DFJ Esprit is a leading cross-stage venture capital firm that invests in European technology companies. Members of the DFJ Esprit team have been active in technology investing for three decades. They have experience of investing in over 200 companies, generating strong returns for investors through building valuable global companies alongside founders and management teams.
The DFJ Esprit partners have invested and helped build many of Europe's most successful venture companies of recent years, including Apatech, Buy.at, Icera, KVS, LOVEFiLM, CSR, Domantis and Zeus. DFJ Esprit is the exclusive European partner for Silicon Valley based Draper Fisher Jurvetson (DFJ) Global Network of venture funds. DFJ Esprit invests across Europe and has partners located in London, Cambridge, Dublin, Helsinki and Paris.
Scottish Equity Partners
Scottish Equity Partners (SEP) is a leading independent, owner managed growth equity and venture capital firm with a 20 year track record of successful investing. Operating from offices in Glasgow and London, SEP invests in innovative, high growth potential companies in the IT, healthcare and energy sectors throughout the UK and has a high calibre team with substantial private equity, venture capital and operational experience.
The firm has recently raised a new £200m growth equity fund from blue chip European and US institutional investors and also established a £90m environmental technologies fund in partnership with SSE plc. SEP’s approach is to provide hands-on support for the companies it invests in, as well as capital, and is recognised as the partner of choice by many of the UK’s high growth potential companies.
Carbon Trust Investments
Carbon Trust Investments is the venture capital investment subsidiary of the Carbon Trust. Nine investments have been made over the last four years, with two investments - Ceres Power PLC and CMR Fuel Cells PLC - having listed on AIM. Other portfolio companies include: Pelamis Wave Power Ltd and Acal Energy Ltd. CT Investment Partners LLP is the FSA authorised venture capital advisory subsidiary of the Carbon Trust which advises Carbon Trust Investments.
NES Partners is an experienced fund manager specialised in driving value in unlisted New-Energy-Solutions companies through active ownership to the benefit of our Investors and Stakeholders. Being amongst the pioneers in the New-Energy space, NES Partners has since 2002 invested in and contributed to the successful growth of 24 companies within Tidal Power, Solar Power, Biofuels, Fuel cells, Energy Efficiency, Energy Storage, Smart Grid, Clean Water and Advanced Materials. NES Partners has offices in Copenhagen and Los Angeles and was previously known as Bankinvest New Energy Solutions.