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TALIS CAPITAL, THE VC FIRM FOR ULTRA SUCCESSFUL ENTREPRENEURS, NOW DEPLOYING $100M PER YEAR

  • Record year for Talis Capital as it is now investing $100m of funds a year 

  • Talis helps successful entrepreneurs from all sectors invest in the next generation of tech startups and unicorns 

  • Total assets under advisory have increased by 220% in five years

  • Talis is a generalist technology VC and focus areas for 2019 include data, food/agritech, digital health and consumer

London, 27 June 2019 — Talis Capital, the venture capital investment firm that was an early investor in Darktrace, Pirate Studios, Luminance and iwoca, has raised a record $100m for 2019 as it celebrates a decade of successful investing in technology companies on behalf of its entrepreneurial investor base.

The latest raise catapults Talis Capital’s total transactions over 10 years to more than $600m, as it seeks to invest in the fast-growing tech companies that are disrupting established sectors, including food and farming, consumer and healthcare. 

Increasingly entrepreneurs from outside the tech sector want to invest in the companies of the future but need help to access the sector-defining deals that are creating some of the world’s fastest-growing tech companies. Talis, which blends the speed and flexibility of having a private investor base with the experience and networks of a venture capital fund, has seen its total assets under advisory increase by 220% in five years. 

It favours companies that are at an early stage in their growth but have long-term global potential and its track record includes fast-growing tech companies such as Darktrace, Onfido, iwoca, Pirate Studios, Luminance, and Clausematch. In the past 12 months alone, Talis has invested in Pricefx, Beyond, Edge Intelligence, Insurdata,The Learning People, Import.io, Omni:us, Oh My Green, The Plum Guide, Ynsect, Medbelle, Artemis, Zyper and others.

Matus Maar, Managing Partner & Co-Founder of Talis Capital: “The strength of our approach is based on two things: first we can move quickly to make decisions because our structure allows us to be agile, flexible and competitive in the fundraising process. Secondly, the investors who back us have had significant business success in their own right and they are prepared to leverage their networks to help our portfolio grow. We’ve consciously backed companies with the global potential to transform traditional industries significantly, using a technology-led or technology-enabled approach.”  

A DIFFERENT INVESTMENT MODEL

Founded in 2009, Talis was born out of Bob and Rohini Finch’s family office but quickly extended to include some of London and the world’s most successful entrepreneurs and ultra high net worth individuals, drawn from financial services, telecoms, commodities, industrials, leisure, retail, and real estate. The fund, run alongside the Finches by partners Vasile Foca and Matus Maar, raises money every year from its investor base and is achieving a run rate of 42% annual IRR and average 5x money multiple, by investing in technology-led and technology-enabled companies that are transforming established sectors. 

Talis’s team has skills and experience in building companies from concept stage right through to larger businesses. By investing across stages, from late seed to Series C, Talis has forged connections right across the tech sector and invests alongside some of the world’s biggest venture capital funds.

Investors participate in an annual vintage fund, but are also invited to double down on companies they particularly like by taking part in special purpose vehicles (SPVs), where Talis has secured a larger than normal allocation.

Vasile Foca, Managing Partner and Co-Founder of Talis Capital, said: “The investors we work closely with want to back the next generation of innovators and disruptors. We can show them how to do that, and at an early enough stage when they can really make a difference. One of the reasons why we are successful is because we seek entrepreneurs and ideas that we can be passionate about and can leverage this passion and conviction with our LPs. Talis Capital has its roots in a family office, but has grown to incorporate over 30 individuals and families to offer a gateway to the best of the European venture capital scene.”

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TALIS INTO 2020

Talis’s investments in the past year range from Luminance, an AI platform for the legal profession, to Oh My Green, a healthy food caterer to businesses. Other investments include cutting-edge cultivation management for farmers, Artemis, and the world’s first digital hospital, Medbelle.

In the year ahead, the company is looking to continue to invest along key themes, where it has conducted in-depth research and established expertise. These themes include data, insurtech and proptech. New areas of focus include:

  • ‘content to commerce’ - a category that encompasses bringing data-driven content to the consumer through innovative forms of publishing and media;

  • Digital healthcare - using innovation and technology to evolve the patient journey from diet and wellbeing through diagnosis to treatment and aftercare

  • Sustainable food and farming - tackling the global sustainability crisis - a category where it has recently participated in a $125m series C investment in insect protein farming company, Ynsect.

