25. Dawn Capital

  • Dawn Capital was founded by Haakon Overli and Norman Fiore in August 2006 and is based in London, United Kingdom.
  • Dawn Capital is an early-stage venture fund focused on investing in the enterprise software and FinTech sectors.
  • Its portfolio companies include Mimecast, iZettle, Neo Technology, iControl, Showpad, and Gelato Group.




About Dawn Capital


Dawn Capital provides capital and counsel to support founders to scale their business’s growth through talent, products, and business models to become category-defining, global companies. The firm is powered by cloud computing, ever-lowering barriers to entry and multi-player categories are changing the way people live and work. As this innovation continues, with the growth of AI and no-code applications, the investment opportunities in Dawn’s area of expertise continue to increase.

Dawn Capital is Europe’s largest specialist B2B software investor. The firm partners with innovative companies that, through exceptional teams, products and business models can become category-defining, global titans. Dawn is an early-stage investor, backing companies at series A and B, and continues to fund the best-performing through growth rounds to exit. Within B2B software, Dawn focuses on four areas: data & analytics, security, fintech, and the future of work. Its roster of former investments includes Mimecast and iZettle, with current investments including some of Europe’s leading software businesses Collibra, Showpad, Dataiku, Templafy, Quantexa, Garrison,Tink and Soldo.


Dawn Capital Portfolio


Dawn Capital has made a total of 94 investments since its foundation in 2006. Their most recent investment was on June 2, 2021, when Divido, a global white label consumer lending platform for financial institutions and multinational retailers, raised $30M in a Series B funding round.

Dawn Capital has made 3 diversity investments. Their most recent diversity investment was on July 1, 2016, when Crate.io, a company who develop CrateDB, purpose-built to scale applications in a machine data world, raised €2.5M in a Seed round.

Dawn Capital has had a total of 11 exits. Dawn Capital’s most notable exits include FanDuel, iZettle, and Mimecast.


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