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101 Top London Based Investors For All Company Stages

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This article showcases the top 101 London based investors including the number of companies they have invested in (among other stats).

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Startupbootcamp


Startupbootcamp is a global network of industry-focused startup accelerators that provides investment and mentorship services.


Investments526
Exits29
Lead Investments34
Portfolio Organizations508
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

3i Group


3i is an international investment manager focused on mid-market Private Equity, Infrastructure & Debt Management.


Investments455
Exits173
Lead Investments123
Portfolio Organizations320
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

Seedrs


Seedrs is a UK-based investment and crowdfunding platform.


Investments441
Exits11
Lead Investments371
Portfolio Organizations307
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

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[email protected] focuses on the benefits for entrepreneurs, as they take no stake in the participants and impose no restrictions.


Investments414
Exits14
Lead Investments24
Portfolio Organizations411
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

Eight Roads Ventures


Eight roads is active in ventures, principal investments and real estate.


Investments372
Exits62
Lead Investments174
Portfolio Organizations283
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

Seedcamp


Seedcamp is a European seed fund that identifies and invests early in world-class founders attacking large global markets.


Investments362
Exits35
Lead Investments34
Portfolio Organizations286
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

Balderton Capital


Balderton Capital is a venture capital firm focused exclusively on backing European-founded startups.


Investments314
Exits55
Lead Investments133
Portfolio Organizations173
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

Business Growth Fund


Business Growth Fund is an influential investor in small and mid-sized businesses.


Investments309
Exits46
Lead Investments254
Portfolio Organizations272
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

SFC Capital


Early-stage investor combining its own angel syndicate & seed funds to provide investors with diversified exposure to SEIS/EIS businesses.


Investments290
Exits5
Lead Investments107
Portfolio Organizations210
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

LocalGlobe


LocalGlobe is a venture capital firm that focuses on seed and impact investments.


Investments251
Exits33
Lead Investments60
Portfolio Organizations192
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

Octopus Ventures


Octopus is a multi stage European venture capital investor backing talented teams with the potential to build big businesses.


Investments241
Exits30
Lead Investments123
Portfolio Organizations147
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

Apax Partners


Apax Partners is an independent global partnership focused solely on long-term investment in growth companies.


Investments219
Exits110
Lead Investments79
Portfolio Organizations156
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

Entrepreneur First


Entrepreneur First invests in technologists to help them build a deep tech company from scratch.


Investments218
Exits13
Lead Investments61
Portfolio Organizations179
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

IP Group Plc


IP Group is a IP commercialisation company specialising in evolving great ideas into world-changing businesses.


Investments205
Exits15
Lead Investments38
Portfolio Organizations122
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

Parkwalk Advisors


Parkwalk is an investment management firm focused on UK-based technology companies.


Investments199
Exits24
Lead Investments45
Portfolio Organizations115
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

Northzone


Northzone is a leading venture capital fund with a perspective shaped by lives as entrepreneurs and investors. Investing since 1996.


Investments193
Exits39
Lead Investments84
Portfolio Organizations113
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

83North


83North (formerly Greylock IL) is a global venture capital firm with more than $1.2B million under management.


Investments173
Exits17
Lead Investments38
Portfolio Organizations57
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

Atomico


Atomico is an international investment firm that focuses on helping disruptive technology companies scale globally.


Investments167
Exits30
Lead Investments65
Portfolio Organizations103
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

Bethnal Green Ventures


Bethnal Green Ventures (BGV) is Europe’s leading early stage VC in tech for good.


Investments160
Exits1
Lead Investments9
Portfolio Organizations135
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

Draper Esprit


Draper Esprit is a venture capital fund that invests in disruptive tech companies at the early and growth stages.


Investments148
Exits36
Lead Investments59
Portfolio Organizations91
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

Anthemis Group


Anthemis Group is a global venture firm that cultivates change in the financial services industry.


Investments148
Exits13
Lead Investments43
Portfolio Organizations90
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

Downing Ventures


Downing Ventures, a division of Downing LLP, invests venture capital into early and growth stage technology businesses.


Investments147
Exits4
Lead Investments36
Portfolio Organizations71
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

Abingworth


Abingworth is an international investment group dedicated to collaborating with life sciences entrepreneurs.


Investments142
Exits67
Lead Investments34
Portfolio Organizations92
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

Passion Capital


Passion Capital is an early stage venture capital firm based in London.


Investments139
Exits10
Lead Investments28
Portfolio Organizations76
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

Future Fifty


The Future Fifty programme aims to accelerate the growth of a selected group of growth-stage digital companies.


Investments139
Exits39
Lead Investments136
Portfolio Organizations139
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

RebelBio


RebelBio is SOSV’s London based pre-seed venture capital program. It invests in BioTech, HealthTech & Life Sciences.


