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Merseyside Special Investment Fund

Investor type Micro VC

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Total investments 26
Average round size
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The average size of a deal this fund participated in
$1M
Portfolio companies 25
Rounds per year 1.00
Lead investments 8
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How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
0.04
Exits 2
Key employees 1
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Seed

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • Information Technology
  • Enterprise Software
  • Biotechnology
  • Manufacturing
Summary

Merseyside Special Investment Fund is the famous VC, which was founded in 1996. The venture was found in Europe in United Kingdom. The main department of described VC is located in the Liverpool.

The typical case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 1-2 participants. Despite the Merseyside Special Investment Fund, startups are often financed by Enterprise Ventures, Catapult Ventures, [email protected]. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Foresight Group, Enterprise Ventures, Catapult Ventures. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Yorkshire Bank, Maven Capital Partners, Innovate UK.

Among the most successful fund investment fields, there are Hardware, Information Technology. 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 various public portfolio startups of the fund, we may underline Blue Prism Group, Paver Downes Associates, Biofortuna The fund has specific favorite in a number of founders of portfolio startups. Besides, a startup requires to be at the age of 6-10 years to receive the investment from the fund.

The high activity for fund was in 2006. Despite it in 2019 the fund had an activity. The usual things for fund are deals in the range of 1 - 5 millions dollars. Opposing the other organizations, this Merseyside Special Investment Fund works on 21 percentage points less the average amount of lead investments. The top amount of exits for fund were in 2017. The fund is generally included in less than 2 deals every year. Speaking about the real fund results, this VC is 16 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other organizations.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Springpod

Apps
Career Planning
College Recruiting
EdTech
Education
Recruiting
$3M12 Apr 2021 London, England, United Kingdom

Picnic Chester

$47K28 Aug 2019 Chester, Cheshire, United Kingdom

Food and Beverage
Nutrition
$342K31 Jul 2019 Preston, England, United Kingdom

CiiVSOFT

Employment
Human Resources
Information Technology
Recruiting
SaaS
Software
17 Oct 2018 United Kingdom, England, United Kingdom

Melo World

Information Technology
Software
$137K12 Oct 2018 United Kingdom, England, United Kingdom

vTime Limited

Enterprise Software
Software
Virtual Reality
$7M11 Apr 2018 United Kingdom, Liverpool

DriverNet

Information Services
Information Technology
$68K14 Dec 2017 United Kingdom, England

Sovex

Industrial
Logistics
Manufacturing
$750K04 Jul 2013 Kluang, Malaysia

Biofortuna

Biotechnology
Health Diagnostics
$2M11 Apr 2012 Liverpool, England, United Kingdom

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