Balderton has a track-record of backing breakthrough companies ranging from MySQL to Betfair, and The Hut Group to Yoox Net-a-Porter, and over the past few years has invested in some of Europe’s most dynamic and fastest-growing tech businesses. These include data analytics company Talend, which went public on the NASDAQ in 2016; A.I. startup Magic Pony, which was acquired by Twitter last year; Kobalt, the world’s leading independent music services company; and NaturalMotion, the mobile gaming business, acquired by Zynga in 2014.
This year the firm has looked at more than 2,000 startups, from which it has made 10 investments in five countries since March, including Luno, Hiya and SOPHiA Genetics. Balderton’s previous fund (Fund V) has seen a range of category leaders such as Nutmeg, Revolut, Prodigy Finance, Aircall, Carwow, and Frontier Car Group emerge.
A small team with entrepreneurial roots, Balderton’s partners have between them founded companies that went on to become multi-billion dollar businesses, and worked in the engine rooms of some of the world’s best-known tech brands - including Uber and Dropbox. They have backgrounds and deep networks in Silicon Valley and beyond, and have returned to Europe to play their part in building businesses which will fuel economic growth, jobs and opportunity.
About Balderton Capital
Balderton Capital is Europe’s largest early stage venture capital investor, focused on European technology companies at Series A. Based in London, the firm manages $2.6bn and invests in entrepreneurs building globally ambitious businesses. Balderton’s Partners and advisory team include the founders and operational leaders of multi-billion dollar companies including Business Objects, Dropbox, Uber and Autonomy. Previous investments include Betfair (FTSE: BET), Magic Pony (Twitter), NaturalMotion (Zynga), Sunrise (Microsoft) and Yoox Net-a-Porter (BIT: YNAP). Among Balderton’s current portfolio of 76 companies are: Aircall, Carwow, Citymapper, Contentful, GoCardless, The Hut Group, Kobalt Music, Nutmeg, Prodigy Finance, Recorded Future, Revolut, ROLI, SOPHiA Genetics, Talend (NASDAQ: TLND), Vestiaire Collective, and Vivino.