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Draper Esprit invests in £78m Seedcamp V

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Draper Esprit is pleased to be backing leading European seed venture capital firm, Seedcamp with their fifth and biggest fund yet. The £78m fund will be used to invest in pre-seed and seed-stage companies. Seedcamp’s already superb investment track record includes European tech champions like Transferwise, Revolut, UiPath and recently announced unicorn Hopin.

Draper Esprit has previously invested in Seedcamp Fund IV, and in October 2017 acquired Seedcamp’s Funds I and II. As a result, Draper Esprit were able to acquire stakes in high profile growing technology companies such as leading UK based Fintech business, Transferwise.

It has been a pleasure to work alongside Reshma Sohoni and Carlos Espinal as they continue to build Seedcamp. Draper Esprit looks forward to continuing working alongside Seedcamp as part of our Fund of Funds strategy which offers long term patient capital solutions for European tech companies and their investors.

Jonathan Sibilia, Partner at Draper Esprit:

“Over the years, we have come to appreciate first-hand Seedcamp’s strong value proposition and its appeal to entrepreneurs seeking a thoughtful and long-term oriented partner. Our philosophy is the same – we’re looking for great teams with stand-out technologies, differentiated business models and a great product market fit.

Investing in new and disruptive technologies is more important than ever, and Seedcamp partnership enables us to continue funding innovative companies and driving value over time. Reshma, Carlos and the rest of the Seedcamp team have unparalleled access and insight into the best emerging startups. We are delighted to support them again in this new fund and looking forward to continuing building together category defining businesses”

Martin Davis, CEO at Draper Esprit:

“Early sight of the best breakout start-ups is critical for us as a venture growth house. We achieve this by being close to and supporting the best seed funds across Europe and we continue to deploy capital in this area. Our investment in Seedcamp V demonstrates our commitment to this strategy and builds on the strong and successful relationship we have with Reshma, Carlos and their team”