Venture Capital Awards 2022 venturecapital Awards 2022 Featuring: 2 Wealth & Finance International - 2022 Venture Capital Awards About the Venture Capital Awards 2022 Wealth and Finance International is proud to announce the launch of the Venture Capital Awards, being introduced for the first time in 2022! The goal of the Venture Capital Awards 2022 is to recognise the leading players in this field, whose expertise and proficiency in current investment markets and trends has resulted in strong profits, high growth, and technological advancement. After a decade of consistent growth in Venture Capital funding levels, culminating in a series of all-time high quarters throughout 2021, this year so far has seen a degree of pullback on investing value. While some industry commentors may interpret this as a sign of market decline, we at Wealth and Finance International instead see the potential for innovation in this sector. The Venture Capital industry is on the precipice of significant evolution in both the financing process and investment cycle, as seed capital is slowly becoming the dominant funding stage. Growing commitment to ESG-focused and sustainable investing methods is another influential factor shaping the Venture Capital landscape today. Sif Brookes, Senior Editor Website: AI Global Media, Ltd. (AI) takes reasonable measures to ensure the quality of the information on this web site. However, AI will not assume any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, correctness or completeness of any information that is available through this web site. If errors are brought to our attention, we will try to correct them. The information available through the website and our partner publications is for your general information and use and is not intended to address any particular finance or investment requirements. In particular, the information does not constitute any form of advice or recommendation by us or any of our partner publications and is not intended to be relied upon by users in making or refraining from making any investment or financial decisions. Appropriate independent advice should be obtained before making any such decision. Any arrangement made between you and any third party named in the site is at your sole risk and responsibility.

Wealth & Finance International - 2022 Venture Capital Awards 3 APR2w2 Content 4. DLP Capital: Best Private Real Estate Acquisition 2022: DLP Capital / Domain at Morgan’s Landing 5. Ignition Law: Best Flexible Legal Culture Firm - UK 6. Floww: Most Innovative FinTech Start-Up - UK 7. Yealand Fund Services Ltd: Best ACD Fund Services Provider – UK 8. Nova Growth Capital: Best Pre-Seed Investor - UK 4 Wealth & Finance International - 2022 Venture Capital Awards Every company wants to make an impact on the world at large, but few put as much effort in as DLP Capital. The company’s efforts have seen it transform communities through exciting investment opportunities. With various business divisions at the team’s fingertips, including lending, investment funds, sales, memberships, construction management, development, and loan servicing, there is little that DLP Capital cannot accomplish. At the heart of DLP Capital is a commitment to doing well while doing good. DLP has identified four crises facing the USA, namely the Happiness crisis, the Wealth Legacy crisis, the Workforce crisis, and the Housing Affordability crisis. Each of these are areas that the firm is determined to help solve through improving and preserving affordable workforce housing while creating jobs in communities. Often, America’s workforce simply cannot find housing that meets their needs, but DLP Capital has begun to turn the tide on this issue. Over the last year, DLP has gone from offering 25,000 residents the chance to live in an affordable home to over Dream. Live. Prosper. These are the values at the very core of DLP Capital, and the driving forces behind its incredible growth over the years. With a passion for prosperity, the team has managed to build an impressive reputation within the industry. In Wealth and Finance International’s Venture Capital Awards 2022, the team was recognised for this incredible success. We take a closer look to find out more. 75,000, with $3bn in assets under management transformed to over $4bn. DLP Capital has achieved its success through carefully managing the people it works with,seeking out partners who feel the same way about the world that the firm does. The strategy championed by Don Wenner, CEO and founder of DLP Capital, is one where capital is provided to operators and builders. The firm creates housing, while actively scaling its businesses and creating even more jobs. The selective nature of this process has allowed DLP to have an enormous impact. 2022 has seen DLP Capital already fund projects of over $1.2bn, having an effect on more than 40,000 lives. Such success, however, is due in no small part to the tireless efforts of the DLP team who try to deliver this incredible vision day after day. Sharing the core values of “Dream. Live. Prosper.” is only the beginning. A highly sophisticated work culture is built within the company, so that team members not only excel at work but throughout every aspect of their lives. Best Private Real Estate Acquisition 2022: DLP Capital / Domain at Morgan’s Landing Part of this strategy, which encourages the growth of the business as well as the individual, revolves around training. Live training sessions and a robust library of courses in an online learning system contribute to both the personal and professional growth of those working at DLP Capital. Similarly, the firm has created the DLP Elite Execution System. This ensures team members are aligned with their leaders and the firm’s core values and have aspirations for the future and a clear path to get there. When we look at DLP Capital, we look at a team that has continually grown from humble aspirations. The team wants to make an impact on the people who need it most. With care and attention driving forward every decision, ensuring that each part of the machine is aligned to the overall goal, the firm has managed to achieve breathtaking success. We cannot wait to see what DLP Capital does next. Company: DLP Capital Email: [email protected] Web Address: DLP Capital

