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Investments

63

Portfolio Exits

20

Funds

3

Partners & Customers

1

About Barclays Ventures

Barclay ventures is the venture capital arm of Barclays Capital.

Barclays Ventures Headquarter Location

1 Churchill Place7th Floor, United Kingdom House 180 Oxford Street

London, England, W1D 1EA,

United Kingdom

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Latest Barclays Ventures News

LawAdvisor Ventures secures £4.10 million Seed investment from investors including Ralph Baxter

May 13, 2022

11 minutes read Legaltech specialist’s investors include leading legal and technology innovators from Silicon Valley, including Microsoft and Gilead Sciences Creates advisory panel to help scale and seize opportunities London, UK – May 12th, 2022 – Today, legal technology specialist  LawAdvisor  Ventures has announced that it has secured USD$5 million of investment across its portfolio of ventures in a seed round involving some of the legal industry’s most influential thinkers. The capital injection includes investment from  Ralph Baxter  (former Chairman and CEO of Orrick), Ben Davey (former CEO, Barclays Ventures), as well as leaders from Microsoft and Gilead, and will help scale the team and capitalise on opportunities to revolutionise the practice of law with the aid of technology. Early last year, LawAdvisor  launched two breakthrough new software as service (SaaS) solutions  for the legal profession,  LegalEye  and  Fibonacci . These solutions – whose development was informed by a steering group of leading legal teams – are designed to  transform how law firms work with corporate in-house legal departments and the way legal matters are managed. Both use technology to enhance collaboration and communication between lawyers and other stakeholders during the course of a legal matter to boost productivity and maximise the time lawyers spend on case work rather than administrative tasks. Developed by remote teams and launched during the height of the coronavirus pandemic,  LegalEye  and  Fibonacci  are already gaining significant market traction – with the company achieving annual recurring license revenues in excess of $2 million on their release, and early multinational clients including Bird & Bird, Simmons & Simmons, Paul Hastings, Clifford Chance, Shearman & Sterling, and  Barclays . As a result of this early traction, LawAdvisor opened up a strategic investment round to accelerate efforts to use its technology to solve the real-world challenges the legal profession is facing. Ralph Baxter, who since leaving his role as chairman and CEO of Orrick has engaged with a number of successful legal technology companies, sitting on boards of Intapp, Lex Machina, and LegalZoom, believes LawAdvisor has the capacity to revolutionize the way lawyers work with clients. Commenting on the investment, Baxter said: “We’re at a pivotal moment for legal technology. To make a difference, legal tech companies must understand the pain points facing lawyers and their clients, and fashion solutions that meaningfully address them; LawAdvisor does just that, making it an exceptional new contributor to the legal services ecosystem. Led by a remarkable team, LawAdvisor has the potential to change the way legal service is delivered, for the benefit of everyone. I am excited to help the team realise these goals.” Gary Tully, Head of Legal Operations at Gilead Silences and whose team won Corporate Counsel’s 2021 Best Legal Ops Team – when speaking about the success of LawAdvisor’s digital tools – noted that “the sheer velocity and rate of change facing today’s legal departments has created new challenges requiring new age thinking. LawAdvisor is addressing these challenges with its remarkably innovative tools. Tools that offer organizations the opportunity of achieving operational excellence”. Investors in the seed round include some of the world’s most respected and celebrated legal and technology minds: Ralph Baxter – Former chairman and CEO of Orrick, Founder of the Law Firm Leaders Forum, and named by the American Lawyer as one of the ‘Top 50 Big Law Innovators