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Advent Venture Partners

Advent Venture Partners

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Headquarters Location

United Kingdom, London


Advent Venture Partners was established in 1981, and is a well known VC. The VC's location is in Europe, United Kingdom. The main office of this VC is situated in London.

The fund usually invests in rounds together with 4-5 others. Aside from Advent Venture Partners, start-ups are often funded by Index Ventures, Intel Capital, Atlas Venture and 36 other funds. The fund often co-invests with Atlas Venture, Intel Capital, Index Ventures, overall with 49 funds from our list. In subsequent rounds, the fund is usually supported by, Oxford Capital Partners, Index Ventures, out of 43 investors from our database.

We also identified another 3 core personnel in our database.

The average start-up age at the time of investment by this fund is 4-5. Farfetch, Algeta, Santarus are among the most popular portfolio start-ups of the fund. We can highlight the most popular investment areas for this fund, such as Consumer Electronics, Health Care. In addition, there are 32 more industries where it has achieved success. The fund has an exact preference in the amount of founders of companies in its portfolio. If the applying start-up has 5+ founders, it is very unlikely that funding will be awarded. 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 8 other locations.

In terms of the fund's performance, this VC has 13 percentage points more exits when compared to other organizations. We recorded the biggest number of exits for this fund in 2012. This fund was the most active in 2007. Besides, in 2019 the fund was active. Advent Venture Partners participates, on average, in 9 percentage points more than the average amount of lead investments in other funds. Deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars are most common for this fund. The fund usually participates in 2-6 investment rounds per year.

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: first '.' last

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

100.0% 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]

28.6% of cases

Average Multiplicator [the average ratio of the last valuation of portfolio startups to their total amount of financing raised]


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

3.5 years

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

0.47 out of 1

Number of Unicorns [amount of portfolio companies, which were valuated at more then $1B]


Funds Investing in Previous

Index Ventures, Intel Capital, Atlas Venture

Funds Investing Together

Atlas Venture, Intel Capital, Index Ventures

Funds Investing in Following
Rounds, Oxford Capital Partners, Index Ventures

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