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Imperial Innovations

Imperial Innovations

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Headquarters Location

United Kingdom, London


Imperial Innovations is a well known and established VC, which was founded in 1986. This investor is located in Europe, United Kingdom. The primary office of this VC is located in London.

The fund usually invests in rounds together with 2-3 others. Besides Imperial Innovations, start-ups are typically funded by Nesta Ventures, Invesco, Sofinnova Partners and 25 more VCs. The most common co-investors for the fund are Nesta Ventures, SV Health Investors, Woodford Investment Management and also 29 different VCs. The investors in the following rounds are usually Woodford Investment Management, Nesta Ventures, SV Health Investors, and 38 VCs in total.

The fund performance shows that this VC achieves 26 percentage points more exits in comparison to other VCs. The fund generally invests in 2-6 deals every year. In comparison with other funds, Imperial Innovations makes 15 percentage points less than the average number of lead investments. The fund's activity peaked in 2016. Typical investments for this fund are deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars. We recorded the biggest number of exits for this fund in 2013.

We can highlight the most popular investment areas for this fund, such as Health Diagnostics, Artificial Intelligence. In addition, there are 9 more industries where it has achieved success. The country of its establishment and the country of its most frequent investments coincides - United Kingdom. However, start-ups from 1 other country can be found in the fund's portfolio. Also, a start-up has to be aged 4-5 years to expect investment from this fund. Among the most popular portfolio start-ups of the fund, are Cell Medica, Circassia, WaveOptics. The fund has no an exact preference in the amount of founders of companies in its portfolio. If there are 5+ founders in the start-up, the probability of getting the investment is low.

Besides the listed founders, we have found 8 key employees of this fund in our database.

Year Founded


Fund Activity

Not operative

Mail Rule [rules by which you can get an email of an interesting for you fund employee, knowing only the name and surname of this employee]

Domain name:; User name format in descending order of probability: first '.' last

Group Appearance [how often fund is operating separately from groups with shared interest]

100.0% of cases

Investments per Year [average amount of rounds in which fund participates each year]


Follow-on Index [how often fund is ready to support its portfolio startup at next rounds]

27.3% of cases

Average Multiplicator [the average ratio of the last valuation of portfolio startups to their total amount of financing raised]


Average Portfolio Company
Exit Age [the average age of portfolio startups at which they go public or become acquired]

0.9 years

Success / Strategy Similarity
Index [the matching between fund's investment strategy and its proved successes in the form of portfolio startups high valuations]

0.8 out of 1

Funds Investing in Previous

Nesta Ventures, Invesco, Sofinnova Partners

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