Baillie Gifford

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Total investments 128
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 82
Rounds per year 1.12
Lead investments 15
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 23
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

DNA Script

Health Care
Life Science
$35M04 Jan 2022 France, Ile-de-France, France

Pet Circle

Animal Feed
$125M07 Dec 2021 Sydney, New South Wales, Australia


Assistive Technology
Information Technology
Mobile Apps
Natural Language Processing
Productivity Tools
$200M17 Nov 2021 San Francisco, California, United States

Aker Horizons

Renewable Energy
$110M05 Nov 2021 Fornebu, Akershus, Norway


Autonomous Vehicles
Fleet Management
Information Technology
$600M02 Nov 2021 Mountain View, California, United States


Health Care
Home Health Care
$70M05 Oct 2021 San Francisco, California, United States

Ginkgo Bioworks

$775M17 Sep 2021 Boston, Massachusetts, United States


Social Network
Video Chat
$500M16 Sep 2021 San Francisco, California, United States


$350M09 Sep 2021 Houston, Texas, United States
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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