Dawn Capital

Dawn Capital

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Headquarters Location

United Kingdom, London


Dawn Capital was established in 2005, and is a well known VC. This investor is located in Europe, United Kingdom. The primary office of this VC is located in London.

Dawn Capital is involved in 13 percentage points less than the average amount of lead investments when compared with other funds. The fund's activity peaked in 2018. Besides, in 2019 the fund was active. When Dawn Capital invests, the average start-up valuation is 100-500 millions dollars. The fund performance shows that this VC achieves 15 percentage points more exits in comparison to other VCs. Typical investments for this fund are deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars. The highest number of exits from this fund were in 2015. The fund typically enters into 2-6 deals annually.

The country of its foundation and the country of its most frequent investments coincides - United Kingdom. Besides this, the fund also invested in 9 other countries. Among their most successful investment fields, we have identified E-Commerce, Big Data. Also, because of its portfolio diversification tendency, we can highlight 38 more industries for this fund. Among the most popular portfolio start-ups of the fund, are IZettle, Collibra, Showpad. The fund has no a preferred number of founders for start-ups that it invests in. If there are 5+ founders in the start-up, the probability of getting the investment is low. The average start-up age at the time of investment by this fund is 4-5.

This VC was founded by Haakon Overli, Norman Fiore. We also identified another 6 core personnel in our database.

The usual method for the fund is to invest in rounds with 4-5 other investors. Besides Dawn Capital, start-ups are typically funded by Index Ventures, Battery Ventures, Kleiner Perkins and 47 more VCs. The most common co-investors for the fund are Index Ventures, Insight Partners, Kleiner Perkins and also 39 different VCs. In subsequent rounds, the fund is usually joined by Battery Ventures, Index Ventures, Insight Partners, as well as 44 other investors.

Year Founded


Fund Activity


Mail Rule [rules by which you can get an email of an interesting for you fund employee, knowing only the name and surname of this employee]

Domain name: dawncapital.com; User name format in descending order of probability: first

Group Appearance [how often fund is operating separately from groups with shared interest]

100.0% of cases

Investments per Year [average amount of rounds in which fund participates each year]


Follow-on Index [how often fund is ready to support its portfolio startup at next rounds]

29.2% of cases

Average Multiplicator [the average ratio of the last valuation of portfolio startups to their total amount of financing raised]


Average Portfolio Company
Exit Age [the average age of portfolio startups at which they go public or become acquired]

3.8 years

Decision Makers / Strategy
Similarity Index [see explanation at unicorn-nest.com/dataset-what-we-tweet-vs-what-we-invest]

0.11 out of 1

Success / Strategy Similarity
Index [the matching between fund's investment strategy and its proved successes in the form of portfolio startups high valuations]

0.23 out of 1

Number of Unicorns [amount of portfolio companies, which were valuated at more then $1B]


Funds Investing in Previous

Index Ventures, Battery Ventures, Kleiner Perkins

Funds Investing in Following

Battery Ventures, Index Ventures, Insight Partners

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