IT and financial services

Sector overview

IT and financial services covers a large and diverse market driven by constant structural change. New business models and growing niche markets are constantly emerging presenting opportunities for entrepreneurial management teams and investors alike.

We focus on businesses in the following areas:


  • IT outsourcing
  • Software maintenance & support
  • IT asset management
  • IT security
  • Business applications

Financial services

  • SME lending
  • Investment platforms
  • Insurance brokerage
  • Trust and fund services
  • FS service providers

The characteristics we look for include:

Spring Ventures people

Headshot PlaceholderPeter Ralph
Peter leads deals in the IT and financial services sectors. In his previous role at tech VC Blenheim Chalcot he worked on Agilisys and CorporatePay.

Headshot PlaceholderFinancial Services advisory board member: Matt Cooper
Matt is an experienced entrepreneur and Chairman. One of the founding team of Capital One, he has chaired multiple private equity backed businesses.

Headshot PlaceholderIT Services advisory board member: Jon Richards
Jon is an experienced private equity non-exec and is currently Chairman of CSC Ltd, Amtech and LowCostTravel Group. He was previously chairman of Anite Group Plc.

Headshot PlaceholderIT Services advisory board member: Matthew Pontefract
Matthew is an experienced technologist and CTO with VC backed businesses. He is currently CEO of ReThought.