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Total investments 60
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 54
Rounds per year 1.25
Lead investments 21
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 17
Key employees 13
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Private Equity

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • Information Technology
  • Financial Services
  • Data Center
  • Renewable Energy

Investec appeared to be the VC, which was created in 1974. The fund was located in Africa if to be more exact in South Africa. The main office of represented VC is situated in the Cape Town.

The usual things for fund are deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars. The increased amount of exits for fund were in 2019. The fund is generally included in 2-6 deals every year. The important activity for fund was in 2017. The real fund results show that this VC is 34 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other companies. This Investec works on 3 percentage points more the average amount of lead investments comparing to the other organizations. The typical startup value when the investment from Investec is 50-100 millions dollars.

We also calculated 13 valuable employees in our database.

For fund there is no match between the location of its establishment and the land of its numerous investments - United States. The fund has no specific favorite in a number of founders of portfolio startups. If startup sums 5+ of the founder, the chance for it to be financed is low. Besides, a startup requires to be at the age of 6-10 years to receive the investment from the fund. Among the most successful fund investment fields, there are Software, Internet. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Vivint Solar, Sunrun, Fenergo.

The usual cause for the fund is to invest in rounds with 2-3 partakers. Despite the Investec, startups are often financed by Ulster Bank Diageo Venture Fund, NCB Ventures, Ventech China. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are AIB Seed Capital Fund, Enterprise Ireland, Zhong Capital Fund. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Enterprise Ireland, Silicon Valley Bank, Insight Partners.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation


Financial Services
18 Nov 2022 South Africa, Gauteng, South Africa


Data Center
Information Technology
$3M27 Oct 2022 South Africa, Gauteng, South Africa

Cypress Creek Renewables

Environmental Engineering
Renewable Energy
$125M03 May 2022 Santa Monica, California, United States

Incor Infrastructure

Commercial Real Estate
Real Estate
$1B06 Apr 2022 Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India


Point of Sale
$3M25 Jan 2022 NA - South Africa, Gauteng, South Africa

ITM Power

Clean Energy
$342M14 Oct 2021 Sheffield, England, United Kingdom


Financial Services
$90M20 Sep 2021 London, England, United Kingdom


Financial Services
$85M07 Sep 2021 London, England, United Kingdom


Data Center
Information Technology
$1M06 Jul 2021 South Africa, Gauteng, South Africa


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