Investments127
Exits
Lead Investments
Portfolio Organizations76
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

MMC Ventures


Backing transformative tech companies from Seed and Series A.


Investments125
Exits14
Lead Investments58
Portfolio Organizations73
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

Notion


Notion is a London-based venture fund focused on the SaaS-based and cloud computing markets.


Investments124
Exits13
Lead Investments43
Portfolio Organizations62
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

SoftBank Vision Fund


SoftBank Vision Fund is a subsidiary of Softbank Group that specializes in growth capital and social impact investments.


Investments123
Exits16
Lead Investments98
Portfolio Organizations92
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

Foresight Group


Foresight Group is a private equity investment manager with a focus on clean energy generation and renewable energy grid infrastructure.


Investments121
Exits16
Lead Investments62
Portfolio Organizations112
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

Beringea


Beringea is a transatlantic venture capital seeking to create lasting success for rapidly scaling entrepreneurial companies


Investments120
Exits18
Lead Investments63
Portfolio Organizations84
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

Barclays Accelerator, powered by Techstars – London


Techstars is the worldwide network that helps entrepreneurs succeed


Investments120
Exits2
Lead Investments26
Portfolio Organizations106
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

Entrée Capital


Entrée Capital is a venture capital firm that funds multi-stage startups and companies all over the world.


Investments115
Exits15
Lead Investments49
Portfolio Organizations68
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

London Co-Investment Fund


London Co-Investment Fund is a venture firm that invests in high growth tech, science, and digital startups in London.


Investments113
Exits4
Lead Investments9
Portfolio Organizations99
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

Force Over Mass Capital


Force Over Mass Capital is a London based venture capital firm focused on early-stage technology investments.


Investments113
Exits3
Lead Investments21
Portfolio Organizations99
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

Upscale


Upscale helps the UK’s most promising tech companies to accelerate their growth and unlock the key to scaling successfully.


Investments110
Exits8
Lead Investments1
Portfolio Organizations110
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

Unilever Ventures


Unilever Ventures is the venture capital arm of Unilever and invests in fast growing companies across consumer and enterprise technology.


Investments104
Exits16
Lead Investments33
Portfolio Organizations68
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

Hambro Perks Ltd.


Hambro Perks Ltd. incubate and invest in fast growth companies.


Investments104
Exits2
Lead Investments21
Portfolio Organizations60
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

Techstars London Accelerator


The Techstars Accelerator program in London focuses on a wide range of tech startups.


Investments103
Exits3
Lead Investments33
Portfolio Organizations96
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

Nauta Capital


Nauta Capital is a pan-European Venture Capital firm investing in early stage technology companies.


Investments103
Exits14
Lead Investments51
Portfolio Organizations60
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

Wellcome Trust


The Wellcome Trust is a British biomedical research charity.


Investments102
Exits29
Lead Investments33
Portfolio Organizations72
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

HSBC


HSBC is a British banking and financial services organization that offers a comprehensive range of services.


Investments99
Exits18
Lead Investments40
Portfolio Organizations82
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

Simon Murdoch


Simon set up online bookstore Bookpages in 1996 and sold it to Amazon in 1998. As VP Europe for Amazon, he managed huge growth from start-up…


Investments98
Exits18
Lead Investments
Portfolio Organizations53
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

LDC


LDC is a private equity company which provides funds for buyouts and development capital transactions in UK unquoted companies.


Investments97
Exits42
Lead Investments73
Portfolio Organizations97
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

Founders Factory


Founders Factory is the world’s best partner for startup founders.


Investments96
Exits3
Lead Investments41
Portfolio Organizations93
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

Ascension Ventures


Ascension Ventures is an early-stage VC built by exited entrepreneurs to back the next generation of tech and impact founders.


Investments95
Exits2
Lead Investments31
Portfolio Organizations83
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

Frontline Ventures


Frontline Ventures invest in ambitious seed-stage B2B companies in Europe and Series B, C & D companies in the US expanding into Europe


Investments95
Exits8
Lead Investments42
Portfolio Organizations59
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

Imperial Innovations


Imperial Innovations is a technology commercialization and venture capital investor that focuses on technology.


Investments95
Exits14
Lead Investments46
Portfolio Organizations58
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

Kreos Capital


Kreos Capital is a European growth debt firm that provides financing solutions for high-growth companies across Europe and Israel.


Investments92
Exits31
Lead Investments36
Portfolio Organizations81
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

Angels Den


Angels Den is an angel-led crowdfunding platform.


Investments91
Exits
Lead Investments2
Portfolio Organizations77
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

QVentures


QVentures is a seed fund and investor network in Venture Capital, partnered with the Quintessentially Group.


