We focus on the Technology, Media, and Cleantech sectors, and invest at various states of a company’s development, from seed capital to later stage growth equity.
Saffron Hill's portfolio includes a diverse set of companies ranging in stage, industry, and geography.
How much do they invest?
Our typical early stage investment is in the first or second round of institutional financing with an initial investment of £500,000 to £2 million. As our companies grow, we will continue to invest and have no maximum investment limit, nor maximum investment timeframe. Our Limited Partners will occasionally co-invest alongside us.
Ranjeet Bhatia, Managing Director
Prior to co-founding Saffron Hill Ventures, Ranjeet worked as Advisor to the Chairman of Loot Ltd. where he advised on e-commerce strategy and investment and in a venture capital capacity for Lord Rothschild, evaluating technology venture opportunities. Ranjeet has had a long term interest in environmental technology and policy, and worked in the environment and energy consulting groups at Booz-Allen & Hamilton, and Dyncorp-Meridian, and as an intern in Vice President Al Gore's White House Office on Environmental Policy. Ranjeet earned an MBA from UCLA's Anderson School of Business, an MA. in International Relations and Economics from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), and a BA. in Environmental Science from Occidental College.
Shawn Luetchens, Director
Prior to co-founding Saffron Hill Ventures, Shawn worked as an investment principal for Tribune Ventures where he invested in seed stage through pre-IPO round financings for digital media, infrastructure, and commerce companies. Shawn served on the Board of four Tribune portfolio companies and established Tribune's first seed stage financing. From 1991-1994 Shawn worked for a private consulting firm based in Washington, DC where he managed technology development research projects focused on the development and financing of emerging technologies. Earlier in his career, Shawn worked as a Senior Project Manager for the US EPA managing multi-million dollar technology research, design, and construction projects. Shawn earned an MBA from Northwestern University's J L Kellogg Graduate School of Management and a BS in Physical Sciences from the University of Nebraska.
Startups they funded
Tagsys RFID, Optasia Medical, Marrone Bio Innovations, Infratrac, Image Metrics, Faceware Technologies, Entuity, Coyuchi Organic Cotton, Agilyx