Downing Ventures

Investor type Micro VC

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Total investments 172
Average round size
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The average size of a deal this fund participated in
$3M
Portfolio companies 83
Rounds per year 4.78
Lead investments 32
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How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
0.52
Exits 5
Key employees 2
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Late Stage Venture
Seed

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • Health Care
  • Machine Learning
  • E-Commerce
  • SaaS
Summary

In 2014 was created Downing Ventures, which is appeared as VC. The main office of represented VC is situated in the London. The company was established in Europe in United Kingdom.

The fund has no exact preference in some founders of portfolio startups. If startup sums 4 or 5+ of the founder, the chance for it to be financed is low. For fund there is a match between the location of its establishment and the land of its numerous investments - United Kingdom. Among the most successful fund investment fields, there are Information Technology, Analytics. Besides, a startup requires to be at the age of 6-10 years to receive the investment from the fund. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight SpotQA, The Electrospinning Company, Xupes.

The typical case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 2-3 participants. Despite the Downing Ventures, startups are often financed by Playfair Capital, Octopus Ventures, Index Ventures. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Forward Partners, Business Growth Fund, Maven Capital Partners. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by London Co-Investment Fund, Upscale, [email protected].

The usual things for fund are deals in the range of 5 - 10 millions dollars. The higher amount of exits for fund were in 2017. The top activity for fund was in 2017. Despite it in 2019 the fund had an activity. Speaking about the real fund results, this VC is 2 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other organizations. This Downing Ventures works on 27 percentage points less the average amount of lead investments comparing to the other organizations. The fund is generally included in 13-24 deals every year.

The overall number of key employees were 2.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Dragonfly AI

Artificial Intelligence
Machine Learning
$4M11 Apr 2022 London, England, United Kingdom

SpotQA

Information Services
Information Technology
Mobile
Quality Assurance
Software
Web Development
$13M15 Nov 2021 London, England, United Kingdom

Closed Loop Medicine

Health Care
Pharmaceutical
Therapeutics
$17M03 Nov 2021 London, England, United Kingdom

Spaghetti Bridge Ltd

30 Sep 2021 Somerset West and Taunton, England, United Kingdom

DiA Imaging Analysis

Artificial Intelligence
Health Care
Medical
Software
$14M24 Aug 2021 Beersheba, South District, Israel

Invizius

Biotechnology
Health Care
Medical
$7M06 May 2021 City of Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom

Ondat

Cloud Computing
Cloud Storage
Data Storage
Database
Enterprise Software
Software
$10M23 Feb 2021 London, England, United Kingdom

Vivacity Labs

Artificial Intelligence
Internet of Things
Machine Learning
$6M22 Feb 2021 United Kingdom, England

BBC Maestro

$2M02 Feb 2021 Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom
News
Israel’s DiA gets $14M to expand AI-driven ultrasound analysis

– Israel-based AI healthtech company, DiA Imaging Analysis, which is using deep learning and machine learning to automate analysis of ultrasound scans, has closed a $14m Series B round of funding.
– Backers in the growth round, which comes three years after DiA last raised, include new investors Alchimia Ventures, Downing Ventures, ICON Fund, Philips and XTX Ventures — with existing investors also participating, including CE Ventures, Connecticut Innovations, Defta Partners, Mindset Ventures, and Dr Shmuel Cabilly.
– The latest financing will allow DiA to continue expanding its product range and go after new and expanded partnerships with ultrasound vendors, PACS/Healthcare IT companies, resellers and distributors while continuing to build out its presence across three regional markets.

StorageOS Raises $10M in Series B Funding

– StorageOS from London develops a cloud native storage management platform to strengthen the cloud native storage industry.
– Series B $10m round brings company valuation to more than $50m.
– The round was led by Downing Ventures with participation from Bain Capital Ventures, Uncorrelated Ventures and MMC Ventures and new investor Chestnut Street Ventures.
– The new investment will be aimed at scaling the company’s sales and customer facing technology teams.

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