Investments87
Exits5
Lead Investments22
Portfolio Organizations85
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

QVentures


QVentures is a seed fund and investor network in Venture Capital, partnered with the Quintessentially Group.


Investments87
Exits5
Lead Investments22
Portfolio Organizations85
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

Kennet Partners


Kennet Partners is a private equity investment firm that provides growth capital to information technology and business services companies.


Investments86
Exits40
Lead Investments39
Portfolio Organizations63
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

AlbionVC


AlbionVC invests from seed through to Series B in B2B software and healthcare


Investments86
Exits17
Lead Investments27
Portfolio Organizations60
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

Advent Venture Partners


Advent Venture Partners is one of Europe’s growth and venture capital investors in market-leading tech and life sciences businesses.


Investments85
Exits32
Lead Investments27
Portfolio Organizations54
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

Level39


The world’s most connected community for finance, cybersecurity, retail and smart-city technology businesses.


Investments84
Exits1
Lead Investments1
Portfolio Organizations84
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

Dawn Capital


Dawn Capital is an early-stage venture fund that focuses on investing in the enterprise software and FinTech sectors.


Investments83
Exits10
Lead Investments33
Portfolio Organizations48
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

Connect Ventures


Connect Ventures is a venture capital firm specialized in investments in seed, startup, series A, and early-stage companies.


Investments79
Exits8
Lead Investments49
Portfolio Organizations53
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

Worth Capital


Worth Capital designed an innovative approach to seed equity funding by running competitions to unearth entrepreneurs with bright ideas.


Investments79
Exits1
Lead Investments26
Portfolio Organizations32
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

Piton Capital


Piton Capital is a venture capital and growth equity firm headquartered in London, United Kingdom.


Investments78
Exits10
Lead Investments19
Portfolio Organizations36
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

GP Bullhound


GP Bullhound is a technology advisory and investment firm, provides transaction advice and capital to the best entrepreneurs and founders.


Investments78
Exits21
Lead Investments13
Portfolio Organizations63
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

Actis


Actis is a leading global growth markets investor in private equity, energy, infrastructure, and real estate.


Investments76
Exits23
Lead Investments54
Portfolio Organizations74
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

CDC Group


CDC is the UK’s development finance institution.


Investments76
Exits17
Lead Investments38
Portfolio Organizations64
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

Collider


Collider is a supercharging startups and accelerating brands dedicated to marketing and advertising tech startups.


Investments76
Exits2
Lead Investments48
Portfolio Organizations62
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

Barclays


Barclays is a global financial services company that provides various financial products and services worldwide.


Investments75
Exits19
Lead Investments16
Portfolio Organizations70
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

Chris Adelsbach


Chris is a UK-based entrepreneur, business mentor, and investor. He is Managing Partner of Outrun Ventures, Venture Partner at Techstars, an…


Investments75
Exits1
Lead Investments
Portfolio Organizations57
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

Newable Private Investing


Newable Private Investing is a private investment group connects early stage investors with high growth scale-up companies.


Investments75
Exits6
Lead Investments18
Portfolio Organizations58
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

Harbert European Growth Capital


Harbert European Growth Capital provides debt financing to European growth businesses, technology, life sciences & environmental sectors.


Investments74
Exits20
Lead Investments9
Portfolio Organizations73
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

Nesta Ventures


Nesta Ventures is a venture capital arm of NESTA specializing in direct and fund of fund investments.


Investments72
Exits9
Lead Investments7
Portfolio Organizations39
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

Microsoft Accelerator London


Microsoft Accelerator London offers collaborative workspaces for budding startups located in the heart of tech city in london.


Investments72
Exits3
Lead Investments1
Portfolio Organizations71
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

24 Haymarket


24 Haymarket is an investment network of highly experienced investors and senior operators.


Investments71
Exits1
Lead Investments24
Portfolio Organizations49
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

Flashpoint


Flashpoint is an international asset management firm investing in tech businesses.


Investments70
Exits7
Lead Investments57
Portfolio Organizations22
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

Initial Capital


Initial Capital is an investor in seed and early-stage technology companies with a focus on games, consumer services & technology enablers.


Investments70
Exits8
Lead Investments17
Portfolio Organizations53
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

Forward Partners


Forward gives founders their best shot at success.


Investments69
Exits9
Lead Investments25
Portfolio Organizations49
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

YFM Equity Partners


YFM Equity Partners is an independent private equity business owned by its senior management and investment team.


Investments69
Exits11
Lead Investments44
Portfolio Organizations59
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

Mosaic Ventures


Mosaic Ventures is a Silicon Valley-style venture capital firm based in London, focused on Series A investments.


Investments68
Exits14
Lead Investments14
Portfolio Organizations52
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

Playfair Capital


Playfair Capital is an early-stage fund backing founders building technology that changes the way people live and work.


