BlueYard Capital

BlueYard Capital

BlueYard is a European venture capital firm that focuses on early-stage enterprises.

Company Overview

BlueYard Capital is a venture capital firm that invests in founders with transforming ideas that decentralize markets, empower users, and liberate data. BlueYard is based in Berlin, invests across Europe and is closely tied to the US.

History

Ciaran O'leary and Jason Whitmire founded BlueYard Capital in 2016, and the company is headquartered in Berlin, Germany. BlueYard is a thesis-driven firm that backs founders decentralizing markets, empowering users and liberating data.

Investments

BlueYard Capital has made 20 investments. One such investment was on Oct 9, 2018, when they invested $19M in Pitch.

BlueYard Capital has raised a total of $240M across 2 funds, their latest being BlueYard Capital Fund II. This fund was announced on Jan 2, 2019, and raised a total of $120M. The venture capital firm competes with OpenOcean, Lakestar, and EQT Ventures.

Investment funds

BlueYard Capital raised $120 million for their first investment fund called the 'early-stage' fund for making seed and series A investments in companies based in the United States and Europe that are developing technology-based products and services.

Timeline

January 2, 2019

BlueYard Capital Fund II

$120M.

October 9, 2018

Pitch.

$19M

2016

BlueYard Capital was founded.

Funded Companies

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A technology company making a collaboration and presentation platform.

OB1 is a mobile applications for buying and selling products using Bitcoin on OpenBazaar.

Airtm is a company founded by Joshua Kliot, Jorge Ruiz Espin and Ruben Galindo Steckel Payen.

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AirTM

Blockchain

Centrifuge

Blockchain

Decred

Blockchain

Filecoin

Blockchain

Meatable

Cellular Agriculture

OB1

Blockchain

Oscoin

Blockchain

Pitch

Software Development

Protocol labs

Blockchain

SpaceKnow

Artificial Intelligence

StdLib

Software Development

Textile

Digital Security

Vectary

3D Modelling Software

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