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LBS Alum and General Partner of Balderton Capital makes waves with $400m investment in Europe’s start-up scene

Lars Fjeldsoe-Nielsen, SEMBA2017, currently sits on LBS’ Governing Body and is also General Partner at venture capital firm, Balderton Capital.

Balderton Capital has raised one of the biggest early stage investment funds in Europe with $400m for its seventh fund aimed primarily at businesses that have reached the crucial Series A stage. The London based firm, which now manages around $3bn, aims to tap into a burgeoning start-up market where young businesses can grow.

Venture capital financing in Europe is expected to hit a record this year and Balderton has been named as one of the most active Series A players. Lars commented on this saying: “Every VC firm has its own DNA... for us that’s the Series A Stage in Europe. That’s what we’ve chosen to focus on.”

Read more about Lars and the investment here.