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Passion Capital

Passion Capital

UK based venture capital firm focusing on early stage start-ups.

History

The venture capital firm was launched in March 2011 as a private-public hybrid fund with an initial fund of $60 million, of which $40 million was from the United Kingdom government. The fund partners are Stefan Glaenzer, Eileen Burbidge and Robert Dighero. The firm announced, at the end of May 2015, that they raised their second fund in the sum of $69 million.

Transparency initiatives

Passion Capital has pioneered a number of transparency initiatives with relation both to company operation and to investment. In June 2013, they announced that they would have a "plain English term sheet" eschewing the use of legal jargon, and put up their sample term sheet online. Passion Capital also publishes information annually on the status of its current and past investments, as well as its average salaries and other expenses. In October 2012, Passion Capital announced joint office hours in London with ten other venture capital firms including Index Ventures, Accel Partners, Balderton Capital, and Eden Ventures.

Timeline

Funded Companies

15 Results
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Company
Description
Description
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Website
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Industry
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Location
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Funding rounds
GoCardless is a payments company that developed global payments network based on the bank to bank payment systems. It participated in the S11 cohort of Y Combinator
EyeEm is a photography company founded by Sadakane Gen, Florian Meissner, Lorenz Aschoff and Ramzi Rizk.
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Monzo is a software development company developing mobile banking applications.
WireWax is a self-service tool for hotspot-enabling online video founded by Dan Garraway.
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Butternut Box is a dog food company in the UK founded by Kevin Glynn.
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CarThrottle is a car discovery and ratings for buyers.
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ViCampo is a Pan-European wine marketplace.
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People

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Role
LinkedIn

Eileen Burbidge

Partner



Greg Young

Employee



Justin Vekinis

Employee



Malte Delbrueck

Employee



Melissa Trahan

Employee



Nicolas Sharp

Employee



Robert Dighero

Partner



Sandra Lee

Employee



Siim Teller

Employee



Stefan Glaenzer

Partner



Tom Hulme

Investor



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