Balderton Capital

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Balderton Capital
Limited liability partnership
Industry Venture capital
Founded 2000
Headquarters 28 Britannia Street, London, WC1X 9JF United Kingdom
Key people
Bernard Liautaud, Mark Evans, Tim Bunting, Daniel Waterhouse, Suranga Chandratillake
Total assets $2.2 billion
Number of employees
25
Website www.balderton.com

Balderton Capital is a London, UK-based venture capital firm that invests early-stage, primarily in Europe-based technology and Internet startup companies.

Originally founded in 2000 as Benchmark Capital Europe, Balderton Capital became fully independent in 2007.

Balderton Capital has made over 100 early-stage investments since 2000, including Betfair, MySQL, Yoox, Bebo (sold for $850M to AOL), NaturalMotion, Kobalt Music Group, Lovefilm, Globoforce, HouseTrip and Carwow.

General partners[edit]

The firm's general partners include Bernard Liautaud, Mark Evans, Daniel Waterhouse,Tim Bunting, Suranga Chandratillake and Barry Maloney.[1][2][3]

Investments[edit]

Balderton has invested in more than 100 startups[4] since its inception in 2000. Notable investments have included:

Exits[edit]

Since 2008, Balderton has had many prominent exits, including Betfair ($2B IPO),[12] Bebo ($850M sale to AOL),[13] NaturalMotion ($527M sale to Zynga), Scansafe (sale to Cisco), Lovefilm (sale to Amazon.com), Yoox ($700M IPO), Icera ($367M sale to Nvidia), MySQL ($1B sale to Sun Microsystems), Big Fish Games (sold to Churchill Downs for $885M [14]), Sunrise (sold to Microsoft) [15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bradshaw, Tim (15 June 2008). "Liautaud joins Balderton Capital". Financial Times. Retrieved 1 July 2014. 
  2. ^ Li, Charmaine (17 October 2013). "Balderton Capital hires Wellington Partners' Daniel Waterhouse". venturevillage.eu. Retrieved 1 July 2014. 
  3. ^ "Suranga Chandratillake joins Balderton Capital as GP". Thomson Reuters. 20 January 2014. Retrieved 1 July 2014. 
  4. ^ "Balderton Capital". CrunchBase. 2014. Retrieved 1 July 2014. 
  5. ^ Fowler, Nina (27 August 2013). "Balderton Capital backs crowdsourced 3D printing network 3D Hubs". venturevillage.eu. Retrieved 1 July 2014. 
  6. ^ http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/13/business/churchill-downs-to-buy-big-fish-games-for-up-to-dollar885-million.html
  7. ^ http://www.balderton.com/portfolio/carwow
  8. ^ http://techcrunch.com/2008/01/16/sun-picks-up-mysql-for-1-billion-open-source-is-a-legitimate-business-model/
  9. ^ Edwards, Cliff (31 January 2014). "Zynga Buys NaturalMotion to Bolster Mobile, Cut Staff". Bloomberg. Retrieved 1 July 2014. 
  10. ^ Empson, Rip (15 July 2013). "Opbeat Nets $2.7M From Facebook, Instagram Founders And More To Give Developers A Control Center For “Web Ops”". TechCrunch. Retrieved 1 July 2014. 
  11. ^ Grant, Rebecca (17 July 2013). "Vivino uncorks $10.3M to turn anyone into a wine snob". VentureBeat. Retrieved 1 July 2014. 
  12. ^ McDermid, Riley (22 October 2010). "Betfair's IPO soars as investors embrace social gaming". VentureBeat. Retrieved 1 July 2014. 
  13. ^ Johnson, Bobbie (14 March 2008). "Bebo sale to AOL nets founders a fortune in 3 years". The Guardian. Retrieved 1 July 2014. 
  14. ^ http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/13/business/churchill-downs-to-buy-big-fish-games-for-up-to-dollar885-million.html
  15. ^ "Microsoft acquires Sunrise calendar". 

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