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Longwall Venture Partners

Investor type Venture Capital
Founders David Denny Matthew Frohn Michael Penington


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Total investments 33
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 24
Rounds per year 3.00
Lead investments 8
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Key employees 5

Areas of investment

  • Biotechnology
  • Health Care
  • Medical Device
  • Manufacturing
  • Therapeutics

In 2011 was created Longwall Venture Partners, which is appeared as VC. The company was established in Europe in United Kingdom. The main department of described VC is located in the Harwell.

The current fund was established by David Denny, Matthew Frohn, Michael Penington. Besides them, we counted 5 critical employees of this fund in our database.

The usual things for fund are deals in the range of 1 - 5 millions dollars. The fund is constantly included in 2-6 deals per year. The real fund results show that this VC is 19 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other companies. The top activity for fund was in 2018.

The typical case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 3-4 participants. Despite the Longwall Venture Partners, startups are often financed by Innovate UK, The FSE Group, Oxford Technology Management. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Oxford Technology Management, Wren Capital, UK Innovation & Science Seed Fund. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by IQ Capital, UK Innovation & Science Seed Fund, The FSE Group.

Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Wayland Additive, Momentum Bioscience, Azellon Cell Therapeutics. The fund has no specific favorite in a number of founders of portfolio startups. When startup sums 3 or 5+ of the founder, the probability for it to get the investment is little. For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - United Kingdom. Among the most successful fund investment fields, there are Manufacturing, Electronics. Besides, a startup requires to be at the age of 4-5 years to receive the investment from the fund.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation


Information Technology
Machinery Manufacturing
Oil and Gas
$2M14 Jul 2022 South Oxfordshire, England, United Kingdom


$4M02 Mar 2022 -

Closed Loop Medicine

Health Care
$17M03 Nov 2021 London, England, United Kingdom

Caristo Diagnostics

Health Care
Health Diagnostics
Medical Device
30 Mar 2021 Oxford, England, United Kingdom


$5M14 Dec 2020 United Kingdom, England


Medical Device
$1M21 Apr 2020 London, England, United Kingdom

LettUs Grow

$3M09 Jan 2020 United Kingdom, England

Wayland Additive

3D Printing
Machinery Manufacturing
$4M09 Sep 2019 London, England, United Kingdom

Closed Loop Medicine

Health Care
$890K19 Jul 2019 London, England, United Kingdom


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