Baillie Gifford

Founded 1908

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Total investments 113
Average round size
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The average size of a deal this fund participated in
$367M
Portfolio companies 47
Rounds per year 0.42
Lead investments 11
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How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
0.31
Exits 13
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Late Stage Venture
Private Equity
Seed

Areas of investment

  • Biotechnology
  • E-Commerce
  • Health Care
  • Software
  • Transportation
Summary

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

CompanyIndustryRoundRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Thumbtack

Internet
Marketplace
Professional Services
Service Industry
Late Stage Venture
275M15 Jun 2021 United States, San Francisco

Faire

E-Commerce
Marketplace
Retail
Retail Technology
Wholesale
Late Stage Venture
260M10 Jun 2021 United States, San Francisco

Northvolt

Battery
Clean Energy
CleanTech
Electronics
Energy
2B09 Jun 2021 Sweden, Stockholm

FlixBus

Public Transportation
Transportation
Travel
Late Stage Venture
650M02 Jun 2021 Germany, Munich

sennder

Freight Service
Industrial Automation
Logistics
Shipping
Late Stage Venture
80M01 Jun 2021 Germany, Berlin

Delhivery

E-Commerce
Freight Service
Last Mile Transportation
Logistics
Shipping
Supply Chain Management
Transportation
Warehousing
Late Stage Venture
277M30 May 2021 India, Gurgaon

Akili Interactive Labs

Biotechnology
Health Care
Medical
Medical Device
Neuroscience
Therapeutics
Late Stage Venture
110M26 May 2021 United States, Boston

Late Stage Venture
300M20 May 2021

MasterClass

EdTech
Education
Training
Late Stage Venture
225M13 May 2021 United States, San Francisco
News
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. Read more
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. Read more

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