3i Venture Capital (extinct)

3i Venture Capital (extinct)

3i Venture Capital (extinct)

Date Founded



16 Palace Street,London, London & South East SW1E 5JD

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Private Equity & Venture Capital
Investment Services & Portfolio Management

Company Description

3i VC is an active manager which works as a global team to select approximately twenty early- to late-stage investments per year. They aim to invest in companies with exceptional leadership, entrepreneurial flair, proven technical and business expertise, innovative technology and the vision to create a new market or gain significant share of an existing market.The firm prefers to lead or co-lead investments, and selects opportunities where they can create and realize significant value, take board seats and achieve exits via trade sales or IPOs. They target the healthcare, communications, software and ESAT (electronics, semiconductors and advanced technologies) sectors in Europe, the US and Asia. They invest in a series of funding rounds, separating 'first investments' (in businesses where 3i is not already invested) and 'further investments'.3i VC actively supports their investee companies, making introductions and offering strategic guidance to accelerate their success. The majority of the firm's venture capital investment is made directly from 3i's balance sheet.

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Amazon.com, Inc. purchases Amazon Spain Services SL from Cipio Partners GmbH, Active Venture Partners SGEIC SA, 3i Venture Capital, Bertelsmann Digital Media Investments, Inc.

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Baxter International, Inc. purchases ApaTech Ltd. from HealthCor Management LP, MTI Partners Ltd., 3i Venture Capital, Encore Ventures LLP

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Datanomic Ltd. /Management purchases Datanomic Ltd. from 3i Venture Capital

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Advised onAdUX SA purchases Groupe HI-Media USA, Inc. from 3i Venture Capital, e-Ventures

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Advised onStrategic European Technologies NV purchases O3SIS AG from 3i Venture Capital

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Konarka Technologies, Inc. developed nano-enabled polymer photovoltaic materials. The company was founded in 2001 and was headquartered in Lowell, MA.

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Power Integrations UK Ltd. provides energy-efficient power conversion products. Its applications include mobile, feature, smart phones and media tablets. The company was founded by Gehan Anil Joseph Amaratunga and is headquartered in Cambridge the United Kingdom.

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Light Blue Optics Ltd. develops miniature laser projector systems. It also develops and supplies advanced user-interface technology for use in markets including education, training, corporate boardrooms and consumer electronics. The firm’s software is embedded in cutting-edge interactive flat-panel displays and projection-based whiteboards. The company was founded by Adrian Cable James, Lawrence Nicholas Alexander, Peter Mash, Susan Elizabeth Dixon and Edward Buckley on January 19, 2004 and is headquartered in Cambridge, the United Kingdom.

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