Unilever Ventures Founded 2002
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Total investments 115
Average round size
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The average size of a deal this fund participated in
$14M
Portfolio companies 65
Rounds per year 3.42
Lead investments 27
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How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
0.36
Exits 14
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Late Stage Venture
Private Equity
Seed
Areas of investment
Biotechnology
Consumer Goods
Health Care
Lifestyle
Marketing
Summary

Unilever Ventures is the famous VC, which was founded in 2002. The company was established in Europe in United Kingdom. Unilever Ventures appeared to be a CVC structure as part of the corporation. The main office of represented VC is situated in the London.

The standard case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 3-4 partakers. Despite the Unilever Ventures, startups are often financed by MMC Ventures, Angel CoFund, ARCH Venture Partners. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are MMC Ventures, Kalaari Capital, Physic Ventures. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by MMC Ventures, Business Growth Fund, Angel CoFund.

The increased amount of exits for fund were in 2017. Opposing the other organizations, this Unilever Ventures works on 13 percentage points less the average amount of lead investments. The usual things for fund are deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars. When the investment is from Unilever Ventures the average startup value is 500 millions - 1 billion dollars. Considering the real fund results, this VC is 15 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other organizations. The top activity for fund was in 2019. The fund is constantly included in 2-6 investment rounds annually.

Moreover, a startup needs to be at the age of 4-5 years to get the investment from the fund. The fund has no exact preference in a number of founders of portfolio startups. If startup sums 4 of the founder, the chance for it to be financed is low. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Instacart, Perlegen Sciences, Brandtone. For fund there is no match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - United States. Among the most successful fund investment fields, there are Internet, Consumer Goods.

We also calculated 9 valuable employees in our database.

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Notable deals
CompanyIndustryRoundRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation
Grabango
Computer Vision
Machine Learning
Retail Technology
Software
Early Stage Venture
39M07 Jun 2021 United States, Berkeley
Huma
Big Data
Biotechnology
Health Care
Information Technology
Insurance
Management Information Systems
mHealth
Pharmaceutical
Sports
Wearables
Wellness
Late Stage Venture
130M11 May 2021 United Kingdom, Westminster
Limitless
Apps
Artificial Intelligence
Customer Service
Film
Finance
Financial Services
FinTech
Internet
Speech Recognition
Virtual Reality
Early Stage Venture
10M02 Feb 2021 United States, Bellevue
BYBI
Consumer Goods
Wellness
Early Stage Venture
7M09 Dec 2020 United Kingdom, Westminster
Plum Goodness
Beauty
Health Care
Early Stage Venture
15M26 Nov 2020 India, Thane
WeGift
FinTech
Gift Card
Internet
Payments
SaaS
Early Stage Venture
12M25 Nov 2020 United Kingdom, Westminster
MIRA BEAUTY™
Beauty
Cosmetics
E-Commerce
E-Commerce Platforms
Internet
Personal Health
Retail
Shopping
Social Shopping
Seed
9M08 Sep 2020 United States, San Francisco
Saie
Beauty
Consumer Goods
Cosmetics
Fashion
Personal Health
Seed
04 Aug 2020 United States, New York
CreatorIQ
Advertising
Advertising Platforms
Brand Marketing
Enterprise Software
SaaS
Social Media
Social Media Marketing
Software
Late Stage Venture
24M21 Jul 2020 United States, " United States"}
News
Pangaea Holdings, developing men’s personal care brands, raises $68M, including minority stake from Eurazeo
– Global investment group Eurazeo invested $53m in Pangaea Holdings for a minority investment in the Los Angeles e-commerce company rooted in creating premium men’s personal care brands. – The investment is part of a larger $68m round that includes $15m in Series B funding from a group of backers including Unilever Ventures and GPO Fund and existing investors Base10 Partners and Gradient Ventures. – This brings the company’s total funds raised to $87m since the company was founded by Richard Hong and Darwish Gan... Read more
Fitness app HealthifyMe to expand worldwide after raising $75M Series C from LeapFrog and Khosla Ventures
– HealthifyMe, a fitness app, raised $75m in Series C funding. – The round was led by LeapFrog and Khosla Ventures, and joined by Unilever Ventures, Elm and Healthquad. – The company plans to grow its user base in India, Southeast Asia and North America. Read more
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