Pollen Street Capital

Investor type Private Equity Firm
Founders Lindsey McMurray

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Total investments 27
Average round size
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The average size of a deal this fund participated in
$39M
Portfolio companies 27
Rounds per year 3.00
Lead investments 9
Exits 10
Key employees 17

Areas of investment

  • Financial Services
  • Finance
  • FinTech
  • Banking
  • Lending
Summary

In 2013 was created Pollen Street Capital, which is appeared as VC. The main department of described VC is located in the London. The company was established in Europe in United Kingdom.

The current fund was established by Lindsey McMurray. Besides them, we counted 17 critical employees of this fund in our database.

Deals in the range of 50 - 100 millions dollars are the general things for fund. The fund is constantly included in less than 2 investment rounds annually. The important activity for fund was in 2018. Comparing to the other companies, this Pollen Street Capital performs on 9 percentage points more the average number of lead investments. The real fund results show that this VC is 28 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other companies.

The typical case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 1-2 participants. Despite the Pollen Street Capital, startups are often financed by Victory Park Capital, Summit Action, Shawbrook Bank. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Shawbrook Bank, TriplePoint Venture Growth, Silverstripe International Holdings. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by NIBC Bank N.V., Celeres Investments, Silverstripe International Holdings.

Among the most popular fund investment industries, there are Hospital, Lending. The fund has exact preference in some founders of portfolio startups. Moreover, a startup needs to be at the age of 4-5 years to get the investment from the fund. Among the various public portfolio startups of the fund, we may underline West Creek, Capital on Tap, Lending Works For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - United Kingdom.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

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Automotive
Leasing
Sharing Economy
Transportation
$150M20 Apr 2022 London, England, United Kingdom

365 Business Finance

Financial Services
24 Jan 2022 London, England, United Kingdom

Onto

Automotive
Electric Vehicle
GreenTech
Leasing
Subscription Service
Technical Support
Transportation
27 Jul 2021 London, England, United Kingdom

bunq

Banking
Financial Services
FinTech
$227M08 Jul 2021 Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, The Netherlands

Markerstudy Group

Auto Insurance
$274M27 Jan 2021 United Kingdom, England, United Kingdom

West Creek

Finance
Financial Services
$150M17 Oct 2019 Virginia, United States

BidX1 Auction

Blockchain
Cryptocurrency
Real Estate
04 Sep 2018 Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland

Jaja

Credit Cards
Finance
Financial Services
FinTech
$9M03 Sep 2018 London, England, United Kingdom

Capital on Tap

Financial Services
FinTech
Venture Capital
$191M15 Aug 2018 London, England, United Kingdom
News
European challenger bank Bunq raises $228 million at $1.9 billion valuation

– Amsterdam-based challenger bank Bunq raised $228m in Series A funding.
– The round was led by Pollen Street Capital and joined by Bunq founder Ali Niknam.
– The company plans to use the funding to acquire smaller companies to fuel its growth strategy.

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