Ariadne Capital Limited

Ariadne Capital enables corporate who seek new digital revenues and startups who understand digital infrastructure.

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About Ariadne Capital Limited VC fund

Founded:
2000
Number of funds:
3
Number of investments:
13
Number of exits:
3
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Organization type:
Venture Capital

How Ariadne Capital Limited VC fund invests

Portfolio - latest investments by Ariadne Capital Limited VC fund

Founders' reviews of Ariadne Capital Limited VC fund

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A Supportive Investor; Aligned on Values
We have had a positive experience of working with Ariadne - at odds with the (dated) comments below.
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Unique Amongst VC's I've Met in the Uk
Ariadne have multiple approaches to helping Entrepreneurs and as such are not so much purely a venture fund (although they do have funds to help entrepreneurs): rather they offer a range of services to Entrepreneurs from helping fund raise, M&A, networking and seeding startups.
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Delivered on Promise, Adding Value
I note that many of the comments here are 5+ years old, so I think it’s worth adding some updated opinion as the world has a habit of changing over time.
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Useless!
Before I read the comments here, I sent them an e-mail asking them if they may be interested in a conversation. I got an e-mail reply from a junior who appeared on the Web to have graduated from a 2-bit university which I know to be of poor quality. The e-mail reply was clearly a cut-and-paste job, as it had conflicting message, saying that they were interested and not interested in having a conversation at the same time! Come on, precision in communication is not that hard a skill to grasp!
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Edge of Worthless
The first (and only) time I was swayed to outsource financing was with Ariadne. It wasn't just that Julie got nowhere (really nowhere), it was that she was disingenuous about the strength / applicability of her network - I was frankly surprised. I got skiddish when all I saw were .xls preadsheets and 'project management' reports and no meeting ever came to fruition. I ended the engagement and raised the money myself.
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Helping Skype Deliver on Vision?
They tried to pitch to us for business and made some introductions to some not very suitable potential non-execs. They wanted to help us fundraise - not a fund in their own right.
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Venture Catalyst
I attended their investors forum event a few weeks ago. Frankly I've been to a lot of these in the states and thought this one was well done and there were some good solid businesses/opportunities. I have positive things to say as of yet, but thanks to this will dig around a bit.
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Not Worthy of Mention
I have had the extreme misfortune to have crossed paths with Ariadne Capital. Quite frankly I am surprised they are still around. They have a rolodex of middle managers and try to get retainers for introductions for business development deals. Taking consulting services from these guys would be a very poor decision. They have little real world experience and surround themselves with a revolving door of weak people. Remember where they came from - organizing cocktail parties...
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Complete Waste of Time.
Consultant Vs. Investor " I say put your money where your mouth is.
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This is Not a Fund. It is a Corporate Finance House that Dresses as One.
There is no money here to invest. There is a network that promises to connect to capital. Connections are fine and good but be very careful what you give away for the privilege of accessing the network.
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Not a Venture Fund Whatsoever
If your business depends on getting your name out there than maybe these guys are worth talking to but not too much value add. Selling consulting services so no way a venture fund but don't think it professes to be either.
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Boutique Investment Bank: Not a "Real" Venture Fund
Founder - Julie Meyer - was founder of First Tuesday. Provides a variety of services to companies/entrepreneurs.
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