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
$16M
Portfolio companies 74
Rounds per year 6.05
Lead investments 28
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How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
0.36
Exits 16
Key employees 9
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Late Stage Venture
Private Equity
Seed

Areas of investment

  • Health Care
  • E-Commerce
  • Internet
  • Biotechnology
  • Software
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

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Thryve

Education
Fitness
Health Care
Internet
Medical
Medical Device
Wellness
$3M01 Nov 2021 Sunnyvale, California, United States

CreatorIQ

Advertising
Advertising Platforms
Brand Marketing
Enterprise Software
SaaS
Social Media
Social Media Marketing
Software
$40M14 Sep 2021 California, United States

Minimalist (Beminimalist)

$14M29 Jul 2021 Jaipur, Rajasthan, India

Pangaea

$68M21 Jul 2021 Los Angeles, California, United States

HealthifyMe

Apps
Fitness
Health Care
mHealth
$72M20 Jul 2021 Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

Genexa Inc.

Health Care
Pharmaceutical
Wellness
$60M17 Jul 2021 Los Angeles, California, United States

Convosight

SaaS
Software
$9M14 Jun 2021 Delhi, Delhi, India

Grabango

Computer Vision
Machine Learning
Retail Technology
Software
$39M07 Jun 2021 Berkeley, California, United States

Huma

Big Data
Biotechnology
Health Care
Information Technology
Insurance
Management Information Systems
mHealth
Pharmaceutical
Sports
Wearables
Wellness
$130M11 May 2021 London, England, United Kingdom
News
CreatorIQ Raises $40 Million In New Capital To Further Accelerate Its Global Influencer Marketing Software Leadership Position

– CreatorIQ, the trusted platform used by global brands like AB InBev, Disney, Sephora and Unilever, announced a new funding round by existing investors TVC Capital, Kayne Partners Fund, Affinity Group, and Unilever Ventures. Silver Lake Waterman also joined the round as a new investor.
– The new investment brings the company’s total capital raised to over $80 million.
– CreatorIQ – the trusted platform used by global brands like AB InBev, Disney, Sephora and Unilever – will use the funding to further accelerate the leadership position of its Creator Intelligence Cloud, with a focus on e-commerce and measurement.

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 Gani in 2018.

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