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DFJ Esprit (formerly Prelude Ventures Ltd.)

Investments in early stage science and technology companies across a range of sectors. Investment sizes range from £10k to £5m. We invest anywhere in the UK. In July 2006, Prelude Ventures and Cazenove Private Equity merged to form Esprit Capital Partners. In August 2007, Draper Fisher Jurvetson (DFJ) acquired a strategic stake and rebranded to DFJ Esprit.

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Sycamore Studios
New Road
Cambridge CB4 5PJ
United Kingdom
+44 (0)1954 2880 90
+44 (0)1954 2880 99
http://www.prelude-ventures.com
Robert Hook
44-1954 288090

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Independent Investor (VC)
50 Mln GBP
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10 K GBP
5 Mln GBP
Funding stages:Seed, Startups, Early Stages
Geo. scope europe:National, West Europe
Investment distrib.:Europe 100%
Industry preferences:ICT, Internet, Communications, Computer Related, Software, Electronic Related

Partners

  • Alan Duncan
  • Robert Hook
  • Robert James
  • Russell Haggar

    Portfolio

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  • Kiadis Pharma
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  • nCipher
  • NanoMagnetics Ltd.
  • FillFactory NV
  • Cambridge Positioning Systems Limited CPS

    Funds
    NameStatusClosingSize
    Prelude Trust plcClosedDec 199951 Mln GBP
    Prelude Technology Fund II ClosedDec 19898 Mln GBP


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