Balderton Capital is a leading venture capital firm, committed to helping talented entrepreneurs build great companies. Based in London, Balderton has approximately $1.85 billion under management. Since 2000, Balderton has invested in over 80 companies across a wide variety of technology sectors and geographies, including Europe, the US and China. Notable investments include Betfair, the world’s largest online gaming exchange, Bebo (the social networking site, sold to AOL for $850m) and MySQL (the open source database business, recently sold to Sun for $1 billion).
Since January 2013, Bpifrance, the French public investment bank, brings together the financing activities of OSEO (innovation, guarantee, credit) and the equity investments activities led by FSI, FSI Régions and CDC Entreprises. Its ambition is to help businesses, ranging from start-ups to medium-sized companies and occasionally large companies, to innovate, invest, grow and export. Bpifrance, by sharing the risks with its private and public partners, provides a continuum of financing, from short-term credits to equity capital that meets the needs relating to each stage of businesses life cycle.
Idinvest Partners (AGF Private Equity)
Idinvest Partners, formerly known as AGF Private Equity, is a leading management company specialized in Private Equity offering a customized exposure to the asset class.
With €2.5 billion under management, Idinvest Partners acts both as a seasoned manager of European funds of funds and as one of the most active French investors in European technology venture capital.
Iris Capital is a pan-European venture capital fund manager specializing in digital economy. Since its inception in 1986, the Iris Capital team has invested more than €900 million in more than 200 companies. Iris Capital targets opportunities in service or technology companies, seeking growth capital in order to realize their strategy. It provides active support to its portfolio companies on the basis of its strong sector specialization and experience, and has offices in Paris, Düsseldorf, San Francisco, Montreal, Riyadh, Dubai, Beijing and Tokyo. In 2012 Iris Capital has entered into a strategic partnership with Orange and Publicis to manage their joint venture capital initiative.
Silver Lake Sumeru
Silver Lake Sumeru is a global leader in private investments in middle-market technology companies. The Silver Lake Sumeru team applies fundamental operating insight, deep technology sector expertise, and world-class investing skills to acquire and manage companies. Silver Lake Sumeru’s portfolio includes sector-leading technology companies such as AVI-SPL, i2, Mobile Messenger, Power-One and Spansion. Silver Lake Sumeru is the middle-market investment fund of Silver Lake, the global leader in private investments in technology and technology-enabled industries.