Balderton's aim is to help build long-lasting, game-changing companies. We look for genuine innovation that creates sustainable, profitable businesses.
Balderton’s investments range in size from as little as US$100,000 to in excess of US$20m. However, our typical initial investment is approximately US$5m and we normally invest $15m over the lifecycle of a company.
We aim to be the first institutional money in. We typically invest in the early stages of our companies, and continue to support them throughout the various stages of their existence. We always invest with an eye on the longer term, seeking entrepreneurs with a similar perspective.
We are also open to investing in later stage rounds of financing for more mature businesses if we believe we can provide value and help them scale effectively.
We focus on markets that are ripe for disruption, and those on the brink of explosive growth. Naturally, this tends towards high-growth technology markets, such as e-commerce, consumer internet and software. We’ve also seen great successes within communications and security, semiconductors, consumer services, plus media and financial services. These are areas where our partners have had direct experience, built extensive networks and grown companies. We do not focus on Life Sciences and Cleantech.
We invest primarily in European-based companies. However, we have invested in companies based in US and Asia, and we will continue to be opportunistic about investing abroad.
Since 2000, Balderton has invested in over 100 companies across a wide variety of sectors, in Europe, the US and Asia.