Back to Mobile View
Subscribe to the CrunchBase Daily for the latest on Fundings, Acquisitions, and Startup Events

General Information
Phone+44 20 7931 8800



14 Buckingham Gate
London, SW1E 6LB, GBR
Cambourne, GBR
Building 1010
Cambourne Business Park
Cambourne, CB23 6DP, GBR


Managing Partner
Managing Partner - Secondaries
Managing Partner
Show All People


DFJ Esprit

DFJ Esprit is a Pan-European venture capital fund that invests into disruptive tech companies at the early and growth stages. They are one of the most active venture capital firms in Europe with over 50 active portfolio companies and $1b in assets under management.

DFJ Esprit is part of the DFJ Network of Partner Funds - a global VC model providing global reach through local presence. It encompasses over 140 venture capital professionals, in more than 30 cities throughout the US, Asia, Europe, Israel, South America and Russia, with more than 600 portfolio companies funded and over $6 billion of capital under management.

More information on Esprit’s background can be found here.

Recent Milestones


Company Date Round Size Participants
Aveillant 4/2014Venture Round£6M3
Campanja 2/2014Series A$5M4
SportPursuit 2/2014Series B£5M5
Lyst 1/2014Series B$14M3
Trustpilot 1/2014Series C$25M4
XMOS 12/2013Venture Round$14M3
Unbound 10/2013Seed£1.2M3
StrikeAd 9/2013Series A$7M7
Movidius 7/2013Series D$16M5
Horizon Discovery 6/2013Series C£6.9M11
Conversocial 5/2013Venture Round$3.2M2
Datahug 5/2013Series A$4M5
M-Files 4/2013Series A€6M2
Netronome Systems 4/2013Series E$19M4
Bitbar 4/2013Venture Round$3M5
Aveillant 2/2013Series B£6.75M4
ACHICA 12/2012Venture Round£8.25M3
Kiadis Pharma 11/2012Venture Round€10M4
DisplayLink 9/2012Venture Round$10.4M6
Neul 9/2012Venture Round$5M2
Conversocial 9/2012Venture Round1
GetBulb 9/2012Debt€50k1
Lyst 7/2012Series A$5M3
Oxford Immunotec 6/2012Venture Round$28M8
Mobile Travel Technologies 6/2012Series A$5M1
Netronome Systems 5/2012Partial Close$11.2M2
Moviepilot 5/2012Series B$7M1
SportPursuit 5/2012Venture Round$2.3M4
Polatis 2/2012Venture Round$2.7M5
Horizon Discovery 1/2012Series C$18.6M3
DisplayLink 9/2011Series D$15M5
Taptu 9/2011Venture Round€2.5M1
Qosmos 9/2011Series D$28.5M3
RedKite Financial Markets 7/2011Series A1
Neul 6/2011Venture Round$12.8M3
CloudApps 6/2011Venture Round1
Conversocial 5/2011Series A$2.4M1
RadiumOne 3/2011Series B$21M4
Light Blue Optics 10/2010Series A$13M6
Icera 5/2010Private Equity$45M5
Netronome Systems 5/2010Series D$23M4
Oxford Immunotec 5/2010Series D$26M7
DisplayLink 12/2009Series C$8M4
GreenPeak Technologies 10/2009Series B$19M5
Graze 7/2009Venture Round$1.4M2
Polatis 6/2009Venture Round$8M7
Tribold 1/2009Venture Round$11M3
DisplayLink 11/2007Series C$24M4
XMOS 9/2007Series A$16M4
VirtualLogix 7/2007Series B$16M4
Tribold 3/2007Series B$15M3
WAYN 11/2006Series A$11M6
Cambridge Positioning Systems 10/2006Venture Round$339k2
SiConnect 9/2006Series B$5.32M4
XMOS 9/2006Series A$1.19M2
Lime Microsystems 9/2006Venture Round$343k2
ZBD Displays 8/2006Venture Round$5.43M5
DisplayLink 7/2006Series B$13.3M3
Lagan Technologies 6/2006Venture Round$11.2M5
GreenPeak Technologies 5/2006Venture Round$11.1M4
ZBD Displays 10/2005Venture Round$4.7M5
Polatis 7/2005Venture Round$1.08M2
SiConnect 5/2005Series A$4.9M4



