Episode 1

Episode 1

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Headquarters Location

United Kingdom, London


Episode 1 was established in 2013, and is a well known VC. The VC's location is in Europe, United Kingdom. The primary office of this VC is located in London.

The fund usually invests in rounds together with 2-3 others. Aside from Episode 1, start-ups are often funded by Simon Murdoch, Entrepreneur First, Balderton Capital and 16 other funds. The fund often co-invests with Act Venture Capital, Balderton Capital, Seedcamp, overall with 19 funds from our list. In subsequent rounds, the fund is usually joined by Upscale, Balderton Capital, Entrepreneur First, as well as 16 other investors.

Also, a start-up has to be aged 2-3 years to expect investment from this fund. The country of its establishment and the country of its most frequent investments coincides - United Kingdom. However, start-ups from 3 other countries can be found in the fund's portfolio. The fund has 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. We can highlight the most popular investment areas for this fund, such as E-Commerce, Big Data. In addition, there are 10 more industries where it has achieved success. Among the most popular portfolio start-ups of the fund, are ThirdEye, TVbeat, SWIFT SHIFT.

The fund typically enters into 7-12 deals annually. This fund was the most active in 2014. Additionally, in 2019 the fund was active. In real terms, this VC performs 37 percentage points more exits than other funds. The average start-up valuation at the time of investment from Episode 1 is 100 thousands - 1 million dollars. Episode 1 is involved in 27 percentage points less than the average amount of lead investments when compared with other funds. Deals in the range of 1 - 5 millions dollars are most common for this fund. The most exits for the fund occurred in 2019.

The fund was established by Adrian Lloyd, Damien Lane, Simon Murdoch. Besides the listed founders, we have found 5 key employees of this fund in our database.

Year Founded


Fund Activity


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: episode1.com; User name format in descending order of probability: first, first_initial last, first last, first last_initial, first '.' last

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

100.0% of cases

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


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

24.1% of cases

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

5.4 years

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

0.1 out of 1

Funds Investing in Previous

Entrepreneur First, Balderton Capital

Funds Investing in Following

Upscale, Balderton Capital, Entrepreneur First

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