Midven - Unicorn Nest



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Headquarters Location

United Kingdom, Birmingham


Midven is a well known and established VC, which was founded in 1991. This investor is located in Europe, United Kingdom. The primary office of this VC is located in Birmingham.

The usual method for the fund is to invest in rounds with 2-3 other investors. Along with Midven, start-ups are often financed by UK Innovation & Science Seed Fund, Oxford Technology Management, Development Bank of Wales as well as 8 other investors. The fund often co-invests with UK Innovation & Science Seed Fund, Catapult Ventures, Mercia Fund Managers, overall with 22 funds from our list. In subsequent rounds, the fund is usually joined by SyndicateRoom, UK Innovation & Science Seed Fund, Parkwalk Advisors, as well as 21 other investors.

Proxisense, Everyclick, Prism Network Ltd are amongst the various portfolio companies of this fund. We can highlight the most popular investment areas for this fund, such as Health Care, Internet. In addition, there are 8 more industries where it has achieved success. The fund has an exact preference in the amount of founders of companies in its portfolio. If the applying start-up has 4 or 5+ founders, it is very unlikely that funding will be awarded. The average start-up age at the time of investment by this fund is 6-10. The country of its foundation and the country of its most frequent investments coincides - United Kingdom. Besides this, the fund also invested in 1 other country.

Deals in the range of 1 - 5 millions dollars are most common for this fund. At the time of investment by Midven, a typical start-up valuation would be 1-5 millions dollars. The fund typically enters into 2-6 deals annually. In real terms, this VC performs 16 percentage points more exits than other funds. In comparison with other funds, Midven makes 15 percentage points less than the average number of lead investments. We recorded the biggest number of exits for this fund in 2019. In 2013, the fund's activity was at its peak. In addition, the fund was active in 2019.

Besides the listed founders, we have found 7 key employees of this fund in our database.

Year Founded


Fund Activity


Mail Rule [rules by which you can get an email of an interesting for you fund employee, knowing only the name and surname of this employee]

Domain name: midven.co.uk; User name format in descending order of probability: first '.' last

Group Appearance [how often fund is operating separately from groups with shared interest]

88.5% of cases

Follow-on Index [how often fund is ready to support its portfolio startup at next rounds]

6.4% of cases

Average Multiplicator [the average ratio of the last valuation of portfolio startups to their total amount of financing raised]


Average Portfolio Company
Exit Age [the average age of portfolio startups at which they go public or become acquired]

8.8 years

Success / Strategy Similarity
Index [the matching between fund's investment strategy and its proved successes in the form of portfolio startups high valuations]

0.4 out of 1

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