AI, deep learning, and automation technologies are increasingly important applications, and many of Talis’s portfolio companies incorporate aspects of this technology (e.g. Pirate Studios and iwoca). However, Talis is also keen on hybrid investments that straddle the analogue and the tech world. In the case of Pirate Studios, the business has physical studios which are booked and managed online. Musicians and artists can use Pirate Studios for rehearsals or recording and as a content platform, from which they can stream their live content and disseminate music, podcasts and performances.

Inspired and encouraged by some of the younger investors in the fund, Talis is also focusing hard on the preoccupations and changing habits of Gen Z, which it recognises as shaping emerging startups in both the consumer sector and other enterprise sectors.

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Contact:

antonella@burlington.cc / 07530 815 018

About Talis Capital

Talis Capital is a venture capital investment firm that takes smart money from some of the world’s most successful entrepreneurs and business people and invests it strategically in early-stage technology companies with global potential. Talis has invested over $600 million worth of transactions since 2009 and the portfolio includes Darktrace, Onfido, iwoca, Pirate Studios, Luminance, Threads, Ynsect and Oh My Green. Focused on building long-term partnerships, Talis leverages its network to give some of the world’s most innovative startups opportunity to thrive.

Talis Capital Limited (“Talis”) is an appointed representative of Privium Fund Management (UK) Limited (“Privium”). Privium is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority of the United Kingdom (the “FCA”). The investment services of Talis are only available to professional clients and eligible counterparties for the purposes of the FCA’s rules. They are not available to retail clients. Past performance is not a guide to future performance and any capital invested is at risk.

Additional coverage:
Forbes - A point of difference

TechCrunch - Q&A with Talis

CityAM - Tech investor raises record $100m

Sifted, Tech.EU, EU startups, UKTN

Luminance completes funding round at $100m valuation

  • British AI company successfully completes Series B funding round at $100m valuation. Backers including Invoke Capital, Talis Capital and Slaughter and May invested $10m.

  • Luminance’s machine learning technology is now deployed in over 130 organisations on six continents since September 2016 launch.

  • The announcement follows the business’ recent opening of a fifth office in New York to support global growth, adding to bases in London, Cambridge, Chicago and Singapore.


7 February 2019 – Luminance, the leading artificial intelligence platform for the legal profession, has raised $10m from existing investors Invoke Capital, Talis Capital and Slaughter and May, valuing the company at $100m. The funds will be used to support Luminance’s recent product expansion and global growth, with the company now having four offerings, five global offices and over 70 employees since launching in 2016.
Whether used for legal due diligence, compliance reviews or eDiscovery, Luminance’s technology operates on advanced pattern recognition and machine learning algorithms that behave much like the human brain, sorting through high-volume documentation and flagging anomalies at speed, offering lawyers greater control and insight into their documents. In just two years, the company’s technology has been deployed in over 40 countries and is used by thousands of lawyers on a daily basis. In 2018 alone, Luminance’s customer base increased by over 150%, with global employee headcount more than doubling in order to meet this demand.

“2018 was a year of significant achievement for Luminance,” commented Emily Foges, CEO of Luminance. “We have expanded from one product to four, owing to the flexibility and innovative nature of our core technology. This has enabled a remarkable rate of global customer acquisition over the last 12 months and these funds will valuably support this continued expansion.”
“Luminance remains the only true application of machine learning for legal language present in the market today,” said Vanessa Colomar, Partner at Invoke Capital. “The company’s success over the past two years is indicative of the fundamentally different solution it is providing to law firms and in-house legal teams and we are pleased to back the business through its next stage of growth.”

Vasile Foca, Managing Partner and Co-founder of Talis Capital, added: “Luminance has undoubtedly become the market leader in its field and has set the industry benchmark for truly AI-driven legal solutions both technologically and commercially. The legal profession’s adoption of technology, particularly with Luminance, is becoming ever-more present and essential in delivering greater efficiencies whilst providing best in class customer service. We are pleased to be a part of the company’s continued international growth and product expansion, and are very excited to see them further their success.”

