Investment focus

We back entrepreneurs and teams with the aspiration and determination to succeed. Our contribution to the relationship is based on the experience we have gained from supporting and working with over 80 start-ups in which we have invested.

We invest in companies that are headquartered, or conduct a substantial part of their business in Europe, in the mobile communications, Internet software and clean-tech market segments. These are technologies we understand and sectors where we believe Europe occupies a compelling position in terms of its potential to deliver future growth through innovation.

We provide venture capital funding according to the growth profile of individual companies and support our investments by continuing to commit capital throughout the entire life-cycle of each business.

Following the death of co-founder Nigel Doughty in February 2012 and a strategic review of the business, it was announced in February 2013 that we would not be raising any further technology venture capital funds and instead will focus solely on private equity. The technology ventures team continue to manage the existing funds.

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