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Investments

279

Portfolio Exits

49

Funds

12

Partners & Customers

4

Service Providers

1

About Molten Ventures

Molten Ventures (LON: GROW), formerly Draper Esprit, was founded in 2006 with a mission to back Europe's most ambitious entrepreneurs. The Firm invests in visionary and growing companies and also has the ability to do direct secondary deals into late-stage tech companies as well as buying entire venture capital portfolios. Molten Ventures raises funds from a variety of sources and is always able to source capital for the best opportunities through their partnerships.

Molten Ventures Headquarter Location

20 Garrick Street

London, England, WC2E 9BT,

United Kingdom

+44 (0)20 7931 8800

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Edge computing companies facilitate workload deployment in addition to providing data processing and storage at the farthest reaches of the network. These edge computing companies range from data centers at the edge to workload management tools designed to orchestrate edge deploy

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Latest Molten Ventures News

The art of storytelling - learn from the pros at Tech.eu Summit 2022

May 11, 2022

The art of storytelling - learn from the pros at Tech.eu Summit 2022 We've got four marketing and PR experts lined up to drop a masterclass for startups, scale-ups and investment firms alike. The inaugural  Tech.eu Summit in Brussels Expo kicks off in less than a week, and we can't wait to see you all there! Join hundreds of European tech entrepreneurs, investors, corporate leaders, policy makers, academics and journalists as we discuss the best way to carve out a path of sustainable growth path for the #EUtech scene, and define actions to take its startup innovation ecosystems to the next level. Check out the program, speaker line-up and practicalities  here . Didn't secure your tickets yet? What are you waiting for ? On our Grow stage, one of the sessions we have in story is a primer on storytelling that anyone with an interesting in marketing and PR for startups and VCs will not want to miss. The discussion will be moderated by Joanna Kirk , PR strategist and founder of JKPR, but also an advisor and community builder working alongside international ecosystem builders, VC funds, fast-growth companies and startups in tech and creative industries. (Atomico, Station F, Change Now Summit, Founders Factory, London & Partners, Crowdcube, Made.com). Currently based in Paris, she is a member of Sista , the organisation which supports women in technology and entrepreneurship, and heads up the French chapter of Techfugees, an impact-driven organisation empowering displaced people with technology. Joining the panel is James Clark , who joined the platform team at Molten Ventures in April 2020 as Marketing Director and leads marketing activities for Molten while supporting the VC firm formerly-known-as Draper Esprit's portfolio companies. Over more than 20 years, James has developed abroad range of experience in marketing, policy and deep industry knowledge around venture funding and tech startups.While working at the British Venture Capital Association, James published policy research into the role of technology and innovation. His three major research papers Tech Country, The Missing Piece, and VC Evolved, looked at how early stage entrepreneurship interacts with sources of growth funding. Joining us all the way from Berlin is Marie Fabiunke , who has worked with some of the most renowned international VC investors, founders, tech unicorns and market leaders. Currently operating partner at FoodLabs and Atlantic Labs, she has built and led Comms, PR and IR teams and programs globally. Last but certainly not least is our panelist Nick Taylor , managing director of Ballou PR in the UK with over 10 years experience working with tech companies across sectors, having counselled industry leaders including Samsung, Trivago and Expedia as well as UK government departments. Nick is a B2B and corporate specialist. Prior to Ballou, Nick worked at Seven Hills and FTI Consulting in its financial comms team, as well as at a FTSE 100 company in its in-house PR team.

Molten Ventures Investments

279 Investments

Molten Ventures has made 279 investments. Their latest investment was in FINALCAD as part of their Unattributed VC on May 5, 2022.

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Molten Ventures Investments Activity

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Round

Company

Amount

New?

Co-Investors

Sources

5/13/2022

Unattributed VC

FINALCAD

$9.96M

No

1

5/4/2022

Series A

HiveMQ

$42.17M

Yes

2

4/21/2022

Series C

Pollen

$150M

No

5

4/13/2022

Series A

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$99M

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10

2/20/2022

Series C

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$99M

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10

Date

5/13/2022

5/4/2022

4/21/2022

4/13/2022

2/20/2022

Round

Unattributed VC

Series A

Series C

Series A

Series C

Company

FINALCAD

HiveMQ

Pollen

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Amount

$9.96M

$42.17M

$150M

$99M

$99M

New?

No

Yes

No

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Co-Investors

Sources

1

2

5

10

10

Molten Ventures Portfolio Exits

49 Portfolio Exits

Molten Ventures has 49 portfolio exits. Their latest portfolio exit was Bright Computing on January 11, 2022.