Luminance recently announced the opening of a New York office as its US customer base continues to expand, now including Global Top 100 firms McDermott Will & Emery and Holland & Knight, among others. The company was founded by a group of mathematicians and software engineers from the University of Cambridge following years of research into pattern recognition and machine intelligence.

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For more information about Luminance, please contact:
Dani Marks, Brands2Life: luminance@brands2life.com | 0207 592 1200

About Luminance
Launched in September 2016 and already in use on six continents, Luminance’s document review platform offers lawyers greater insight at unmatched speeds. Luminance builds on groundbreaking machine learning and pattern recognition techniques developed at the University of Cambridge to read and understand legal language. The technology is used by law firms and inhouse teams in over 40 countries around the world to improve processes such as due diligence,
compliance reviews, property lease abstraction and eDiscovery. Luminance has offices in London, Cambridge, New York, Chicago and Singapore, with over 130 customers including 14 ‘the Global Top 100’ law firms and three of the ‘Big Four’ accountancy firms.

About Talis Capital
Talis Capital is a unique Venture Capital investment firm funded by a group of successful and strategic ultra high net worth entrepreneurs. Focused on backing emerging software technologies, Talis has invested over $500m worth of transactions since 2009 and the portfolio includes Darktrace, Onfido, iwoca, Pirate Studios, Luminance, Threads, Oh My Green to name just a few. Talis concentrates on building long term partnerships and leverages their exclusive investor network to create opportunity. The team looks for innovative high growth companies with sector defining ventures and attractive business models.

Price f(x) Raises €25 Million in Series-B Funding Round Co-Led by Digital+ Partners and Bain & Company

Price f(x) Raises €25 Million in Series-B Funding Round Co-Led by Digital+ Partners and Bain & Company

MUNICH / NEW YORK – December 19th, 2018 Price f(x), the global leader in cloud pricing software, has raised €25 million in Series B funding. Leading the round are Digital+ Partners, a leading European B2B technology growth investor, and Bain & Company, one of the world's top management consulting firms. The Series A investors, Prague-based Credo Ventures and London-based Talis Capital, also participated in the round.

Established in 2011 in Munich, Price f(x) provides a modular SaaS solution for Price Optimization, Management (PO&M) and Configure-Price-Quote (CPQ) for enterprises of any size, based on the latest in native cloud architecture. The company currently serves over 80 global, blue-chip B2B and B2C customers across a variety of industries, including Robert Bosch, SchneiderElectric, Owens-Illinois, Iron Mountain and Sonoco. Price f(x) has also developed a strong partner ecosystem with leading global technology, consulting and integration providers—including Bain & Company and SAP—enabling a best-in-class service offering, which helps customers realize a fast time-to-value on their pricing projects.

“Price f(x) has become the leading SaaS pricing solution provider on the market through its customer centric approach and by offering a feature-rich, highly flexible pricing tool that is also risk free and fast to implement,” said Marcin Cichon, CEO and co-Founder of Price f(x). “Our success is based on the continued satisfaction and loyalty of our customers. This new funding will allow us to help even more businesses to thrive by further expanding our existing platform capabilities and also introducing a new product offering for the SME market segment.”

“We have been very impressed by what Marcin and his team have achieved to date and see a huge growth opportunity ahead for Price f(x). They have built a world-class product, driven by a relentless customer focus, and we believe they are set to become the global market leader in pricing software. We are proud and excited to co-lead this round with Bain & Company and support Price f(x) in this next stage of growth”, said Axel Krieger, Founding Partner at Digital+ Partners.

Earlier this year, Bain & Company and Price f(x) announced a partnership to develop the Bain Pricing Navigator, offering Bain & Company clients a powerful, industry-leading software tool. The solution enables customers to continuously assess and adjust pricing based on their company’s performance by leveraging real-time dashboards, proprietary insights and templates, as well as integration with CRM and ERP systems.

