Woodford Investment Management

Woodford Investment Management

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Headquarters Location

United Kingdom, Oxford


Woodford Investment Management was established in 2014, and is a well known Corporate Investor. The main office of this Corporate Investor is situated in Oxford. This investor is located in Europe, United Kingdom.

We also identified another 1 core personnel in our database.

The fund usually invests in rounds together with 3-4 others. Along with Woodford Investment Management, start-ups are often financed by Invesco, Lansdowne Partners, Allied Minds as well as 17 other investors. The most common co-investors for the fund are Imperial Innovations, Lansdowne Partners, Invesco and also 20 different VCs. In subsequent rounds, the fund is usually supported by Dolby Family Ventures, Lansdowne Partners, Invesco Perpetual, out of 16 investors from our database.

The fund's activity peaked in 2015. In addition, the fund was active in 2019. The average start-up valuation at the time of investment from Woodford Investment Management is 100-500 millions dollars. The most exits for the fund occurred in 2016. The fund generally invests in 2-6 deals every year. Typical investments for this fund are deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars. In real terms, this Corporate Investor performs 23 percentage points more exits than other funds. In comparison with other funds, Woodford Investment Management makes 16 percentage points less than the average number of lead investments.

Among the most popular investment industries for the fund are Therapeutics, Electronics. However, the fund’s focus is not limited to this, since there are 34 more areas of investment. The fund has a preferred number of founders for start-ups that it invests in. If the applying start-up has 5+ founders, it is very unlikely that funding will be awarded. benevolent.ai, Oxford Nanopore Technologies, Atom Bank are among the most popular portfolio start-ups of the fund. Also, a start-up has to be aged 6-10 years to expect investment from this fund. The country of its foundation and the country of the most frequent investments for the fund coincides - United Kingdom. In addition to this location, the fund participated in 4 other locations.

Year Founded


Fund Activity


Mail Rule [rules by which you can get an email of an interesting for you fund employee, knowing only the name and surname of this employee]

Domain name: woodfordfunds.com; User name format in descending order of probability: first, first '.' last, first_initial last, first last, first last_initial

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

92.1% of cases

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

27.0% 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]

3.2 years

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

0.33 out of 1

Number of Unicorns [amount of portfolio companies, which were valuated at more then $1B]


Funds Investing in Previous

Invesco, Lansdowne Partners, Allied Minds

Funds Investing in Following

Dolby Family Ventures, Lansdowne Partners, Invesco Perpetual

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