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 sustainability, productivity and healthtech. He sits as a board member and observer for multiple portfolio companies including Sophia Genetics (Nasdaq-listed $SOPH), Depop (acquired by Etsy), Tibber and GoCardless, and has been involved in the sale of companies to Amazon, Epic Games and 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 and Africa and as a consultant with McKinsey & Company.

As well as the professional experiences above, James is a charity trustee at the Manchester Graphene Institute, Demos and Dot.Everyone and served in 2011 as a Specialist Adviser to Parliament

Contact

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

Executive assistant

Miki Kurita Choudhury
[email protected]

Board positions

Avi Medical

Avi Medical
Munich, Germany
Elevating the patient experience by combining technology with a human touch.
Series B in 2022

Demodesk

Demodesk
Munich, Germany
Intelligent meeting platform for online sales.
Series A in 2020

Detectify

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

Forecast

Forecast
Copenhagen, Denmark
AI-native Project & Resource Management platform
Series A in 2021

Kaia Health

Kaia Health
Munich, Germany
Clinically validated digital therapeutics
Series A in 2018

Tibber

Tibber
Førde, Norway
Using digital technology to make electricity consumption smarter
Series B in 2020

Exits and other related investments

Hubs

Hubs
Amsterdam, Netherlands
The world's largest network of 3D manufacturing services.
Series A in 2014
Acquired by Protolabs in 2021

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
Acquired by Etsy in 2021

GoCardless

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

Pusher

Pusher
London, United Kingdom
Real-time APIs that power communication and collaboration apps all over the world.
Series A in 2018
Acquired by MessageBird 2020

Sketchfab

Sketchfab
Paris, France
Platform to publish, share, and discover 3D content online and in VR.
Series A in 2013
Acquired by Epic Games in 2021

Sophia Genetics

Sophia Genetics
Lausanne, Switzerland
Democratizing data-driven medicine.
Series B in 2017
IPO on NASDAQ in 2021

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