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Illuminate Financial

Investor type Venture Capital
Founders Mark Beeston Mark Whitcroft


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Total investments 48
Average round size
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Portfolio companies 32
Rounds per year 6.00
Lead investments 12
Follow on index
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Exits 2
Key employees 6
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • FinTech
  • Financial Services
  • Software
  • Finance
  • Information Technology

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

Cloudwall Capital

Financial Services
$6M01 Jun 2022 New York, New York, United States

Talos Trading

$105M10 May 2022 New York, New York, United States


Financial Services
Trading Platform
$17M30 Mar 2022 London, England, United Kingdom

Genesis Global

Enterprise Software
Financial Services
Information Technology
$200M16 Feb 2022 London, England, United Kingdom


Big Data
Financial Services
Stock Exchanges
$20M26 Jan 2022 Montreal, Quebec, Canada


$3M07 Dec 2021 Sydney, New South Wales, Australia


Financial Services
$6M06 Dec 2021 Mountain View, California, United States


$10M08 Nov 2021 New York, New York, United States

$19M04 Oct 2021 Herzliya, Tel Aviv, Israel
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, 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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