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83

Portfolio Exits

12

Funds

1

About AlbionVC

AlbionVC is the technology investment arm of Albion Capital Group.

AlbionVC Headquarter Location

1 King's Arms Yard

London, England, EC2R 7AF,

United Kingdom

020 7601 1850

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Brytlyt secures £3.75 million Series A Follow On investment from AlbionVC

Dec 22, 2021

11 minutes read Brytlyt’s serverless analytics process provides instant visual data analysis 1,000x faster than comparable legacy systems Founder pioneered use of Graphics Processor Units (GPUs) for processing database operations and data science workflows Recently launched Brytlyt.io, a fully serverless deployment model for GPU-accelerated analytics and data science workloads Patented and IP protected technology provides unmatched analytics speed The technology is already being used to drive sustainability, efficiency, and profitability in sectors such as telecommunications, genomics, logistics, healthcare and financial services. London, UK, 20 December 2021 –  Brytlyt , provider of the world’s fastest data analytics and visualisation technology, has raised a $5 million Series A extension from AlbionVC and existing investors Amadeus Capital Partners and Finch Capital. The new funding will be used to expand Brytlyt’s growth across Europe and USA with both recruitment and deployment of new products a key focus. The investment marks the release of  Brytlyt.io , a fully serverless deployment model for analytics and data science workloads. This unique capability comes at a time when the data analysis sector is forecast to be worth more than $75 billion by 2024, covering applications in AI and Business Intelligence (Morgan Stanley, 2021). Until now, sectors with billion-row data sets such as telcos, retail and finance, have struggled to use their data to gain insights into company performance and improve customer experience and retention. Brytlyt was founded after husband-and-wife duo, Richard and Maria Heyns, experienced how critical analytics issues drastically slowed processes and time-to-insight at other companies. Brytlyt, built on PostgreSQL, was developed to accelerate query times and processes to the speed-of-thought, whilst maintaining a clear strategy for real-world application and accessibility, allowing for swift integration into a business’s day-to-day processes while utilising existing skillsets. Brytlyt simplifies speed-of-thought analytics with the next evolution of serverless technology, reducing the need for data pipelines or compromised analysis because of data aggregation. Brytlyt’s accelerated analytics platform allows businesses, including Umlaut and GBM, to interactively explore and interpret complex data sets composed of millions through to billions of data sample points. As a direct result of the ultrahigh speed data processing capacity, organisations can rapidly increase their competitiveness and revenue. Richard Heyns, CEO of Brytlyt, commented: “The success of this investment is a ringing endorsement of Brytlyt and our trajectory, and will give us the resources to drive our strategic growth. The launch of Brytlyt.io delivers a unique way to access high performance analytics tooling and is a genuine catalyst for positive disruption in data analytics. I believe the data analysis marketplace is at an inflection point with Brytlyt a leading contributor. “We are very proud that earlier investment partners Amadeus and Finch are now partnered with AlbionVC. Their combined support gives us confidence to achieve our strategic growth objectives,” concluded Heyns. Cat McDonald, Investor at AlbionVC, said: “Organisations that can extract insights from big data in a timely manner will be the leaders of tomorrow. Our investment in Brytlyt.io is in firm support of that thesis. We are therefore delighted to welcome Brytlyt.io, and visionary founder Richard, into our growing portfolio of cutting-edge data companies that includes Quantexa, Solidatus, Elliptic and more” Nick Kingsbury, Partner, Amadeus Capital Partners, added: “Since our initial investment the company has continued to win customers and innovate. The latest product, Brytlyt.io, offers world-beating performance with corresponding lower compute cost for data intensive analytics applications, provided on a pay-per-use basis.” For more information, please contact: Only in-database AI GPU analytics program built on PostgreSQL Alternative quote from Richard: We are bridging the gap between the old SQL world and the new and exciting world of AI, enabling companies to bring their infrastructure up-to-date and extract value from their data in real-time.” About Brytlyt Brytlyt’s vision is to empower the transformation of data into meaningful insight at the speed of thought. As market leader, Brytlyt is on a mission to innovate next-generation data solutions that are powerful, brilliant to use and easy to access for people to solve tough analytics problems Brytlyt’s product suite includes the fastest and most advanced GPU accelerated database in the world, with in-database AI capability and a comprehensive analytics workbench. The platform seamlessly integrates with your existing systems to accelerate your analytic workloads and empower speed of thought analytics on billion-row datasets. We work with global clients in a range of sectors including Telecoms and Transport, and have partnerships with leading companies, including TIBCO Spotfire, Nvidia, and IBM. The serverless Brytlyt.io combines our product suite of BrytlytDB, Spotlyt and BrytMind and can handle complex queries on billions of rows of data, delivering results in milliseconds in the form of user-friendly graphics, maps and charts. With faster, clearer visual analysis, customers can interpret their end-users’ behaviour in essential areas such as fraud prevention, attracting and retaining customers, network performance optimisation and risk management, supporting better decision-making and improved outcomes. About Amadeus Capital Partners Amadeus Capital Partners is a global technology investor. Since 1997, the firm has raised over $1bn for investment and used it to back more than 180 companies. With vast experience and a great network, Amadeus’ team of investors and entrepreneurs share a passion for the transformative power of technology. Pioneering businesses we’ve backed include eye tracking leader Tobii ( TOBII.ST ); sequencing company Oxford Nanopore Technologies (LON: ONT); cyber security vendor ForeScout (NASDAQ:FSCT); Graphcore, innovators in intelligent microprocessors; IVF genetic testing company, Igenomix; the first single-chip Bluetooth solution, CSR (acquired by Qualcomm) and speech recognition company VocalIQ (acquired by Apple). Find us at  https://amadeuscapital.com  and @AmadeusCapital. About Finch Capital Finch Capital is a growth investor in financial technology. We back companies generating €2-5m in revenue investing €5 to €10m initially and help them scale to €20 to €50m revenues by building sustainable and capital efficient business models. We specialize in software companies transforming financial services who deploy various technology stacks (incl. AI/ML, IoT). We’ve invested in ±45 companies including Fourthline, Goodlord, Grab, Hiber, Twisto, ZOPA and Symmetrical. Finch Capital is a team of 12 investment professionals with wide entrepreneurial (e.g. Adyen, Deepmind), investing (e.g. Accel, Atomico, Egeria) and Industry backgrounds (e.g.Facebook, Google, and McKinsey) with offices in Amsterdam, London and Jakarta. For more information see  www.finchcapital.com . About AlbionVC AlbionVC helps build the future of enterprise and healthcare. With 20+ years’ experience in technology investments, the team focus on B2B software and healthcare at Series A. AlbionVC manages c.£640m of venture funds, currently invested in over 50 companies. AlbionVC is the technology investment arm of Albion Capital Group LLP, which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. www.albion.vc

