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Connect Ventures

Investor type Micro VC

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Total investments 109
Average round size
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The average size of a deal this fund participated in
$7M
Portfolio companies 74
Rounds per year 10.90
Lead investments 32
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How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
0.31
Exits 10
Key employees 5
Stages of investment
Seed

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • FinTech
  • Financial Services
  • Apps
  • E-Commerce
Summary

In 2012 was created Connect Ventures, which is appeared as VC. The main department of described VC is located in the London. The fund was located in Europe if to be more exact in United Kingdom.

The common things for fund are deals in the range of 5 - 10 millions dollars. The typical startup value when the investment from Connect Ventures is 5-10 millions dollars. The high activity for fund was in 2014. Despite it in 2019 the fund had an activity. Opposing the other organizations, this Connect Ventures works on 18 percentage points less the average amount of lead investments. The higher amount of exits for fund were in 2020. The fund is generally included in 7-12 deals every year. Speaking about the real fund results, this VC is 45 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other organizations.

We also calculated 8 valuable employees in our database.

The fund has no specific favorite in a number of founders of portfolio startups. When startup sums 5+ of the founder, the probability for it to get the investment is little. Besides, a startup requires to be at the age of 2-3 years to receive the investment from the fund. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Citymapper, Typeform, Soldo. 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 fund investment industries, there are Information Technology, Financial Services.

The usual cause for the fund is to invest in rounds with 3-4 partakers. Despite the Connect Ventures, startups are often financed by Techstars, RTAventures VC, Point Nine Capital. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Index Ventures, Seedcamp, Isomer Capital. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Index Ventures, Upscale, Greycroft.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Ourspace

Collaboration
Data Visualization
Productivity Tools
SaaS
Software
$2M25 Oct 2022 -

SidequestVR

Software
Virtual Reality
$12M03 Oct 2022 Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom

Stitch

Health Care
$3M09 Sep 2022 London, England, United Kingdom

Boissonn

$12M03 Aug 2022 Brooklyn, New York, United States

Ophelos

Financial Services
FinTech
$6M29 Jun 2022 London, England, United Kingdom

Outverse

Communities
Internet
Software
$1M27 May 2022 London, England, United Kingdom

Jomboy Media

Advertising
Media and Entertainment
$5M05 May 2022 Bronx, New York, United States

Cheq

$2M03 May 2022 -

Contingent

Information Services
Risk Management
Supply Chain Management
$8M16 Mar 2022 London, England, United Kingdom
News
Candy Digital Secures $100 Million Investment in Series A Round; Values Company At $1.5bn

– Candy Digital announced a $100m Series A financing round, which values the company at $1.5bn.
– The round was co-led by leading global private equity and venture capital firms Insight Partners and Softbank Vision Fund 2. Additional participants in the round include Connect Ventures, an investment partnership between leading entertainment and sports agency Creative Artists Agency (CAA) and global venture capital firm New Enterprise Associates, Will Ventures, Gaingels, Com2Us, Athletes Syndicate in partnership with Chaos Ventures, which includes participation from current and retired MLB, NFL, NBA, and NHL players, and NFL Hall of Famer Peyton Manning.
– Candy Digital is building Major League Baseball’s official NFT ecosystem where fans and collectors will be able to purchase, trade, and share officially licensed NFTs to deepen their love of the sport.

Keebo Raises £5M in Seed Funding

– Keebo is a London, UK-based credit card approved by the FCA which uses open banking data.
– The company raised $5m in seed funding.
– The round was led by Breega and Connect Ventures.
– The new investment will be used to hire new people and continue to develop the platform towards launch.

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