Kensington Capital Partners Limited

Founded 1996
Founders Thomas Kennedy

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Total investments 61
Average round size
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The average size of a deal this fund participated in
$11M
Portfolio companies 50
Rounds per year 2.44
Lead investments 10
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How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
0.11
Exits 12
Key employees 8
Stages of investment
Late Stage Venture
Private Equity

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • SaaS
  • Apps
  • E-Commerce
  • Internet
Summary

Kensington Capital Partners Limited appeared to be the VC, which was created in 1996. The main office of represented VC is situated in the Toronto. The venture was found in North America in Canada.

Considering the real fund results, this VC is 14 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other organizations. Opposing the other organizations, this Kensington Capital Partners Limited works on 16 percentage points less the average amount of lead investments. The top amount of exits for fund were in 2016. The fund is generally included in less than 2 deals every year. The common things for fund are deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars. The important activity for fund was in 2017. Despite it in 2019 the fund had an activity.

The standard case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 4-5 partakers. Despite the Kensington Capital Partners Limited, startups are often financed by Tom Williams, Nexus Venture Partners, Lightspeed Venture Partners. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are BDC Venture Capital, Relay Ventures, Hedgewood. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Relay Ventures, Napier Park Global Capital, Mayfield Fund.

The fund has no specific favorite in a number of founders of portfolio startups. When startup sums 5+ of the founder, the probability for it to get the investment is little. For fund there is a match between the location of its establishment and the land of its numerous investments - Canada. Among the most popular fund investment industries, there are Brand Marketing, SaaS. Moreover, a startup needs to be at the age of 6-10 years to get the investment from the fund. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight TouchBistro, Influitive, NatureBox.

Besides them, we counted 8 critical employees of this fund in our database.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRoundRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Plus One Robotics

Industrial Automation
Robotics
Software
1
$33M27 Apr 2021 United States, San Antonio

Borrowell

Artificial Intelligence
Credit
Finance
Financial Services
FinTech
1
$19M22 Feb 2021 Canada, Old Toronto

LifeSpeak

Health Care
Wellness
1
$33M15 Sep 2020 Canada, Old Toronto

Food.ee

Apps
E-Commerce
1
$10M13 Jul 2020 Canada, Vancouver

Iguazio

Analytics
Artificial Intelligence
Big Data
Machine Learning
PaaS
Real Time
SaaS
Software
1
$24M27 Jan 2020 Israel, " Israel"}

Kognitiv

E-Commerce
Software
Tourism
Travel
1
31 Dec 2019 Canada, Kitchener

Valent Low-Carbon Technologies

Fuel
Industrial
Industrial Manufacturing
Oil and Gas
1
$30M28 Nov 2019 Canada, Oakville

Pela

Fashion
Mobile
Product Design
1
$5M08 Oct 2019 Canada, Kelowna

Procurify

Cloud Computing
Enterprise Software
FinTech
Procurement
SaaS
Software
Supply Chain Management
1
$20M19 Jun 2019 Canada, Vancouver
News
Plus One Robotics Snags $33M Series B

– Plus One Robotics from San Francisco has completed a $33m Series B funding.
McRock Capital and TransLink Ventures co-led the round, with participation from BMWi Ventures, Kensington Capital Partners, and Ironspring Ventures alongside existing investors.
– Whitney Rockley of McRock Capital and Toshi Otani of TransLink will join the company’s Board of Directors.

Robotic vision startup Plus One raises $33M

– Plus One Robotics, a computer vision software company, raised $33m in Series B funding.
– The round was led by McRock Capital and TransLink Ventures, and joined by BMWi Ventures, Kensington Capital Partners, and Ironspring Ventures.
– The company plans to use the funding to expand operations internationally to keep up with the accelerated demand for robotics.
– The system also allows for group management, controlling up to 50 robots at once.

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