Balderton Capital has appointed Daniel Waterhouse, formerly at Wellington Partners, as a general partner. Waterhouse will be based in London and will help lead early stage investments in the software and internet sectors.
Balderton Capital, one of Europe’s largest venture capital firms, has appointed Daniel Waterhouse, formerly at Wellington Partners, as a general partner. Daniel, aged 42, will be based in London and will help lead early-stage investments in the software and internet sectors.
Daniel has over 14 years’ experience investing and working with internet companies. He spent five years as a partner at Wellington Partners, where he led investments in 11 companies and sat on the board of many of them. He covered opportunities across Europe and was an investor, often providing the first institutional money, in a number of fast-growing companies including Hailo, YPlan, SumAll, EyeEm and Qype (sold to Yelp).
Bernard Liautaud, general partner of Balderton, said: “We are delighted to welcome Daniel to Balderton Capital. His many years’ experience investing in some of Europe’s most successful technology businesses will be a great asset to our existing portfolio. He is a great match with our firm thanks to his expertise in early-stage investing and in nurturing the next generation of European entrepreneurs.”
Before joining Wellington, Daniel was a partner at 3i where he worked on all of their venture and private equity investments in the internet sector in North America and Europe. Prior to that, he was at Yahoo! for six years from 1999, covering strategic development and M&A across the European region.
He has a PhD and MA in applied mathematics from Oxford University and a Chartered Diploma in Accounting and Finance.
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Balderton Capital is one of the largest venture capital firms in Europe, committed to finding and helping talented entrepreneurs build great companies. Based in London, the firm manages $1.9 billion in venture capital. Since 2000, Balderton has invested in over 100 companies, principally in numerous European countries but also in the U.S. and Asia. Notable past investments include YOOX Group (the online retailer of leading fashion brands, listed in December 2009), LOVEFiLM (the home entertainment subscription service sold to Amazon in January 2011), Betfair (the online betting exchange floated in London in October 2010), Bebo (sold to AOL for $850M), and MySQL (sold to Sun for $1 billion). Current investments include HouseTrip, Tictail, Wooga, 3D Hubs, Rentify, Opbeat and QuBit.
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