The IQ Capital team has had numerous successful exits, from recent exits to Google, Apple and Huawei to IPOs including Autonomy.


Developed a revolutionary dynamic range compression technology, that dramatically improved the quality of all digital images and videos.  IQ Capital led both seed and A series investment rounds and successfully exited the business in July 2010 via a ‘trade sale’ to a global consumer electronics player.


Developed an innovative and disruptive wireless network technology and a new protocol standard for the Internet of Things. Acquired by Huawei Technologies in September 2014.

Phonetic Arts

Developed a world-leading natural speech synthesis software engine. IQ Capital led the A series round. The business was acquired by Google in December 2010.

Rosslyn Data Technologies

A leading provider of a Cloud-based enterprise data analytics platform, floated on AIM in April 2014. The Company provides analytical data services combining four key technologies: data extraction; cleansing; enrichment; and visualization.


Developed a next generation florescent labelling technology, based on a unique class of Nobel prize winning materials, which greatly enhanced the brightness of the fluorescent dyes used in clinical diagnostic tests, improving sensitivity up to 100 times.  Acquired by Becton Dickinson in 2012.

Spikes Cavell

Developed a SaaS service for the collection and analysis of non-inventory spend, in order to drive procurement efficiencies within hundreds of local authorities, universities, NHS Trusts and other public sector bodies. Acquired by Xchanging in February 2015.


Independent developer and distributor of digital games including Unravel, Supremacy 1914, Call of War, Gladiators, Manager zone, based in Germany, Sweden and Malta. Stillfront Group listed on NASDAQ North in December 2015.

" IQ was a great partner throughout the life of Phonetic Arts and invaluable in providing tactical and strategic advice during the negotiations and exit to Google. IQ was naturally my first choice when it came to funding my next venture, Thought Machine "

Paul Taylor
CEO Phonetic Arts


First investor in Autonomy following spin out from Cambridge Neurodynamics, led company to exit on EASDAQ listing, before main LSE listing. Company sold to Hewlett Packard in 2011 for £7.4bn.

KVault (KVS)

First investors in K Vault (KVS) a document and email archiving solutions company. Later sold to Veritas for $225m in 2004.


Location Enabling technology sold to Yahoo in 2004.

Memory Corporation

Chip manufacturer using partial DRAMS, listed on LSE in 2000.

365 Corporation

Sports sites including Football 365. Listed on LSE in 2000.


Internet transaction security sold to Sun Microsystems in 2000.

Imago QA

Software testing consultancy for Y2K. Sold to Equistone Parters in 2000.


Largest shareholder in broker and internet investment company, listed on LSE in 1999.

" IQ Capital has been instrumental in supporting my onboarding as Im-Sense CEO, as well as the first short term decisions needed to accelerate the company's execution and develop a product portfolio around the eye-fidelity brand. Until the acquisition of Im-Sense by Apple in 2010, they have proven being one of the finest investors in Cambridge "

Philippe Dewost
CEO, Im-Sense


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