Date

Exit

Companies

Valuation
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Acquirer

Sources

1/11/2022

Acquired

4

12/7/2021

Acquired

2

12/1/2021

Acquired

$99M

4

8/27/2021

Reverse Merger

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$99M

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10

8/11/2021

Merger

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10

Date

1/11/2022

12/7/2021

12/1/2021

8/27/2021

8/11/2021

Exit

Acquired

Acquired

Acquired

Reverse Merger

Merger

Companies

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Valuation

$99M

$99M

Acquirer

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Sources

4

2

4

10

10

Molten Ventures Acquisitions

1 Acquisition

Molten Ventures acquired 1 company. Their latest acquisition was Irish Broadband on May 01, 2008.

Date

Investment Stage

Companies

Valuation
Valuations are submitted by companies, mined from state filings or news, provided by VentureSource, or based on a comparables valuation model.

Total Funding

Note

Sources

5/1/2008

$99M

Acq - Fin

1

Date

5/1/2008

Investment Stage

Companies

Valuation

$99M

Total Funding

Note

Acq - Fin

Sources

1

Molten Ventures Fund History

12 Fund Histories

Molten Ventures has 12 funds, including EIS Fund II.

Closing Date

Fund

Fund Type

Status

Amount

Sources

6/2/2017

EIS Fund II

$180M

1

4/1/2014

EIS Fund

1

12/31/2010

Seedcamp Fund II

Early-Stage Venture Capital

Closed

$6.8M

1

4/30/2009

DFJ Esprit III

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$99M

10

12/31/2007

Seedcamp Fund

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$99M

10

Closing Date

6/2/2017

4/1/2014

12/31/2010

4/30/2009

12/31/2007

Fund

EIS Fund II

EIS Fund

Seedcamp Fund II

DFJ Esprit III

Seedcamp Fund

Fund Type

Early-Stage Venture Capital

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Status

Closed

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Amount

$180M

$6.8M

$99M

$99M

Sources

1

1

1

10

10

Molten Ventures Partners & Customers

4 Partners and customers

Molten Ventures has 4 strategic partners and customers. Molten Ventures recently partnered with SportPursuit on June 6, 2021.

Date

Type

Business Partner

Country

News Snippet

Sources

6/17/2021

Partner

United Kingdom

thin-down-pointer rounded-down-pointer rounded-left-pointer rounded-right-pointer Reflections on 10 Year Partnership with SportPursuit - Draper Esprit

It has been a pleasure to work with Adam , Victoria , Luke , Rhys , Jonny and all the team and we wish them continued success in the next phase with new partners BD Capital , as well as their many millions of SportPursuit members who will join them be on that next stage of their journey .

1

7/15/2020

Partner

United Kingdom

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10

6/19/2019

Partner

United States

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10

7/1/2018

Partner

United Kingdom

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10

Date

6/17/2021

7/15/2020

6/19/2019

7/1/2018

Type

Partner

Partner

Partner

Partner

Business Partner

Country

United Kingdom

United Kingdom

United States

United Kingdom

News Snippet

thin-down-pointer rounded-down-pointer rounded-left-pointer rounded-right-pointer Reflections on 10 Year Partnership with SportPursuit - Draper Esprit

It has been a pleasure to work with Adam , Victoria , Luke , Rhys , Jonny and all the team and we wish them continued success in the next phase with new partners BD Capital , as well as their many millions of SportPursuit members who will join them be on that next stage of their journey .

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Molten Ventures Service Providers

1 Service Provider

Molten Ventures has 1 service provider relationship

Service Provider

Associated Rounds

Provider Type

Service Type

Counsel

Service Provider

Associated Rounds

Provider Type

Counsel

Service Type

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Molten Ventures Team

13 Team Members

Molten Ventures has 13 team members, including current Chief Executive Officer, Simon Cook.

Name

Work History

Title

Status

Simon Cook

Chief Executive Officer

Current

Annabelle de Saint-Quentin

Zouk Capital

Chief Financial Officer

Current

Graham Redman

Chief Financial Officer

Current

Ben Wilkinson

Chief Financial Officer

Current

Stuart Malcolm Chapman

Managing Partner

Current

Name

Simon Cook

Annabelle de Saint-Quentin

Graham Redman

Ben Wilkinson

Stuart Malcolm Chapman

Work History

Zouk Capital

Title

Chief Executive Officer

Chief Financial Officer

Chief Financial Officer

Chief Financial Officer

Managing Partner

Status

Current

Current

Current

Current

Current

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