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Hermes GPE Environmental Innovation Fund

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Total investments 21
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 17
Rounds per year 1.75
Lead investments 0
Follow on index
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Exits 4
Key employees 4
Stages of investment
Late Stage Venture
Private Equity

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • E-Commerce
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Information Technology
  • Apps

Hermes GPE Environmental Innovation Fund appeared to be the VC, which was created in 2010. 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.

We can highlight the next thriving fund investment areas, such as Energy, Chemical. Besides, a startup requires to be at the age of 6-10 years to receive the investment from the fund. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight IZettle, E-LeatherGroup, Sefaira. The fund has specific favorite in a number of founders of portfolio startups. For fund there is a match between the location of its establishment and the land of its numerous investments - United Kingdom.

The standard case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 2-3 partakers. Despite the Hermes GPE Environmental Innovation Fund, startups are often financed by Zouk Capital, Santander InnoVentures, SEB Private Equity. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Zouk Capital, Silicon Valley Bank, Scottish Equity Partners. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Zouk Capital, Swedbank Robur, SEB Private Equity.

The high activity for fund was in 2012. This Hermes GPE Environmental Innovation Fund works on 4 percentage points more the average amount of lead investments comparing to the other organizations. The real fund results show that this VC is 12 percentage points less often commits exit comparing to other companies. The fund is generally included in less than 2 deals every year. The increased amount of exits for fund were in 2018. Deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars are the general things for fund.

We also calculated 4 valuable employees in our database.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation


$54M05 Aug 2021 Vienna, Austria


Financial Services
Mobile Payments
$120M26 May 2021 London, England, United Kingdom


Financial Services
10 May 2021 London, England, United Kingdom


Financial Services
19 Feb 2021 London, England, United Kingdom


Business/Productivity Software
Information Services (B2C)
Media and Information Services (B2B)
Staffing Agency
$103M08 Jan 2021 Community of Madrid


Artificial Intelligence
Data Center
Machine Learning
Natural Language Processing
$50M27 May 2020 Seattle, Washington, United States


Sales Automation
$190M19 May 2020 Paris, Ile-de-France, France


Big Data
Business/Productivity Software
Media and Information Services (B2B)
Retail Technology
$29M15 Apr 2020 England


Information Technology
$15M17 May 2017 Växjö, Sweden, Kronoberg County
Refurbed Raises $54M in Series B Funding

– Refurbed from Vienna is a marketplace for refurbished electronics in the German speaking region promoting sustainable consumption.
– Company raised $54m in Series B funding.
– The round was led by Evli Growth Partners and Almaz Capital, which joined existing investors such as Speedinvest, Bonsai Partners and All Iron Ventures, as well as a group of new backers – Hermes GPE, C4 Ventures, SevenVentures, Alpha Associates, Monkfish Equity (Trivago Founders), Kreos, Isomer Capital and Creas Impact Fund.
– The company intends to use the funds to strengthen its position in the DACH market for refurbished electronics and focus on geographical expansion by entering more European countries, further develop and improve its product portfolio as well as focusing on scaling its international team, employing specialists from all across Europe.

Paysend Raises $125M in Series B Funding

– Paysend, a London, UK-based payments fintech company, raised $125m in Series B funding.
– The round was led by One Peak and attracted new investor – Infravia Growth Capital as well as existing investors Hermes GPE Innovation Fund and Silicon Valley based Plug and Play.
– The new investment will be aimed at accelerating the company’s global growth.


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