Recent Venture Funds
When fund raising for your company it is worth knowing when venture capital funds have raised capital. Typically, limited partner venture capital funds have a ten year life but only invest in new portfolio companies in the first four years of the fund. Additionally, the partners are typically more active investors with a new fund. As the fund matures, they will tend to slow the pace and go later stage to match the duration expectations of the fund. Note that many managers raise funds continuously such as EIS funds and angel networks and some fund structures are evergreen in nature. See full list of UK investors here.
The UK government announces additional support for startups in a new coronavirus Future Fund to be launched in May.
The government is committing £250m towards a new £500m fund that would invest in high-growth private companies. The government also promised £750m worth of grants and loans to small and medium-sized businesses focusing on research and development.
The private sector will be supplying the other half of the £500m fund, named the Future Fund, according to the government. The investment into startups, which will be between £125,000 and £5m, will therefore only come alongside private sector […]
Index Ventures closes $2 billion in funding
Index Ventures announces the close of two new funds with a total of $2 billion in funds. Of this $1.2 billion is for investment in later stage growth rounds and $800 million in emerging startups.
As we navigate these choppy waters, we are witnessing the emergence of a new generation of exceptional leaders who, by doing the right thing not only for their business, but for the people it touches, will inspire the long-term loyalty of colleagues, customers and others they work with.
Over several decades, we have been lucky to see the entrepreneurial spirit of gifted leaders […]
Atomico raises $820 million fund
Atomico closes its fifth venture capital fund at $820 million targeting Series A rounds but with the ability to invest in what it calls “breakout” companies at the Series B and C stage.
Our latest fund doubles down on our core strategy: to partner with mission-driven European founders at Series A and beyond, where our Growth Acceleration Team of operational partners can best be deployed to help them scale. At $820 million, our fund size also […]
Felix Capital raises $300m third fund
Felix Capital has closed it’s third fund at $300 million to continue to invest in direct to consumer businesses and in particular creative and consumer startups and platform plays. Additionally they are expanding to include consumer facing fintech companies.
Technology is changing everything, how we live, how we work, the products we buy, how we buy them and the brands we trust. The customer’s journey is reinvented by the Creative Class’ imagination and entrepreneurship. These new, digital-first products and services reshape our daily lives and our culture. This is the “digital lifestyle” era, the opportunity […]
Balderton Capital raises $400m EU fund
Balderton Capital, one of the top early stage VC firms in Europe has closed a new $400m fund to back European tech startups at the Series A round. This is their seventh early stage European fund bringing total funds under management to over $3bn.
We believe Europe has the potential to build the next generation of technology giants, and we are focused on helping brilliant founders fulfil that ambition. We are seeing more and more exceptional founders raising Series A in Europe. With today’s new fund we want to build on that momentum.
We know from our firm’s 20 years of European […]
83North closes fifth fund at $300M
83North has closed it’s fifth fund at $300 million to invest in best and brightest consumer and enterprise technology companies led by aspiring European and Israeli entrepreneurs.
Headquartered in London and Tel Aviv, the five-strong 83North team has worked with the region’s most ambitious founders to create market-leading technology businesses. Laurel Bowden, Arnon Dinur, Gil Goren, Erez Ofer and Yoram Snir have backed more than 70 companies including Aeroscout (acquired by Stanley Black & Decker), Bluevine, Celonis, Ebury, Hybris (acquired by SAP), IronSource, iZettle (acquired by Paypal), Just Eat, Logz.io, Marqeta, Mirakl, ScaleIO (acquired by EMC), SocialPoint […]
Dawn Capital closes $125M Opportunities Fund
Dawn Capital has closed a $125 million Opportunities Fund to invest in later stage round in it’s existing portfolio companies from prior funds. In June 2018 the firm closed Dawn III at $235 million for investments in Series A and B rounds.
Our sweet spot is working with founders when they have gotten their product right and revenues are beginning to scale up. Everything is going right, and everything must change.
As they scale up, founders can no longer touch every customer, marketing is a science, finance graduates from focusing on cash to focusing on value.
And the product […]
Index Ventures closes $1.65 billion in new funds
Index Ventures has closed a total of $1.65 billion in new funds. $1 billion that it plans to invest in later-stage, growth rounds, and $650 million that it plans to put into earlier rounds for smaller startups. The venture fund is Index’s ninth and the growth fund is its fourth since it was founded in 1996.
When Index held its annual meeting in London back in April, we were all in agreement that it was time to raise new funds. By the end of June, we’d secured $1.65 billion — $650 million for our ninth venture fund to support businesses […]
Angular Ventures closes early stage fund
Angular Ventures has closed it first fund with a focused on early stage enterprise technology companies with deep technology foundations. Based in London but investing in Europe and Israel in companies that have global ambition, outstanding founding teams and domain expertise. The team is based around Gil Dibner but has the support of a number of venture partners based in the US and Israel.
Taking early-stage enterprise technology companies with ambition to achieve global leadership from garage to global
Gil has been an active venture investor focused on enterprise technology […]
Dawn closes $235m third fund
Dawn Capital closes its third European fund at $235M. Dawn III is one of the largest dedicated B2B venture funds in Europe with a 50/50 split between the UK and European based companies in the portfolio. The European focus has enabled Dawn to secure significant follow-on funding from EIF despite it London base.
As with our previous two funds, Dawn III will be dedicated to supporting the most promising early-stage SaaS and FinTech companies in Europe, for whom we continue to see a vast landscape of opportunity. We’re excited to partner with entrepreneurs who […]