3i Group

Investor type Private Equity Firm


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Total investments 436
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 318
Rounds per year 5.74
Lead investments 91
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 171
Key employees 40
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Late Stage Venture
Private Equity

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • Manufacturing
  • Biotechnology
  • Health Care
  • Information Technology

3i Group is the famous VC, which was founded in 1945. The main department of described VC is located in the London. The venture was found in Europe in United Kingdom.

The common things for fund are deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars. When the investment is from 3i Group the average startup value is 100-500 millions dollars. The increased amount of exits for fund were in 2011. The high activity for fund was in 2004. Despite it in 2019 the fund had an activity. Considering the real fund results, this VC is 7 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other organizations. Comparing to the other companies, this 3i Group performs on 9 percentage points more the average number of lead investments. The fund is generally included in 7-12 deals every year.

The usual cause for the fund is to invest in rounds with 3-4 partakers. Despite the 3i Group, startups are often financed by Venrock, Scottish Equity Partners, Intel Capital. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Matrix Partners, Atlas Venture, Amadeus Capital Partners. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Oak Investment Partners, Gimv, Amadeus Capital Partners.

The overall number of key employees were 40.

Among the most popular fund investment industries, there are E-Commerce, Medical. For fund there is no match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - United States. The fund has specific favorite in a number of founders of portfolio startups. If startup sums 4 or 5+ of the founder, the chance for it to be financed is low. Moreover, a startup needs to be at the age of 4-5 years to get the investment from the fund. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Collins Aerospace, Quintiles, Vonage.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation


Consumer Goods
18 Nov 2021 -

ten23 health

01 Sep 2021 Basel, Basel-Stadt, Switzerland


Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)
Information Technology
$70M03 Aug 2021 Rottweil, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany


Customer Service
Human Resources
Professional Services
Social Recruiting
$120M23 Feb 2021 Tampa, Florida, United States

01 Apr 2019 Pennsylvania, United States

International Cruise & Excursions (ICE)

$232M24 Apr 2018 Scottsdale, Arizona, United States

Cirtec Medical

Medical Device
$136M05 Jul 2017 Connecticut, United States

$82M28 Jun 2016 Germany, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

Audley Travel

$217M21 Dec 2015 England


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