Balderton Capital

A Venture Capital fund with a strong focus on European tech startups. Balderton Capital is the largest Europe focused venture fund. Their funds are totaling $2,3 billion. They believe in long-term investments, supporting their portfolio companies from start to exit.

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Focus areas

Balderton Capital backs early-stage European technology businesses. They especially focus on tech startups in the fields of Mobile, Software, Fintech, Curated Web, Healthtech, e-Commerce, Games, and Marketplace.

 

Investing in

  • Idea
  • Product or prototype
  • Go to market
  • Growth and expansion

Focus areas

The investor is focussed on the following areas

Consumer services & devices
Consumer services & devices
Financial
Financial
Healthcare
Healthcare
Marketplace & eCommerce
Marketplace & eCommerce
Media
Media
Mobile
Mobile
Software
Software

Experience

Their funds are totaling $2.3 billion, which makes Balderton the largest Europe focused venture fund. Since the founding of the fund in 2000, over 180 investments have been made in more than 100 companies.

How much do they invest?

Their investments vary depending on the applying company. Funding will often range between $1-20 million. Besides investing capital, the team behind Balderton will use their combined experience to support their portfolio companies with knowledge, skills, and capital. The have a team-oriented approach and always seek to work as part of an equal partnership with their portfolio companies.

How do they work?

To apply for funding from Balderton Capital, you should first contact one of their team members with a short introduction of your project. If you peek the interest of Balderton, you will be invited for further discussion, where you will be able to make an in-depth pitch of your project. 

This makes a difference to them

Balderton aims for long-term investments, looking for sustainable businesses with the potential for continued growth.

Key People

Daniel Waterhouse - General Partner
Daniel joined Balderton in 2013 having previously been a partner at Wellington Partners. Before then, Daniel was a sector partner at 3i and previously covered strategic development and M&A across Europe for Yahoo!. He has a PhD and MA in applied mathematics from Oxford University.
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Sam Myers - Principal
Sam joined Balderton in 2014 and is in charge of covering the Nordics. He previously worked with the investment team at DN Capital and started his career as a consultant with the Monitor Group in London, focusing on growth strategy for clients in the healthcare, pharmaceutical, consumer goods and industrials industries. He holds a first class degree in Management from the London School of Economics.
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Startups they funded

MySQL, Betfair, Yoox, Bookatable, Kobalt Music, Tictail, Vivino, Rebtel. See the entire portfolio here.

How to approach them

If you have further questions about the fund or wish to apply for funding, get in contact with a team member through this number: +44 (0) 20 7016 6800.

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