“For most companies, pricing is the single most effective lever to boost earnings,” said Ron Kermisch, Bain & Company’s global pricing leader. “Yet many companies leave money on the table because they do not set the best price or ensure customers actually pay the price they have determined. Bain & Company sees investing in Price f(x) as a great opportunity to help Price f(x) to become the de-facto standard in pricing and with that to be also the best-of-breed competitive weapon for Bain’s clients, to stay at the cutting edge of pricing.”

Over the last decade, Bain & Company has developed a deep understanding of pricing strategy and a proven track record of results, working with B2B and B2C companies globally across industries. A Bain & Company survey of more than 1,700 pricing decision-makers found that 70 percent of companies believe pricing is a top management priority. However, more than half of respondents conclude that management has insufficient visibility into pricing decisions. Furthermore, fewer than 20 percent of the companies surveyed have appropriate tools and dashboards to improve pricing decisions.

Ondrej Bartos, Co-Founder & Managing Partner at Credo Ventures said, “Since investing in Price f(x) alongside Talis Capital in 2016, it’s been exciting to see the company close in on their vision to become the leader in price optimization software solutions. The energy and resilience demonstrated by Marcin and his team is what makes truly successful companies and we are grateful to be part of their journey.”

Price f(x) is a member of the Bain Alliance Ecosystem – a network of best-of-breed partnerships with complementary tool, technology, and service providers that accelerates delivery of breakthrough client results.  Through the Bain Alliance Ecosystem, Bain & Company clients have access to relevant new capabilities, enabling faster assimilation of new ideas, skills, and ways of working.

Editor's note: To arrange an interview with Mr Kermisch, contact Katie Ware at  katie.ware@bain.com or +1 646 562 8107.

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About Price f(x)

Established in 2011 in Germany, Price f(x) AG is the provider of a full suite of price management and CPQ SaaS solution based on latest native cloud architecture, offering broad and flexible support to the entire price management closed loop cycle of Price Strategy, Controlling, Setting and Realization. The solution is suitable for B2B and B2C as well as for any industry, any size of business and geographical location. Price f(x)’s vision is to remain the leading SaaS pricing and CPQ platform provider through offering easy to use, fast to implement, flexible to adapt, risk free and inexpensive, comprehensive solutions. Price f(x)’s business model is entirely based on the satisfaction and loyalty of its customers. For more information please visit:  www.pricefx.com.

 

About Digital+ Partners

Digital+ Partners is a leading technology growth equity investor focused on European and US technology companies with €350 million assets under management. Digital+ aims to support ambitious entrepreneurs build global technology companies, providing them with strategic advice and long-term financial support to help them define and execute their growth plans. The fund focuses exclusively on B2B technology companies and leverages a deep corporate network to help portfolio companies access new markets and build new partnerships. For more information please visit: http://www.dplus.partners

 

About Bain & Company, Inc.

Bain & Company is the management consulting firm that the world's business leaders come to when they want results. Bain advises clients on strategy, operations, information technology, organization, private equity, digital transformation and strategy, and mergers and acquisition, developing practical insights that clients act on and transferring skills that make change stick. The firm aligns its incentives with clients by linking its fees to their results. Bain clients have outperformed the stock market 4 to 1. Founded in 1973, Bain has 57 offices in 36 countries, and its deep expertise and client roster cross every industry and economic sector. For more information visit: www.bain.com.

Talis Capital expands and strengthens investment team

PRESS RELEASE

  • Promotion of Matthew De Jesus to Principal

  • Emma Titmus hired from London Stock Exchange Group

  • Beatrice Aliprandi joins as Senior Analyst from Jefferies

  • Appointment of Kirill Tasilov as Analyst

London, UK, 19 December 2018 - Talis Capital is proud to announce the senior promotion of Matthew De Jesus to Principal as well as five new hires to the team recognising the strong performance of the firm and growth of the portfolio.The London based Venture Capital investment firm, backed by a group of ultra successful and strategic high net worth entrepreneurs, has invested more than $500m worth of transactions over the last 10 years. The firm counts some of the most exciting technology companies in it’s portfolio including Darktrace, iwoca, Onfido, Luminance, Pirate Studios, Oh My Green, Threads, Price f(x) & Omni:us to name just a few.

