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Get a slice
of Europe’s fastest growing tech companies

We’ve opened up a new asset class to the public markets, so anyone can get a share in the future.

We build stakes to capture growth and value

To make the most of their potential; high-growth companies need longer term investment. We do just that – building stakes, generating growth, and creating value. We play an active role in the businesses, often taking a board seat.

Our experience counts

Our investment team have a long history of investing in tech and a track record of delivering an average of 20% annual portfolio returns.

Companies are private
for longer

We offer access to private companies that are growing rapidly. Current trends show that tech companies stay private for longer; with us, you get a share of the action.

Latest financials

As of September 2017

£162.8m

Gross Primary Portfolio value increased by 44% to £162.8 million (31 March 2017: £112.7 million). 22% fair value increase in the six-month period

£266.8m

Net Assets including goodwill, of £266.8 million (31 March 2017: £150.7 million)

£100.0m

Additional capital raised of £100.0 million in plc (£95.3 million net) with £92.0 million cash on balance sheet at period end

£20.9m

Profit after tax of £20.9 million (31 March 2017: £33.2 million)

As per trading update, March 2017

£244 million

Gross Primary Portfolio value increased by 50%. 31% fair value increase in the period.


What’s in a share?

Buy a share in Draper Esprit, and you’re getting access to Europe’s technology innovators, years of investor expertise, and a sustainable investment model. We focus on four sectors, and keep our portfolio diverse.

As our companies grow, we provide follow-on capital to build our stakes. 70% of our portfolio value is distributed in the top 10-15 companies, representing our core holdings. When the companies exit, cash goes back to the balance sheet—so we can re-invest it in new opportunities. Sustainable growth, for the long term.


Cash

When the companies exit, the cash generated is returned to the balance sheet and re-invested into new opportunities in the market.

Emerging companies

The Company invests in entrepreneurial, fast growing tech businesses.

Core holdings

Draper Esprit will provide follow-on capital, developing a more significant stake in businesses once its business model is proven.

Goodwill:
Management Company

The value of our vast networks, 20 years of experience as investors, and sector expertise enabling us to choose the best teams to back.

Exits

Businesses exit either to a strategic buyer or by taking their company public through IPO.

Explore our portfolio

Discover the companies in our portfolio. Each one is driven by an exceptional team, with global potential to transform their sector.

We are committed to making Graphcore IPUs the standard for a new era of computing, letting innovators create the next, great breakthroughs in artificial intelligence. To achieve this, our investors need to be close partners who will work with us to build the company, who share our passion and vision and who can help us grow.

Nigel Toon, CEO & co-founder, Graphcore

 

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