CDC Group

Investor type Government Office


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Total investments 120
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 88
Rounds per year 1.62
Lead investments 34
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 21
Key employees Soon
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Late Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • Financial Services
  • Finance
  • Energy
  • E-Commerce
  • Logistics

In 1948 was created CDC Group, which is appeared as VC. The venture was found in Europe in United Kingdom. The main office of represented VC is situated in the London.

Among the various public portfolio startups of the fund, we may underline Jumia, BigBasket, Janalakshmi The fund has no 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 most popular fund investment industries, there are E-Commerce, Retail. For fund there is no match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - India. Moreover, a startup needs to be at the age of 16-20 years to get the investment from the fund.

The usual cause for the fund is to invest in rounds with 1-2 partakers. Despite the CDC Group, startups are often financed by International Finance Corporation, Rocket Internet, Elevar Equity. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Goldman Sachs, University Ventures, Rocket Internet. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by University Ventures, HDFC Standard Life Insurance, Goldman Sachs.

The top activity for fund was in 2019. The increased amount of exits for fund were in 2016. The fund is constantly included in 2-6 deals per year. Deals in the range of 50 - 100 millions dollars are the general things for fund. Opposing the other organizations, this CDC Group works on 6 percentage points less the average amount of lead investments. When the investment is from CDC Group the average startup value is more than 1 billion dollars. Considering the real fund results, this VC is 24 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other organizations.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation


Financial Services
Mobile Payments
$50M09 May 2022 Cairo, Cairo Governorate, Egypt


Health Care
Medical Device
$63M12 Apr 2022 Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Apollo Agriculture

Farmers Market
Financial Services
Machine Learning
$40M21 Mar 2022 Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya

Aavas Financiers

Financial Services
$46M10 Mar 2022 Jaipur, Rajasthan, India


$75M01 Mar 2022 Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya


$70M24 Feb 2022 London, England, United Kingdom

Loadshare Networks Pvt Ltd

Delivery Service
Industrial Automation
Supply Chain Management
$39M01 Feb 2022 Bengaluru, Karnataka, India


$70M07 Dec 2021 Pune, Maharashtra, India


Packaging Services
$110M06 Dec 2021 Mumbai, Maharashtra, India


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