Wellington Partners

This pan-European VC fund has a considerable €800m under management, to invest early stage tech, life sciences and digital media start-ups

Fund name: Wellington Partners
Investor category: Venture Capital
Based in: London
Website: www.wellington-partners.com


Founded in 1998, Wellington Partners was founded by Rolf Dienst after success building TVM – one of Germany’s largest venture capital firms. It has offices in London, Munich and Zurich.

Investment criteria:

Wellington primarily invests €0.2m to €5m in early stage European companies in technology, life sciences and digital media, looking to grow into global market leaders. It will occasionally invest in growth stage companies that have already shown strong customer and revenue traction

Size of fund:


Portfolio company:

London-based global fashion brand Wool And The Gang received a $2.8m investment from Wellington, in partnership with Index Ventures and MMC Ventures in July 2013. Founded in 2008 by design graduates Jade Harwood and Aurelie Popper, the company creates luxury hand crafted items, ready-to-wear, or to create at home.

Featured deals:

  • Enecsys Ltd
  • Wool And The Gang


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