Ambition, motivation and innovation

Tern backs companies with proven technology, based in the UK but with global ambition.

Our management team has a strong track record of unlocking opportunities in the USA for UK companies.

We look for well-motivated teams who are building innovative high growth businesses, with revenue and IP, and which are harnessing software to create or disrupt markets.

We predominantly support software companies which develop commercial IoT security, enablement and analytics solutions for the healthcare and industrial sectors, where safety and regulatory compliance are important market requirements.

Unlike many of our peers, we select to work with only a handful of companies in a given period. This means we have the time to be a committed and hands on partner, invariably taking an active position on the Board.

We provide growing IoT businesses with...


To ensure your business has the financial agility to grow and grab opportunities we’ll inject the necessary capital.


We support the leadership team in all areas of running a company including overall strategy, finance, HR, marketing, sales, legal and operations management. If one of our directors hasn’t got the skill set and experience needed then we’ll bring it in from our extensive network of influential, market-leading contacts.

Opportunities and U.S. Introductions

With collective experience in the IT space amounting to 100 years touching over 50 businesses, we have an impressive network of connections that can help create new supply chains, build your team out or close deals. We specialise in providing UK IoT businesses with access to networks and potential partners in the USA.

Our business model

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Criteria for support

We don’t have a checklist but generally companies we back share features including:

  • UK based and privately owned
  • North American and global opportunity
  • Strong and committed management team
  • Operating in the Cloud or IoT space
  • Disruptive technology with own IP
  • 36-60 month value realisation cycle dependent on maturity of business on investment

Ready to pitch?

Every month Tern has an open office day where invited companies can pitch their go to market proposition. To book your place on our next day, fill in our form here.

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