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

Company
Description
Website
Industry
Location

Monzo is a software development company developing mobile banking applications.

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

Sports betting, political prediction markets and fintech markets exchange.

Adzuna is a recruitment company.

EyeEm is a Berlin-based company founded by Sadakane Gen, Florian Meissner, Lorenz Aschoff and Ramzi Rizk.

Mobile app for creating and sharing GIF-loop videos.

Coinfloor is a Chancery Lane-based company founded by Amadeo Pellicce, Obi Nwosu and Mark Lamb.

Dog food company in the UK.

Booking platform for long term home stays.

Spill is a company founded by Heidi Allstop.

Car discovery and ratings for buyers.

Pan-European wine marketplace.

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People

Name
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

Further reading

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Type
Date

Documentaries, videos and podcasts

Title
Date
Link

Companies

Company
CEO
Location
Products/Services

Adzuna

Bonfire (company)

Digital Shadows (company)

Flattr

Focal Point Positioning (company)

Fundstack

Gocardless

Gosquared

Hometouch

Hullabalook

Lazook

Limejump

Loopcam

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