The appointments help to strengthen the firm as it continues to see growth across it’s portfolio and further pipeline opportunities. Keenly focused on diversity the new hires bring a range of experience from different backgrounds and have already brought a huge amount of energy, passion and enthusiasm into the HQ in Wimbledon. 

Matthew De Jesus has been promoted to Principal following five years with Talis Capital, he sits on the boards of Pirate Studios and Luminance and has a BSc (Hons) Economics from LSE. Emma Titmus joins Talis as Head of IR & Marketing from London Stock Exchange Group where she spent six years supporting private and public companies with their capital raising strategies. Beatrice Aliprandi & Kirill Tasilov appointed as Senior Analyst & Analyst respectively; Beatrice joins after three years with Jefferies in TMT investment banking and Kirill previously worked as an Analyst at UBS in Hong Kong.

The team has also added two Investment Executives, Scott Fransen and Davide Richardson to support the investment team. Now a 12-strong firm, Talis has more than 40 companies in it’s portfolio from the UK, Europe and USA and continues to focus on Late Seed, Series A and Series B investments.

Matus Maar, Managing Partner, Talis Capital

“We congratulate Matthew on his well-earned promotion to Principal and welcome our new strategic team members into the team. As we grow the firm, it is critical to bring with it new perspectives and a range of backgrounds to enable us to execute on the ever increasing and exciting deal flow we’re seeing - and to give the right support to our existing companies. Just this year we’ve already participated in more than 10 deals raising over $110m and are excited to see where we can go next.”

Vasile Foca, Managing Partner, Talis Capital

Originally founded in 2009 from a small family office, Talis Capital has evolved significantly over the last 10 years to become one of the leading venture capital investment firms in London today. As we approach our tenth anniversary next year, which is an important milestone, it’s only natural for us to think about the decade ahead and to onboard the right talent to take Talis to the next level.”

The team have been busy and this news follows recent deal announcements just in H2 2018 including Omni:us, Edge Intelligence, The Learning People, Oh My Green and most recently their $20m investment into Pirate Studios.

Thought leaders in an ever changing world brings an evolutionary approach to prospective investment sectors of interest which most recently include; Cyber Security, Fintech, Data, IoT, Healthcare Tech, frontier Consumer, and Food/Agritech. The firm’s connected network offers it’s portfolio and the wider ecosystem an opportunity to come together to share thoughts, idea and future trends – as an example Talis recently hosted a PropTech conference for 250 guests to share how technology is transforming the real estate sector.

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Notes to the editors

Media Contacts

Emma Titmus

Head of IR & Marketing
emma@taliscapital.com
+44(0)20 5426259

About Talis Capital

Talis Capital is a unique Venture Capital investment firm funded by a group of ultra successful and strategic high net worth entrepreneurs. Focused on backing emerging software technologies, Talis has completed over $500m worth of transactions since 2009 and the portfolio includes Darktrace, Onfido, iwoca, Pirate Studios, Luminance, Threads, Oh My Green to name just a few. Talis concentrates on building long term partnerships and leverages their exclusive investor network to create opportunity. The team looks for innovative high growth companies with sector defining ventures and sustainable business models.
www.taliscapital.com

 

 
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Talis Capital is Hiring

After a record number of investments in 2017 and a huge growth year for Talis’ portfolio, the team is looking to bring on board a new Associate. As Talis continues to increase its AUM and number of investments in its portfolio, the team now needs additional resource to help execute new investments and manage the portfolio.

Talis Capital is an early-stage VC (Series A & B focus) that supports industry-changing and leading technology companies. Talis’ portfolio includes some of the most exciting European start-ups such as Darktrace (led Series A), Onfido (Series B & C), iwoca (sole Seed) and Pirate Studios (incubated, sole Seed & Series A) - as well as sort-after early-stage companies including Luminance and Price f/x. Talis closed over $400m of deals since 2009 and mostly leads 5-10 new investments per year, on top of number of follow-ons from their existing 40+ growing portfolio.   

The Talis team identifies and invests in both technology and tech-leveraged real businesses and has a unique perspective from its hybrid approach to private equity & venture capital. Talis only supports sustainable business models with high calibre founding teams and has a sharp focus on a handful of B2B themes (including AI leveraged cyber security, financial services, insurance-tech, prop-tech and IoT).

