name

Lars Fjeldsoe-Nielsen

HQ Location: UK

RANK #22

Lars Fjeldsoe-Nielsen is founding partner of venture firm 2xN. He was previously general partner at Balderton Capital in London from 2015 to 2021 deploying four funds including Revolut at seed and series A. He joined Balderton after a decade in Silicon Valley, where he worked at Uber, Dropbox as part of the founding teams and WhatsApp. Lars joined Uber when the company was operating in fewer than 20 cities. As vice president at Uber, he was responsible for worldwide strategic alliances. Prior to Uber, Lars joined Dropbox as one of the company's first 25 employees. As head of mobile, he negotiated business expansion deals with Samsung and other mobile device makers, bringing the file-sharing company to its first 100 million users. Lars has also held positions at Voicesignal (acq Nuance), Skyhook Wireless (acq TruePosition), Ness Technologies (acq Opentable), 3Jam (acq Skype), and T9 Tegic (acq AOL). More than a billion people have used the software and services distributed due to Lars-led mobile development partnerships. In his executive career to date, five companies he worked for were acquired, and two became lPOs (Uber and Dropbox). His career as an investor includes leading investments in Yassir (Bond capital), Voi (Raine), Labster (A16Z), Hiya (Ericsson), Cambridge Quantum Computing (HON), Hopin (A16Z), Opensea (A16Z), Beacon (Eric Schmidt), Dubsmash (Acq. Reddit), Tempow (Acq. Google), The Oorg (Sequoia), Octant (A16Z), Zycada (Khosla), Monarch Money (Accel) and Kukua (Tencent). Lars now lives in London and is of Danish-Portuguese/ Angolan descent. He grew up in Africa and served in the Royal Danish Guard. He holds an MBA from London Business School and sits on the Board of Trustees, an MSc from Keble College, Oxford University, and a BA from King's College London. He’s the inventor or four patents including most recently a genetically modified mosquito to combat malaria. His angel investments are sourced mainly from founders he has backed previously or colleagues from the past two decades. His themes focus on companies where he can help scale using a playbook approach.

Numbers of Unicorns

11

6599

Rank (Xs)

#22

Investments

20

Exits

5

Numbers of Unicorns

11

6599

Rank (Xs)

#22

Investments

20

Exits

5

All Unicorns

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Company name

ENTRY ROUND

VALUATION at entry ($M)

VALUATION 

Contentful

Contentful

Pre-seed

$3.34M

898

$3000M

Depop

Depop

Pre-seed

$5M

320

$1600M

Dream Games

Dream Games

Pre-seed

$5M

560

$2800M

Flywire

Flywire

Pre-seed

$5M

440

$2200M

Merama

Merama

Pre-seed

$5M

240

$1200M

MySQL

MySQL

Pre-seed

$5M

220

$1100M

Workhuman

Workhuman

$5M

240

$1200M

Truecaller

Truecaller

$61.2M

37

$2240M

Matillion

Matillion

Pre-seed

$103.08M

15

$1500M

Blue Bottle Coffee

Blue Bottle Coffee

Series A

$125M

8

$1030M

Darktrace

Darktrace

Pre-seed

$800M

3

$2600M

All $100M+

Company name

ENTRY ROUND

VALUATION at entry ($M)

VALUATION 

2292

Healx

$5M

39

$195.1M

2004

Funnel Leasing

$4.68M

24

$111.5M

6020

Virtuo

$4.83M

41

$199.6M

92

Aircall

$5M

200

$998M

359

Attio

$5M

23

$114M

408

Banjo

$5M

100

$500M

426

Beauty Pie

$5M

100

$500M

496

Big Fish Games

$5M

198

$990M

618

Bookatable

$5M

24

$119M

1307

Defined.ai

$5M

51

$252.5M

1335

Detectify

$5M

21

$105M

1380

DisplayLink

$5M

61

$305M

1787

Ezoic

$5M

33

$165M

1867

Finoa

$5M

22

$110M

2466

Housecall Pro

$5M

65

$325M

2472

HouseTrip

$5M

40

$200M

2594

InFarm

$5M

198

$989M

2731

Kaia Health

$5M

75

$375M

2777

Kili Technology

$5M

25

$125M

2818

Kobalt Music Group

$5M

121

$605M

2880

Latana

$5M

40

$198M

3130

Lyst

$5M

110

$551.25M

3247

MBA Polymers

$5M

25

$124M

3249

McMakler

$5M

176

$880M

3697

Nutmeg

$5M

197

$985.85M

3863

Openet

$5M

34

$171M

3928

ORY

$5M

23

$112.5M

4076

Peakon

$5M

140

$700M

4235

PlayPlay

$5M

52

$258.5M

4363

Prodigy Finance

$5M

40

$200M

4420

QuBit

$5M

40

$200M

5143

Smol products

$5M

32

$158.5M

5190

SpeechCycle

$5M

58

$288M

5412

Sweep

$5M

73

$365M

5426

Synchronoss

$5M

58

$288M

5514

Tessian

$5M

100

$500M

5580

Thread

$5M

22

$110M

5610

Tibber

$5M

100

$500M

5613

Tictail

$5M

22

$110M

5928

VanMoof

$5M

128

$640M

6048

Vivenu

$5M

50

$250M

6050

Vivino

$5M

140

$700M

6229

Workable

$5M

50

$250M

6328

Yokoy

$5M

80

$400M

3573

Nested

$5.8M

23

$132M

5023

Simple Feast

$5.8M

20

$117M

3721

Octant Bio

$7.1M

56

$400M

6085

Wagestream

$10.12M

30

$300M

2856

Labster

Series A

$15M

20

$300M

4531

Recorded Future

$16.32M

48

$780M

6054

Voi

Series A

$20M

50

$1000M

6055

Voi Technology

$20M

50

$1000M

3529

NaturalMotion

$21M

25

$522.15M

4337

Primer

$30M

14

$425M

2107

GitGuardian

$32.15M

7

$220M

2409

Hiya

Series A

$37M

4

$152.5M

1217

Crowdcube

$53.76M

3

$149.26M

2483

Hubilo

$76.5M

11

$875M

2937

LevelUp

$85.69M

4

$369.42M

781

Cambridge Quantum Computing

Series A

$122.32M

4

$430.14M

6438

Zopa

$203.45M

1

$250M

968

Citymapper

$324.2M

1

$275.68M

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