Outward VC

Investor type Micro VC
Founders Devin Kohli Kevin Chong


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Total investments 22
Average round size
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Portfolio companies 15
Rounds per year 4.40
Lead investments 4
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How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Key employees Soon
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • Financial Services
  • FinTech
  • Finance
  • Banking
  • Information Technology

In 2017 was created Outward VC, which is appeared as VC. The venture was found in Europe in United Kingdom. The main department of described VC is located in the London.

The current fund was established by Devin Kohli, Kevin Chong.

The standard case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 6-7 partakers. Despite the Outward VC, startups are often financed by Tera Ventures, Seedcamp, YYX Capital. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Tera Ventures, Stanley Fink, Speedinvest. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Tera Ventures, Stanley Fink, InnoCells.

Among the various public portfolio startups of the fund, we may underline Monese, PrimaryBid, Bud For fund there is a match between the location of its establishment and the land of its numerous investments - United Kingdom. The fund has exact preference in a number of founders of portfolio startups. Besides, a startup needs to be aged 2-3 years to get the investment from the fund. Among the most successful fund investment fields, there are Finance, Developer APIs.

The top activity for fund was in 2019. The common things for fund are deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars. The fund is constantly included in 2-6 investment rounds annually. The real fund results show that this VC is 9 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other companies. When the investment is from Outward VC the average startup value is 100-500 millions dollars.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation


Financial Services
$7M05 May 2022 Copenhagen, Hovedstaden, Denmark


Consumer Applications
Mobile Apps
$3M27 Apr 2022 London, England, United Kingdom


Financial Services
$190M20 Feb 2022 London, England, United Kingdom


Artificial Intelligence
Financial Services
Information Technology
Legal Tech
$6M26 Nov 2021 London, England, United Kingdom

Peppy Health Ltd

Health Care
$9M27 Jul 2021 London, England, United Kingdom


Financial Services
$4M20 Jul 2021 London, England, United Kingdom

Anorak Technologies

Financial Services
$6M03 Jun 2021 London, England, United Kingdom

Mazepay A/S

Financial Services
Information Technology
$1M24 May 2021 Aarhus, Midtjylland, Denmark


$3M04 Mar 2021 London, England, United Kingdom
Anorak Raises £5M in Funding

– Anorak, a UK-based automated life insurance advice platform, raised £5m in funding.
– The round was led by Outward VC with participation from Nic Kohler, the former CEO of Hollard, Paul Evans, Chairman of Allianz PLC, and board member of Bupa and SwissRE Europe, Charlie Delingpole (CEO and founder of ComplyAdvantage), and Will Neale (Founder of Fonix and Grabyo).
– The company intends to use the funds to accelerate the expansion of its distribution and partners network, while investing in its fully automated advice platform.

Fintech startup ClearGlass Analytics closes $3.6M for pension funds transparency platform

– Fintech startup ClearGlass Analytics has closed a £2.6m funding round.
– The round was led by Lakestar and Outward VC, and included several angels from both the asset management and pension fund worlds.
– The company is targeting the £1.5 trillion mature “Defined Benefit” pension schemes market.
– It will use the funding to expand into the U.K. Defined Contribution pension market, and consolidate its early footprint in Europe and Africa.


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