Draper Esprit is a venture capital firm in London that focuses on investing in European companies through seed, series A and secondary transaction sources of financing. Founded 2006 in London, England, United Kingdom by Simon Cook and Stuart Chapman, it invests in early stage ventures, late stage ventures, seed, series B, series A, series C and debt financing. Its portfolio companies include Revolut, Sweepr, Decibel, Freetrade, and RavenPack. As of February 2020, Draper Esprit has made 138 investments. Their most recent investment was on November 21, 2019, when Decibel raised $17M. Draper Esprit has had 34 exits, the most notable of which include Pod Point, Horizon Discovery, and Grapeshot. Draper Esprit has raised four funds, their latest being Seedcamp Fund II. This fund was announced on January 1, 2011 and raised a total of €5.2M.
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