Praetura Ventures

Investor type Venture Capital
Founders David Foreman Michael Fletcher Peadar Ou2019Reilly


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Total investments 71
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 38
Rounds per year 6.45
Lead investments 26
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 3
Key employees Soon
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • Information Technology
  • Software
  • Financial Services
  • Analytics
  • Health Care

Praetura Ventures appeared to be the VC, which was created in 2011. The fund was located in Europe if to be more exact in United Kingdom. The main department of described VC is located in the Manchester.

The fund is constantly included in 2-6 deals per year. The important activity for fund was in 2019. The average startup value when the investment from Praetura Ventures is 10-50 millions dollars. Opposing the other organizations, this Praetura Ventures works on 24 percentage points less the average amount of lead investments. The usual things for fund are deals in the range of 1 - 5 millions dollars. Considering the real fund results, this VC is 66 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other organizations.

The usual cause for the fund is to invest in rounds with 1-2 partakers. Despite the Praetura Ventures, startups are often financed by Qualcomm Ventures, NVM Private Equity, GReeN Investor Group. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are NVM Private Equity, MMC Ventures, Shell Ventures. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by NVM Private Equity, Seneca Partners, MMC Ventures.

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 portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Peak, EC3 Brokers Ltd, SteamaCo. We can highlight the next thriving fund investment areas, such as Medical, Energy. The fund has no exact preference in a number of founders of portfolio startups. When startup sums 4 or 5+ of the founder, the probability for it to get the investment is little. Besides, a startup requires to be at the age of 4-5 years to receive the investment from the fund.

The current fund was established by David Foreman, Michael Fletcher, Peadar Ou2019Reilly.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation


Artificial Intelligence
Information Technology
Machine Learning
Natural Language Processing
$2M20 Apr 2022 London, England, United Kingdom


$2M13 Apr 2022 London, England, United Kingdom


Cloud Infrastructure
Data Integration
Developer APIs
$7M12 Apr 2022 United Kingdom, England, United Kingdom

Orka Technology Group

Productivity Tools
$4M31 Mar 2022 Manchester, England, United Kingdom


$2M03 Mar 2022 Southampton, England, United Kingdom

Percayso Inform

Information Technology
$4M02 Feb 2022 Nottingham, England, United Kingdom


Real Estate
$8M01 Dec 2021 London, England, United Kingdom


Information Services
Information Technology
$2M14 Oct 2021 London, England, United Kingdom

Culture Shift

Information Technology
$2M08 Sep 2021 Stockport, England, United Kingdom
Culture Shift Raises £1.5M in Funding

– Culture Shift, a Manchester UK-based HR tech firm helping to prevent workplace bullying, raised £1.5M in funding.
– The round was led by Praetura Ventures and Blackfinch Ventures.
– The new investment will be used to make a significant number of new hires in Manchester, and expand into new markets across the UK to enable more UK organisations to proactively improve culture.

Peak, a managed AI platform for enterprise, nabs $75M

– Peak, a U.K.-headquartered company offering AI-powered enterprise decision support software, announced that it closed a $75 million series C.
– The tranche, which was led by SoftBank Vision Fund 2 with participation from MMC Ventures, Oxx, Praetura Ventures, Arete, and Octopus Ventures, brings Peak’s total raised to date $119 million.
– The growth potential of AI has become increasingly clear as companies embrace automation and analytics.
– The global AI market value is expected to reach $267 billion by 2027, according to one source, and PricewaterhouseCoopers reports that 25% of companies have adopted AI compared with 18% in 2020.


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