2. Balderton Capital

  • Balderton Capital is a venture capital firm based in London, UK, that invests in early-stage, technology and internet startup companies in Europe.
  • It is considered to be among the four-biggest venture capital firms in London.
  • The accumulation of Balderton’s assets is said to be around $3.0 billion.




About Balderton Capital


Founded in 2000 as Benchmark Capital Europe, Balderton Capital became fully independent in 2007. The company made over 100 early-stage investments between 2000 and 2020, including Revolut, Betfair, The Hut Group, MySQL, Yoox, Bebo, Talend, Recorded Future, NaturalMotion, Kobalt Music Group, GoCardless, CityMapper, and Sophia Genetics

In November 2019, Balderton announced Balderton VII, a new $400m fund to invest in European companies at Series A. The new fund will reportedly make approximately 12 investments annually. In 2018, Balderton announced the first fund dedicated to buying equity from existing shareholders of European technology startups.

The partners of the firm are Bernard Liautaud, Tim Bunting, Suranga Chandratillake, Rob Moffat, Daniel Waterhouse, James Wise, David Thevenon, and Rana Yared. Rana Yared joined from Goldman Sachs in February 2020 after building Goldman’s technology growth practice.

Balderton Portfolio


Balderton has invested in more than 200 startups since its inception in 2000. Notable investments have included; Betfair, Yoox, The Hut Group, CityMapper, Carwow, Revolut, Betfair and many more.

Since 2008, Balderton has had many prominent exits, including Betfair ($2bn IPO), Bebo ($850m sale to AOL), NaturalMotion ($527m sale to Zynga), Scansafe (sale to Cisco), Lovefilm (sale to Amazon.com), Yoox ($700m IPO), Icera ($367m sale to Nvidia), MySQL ($1bn sale to Sun Microsystems), Big Fish Games (sold to Churchill Downs for $885m), Recorded Future ($780m sale to Insight Partners, Sunrise (sold to Microsoft), Talend (2016 NASDAP IPO), Frontier Car Group (majority bought by OLX in 2019 for $700M), and Magic Pony Technologies (sold to Twitter).


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