Chatbots: can they talk the talk?

This post was written by Zaeem Bhanji, who was an Autumn Associate at Balderton Capital in 2016. You can read the original post on his Medium here. It is fast becoming a cliché to say that...

News • Jan 17, 2017 • James Wise

​Investment update: MyTomorrows raise €10m

MyTomorrows CEO and CoFounder Ronald Brus It gives us great pleasure to share the news that MyTomorrows have raised €10m. We are delighted to have participated in the round, which was led...

News • Jan 9, 2017 • James Wise

Nutmeg's series D now above $50m

We are delighted to share the news that Nutmeg have added an additional £12m to its series D round, taking the total amount raised to £42m. This is equivocal to just over $51m based on today's...

News • Jan 3, 2017 • Tim Bunting

Originally on TechCrunch: How technology is merging with the human body

You can read the original article by Daniel Waterhouse, pictured above, on TechCrunch The gulf between “human” and “machine” is closing. Machine learning has enabled virtual reality to feel...

News • Jan 3, 2017 • Daniel Waterhouse

​The product is the company

This piece by Anna Boffetta (above) originally appeared in the Dec16/Jan17 issue of Courier Magazine. Venture capital is a shoe-leather industry. VCs rack up a lot of miles, and meet a lot of...

News • Dec 19, 2016 • Anna Boffetta

The European Talent Landscape: our new research into the tech workforce

Today we are proud to unveil 'The European Talent Landscape', and I am delighted to be on stage at TechCrunch Disrupt to reveal the findings. You can view the full report and key findings...

News • Dec 5, 2016 • James Wise

Moving Around: Colin Hanna on Transportation and Mobility

(Left) A screenshot of the central map UX of Carjump, centered on Rosenthaler Platz in Berlin. Each bubble is a car, bike or scooter. (Right) A similar screen from COUP This post first appeared...

News • Nov 16, 2016 • Colin Hanna

Investment Update: Nutmeg raises £30m

We are delighted to share the news that Nutmeg have raised £30m from Convoy, Hong Kong’s largest listed firm of independent financial advisers. This new round of funding confirms Nutmeg's...

News • Nov 14, 2016 • Tim Bunting

ROLI's new instrument, Blocks, will be available in all Apple Stores worldwide

The music technology innovator, ROLI, recently unveiled BLOCKS, a new modular musical instrument that aims to democratise music in a way that nobody has done before. The new instrument will...

News • Nov 3, 2016 • Daniel Waterhouse

Balderton Capital's European Tech Talent Report will launch at TechCrunch Disrupt London

It's official: Balderton Capital's comprehensive and unique report on Technology Talent in Europe will be revealed in full at TechCrunch Disrupt London. James Wise will be on stage to talk through...

News • Oct 20, 2016 • Ben Goldsmith

Investment Update: Balderton lead $8.2m Series A investment into ComplyAdvantage

Charles Delingpole, CEO and Founder of ComplyAdvantage We are delighted to have led a $8.2m investment into ComplyAdvantage, a company that uses artificial intelligence and machine learning to help...

News • Oct 13, 2016 • Tim Bunting

Auto industry heads into fierce software race

This post first appeared on Venturebeat on 9th October 2016 Two weeks ago some fellow tech investors and I took a trip to Amsterdam for a large conference on the future of computing, hosted by...

News • Oct 10, 2016 • Sam Myers

PODCAST: Steve O'Hear of TechCrunch: the Future of Media & lessons from Entrepreneurship

Steve O’Hear is best known as a technology journalist, currently at TechCrunch where he focuses on European startups, companies and products. Steve joined TechCrunch in November 2009 as...

News • Oct 7, 2016 • Ben Goldsmith

​Transportation and Logistics : The Next Platform

This post first appeared on Nicolas' Medium One of the best things about my job is that I get to witness entire markets being totally transformed right in front of my eyes. And right now I am...

News • Oct 4, 2016 • Nicolas Debock

The death of cash: why the UK's plastic fiver should be the UK's last new note

This post first appeared on TechWorld The UK’s reaction to its new polymer five-pound note was something to behold. It has beensubmerged into a cup of coffee, subjected to radiation in a...

News • Oct 3, 2016 • Rob Moffat

Firing someone for the first time

s As a new CEO, it is only a matter of time before you have to fire someone for the first time. Nobody starts a company to fire people, but the reality is that it is rare to run a company for any...

News • Oct 3, 2016 • Suranga Chandratillake

Investment Update: Depop raise €7.4m

It gives us great pleasure to share the news that Depop have raised €7.4m. We are delighted to have participated in the round, alongside Holtzbrinck, Creandum, Red Circle Investments, and...

News • Sep 26, 2016 • James Wise

Aircall raise $8m in a round led by Balderton Capital

Olivier Pailhes, CEO and Founder of Aircall We are delighted to lead a second round of funding into Aircall, after initially investing in the company in January 2016. Since our first investment,...

News • Sep 15, 2016 • Bernard Liautaud

Net Neutrality: A Victory for European Innovators

Following BEREC's recently published guidelines, we are very pleased that net neutrality has been preserved and strengthened in Europe. This decision is both a victory for fairness, and for...

News • Sep 5, 2016 • Daniel Waterhouse

The giant leap: from private to public, a letter to Mike Tuchen, CEO of Talend

A shorter version of this post first appeared in CityAM on Tuesday 9th August, and this version first appeared on Bernard's Medium On 29th July, Talend listed on NASDAQ. Talend, a data management...

News • Aug 10, 2016 • Bernard Liautaud