JAMES WISE

Partner

James joined Balderton in 2013. Since then, he has led Balderton's investments in a number of sectors and geographies, with a specific focus on security, enterprise and healthtech. He sits as a board member and observer for multiple portfolio companies including Depop, GoCardless, Sophia Genetics, Detectify and Kaia Health, and has been involved in the sale of companies to Amazon, Microsoft & Elastic.

Prior to joining Balderton, James helped to launch and run one of the UK's first social venture funds, providing support and capital to social enterprises. He has worked with entrepreneurs and businesses in Europe, the Middle East and Africa and as a consultant with McKinsey & Company.

As well as the professional experiences above, James is a trustee at Dot.Everyone, a charity that advocates for responsible approaches to using new technologies, and served in 2011 as a Specialist Adviser to Parliament.

James has an MA in Politics, Philosophy and Economics from Oxford University and has lectured for the University on aspects of responsible capitalism and the social impact of technology.

Contact

[email protected] 
T. +44 (0)20 7016 6800 

Executive assistant

Miki Kurita Simpson
[email protected]

Board positions

3D Hubs

3D Hubs
Amsterdam, Netherlands
The world's largest network of 3D manufacturing services.
Series A in 2014

Depop

Depop
London, United Kingdom
Peer-to-peer social shopping platform and app that allows creative entrepreneurs to build a social shopping network.
Seed in 2012

Detectify

Detectify
Stockholm, Sweden
Automated vulnerability platform service to help developers and security teams keep up with threats.
Series A in 2019

Kaia Health

Kaia Health
Munich, Germany
Digital therapeutics company
Series A in 2018

Pusher

Pusher
London, United Kingdom
Real-time APIs that power communication and collaboration apps all over the world.
Series A in 2018

Sophia Genetics

Sophia Genetics
Lausanne, Switzerland
Democratizing data-driven medicine.
Series B in 2017

Other related investments

GoCardless

GoCardless
London, United Kingdom
The easiest way for businesses to collect recurring payments.
Series B in 2014

Sunrise

Sunrise
Paris, France
Mobile calendar app and platform.
Series A in 2014
Acquired by Microsoft in 2015

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