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Illuminate Financial

Founders Mark Beeston Mark Whitcroft

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Total investments 67
Average round size
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The average size of a deal this fund participated in
$14M
Portfolio companies 42
Rounds per year 6.70
Lead investments 17
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How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
0.37
Exits 2
Key employees 6
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Seed

Areas of investment

  • Financial Services
  • FinTech
  • Software
  • Finance
  • Analytics
Summary

Illuminate Financial is the famous VC, which was founded in 2014. The fund was located in Europe if to be more exact in United Kingdom. The main office of represented VC is situated in the London.

The fund has no exact preference in some founders of portfolio startups. If startup sums 5+ of the founder, the chance for it to be financed is low. Among the most successful fund investment fields, there are FinTech, Finance. Besides, a startup needs to be aged 2-3 years to get the investment from the fund. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Privitar, Genesis Global Solutions, RegTek Solutions. For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - United Kingdom.

The common things for fund are deals in the range of 5 - 10 millions dollars. The high activity for fund was in 2019. The fund is constantly included in 2-6 deals per year. The higher amount of exits for fund were in 2019. This Illuminate Financial works on 23 percentage points less the average amount of lead investments comparing to the other organizations. Considering the real fund results, this VC is 36 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other organizations.

This organization was formed by Mark Beeston, Mark Whitcroft. The overall number of key employees were 6.

The standard case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 3-4 partakers. Despite the Illuminate Financial, startups are often financed by ValueStream Ventures, Tribeca Angels, Soros Fund Management. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Tribeca Angels, ValueStream Ventures, Pivot Investment Partners. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Citigroup, Salesforce Ventures, Partech.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Accacia

GreenTech
Real Estate
$7M22 Apr 2024 Gurgaon, Haryana, India

Composable Prompts

$4M27 Feb 2024 -

bluesheets

FinTech
Software
$6M22 Jan 2024 Singapore, Central, Singapore

Accelex

Analytics
Data Integration
Financial Services
$16M02 Nov 2023 London, England, United Kingdom

Pontoro

Financial Services
FinTech
$4M26 Sep 2023 Mountain View, California, United States

N5 Now

Banking
Consulting
CRM
Finance
Financial Services
FinTech
Insurance
Software
$9M12 Sep 2023 New York, New York, United States

finres

Agriculture
Artificial Intelligence
Big Data
Financial Services
$4M11 Jul 2023 Paris, Ile-de-France, France

OSOME

Accounting
Artificial Intelligence
SaaS
Software
$25M06 Dec 2022 Singapore, Central, Singapore

Kiln

$20M28 Nov 2022 Paris, Ile-de-France, France
News
Productivity startup Time is Ltd. raises $5.6M to be the ‘Google Analytics for company time’

– Time is Ltd. is a productivity analytics startup.
– The company has raised $5.6m in funding.
– The round was led by Chalfen Ventures, with participation from Illuminate Financial Management, Accel, Acequia Capital, Paul Sallaberry, and Ulf Zetterberg.

Blockdaemon Raises $28 Million In Series A Funding To Help Institutions Quickly and Securely Scale Blockchain Infrastructure

– Blockdaemon closed a $28m Series A funding round.
– The round was led by Greenspring Associates with participation from Goldman Sachs, BlockFi, Warburg Serres, Uphold, Voyager Digital Ltd., Illuminate Financial, and Hard Yaka.
– Existing seed round investors Boldstart Ventures, Coinfund, Kenetic, CoinShares, Borderless Capital, Blockchain.com Ventures, Lerer Hippeau and Heavybit increased their investments.
– Blockdaemon is the foundational layer to the blockchain industry, enabling participants to stake and deploy nodes with institutional-grade security, scalability and reliability.
– Blockdaemon offers access to new financial infrastructure for a variety of market participants, from large financial institutions, exchanges and custodians to small, agile crypto native firms and developers.

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Total investments 67
Average round size 14M
Rounds per year 6.70
Peak activity year 2021
Lead investments 17
Follow on index 0.37
Exits 2
Group Appearance index 0.87

Latest deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Accacia

GreenTech
Real Estate
$7M22 Apr 2024 Gurgaon, Haryana, India

Composable Prompts

$4M27 Feb 2024 -

bluesheets

FinTech
Software
$6M22 Jan 2024 Singapore, Central, Singapore

Accelex

Analytics
Data Integration
Financial Services
$16M02 Nov 2023 London, England, United Kingdom

Pontoro

Financial Services
FinTech
$4M26 Sep 2023 Mountain View, California, United States

N5 Now

Banking
Consulting
CRM
Finance
Financial Services
FinTech
Insurance
Software
$9M12 Sep 2023 New York, New York, United States

finres

Agriculture
Artificial Intelligence
Big Data
Financial Services
$4M11 Jul 2023 Paris, Ile-de-France, France

OSOME

Accounting
Artificial Intelligence
SaaS
Software
$25M06 Dec 2022 Singapore, Central, Singapore

Kiln

$20M28 Nov 2022 Paris, Ile-de-France, France
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