UK Innovation & Science Seed Fund

UK Innovation & Science Seed Fund

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Headquarters Location

United Kingdom, Harwell


UK Innovation & Science Seed Fund was established in 2002, and is a well known VC. The main office of this VC is situated in Harwell. The fund is located in United Kingdom, Europe.

The fund has specific requirements for the number of founders in a start-up. If there are 4 or 5+ founders in the start-up, the probability of getting the investment is low. The country of its foundation and the country of its most frequent investments coincides - United Kingdom. Besides this, the fund also invested in 1 other country. Moreover, a start-up needs to be 4-5 years old to get investment from this fund. P2i, Crescendo Biologics, The Electrospinning Company are among the most popular portfolio start-ups of the fund. Among their most successful investment fields, we have identified Electronics, Pharmaceutical. Also, because of its portfolio diversification tendency, we can highlight 9 more industries for this fund.

The fund usually invests in rounds together with 2-3 others. Besides UK Innovation & Science Seed Fund, start-ups are typically funded by Newable Private Investing, Sofinnova Partners, Providence Investment Company Limited and 18 more VCs. Other VCs who often invest in the same rounds are Oxford Technology Management, Midven, Development Bank of Wales, the total number of co-investors is 16. The investors in the following rounds are usually Newable Private Investing, Midven, Oxford Technology Management, and 26 VCs in total.

We also identified another 3 core personnel in our database.

The most common rounds for this fund are in the range of 1 - 5 millions dollars. The most exits for the fund occurred in 2019. UK Innovation & Science Seed Fund is involved in 22 percentage points less than the average amount of lead investments when compared with other funds. The fund performance shows that this VC achieves 13 percentage points more exits in comparison to other VCs. In 2018, the fund's activity was at its peak. Besides, in 2019 the fund was active. The fund usually participates in 2-6 investment rounds per year.

Year Founded


Fund Activity


Group Appearance [how often fund is operating separately from groups with shared interest]

100.0% of cases

Follow-on Index [how often fund is ready to support its portfolio startup at next rounds]

20.6% of cases

Average Multiplicator [the average ratio of the last valuation of portfolio startups to their total amount of financing raised]


Average Portfolio Company
Exit Age [the average age of portfolio startups at which they go public or become acquired]

0.1 years

Success / Strategy Similarity
Index [the matching between fund's investment strategy and its proved successes in the form of portfolio startups high valuations]

0.1 out of 1

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