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.

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. [...]

By |2018-05-25T13:23:13+00:00April 17th, 2018|Fund Raising, Funds, New Fund|Comments Off on Dawn closes $235m third fund

Eight Roads Ventures closes third growth fund

Eight Roads Ventures Europe, the investment division of fund managers Fidelity International, has launched its third $375 million fund to invest in European and Israeli scaleups.  The fund is part of a venture network that spreads across three continents giving them global viability. It will back 15 to 20 companies with a ticket size [...]

By |2018-05-28T14:47:27+00:00March 20th, 2018|Fund Raising, Funds, New Fund|Comments Off on Eight Roads Ventures closes third growth fund

Kindred Capital closes first seed fund at £80m

Early stage investor Kindred Capital has closed it first fund at £80m however, they have been investing since 2015 and have already completed 19 investments. The fund aims to align the interest of companies to support each other and the fund by providing a share of the carry to founders.  They have structured the [...]

By |2018-05-28T20:11:38+00:00February 28th, 2018|Fund Raising, Funds, New Fund|Comments Off on Kindred Capital closes first seed fund at £80m

Concentric Closes first fund

Concentric announces the final close of their first fund.  Based in London and focused on the European technology space, Concentric invests between €0.5 - 5m over the life of an early-stage growth company.  As managers we are substantially invested in the partnership and are therefore incentivised to be [...]

By |2018-05-25T15:00:28+00:00February 20th, 2018|Fund Raising, Funds, New Fund|Comments Off on Concentric Closes first fund

DN Capital closes €200 million fund

DN Capital today announces that it has closed its latest fund of €200 million (£177 million). The VC firm’s fourth fund, which was substantially oversubscribed, will primarily back Seed and Series A-stage companies in its sweet-spot of marketplaces, SaaS, fintech, digital health and consumer mobile apps. The announcement follows a highly successful few weeks [...]

By |2018-05-29T06:53:58+00:00January 25th, 2018|Fund Raising, Funds, New Fund|Comments Off on DN Capital closes €200 million fund

GP Bullhound announces €65m fund

GP Bullhound Fund IV holds first close at €65 million, continuing its successful strategy of investing in Europe´s future digital stars.  GP Bullhound Fund IV continues our commitment to invest in Europe’s best technology entrepreneurs, from early stage to pre-IPO. The fund benefits from a proprietary deal flow coming from both GP Bullhound’s advisory [...]

By |2018-05-29T07:42:47+00:00January 22nd, 2018|Fund Raising, Funds, Networking|Comments Off on GP Bullhound announces €65m fund

Episode 1 Ventures closes £60 million second fund

Episode 1 Ventures closes a second £60 million fund targeting early stage startup companies with a focus on software on their journey from Seed to Series A.  Typically, investing around £1 million as the initial investment.  More than half the fund comes from the British Business Bank through its Enterprise Capital Fund. [...]

By |2018-04-03T07:17:19+00:00December 1st, 2017|Fund Raising, Funds, New Fund, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Episode 1 Ventures closes £60 million second fund

Balderton Capital announces a new $375m fund

Balderton Capital, Europe’s leading investor in Series A-stage technology companies, today announces that it has raised a new $375m fund to support a new generation of European-born global tech businesses. The latest fund has been raised from new and existing investors from Europe, the U.S. and Asia, as the continent’s technology sector reaches a pivotal [...]

By |2017-11-28T14:56:28+00:00November 27th, 2017|Fund Raising, Funds, New Fund, Resources|Comments Off on Balderton Capital announces a new $375m fund

Summit Partners close their second European growth fund

Summit Partners, a global alternative investment firm, today announced the final closing of its second Europe growth equity fund. The fundraising was launched earlier this year, and the fund exceeded its target and was closed at its hard cap with total commitments of €700 million. Summit Partners Europe Growth Equity Fund II will target [...]

By |2017-11-30T17:33:17+00:00July 20th, 2017|Fund Raising, Funds, New Fund|Comments Off on Summit Partners close their second European growth fund

Felix Capital raises $150M second fund

Felix Capital, a venture capital firm for the creative class today announced the close of a second fund at $150 million.  Just thee years after establishing the firm with a $120 million fund based on London and aimed at European digital start-ups. "We are a venture firm for [...]

By |2017-11-28T15:54:11+00:00July 6th, 2017|Fund Raising, Funds, New Fund|Comments Off on Felix Capital raises $150M second fund
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