Balderton is Europe’s leading early-stage venture capital investor, focused exclusively on European founded technology companies. We invest in companies with the potential to disrupt huge industries, and the ambition to scale globally. We have a track-record of backing breakthrough companies ranging from MySQL to Betfair, and The Hut Group to Yoox Net-a-Porter. We bring our deep experience and unrivalled professional and personal network to bear to support our companies from start to exit. Companies in the Balderton portfolio take advantage of Balderton’s network of globally-connected executives, who have real-world experience of founding and building technology companies from startup to IPO; Balderton’s CEO Collective; and the firm’s platform of legal, talent and marketing services. Balderton has raised eight funds over 20 years, totalling $3bn. Balderton Venture VII closed in 2019, and is dedicated to investing in European-founded technology companies at Series A. Balderton Liquidity I closed in 2018, and is Europe’s first venture fund dedicated to providing liquidity to early-stage shareholders in high-growth European-founded technology companies.