Hussein is a founding partner of Hoxton Ventures, a London-based early stage European venture capital firm. The firm was founded in 2013, and has made 19 investments to date, that have an overall portfolio market capitalization of over $2.0 billion. Hussein currently represents Hoxton on the boards of four of these investments including bd4travel, Behavox, Darktrace and TourRadar.
Hussein is an angel investor in Bea's of Bloomsbury, GoCardless, Halo Neuroscience, Popxo, Signpost and Yieldify. He is an advisor to Tarmin, and was previously an advisor to the chairman of Eros International (NYSE:EROS). He has occasionally assisted the UK government with technology policy. He regularly appears on BBC, Bloomberg, CNN and Sky News.
Formerly, Hussein was an associate at Accel Partners, where he focused on consumer internet, financial technology and software investments. He helped invest in OpenGamma, Playfish (acquired by EA) and Dapper (acquired by Yahoo). Hussein joined Accel from Microsoft Corporation where he was a platform planner, product manager and senior manager. He also helped put together Safe-View (acquired by L-3), and worked at Radiance Technologies (acquired by Comcast) and Studio Verso (acquired by KPMG).
Hussein holds an MBA from London Business School, and did his undergraduate studies in Symbolic Systems at Stanford University.
Managing Director, London
Mar 1, 2013 - Current (over 3 years)
2011 - Current (almost 6 years)
|Jul, 2016||Darktrace||$64M / Series C||Hoxton Ventures|
|May, 2016||TourRadar||$6M / Series A (Lead)||Hoxton Ventures|
|Jul, 2015||Deliveroo||$70M / Series C||Hoxton Ventures|
|Jun, 2015||Yieldify||$11.5M / Series A||Hoxton Ventures|
|May, 2015||bd4travel||$4.2M / Series A (Lead)||Hoxton Ventures|
|Mar, 2015||Darktrace||$18M / Series A||Hoxton Ventures|
|Nov, 2014||POPxo||$500k / Angel||Personal Investment|
|Jun, 2014||Deliveroo||£2.7M / Series A||Hoxton Ventures|
|Jan, 2014||Yieldify||undisclosed amount / Seed||Hoxton Ventures|
|Jun, 2012||Campanja||undisclosed amount / Venture||Hoxton Ventures|
|Aug, 2009||OpenGamma||$2.15M / Series A (Lead)||Accel Partners|
|Oct, 2008||Playfish||$17M / Series B (Lead)||Accel Partners|
|Dec, 2007||Dapper||$3M / Series A||Accel Partners|
|Jul, 2006||Njini||$13M / Series C||Accel Partners|
|Dec, 2005||Njini||$5M / Series B||Accel Partners|
|Jun 17, 2016||TechCrunch - Why most of London’s tech sector believes Brexit will prove a disaster|
|May 24, 2016||EU Startups - Vienna-based TourRadar picks up $6 million to further accelerate the growth of its tour travel marketplace|
|May 24, 2016||Venture Beat - Austrian startup TourRadar raises $6 million to grow its online travel marketplace|
|Feb 3, 2016||Venture Break - #generationE – London Business School is empowering the next generation of entrepreneurs|
|Dec 3, 2015||Tech City Insider (London) - Almanac finds 200 in class of 2015|
|Oct 28, 2015||Business Insider Australia - Some of the UK's most powerful tech entrepreneurs have warned David Cameron against clamping down on immigration|
|Oct 28, 2015||Business Insider (tech) - Some of the UK’s most powerful tech entrepreneurs have warned David Cameron against clamping down on immigration|
|Aug 23, 2015||New York Times (NYT) - Big Investors Are Finding Ripe Start-Up Targets in Europe|