Investments68
Exits4
Lead Investments6
Portfolio Organizations52
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

Eden Ventures


Eden Ventures invests in technology companies in the UK and Ireland.


Investments68
Exits14
Lead Investments16
Portfolio Organizations35
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

Livingbridge


Livingbridge is an independent private equity firm, based in the UK, the US and Australia.


Investments67
Exits28
Lead Investments44
Portfolio Organizations65
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

CyLon


CyLon is the world’s leading cyber security accelerator and seed investment programme.


Investments66
Exits5
Lead Investments27
Portfolio Organizations65
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

WPP Ventures


WPP Ventures is the strategic corporate venture capital fund for WPP, the world’s largest communications services group.


Investments66
Exits25
Lead Investments17
Portfolio Organizations47
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

Breega


Breega is a European venture capital fund designed to finance startups in the digital economy.


Investments65
Exits3
Lead Investments33
Portfolio Organizations50
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

Felix Capital


Felix Capital focuses on digital commerce, digital media, and connected life and is a London-based venture fund.


Investments64
Exits3
Lead Investments24
Portfolio Organizations38
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

LVP


London Venture Partners is a seed fund that focuses on the game ecosystem.


Investments63
Exits10
Lead Investments18
Portfolio Organizations41
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

Episode 1


Episode1 Ventures is a venture capital fund set up to invest in early-stage technology companies based in London, UK.


Investments63
Exits4
Lead Investments35
Portfolio Organizations38
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

Bridges Fund Management


Bridges Fund Management is a specialist fund manager dedicated to sustainable and impact investment.


Investments63
Exits10
Lead Investments15
Portfolio Organizations59
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

JamJar Investments


JamJar Investments is a venture capital firm that invest in high growth digital Consumer brand businesses.


Investments62
Exits7
Lead Investments16
Portfolio Organizations53
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

Venrex Investment Management


Venrex Investment Management is a U.K.-based investment firm with a focus on identifying startups that exhibit high profit potential.


Investments61
Exits5
Lead Investments4
Portfolio Organizations49
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

Smedvig Capital


24 years of supporting great founders with patient capital from Series A to exit.


Investments61
Exits11
Lead Investments36
Portfolio Organizations33
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development


European Bank for Reconstruction and Development is an investing firm.


Investments60
Exits11
Lead Investments33
Portfolio Organizations55
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

CVC Capital Partners


CVC Capital Partners is a global private equity and investment advisory firm.


Investments58
Exits21
Lead Investments32
Portfolio Organizations58
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

Albion Capital Group


Albion Capital Group is an independent investment manager with a long-term record of backing change and growth.


Investments58
Exits11
Lead Investments11
Portfolio Organizations30
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

Taavet Hinrikus


Taavet Hinrikus is co-founder and CEO of TransferWise. Prior to starting TransferWise, Taavet was Skype’s director of strategy until 2008, s…


Investments55
Exits2
Lead Investments2
Portfolio Organizations46
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

PROfounders Capital


PROfounders Capital is an early-stage VC backed by successful entrepreneurs and focused on investing in technology start-ups across Europe.


Investments55
Exits14
Lead Investments16
Portfolio Organizations37
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

MVM Life Science Partners


MVM Life Science Partners is a venture capital firm specializing in investments in start-up, early stage, mid venture, late venture.


Investments55
Exits19
Lead Investments23
Portfolio Organizations38
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

European Union


European Union provides access to information published by all EU institutions, agencies and bodies.


Investments54
Exits3
Lead Investments21
Portfolio Organizations49
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

Talis Capital


Talis Capital seeks to find, fund and support the world’s most ambitious entrepreneurs.


Investments54
Exits5
Lead Investments29
Portfolio Organizations46
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

REV


REV is a financially focused corporate VC backed by RELX Group.


Investments54
Exits15
Lead Investments23
Portfolio Organizations36
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

Seraphim Capital


Seraphim Capital is dedicated to financing the growth of companies operating in the space ecosystem.


Investments54
Exits5
Lead Investments24
Portfolio Organizations27
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

7percent Ventures


Ex-founders turned VCs, 7percent invests in early stage transformative and deep-tech startups and teams with moonshot ambitions.


Investments53
Exits6
Lead Investments2
Portfolio Organizations49
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

Fuel Ventures


Fuel Ventures is a technology fund investing in marketplaces, platforms and SaaS companies.


Investments51
Exits1
Lead Investments43
Portfolio Organizations36
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

True.


True is Europe’s only retail and consumer sector specialist that operates across the entire investment vertical.


Investments50
Exits1
Lead Investments5
Portfolio Organizations45
Accurate as of 2nd November 2020

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