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BGF Ventures

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Total investments 42
Average round size
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The average size of a deal this fund participated in
$14M
Portfolio companies 32
Lead investments 9
Follow on index
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How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
0.21
Key employees 1
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • Biotechnology
  • Health Care
  • Medical
  • Medical Device
  • Food and Beverage
Summary

We can highlight the next thriving fund investment areas, such as E-Commerce, Subscription Service. Moreover, a startup needs to be at the age of 6-10 years to get the investment from the fund. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Gousto.

The high activity for fund was in 2019. Deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars are the general things for fund. The fund is constantly included in less than 2 deals per year.

The usual cause for the fund is to invest in rounds with 5 partakers. Despite the BGF Ventures, startups are often financed by MMC Ventures, Hargreave Hale, Business Growth Fund. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Unilever Ventures, Perwyn, MMC Ventures.

Besides them, we counted 1 critical employee of this fund in our database.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Orbex Space

Aerospace
Autonomous Vehicles
Space Travel
$22M18 Apr 2024 United Kingdom, Scotland, United Kingdom

SomaServe

$27M13 Nov 2023 Cambridge, England, United Kingdom

Cyted

Biotechnology
Health Care
Medical Device
$18M17 May 2023 Cambridge, England, United Kingdom

Gaussion

Battery
Semiconductor
$3M20 Apr 2023 London, England, United Kingdom

VyperCore

Manufacturing
Product Design
Semiconductor
$4M19 Apr 2023 Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom

Caristo Diagnostics

Biopharma
Biotechnology
Health Care
Health Diagnostics
Medical
Medical Device
$16M17 Apr 2023 Oxford, England, United Kingdom

THIS

Food and Beverage
$13M07 Mar 2023 London, England, United Kingdom

Desana Network

Information Services
Information Technology
$7M01 Mar 2023 City of Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom

IQ Endoscopes

Health Care
Health Diagnostics
Medical Device
$7M25 Jan 2023 Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
News
Disruptive Femtech Elvie Firm Announces $80M Series C Funding Round

– Elvie, the revolutionary global health and lifestyle brand developing iconic products for women, announces a $80M (£58m) Series C funding.
– The funding round was led by BGF, with further investment from funds and accounts managed by BlackRock and a consortium including Hiro Capital and Westerly Winds, plus existing investors Octopus Ventures and IPGL.
– Elvie brings together a team of world-class engineers, designers and business minds to develop extraordinary products that improve women’s lives – revolutionizing categories which had been overlooked for many years, including breast pumps and pelvic floor health.

PhoreMost Raises $46M in Series B Financing

– PhoreMost is a Cambridge, England, UK-based biopharmaceutical company.
– The company raised $46m in Series B funding.
– The round was led by BGF, and included new investor – XtalPi Inc., Astellas Venture Management, Trend Investment Group, and o2h ventures.
– Existing investors Parkwalk Advisors, Morningside Ventures, and Jonathan Milner also contributed.

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Total investments 42
Average round size 14M
Peak activity year 2022
Lead investments 9
Follow on index 0.21
Group Appearance index 0.71

Latest deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Orbex Space

Aerospace
Autonomous Vehicles
Space Travel
$22M18 Apr 2024 United Kingdom, Scotland, United Kingdom

SomaServe

$27M13 Nov 2023 Cambridge, England, United Kingdom

Cyted

Biotechnology
Health Care
Medical Device
$18M17 May 2023 Cambridge, England, United Kingdom

Gaussion

Battery
Semiconductor
$3M20 Apr 2023 London, England, United Kingdom

VyperCore

Manufacturing
Product Design
Semiconductor
$4M19 Apr 2023 Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom

Caristo Diagnostics

Biopharma
Biotechnology
Health Care
Health Diagnostics
Medical
Medical Device
$16M17 Apr 2023 Oxford, England, United Kingdom

THIS

Food and Beverage
$13M07 Mar 2023 London, England, United Kingdom

Desana Network

Information Services
Information Technology
$7M01 Mar 2023 City of Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom

IQ Endoscopes

Health Care
Health Diagnostics
Medical Device
$7M25 Jan 2023 Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
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