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Blognesta.org.uk/blogs
Twitter@nesta_uk
Phone+44 (0)20 7438 2500
Emailinvestments@nesta...
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Founded1998
Description£50million Tech focused VC Fund

Funds

Social Investments, 1/2014 £2M

Offices

HQ
1 Plough Place
London, EC4A 1DE, GBR

People

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Chief Executive
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NESTA Investments

£50million Venture Capital fund focused on early stage technology companies in Digital / Software, Hardware / microelectronics, Lifesciences and Cleantech.

NESTA is a genuinely unique Venture Capitalist with a privileged position at the heart of the UK Investment scene. Our £50million evergreen fund allows us to work with teams and portfolio companies to build a close, supportive relationship over a number of years.

Our team brings a host of expertise and support to our portfolio companies ranging from access to our Investment Committee chaired by Mike Lynch (Founder and Chief Exec of Autonomy), to support from our Venture Partners and connections to NESTA’s wider contacts, events and research.

We have co-invested with virtually every major UK based Venture Fund and have made investments in five funds giving us an exceptional reach in to sources of further funding and the wider expertise of the Venture Capital community.

Our house style is to align interests and build great companies so we aim to work with teams to build a close supportive relationship over a number of years.

Recent Milestones

Investments

Company Date Round Size Participants
BaseKit Platform 2/2014Venture Round£4.5M4
PlayMob 3/2012Venture Round£500k2
Sirigen 2/2012Venture Round£2M5
Sirigen 10/2011Venture Round£750k5
CellNovo 2/2011Series B£30M8
Light Blue Optics 10/2010Series A$13M6
eoSemi 6/2010Venture Round$4.49M4
BaseKit Platform 6/2010Venture Round$2.6M2
Aquapharm Biodiscovery 4/2010Series C$6.4M4
Veryan Medical 4/2010Series B$5.4M4
Skimlinks 12/2009Series A$1.5M3
Light Blue Optics 7/2009Series A$15M5
Skimlinks 2/2009Venture Round$1.02M3
Camrivox 2/2009Venture Round2
MMIC Solutions 5/2008Series A$5.25M4
Micrima 4/2008Venture Round$3.99M3
Gnodal 4/2008Seed$2.19M2
ProVision Communications 1/2008Seed$1.46M3
Light Blue Optics 10/2007Series A$26M4
Aquapharm Biodiscovery 7/2007Series B£4M5
Veryan Medical 7/2007Venture Round£3.1M3
Symetrica 5/2007Series C$1.2M5
MMIC Solutions 10/2006Seed£1M3
Light Blue Optics 7/2006Venture Round$3.5M3
Micrima 3/2006Venture Round£475k3
Veryan Medical 12/2005Venture Round£1.25M4
Symetrica 10/2005Series B$420k2
Water Innovate 6/2005Venture Round$1.02M4
Tideway 12/2002Seed3

Videos

Sources

  1. Nesta announces first social impact investments from £25m fund (realbusiness.co.uk) [edit]
  2. BaseKit Raises £4.5M (finsmes.com) [edit]
  3. PlayMob Raises Funding To Incentivise Social Games To Carry Charitable Virtual Goods (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  4. Oxford Capital Partners Source [edit]
  5. Oxford Capital Partners Source [edit]
  6. CELLNOVO SECURES £30 MILLION IN SERIES B FINANCING (cellnovo.com) [edit]
  7. Light Blue Optics raises US$13 million to realise growing list of new applications for Light Touch (lightblueoptics.com) [edit]
  8. Funding Round For EoSemi (growthbusiness.co.uk) [edit]
  9. BaseKit Attracts $2.6 Million To Turn Images In To Websites (paidcontent.org) [edit]
  10. Aquapharm Biodiscovery, Ltd.: Series C $6.4M (coursework.stanford.edu) [edit]
  11. Veryan Holdings, Ltd.: Series B $5.4M (onbiovc.com) [edit]
  12. Affiliate marketing platform Skimlinks secures $1.5M Series A funding (eu.techcrunch.com) [edit]
  13. Light Blue Optics Raises US$15 Million in Series A Extension (freshnews.com) [edit]
  14. Skimlinks secures first round investment (uk.techcrunch.com) [edit]
  15. Camrivox secures new venture funding to accelerate delivery of fixed and mobile Unified Communications (UC) applications (camrivox.com) [edit]
  16. EDGAR [edit]
  17. Capital Funding Report [edit]
  18. Capital Funding Report [edit]
  19. ProVision Communications Secures Venture Capital Funding for a Bright Future in Wireless Video (businesswire.com) [edit]
  20. lightblueoptics.com [edit]
  21. Aquapharm Secures Second Round Investment of £4M (talentscotland.com) [edit]
  22. Veryan Medical raises £3.1 million (growthbusiness.co.uk) [edit]
  23. EDGAR [edit]
  24. MMIC Solutions secures £1M Seed Round Funding (mmicsolutions.com) [edit]
  25. EDGAR [edit]
  26. Micrima secures £475k from VC syndicate (unquote.com) [edit]
  27. Oxford Capital Partners Source [edit]
  28. EDGAR [edit]
  29. EDGAR [edit]
  30. Tideway Investor Information (tideway.com) [edit]
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