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Contrarian Ventures

Investor type Venture Capital
Founders Marc Wesselink Nityen Lal Ori Glezer Rokas Peciulaitis Tom Bronfeld


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Total investments 31
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 18
Rounds per year 6.20
Lead investments 8
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Key employees 3
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • Information Technology
  • Renewable Energy
  • Energy
  • Logistics

Contrarian Ventures is the famous VC, which was founded in 2017. The company was established in Europe in Lithuania. The main department of described VC is located in the Vilnius.

Deals in the range of 1 - 5 millions dollars are the general things for fund. The real fund results show that this VC is 23 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other companies. The important activity for fund was in 2019. The fund is constantly included in 7-12 investment rounds annually.

This organization was formed by Marc Wesselink, Nityen Lal, Ori Glezer, Rokas Peciulaitis, Tom Bronfeld.

We can highlight the next thriving fund investment areas, such as E-Commerce, Energy Storage. For fund there is no match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - United Kingdom. Besides, a startup requires to be at the age of 4-5 years to receive the investment from the fund. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Switchee.

The typical case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 1-2 participants. Despite the Contrarian Ventures, startups are often financed by Innovate UK, Y Combinator, Wayra. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are First Imagine! Ventures, Thorgate Ventures, The Westly Group. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Startup Wise Guys, Plug and Play.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation


Information Technology
$3M15 Nov 2021 Paris, Ile-de-France, France

Inbalance grid

Information Services
Information Technology
$1M18 Oct 2021 Vilnius, Vilniaus Apskritis, Lithuania


Renewable Energy
$23M05 Oct 2021 Kaunas, Kaunas County, Lithuania


Artificial Intelligence
Information Services
Smart Cities
$2M27 Sep 2021 Wallis, Switzerland


Electric Vehicle
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$12M03 May 2021 Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Hepta Airborne

Artificial Intelligence
Autonomous Vehicles
Big Data
Predictive Analytics
Software Engineering
$2M02 Feb 2021 Tallinn, Harju maakond, Estonia


Information Technology
$2M01 Dec 2020 Paris, Ile-de-France, France


Energy Management
$5M22 Sep 2020 Gothenburg, Västra Götaland County, Sweden

Fusebox OU

Energy Management
Energy Storage
Smart Cities
$236K31 Aug 2020 Tallinn, Harju maakond, Estonia


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