  1. Aveillant Raises up to £6M ( [edit]
  2. Campanja Raises $5M Series A, Led By Hoxton Ventures & DFJ Esprit, To Grow Its Online Ad Optimizer Tech ( [edit]
  3. SportPursuit, A Flash Sales Site For Sporty Types, Raises £5M Series B For European Expansion ( [edit]
  4. Lyst Raises $14M in Series B Funding ( [edit]
  5. Trustpilot Raises $25M in Series C Financing ( [edit]
  6. XMOS Raises $14M in Equity Funding ( [edit]
  7. Startup Book Publisher Unbound Raises $2M For Kickstarter For Authors Platform ( [edit]
  8. StrikeAd Raises $7 Million ( [edit]
  9. Movidius Raises $16M In Series D Funding ( [edit]
  10. Horizon Discovery Announces £6.9 Million ($10.5 Million) Series C Continuation Fundraising ( [edit]
  11. Conversocial CRM Social Media Tool Raises $4.4M Led By Octopus Investments ( [edit]
  12. Salesforce Joins Datahug’s $4M Series-A, While Valley VCs Love Its ‘Who Knows Who’ Platform ( [edit]
  13. M-Files Raises $7.8M Series A For Its Metadata-Powered Enterprise Content Management Solution ( [edit]
  14. Netronome keeps things flowing with $19M for flow processing ( [edit]
  15. Bitbar Raises $3M From Qualcomm, Creathor, DFJ Esprit, And Finnvera For Its Testdroid Mobile App Testing Platform ( [edit]
  16. Aveillant has £6.75m on its radar to boost new wind power technology ( [edit]
  17. EDGAR [edit]
  18. Kiadis Pharma Raises EUR 10 Million in Financing Round ( [edit]
  19. DisplayLink Closes $10.4M Financing ( [edit]
  20. Neul Raises $5M To Connect The Internet Of Things Using TV White Space ( [edit]
  21. Conversocial Raises $1.25M and Moves to New York to Turn Bitchy Tweets into Customer Service Opportunities ( [edit]
  22. Data Visualization startup GetBulb scoops The Irish Times’ €50k Digital Challenge prize ( [edit]
  23. Fashion Aggregation FTW: Lyst Picks Up $5M, Now Lists DFJ Esprit As Backer ( [edit]
  24. Oxford Immunotec Raises $28M in Equity Financing ( [edit]
  25. Ireland’s MTT Raises $5 Million Series A From DFJ Esprit ( [edit]
  26. SEC ( [edit]
  27. Movie discovery site scores $7m from DFJ Esprit, others ( [edit]
  28. Closes $2.3M Funding ( [edit]
  29. Polatis Investors Bring $2.7M in New Funding for Company Growth ( [edit]
  30. Horizon Discovery, Ltd.: Series C $18.6M ( [edit]
  31. DisplayLink Closes $15M Series D Funding Round ( [edit]
  32. Taptu Raises €2.5M in Funding ( [edit]
  33. French Software Company Qosmos Raises €20 Million ( [edit]
  34. Redkite Financial Markets Raises Series A Funding from DFJ Esprit ( [edit]
  35. Neul Raises $12.8M in Funding ( [edit]
  36. CloudApps Receives Funding ( [edit]
  37. Conversocial Secures $2.4m Series A Round From DFJ Esprit To Grow Social Media Tools ( [edit]
  38. Social Retargeting Ad Network RadiumOne Raises $21M At A $200M Valuation ( [edit]
  39. Light Blue Optics raises US$13 million to realise growing list of new applications for Light Touch ( [edit]
  40. [edit]
  41. Santa Clara-Based Netronome Raises $23 Million in Fourth Round ( [edit]
  42. Oxford Immunotec, Ltd.: Series D $26M ( [edit]
  43. DisplayLink Receives $8M in Series C Financing ( [edit]
  44. GreenPeak secures €13M (US$19M) in Series B funding ( [edit]
  45. Octopus Ventures invests £1.4m in Graze ( [edit]
  46. Polatis Raises $8M ( [edit]
  47. Intel Capital Leads Funding for Tribold ( [edit]
  48. DisplayLink, raises $24M for chips to connect displays via USB ( [edit]
  49. XMOS Semiconductor secures 16 million USD for Software Defined Silicon ( [edit]
  51. Tribold Secures $15 million Investment ( [edit]
  52. [edit]
  53. EDGAR [edit]
  54. EDGAR [edit]
  55. EDGAR [edit]
  56. EDGAR [edit]
  57. EDGAR [edit]
  59. EDGAR [edit]
  60. EDGAR [edit]
  61. EDGAR [edit]
  62. EDGAR [edit]
  63. EDGAR [edit]
Edit This Page
Last Edited 4/13/14

Revision History RSS Picture


Share this page on Twitter or Facebook:
Or copy this code to embed a widget: customize »

TechCrunch Posts TechCrunch Logo Small Picture

Techmeme Posts Techmeme Logo Small Picture

External Links

CrunchBase API


Become a Sponsor
Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | Licensing Policy