AlbionVC Investments

83 Investments

AlbionVC has made 83 investments. Their latest investment was in brytlyt as part of their Series A - II on December 12, 2021.

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AlbionVC Investments Activity

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Date

Round

Company

Amount

New?

Co-Investors

Sources

12/22/2021

Series A - II

brytlyt

$5M

Yes

4

10/11/2021

Series C

Elliptic

$60M

Yes

24

9/1/2021

Series C

Oviva

$80M

No

EarlyBird, Eight Roads Ventures, F-Prime Capital, MTIP, Sofina, Temasek, and Undisclosed Angel Investors

5

7/22/2021

Series A

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$99M

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10

7/13/2021

Series D

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$99M

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10

Date

12/22/2021

10/11/2021

9/1/2021

7/22/2021

7/13/2021

Round

Series A - II

Series C

Series C

Series A

Series D

Company

brytlyt

Elliptic

Oviva

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Amount

$5M

$60M

$80M

$99M

$99M

New?

Yes

Yes

No

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Co-Investors

EarlyBird, Eight Roads Ventures, F-Prime Capital, MTIP, Sofina, Temasek, and Undisclosed Angel Investors

Sources

4

24

5

10

10

AlbionVC Portfolio Exits

12 Portfolio Exits

AlbionVC has 12 portfolio exits. Their latest portfolio exit was MPP Global on October 11, 2021.

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Exit

Companies

Valuation
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Sources

10/11/2021

Acquired

$99M

1

3/8/2021

Acquired

2

10/19/2020

Acquired

1

4/24/2018

Acquired

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10

4/5/2017

Acquired

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10

Date

10/11/2021

3/8/2021

10/19/2020

4/24/2018

4/5/2017

Exit

Acquired

Acquired

Acquired

Acquired

Acquired

Companies

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Valuation

$99M

Acquirer

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Sources

1

2

1

10

10

AlbionVC Fund History

1 Fund History

AlbionVC has 1 fund, including Albion VCTs Top Up Offers.

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Fund

Fund Type

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Amount

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Albion VCTs Top Up Offers

1

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Fund

Albion VCTs Top Up Offers

Fund Type

Status

Amount

Sources

1

AlbionVC Team

1 Team Member

AlbionVC has 1 team member, including current Managing Partner, Andrew Elder.

Name

Work History

Title

Status

Andrew Elder

Managing Partner

Current

Name

Andrew Elder

Work History

Title

Managing Partner

Status

Current

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