Reflecting on an incredible first half of the yearDawn


Avalon Lee-Bacon joined our team as Head of Talent, to support our portfolio companies with senior hires and developing their top talent, and Alix Fawcett joined as Marketing Associate.

Our Partner Mina was named one of Venture Capital Journal’s rising stars of 2021!


We invested in Granulate’s $30 million Series B — our Partner Evgenia shared why we invested in the real-time continuous optimisation platform, and how it is revolutionising the world of cloud infrastructure.

Our Associate David was included in Sifted’s list as one of Europe’s top 30 young VC’s!


We led Vulcan Cyber’s $21 million Series B. Our Principal Henry shared why we are backing Vulcan’s exceptional team to deliver this new stratum of security solutions for enterprise.

We also invested in LeanIX, who acquired our portfolio company Cleanshelf, and our Partner Mina shared why we are so excited to be part of the continuous transformation platform’s journey ahead.


We led CluedIn’s $15 million Series A — with Mina sharing why we invested in the game-changing master data management platform.

We also participated in BRYTER’s $66 million Series B led by Tiger Global, having co-led the no-code automation platform’s Series A in June 2020.

Our VP Shamillah was included in the Forbes 30 Under 30 list for Finance!


We co-led Copper’s $50 million Series B. Our Principal Dan shared why we’re so excited to be partnering with their impressive team as they provide the custody and settlement infrastructure needed to quickly and securely trade cryptocurrencies.


We participated in Europe’s leading retail finance platform, Divido’s $30m Series B and also in document management platform, Templafy’s $60m Series D round.

We realised our investment in Tink, as its team reached an agreement with Visa to be acquired for $2.2 billion. Reflecting on our partnership with DanielFredrik and the Tink team, our General Partner Josh has shared how they have truly redefined Europe’s open banking ecosystem!

We co-led Ably’s $70 million Series B. Our General Partner Norman shared how we will be supporting Ably’s team to deliver on their ambition of powering every real-time experience to reach billions of users globally every month.

We also welcomed Firebolt to the Dawn family, investing in their $127 million Series B roundEvgenia shared why we invested in the world’s fastest cloud data warehouse.


We shared the promotions of Mina to Partner and Dan to Principal, recognising the significant roles they have played in our success and journey to date. Read more about their impressive paths to Partner and Principal.

We participated in Quantexa’s $153m Series D, having first invested in the ground-breaking Contextual Decision Intelligence (CDI) platform in 2018 when we led their Series B. Our Principal Henry reflected on our partnership to-date.

We also joined leading pay and automation platform, Soldo’s $180 million Series C, having first invested in 2019. Our General Partner Josh shared why we believe there are only brighter things ahead.

We announced the closing of our latest fund — Dawn Opportunities II! The $120m fund is our second later-stage fund and allows us to stay with our companies for longer. Our General Partner Haakon shared how the fund will help our founders build bigger and is part of our long term commitment to supporting their success.

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