Balderton Capital

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Balderton Capital
Type Limited liability partnership
Industry Venture capital
Founded 2000
Headquarters London, United Kingdom
Key people Bernard Liautaud, Mark Evans, Tim Bunting, Daniel Waterhouse, Suranga Chandratillake
Total assets $2.2 billion
Employees 25

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

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, Lovefilm, Globoforce, and Housetrip.

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]


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


Since 2008, Balderton has had 8 prominent exits, including Betfair ($2B IPO),[10] Bebo ($850M sale to AOL),[11] NaturalMotion ($527M sale to Zynga), Scansafe (sale to Cisco), Lovefilm (sale to, Yoox ($700M IPO), Icera ($367M sale to Nvidia) and MySQL ($1B sale to Sun Microsystems).


  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". 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". Retrieved 1 July 2014. 
  6. ^ Edwards, Cliff (31 January 2014). "Zynga Buys NaturalMotion to Bolster Mobile, Cut Staff". Bloomberg. Retrieved 1 July 2014. 
  7. ^ 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. 
  8. ^ Grant, Rebecca (17 July 2013). "Vivino uncorks $10.3M to turn anyone into a wine snob". VentureBeat. Retrieved 1 July 2014. 
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  10. ^ McDermid, Riley (22 October 2010). "Betfair's IPO soars as investors embrace social gaming". VentureBeat. Retrieved 1 July 2014. 
  11. ^ Johnson, Bobbie (14 March 2008). "Bebo sale to AOL nets founders a fortune in 3 years". The Guardian. Retrieved 1 July 2014. 

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