name

Robin Klein

HQ Location: UK

RANK #46

One of the UK’s most prominent technology investors, Robin Klein co-founded LocalGlobe in 2003 with his son Saul. Over the course of his career he has made over 100 investments including in leading tech brands such as Lovefilm (Amazon), Wise (LSE: WISE), Citymapper, Moo, Zoopla (ZPG), Robinhood (NASDAQ: HOOD), Monzo, Tide, Figma, Graze (Unilever), Secret Escapes, Improbable, Adzuna, MyBuilder and Cazoo (NYSE: CZOO). Although Robin seldom leads investments any longer, he advises the team and our founders across, and continues to play a leadership role. Thematically he has a longstanding interest in ecommerce companies, as well as marketplaces, fintech and “disruptors of old industries such as construction and manufacturing”. A former advisor to Seedcamp, TechNation, and Silicon Valley Bank, and a non-exec director of two public technology companies – MoneySupermarket and Zoopla Property Group – Robin still sits on a few portfolio company boards including those of Adzuna and Moo. Previously a Venture Partner at Index Ventures, where he focused on seed investments, Robin built his first business, Berda Electric, as a recently graduated Electrical Engineer, which he sold at the age of 29 to move to the UK. He went on to become Executive Chairman and CEO of Innovations Mail Order, which was sold in 1985 to the Burton Group (later to demerge as Debenhams and Arcadia). As part of the sale, he joined the group and became Managing Director of Marketing and Home Shopping at the Arcadia Group. Innovations was the first company in the UK to conduct an ecommerce transaction which it did in May 1995. He studied both electrical and industrial engineering, and holds an MSc in Engineering from the University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg.

Numbers of Unicorns

4

4875

Rank (Xs)

#46

Investments

61

Exits

34

Numbers of Unicorns

4

4875

Rank (Xs)

#46

Investments

61

Exits

34

All Unicorns

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Company name

ENTRY ROUND

VALUATION at entry ($M)

VALUATION 

Public.com

$5M

240

$1200M

Riskified

$3.31M

1000

$3310M

Wise (Financial Software)

$3.87M

3152

$12200M

TravelPerk

Series A

$15.4M

84

$1300M

All $100M+

Company name

ENTRY ROUND

VALUATION at entry ($M)

VALUATION 

Cleo

$5M

44

$220M

Signal AI

$3.08M

64

$196.19M

LoveFilm International

Series A

$4.5M

120

$539.01M

Citymapper

$4.73M

58

$275.68M

SlideShare

Series A

$5.21M

23

$119M

Getaround (Automotive)

$5.99M

67

$400M

Mashery

Series B

$18M

10

$180M

Academia

Series A1

$21.14M

11

$223M

MyOptique Group

Series C

$89.2M

2

$156.92M

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