Bridges Fund Management

Investor type Private Equity Firm
Founders Michele Giddens Philip Newborough Ronald Cohen


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Total investments 63
Average round size
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Portfolio companies 59
Rounds per year 3.32
Lead investments 13
Follow on index
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Exits 11
Key employees 16
Stages of investment
Private Equity

Areas of investment

  • Health Care
  • Communities
  • Non Profit
  • Real Estate
  • Charity

In 2002 was created Bridges Fund Management, which is appeared as VC. The main office of represented VC is situated in the London. The venture was found in Europe in United Kingdom.

Opposing the other organizations, this Bridges Fund Management works on 14 percentage points less the average amount of lead investments. The important activity for fund was in 2014. The increased amount of exits for fund were in 2019. The common things for fund are deals in the range of 5 - 10 millions dollars. Speaking about the real fund results, this VC is 3 percentage points less often commits exit comparing to other organizations. The fund is constantly included in 2-6 investment rounds annually.

The usual cause for the fund is to invest in rounds with 1-2 partakers. Despite the Bridges Fund Management, startups are often financed by Triodos Investment Management, Oxford Technology Management. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are True Ventures, Okapi Venture Capital, McKesson Ventures. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Menlo Ventures, Juno Capital Partners, True Ventures.

The current fund was established by Michele Giddens, Philip Newborough, Ronald Cohen. The overall number of key employees were 16.

For fund there is a match between the location of its establishment and the land of its numerous investments - United Kingdom. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Call Britannia, SealSkinz, Among the most popular fund investment industries, there are Charity, Health Care. The fund has exact preference in a number of founders of portfolio startups. Besides, a startup needs to be aged 2-3 years to get the investment from the fund.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Innovate Services

Charter Schools
Food and Beverage
$11M21 Feb 2018 England

The Ethical Housing Company

Real Estate
01 Jan 2018 England

Shaw healthcare

Health Care
$13M17 Nov 2017 Cardiff, United Kingdom, Wales

Information Services
$3M02 May 2017 London, England, United Kingdom

Vegetarian Express

Food and Beverage
Food Delivery
$7M05 Oct 2016 United Kingdom, England

Information Services
$2M17 Jul 2015 United Kingdom, England

The Hub pharmacy

Health Care
01 Jun 2015 United Kingdom, England

Springboard After School

Online Portals
06 May 2015 Massachusetts, United States

Pantheon Park

Location Based Services
Service Industry
01 Apr 2015 Wolverhampton


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