Forward Partners

Investor type Micro VC
Founders Nic Brisbourne

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Total investments 85
Average round size
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The average size of a deal this fund participated in
$4M
Portfolio companies 59
Rounds per year 9.44
Lead investments 8
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How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
0.31
Exits 10
Key employees 5
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Seed

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • E-Commerce
  • Information Technology
  • Internet
  • Marketplace
Summary

Forward Partners appeared to be the VC, which was created in 2012. The company was established in Europe in United Kingdom. The main department of described VC is located in the London.

Among the most popular fund investment industries, there are Health Care, Information Technology. Besides, a startup requires to be at the age of 2-3 years to receive the investment from the fund. Among the various public portfolio startups of the fund, we may underline Free Now, Hubbub, Breedr For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - United Kingdom. The fund has no specific favorite in a number of founders of portfolio startups.

The top amount of exits for fund were in 2016. Considering the real fund results, this VC is 16 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other organizations. The usual things for fund are deals in the range of 1 - 5 millions dollars. The average startup value when the investment from Forward Partners is 100-500 millions dollars. The fund is constantly included in 2-6 investment rounds annually. Opposing the other organizations, this Forward Partners works on 15 percentage points less the average amount of lead investments. The important activity for fund was in 2014. Despite it in 2019 the fund had an activity.

The usual cause for the fund is to invest in rounds with 3-4 partakers. Despite the Forward Partners, startups are often financed by Wellington Partners, Downing Ventures, The Accelerator Group. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are MMC Ventures, HOWZAT Partners, Downing Ventures. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by London Co-Investment Fund, MMC Ventures, Downing Ventures.

The fund was created by Nic Brisbourne. The overall number of key employees were 10.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Gravity Sketch

3D Printing
3D Technology
Augmented Reality
Industrial Design
Product Design
Software
Virtual Reality
$34M19 Apr 2022 London, England, United Kingdom

Breedr

Agriculture
SaaS
Supply Chain Management
$16M21 Mar 2022 Chichester, England, United Kingdom

Silico

$4M03 Mar 2022 London, England, United Kingdom

PocDoc

Fitness
Health Care
Medical
Wellness
$3M26 Jan 2022 Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

Sourcery

Artificial Intelligence
Software
$1M14 Jan 2022 London, England, United Kingdom

Robin AI

Artificial Intelligence
Contact Management
Legal
Legal Tech
Machine Learning
Software
$3M09 Dec 2021 London, England, United Kingdom

SpotQA

Information Services
Information Technology
Mobile
Quality Assurance
Software
Web Development
$13M15 Nov 2021 London, England, United Kingdom

Sourcery

Artificial Intelligence
Software
30 Sep 2021 London, England, United Kingdom

Koyo

Finance
Financial Services
FinTech
Information Technology
Personal Finance
$7M08 Sep 2021 London, England, United Kingdom
News
Ryde Raises £2.5M in Funding

– Ryde, formerly known as Ryders, is a London, UK-based SaaS last-mile delivery platform provider.
– The company raised £2.5m in funding.
– The round was co-led by Forward Partners and Triple Point, with participation from current investors Seedcamp and Swiss Founders Fund and angels, including Michael Pennington (Gumtree), Will Neale (Fonix), Matt Robinson (Go Cardless) and Ines Ures (former Deliveroo CMO).
– The new investment will be used to continue to expand operations and its business reach.

Ably Raises $70M in Series B Funding

– Ably from London, UK provides a platform that powers synchronized digital experiences in realtime for distributed applications, devices, and hybrid cloud environments.
– The company closed a $70m Series B funding.
– The round was co-led by Insight Partners and Dawn Capital with participation from existing investors Triple Point, Digital Horizon, Forward Partners, and MMC.
– The new investment will be used to accelerate growth, adding a further 125 hires to strengthen its core UK team and growing its US presence over the next 15 months.

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