual digital identity for products. A Bloc investment that has agreed to be acquired by Digimarc.

Marmalade (MBO)

Marmalade (MBO)

Started life as a cross-platform software development kit (SDK) and game engine, became a leading games studio developing high-quality video game based on licensed IP from tier-1 brands, most notably Hasbro. A Bloc investment that was acquired by LDC.

MobileIron (IPO)

MobileIron (IPO)

An American software company that provided unified endpoint and enterprise mobility management for mobile devices, such as multi-factor authentication. Vodafone investment that went through a NASDAQ IPO before being acquired by Ivanti.

Thundersoft (IPO)

Thundersoft (IPO)

A Chinese provider of research, development and technical services for the operation systems for enterprises, founded in 2008 and backed by Qualcomm Ventures. An ARM investment that listed on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange in 2015.