Draper Esprit Founded 2006
Founders Simon Cook Stuart Chapman
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Total investments 156
Average round size
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The average size of a deal this fund participated in
$23M
Portfolio companies 92
Rounds per year 6.13
Lead investments 46
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How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
0.42
Exits 37
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Late Stage Venture
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Areas of investment
Artificial Intelligence
Electronics
Enterprise
Lifestyle
Software
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
CompanyIndustryRoundRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation
Crate.io
Analytics
Artificial Intelligence
Big Data
Cloud Computing
Database
Internet of Things
Machine Learning
Open Source
Software
8M15 Jun 2021 United States, San Francisco
Ledger
Bitcoin
Blockchain
Cryptocurrency
Cyber Security
SaaS
Late Stage Venture
380M10 Jun 2021 France, Paris
Lyst
E-Commerce
Fashion
Search Engine
Shopping
85M12 May 2021 United Kingdom, London
Manna Drone Delivery
Drones
Food Delivery
Logistics
Early Stage Venture
25M29 Apr 2021 Ireland, Dublin
Freetrade
Financial Services
FinTech
Personal Finance
Wealth Management
Early Stage Venture
48M23 Mar 2021 United Kingdom, London
Riverlane
Computer
Information Technology
Quantum Computing
Software
Early Stage Venture
20M25 Jan 2021 United Kingdom, Cambridge
M-Files
Cloud Computing
Document Management
Enterprise Software
Information Technology
Knowledge Management
SaaS
Software
Late Stage Venture
78M12 Jan 2021 United States, Plano
Graphcore
Artificial Intelligence
Hardware
Machine Learning
Semiconductor
Late Stage Venture
222M29 Dec 2020 United Kingdom, Bristol
CoachHub
Artificial Intelligence
Corporate Training
Personal Development
SaaS
Software
Training
Early Stage Venture
31M18 Dec 2020 Germany, Berlin
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