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Total investments 19
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 19
Rounds per year 0.79
Lead investments 15
Exits 1
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Areas of investment

  • Education
  • Health Care
  • Medical
  • Non Profit
  • Medical Device

In 1998 was created Nesta, which is appeared as Corporate Investor. The main office of represented Corporate Investor is situated in the London. The fund was located in Europe if to be more exact in United Kingdom.

Among the most successful fund investment fields, there are EdTech, Medical. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight The Behavioural Insights Team, NanoSight, Swoop. Moreover, a startup needs to be at the age of 2-3 years to get the investment from the fund. For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - United Kingdom.

The top activity for fund was in 2019. The fund is generally included in less than 2 deals every year. Deals in the range of 100 thousands - 1 million dollars are the general things for fund. The top amount of exits for fund were in 2013. Speaking about the real fund results, this Corporate Investor is 74 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other organizations. Comparing to the other companies, this Nesta performs on 23 percentage points less the average number of lead investments.

The typical case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 1-2 participants. Despite the Nesta, startups are often financed by Nesta Ventures, YFM Equity Partners, Sulis Innovation. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Tennant Capital Partners, Technology Venture Partners US, Parkwalk Advisors. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Nesta Ventures, Eden Ventures, Nauta Capital.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Oxford Medical Products

Life Science
$3M09 Mar 2022 Witney, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom

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$68K26 Sep 2019 London, England, United Kingdom


Health Diagnostics
$4M18 Jun 2019 Southampton, England, United Kingdom

Children's University (CU Trust) - Crunchbase School Profile & Alumni

Non Profit
$68K28 Feb 2019 Manchester, England, United Kingdom


Financial Services
$472K10 Dec 2018 London, England, United Kingdom

Px HealthCare

Health Care
Medical Device
$431K18 Sep 2018 Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, The Netherlands

The Behavioural Insights Team

$2M05 Feb 2014 London, England, United Kingdom


Web Design
17 Sep 2009 United Kingdom, England

Smart Surgical Appliances

Medical Device
Surgical Devices
$452K03 Apr 2009 United Kingdom, England


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