Wealth & Finance International - 2022 Venture Capital Awards 5 APR2w2 Whether a start-up navigating the challenges to get a business up and running, a scale-up looking to raise funds, a mature business needing cost-effective, expert legal and commercial advice, or even a founder who is looking to exit, Ignition Law has the legal experience needed to gain results. With core values of Integrity, Decency, Kindness, and Humility underlying the work its team does, they are able to build objectives as well as strong relationships with clients, colleagues, and the community. This, alongside the firm’s keen focus on innovation contributes to delivering an outstanding client experience. Be it a new process to help onboard clients easier, or building and designing its own proprietary software to encourage and track business development, Ignition is a law firm that Ignition Law is a full service law firm which focuses on working with start-ups, scale-ups, and entrepreneurs in sectors such as fintech, media, FMCG, retail, beauty, pharmaceutical, and professional services by offering them high quality legal advice at discounted rates. The firm’s business model is simple: it employs talented entrepreneurially-minded lawyers to deliver the highest quality commercial advice – ultimately enabling its clients and team to thrive. embraces flexibility, and being innovative with technology is a key part of how it continues to grow. Its innovation particularly showed over the last two years. During this time, the landscape changed for law firms who have been forced to work in an agile and flexible way. For most firms, this was a shock, however for Ignition, this was simply an extension of what it was already carrying out. The bulk of the team already worked from home, so simply switching the core team to an agile basis was not an issue. Even after lockdown lifted, it kept that flexibility for all team members and it has continued to be very successful. The firm has also been able to keep its costs lower than traditional law firms due to the way it is set up Best Flexible Legal Culture Firm - UK Sep22209 with both employees and agile consultants, while increased costs have impacted the rest of the legal sector, particularly during the pandemic. Now, Ignition is ambitiously looking ahead with rolling projections for ten years in terms of growth for both revenue as well as the team. Its goals for 2022 for a 30% increase in both of these elements are on target and the firm expects to achieve those by the end of the year. We at Wealth and Finance magazine have no doubts that Ignition will be able to accomplish this and that it has an incredibly bright future ahead of it. Company: Ignition Law Contact: Alex McPherson Email: [email protected] Website: 6 Wealth & Finance International - 2022 Venture Capital Awards Critically, when it comes to portfolio and deal management, Floww champions the use of verified sources. Enabling users – businesses and investors alike - to connect with, share and manage deals in their networks, it also gives them total control over their own data visibility. Users are able to grant access to all or select parts of their sensitive information to other users. This creates a secure way for every industry player to share relevant data to the right people during their business interactions. These capabilities extend to business interactions with connections both inside and outside of people’s immediate networks. Having made itself the ideal platform for connecting, analysing, transacting and reporting in private markets, the easy-to-use interface and smart workflow tools make investor relationships effortless and ensures neither investors nor businesses miss any golden opportunities – a regular occurrence on most other bloated software. Floww can improve productivity by up to 25% as A data-centric investment platform, Floww offers a way for institutional and individual investors to better network with private companies. By making use of source data, the brand’s vision is to make access to capital for growing companies and investors easier. Today, Floww hosts nearly 10,000 private companies and over 1,000 investors in one seamless platform. This ecosystem of access and trust supports more effective capital raising amongst its clients and improves the synergy between investors and venture capitalists alike. a result of its user-friendly interface and sharing principles. The platform enables private companies and investors to save time and energy on due diligence and reporting, freeing up resource and time for developing impactful relationships – a much better use of manpower and talent. Built by a group of internationally informed forwardthinkers, entrepreneurs, individual and professional investors and innovators, Floww seamlessly translates complex data, problems, and ideas into simple, human-centric solutions. Striving to help cultivate a thriving future for investors and private businesses, Floww aims to make the private market ecosystem more reliable and liquid with greater transparency and a focus on human connection. The platform works with a huge range of clients from Pre-seed and Pre-IPO companies, to angel investors, venture capitalists, private equity, banks, family offices, and many more private market players. Most Innovative FinTech Start-Up - UK Sep22305 Over the past ten years, the private market has been streamlined by the rise of new platforms and financial institutions, but the reality is the sector is still marred by muddy waters. Floww aims to cut through the mire to be provide the infrastructure that brings the disparate networks of the industry together, enabling them to become a more connected and efficient ecosystem that increases the speed and volume of transactions - unlocking enhanced capitalisation routes and accelerating innovation. Floww is at the forefront of the private market transformation and will continue to pioneer change in the coming years. Company: Floww Contact: Martijn de Wever Website:

Wealth & Finance International - 2022 Venture Capital Awards 7 APR2w2 Established in 2008, Yealand Fund Services Ltd provides, and has always provided, top quality Authorised Corporate Director (ACD) and Fund Administrator services that help it to sit above its competitors. Family owned Yealand offers an outstanding service to its plethora of sponsors – not only for the current generation, but for generations to come. Yealand’s CEO, Rob Leedham, tells us about its dedicated approach by saying, “Our strong values and collaborative culture help us to build trusted partnerships with our sponsors. We provide tailored solutions with robust compliance and risk oversight to the funds under our management, supported by our excellent client service. We act decisively, respond with agility, and have a demonstrable track record of delivery.” An Authorised Corporate Director (ACD)’s ultimate responsibility is to the funds it manages and the investors in those funds. An ACD must act honestly, fairly, professionally and independently. Yealand Fund Services Ltd provides its solutions to a full range of sponsors across the industry – and it does so with great pride. Here we talk to CEO, Rob Leedham, as we explore its success in winning this prestigious accolade in the Venture Capital Awards 2022. It is Yealand’s ability to form and build long-term relationships with its sponsors that has heavily contributed to its achievement. Not only does it help its sponsors to keep track of their funds, but it aids them in risk management, compliance, and protection of their assets. As an authorised independent host ACD, its sponsors can rest assured knowing that they are in safe hands. Providing them with peace of mind, Yealand can ease any stresses or concerns with its years of rich experience. Yealand’s core values are client centricity, integrity, togetherness, and victorious endeavours. By working closely with sponsors, Rob shares, “We achieve excellence in every interaction with our sponsors to deliver solutions to meet their needs.” Not only does it achieve this high level of service, Best ACD Fund Services Provider – UK Oct22516 but it is “deeply conscious of regulatory needs and social responsibilities.” It never takes its sponsors’ trust for granted and it always puts their requirements first. Yealand’s continuous growth and skill for adaptation and agility means that its sponsors journeys are well thought out and extremely successful. “We work together to achieve our shared vision and recognise the strength of diversity in thought and action,” says Rob, talking of the work that Yealand manages in line with its sponsors’ objectives. With its extensive team of deeply experienced staff members, Yealand has now won Best ACD Fund Services Provider – UK. As Yealand is “able to bring this institutional and innovative mindset to an independent administration business that is built upon premium client service delivery” it has now partnered with “Funds Axis to utilize their platform, to provide world class investment management oversight.” It has altered the industry as we know it. This strong formation has elevated the services which sponsors experience on a daily basis – and will blossom even further with Yealand’s steady hand guiding it. For the future, Rob shares, “I believe the next few years will be an exciting time for Yealand. Whilst we continue to build upon our core business of supporting the family office and private fund market, we are also attracting institutional business such as the boutique and mid-tier investment management houses. To this extent, half of our current £5bn pipeline consists of institutional prospects.” Things are looking exciting for Yealand and we are truly proud to have had the chance to catch up with Rob – long may Yealand Fund Services Ltd’s success continue. Contact: Rob Leedham Company: Yealand Fund Services Ltd Web Address: 8 Wealth & Finance International - 2022 Venture Capital Awards It can be difficult to know how or when to invest, or even what type of investment will be most suited to your needs. However, with Nova Growth Capital, you no longer need to worry as the company was created in order to provide both entrepreneurs and investors with a more rewarding experience. Home to an SEIS and EIS investment fund, Nova Growth Capital boasts an extensive portfolio filled with projects that improve the planet, ensuring that not only does your investment make a great return, but it also benefits others. Nova Growth Capital’s investment platform – which is conveniently all online – provides investors with access to a unique portfolio of UK growth-focused SEIS and EIS start-ups that are at the earliest stage of a company lifecycle whilst limiting the risks associated with investing in a start-up. In essence, investing with Nova Growth Capital is investing done differently. Much of the risks are Nova Growth Capital is changing the face of the investment world, bringing forth innovation and ingenuity whilst dramatically reducing many of the risks. The company specialises in SEIS and EIS investment funds and boasts a portfolio of companies that highlights plenty of opportunities for large returns. ironed out or significantly reduced through the fact that Nova Growth Capital’s cofoundery aids its portfolio companies through growth, applying the investors’ capital into an operating system rather than an investment model. The success of Nova Growth Capital’s model is evident through the fact that since 2008, the company has invested in over 70 companies and the value of this portfolio has grown at approximately 83% per annum. Combining this figure with available SEIS and EIS tax reliefs means that investor returns total at in excess of £5 for every £1 invested. Indeed, the numbers are impressive. Whilst Nova Growth Capital cannot promise such results – all investments come with some form of risk – it certainly promises to provide the best options to its investors. The team behind Nova Growth Capital is comprised of industry experts, who each boast Best Pre-Seed Investor - UK Sep22325 an abundance of knowledge and experience, and therefore, investors can always be sure that their investments are in safe hands. For example, the CEO, Andy Davidson, is a software engineer and entrepreneur who, over the past two decades, has co-founded numerous technology companies. For these companies, Andy has raised over £5 million in seed venture capital, and in 2017, he was recognised by The Sunday Times as one of the UK’s top 100 disruptive entrepreneurs. Under his leadership, Nova Growth Capital has become one of the most prominent pre-seed investment platforms in the UK, earning the title of Best Pre-Seed Investor – UK. Contact: Alex Cheesman Company: Nova Growth Capital Web Address:

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