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Contrarian Ventures

Founders Marc Wesselink Nityen Lal Ori Glezer Rokas Peciulaitis Tom Bronfeld

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Total investments 38
Average round size
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The average size of a deal this fund participated in
$6M
Portfolio companies 22
Rounds per year 5.43
Lead investments 8
Follow on index
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How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
0.39
Key employees 3
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Seed

Areas of investment

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

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

Delfos

Artificial Intelligence
Database
Machine Learning
Renewable Energy
SaaS
$7M16 Jan 2024 Brazil, Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil

Metafuels

Clean Energy
CleanTech
GreenTech
Renewable Energy
$8M13 Dec 2023 Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland

42 Watt

Energy Efficiency
Energy Management
Environmental Consulting
25 Sep 2023 Munich, Bayern, Germany

CHOOOSE

CleanTech
Developer APIs
Enterprise Applications
Enterprise Software
Software
$18M13 Jan 2023 Oslo, Norway

Vianova

Information Technology
Logistics
Transportation
$7M22 Dec 2022 Paris, Ile-de-France, France

BeZero Carbon

Information Services
Information Technology
$58M14 Nov 2022 London, England, United Kingdom

Vianova

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

Inbalance grid

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

PVcase

B2B
Renewable Energy
Solar
$23M05 Oct 2021 Kaunas, Kaunas County, Lithuania

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Total investments 38
Average round size 6M
Rounds per year 5.43
Peak activity year 2021
Lead investments 8
Follow on index 0.39
Group Appearance index 0.74

Latest deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Delfos

Artificial Intelligence
Database
Machine Learning
Renewable Energy
SaaS
$7M16 Jan 2024 Brazil, Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil

Metafuels

Clean Energy
CleanTech
GreenTech
Renewable Energy
$8M13 Dec 2023 Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland

42 Watt

Energy Efficiency
Energy Management
Environmental Consulting
25 Sep 2023 Munich, Bayern, Germany

CHOOOSE

CleanTech
Developer APIs
Enterprise Applications
Enterprise Software
Software
$18M13 Jan 2023 Oslo, Norway

Vianova

Information Technology
Logistics
Transportation
$7M22 Dec 2022 Paris, Ile-de-France, France

BeZero Carbon

Information Services
Information Technology
$58M14 Nov 2022 London, England, United Kingdom

Vianova

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

Inbalance grid

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

PVcase

B2B
Renewable Energy
Solar
$23M05 Oct 2021 Kaunas, Kaunas County, Lithuania
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