About NDRC

We make ventures happen.

NDRC is an early stage investor in tech companies. By providing the people, time, space and investment needed at the earliest stages of company creation work, we are building new ventures worthy of commercial investment and with the ability to scale.

NDRC invests primarily using an accelerator model through its NDRC Launchpad, NDRC Catalyser and NDRC VentureLab investment programmes, providing modest amounts of capital and high amounts of hands on support to early stage companies. Our portfolio companies include Logentries, Soundwave, Boxever and Silvercloud Health.

  • For startup companies with a business model innovation, take a look at NDRC LaunchPad
  • For startup companies with a piece of technology and associated IP, take a look at NDRC VentureLab
  • For startups and founder teams with deep research-based expertise and technology take a look at NDRC Catalyser
  • For investors interested in our portfolio take a look at our companies page


NDRC is a Microsoft Ventures partner accelerator; a member of the international Startup Federation and in 2015 was ranked no. 1 University Business Incubator in Europe and no. 2 University Business Accelerator in the World by UBI Global.

NDRC used to be the National Digital Research Centre.

We no longer carry out research and so these days refer to ourselves as NDRC: Making Ventures Happen.