First Outside Round
Balderton CapitalBalderton Capital Contact: Mark Evans
Balderton was founded in 2000 by Benchmark Capital, the leading US Silicon Valley venture firm. We were then known as Benchmark Europe. Balderton’s investments range in size from as little as $100,000 to in excess of $50m. However, our typical initial investment in a business is between $1m and $15m; and with the ability to invest again in the future, on average we invest $15m over the lifecycle of a company.
We aim to be the first money in. We typically invest in the early stages of our companies, and continue to support them throughout the various stages of their life. We are also opportunistic about investing in later stage rounds of financing for more mature businesses, if we believe we can provide value and help them scale effectively.
Balderton invests in innovative companies in many different sectors, including enterprise software and services, communications and security, semiconductors, green technology, mobile computing, consumer services, plus media and financial services. We invest primarily in European-based companies. However, we have invested also in US and Asia based companies and will continue to be opportunistic about investing abroad.