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Investments

9

Portfolio Exits

1

About John Taysom

John Taysom is the current Chairman of We7. In 1995 he founded the Greenhouse Fund in California for Reuters, which he then acquired from Reuters through an MBO in 2001. John invests in start-up companies many of which are relevant to we7. These companies have included Yahoo, Infoseek, Verisign, OpenWave, PacketVideo, WhereOnEarth, Bitpipe, as well as successful companies driven by the first wave of Internet advertising such as Advertising.com (sold in 2005 to AOL) and Forbes.com where John held Board seats. John was a board member of TIBCO when it was spun out from Reuters onto NASDAQ. John's seed investments, in addition to we7, include Tideway (UK), TheNewsMarket (NY), AbCam (now listed, ABC.L) and WebMynd (London and San Francisco).

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United Kingdom

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Worldr Raises USD 3M in Seed Funding

Jul 20, 2021

Worldr, a London, UK-based provider of a platform that gives businesses back privacy and control over their data and communication, raised USD 3M in seed funding. The round was led by IQ Capital and Playfair Capital with participation from cyber seed investors including CyLon (co-founded by Grace Cassy and Jonathan Luff), Andreas Wuchner (Group Head of IT & Risk at Credit Suisse) and Privitar Co-Founder, John Taysom.

John Taysom Investments

9 Investments

John Taysom has made 9 investments. Their latest investment was in Tenyks as part of their Seed VC on March 3, 2022.

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John Taysom Investments Activity

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Company

Amount

New?

Co-Investors

Sources

3/7/2022

Seed VC

Tenyks

$3.4M

Yes

2

7/20/2021

Seed VC

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$99M

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10

1/28/2021

Seed VC - II

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10

7/11/2017

Seed VC

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$99M

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10

11/30/2015

Angel

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Date

3/7/2022

7/20/2021

1/28/2021

7/11/2017

11/30/2015

Round

Seed VC

Seed VC

Seed VC - II

Seed VC

Angel

Company

Tenyks

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Amount

$3.4M

$99M

$99M

$99M

New?

Yes

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Co-Investors

Sources

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John Taysom Portfolio Exits

1 Portfolio Exit

John Taysom has 1 portfolio exit. Their latest portfolio exit was LoopMe on January 13, 2022.

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Sources

1/13/2022

Acq - Fin

$99M

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Date

1/13/2022

Exit

Acq - Fin

Companies

Valuation

$99M

Acquirer

Sources

11

John Taysom Team

1 Team Member

John Taysom has 1 team member, including current Founder, Chief Executive Officer, Christophe P..

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Work History

Title

Status

Christophe P.

Founder, Chief Executive Officer

Current

Name

Christophe P.

Work History

Title

Founder, Chief Executive Officer

Status

Current

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