Draper Esprit

Founded 2006
Founders Simon Cook Stuart Chapman

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Total investments 166
Average round size
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The average size of a deal this fund participated in
$21M
Portfolio companies 98
Rounds per year 11.07
Lead investments 50
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How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
0.36
Exits 37
Key employees 13
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Late Stage Venture
Seed

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • Information Technology
  • Semiconductor
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • E-Commerce
Summary

Draper Esprit is the famous VC, which was founded in 2006. The leading representative office of defined VC is situated in the London. The company was established in Europe in United Kingdom.

Among the most successful fund investment fields, there are Social Media, Machine Learning. Besides, a startup needs to be aged 6-10 years to get the investment from the fund. For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - United Kingdom. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Revolut, Graphcore, Trustpilot. The fund has no exact preference in a number of founders of portfolio startups. In case when startup counts 5+ of the founder, the chance for it to get the investment is meager.

The average startup value when the investment from Draper Esprit is 500 millions - 1 billion dollars. Deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars are the general things for fund. Considering the real fund results, this VC is 18 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other organizations. The fund is generally included in 7-12 deals every year. Opposing the other organizations, this Draper Esprit works on 6 percentage points less the average amount of lead investments. The top activity for fund was in 2018. Despite it in 2019 the fund had an activity. The top amount of exits for fund were in 2016.

The usual cause for the fund is to invest in rounds with 4-5 partakers. Despite the Draper Esprit, startups are often financed by Index Ventures, Atlas Venture, Amadeus Capital Partners. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Robert Bosch Venture Capital, Index Ventures, Foundation Capital. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Amadeus Capital Partners, Robert Bosch Venture Capital, Future Fifty.

This organization was formed by Simon Cook, Stuart Chapman, Tim Draper. Besides them, we counted 13 critical employees of this fund in our database.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Aircall

Call Center
Collaboration
CRM
SaaS
Software
Telecommunications
VoIP
$120M23 Jun 2021 Paris, Ile-de-France, France

Crate.io

Analytics
Artificial Intelligence
Big Data
Cloud Computing
Database
Internet of Things
Machine Learning
Open Source
Software
$8M15 Jun 2021 San Francisco, California, United States

Ledger

Bitcoin
Blockchain
Cryptocurrency
Cyber Security
SaaS
$380M10 Jun 2021 Paris, Ile-de-France, France

Cervest

Artificial Intelligence
Machine Learning
Natural Resources
$21M20 May 2021 London, England, United Kingdom

Manna Drone Delivery

Drones
Food Delivery
Logistics
$25M29 Apr 2021 Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland

FintechOS

Artificial Intelligence
Enterprise Software
Financial Services
FinTech
Information Technology
Software
Venture Capital
$59M20 Apr 2021 London, England, United Kingdom

Freetrade

Financial Services
FinTech
Personal Finance
Wealth Management
$47M23 Mar 2021 London, England, United Kingdom

Focal Point Positioning

Consulting
Indoor Positioning
Navigation
Software
Wearables
$8M15 Mar 2021 Cambridge, England, United Kingdom

Riverlane

Computer
Information Technology
Quantum Computing
Software
$20M25 Jan 2021 Cambridge, England, United Kingdom
News
SimScale Raises €25M Series C Extension

– SimScale is a SaaS platform making high-fidelity simulation technically and economically accessible to engineers worldwide.
– The company raised an additional €25M as an extension to its Series C funding.
– The round was co-led by Draper Esprit and Insight Partners, with participation from Earlybird, June, Vsquared and USV.
– The new investment will be used to expand into new industries and add simulation capabilities.

CoachHub Raises $80M in Series B2 Funding

– CoachHub is a Berlin, Germany-based digital coaching platform.
– The company raised $80m in Series B2 funding.
– The round was led by Draper Esprit, RTP Global, HV Capital, Signals Venture Capital, Partech, and Speedinvest.
– The new investment will be used to fund the company’s global expansion.

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