Molten Ventures



Molten Ventures is the first European tech-focused VC not tied to


Last Funding Type
Post-IPO Equity
Last Funding Money Raised
Finance,Financial Services,Venture Capital
Founded date
Jan 1, 2006
Number Of Employee
51 - 100
Operating Status
Stock Symbol
Legal Name
Molten Ventures Plc.
Also Known As
DFJ Esprit,Esprit Capital,Draper Esprit
Investor Type
Venture Capital

Molten Ventures is developing and investing in disruptive, high-growth technology companies. We believe it is our role to support the visionary entrepreneurs who will invent the future. We fuel their growth with our ‘energy’ in the form of truly patient capital, access to international networks, and decades of experience building businesses. Currently, Molten Ventures is a shareholder in a diverse portfolio of companies including Revolut, UiPath, Trustpilot, Ledger, and Graphcore. For more information please visit:

Funding Rounds

Number of Funding Rounds
Total Funding Amount
£160M $145M
Molten Ventures has raised a total of £160M $145M in funding over 2 rounds. Their latest funding was raised on Oct 2, 2020 from a Post-IPO Equity round.
Announced Date Round Money Raised Number of Investors Lead Investors Post Valuation
Oct 2, 2020 Post-IPO Equity £110M Detail
Jun 19, 2019 Post-IPO Debt £50M 1 Silicon Valley Bank Detail
Jun 1, 2017 Post-IPO Equity 1 Ireland Strategic Investment Fund Detail
Jun 17, 2016 IPO $145M Detail
Jun 1, 2016 Private Equity(PE) 1 Ireland Strategic Investment Fund Detail


Number of Investments
Number of Lead Investments
Molten Ventures has made 198 investments. Their most recent investment was on Jan 10, 2023, when Apperio raised $7M.
Date Company Name
Round Money Raised Industry Lead Investor
Jan 10, 2023 Apperio
Series Unknown $7M Analytics Yes
Dec 7, 2022 Vaultree
Series A $12.80M Cyber Security Yes
Nov 14, 2022 BeZero Carbon
Series B £42.40M Information Services
Nov 7, 2022 Worldr
Seed £9.70M Collaboration Yes
Oct 11, 2022 SettleMint
Series A €16M Blockchain Yes


Number of Lead Investors
Number of Investors
Molten Ventures is funded by 2 investors. Silicon Valley Bank and Ireland Strategic Investment Fund are the most recent investors.
Investor Name Lead Investor Funding Round
Silicon Valley Bank Yes Post-IPO Debt
Ireland Strategic Investment Fund Yes Post-IPO Equity

Employee Profiles

Number of Employee Profiles
Molten Ventures has 26 current employee profiles, including Employee Bindi Karia


Molten Ventures has had 45 exits. Molten Ventures most notable exits include Roomex ,   SportPursuit

Date Company Name Exit Type Industry
Oct 20, 2022 Roomex M&A Software Detail
Jun 28, 2022 SportPursuit M&A E-Commerce Detail
Jan 10, 2022 Bright Computing M&A Developer Platform Detail
Dec 6, 2021 Push Doctor M&A Health Care Detail
Aug 27, 2021 Cazoo IPO Automotive Detail


Molten Ventures has acquired 1 organizations. Their most recent acquisition was TTP Ventures on Nov 6, 2014. They acquired TTP Ventures for 0.

Date Company Name
Industry Acquisition Type Price
Nov 6, 2014 TTP Ventures
Finance acquisition Detail