At Talis we also incubate / build own companies. Pirate Studios, Skwire & Learning People are just some of them and the Associate will have hands on entrepreneurial experience building these or new companies.

Associate Position

We are looking for a talented individual to join Talis where you will; gain great exposure to the European and US tech ecosystem, meet exiting new start-ups, track some of the fastest growing tech companies and work side-by-side with the Partners to find new opportunities and execute on them from origination to close.

You will

  • Take a leading role in investing and managing venture investments (typical investments range from £1-10m from Series A-B

  • Responsible for identifying investment opportunities, preparing investment recommendations, taking meetings, undertaking extensive due diligence and financial modelling

  • Contribute to all aspects of deal flow, from own initiative sourcing to initial evaluation of potential investments to assisting with deal execution and closing.

  • Provide detailed company and sector research and analysis.

  • Monitor post-investment activities such as keeping up-to-date on portfolio performance

  • Board representations experience

  • Conduct research for marketing, deal sourcing and fund raising

Qualifications

  • Graduated from a top tier university

  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in a relevant industry (Investment Banking, Investment Consulting, M&A/Corporate Finance, Private Equity, Venture Capital).

  • Solid financial and business modelling skills

  • Great presentational skills

  • A self-starter.

  • Good transactional experience.

  • Strong analytical abilities.

  • Strong communication skills.

  • Ability to work independently & in a start-up environment.

  • Keen interest in technology and start-ups.

Benefits

  • You will be joining a dynamic and entrepreneurial team, friendly and non-hierarchical.

  • You will get a chance to interact with the most exciting technology entrepreneurs, companies and investors, and be at the forefront of tech innovation

  • You will get a chance to attend technology conferences and start-up networking events

  • Free personal trainer team sessions 3x a week at midday

  • Team offsites 2x a year (latest were ski trip in Megeve chalet and villa in Ibiza)

  • Market competitive salary and bonus.

  • Fast track carry opportunity for the right candidates.

Apply for the job by sending a cover letter and your CV to info@taliscapital.com

 

Talis Capital Team Expansion

LONDON, September 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --

Talis Capital is bolstering its London-based team during a major expansion period for the venture capital firm. With an impressive portfolio of industry-leading tech companies including Darktrace, Onfido and iwoca, as well as sought-after early stage companies such as Luminance, Price f(x) and Pirate Studios - Talis is capitalising on strong momentum and building out its UK team.

Thomas Williams promoted to Principal: Tom has eight years of investment experience and has an excellent investment track record. He has supported investments at Talis including iwoca, Utelly, C3, Reevoo, bd4travel, Senrio, Second Home, Pirate Studios and Onfido. Prior to Talis, Tom was an asset manager at Dart Capital and worked as an execution-only broker. He has a degree from the University of Leeds, a Masters in Wealth Management and is a CFA charterholder.

Matthew De Jesus promoted to Senior Associate: Matthew has four years of investment experience at Talis and is heavily involved in all of Talis' digital ventures. He has supported the Partners on investments including Darktrace, Onfido, PassTheKeys, ClickTale, Luminance, CensorNet, Narrativ, eporta, Pirate Studios and Price f(x). Matthew holds a BSc (Hons) Economics from The London School of Economics.

Rachel Muzyczka promoted to Associate: Rachel joined Talis in 2016, having previously worked for 3 years in European tech M&A on over $200m of transactions. At Talis, Rachel has supported the Partners on investments including Cyber Observer, Luminance, Andium and Akua. Rachel holds an MSc from LSE, a BA from Queen Mary & Paris-Sorbonne and is currently working towards the ACA.

Diogo Coelho joins as Vice President, responsible for business development and investor relations. Before Talis Capital, Diogo spent over 6-years at Capital Generation Partners in London, most recently leading on UHNW client development in London and Switzerland. While at Capital Generation Partners, Diogo was also a member of the PE & VC investments team advising on deals from less than $100k to more than $100m. Diogo is Portuguese, a Lisbon native, and holds a BSc in Civil Engineering from Instituto Superior Técnico. He holds an MBA from London Business School and is a CFA charterholder.

