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Blossom Capital

A London-based venture capital firm that focuses on investing in series A rounds of European companies

Blossom Capital is a venture capital firm in London that focuses on investing in series A rounds of European companies. Founded 2017 by Candice Lo, Imran Ghory, Mike Hudack, and Ophelia Brown in London, England, the firm invests in early stage ventures and series A rounds. The notable investment portfolio of Blossom Capital includes Frontify, Tines, inne, Duffel, Checkout, Sqreen, and Spell. As of January 2020, Blossom Capital has made 13 investments. Their most recent investment was on Jan 28, 2020, when Frontify raised $22.3M. Blossom Capital has raised 2 funds, their latest being Blossom Capital Fund II. This fund was announced on Jan 20, 2020 and raised a total of $185M.

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Candice Lo

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Emily Michalakis

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Imran Ghory

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Louise Samet

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Mike Hudack

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Ophelia Brown

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Duffel

Frontify

inne

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Tines

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Mike Butcher
September 6, 2021
TechCrunch
Financial automation platform, Aurelia has raised $3 million in seed funding, led by Blossom Capital. Billing itself as a sort of "IFTTT for finance" aimed at small businesses that want to integrate their bank accounts with financial tools, Aurelia says this then gives them greater control over cash flow, taxes etc to automate normally manual [...]
Mike Butcher
July 28, 2021
TechCrunch
Alex Lim, a British-born VC based in the Bay Area who invested in Hopin, UiPath, Discord, and many other unicorns has decided to up sticks and leave Sand Hill Road behind for Blossom Capital in London. Blossom is fast making a name for itself both in Europe and internationally, having invested in breakout hits like [...]
Mike Butcher
July 28, 2021
TechCrunch
Alex Lim, a British-born VC based in the Bay Area who invested in Hopin, UiPath, Discord, and many other unicorns has decided to up sticks and leave Sand Hill Road behind for Blossom Capital in London. Blossom is fast making a name for itself both in Europe and internationally, having invested in breakout hits like [...]
Dan Taylor
April 9, 2021
Tech.eu
Serving the need to make the most out of social gatherings in a COVID world, YHANGRY has raised $1.5 million, making it possible to book a private chef in a matter of seconds. The seed funding comes from angel investors including Eileen Burbidge (Passion Capital), Carmen Alfonso Rico (Blossom Capital), Martin Mignot (Index Ventures), Jack [...]
Dan Taylor
March 5, 2021
Tech.eu
Launching today, Dija promises Londoners in South Ken, Fulham and/or Hackney groceries delivered to their door in under 10 minutes. If not, three months of free deliveries. Guaranteed*. *For the first month of operation, that is. Blossom Capital, Creandum, and Index Ventures are fueling the $20 million seed funding round. Founded by former Deliveroo executives, [...]
Mike Butcher
February 11, 2021
TechCrunch
Spacelift, a startup that automates the management of cloud infrastructure, has raised $6 million in a Series A funding round led by London's Blossom Capital. Polish fund Inovo Venture Partners and Hoxton Ventures are also investing. The Polish and US-based startup is taking advantage of the opportunity presented by the increasingly complex cloud world, with [...]
Mike Butcher
February 11, 2021
TechCrunch
Spacelift, a startup that automates the management of cloud infrastructure, has raised $6 million in a Series A funding round led by London's Blossom Capital. Polish fund Inovo Venture Partners and Hoxton Ventures are also investing. The Polish and US-based startup is taking advantage of the opportunity presented by the increasingly complex cloud world, with [...]
Mike Butcher
December 3, 2020
TechCrunch
Realizing that modern, complex businesses can no longer be adequately managed using spreadsheet-style programs, the founders of Pigment decided there had to be a better solution. Their business forecasting platform has now raised a substantial Series A of $25.9 million, led by Blossom Capital. Also participating was New York-based FirstMark Capital and Frst, as well [...]
Mike Butcher
December 3, 2020
TechCrunch
Realizing that modern, complex businesses can no longer be adequately managed using spreadsheet-style programs, the founders of Pigment decided there had to be a better solution. Their business forecasting platform has now raised a substantial Series A of $25.9 million, led by Blossom Capital. Also participating was New York-based FirstMark Capital and Frst, as well [...]
Steve O'Hear
June 25, 2020
TechCrunch
Api.video, a "developer-first" video platform that makes it easier for websites and apps to video features, has raised $5.5 million, in a seed round led by London venture capital firm Blossom Capital. Also participating is Kima Ventures and a number of angel investors. Previous backers include Octave Klaba (founder of OVH), Eduardo Ronzano (founder of [...]
Steve O'Hear
April 7, 2020
TechCrunch
Just a few months after closing a new $185 million fund to continue backing early-stage European startups, Blossom Capital, the VC firm founded by Ophelia Brown, is announcing a new angel investment program seeking to back European unicorn alumnus. Dubbed "Cultivate," the new program looks to create a 30-strong angel network made up of founders [...]
Steve O'Hear
March 10, 2020
TechCrunch
Mike Hudack, the former CTO of Deliveroo and most recently a founding partner at London venture capital firm Blossom Capital, has quietly joined joined Monzo as the challenger bank's new Chief Product Officer. TechCrunch understands that Hudack had previously been advising Monzo on a part-time basis for the past 11 months, while simultaneously working part-time [...]
Natasha Lomas
February 5, 2020
TechCrunch
Early stage European VC firm, Blossom Capital, is fresh from closing a $185M fund-- a big jump up on its prior close. The firm makes just a handful of investments per year, mostly at the Series A stage, working very closely with founders in its portfolio -- a strategy it refers to as "high conviction" [...]
Eric Eldon
February 1, 2020
TechCrunch
Maybe 'tech-enabled' is good enough for public markets? Everybody's talking about revenues after WeWork, but maybe you still don't need to have all the right numbers in place to achieve a strong IPO? That's the initial takeaway Alex Wilhelm has after One Medical's successful debut this week. One might think it looks like a tech-enabled [...]
Steve O'Hear
January 22, 2020
TechCrunch
Blossom Capital, the early-stage VC firm co-founded by ex-Index Ventures and LocalGlobe VC Ophelia Brown, is announcing a second fund, less than 12 months since fund one was closed. The new fund, which is described as "heavily oversubscribed," sits at $185 million. That's up from $85 million first time around. Blossom's remit remains broadly the [...]
Steve O'Hear
October 24, 2019
TechCrunch
Tines, a Dublin-based startup that lets companies automate aspects of their cybersecurity, has raised $4.1 million in Series A funding. Leading the round is Blossom Capital, the venture capital firm co-founded by ex-Index Ventures and LocalGlobe VC Ophelia Brown. Founded in February 2018 by ex-eBay, PayPal and DocuSign security engineer Eoin Hinchy, who was subsequently [...]

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