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The future of tech, made in Europe

We look for the brightest thinkers with the best teams in tech, and back them for the long term.

Three vehicles. One strategy.

The Group invests in European technology companies by combining three pools of capital. Our mission is to empower Europe to invent the future. Join us.

Our investment strategy

1. We invest in the most ambitious teams

Innovative tech. Impressive entrepreneurs. Global potential.

We look for high-growth companies with strong IP, powerful technology, and the management team equivalent of jet fuel. They operate in new markets, with serious potential for global expansion. We also look for strong margins to ensure sustainable growth, particularly for companies on a journey to profitability

2. We invest in companies as they grow

High-growth. Efficient models. Attractive exit.

We offer all investors access to private companies, in the high growth phase. Entrepreneurs come to us once they’ve initially proven their idea, and are ready to grow. We’re providing a rare opportunity to invest in companies that will will be attractive candidates for acquisition or IPO, with valuations from $50m to $1bn and beyond.

3. We invest across four sectors

Sectors, transformed.

Our companies use technology to create better ways of doing things. We focus on four sectors.

Consumer Technology

New consumer facing products, innovative business models, and proven execution capabilities that bring exceptional growth opportunities.

Enterprise Technology

The software infrastructure, applications and services that make enterprises more productive, cost-efficient and smoother to run.

Hardware & Electronics

The deeper technologies that will spark advances in computing, consumer electronics and other industries.

Digital Health & Wellness

Using digital and genomic technologies to create new products and services for the health and wellness markets.

Draper Esprit provided strategic guidance and hands-on support for scaling the team, fast.

Anthony Fletcher, CEO, Graze

 

Our investment process

Designed to help our companies grow

Screening business

Over 2,500 businesses a year approach us for investment. This is complimented by thousands more who we meet through our secondary and fund of funds strategy. This helps us find the brightest opportunities, and the clearest visions.

Make investment decision

We make 10-20 new investments a year, including follow-on, bringing the most ambitious tech companies into our portfolio.

Facilitate growth

We put cash in for rapid scale-ups, to help bring a team’s vision to life. We make introductions, and fuel global ambitions.

Exit

We’re not confined to five-year cycles. Whether to a strategic buyer or as an IPO, companies exit when they reach maturity or when they have established a strategic position in their ecosystem.