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Generation Investment Management

Investor type Private Equity Firm
Founders Al Gore Colin le Duc David Blood Mark Ferguson Miguel Nogales Peter Harris


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Total investments 70
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 42
Rounds per year 3.89
Lead investments 13
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 10
Key employees 8
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Late Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • Renewable Energy
  • Energy
  • SaaS
  • Transportation

Generation Investment Management is the famous VC, which was founded in 2004. The fund was located in Europe if to be more exact in United Kingdom. The main department of described VC is located in the London.

The fund was created by Al Gore, Colin le Duc, David Blood, Mark Ferguson, Miguel Nogales, Peter Harris. The overall number of key employees were 8.

Moreover, a startup needs to be at the age of 6-10 years to get the investment from the fund. Among the various public portfolio startups of the fund, we may underline DocuSign, SolarCity, Asana Among the most successful fund investment fields, there are Software, Transportation. The fund has no exact preference in some founders of portfolio startups. When startup sums 5+ of the founder, the probability for it to get the investment is little. For fund there is no match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - United States.

The increased amount of exits for fund were in 2012. The usual things for fund are deals in the range of 50 - 100 millions dollars. Considering the real fund results, this VC is 24 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other organizations. The top activity for fund was in 2011. Despite it in 2019 the fund had an activity. The fund is constantly included in 2-6 investment rounds annually. When the investment is from Generation Investment Management the average startup value is more than 1 billion dollars. Comparing to the other companies, this Generation Investment Management performs on 14 percentage points less the average number of lead investments.

The standard case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 4-5 partakers. Despite the Generation Investment Management, startups are often financed by Benchmark, Balderton Capital, Virgin Green Fund. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Kleiner Perkins, DAG Ventures, True North Venture Partners. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by DAG Ventures, True North Venture Partners, Kleiner Perkins.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Elation Health

Electronic Health Record (EHR)
Health Care
$50M26 Jul 2022 San Francisco, California, United States


Artificial Intelligence
Career Planning
Human Resources
Information Services
Social Media
$90M28 Jun 2022 New York, New York, United States


Electric Vehicle
Energy Efficiency
Last Mile Transportation
$295M05 Apr 2022 New Taipei, Taiwan


$75M01 Mar 2022 Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya

o9 Solutions

Digital Media
Enterprise Software
$295M26 Jan 2022 Dallas, Texas, United States

Back Market

Consumer Electronics
$510M11 Jan 2022 Paris, Ile-de-France, France


Human Resources
Information Technology
Small and Medium Businesses
$200M29 Sep 2021 New York, New York, United States

Octopus Energy

Energy Efficiency
Renewable Energy
$655M27 Sep 2021 London, England, United Kingdom

Vestiaire Collective

E-Commerce Platforms
Social Shopping
$210M22 Sep 2021 Paris, Ile-de-France, France
Pivot Bio Raises $430M in Series D Funding

– Pivot Bio, a Berkeley, CA-based nitrogen innovator in agriculture, closed a $430m Series D funding.
– The round was led by DCVC and Temasek with participation from Generation Investment Management, G2 Venture Partners, Rockefeller Capital Management, Breakthrough Energy Ventures, Continental Grain Company, Prelude Ventures; Pavilion Capital, Bunge Ventures, Tekfen Ventures, and Roger Underwood.
– The company intends to use the funds to focus on scaling its U.S. business and expanding into key international markets.

AlayaCare Raises $225 Million to Accelerate the Digital Transformation of Home Health Care

– AlayaCare, a global home and community care software company, announced a $225m CAD Series D funding round led by Generation Investment Management LLP with participation from Klass Capital and incumbent investors Inovia Capital, CDPQ, and Investissement Québec.
– The US is now the fastest-growing part of AlayaCare’s business, representing 7x growth in the last 24 months.
– AlayaCare will use the funding to continue global expansion, hire additional staff and further invest in innovation capabilities to build a more complete post-acute offering in addition to products that help solve labour market issues around employee shortages and churn.
– The transaction was supported by TD Securities Inc. as exclusive financial advisor, Aust Legal, and Stikeman Elliott LLP who acted as advisors for AlayaCare.


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