Balderton Capital

A Venture Capital fund with a strong focus on European tech startups. Balderton Capital is the largest Europe focused venture fund. Their funds are totaling $2,3 billion. They believe in long-term investments, supporting their portfolio companies from start to exit.
Type VC

Investment info

Invests in
Go to market
Growth and expansion
Investment range
€ 0,5 - 1M
€ 1 - 5M
€ > 5M
Primary markets
Consumer, Companies, Marketplace
Investing in countries
Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden

Focus areas

Consumer Goods
Consumer Goods
Media & Entertainment
Media & Entertainment
Healthcare & Life Science
Healthcare & Life Science
See all 7 focus areas


Kobalt Music

Key people

General Partner
Daniel Waterhouse
Sam Myers

Invests in SDGs

More about Balderton Capital

Balderton Capital backs early-stage European technology businesses. They especially focus on tech startups in the fields of Mobile, Software, Fintech, Curated Web, Healthtech, e-Commerce, Games, and Marketplace.




Their funds are totaling $2.3 billion, which makes Balderton the largest Europe focused venture fund. Since the founding of the fund in 2000, over 180 investments have been made in more than 100 companies.


How much do they invest?

Their investments vary depending on the applying company. Funding will often range between $1-20 million. Besides investing capital, the team behind Balderton will use their combined experience to support their portfolio companies with knowledge, skills, and capital. The have a team-oriented approach and always seek to work as part of an equal partnership with their portfolio companies.


How do they work?

To apply for funding from Balderton Capital, you should first contact one of their team members with a short introduction of your project. If you peek the interest of Balderton, you will be invited for further discussion, where you will be able to make an in-depth pitch of your project. 


This makes a difference to them

Balderton aims for long-term investments, looking for sustainable businesses with the potential for continued growth.


Key People

Daniel Waterhouse - General Partner Daniel joined Balderton in 2013 having previously been a partner at Wellington Partners. Before then, Daniel was a sector partner at 3i and previously covered strategic development and M&A across Europe for Yahoo!. He has a PhD and MA in applied mathematics from Oxford University. LinkedIn

Sam Myers - Principal Sam joined Balderton in 2014 and is in charge of covering the Nordics. He previously worked with the investment team at DN Capital and started his career as a consultant with the Monitor Group in London, focusing on growth strategy for clients in the healthcare, pharmaceutical, consumer goods and industrials industries. He holds a first class degree in Management from the London School of Economics. LinkedIn

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