Eden Ventures

A London-based venture fund investing in high growth, European technology companies.
Type VC
Website edenventures.co.uk

Investment info

Invests in
Product or prototype
Go to market
Growth and expansion
Investment range
€ 100 - 500K
€ 0,5 - 1M
€ 1 - 5M
€ > 5M
Primary markets
Consumer, Companies, Marketplace
Investing in countries
Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden

Focus areas

Consumer Goods
Consumer Goods
Media & Entertainment
Media & Entertainment
IT & Software
IT & Software
See all 7 focus areas

More about Eden Ventures

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.

How much do they invest?

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.

How do they work?

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.

This makes a difference to them

The main attributes they look for in a prospective investment are:

  • A significant market opportunity.
  • A strong team with deep domain knowledge and real tenacity.
  • Intellectual property that creates barriers to entry.
  • International vision and ambition.

Key People

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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