Blossom Capital, a London, UK-based early-stage venture capital firm, has launched an $85m fund.
LPs include institutional investors, as well as high-profile tech entrepreneurs such as:
– Vladimir Tenev, Robinhood co-founder,
– Mikkel Svane, founder of Zendesk,
– Tom Stafford, managing partner of DST Global, and
– Andy Weissman, partner of Union Square Ventures.
Founded by ex-LocalGlobe and Index Ventures investor Ophelia Brown, Blossom Capital aims to back European early-stage consumer and enterprise startups across most sectors focusing on leading Series A rounds, typically investing $5m-$10m.
Investment areas include particularly focussing on finance, design, marketplaces, travel, developer-focused tools, infrastructure and API-first companies.
The firm’s partners are:
– Imran Ghory, who previously led data-driven deal sourcing at Index and was head of data insights at MarketInvoice,
– Mike Hudack, until recently CTO at Deliveroo, and previously director of product at Facebook working in both Menlo Park and London,
– Louise Samet, who joined Blossom after six years at Klarna, where she was responsible for their digital products and led their technical sales team.
To expedite the deal flow, the firm is also building a proprietary data science platform to source opportunities early and help portfolio companies scale.
So far, investments include:
– Fat Llama,
– Frontify, and
Advisors to the firm include a network of 30 founders and executives from some of the world’s leading technology brands.