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We're here to help startups and founders from all walks of life accelerate their growth and make a bigger impact on the world

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access is

backed by Reckitt

We are the purpose-driven venture arm of Reckitt, creating access to the expertise and capability behind the world's most trusted brands

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access to

a cleaner, healthier world

we invest in nine spaces shaping the future of health, hygiene and nutrition

how we work

Every startup has unique needs and challenges, and we have developed two approaches depending on the stage of your journey

our accelerator

For early-stage start-ups & ideas

  • 6-month accelerator programme with capital investment powered by Founders Factory
  • Pre-seed & seed stage start-ups (<2 years old)
  • You have a proof of concept with early traction

our investment fund

For start-ups on the path to scale

  • Flexible capital investment from £250k to £3m+
  • Seed stage through to Series B and beyond
  • You have validated your product in market and are on the path to scale

got more questions?

Where do you invest?

We've identified nine spaces that will impact our fight towards better access to health, hygiene and nutrition, but we're always open to discovering more.

At what stage do you invest?

We invest from seed stage through to Series A and B, and have two methods for investing. First, through our accelerator for early-stage businesses, powered by Founders Factory. Second, through our investment fund for later-stage businesses and follow-on investments.

What is Reckitt's involvement?

Access is the purpose-driven venture arm of Reckitt, one the world's largest consumer goods companies. We accelerate the growth of startups by helping them access Reckitt's scale, capability and brands. See how this works in action in our approach.

Access VC is a wholly owned affiliate of Reckitt Benckiser Group.

Are you actively investing?

Yes. We usually run quarterly Investment Committees with both Founders Factory and our Investment Fund, but we'll work to your timelines as much as we can.

Who are Founders Factory?

Founders Factory are the world's leading startup accelerator and venture studio. They are the only accelerator to have bespoke programs for every startup and have the largest operating team for startup support in the world. We've partnered with them to support a 6-month programme for exceptional early-stage founders in the health, hygiene and nutrition space

Got another question?

We'd love to hear from you. Please get in touch here if you're a founder, or here if you're an investor or potential partner.