ESA Business Applications

ESA Business Applications

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Headquarters Location

United Kingdom, Oxford


ESA Business Applications is the renowned Corporate Investor, which was created in 2008. The main office of this Corporate Investor is situated in Oxford. The fund is located in United Kingdom, Europe.

The fund usually participates in 2-6 investment rounds per year. In terms of the fund's performance, this Corporate Investor has 7 percentage points more exits when compared to other organizations. Deals in the range of 1 - 5 millions dollars are most common for this fund. In 2016, the fund's activity was at its peak. Besides, in 2019 the fund was active.

Moreover, a start-up needs to be 2-3 years old to get investment from this fund. The country of its foundation and the country of its most frequent investments coincides - United Kingdom. Besides this, the fund also invested in 2 other countries. Among their most successful investment fields, we have identified Aerospace, Artificial Intelligence. Also, because of its portfolio diversification tendency, we can highlight 8 more industries for this fund. The fund has no a preferred number of founders for start-ups that it invests in. If there are 4 or 5+ founders in the start-up, the probability of getting the investment is low. Among the most popular portfolio start-ups of the fund, are Bird.i, QuantCube Technology, Hummingbird Technologies.

The fund typically invests in rounds with 2-3 participants. Besides ESA Business Applications, start-ups are typically funded by Wilco, Velcourt, Valencia Institute of Finance. Other VCs who often invest in the same rounds are Valencia Institute of Finance, Seedrs, Scottish Enterprise. In subsequent rounds, the fund is usually joined by Scottish Investment Bank, Satellite Applications Catapult, SALIC, as well as 2 other investors.

Year Founded


Fund Activity


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]

6.3% of cases

Funds Investing in Previous

Wilco, Velcourt, Valencia Institute of Finance

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