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Big Issue Invest

Investor type Corporate Venture Capital


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Total investments 10
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 10
Rounds per year 0.59
Lead investments 0
Key employees 4
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • Communities
  • Charity
  • Non Profit
  • Service Industry
  • Transportation

In 2005 was created Big Issue Invest, which is appeared as VC. The fund was located in Europe if to be more exact in United Kingdom. Big Issue Invest appeared to be a CVC structure as part of the corporation. The main office of represented VC is situated in the London.

Deals in the range of 5 - 10 millions dollars are the general things for fund. The fund is constantly included in less than 2 deals per year. The top activity for fund was in 2009.

For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - United Kingdom. Among the various public portfolio startups of the fund, we may underline Call Britannia We can highlight the next thriving fund investment areas, such as Outsourcing, Communities.

The typical case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 2-3 participants. Despite the Big Issue Invest, startups are often financed by Social Tech Trust, Bridges Fund Management. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are The FSE Group, Triodos Investment Management, Karen Darby. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by TriplePoint Capital, New Capital Partners, HSBC.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Emmaus Bradford

Homeless Shelter
$68K31 May 2022 Bradford, Bradford, United Kingdom

Arkbound Foundation

Digital Media
$61K25 May 2022 Bristol, England, United Kingdom

East Durham Community Initiatives

$137K29 Apr 2022 -


Customer Service
$102K06 Apr 2022 East Suffolk, England, United Kingdom

Sunderland Home Grown

Health Care
$86K08 Feb 2022 Sunderland, England, United Kingdom

VU X Earth

31 Jan 2022 London, England, United Kingdom

Five Lamps

Non Profit
$6M30 Jul 2018 United Kingdom, England, United Kingdom

HCT Group

Service Industry
$13M07 Dec 2015 United Kingdom, London

State of Ambition

Non Profit
Social Media
$34K20 Sep 2013 London, England, United Kingdom


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