Impact for scaleups
UK companies backed
Investments outside of London
The firm invests in the UK, EU and USA, focusing on healthcare, cleantech, consumer, media, business services and technology. In the UK and EU, its typical initial investments are between £1-10m into companies with at least £1m turnover, tending to lead Series A or Series B rounds with further funding available for follow-on investments. Beringea manages more than $700m in funds in the UK and the US. In the UK, Beringea manages three VCTs, including ProVen VCT and ProVen Growth and Income VCT which together manage more than £300m.
Between January 2016 to June 2023 Beringea participated in 55 fundraisings, of which 16 were follow-on investments. All of them were growth stage investments at the time of fundraising. These include healthcare review platform Doctify (alongside Amadeus Capital Partners), hardware brand Plank Hardware, social impact measurement platform Social Value Portal, and seltzer brand Dash Water.
The average turnover of companies supported by Beringea in the period between January 2016 to June 2023 was £19.3m and the average number of employees was 69.
The firm runs its own Scaleup Academy, an annual programme of events and training to help the leadership teams of its portfolio companies overcome barriers to scale, and emphasises its capabilities in assisting the transatlantic expansion strategies of its portfolio companies.
It has also been a leading figure in the creation of an industry initiative – ESG_VC – to support early-stage companies to measure, monitor and maximise their performance against key ESG metrics. The firm has been accredited as a Level 2 firm in the Diversity VC Standard, recognising it as developing and adopting best practice for diversity and inclusion throughout its operations as a VC firm. Currently, 42 per cent of Beringea’s UK investment team are women, as well as 40 per cent of its UK investment committee.