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JamJar Investments

Investor type Micro VC
Founders Adam Balon Jon Wright Katie Marrache Richard Reed

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Total investments 86
Average round size
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The average size of a deal this fund participated in
$7M
Portfolio companies 70
Rounds per year 8.60
Lead investments 16
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How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
0.19
Exits 8
Key employees 4
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Late Stage Venture
Seed

Areas of investment

  • E-Commerce
  • Financial Services
  • Health Care
  • Consumer
  • Consumer Goods
Summary

JamJar Investments is the famous VC, which was founded in 2013. The leading representative office of defined VC is situated in the London. The fund was located in Europe if to be more exact in United Kingdom.

The standard case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 3-4 partakers. Despite the JamJar Investments, startups are often financed by Hambro Perks Ltd., Will Neale, Theo Osborne. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Index Ventures, Octopus Ventures, Force Over Mass Capital. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Index Ventures, Octopus Ventures, dmg ventures.

The current fund was established by Adam Balon, Jon Wright, Katie Marrache, Richard Reed. Besides them, we counted 4 critical employees of this fund in our database.

The fund is constantly included in 7-12 investment rounds annually. The top amount of exits for fund were in 2017. The important activity for fund was in 2015. Despite it in 2019 the fund had an activity. When the investment is from JamJar Investments the average startup value is 10-50 millions dollars. This JamJar Investments works on 18 percentage points less the average amount of lead investments comparing to the other organizations. The usual things for fund are deals in the range of 5 - 10 millions dollars. Considering the real fund results, this VC is 14 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other organizations.

Among the various public portfolio startups of the fund, we may underline Deliveroo, CHRONEXT, Simba Sleep The fund has no specific favorite in a number of founders of portfolio startups. In case when startup counts 4 of the founder, the chance for it to get the investment is meager. Besides, a startup requires to be at the age of 2-3 years to receive the investment from the fund. Among the most popular fund investment industries, there are E-Commerce, Mobile Apps. For fund there is a match between the location of its establishment and the land of its numerous investments - United Kingdom.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Lollipop

E-Commerce
Grocery
Shopping
$6M10 May 2022 Chelmsford, Essex, United Kingdom

Wild

$6M17 Feb 2022 London, England, United Kingdom

theUp.co

Consumer
Customer Service
$9M04 Jan 2022 London, England, United Kingdom

Urban Legend

Food and Beverage
Food Processing
Snack Food
$4M27 Oct 2021 London, England, United Kingdom

Who Gives a Crap

Consumer Goods
Recycling
$41M14 Sep 2021 Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Onto

Automotive
Electric Vehicle
GreenTech
Leasing
Subscription Service
Technical Support
Transportation
$175M27 Jul 2021 London, England, United Kingdom

Lumenate

Mobile Apps
Wellness
$1M02 Jul 2021 Bristol, England, United Kingdom

Lollipop

E-Commerce
Grocery
Shopping
$1M29 Jun 2021 Chelmsford, Essex, United Kingdom

Generation Home

Finance
Financial Services
$30M15 Jun 2021 London, England, United Kingdom
News
Audio Platform For Kids Yoto Raises $17 Million

– Yoto is an audio platform for kids.
– The company raised $17m in Series A funding.
– The round was led by Acton Capital with participation from JamJar Investments, Global Founders Capital, Emerge Education, and MPL Ventures.
– Yoto Player is inspired by Montessori principles and is designed to safely give children full control over their listening with access to entertaining audio.

Insurgent UK broadband startup Cuckoo Internet raises $6M round led by RTP Global, with JamJar Investments

– Cuckoo Internet, a broadband provider, raised $6m funding.
– The round was led by RTP Global and joined by JamJar Investments.
– Other individual investors in the round included former executives of Monzo and Stripe.
– Cuckoo’s pitch is that it has a simple broadband offering, suppling a single 67 Mb/s fibre deal on a monthly rolling contract with “no hidden fees,” it says.

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