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Baillie Gifford

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Total investments 147
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 90
Rounds per year 1.28
Lead investments 15
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 26
Key employees 9
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Late Stage Venture
Private Equity

Areas of investment

  • Biotechnology
  • Health Care
  • Transportation
  • Software
  • Manufacturing

Baillie Gifford appeared to be the VC, which was created in 1908. The leading representative office of defined VC is situated in the Edinburgh. The fund was located in Europe if to be more exact in United Kingdom.

The typical case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 6-7 participants. Despite the Baillie Gifford, startups are often financed by Index Ventures, Accel, Tiger Global Management. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Wellington Management, Tiger Global Management, T. Rowe Price. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Fidelity Management and Research Company, Venrock, Tencent Holdings.

The common things for fund are deals in the range of more than 100 millions dollars. The top amount of exits for fund were in 2018. The important activity for fund was in 2017. Despite it in 2019 the fund had an activity. The real fund results show that this VC is 19 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other companies. The fund is constantly included in 7-12 deals per year. The typical startup value when the investment from Baillie Gifford is more than 1 billion dollars. Opposing the other organizations, this Baillie Gifford works on 2 percentage points less the average amount of lead investments.

We also calculated 18 valuable employees in our database.

Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Meituan-Dianping, Spotify, Airbnb. For fund there is no match between the location of its establishment and the land of its numerous investments - United States. Among the most successful fund investment fields, there are Medical, E-Commerce. The fund has no specific favorite in a number of founders of portfolio startups. When startup sums 5+ of the founder, the probability for it to get the investment is little. Besides, a startup requires to be at the age of 6-10 years to receive the investment from the fund.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation


Health Care
Health Diagnostics
$48M15 Dec 2022 California, United States


$200M28 Oct 2022 Houston, Texas, United States

Recursion Pharmaceuticals

Artificial Intelligence
Drug Discovery
Health Care
Machine Learning
$150M25 Oct 2022 Salt Lake City, Utah, United States

Merlin Labs

Information Technology
$105M13 Jul 2022 Boston, Massachusetts, United States


Consumer Electronics
Information Technology
Mobile Devices
$135M13 Jun 2022 Washington, United States


Freight Service
Service Industry
Supply Chain Management
$260M21 Apr 2022 Seattle, Washington, United States

Indiabulls Real Estate

Real Estate
Real Estate Investment
$113M12 Apr 2022 Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

VerSe Innovation

Social Media
$805M06 Apr 2022 Bengaluru, Karnataka, India


Environmental Engineering
Industrial Engineering
$654M05 Apr 2022 Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
Solugen Raises Over $350 Million in Series C Funding Led by Baillie Gifford & GIC to Make Carbon Negative Chemicals

– Solugen, the company decarbonizing the chemicals industry, announced a Series C financing round of over $350m.
GIC and Baillie Gifford led the round with participation from Temasek Holdings.
– The latest round of funding will be used to expand Solugen’s Bioforge technology platform, which is used to produce lower-carbon and carbon-negative chemicals & materials for its key customers, and to expand the reach of Solugen’s product portfolio.

India’s VerSe Innovation raises over $450 million to expand Dailyhunt and Josh apps globally

– VerSe Innovation, the parent firm of Dailyhunt and Josh, raised $450m funding.
– The round was led by Siguler Guff, Baillie Gifford and others.
– Existing investors Sofina Group, Qatar Investment Authority and BCap participated in the round.
– The startup claimed that Josh has amassed over 115 million monthly active users, 56 million of whom use the app each day. Dailyhunt has amassed over 300 million monthly active users.


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