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Investments

42

Portfolio Exits

9

Funds

3

About Saffron Hill Ventures

Saffron Hill Ventures is a London-based global venture capital firm that was found to pursue opportunities presented by the rapid growth of the European internet, technology, and media sectors. Over the past eight years it has built a portfolio of assets within the software and media sectors, helping to develop companies from the earliest stages through to IPO.

Saffron Hill Ventures Headquarter Location

67 Grosvenor Street

London, England, W1K 3JN,

United Kingdom

44 (0) 203 178 4434

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PE HUB » Tagsys Raises €8 Million

Mar 30, 2015

March 23, 2010     0 Comments Tagsys, a provider of item-level RFID infrastructure, has raised €8 million in fourth-round funding. Return backers include Elliot Advisors, Endeavour Vision, Add Partners, DFJ Esprit and Saffron Hill Ventures. The company previously raised $80 million. PRESS RELEASE TAGSYS, the leading provider of item-level RFID infrastructure, today announced that it has secured €8 million ($12 million USD) in new investment, led by current investors Elliot Advisors, Endeavour Vision, Add Partners, DFJ Esprit and Saffron Hill. TAGSYS will use the funds to expand its distribution channels, help partners secure new markets, and continue to develop UHF and HF solutions optimized for item-level applications for a variety of markets including Library, Textile Services, Brand & Fashion and Healthcare. “2009 was a year of successes for TAGSYS. While increasing revenue, and closing major projects, we improved operational efficiency by 40% and established processes that assure our customers and partners superior levels of quality, delivery and solution reliability,” said Alain Fanet, CEO of TAGSYS. “The new funding will accelerate our partner network expansion and new market development, while reinforcing our strong competitive position by launching leading-edge solutions for item level applications.” “Item-level RFID implementations are growing in supply chain, asset tracking, consumer goods, retail and other industries because they provide real value by helping companies cut costs, enhance customer experiences and grow sales,” said Andrew Nathanson, Director of Research Operations at VDC Research. “Companies like TAGSYS who can meet customer needs in multiple markets by bringing together appropriate technologies and business partners are well positioned to grow in the current adoption climate.” Leveraging a global network of business partners including systems integrators, independent software vendors and VARs, TAGSYS’ business model provides complete purpose-built infrastructure to customers. This go-to-market strategy has led to wins in several major applications throughout the past year, including item-level supply chain projects with Fashion Apparel firms Rica Lewis and Serge Blanco. The companies use TAGSYS solutions to track millions of clothing items, and to manage in-store inventory at leading European retailers including Carrefour, Auchan and Intermarché. “After years of over-hyped expectations, the RFID market has reached a stage of maturity where customers are focused on the proven tangible benefits of RFID and using practical, real-world solutions to gain competitive operational advantage” said Bernard Vogel of Endeavour Vision. “Industry leading RFID solutions-based companies such as TAGSYS are at the forefront in delivering this competitive advantage to leading companies around the globe.” About TAGSYS TAGSYS provides complete, reliable, high performance RFID infrastructure systems for item-level tracking in a variety of industries. Our unique RFID expertise, combined with a true understanding of RFID business processes, make us the ideal RFID partner to ease and ensure the success of your project. With a proven track record of delivering reliable, high performance production systems, TAGSYS has deployed RFID systems to over 500 customers in more than 40 countries. More information on TAGSYS can be found at www.tagsysrfid.com . Leave a Reply

Saffron Hill Ventures Investments

42 Investments

Saffron Hill Ventures has made 42 investments. Their latest investment was in TagSys as part of their Debt on April 4, 2013.

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Saffron Hill Ventures Investments Activity

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Date

Round

Company

Amount

New?

Co-Investors

Sources

4/1/2013

Debt

TagSys

$0.8M

No

1

3/16/2012

Series D

Marrone Bio Innovations

$8M

No

12/20/2011

Series C

Agilyx

$25M

No

5

6/1/2011

Series C - II

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$99M

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10

3/31/2011

Series B

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$99M

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10

Date

4/1/2013

3/16/2012

12/20/2011

6/1/2011

3/31/2011

Round

Debt

Series D

Series C

Series C - II

Series B

Company

TagSys

Marrone Bio Innovations

Agilyx

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Amount

$0.8M

$8M

$25M

$99M

$99M

New?

No

No

No

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Co-Investors

Sources

1

5

10

10

Saffron Hill Ventures Portfolio Exits

9 Portfolio Exits

Saffron Hill Ventures has 9 portfolio exits. Their latest portfolio exit was Entuity on August 06, 2019.

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Exit

Companies

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Sources

8/6/2019

Acquired

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Date

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Exit

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Valuation

$991

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Sources

2

10

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10

Saffron Hill Ventures Acquisitions

1 Acquisition

Saffron Hill Ventures acquired 1 company. Their latest acquisition was TagSys on October 15, 2001.

Date

Investment Stage

Companies

Valuation
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Total Funding

Note

Sources

10/15/2001

Debt

$71.74M

Management Buyout

1

Date

10/15/2001

Investment Stage

Debt

Companies

Valuation

Total Funding

$71.74M

Note

Management Buyout

Sources

1

Saffron Hill Ventures Fund History

3 Fund Histories

Saffron Hill Ventures has 3 funds, including Saffron Hill Ventures 2 Limited Partnership.

Closing Date

Fund

Fund Type

Status

Amount

Sources

12/31/2010

Saffron Hill Ventures 2 Limited Partnership

Early-Stage Venture Capital

$34.83M

1

9/1/2007

Saffron Hill Ventures Limited Partnership

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$99M

10

6/30/2005

Saffron Hill Investors Guernsey

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$99M

10

Closing Date

12/31/2010

9/1/2007

6/30/2005

Fund

Saffron Hill Ventures 2 Limited Partnership

Saffron Hill Ventures Limited Partnership

Saffron Hill Investors Guernsey

Fund Type

Early-Stage Venture Capital

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Amount

$34.83M

$99M

$99M

Sources

1

10

10

Saffron Hill Ventures Team

3 Team Members

Saffron Hill Ventures has 3 team members, including current Managing Director, Ranjeet Bhatia.

Name

Work History

Title

Status

Shawn Luetchens

Founder

Current

Ranjeet Bhatia

Managing Director

Current

David Feldt

Chief Technology Officer

Former

Name

Shawn Luetchens

Ranjeet Bhatia

David Feldt

Work History

Title

Founder

Managing Director

Chief Technology Officer

Status

Current

Current

Former

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