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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.

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Eileen Burbidge

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Greg Young

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Justin Vekinis

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Malte Delbrueck

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Melissa Trahan

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Mike Butcher
August 11, 2021
TechCrunch
Small and medium-sized construction businesses in Europe and the U.S. tend not to be run on digital platforms, leaving a $1.6 trillion industry relatively untouched. Publicly listed Procore (NYSE: PCOR) is the go-to platform for large general contractors, but newer startups are going for this SMB construction market such as SiteMax, Sitemate, FieldLens and Fieldwire. [...]
Mike Butcher
August 11, 2021
TechCrunch
Small and medium-sized construction businesses in Europe and the US tend not to be run on digital platforms, leaving a $1.6 trillion industry relatively untouched. publicly-listed Procore (NYSE: PCOR) is the go-to platform for large general contractors, but newer startups are going for this SMB construction market such as Sitemax, Sitemate, Fieldlens and Fieldwire. Now, [...]
Amy Lewin
March 10, 2021
Sifted
Passion Capital is inviting 'ordinary' investors to get in on its latest £45m fund. It's the latest in a trend towards 'democratising' VC.
Mike Butcher
March 9, 2021
TechCrunch
Passion Capital, one of the UK's first early-stage VCs, is to crowd-fund the final stage of its latest £45 million fund ($62.5m), Passion Capital Fund III. TechCrunch understands this is the first time retail investors have been invited to become LPs in a VC fund, at least in Europe. Passion says it will use the [...]
Mike Butcher
March 9, 2021
TechCrunch
Passion Capital, one of the UK's first early-stage VCs, is to crowd-fund the final stage of its latest £45 million fund ($62.5m), Passion Capital Fund III. TechCrunch understands this is the first time retail investors have been invited to become LPs in a VC fund, at least in Europe. Passion says it will use the [...]
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