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Draper Esprit

Investor type Venture Capital
Founders Simon Cook Stuart Chapman


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Total investments 197
Average round size
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Portfolio companies 116
Rounds per year 12.31
Lead investments 53
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Exits 38
Key employees 13
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Late Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • Information Technology
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Financial Services
  • Semiconductor

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

BeZero Carbon

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


$8M07 Nov 2022 London, England, United Kingdom

SettleMint NV

Developer Platform
Developer Tools
Enterprise Software
Financial Services
Information Technology
$18M11 Oct 2022 Leuven, Flemish Brabant, Belgium


Cloud Computing
Developer Tools
Operating Systems
$30M23 Sep 2022 London, England, United Kingdom

Agora World

$4M12 Sep 2022 London, England, United Kingdom

Focal Point Positioning

Indoor Positioning
$31M08 Sep 2022 Cambridge, England, United Kingdom


$20M25 Jul 2022 London, England, United Kingdom


Product Design
$26M22 Jun 2022 Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland


Artificial Intelligence
Corporate Training
Personal Development
$200M14 Jun 2022 Berlin, Berlin, Germany
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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