Europe’s Most Ambitious Investor Balderton Capital
Categories: Typically invests in innovative companies with a focus on enterprise software and services, communications and security, semiconductors, e-commerce, consumer internet and software, mobile computing; consumer services, media, online media, technology, fin-tech, and financial services.
Balderton Capital is a Series A-focused European venture capital firm. Founded in 2000 as Benchmark Capital Europe, Balderton Capital became fully independent in 2007. The company has made over 100 early-stage investments between 2000 and 2017.
Balderton Capital is a venture capital firm specialising in early stages and late venture investments of a company and startups. The firm seeks to make growth capital investments. It primarily invests in European companies with a focus on France, Spain, and Portugal. However, the firm is opportunistic about investing outside Europe. It makes investments from $1 million to $20 million. It considers investments between $3 million and $5 million in startups. The firm prefers a board seat and a minority stake in its portfolio companies. It continues to support its investments throughout its growth phases till maturity. Balderton Capital was founded in 2000 and is based in London, United Kingdom.
Alumni Companies: Betfair, The Hut Group, MySQL (sold for $1B to Sun Microsystems), Yoox, Bebo, NaturalMotion, Kobalt Music Group, Lovefilm, Globoforce, HouseTrip, Magic Pony and Carwow.