Entrepreneur First

Founded 2011
Founders Alice Bentinck Matt Clifford


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Total investments 239
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 215
Rounds per year 23.90
Lead investments 49
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 13
Key employees 4
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Software
  • Machine Learning
  • Information Technology
  • Health Care

Entrepreneur First appeared to be the VC, which was created in 2011. The fund was located in Europe if to be more exact in United Kingdom. The leading representative office of defined VC is situated in the London.

When the investment is from Entrepreneur First the average startup value is 5-10 millions dollars. Deals in the range of 1 - 5 millions dollars are the general things for fund. The fund is constantly included in 13-24 deals per year. The real fund results show that this VC is 8 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other companies. The important activity for fund was in 2018. Despite it in 2019 the fund had an activity. Opposing the other organizations, this Entrepreneur First works on 24 percentage points less the average amount of lead investments. The top amount of exits for fund were in 2016.

The fund has exact preference in some founders of portfolio startups. When startup sums 5+ of the founder, the probability for it to get the investment is little. Moreover, a startup needs to be at the age of 2-3 years to get the investment from the fund. For fund there is a match between the location of its establishment and the land of its numerous investments - United Kingdom. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight SEPPURE, Code Kingdoms, GTN. Among the most successful fund investment fields, there are Software, Machine Learning.

This organization was formed by Alice Bentinck, Matt Clifford. We also calculated 4 valuable employees in our database.

The usual cause for the fund is to invest in rounds with 2-3 partakers. Despite the Entrepreneur First, startups are often financed by Innovate UK, Isomer Capital, Charlie Songhurst. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Isomer Capital, SparkLabs Global Ventures, Wendy Tan White. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by LocalGlobe, [email protected], Episode 1.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRoundRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation


Artificial Intelligence
Call Center
Customer Service
Enterprise Software
Machine Learning
$14M08 Sep 2021 United Kingdom, London


Artificial Intelligence
Computer Vision
$825K06 Sep 2021 India, Bengaluru


06 Aug 2021 Germany, Berlin


Health Care
Health Insurance
$1M15 Jul 2021 India, Bengaluru


$5M06 Jul 2021

Nodes & Links

Information Technology
Project Management
$10M01 Jul 2021 United Kingdom, London


Health Care
$1M30 Jun 2021 United Kingdom, London


$708K06 May 2021 France, Paris

Unbox Robotics

Artificial Intelligence
Industrial Automation
Internet of Things
Machine Learning
Supply Chain Management
$1M22 Apr 2021 India, Bengaluru
PassFort Secures $16.2M in Series A Funding
– PassFort is a London, UK-based SaaS RegTech platform. – The company raised 16.2m USD in Series A funding. – The round was led by Level Equity, with participation from existing investors OpenOcean, Episode 1 and Entrepreneur First. $4.89m worth of venture debt was also provided by Shard Credit Partners. – The new investment will be used to expand the company’s global growth plans. Read more
AI-driven voice assistant PolyAI raises $14M round led by Khosla Ventures
– PolyAI, a voice assistant company, raised $15m funding. – The round was led by Silicon Valley’s Khosla Ventures, and joined by Point72 Ventures, Amadeus Capital, Sands Capital Ventures, Passion Capital and Entrepreneur First. – It brings PolyAI to a valuation of $100m. – PolyAI claims its voice assistant can be turned live more quickly, in more languages, and charges on a per-minute basis. Read more


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