Amadeus Capital Partners
Amadeus was founded in 1997 by Anne Glover (formerly at APAX Partners and Bain & Co) and Hermann Hauser (co-founder of Acorn Computers which spun out ARM, the microprocessor giant).
In the subsequent 25 years, Amadeus has invested more than $1 billion across 22 funds and remains a trailblazer in European venture capital. Anne and Hermann are active in the firm and serve on the Investment Committee of the funds. The firm has backed more than 190 companies and returned funds to its underlying LPs through 90 exits including 17 IPOs. Amadeus invests in deep tech and tech-enabled companies that have the potential to become global champions. Amadeus has three strategies namely, Early Stage, Growth European and Growth LatAm and operates from London, Cambridge and Oxford in the UK, San Francisco and São Paulo.
The team focusing predominantly on the UK market comprises four experienced Partners: Amelia Armour, Dr Manjari Chandran-Ramesh, Nick Kingsbury and Pierre Socha. This team benefits from in-depth sector experience in deep tech venture investing and covers sectors like Artificial Intelligence (AI), Cybersecurity, Photonics, Quantum, Digital Health, Medical Technology, Novel Materials, Environmental and Climate Tech. They have raised more than £210 million and deployed over £100 million since 2013 into early-stage deep tech companies.
The company prides itself on its diversity internally, across the portfolio and across the broader network. Amadeus has over 50% gender diversity and people from nine nationalities speaking 12 languages. As well diverse characteristics, education and work experience, the team offers diversity of thought with backgrounds in entrepreneurship, investment banking, accounting and deep scientific knowledge.
The investment approach is to pick companies that have a disruptive and deep technical differentiation coupled with a star team addressing a huge and growing market.