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Nesta Ventures

Investor type Corporate Venture Capital


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Total investments 72
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 39
Rounds per year 3.00
Lead investments 3
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 10
Key employees 3
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Late Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • Biotechnology
  • Medical
  • Software
  • Health Care
  • Medical Device

In 1998 was created Nesta Ventures, which is appeared as VC. The venture was found in Europe in United Kingdom. Nesta Ventures appeared to be a CVC structure as part of the corporation. The leading representative office of defined VC is situated in the London.

The typical case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 2-3 participants. Despite the Nesta Ventures, startups are often financed by Oxford Capital Partners, Seraphim Capital, Providence Investment Company Limited. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Imperial Innovations, YFM Equity Partners, Oxford Capital Partners. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by YFM Equity Partners, Oxford Capital Partners, Morningside Venture Partners.

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 popular fund investment industries, there are Manufacturing, Hardware. Besides, a startup requires to be at the age of 6-10 years to receive the investment from the fund. The fund has specific favorite in a number of founders of portfolio startups. In case when startup counts 5+ of the founder, the chance for it to get the investment is meager. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Featurespace, Light Blue Optics, Veryan Medical.

The top activity for fund was in 2017. Opposing the other organizations, this Nesta Ventures works on 19 percentage points less the average amount of lead investments. The average startup value when the investment from Nesta Ventures is 1-5 millions dollars. The fund is constantly included in 2-6 deals per year. The common things for fund are deals in the range of 5 - 10 millions dollars. Considering the real fund results, this VC is 12 percentage points less often commits exit comparing to other organizations. The increased amount of exits for fund were in 2018.

Besides them, we counted 3 critical employees of this fund in our database.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation


Business Intelligence
19 Mar 2018 New York, United States


Artificial Intelligence
Fraud Detection
Intelligent Systems
Machine Learning
Risk Management
$22M04 Oct 2017 England

Cyber Security
Fraud Detection
$2M02 Jun 2017 East Cambridgeshire, England, United Kingdom


01 Jun 2017 -


Meeting Software
Video Conferencing
$6M11 Apr 2017 California, United States


Artificial Intelligence
Fraud Detection
Intelligent Systems
Machine Learning
Risk Management
$9M31 May 2016 England


Artificial Intelligence
Fraud Detection
Intelligent Systems
Machine Learning
Risk Management
$4M10 Jun 2014 England


Web Design
$6M03 Feb 2014 London, England, United Kingdom


Clinical Trials
Health Care
$3M02 Nov 2012 Nottingham, England, United Kingdom


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