Move Guides just raised $48m: what made us invest in their seed round?

Move Guides just raised $48m: what made us invest in their seed round?

Move Guides, one of our very first investments as Beacon ( then Angellab), closed $48 million in Series C funding last month. We were the first investors in the company and it is, almost to the day, five years since we participated in its seed round. Move Guides has since raised over $90 million in […]

OnePulse Closes $3M in Funding Round

OnePulse Closes $3M in Funding Round

Beacon Capital portfolio company, OnePulse, has closed a $2.07 million funding round led by UK-listed agency network Next 15 and Silicon Valley based Foundation Capital. The funding comes on top of a previous round of $1.07 million led by Beacon Capital and BBH ZAG. The company will use the funds to launch in the United States in […]

Why enterprise SaaS marketing is an investment opportunity

Why enterprise SaaS marketing is an investment opportunity

The way enterprises buy software has reached a fascinating juncture where the consumerization of the enterprise has created fertile ground for the next generation of SaaS tools. The digitisation of the SaaS sales process has meant that SaaS adoption grows strongly and with that grows the willingness of businesses to source, assess and buy SaaS online. […]

Enterprise Tech Ventures – UK Landscape

Enterprise Tech Ventures – UK Landscape

Background At Beacon Capital, our investment thesis focuses on early stage enterprise tech ventures. We have created a (first draft) representation of the landscape as we see it, and hope that this will serve as an interesting starting point for discussion. In our experience, many startups in enterprise tech find it difficult to reach the […]

Grand Visionaries or Piecemeal Tacticians?

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Grand Visionaries or Piecemeal Tacticians?

I was asked recently to speak at an Imperial College Enterprise Lab event on whether, as an early stage VC, I thought successful entrepreneurs are grand visionaries or piecemeal tacticians. VISION The ability to summon a big, paradigm shifting vision is often touted as the edge that successful tech entrepreneurs have over mere mortals. In […]

NowWeComply and Kamanchi annouce commercial partnership

NowWeComply and Kamanchi annouce commercial partnership

Beacon Capital portfolio company NowWeComply and Kamanchi (a Nasstar PLC company) have announced a partnership to provide recruitment companies in the UK with intelligent automation technology that allows them to become more efficient when managing recruitment candidates, streamline recruitment compliance, and drive down candidate costs. The partnership will bring the NowWeComply platform to the recruitment market, and […]

Venture Capital 2020: UK vs US

Venture Capital 2020: UK vs US

This is based on data analysis we did at Beacon Capital (see acknowledgements at the end of this post) and it was first presented by Chris Mairs, CBE, FREng, and Beacon Capital Venture Partner, in his keynote speech at our event “London Tech Venture Capital: An Asset Class for Global Investors”, on November 18th 2015. […]

Azimo Raises $15M from Rakuten to expand into Asia

Azimo Raises $15M from Rakuten to expand into Asia

Beacon Capital portfolio company, Azimo, has raised $15 million led by Japanese e-commerce company Rakuten as the start-up looks to expand its presence in Asia. The funding round brings Azimo’s total amount raised to $40 million to-date. Existing investors eVentures, Frog Capital, Greycroft, Accion and MCI also contributed to this round of funding. To date, Azimo makes most […]

Portugal Ventures partners with Beacon Capital for London launch

Portugal Ventures partners with Beacon Capital for London launch

Portugal’s largest technology investor today announced it has opened an office in London to help its portfolio companies expand and internationalise. Portugal Ventures, a Lisbon-based VC with €400 million in assets, said it has entered into a strategic partnership with London-based VC, Beacon Capital. Beacon Capital will advise Portugal Ventures’ companies on strategy to scale […]

Trailblazing Women: Marta Krupinska, Co-Founder and Managing Director, Azimo

Trailblazing Women: Marta Krupinska, Co-Founder and Managing Director, Azimo

Marta Krupinska (Linkedin), co-founder and managing director of Beacon’s portfolio company Azimo has recently given an interview as part of a series on Trailblazing Women role models from around the world. It first appeared at Global Invest Her which hosts these exclusive interviews and later made its appearance at Huffington Post.  Marta is a living inspiration and […]

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