Novator

Founded 2004
Founders Hasan Qureshi Thor Bjorgolfsson

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Total investments 26
Average round size
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The average size of a deal this fund participated in
$20M
Portfolio companies 20
Rounds per year 1.53
Lead investments 6
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How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
0.31
Exits 2
Key employees 2
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Late Stage Venture
Private Equity

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • Information Technology
  • Health Care
  • iOS
  • Android
Summary

The company was established in Europe in United Kingdom. The leading representative office of defined VC is situated in the London.

The fund was created by Thor Bjorgolfsson. Besides them, we counted 2 critical employees of this fund in our database.

The fund has exact preference in a number of founders of portfolio startups. If startup sums 1 or 5+ of the founder, the chance for it to be financed is low. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Zwift, Rebag, Verne Global. Besides, a startup requires to be at the age of 6-10 years to receive the investment from the fund. For fund there is no match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - Iceland. We can highlight the next thriving fund investment areas, such as Peer to Peer, Content.

This Novator works on 11 percentage points less the average amount of lead investments comparing to the other organizations. The typical startup value when the investment from Novator is 1-5 millions dollars. Deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars are the general things for fund. The higher amount of exits for fund were in 2018. The fund is constantly included in 2-6 deals per year. The important activity for fund was in 2019. Considering the real fund results, this VC is 25 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other organizations.

The typical case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 3-4 participants. Despite the Novator, startups are often financed by LVP, General Catalyst, FJ Labs. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Makers Fund, General Catalyst, Firstminute Capital. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Technology Development Fund, Ion Pacific, Northzone.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRoundRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Sona

Apps
Elder Care
Employment
Enterprise Software
Hospitality
Human Resources
Logistics
Nursing and Residential Care
Retail Technology
1
$2M10 Aug 2021 United Kingdom, London

Bloom & Wild

Analytics
Delivery
E-Commerce
Gift
1
$41M28 Jul 2021 United Kingdom, London

Vela Games

Computer
Online Games
PC Games
Software
Video Games
1
$17M30 Jun 2021 Ireland, Dublin

SidekickHealth

Health Care
Health Diagnostics
Medical
Mobile
1
$20M28 Oct 2020 Sweden, Gothenburg

Olive

Artificial Intelligence
Business Intelligence
Health Care
Information Technology
Machine Learning
Procurement
Robotics
Software
1
$1M28 Sep 2020 Canada, Vancouver

Verne Global

Computer
Data Center
Information Technology
n/a
$27M03 Jun 2020 United Kingdom, London

Rebag

E-Commerce
Fashion
Peer to Peer
1
$15M14 May 2020 United States, New York

TIER Mobility

Electric Vehicle
Last Mile Transportation
Recreational Vehicles
Rental
Ride Sharing
1
$40M21 Feb 2020 Germany, Berlin

Lockwood Publishing

Android
Console Games
Entertainment Software
iOS
Mobile Apps
Movies, Music and Entertainment
Online Games
1
15 Aug 2019 United Kingdom, Nottingham
News
Numan Raises $40M in Series B Funding
– Numan is a digital platform for men’s health. – Company raised $40m in Series B funding. – The round was led by White Star Capital, with participation from existing investors Novator, Vostok New Global, Anthemis Exponential and Colle Capital, and new investor Hanwha Dream Fund. – The new investment will be used to continue to expand operations and its business reach, as well as the therapeutic areas it covers. Read more

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