European VC firm DN Capital closes new €200M fund to invest at seed and Series A stage


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 DN Capital is one of Europe’s oldest venture capital firms, albeit one that, by its own admission, has retained its scrappy roots and a certain kind of reputation to go with it. The VC hasn’t gone without success either, most recently seeing portfolio company Shazam exit to Apple in a reported $400 million deal, apt timing for the announcement of DN Capital’s new fund. Read More

After leaving Accel, Fred Destin is raising seed fund with Twenty Minute VC host Harry Stebbings


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 In a move that is bound to raise more than a few eyebrows in the London VC community and beyond, TechCrunch has learned that ex-Accel VC Fred Destin is joining forces with Harry Stebbings, the founder and host of the popular “The Twenty Minute VC” podcast. Read More

After Exiting Markco Media, Mark Pearson Launches New London-Based VC Fund And Startup Studio


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Mark_logo1 Aside from a bout of self-diagnosed “man flu” and being mildly irritated that the exit of one of his portfolio companies wouldn’t now close before the end of the tax year, Mark Pearson was in high spirits during our call a few weeks ago. And perhaps he has every reason to be. After selling Markco Media, the parent company of MyVoucherCodes, last year, the U.K entrepreneur… Read More