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Total investments 28
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 21
Rounds per year 0.56
Lead investments 10
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 4
Key employees 1

Areas of investment

  • Energy
  • Oil and Gas
  • Renewable Energy
  • Solar
  • Manufacturing

Equinor appeared to be the Corporate Investor, which was created in 1972. The company was established in Europe in Norway. The main office of represented Corporate Investor is situated in the Stavanger.

The usual cause for the fund is to invest in rounds with 3-4 partakers. Despite the Equinor, startups are often financed by ProVenture Management, Investinor, Parkwalk Advisors. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Investinor, ProVenture Management, Legal & General. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by VantagePoint Capital Partners, ProVenture Management, Legal & General.

The fund has no exact preference in some founders of portfolio startups. We can highlight the next thriving fund investment areas, such as Chemical, Oil and Gas. Besides, a startup needs to be aged 6-10 years to get the investment from the fund. For fund there is no 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 BrightSource Energy, Opax, LUX Assure.

The fund is constantly included in less than 2 deals per year. The important activity for fund was in 2016. When the investment is from Equinor the average startup value is 1-5 millions dollars. Considering the real fund results, this Corporate Investor is 32 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other organizations. This Equinor works on 10 percentage points less the average amount of lead investments comparing to the other organizations. Deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars are the general things for fund.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Noriker Power

Renewable Energy
08 Dec 2021 Gloucester, England, United Kingdom

Mainspring Energy

Clean Energy
Oil and Gas
$95M04 May 2021 California, United States

Commonwealth Fusion

Clean Energy
Electrical Distribution
Renewable Energy
$84M26 May 2020 Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

Reactive Technologies

Renewable Energy
26 Mar 2019 England

Oxford PV

Information Technology
$41M15 Mar 2019 England

Yellow Door Energy

Renewable Energy
$65M28 Jan 2019 Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Scatec Solar

Renewable Energy
15 Nov 2018 Oslo

Oxford PV

Information Technology
$10M24 Apr 2018 England

Mainspring Energy

Clean Energy
Oil and Gas
$83M24 Jan 2018 California, United States


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