Pond Ventures

Pond Ventures

A venture capital and private equity firm investing in technology startups.

Pond Ventures is a venture capital and private equity firm investing in technology startups that is headquartered in Surrey, England and was founded in 1998 by Charles Irving and Richard Irving. The firm also has offices in San Jose, California and Israel. According to the firms website (as of November 2019) they are no longer making any new investments.

The firm typically focused its investments in European technology companies. Notable investments made by Pond Ventures include: LIveRail, Fluence, Mekanist, Picochip, Nanotech Semiconductor, 4Home, Gigle Networks, Broadway, Transitive, and Microcosm Communications.

Investments funds
Pond Venture Partners III

In 2005 Pond Ventures announced raising $145 million in funding for their Pond Venture Partners III venture capital fund. The firm officially closed their Pond Venture Partners III fund in 2016.

Pond Venture Partners II

In 2000 Pond Ventures announced raising $78 million in funding for their Pond Venture Partners II venture capital fund.

Pond Venture Partners I

In 1998 Pond Ventures announced raising $13 million in funding for their Pond Venture Partners I venture capital fund.

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ACCO Brands

ACCO Brands is a Lake Zurich, Illinois-based manufacturing company.

Nanotech Semiconductor is a fabless chip company engaged in the design of integrated circuits for the fiber-optics communications industry.

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