Why Balderton?

We have been on the ground in Europe for over 20 years, building a unique understanding of what it takes for a start-up to become a global champion. We are privileged to have invested early in many of today's European global market leaders.

We are part of the fabric of the tech ecosystem with one of the most experienced venture capital teams in Europe.

Our focus is on Europe. We believe the next giant companies to come from Europe will be technology companies. We seek out the very best, and most ambitious, founders and we work hard to put our network, experience and knowledge to work to support them, and their teams, through every step of their journey.

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Over two decades investing in Europe's most ambitious founders

21 years

investing in Europe

$4.5BN

Raised to invest in European technology

>300

Companies backed since 2000

Fund VIII

Investing in European startups at early stage

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Balderton Growth I

Investing in European startups at growth stage

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Our equal Partnership

We are, uniquely in Europe, an equal Partnership, giving our Founders full access to the combined insight, knowledge and experience of our entire Partnership team. 

Every day, we draw on our expertise: years of investing, hundreds of IPOs and exits, our personal experience building successful multi-billion dollar tech companies and, crucially, our unique global network from our portfolio to our Executive Council. By deploying maximum resources – from helping find the best talent to advising on global expansion – we seek to create an unfair winning advantage for every company in our portfolio.

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The Balderton
Collective

Balderton portfolio leaders join a community we call the Balderton Collective. This network connects portfolio teams to each other, to help them build deep, mutually supportive relationships. 

As entrepreneurs and founders ourselves, we know that building a business is not a linear journey. Sometimes, it is serendipitous meetings that spark game-changing inspiration. We believe that serendipity can be engineered.

Our CEOs meet together in person at our biennial Balderton Collective CEO Retreat, and we facilitate a network of small group support through our Balderton CEO Forums. We host hundreds of events a year at our HQ in London and across Europe, and we work our extensive network to connect our companies with mentors, board members, customers and new friends.

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Community event at Balderton HQ

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Phil Chambers, Founder & CEO of Peakon, at the Dream Teams talent summit

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CEOs of Depop, Citymapper and Virtuo at the Dream Teams talent summit

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Going Global event in Paris with leaders from Talend, Dartrace, and Vestiaire Collective

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Bernard and Omid Kordestani, Chairman of Twitter at Balderton HQ

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CEOs of Revolut and Lyst on stage at the Balderton CEO Retreat

The Balderton Platform

Our entire team, including experts in legal, talent, finance and marketing, is focused on helping our founders to scale from startup to global giant. 

Through our Balderton platform, we offer advice, introductions to expert service providers, as well as invitations to workshops and community events where portfolio leaders can meet one another. 

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We believe in European tech

Our beliefs

Our values drive our work every day

Our values

We commit to a sustainable future

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