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EASME - EU Executive Agency for SMEs

EASME - EU Executive Agency for SMEs

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Headquarters Location

Belgium, Brussels

About

EASME - EU Executive Agency for SMEs is the renowned Corporate Investor, which was created in 2014. The fund is located in Belgium, Europe. The main office of this Corporate Investor is situated in Brussels.

Deals in the range of 100 thousands - 1 million dollars are most common for this fund. The fund's activity peaked in 2015. In addition, the fund was active in 2019. The highest number of exits from this fund were in 2018. EASME - EU Executive Agency for SMEs participates, on average, in 27 percentage points less than the average amount of lead investments in other funds. When EASME - EU Executive Agency for SMEs invests, the average start-up valuation is 1-5 millions dollars. In terms of the fund's performance, this Corporate Investor has 9 percentage points more exits when compared to other organizations. The fund generally invests in more than 49 deals every year.

The usual method for the fund is to invest in rounds with 1-2 other investors. Besides EASME - EU Executive Agency for SMEs, start-ups are typically funded by Techstars, NDRC, Innovate UK and 375 more VCs. Other VCs who often invest in the same rounds are Horizon 2020, Lifeline Ventures, Eurostars. In subsequent rounds, the fund is usually supported by Parkwalk Advisors, Innovate UK, Woodford Investment Management, out of 219 investors from our database.

The fund was created by Carlos Moedas. We also identified another 2 core personnel in our database.

Moreover, a start-up needs to be 6-10 years old to get investment from this fund. The fund has no an exact preference in the amount of founders of companies in its portfolio. If there are 5+ founders in the start-up, the probability of getting the investment is low. SAP, RELEX Solutions, Agendia are among the most popular portfolio start-ups of the fund. The country of its foundation and the country of the most frequent investments for the fund doesn't coincide - United Kingdom. In addition to this location, the fund participated in 30 other locations. Among the most popular investment industries for the fund are Medical, Energy. However, the fund’s focus is not limited to this, since there are 35 more areas of investment.

Year Founded

2014

Fund Activity

Operative

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: europa.eu; User name format in descending order of probability: first last, first '0' last, first_initial last, first, last

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

80.4% of cases

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

>24

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

5.2% of cases

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

x8.6

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

3 years

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

0.7 out of 1

Number of Minotaurs [amount of portfolio companies, which raised more then $1B in total]

1

Funds Investing in Previous
Rounds

Techstars, NDRC, Innovate UK

Funds Investing Together

Horizon 2020, Lifeline Ventures, Eurostars

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