Scale-Up Programmes

Accel

An early and growth-stage VC firm with a number of funds. Its London V Fund is focused on Series A and B investments in Europe and Israel.

Typically investing between $5-$10m in Series A or B first-round investments, Accel invests on average $15m per company over time; the average size of the investment rounds into UK companies in which it has participated since 2011 is £17.4m.

During this period, the fund has provided follow-on investments for 13 of the 27 UK companies that it has backed, averaging 1.85 investments per company. For more than half (56%) of the companies, Accel was the first institutional investor.

Accel contributed to ten equity investments into six unique scaleups in rounds worth a total of £277m.

The fund invests in technology companies globally, with a focus on the US, UK and India. Of the 50 investments made by Accel since the start of 2011, 49 have been into London-based companies.

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Accel

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