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DescriptionEarly stage venture firm


Investment Fund I, 3/2011 $60M


London, GBR
2nd Floor, White Bear Yard
144a Clerkenwell Road
London, EC1R 5DF, GBR


Head of Talent


Passion Capital

Passion Capital is a partnership of entrepreneurs and operators applying our experiences to helping founders and early-stage teams build great digital media/technology companies. We are Stefan Glaenzer, Eileen Burbidge and Robert Dighero.

We have been personally involved in the largest European technology exits of the past decade, including the biggest exits of the year for 4 of the past 10 years by market value ( acquired by QXL, Skype purchased by Ebay, acquired by CBS, and QXL/Tradus acquired by Naspers) and want to be involved in many more.

We believe that the critical differentiator and key asset of a successful business is the passion and ability of its founders.

We are committed to fostering an ecosystem of technology, collaboration and executional excellence in Europe. As an example of this, White Bear Yard is our own hub for activities, ambitions and energy and where have fun in the process.

Recent Milestones


Company Date Round Size Participants
DueDil 3/2014Series B$17M3
Birdback 2/2014Venture Round$2.4M4
GoCardless 1/2014Series B$7M3
Wedo Shopping 12/2013Venture Round£3M2
Coinfloor 11/2013Venture Round2
Narrative 10/2013Seed$3M3
Vicampo 9/2013Venture Round3
Car Throttle 8/2013Seed$550k1
EyeEm 7/2013Series A$6M3
GoCardless 4/2013Series A$3.3M2
DueDil 4/2013Series A$5M4
Adzuna 4/2013Series A£1M3
Smarkets 2/2013Series A$2.3M2
Lulu 2/2013Seed$2.5M7
DueDil 8/2012Angel4
Toothpick 8/2012Seed5
Narrative 7/2012Seed$675k3
Loopcam 5/2012Seed8
Tripbirds 3/2012Seed$740k7
Flattr 2/2012Venture Round€1.6M2
GoCardless 2/2012Venture Round$1.5M6
Adzuna 1/2012Venture Round£500k3
Lulu 11/2011Venture Round$1M3
wireWAX 8/2011Venture Round1
EyeEm 8/2011Seed2
Adzuna 7/2011Seed£300k1
Pusher 6/2011Seed$1M10
DueDil 6/2011Seed1



  1. Passion Capital Emerges In London With $60 million To Seed Startups ( [edit]
  2. Smarkets raises a $1 million funding round led by Passion Capital ( [edit]
    ReadMill’s Disrupt encounter makes them launch early ( [edit]
    Duedil secures a second round of Angel investment ( [edit]
    EyeEm app picks up the pace as European startups fight for the photo crown ( [edit]
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    Introducing 3 new partners and an API ( [edit]
    As ZocDoc Readies To Cross The Pond, Toothpick Quietly Exits Beta And Expands Beyond The UK ( [edit]
    Life-logging for the masses? Memoto smashes Kickstarter goal on launch day ( [edit]
    London startups: The fundraising experience ( [edit]
    Social Live Audio Platform Mixlr Gets iOS App For Broadcasting And Listening On The Go ( [edit]
    Elsevier In Advanced Talks To Buy Mendeley For Around $100M To Beef Up In Social, Open Education Data ( [edit]
    Confirmed: Elsevier Has Bought Mendeley For $69M-$100M To Expand Its Open, Social Education Data Efforts ( [edit]
    Sports Millions CEO behind Picklive acquisition ( [edit]
    Can crowdfunding help venture capitalists identify the best start-ups? ( [edit]
    Swipe Launches To Save You From Death By PowerPoint ( [edit]
    Future Ad Labs Turns CAPTCHAs Into Mini-Games (And Ad Revenue) ( [edit]
  3. Company Data Disruptor DueDil Raises $17M To Go Global ( [edit]
  4. Birdback Raises $2.4M To Replace Wallet-Bulging Vouchers & Loyalty Cards With Card-Linked Fintech ( [edit]
  5. YC Alum GoCardless Raises Another $7M, Aims To Be The Stripe Of Direct Debit Payments ( [edit]
  6. Wedo Raises £3 Million Led By MMC Ventures. Because Furniture. ( [edit]
  7. Coinfloor Receives VC Backing ( [edit]
  8. With $3M In New Funding, Memoto Lifelogging Startup Rebrands To Narrative To Go Global ( [edit]
  9. Vicampo Raises Funding ( [edit]
  10. Car Throttle’s traction shows you can Buzzfeed-ify verticals ( [edit]
  11. EyeEm, ‘Europe’s Instagram,’ Picks Up $6M To Build Out Its Visual Search Engine And Crowdsourced Stock Photo Service ( [edit]
  12. UK Online Payments Platform GoCardless Raises $3.3 Million Series A, Plans To Expand Across Europe ( [edit]
  13. Duedil rakes in $5M for its open data-powered due diligence services ( [edit]
  14. With Help Of Data Science Community, Adzuna Can Now Predict Salaries For Job Ads Missing Salary Info ( [edit]
  15. Smarkets Raises $2.3M in Funding ( [edit]
  16. Lulu Raises Another $2.5M From Yuri Milner And Angels For Its Girls-Only App To Rate Guys ( [edit]
  17. Duedil backed to open up company information ( [edit]
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  20. TechCrunch on our funding ( [edit]
  21. Tripbirds Picks Up $740k From Path’s Dave Morin, Others. Now In Public Beta ( [edit]
  22. Flattr Raises €1.6M in Funding ( [edit]
  23. Accel, SV Angel, Y Combinator Put $1.5M In Online Bank Payments Platform GoCardless ( [edit]
  24. Adzuna Raises New Funding To Make Job Ads Fully Social ( [edit]
  25. Luluvise Gets Funding To Monetise ‘Girl Time’ ( [edit]
  26. wireWAX Raises Funding from Passion Capital ( [edit]
  27. EyeEm Receives Seed Funding ( [edit]
  28. Secures £300k Investment to Transform the way People Search for Jobs ( [edit]
  29. Pusher Raises $1M From Heroku Founders And More To Bring Realtime Tech To Your Apps ( [edit]
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