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Calculus Capital

Investor type Private Equity Firm
Founders John Glencross Susan McDonald


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Total investments 56
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 43
Rounds per year 2.43
Lead investments 5
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 9
Key employees 5
Stages of investment
Late Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • Biotechnology
  • Medical
  • Software
  • Health Care
  • Biopharma

Calculus Capital appeared to be the VC, which was created in 1999. The fund was located in Europe if to be more exact in United Kingdom. The main department of described VC is located in the London.

Besides, a startup needs to be aged 6-10 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. We can highlight the next thriving fund investment areas, such as Financial Services, Education. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight IPV, Once Upon a Time, Jumptastic. The fund has exact preference in some founders of portfolio startups. When startup sums 4 or 5+ of the founder, the probability for it to get the investment is little.

The important activity for fund was in 2014. Despite it in 2019 the fund had an activity. The increased amount of exits for fund were in 2014. The common things for fund are deals in the range of 1 - 5 millions dollars. Comparing to the other companies, this Calculus Capital performs on 13 percentage points less the average number of lead investments. Considering the real fund results, this VC is 53 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other organizations. The fund is generally included in 2-6 deals every year.

The standard case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 1-2 partakers. Despite the Calculus Capital, startups are often financed by Cambridge Angels group, Oxford Technology Management, SyndicateRoom. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Enterprise Investment Scheme, Venture Capital Trust, Scottish Investment Bank. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Scottish Investment Bank, ValueAct Capital, Upscale.

This organization was formed by John Glencross, Susan McDonald. The overall number of key employees were 5.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation


Artificial Intelligence
Data Integration
Human Resources
Machine Learning
Small and Medium Businesses
$4M22 Jun 2022 London, England, United Kingdom

Axol Bioscience

$4M07 Apr 2022 Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States


Information Technology
$4M03 Dec 2021 London, England, United Kingdom


Food Processing
Innovation Management
$1M01 Nov 2021 London, England, United Kingdom


Health Care
$7M06 May 2021 City of Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom

Axol Bioscience

$5M17 Mar 2021 Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

eConsult Health

Health Care
$9M04 Feb 2021 England

MIP Diagnostics

Life Science
$6M14 Jul 2020 Leicester


Management Consulting
$1M10 Jul 2020 London, England, United Kingdom


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