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Motive Partners

Investor type Private Equity Firm
Founders Alastair Lukies CBE Alberto Corvo Andy Stewart Etienne Castiaux Frank Martire III Michael Hayford Rob Heyvaert Stephen Daffron


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Total investments 18
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 15
Rounds per year 3.00
Lead investments 6
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 7
Key employees 21

Areas of investment

  • Financial Services
  • FinTech
  • Software
  • Banking
  • Finance

In 2016 was created Motive Partners, which is appeared as VC. The main department of described VC is located in the New York. The venture was found in North America in United States.

The usual cause for the fund is to invest in rounds with 1-2 partakers. Despite the Motive Partners, startups are often financed by Sir Charles Colthurst, Pearse Mee, Exponential Partners. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Warburg Pincus, Wafra Investment Advisory Group, The Royal Bank of Scotland.

The fund has exact preference in a number of founders of portfolio startups. We can highlight the next thriving fund investment areas, such as FinTech, Financial Services. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight QOMPLX, Global Shares, LMRKTS. For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - United States. Moreover, a startup needs to be at the age of more than 20 years to get the investment from the fund.

The fund was created by Alastair Lukies CBE, Alberto Corvo, Andy Stewart, Etienne Castiaux, Frank Martire III, Michael Hayford, Rob Heyvaert, Stephen Daffron. Besides them, we counted 21 critical employees of this fund in our database.

The fund is constantly included in 2-6 deals per year. The high activity for fund was in 2019. The top amount of exits for fund were in 2018. The usual things for fund are deals in the range of 50 - 100 millions dollars. Considering the real fund results, this VC is 55 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other organizations. Comparing to the other companies, this Motive Partners performs on 46 percentage points more the average number of lead investments.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation


Developer Tools
Enterprise Software
Financial Services
Mobile Apps
$141M08 Jun 2022 Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, The Netherlands


Financial Services
Wealth Management
$1B11 Feb 2022 London, England, United Kingdom


Financial Services
Hedge Funds
Real Estate Investment
$225M11 Jan 2022 New York, New York, United States


Financial Services
Trading Platform
$208M12 Oct 2021 New York, New York, United States


Artificial Intelligence
Auto Insurance
Home Services
Life Insurance
Price Comparison
$100M01 Sep 2021 Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States


Financial Services
$50M18 Mar 2021 London, England, United Kingdom


Cloud Management
Financial Services
02 Feb 2021 California, United States


Financial Services
$82M31 Oct 2019 London, England, United Kingdom


Artificial Intelligence
Machine Learning
$78M23 Jul 2019 Virginia, United States
Insurify Secures $100M in Series B financing led by Motive Partners

– Insurify, America’s highest-rated virtual insurance agent and comparison platform, announced it has closed $100M in Series B funding led by Motive Partners.
– The round included participation from existing investors Viola FinTech, MassMutual Ventures, Nationwide, Hearst Ventures, Moneta VC, as well as new investors Viola Growth and Fort Ross Ventures.
– This is the most recent development for the fast-growing company, which has raised a total of $128M to date, has grown its new and recurring revenue by 6x since its Series A funding in Q4 of 2019, and has achieved a CAGR of 151% for the last three years.

Pollinate Raises $50M in Series C Funding

– Pollinate is a global software business that partners with banks to extend relationships with their business customers.
– The company raised $50m in Series C funding.
– The round was led by Insight Partners, with participation from all existing investors, including NatWest Group, Mastercard, National Australia Bank (NAB), EFM Asset Management, and Motive Partners.
– The new investment will be used to further expand the company’s global operations.


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