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Business Growth Fund

Investor type Private Equity Firm


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Total investments 400
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 342
Rounds per year 33.33
Lead investments 222
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 50
Key employees 9
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Private Equity

Areas of investment

  • Information Technology
  • Software
  • Manufacturing
  • Health Care
  • E-Commerce

Business Growth Fund appeared to be the VC, which was created in 2011. The venture was found in Europe in United Kingdom. The main office of represented VC is situated in the London.

The high activity for fund was in 2016. Despite it in 2019 the fund had an activity. Opposing the other organizations, this Business Growth Fund works on 15 percentage points less the average amount of lead investments. Speaking about the real fund results, this VC is 61 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other organizations. The higher amount of exits for fund were in 2018. The common things for fund are deals in the range of 5 - 10 millions dollars. The average startup value when the investment from Business Growth Fund is 10-50 millions dollars. The fund is generally included in 25-48 deals every year.

We also calculated 18 valuable employees in our database.

The standard case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 1-2 partakers. Despite the Business Growth Fund, startups are often financed by Index Ventures, Playfair Capital, Octopus Ventures. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Barclays PLC, LocalGlobe, Kindred Capital. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Upscale, Future Fifty, MMC Ventures.

The fund has exact preference in a number of founders of portfolio startups. In case when startup counts 5+ of the founder, the chance for it to get the investment is meager. Among the various public portfolio startups of the fund, we may underline Workshare, Gymbox, Pharmacy2U Besides, a startup needs to be aged 11-15 years to get the investment from the fund. 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 most popular fund investment industries, there are Manufacturing, Information Technology.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Maxion Therapeutics

Information Technology
$17M15 Feb 2023 Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom

Blue-i Event Technology

Information Technology
$18M05 Jan 2023 Leeds, England, United Kingdom


Professional Services
Web Development
$9M08 Dec 2022 London, England, United Kingdom


Project Management
$6M02 Dec 2022 Ballymena, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom

Enhanc3D Genomics

$13M20 Oct 2022 Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

Optima Partners

$3M04 Aug 2022 London, England, United Kingdom

Cheesecake Energy

Industrial Engineering
$4M02 Aug 2022 Nottingham, England, United Kingdom

BBC Maestro

01 Aug 2022 Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom

Operam Education Group

$3M05 Jul 2022 Liverpool, Liverpool, United Kingdom
Locate Bio Closes £10 Million Funding Round

– Locate Bio is pleased to announce that it has raised an oversubscribed £10 million of equity investment in a funding round co-led by existing shareholder Mercia Asset Management and new investor BGF.
– The funding will be used to further advance Locate Bio’s proprietary pipeline of regenerative orthobiologics products towards patients, with key clinical and regulatory milestones expected to catalyse growth over the next two years.
– The investment brings the total funds raised by Locate Bio to over £18 million. The company’s lead product in development is called LDGraft, and is a low dose, controlled release rhBMP-2 for the treatment of degenerative disc disease.


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