Dawn Capital, a London, UK-based venture capital firm dedicated to B2B software, announced three new appointments to its 20-people team.
In details, Avalon Lee-Bacon joined as Head of Talent, Julie Kainz as Vice President and Alix Fawcett as Marketing Associate.
As Head of Talent, Lee-Bacon will be responsible for building out Dawn’s talent platform and supporting portfolio companies with senior hires, sharing best practices and developing top talent. She will also focus on nurturing and leveraging Dawn’s network of founders, business leaders and advisers on behalf of its portfolio companies.
Lee-Bacon joined from Executive Search specialist Russell Reynolds Associates, where she worked within the technology team to place senior level executives across leading enterprise software and fintech businesses. Prior to this Lee-Bacon worked for a boutique executive search company, supporting high growth tech start-ups and scale-ups.
Julie Kainz joined as Vice President at the end of 2020, to cover early-stage SaaS investments across DACH and France. Kainz was previously at Salesforce Ventures, the strategic Venture Capital arm of Salesforce, where she was involved in investing in enterprise software companies from Series A to pre-IPO. Before Salesforce Ventures, Kainz was one of Founders Factory’s first employees and built out the firm’s sourcing strategy and corporate engagement program.
Within Dawn’s marketing team, Fawcett will focus on delivering communications and activities to support brand development and relationship building with founders, investors and Dawn’s network. She joined from Founders Forum, a global network of entrepreneurial founders, leaders and senior investors. In her most recent Community and Investor Relations role, Fawcett was responsible for bringing in sponsorship from the Venture Capital and Private Equity community and developing both content and event series.
These appointments follow a year in which the firm raised its fourth flagship fund, Dawn IV and made five new investments.
Led by Norman Fiore, General Partner, Dawn Capital is a specialist B2B software investor, with assets under management of $1bn. which backs companies at Series A and B, and continues to fund the best-performing from growth rounds through to exit. Its roster of investments includes Mimecast (now NASDAQ-listed with a c.$3.0bn market cap), iZettle (sold to PayPal for $2.2bn cash), Collibra, Showpad, Dataiku, Templafy, Quantexa, Garrison, and Tink, amongst others.