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Founders Factory

Investor type Accelerator
Founders Brent Hoberman George Northcott Henry Lane Fox Jim Meyerle

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Total investments 121
Average round size
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The average size of a deal this fund participated in
$803K
Portfolio companies 110
Rounds per year 17.29
Lead investments 39
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How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
0.08
Exits 5
Key employees 19
Stages of investment
Seed

Areas of investment

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Software
  • Information Technology
  • Travel
  • Internet
Summary

In 2015 was created Founders Factory, which is appeared as VC. The fund was located in Europe if to be more exact in United Kingdom. The leading representative office of defined VC is situated in the London.

The usual cause for the fund is to invest in rounds with 2-3 partakers. Despite the Founders Factory, startups are often financed by SEED Capital, Microsoft Accelerator London, Eleven. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Serge Chiaramonte, Force Over Mass Capital, Firstminute Capital. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Ascension Ventures Limited, Startup Funding Club, Serge Chiaramonte.

The current fund was established by Brent Hoberman, George Northcott, Henry Lane Fox, Jim Meyerle.

The fund has no specific favorite in a number of founders of portfolio startups. If startup sums 4 or 5+ of the founder, the chance for it to be financed is low. Besides, a startup needs to be aged 2-3 years to get the investment from the fund. Among the most popular fund investment industries, there are Artificial Intelligence, Advertising. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Preemadonna, Entale Media, A Million Ads. For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - United Kingdom.

The typical startup value when the investment from Founders Factory is 1-5 millions dollars. Considering the real fund results, this VC is 27 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other organizations. Opposing the other organizations, this Founders Factory works on 28 percentage points less the average amount of lead investments. The common things for fund are deals in the range of 1 - 5 millions dollars. The high activity for fund was in 2018. The fund is constantly included in 7-12 investment rounds annually.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

WiseWorks

Artificial Intelligence
Communications Infrastructure
$1M04 Jul 2022 United Kingdom, United Kingdom

TIBU Health

Health Care
Hospital
Logistics
$7M01 Jun 2022 Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya

Kaizan

Artificial Intelligence
Augmented Reality
Business Intelligence
$1M18 May 2022 London, England, United Kingdom

Solivus

Energy
Solar
$3M28 Feb 2022 London, England, United Kingdom

Karmacist

Dietary Supplements
Health Care
Wellness
$959K10 Dec 2021 -

National MRI Scan

$2M07 Dec 2021 London, England, United Kingdom

TROOP (formerly TroopTravel)

Big Data
Business Travel
Enterprise Software
Meeting Software
Travel
$8M30 Sep 2021 Spain, Community of Madrid, Spain

MVX

Information Technology
Internet
Logistics
Marine Technology
Marine Transportation
Supply Chain Management
Transportation
$1M05 Aug 2021 Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria

Byway Travel

Tourism
Travel
$1M06 Jul 2021 London, England, United Kingdom
News
Nigerian digital freight provider MVX lands $1.3M to help shippers move cargoes faster

– MVX, a Nigerian-based digital freight company, raised $1.3m in seed funding.
– MVX raised money for its seed round from Africa-focused firms Kepple Africa, The Continent Venture Partners, Founders Factory, Launch Africa, and Capital Oak.
– Some angel investors in the U.S., Japan, Nigeria, and South Africa also participated.
– MVX plans to use the funding to expand its operations in Nigeria and other African countries.

ScaleXP Raises £600K in Seed Funding

– ScaleXP from London develops a SaaS platform for small businesses to consolidate their financial and sales data.
– Series A funding round of £600k was led by Cambridge Angels, Angel Academe, Syndicate Room and Founders Factory.
– The new investment will be used to develop the company’s platform and services, as well as accelerate customer acquisition.
– In conjunction with the funding, Alex Hirsch will take a position on the ScaleXP advisory board.

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