GP Bullhound

Founded 1999
Founders Christian Lagerling Hugh Campbell Manish Madhvani Per Roman

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Total investments 70
Average round size
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The average size of a deal this fund participated in
$26M
Portfolio companies 64
Rounds per year 3.18
Lead investments 8
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How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
0.20
Exits 21
Key employees 14
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Late Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • E-Commerce
  • Software
  • Internet
  • Mobile
  • Social Media
Summary

GP Bullhound appeared to be the VC, which was created in 1999. The venture was found in Europe in United Kingdom. The main office of represented VC is situated in the London.

Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Spotify, Klarna, Avito. Besides, a startup requires to be at the age of 4-5 years to receive the investment from the fund. 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 exact preference in a number of founders of portfolio startups. If startup sums 5+ of the founder, the chance for it to be financed is low. Among the most popular fund investment industries, there are E-Commerce, SaaS.

The typical startup value when the investment from GP Bullhound is more than 1 billion dollars. The real fund results show that this VC is 14 percentage points less often commits exit comparing to other companies. The increased amount of exits for fund were in 2018. The fund is generally included in 2-6 deals every year. Deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars are the general things for fund. This GP Bullhound works on 2 percentage points less the average amount of lead investments comparing to the other organizations. The high activity for fund was in 2015. Despite it in 2019 the fund had an activity.

The fund was created by Christian Lagerling, Hugh Campbell, Manish Madhvani, Per Roman. Besides them, we counted 14 critical employees of this fund in our database.

The standard case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 3-4 partakers. Despite the GP Bullhound, startups are often financed by Northzone, Bonsai Venture Capital SCR, e.ventures. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Creandum, Edastra Venture Capital, FJ Labs. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Northzone, Accel, ePlanet Capital.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Resolution Games

Augmented Reality
Gaming
Internet
Virtual Reality
$25M14 Jul 2021 Stockholm, Stockholm County, Sweden

Sesamy

Audiobooks
EBooks
News
Software
$5M29 Apr 2021 Stockholm, Stockholm County, Sweden

Glovo

Delivery
Delivery Service
Food Delivery
Local
Logistics
Mobile
Mobile Apps
Transportation
$531M31 Mar 2021 Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain

Vivino

Apps
Marketplace
Mobile Apps
Wine And Spirits
$155M03 Feb 2021 San Francisco, California, United States

DuckDuckGo

Internet
Privacy
Search Engine
$100M01 Dec 2020 Willistown Township, Pennsylvania, United States

Challengermode

eSports
Internet
Online Games
PC Games
Software
Video Games
$11M26 Aug 2020 Stockholm County

busuu

EdTech
Education
Education and Training Services (B2B)
Educational and Training Services (B2C)
Educational Software
Language Learning
Social Media
27 May 2020 England

Playtomic

Apps
Reservations
Software
Sports
$2M15 Apr 2020 Madrid, Community of Madrid, Spain

Revolut

Application Software
Banking
Customer Service
Financial Services
Financial Software
FinTech
Mobile Payments
Other Financial Services
Payments
$500M17 Feb 2020 London, England, United Kingdom
News
Whoop Raises $200M in Series F Funding at $3.6 Billion Valuation

– Whoop, a Boston MA-based human performance company, raised $200M in Series F funding.
– The round was led by SoftBank Vision Fund 2 with participation from IVP, Cavu Ventures, Thursday Ventures, GP Bullhound, Accomplice, NextView Ventures and Animal Capital.
– The company intends to use the funds to invest in research and development to build the future of wearable technology, expand hiring across engineering, data science and analytics, acquire leading technology companies to evolve the membership offering, and enter new markets through strategic international expansion.

Lingokids Raises USD$40M in Funding

– Lingokids from Madrid is a provider of an early learning platform.
– Series C $40m round brings company valuation to $100m.
– The round was led by an undisclosed investor, with participation from GP Bullhound and existing investors HV Capital and Ravensburger, among others.
– The new investment will be used for further international expansion, development of new and engaging forms of content for kids, as well as global hiring, especially for the platform engineering and development teams.

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