Barclays PLC

Investor type Investment Bank
Founders John Freame


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Total investments 111
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 100
Rounds per year 0.33
Lead investments 12
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 27
Key employees 23

Areas of investment

  • FinTech
  • Financial Services
  • Software
  • Information Technology
  • Finance

Barclays PLC is the famous Corporate Investor, which was founded in 1690. The fund was located in Europe if to be more exact in United Kingdom. The leading representative office of defined Corporate Investor is situated in the London.

The standard case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 3-4 partakers. Despite the Barclays PLC, startups are often financed by Index Ventures, DN Capital, Piton Capital. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Techstars, Business Growth Fund, The Royal Bank of Scotland. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by SoftBank Investment Advisers, Future Fifty, Business Growth Fund.

Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Uber, Auto1 Group, The Hut Group. Besides, a startup needs to be aged 6-10 years to get the investment from the fund. The fund has no exact preference in some founders of portfolio startups. In case when startup counts 5+ of the founder, the chance for it to get the investment is meager. For fund there is a match between the location of its establishment and the land of its numerous investments - United Kingdom. Among the most successful fund investment fields, there are Finance, Software.

The fund is constantly included in 2-6 investment rounds annually. The top amount of exits for fund were in 2019. The common things for fund are deals in the range of more than 100 millions dollars. When the investment is from Barclays PLC the average startup value is more than 1 billion dollars. The real fund results show that this Corporate Investor is 2 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other companies. The top activity for fund was in 2019. Opposing the other organizations, this Barclays PLC works on 5 percentage points less the average amount of lead investments.

The overall number of key employees were 24.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Elwood Technologies

Trading Platform
$70M16 May 2022 London, England, United Kingdom


Artificial Intelligence
Financial Services
Machine Learning
$12M04 May 2022 United Kingdom, England, United Kingdom


Autonomous Vehicles
$4M28 Mar 2022 London, England, United Kingdom


Employee Benefits
Financial Services
$300M17 Mar 2022 New York, New York, United States

Coffee Masters UK

Food and Beverage
$700K10 Mar 2022 Wychavon, England, United Kingdom

Generation Home

Financial Services
$1B31 Jan 2022 London, England, United Kingdom


$6M10 Jan 2022 Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom


Food and Beverage
Food Delivery
Food Processing
Subscription Service
$50M06 Jan 2022 London, England, United Kingdom


Oil and Gas
$500M23 Dec 2021 Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
Amount raises $99M at a $1B+ valuation to help banks better compete with fintechs

– Amount, a company that provides technology to banks and financial institutions, has raised $99m in a Series D funding round at a valuation of just over $1b.
WestCap, a growth equity firm founded by ex-Airbnb and Blackstone CFO Laurence Tosi, led the round. Hanaco Ventures, Goldman Sachs, Invus Opportunities and Barclays Principal Investments also participated.
– The investment comes just over five months after Amount raised $86m in a Series C round at a valuation of $686m. (The original raise was $81m, but Barclays Principal Investments invested $5m as part of a second close of the Series C round). And that round came just three months after the Chicago-based startup quietly raised $58m in a Series B round in March.


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