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Connect Ventures

Connect Ventures

Connect Ventures is a venture capital firm specialized in investments in seed, startup, series A, and early-stage companies.

Company Overview

Connect Ventures is a venture capital firm specialized in investments in seed, startup, series A, and early-stage companies. They are passionate about the power of product to transform people's lives, on a massive scale. They fundamentally believe that products made with love and loved by many are crucial factors for success and scale. So they have created a distinctive VC firm that is singularly focused on founders who are instinctive about the product.

History

Connect Ventures was founded in 2012 by Pietro Bezza and Bill Earner. The firm typically invests in mobile, internet, and digital media sectors. The firm typically invests in companies based throughout Europe. The firm prefers making investments between £0.20 million ($0.32 million) and £1 million ($1.60 million) in its portfolio companies. It also makes follow on investments through later stages of financing. The firm can either invest alone or along with other investors or as a syndicate. Connect Ventures is based in London, United Kingdom.



Their investment size ranges from £300K-£600k. They are also careful to maintain enough cash in reserve to participate in follow-on funding rounds.

Investments

Connect Ventures has made 62 investments. One of their investments was on Dec 11, 2018, when they invested €1.7M in Accountable.eu. Connect Ventures has raised a total of $91.8M across two funds, one of them being Connect Ventures Fund II. This fund was announced on Mar 1 2016, and raised a total of £50M.



Connect Ventures is a new venture capital fund investing in early-stage Internet and mobile businesses. They are based in London but invest throughout Europe. They take a hands-on approach to investing by helping companies think through what they need to do to scale quickly and by offering our expertise on product and marketing strategy.



They invest in mobile, Internet, and digital media businesses, areas where we have previous, proven expertise. They invest at an early stage and focus on seed investments. They allocate enough capital to follow their investments through later stages of financing as companies grow.



The firm typically invests in companies that operate in mobile, internet, and digital media sectors throughout Europe. It also makes follow on investments through later stages of financing. The firm can either invest alone or along with other investors or as a syndicate.

Timeline

December 11, 2018

Accountable.eu



 €1.7M.

March 1, 2016

Connect Ventures Fund II



 £50M.

Funded Companies

15 Results
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A software company that uses artificial intelligence to automate legal contract creation. It is located in London, England and was founded in 2017.

Biomedical Artificial Intelligence company helping doctors find breast cancer early and more accurately using deep learning.

Intelligent, distributed & reproducible big data & genomics analysis at scale. Zero onboarding. Zero config.

Soldo is a company founded by Andrea Gerosa, Carlo D'Acunto, Carlo Gualandri and Andrea Gaudenzi.

homie.rent is a London-based company founded by Alex Eid.

Fiit is a fitness company.

Pact is an e-commerce company founded by Stephen Rapoport.

Customizable knitwear fashion company

Catalant is a software company.

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Bill Earner

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Keji Mustapha

Employee



Mark Pettit

Employee



Pietro Bezza

Founder



Sitar Teli

Founder



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