They have a particular focus on the big data analytics, cloud computing, digital media, enterprise software, fintech, internet, mobile, retail technologies, social media and telecommunications software sectors.
Their background is that of serial entrepreneurs with a strong seed investment track record. They offer their portfolio companies considerable operational management expertise in creating businesses of lasting value.
They will invest as little as £200,000 to back an innovative idea, up to around £1,25 million for a team not yet ready for traditional Series A investment, through to as much as £3 million for a team with early revenues requiring expansion capital. Critically, they will support their successful portfolio companies with additional funding as they develop over time up to around £6-8 million.
Eden address the funding gap between business angels and later stage venture capitalists, providing investment appropriate for the needs of an investee company and its stage of development. As a seed investor, they are prepared to ‘take the early risk’ but they also have enough capacity in their funds to support their companies to significant exits.
The main attributes they look for in a prospective investment are:
Ben Tompkins - Partner
Ben joined Eden as a General Partner in 2006 and is one of Eden’s Investment Managers. He focuses on opportunities in the internet, e-commerce, SaaS and games market. He currently sits on the boards of Borro, Green Man Gaming, Huddle, Reevoo and What’ in My Handbag.
Charles Grimsdale - Partner
Charles is a co-founder of Eden venture and one of Eden’s Investment Managers. Charles is responsible for Eden’s investments in BaseKit, Brightpearl and The Filter. He is also an angel investor in shopa, Hybrid Cluster, Blu Wireless and Brisk.io.
Mark Farmer - Partner
Mark is a co-founder of Eden Ventures and is one of Eden’s investment Managers. He primarily focuses on opportunities within the enterprise software and SaaS markets. He oversees Eden’s investments in Acunu, aframe, ontology systems, NewVoiceMedia, Tru, Voicevault and VOSS.
Mark Caröe - Partner
Mark joined the Eden team as Finance Director in 2003, with the main task of managing the investment process and overseeing Eden’s investments from a financial perspective.
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