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Entrepreneur First

Investor type Accelerator
Founders Alice Bentinck Matt Clifford

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Total investments 358
Average round size
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The average size of a deal this fund participated in
$1M
Portfolio companies 267
Rounds per year 32.55
Lead investments 59
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How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
0.25
Exits 15
Key employees 4
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Seed

Areas of investment

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Software
  • Machine Learning
  • Information Technology
  • FinTech
Summary

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

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Zevi

Computer
Service Industry
Software
$850K06 Sep 2022 Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

Jackett

Apps
E-Learning
Education
$1M25 Aug 2022 Singapore, Central Region, Singapore

SunGreenH2

Energy
Environmental Engineering
Renewable Energy
$2M18 Aug 2022 Singapore, Central, Singapore

Peakflo

FinTech
Information Services
Information Technology
Software
$4M06 Jul 2022 Singapore, Central Region, Singapore

Ailiverse

Machine Learning
Software
$103K27 Jun 2022 Singapore, Central Region, Singapore

Text Cortex AI

Artificial Intelligence
Content Marketing
Machine Learning
Marketing Automation
Natural Language Processing
PaaS
SaaS
Software
$1M21 Jun 2022 -

Opply

E-Commerce
Information Services
Supply Chain Management
$4M15 Jun 2022 London, England, United Kingdom

Papercup

Apps
Artificial Intelligence
Digital Media
Machine Learning
Media and Entertainment
Software
Video
$20M09 Jun 2022 London, England, United Kingdom

Subconscious Compute

Artificial Intelligence
Hardware
$1M08 Jun 2022 Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
News
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.

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.

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