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Amadeus Capital Partners [Annual Review 2020]

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Amadeus Capital Partners is a global technology investor that invests in companies requiring early investment and growth capital with global potential. It was a new entry into the 2019 ScaleUp Index’s list of top investors in visible scaleups. 

The firm follows three investment strategies: providing seed, start-up and scaleup capital for early stage companies with exceptional IP based in, or growing from the UK; primary and secondary investments in high-growth technology companies; and growth capital investments in tech-enabled consumer and business services in emerging markets. Its areas of focus cover AI & machine learning, online consumer services, cyber security, digital health and medical technology, digital media, enterprise SaaS, fintech, regtech and insurtech. 

Since 1997, when the firm was founded, it has backed more than 150 companies and raised over $1bn for investment. It has offices in Cambridge, London, San Francisco and Cape Town. It is a partner with the British Business Bank on the Enterprise Capital Fund programme.Notable scaleups in their current portfolio include Graphcore, FiveAI, Ravelin, Improbable, Speechmatics and Congenica. Amadeus-backed Fluidic Analytics has developed a machine that could help speed up the search for treatments for COVID-19.

Amadeus Capital Partners [Annual Review 2020] website