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Dharmash Mistry Joins Balderton

Dharmash Mistry has joined Balderton Capital as a partner. He has spent the past eight years with Emap, including as managing director of consumer media and performance. He was part of the team that sold eMap's consumer magazine business to H. Bauer for Gbp1.1 billion.




Balderton Capital, the leading venture capital firm, is pleased to announce that Dharmash Mistry has joined the firm as a Partner. Dharmash will use his extensive experience building businesses in the media, retail and consumer goods sectors to assist the companies in Balderton's portfolio and seek out new investment opportunities.


Dharmash, 37, has spent 15 years acquiring and developing businesses globally. Most recently he was part of the management team that successfully sold Emap's consumer magazine business to H. Bauer for Gbp1.1bn. During his eight years at Emap, Dharmash held a range of executive roles, including Managing Director of Emap Consumer Media and Emap Performance. He was responsible for digital development (internet, mobile and digital broadcast); the founder of Box TV (the music TV joint venture with Channel 4); the launch Managing Director of Zoo magazine; the Chairman of CAP (an automotive B2B information business) and a Director of Frontline (the UK's leading newstrade distribution company).


Prior to Emap, Dharmash was at The Boston Consulting Group, where he advised clients across a range of industries in Europe, China, Japan and USA. He started his career as a Brand Manager at Procter & Gamble, running FMCG Brands in the UK and across Western Europe. He holds a MEng and BA in Engineering, Economics and Management from Oxford University.


Barry Maloney, Partner at Balderton Capital, said:


“Dharmash has a broad yet deep experience in sectors which particularly complement Balderton's investments. He has a great knowledge of developing online businesses and the opportunities in digital media. He will be a great addition to our team as we continue to invest in the most innovative and fastest growing companies.”



About Balderton Capital


Balderton Capital is a leading venture capital firm, committed to finding and helping talented entrepreneurs build great companies. Based in London, it manages approximately USD1.5bn in committed venture capital. Since 2000, Balderton has invested in over 80 companies across a wide variety of technology sectors and geographies, including throughout Europe, and in the US and China.  Notable investments include Betfair (online betting exchange), Codemasters (video games developer and publisher), MySQL (open-source database business, recently sold to Sun), Setanta Sports (European sports broadcaster) and Bebo (social networking site), which was recently sold to AOL. Balderton Capital approaches investment using the principles of teamwork and an intense dedication to building companies of lasting value. The partners combine Silicon Valley operating and company-building experience with a keen understanding of what it takes to build successful businesses in the media and technology markets.