Explorer Investments

Investor type Private Equity Firm
Founders Elizabeth Rothfield Rodrigo Guimaraes


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Total investments 45
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 45
Rounds per year 2.37
Lead investments 30
Exits 2
Key employees 4
Stages of investment
Private Equity

Areas of investment

  • Manufacturing
  • Retail
  • Restaurants
  • Textiles
  • Building Material

Explorer Investments appeared to be the VC, which was created in 2003. The venture was found in Europe in Portugal. The main office of represented VC is situated in the Lisboa.

The standard case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 1-2 partakers. Despite the Explorer Investments, startups are often financed by Portugal Ventures, Ask Capital. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Alantra. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Armada Credit Partners, Alantra, AXIS Participaciones Empresariales.

The real fund results show that this VC is 73 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other companies. The increased amount of exits for fund were in 2016. The fund is constantly included in 2-6 deals per year. The usual things for fund are deals in the range of 1 - 5 millions dollars. The important activity for fund was in 2015. Comparing to the other companies, this Explorer Investments performs on 25 percentage points less the average number of lead investments.

Among the most successful fund investment fields, there are Manufacturing, Food and Beverage. Among the various public portfolio startups of the fund, we may underline NMusic, Nutricafes For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - Portugal. Moreover, a startup needs to be at the age of 4-5 years to get the investment from the fund.

The fund was created by Elizabeth Rothfield, Rodrigo Guimaru00e3es. The overall number of key employees were 4.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation


01 Jan 2017 -


Business Information Systems
Business Intelligence
Information Services
Information Technology
$1M27 Apr 2016 Portugal, Portugal

Mobile Payments
10 Feb 2015 Portugal, Lisbon, Portugal

Villa C Boutique Hotel

01 Jan 2015 -


28 Oct 2014 -

The Ramiro group

01 Jan 2014 Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal

Caixiave - Frames Industry SA

Building Material
01 Jan 2013 -


01 Jan 2010 Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal


Renewable Energy
13 Nov 2008 -


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