Vasile Foca, Managing Partner and co-founder of Talis Capital commented: "The arrival of Diogo as VP and the promotions of key members of the investment team is an important step for Talis Capital as we plan to grow the number of investors and AUM of the company. This is a significant moment for Talis Capital in terms of our increasing scale and ambition and I am excited to see what we can achieve next."

Matus Maar, Managing Partner Ventures and co-founder of Talis Capital commented: "We have established ourselves as leading experts in certain B2B tech areas, while delivering superior returns to our investors - this has only been possible due to hard work and dedication from everyone on our 12-member team. The promotions are well deserved, and I am excited about expanding the team further and welcome Diogo".

The growth in the Talis Capital team follows the upwards trajectory of investments: in the last 12 months, Talis Capital has added 12 companies to its portfolio. Several exciting investments include:

Luminance: Market-Leading Artificial Intelligence Platform for the Legal Industry. Luminance has gained significant transaction in the legal industry since launching in 2016 - they are now live in 12 countries.

Cyber Observer: Israeli cyber-security management company that provides Chief Information Security Officers and security domain managers with the ability to monitor and analyse their companies' real-time security performance.

PassTheKeys: A fast-growing property tech start-up, leveraging technology to provide a unique service to Airbnb hosts and help them with hassle-free rentals.

Price f(x): Price management and CPQ SaaS solution that provides broad and flexible support to the entire price management closed loop cycle of Price Strategy, Controlling, Optimization, Setting and Realization

With a huge amount of European start-up activity in B2B technology - a core focus of Talis Capital - the firm's outlook is bullish on expanding and generating solid returns for investors.

Talis is now looking for a full-time candidate for its Graduate-Scheme Program, for more information please go to Talis Graduate-Scheme 2017/18

Talis Capital was founded in 2009 by Bob and Rohini Finch, Vasile Foca and Matus Maar. Bob and Rohini are vastly experienced in both commodity markets and private equity management while Vasile and Matus have years of VC, PE and entrepreneurial founder experience. Vasile has been active in building and investing in companies for over 19 years and Matus is both an experienced entrepreneur (co-founder of 2 VC backed companies) and has 10 years of investor experience. Talis applies its unique combination of a private equity and venture capital mindset to its investments and today has completed over $350 million of transactions

Source: http://www.prnewswire.co.uk/news-releases/talis-capital-team-expansion-643701613.html

 

Talis Graduate Scheme 2017/18

Talis Capital is an early-stage VC that supports industry-changing and leading technology companies. Talis’ portfolio includes some of the most exciting European startups such as Darktrace, Onfido, iwoca and Pirate Studios - as well as sort-after early-stage companies including Luminance and price f/x.  The Talis team identifies and invests in both technology and tech-leveraged real businesses and has a unique perspective from its hybrid approach to private equity & venture capital. Talis only supports sustainable business models with high calibre founding teams and has a sharp focus on a handful of B2B themes (including cyber security, financial services, and B2B BI & SaaS)

Every year we have a graduate-scheme place for an outstanding candidate to work alongside the investment team at Talis Capital. We have a structured 6-9-month program that will give you an all-round experience of VC investing.

We’re looking for a highly-motivated and talented individual, post degree, to join our technology investment team in London. You must have a passion for technology and startups and have a good balance of hard skills as well as creativity.

You will

  • Work directly with the investment team to research and evaluate potential investments

  • Build expertise in themes of interest within technology sectors (e.g. cyber security. fintech, proptech)

  • Be involved in the investment process (supporting the team with commercial due diligence)

  • Research markets and the startup landscapes and identify the key companies, and events in these sectors

  • Work with and help support portfolio companies

Qualifications

  • Graduated from a top tier university

  • Excellent academic record and strong analytical abilities

  • An ability to build and maintain good relationships with colleagues, partners and entrepreneurs

Apply for the job

If you're in­ter­ested to be con­sid­ered for the Graduate-Scheme Pro­gram, then please send your CV to info@taliscapital.com with a 300-word text on what recent vc investment interested you and why.