Luminous Ventures

Investor type Micro VC
Founders Isabel Fox Lomax Ward


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Total investments 31
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 24
Rounds per year 7.75
Lead investments 7
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 1
Key employees 4
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Information Technology
  • Health Care
  • Machine Learning
  • Biotechnology

Luminous Ventures is the famous VC, which was founded in 2015. The leading representative office of defined VC is situated in the London. The company was established in Europe in United Kingdom.

This organization was formed by Isabel Fox, Lomax Ward. We also calculated 4 valuable employees in our database.

The typical case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 3-4 participants. Despite the Luminous Ventures, startups are often financed by Entrepreneur First, UK Innovation & Science Seed Fund, SOSV. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are IQ Capital, SOSV, Entrepreneur First. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by SOSV, iNovia Capital, Talis Capital.

Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Sparrho, Beyond, BioBeats. For fund there is a match between the location of its establishment and the land of its numerous investments - United Kingdom. The fund has no exact preference in a number of founders of portfolio startups. In case when startup counts 1 or 5+ of the founder, the chance for it to get the investment is meager. Moreover, a startup needs to be at the age of 4-5 years to get the investment from the fund. We can highlight the next thriving fund investment areas, such as Software, Hospital.

The common things for fund are deals in the range of 5 - 10 millions dollars. Speaking about the real fund results, this VC is 40 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other organizations. The fund is constantly included in 2-6 deals per year. The important activity for fund was in 2018.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Ellipsis Health

Health Care
Information Technology
$26M15 Jun 2021 San Francisco, California, United States

Artificial Intelligence
$4M01 Jun 2021 Warsaw, Mazowieckie, Poland

Treos Bio

Clinical Trials
Health Care
Health Diagnostics
$16M31 Mar 2021 London, England, United Kingdom


Artificial Intelligence
Information Technology
$1M23 Mar 2021 London, England, United Kingdom


Life Science
$4M16 Mar 2021 Bristol, England, United Kingdom


$1M17 Dec 2020 United Kingdom, England


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Life Science
$850K08 Dec 2020 Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom

Ellipsis Health

Health Care
Information Technology
$6M01 Dec 2020 San Francisco, California, United States

Kernal Biologics

06 Nov 2020 Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
Ellipsis Health Raises $26M in Series A Funding

– Ellipsis Health is a San Francisco, CA-based developer of a voice vital sign to quantify and manage depression and anxiety at scale.
– The company raised $26m in Series A funding.
– The round was led by SJF Ventures with participation from AblePartners, Akhil Paul at Caparo Group, Alumni Ventures, Divesh Makan, Gaingels, Gary Loveman, Generator Ventures, Greycroft, Helmy Eltoukhy, Joanne Bradford, Khosla Ventures, Luminous Ventures, Marc Benioff’s TIME Ventures, Richard Socher, Ricardo Villela Marino, SpringTide Ventures, and What If Ventures.
– The company intends to use the funds to continue to grow its customer base, expand global partnerships, build a multidisciplinary team, research, and develop new voice-based technology, expand its voice vital sign to address the mental health of children and adolescents. grows its drug synthesis AI platform with a $4.6M seed round

– Polish computational chemistry outfit has raised $4.6m to expand its quest to bring theoretical drug molecules to reality.
– The funding round was led by Atmos Ventures, with a long list of participating investors: AME Cloud Ventures, Cherubic Ventures, Firlej Kastory, Inventures, Luminous Ventures, Sunfish Partners, and individuals including Bayer executive Sebastian Guth.
– The company’s system enters play when you have some exotic new compound you want to make in order to test it in real life, but don’t know how to make it.
– After all, these molecules are brand new to science — no one has created them before, so why should anyone know?
– creates a workflow starting with ordinary off-the-shelf chemicals and provides step by step instructions using known methods of how to go from A to B… and to C, D and so on (it’s rarely simple).


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