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Headquarters Location

United Kingdom, London


ADV is a well known and established VC, which was founded in 2016. The primary office of this VC is located in London. The VC's location is in Europe, United Kingdom.

The fund generally invests in 7-12 deals every year. The most common rounds for this fund are in the range of 1 - 5 millions dollars. The average start-up valuation at the time of investment from ADV is 100 thousands - 1 million dollars. In terms of the fund's performance, this VC has 37 percentage points more exits when compared to other organizations. This fund was the most active in 2018. In addition, the fund was active in 2019.

Among the most popular portfolio start-ups of the fund, are Bird.i, Biosignatures, Altitude Angel. The fund has a preferred number of founders for start-ups that it invests in. If the applying start-up has 4 or 5+ founders, it is very unlikely that funding will be awarded. We can highlight the most popular investment areas for this fund, such as Software, Artificial Intelligence. In addition, there are 8 more industries where it has achieved success. Moreover, a start-up needs to be 4-5 years old to get investment from this fund. The country of its foundation and the country of the most frequent investments for the fund coincides - United Kingdom. In addition to this location, the fund participated in 1 other location.

The fund was established by David Carr, Keith Teare, Lee Strafford, Michael Dimelow. Besides the listed founders, we have found 13 key employees of this fund in our database.

The fund usually invests in rounds together with 3-4 others. Aside from ADV, start-ups are often funded by Innovate UK, Upscale, SBRI Healthcare and 7 other funds. Other VCs who often invest in the same rounds are LocalGlobe, Ignite Accelerator, Entrepreneur First, the total number of co-investors is 10. In subsequent rounds, the fund is usually joined by Upscale, True Ventures, Scottish Enterprise, as well as 4 other investors.

Year Founded


Fund Activity


Mail Rule [rules by which you can get an email of an interesting for you fund employee, knowing only the name and surname of this employee]

Domain name:; User name format in descending order of probability: last

Group Appearance [how often fund is operating separately from groups with shared interest]

93.3% of cases

Investments per Year [average amount of rounds in which fund participates each year]


Follow-on Index [how often fund is ready to support its portfolio startup at next rounds]

11.4% of cases

Average Portfolio Company
Exit Age [the average age of portfolio startups at which they go public or become acquired]

13 years

Success / Strategy Similarity
Index [the matching between fund's investment strategy and its proved successes in the form of portfolio startups high valuations]

0.2 out of 1

Funds Investing in Previous

Innovate UK, Upscale, SBRI Healthcare

Funds Investing in Following

Upscale, True Ventures, Scottish Enterprise

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