of the Last 50 Years’  Jason Barnwell – General Manager and Associate General Counsel at Microsoft  Ben Davey –  CSO of Azerion Group N.V. Previously Chief Investment Officer at EFIC1 and former CEO and Founder of Barclays Ventures. Gary Tully – Head of Legal Operations at Gilead Sciences  (Winner of Corporate Counsel’s 2021 LegalOps team of the Year)  Lars Rasmussen – Founder of Google Maps and former Engineering Director at Facebook The investors will also form a new advisory panel aimed at helping LawAdvisor further develop its technology especially amidst the legal operations revolution, achieve its growth goals, and capitalise on the significant opportunities to reshape the way the law is practised to the benefit of all parties, be it from the small in-house legal team to the multinational law firm. The advisory panel is being joined by Steve Albrecht, General Counsel Barclays Execution Services, Christopher Grant, consultant and LawTech UK Panel member, Stephanie Hamon, Head of Legal Operations Consulting, Norton Rose Fulbright, and David Kerr, Former CEO, Bird & Bird. Ben Davey, said: “The LawAdvisor team has built something that has huge potential to transform the legal profession. In an industry that has traditionally been reluctant to embrace new technology and ways of working, the collaborative approach taken to developing solutions to the industry’s trickiest issues has seen the team create something that in a short space of time could become industry standard. Combine that with the outcomes LawAdvisor’s customers see using the technology, and it’s easy to get very excited about where this business is headed. The calibre of the investors and advisors joining me in supporting this venture is testament to just how transformative it could be. I’m very much looking forward to being part of that journey as LawAdvisor continues to go from strength to strength.” “We founded LawAdvisor to use technology to address some of the fundamental flaws in the way the law was practiced and services were delivered. Having seen those challenges first hand, we brought in some of the leading legal teams around the world to develop solutions to those most pressing problems in collaboration with the leading thinkers in the industry,” said Brennan Ong, founder and CEO of LawAdvisor Ventures. “Since launching LegalEye and Fibonacci this year, we have been blown by the reaction of our early customers and the wider market. We now want to further develop our technology so it can solve even more of the challenges today’s lawyers are facing and roll it out across more legal teams around the world. Our direct expertise of both technology and the law, coupled with our low-code, building block approach has proven to be a game-changer for legal teams. With the support of our investors and advisors, we can focus on growing our team, improving our products, and developing the business to fundamentally transform the way legal services are delivered.” LawAdvisors’ clients are vocal advocates of the benefits of the technology, driving significant interest and demand from new clients and fuelling the company’s growth strategy. This new investment will be used to not only roll out the solutions to those new customers but further refine the capabilities and micro-services within the platforms to solve an ever-wider range of problems the legal industry is facing; ultimately facilitating what lawyers do best and allowing them to lawyer like never before. . For more information about LawAdvisor, visit:  www.lawadvisor.ventures -ENDS- About LawAdvisor Ventures LawAdvisor Ventures is a London based legal-technology company developing solutions that provide the efficiencies and service delivery improvements that corporate legal departments and law firms of all sizes need to satisfy the ever-rising expectations of the businesses they serve. The company – whose backers include Lars Rasmussen, the cofounder of Google Maps and former Engineering Director for Facebook – is currently working with large multinationals and the world’s leading law firms to radically reshape how lawyers work and how legal services are delivered.

