Ignite Accelerator

Investor type Accelerator
Founders Collin Willis Paul Smith


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Total investments 31
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 28
Rounds per year 2.82
Lead investments 3
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 3
Key employees 1
Stages of investment

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • Apps
  • Lifestyle
  • SaaS
  • Mobile

Ignite Accelerator is the famous VC, which was founded in 2011. The main office of represented VC is situated in the Newcastle Upon Tyne. The fund was located in Europe if to be more exact in United Kingdom.

For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - United Kingdom. Besides, a startup needs to be aged 1 and less years to get the investment from the fund. Among the most successful fund investment fields, there are SaaS, Internet. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight MindMate, Moltin, Jinn. The fund has no specific favorite in a number of founders of portfolio startups. When startup sums 1 or 5+ of the founder, the probability for it to get the investment is little.

The usual things for fund are deals in the range of 50-100 thousands dollars. The top amount of exits for fund were in 2020. The average startup value when the investment from Ignite Accelerator is 100 thousands - 1 million dollars. The fund is generally included in 2-6 deals every year. Considering the real fund results, this VC is 10 percentage points less often commits exit comparing to other organizations. This Ignite Accelerator works on 22 percentage points less the average amount of lead investments comparing to the other organizations. The top activity for fund was in 2015.

The typical case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 2-3 participants. Despite the Ignite Accelerator, startups are often financed by Seedrs, Telia Company AB, Stuart Marks. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Northstar Ventures, IP Group Plc, ADV. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Seedrs, Northstar Ventures, IP Group Plc.

The fund was created by Collin Willis, Paul Smith.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Sales Automation
$54K01 Feb 2019 United Kingdom, " United Kingdom"}


Business Information Systems
Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)
$30K01 Apr 2018 United Kingdom, London

Course Match

Social Network
$376K01 Feb 2018 England


$54K21 Jan 2018 Harborough, England, United Kingdom


3D Printing
Graphic Design
Industrial Design
Video Games
Virtual Reality
$54K20 Dec 2017 Manchester, England, United Kingdom

Link Big

Cloud Computing
Cloud Data Services
Information Services
Machine Learning
Retail Technology
Social Media Marketing
$172K01 Dec 2017 United Kingdom, Birmingham


Online Portals
$43K09 Jan 2017 London, England, United Kingdom

Partscosting Ltd

Industrial Engineering
Mechanical Design
Supply Chain Management
$50K08 Jan 2017 Manchester, England, United Kingdom

Course Match

Social Network
$23K17 Dec 2016 United Kingdom, Manchester


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