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Non-Profit Foundation
FINANCE | Investment Firms & Funds
nesta.org.uk

Investments

133

Portfolio Exits

11

Funds

4

Partners & Customers

2

About Nesta

Nesta is an independent UK based body that invests in early-stage innovative companies.

Headquarters Location

58 Victoria Embankment

London, England, EC4Y 0DS,

United Kingdom

+44 (0) 207 438 2500

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Latest Nesta News

The Espin Nesta Folding E-Bike Gets An Updated Battery For Longer Range

Dec 2, 2022

This rugged utility e-bike packs a 750W motor and go-anywhere capability. Dec 02, 2022 at 7:26am ET By: Enrico Punsalang When you think of a bicycle designed for practicality and utility, chances are a lot of you would think of folding bikes as the ultimate urban mobility solution. Available in all shapes and sizes, what makes folding bikes so special is that they can be shrunk to fit inside the back of a car, in the bus or train, and even at the corner of your office. With most urban cities in the world putting a premium on space, bigger isn’t always better. This is why I always find myself impressed with small, compact e-bikes that have a lot to offer—way more than their size would have you believe. Take, for example, the Espin Nesta, a rugged folding e-bike that can pretty much ride anywhere. Recently updated with a battery that’s nearly twice the size of its predecessor, the Nesta is capable of some really impressive range figures. During its initial release, the brand claimed 20 to 40 miles per charge with a 504-Wh battery. Now beefed up to 960 Wh, going beyond 50 miles, and maybe even 80 miles on a single charge should certainly be possible. When it comes to battery tech , Espin has sought the help of no less than one of the world’s biggest tech companies, with 21700 Samsung cells. These cells are similar to those used in some electric cars, and so their longevity and reliability are pretty much guaranteed. What’s even more impressive is that Espin manages to keep the size of the more energy-dense battery pack nearly the same as that of its predecessor. In Case You Missed It:

Nesta Investments

133 Investments

Nesta has made 133 investments. Their latest investment was in eoSemi as part of their Series A on December 12, 2022.

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Nesta Investments Activity

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Date

Round

Company

Amount

New?

Co-Investors

Sources

12/28/2022

Series A

eoSemi

$2.42M

No

2

12/5/2022

Series B - II

Naked Energy

$1.23M

Yes

2

3/9/2022

Seed VC - II

Oxford Medical Products

$3.3M

Yes

1

10/1/2020

Grant

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10

10/1/2020

Grant

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10

Date

12/28/2022

12/5/2022

3/9/2022

10/1/2020

10/1/2020

Round

Series A

Series B - II

Seed VC - II

Grant

Grant

Company

eoSemi

Naked Energy

Oxford Medical Products

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Amount

$2.42M

$1.23M

$3.3M

New?

No

Yes

Yes

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Co-Investors

Sources

2

2

1

10

10

Nesta Portfolio Exits

11 Portfolio Exits

Nesta has 11 portfolio exits. Their latest portfolio exit was Sumdog on March 14, 2022.

Date

Exit

Companies

Valuation
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Acquirer

Sources

3/14/2022

Acquired

$99M

1

2/2/2022

Acquired

$99M

3

9/9/2021

Acquired

$99M

1

6/28/2021

Acquired

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$99M

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10

12/3/2020

Acquired

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$99M

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10

Date

3/14/2022

2/2/2022

9/9/2021

6/28/2021

12/3/2020

Exit

Acquired

Acquired

Acquired

Acquired

Acquired

Companies

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Valuation

$99M

$99M

$99M

$99M

$99M

Acquirer

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Sources

1

3

1

10

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Nesta Fund History

4 Fund Histories

Nesta has 4 funds, including Healthier Lives Data Fund.

Closing Date

Fund

Fund Type

Status

Amount

Sources

12/1/2020

Healthier Lives Data Fund

1

4/3/2020

Next Generation Internet (NGI) Policy-in-Practice Fund

$99M

10

11/27/2019

AI For Good Fund

$99M

10

Arts & Culture Impact Fund

$99M

10

Closing Date

12/1/2020

4/3/2020

11/27/2019

Fund

Healthier Lives Data Fund

Next Generation Internet (NGI) Policy-in-Practice Fund

AI For Good Fund

Arts & Culture Impact Fund

Fund Type

Status

Amount

$99M

$99M

$99M

Sources

1

10

10

10

Nesta Partners & Customers

2 Partners and customers

Nesta has 2 strategic partners and customers. Nesta recently partnered with University of Glasgow on January 1, 2023.

Date

Type

Business Partner

Country

News Snippet

Sources

1/17/2023

Partner

United Kingdom

Kjell-bubble-diagramArtboard 101 copy Scotland's poorest areas suffer a devastating health divide

The research partners are the University of Glasgow , the Fraser of Allander Institute , Nesta in Scotland , and the Diffley Partnership .

1

10/17/2017

Partner

United Kingdom

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10

Date

1/17/2023

10/17/2017

Type

Partner

Partner

Business Partner

Country

United Kingdom

United Kingdom

News Snippet

Kjell-bubble-diagramArtboard 101 copy Scotland's poorest areas suffer a devastating health divide

The research partners are the University of Glasgow , the Fraser of Allander Institute , Nesta in Scotland , and the Diffley Partnership .

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Sources

1

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Nesta Team

2 Team Members

Nesta has 2 team members, including current Senior Director, Alex Hook.

Name

Work History

Title

Status

Alex Hook

Senior Director

Current

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Title

Senior Director

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Status

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