Barclays Ventures Investments

63 Investments

Barclays Ventures has made 63 investments. Their latest investment was in 80 Acres Farms as part of their Series B on August 8, 2021.

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Barclays Ventures Investments Activity

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Date

Round

Company

Amount

New?

Co-Investors

Sources

8/9/2021

Series B

80 Acres Farms

$160M

Yes

2

10/6/2020

Seed VC

Nivelo

$2.5M

Yes

Anthemis, DASH Ventures, FirstMark Capital, and Undisclosed Investors

2

9/15/2020

Seed VC

finch

$1.8M

Yes

5

7/6/2020

Pre-Seed

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$99M

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10

6/3/2020

Series A - II

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10

Date

8/9/2021

10/6/2020

9/15/2020

7/6/2020

6/3/2020

Round

Series B

Seed VC

Seed VC

Pre-Seed

Series A - II

Company

80 Acres Farms

Nivelo

finch

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Amount

$160M

$2.5M

$1.8M

$99M

New?

Yes

Yes

Yes

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Co-Investors

Anthemis, DASH Ventures, FirstMark Capital, and Undisclosed Investors

Sources

2

2

5

10

10

Barclays Ventures Portfolio Exits

20 Portfolio Exits

Barclays Ventures has 20 portfolio exits. Their latest portfolio exit was Evernym on December 09, 2021.

Date

Exit

Companies

Valuation
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Acquirer

Sources

12/9/2021

Acquired

12

11/14/2017

Acquired

1

9/1/2015

Acq - Fin

1

8/28/2015

Acquired

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10

2/5/2014

Acquired

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$99M

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10

Date

12/9/2021

11/14/2017

9/1/2015

8/28/2015

2/5/2014

Exit

Acquired

Acquired

Acq - Fin

Acquired

Acquired

Companies

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Valuation

$99M

Acquirer

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Sources

12

1

1

10

10

Barclays Ventures Acquisitions

24 Acquisitions

Barclays Ventures acquired 24 companies. Their latest acquisition was Westbury Filters on April 04, 2008.

Date

Investment Stage

Companies

Valuation
Valuations are submitted by companies, mined from state filings or news, provided by VentureSource, or based on a comparables valuation model.

Total Funding

Note

Sources

4/4/2008

$99M

Acq - Fin

1

4/4/2008

$99M

Acq - Fin

1

4/1/2008

$99M

Leveraged Buyout

1

3/6/2008

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$99M

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10

11/19/2007

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$99M

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10

Date

4/4/2008

4/4/2008

4/1/2008

3/6/2008

11/19/2007

Investment Stage

Companies

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Valuation

$99M

$99M

$99M

$99M

$99M

Total Funding

Note

Acq - Fin

Acq - Fin

Leveraged Buyout

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Sources

1

1

1

10

10

Barclays Ventures Fund History

3 Fund Histories

Barclays Ventures has 3 funds, including Barclays Growth North England SMEs.

Closing Date

Fund

Fund Type

Status

Amount

Sources

5/31/2018

Barclays Growth North England SMEs

$664.6M

1

5/1/2015

Barclays Growth Fund

$99M

10

Midlands Growth Fund

10

Closing Date

5/31/2018

5/1/2015

Fund

Barclays Growth North England SMEs

Barclays Growth Fund

Midlands Growth Fund

Fund Type

Status

Amount

$664.6M

$99M

Sources

1

10

10

Barclays Ventures Partners & Customers

1 Partners and customers

Barclays Ventures has 1 strategic partners and customers. Barclays Ventures recently partnered with Angel Academe on October 10, 2020.

Date

Type

Business Partner

Country

News Snippet

Sources

10/6/2020

Partner

United Kingdom

Barclays Ventures join forces with Angel Academe to increase female investment

Angel Academe have announced that Barclays Ventures has joined them as their Bank partner alongside their other sponsors : Kingsley Napley , haysmacintyre , Spinks and Unlimited .

1

Date

10/6/2020

Type

Partner

Business Partner

Country

United Kingdom

News Snippet

Barclays Ventures join forces with Angel Academe to increase female investment

Angel Academe have announced that Barclays Ventures has joined them as their Bank partner alongside their other sponsors : Kingsley Napley , haysmacintyre , Spinks and Unlimited .

Sources

1

Barclays Ventures Team

3 Team Members

Barclays Ventures has 3 team members, including former Managing Director, Kip Kapur.

Name

Work History

Title

Status

Angus Abbott

Rothschild & Co, and Invesco

Founder

Current

Kip Kapur

Managing Director

Former

Mike Ransom

Managing Director

Former

Name

Angus Abbott

Kip Kapur

Mike Ransom

Work History

Rothschild & Co, and Invesco

Title

Founder

Managing Director

Managing Director

Status

Current

Former

Former

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