EP Capital is delighted to partner with the New Entrepreneurs Foundation for the year 2012/13. NEF is a UK-based incubator founded by experienced business people Oliver Pawle, Lord Davies and Sir Nigel Rudd offering 30 selected young entrepreneurs a comprehensive 1-year training programme. The programme is sponsored by leading brands such as McKinsey &Co, Rothschild, Financial Times, Tesco, Sullivan & Cromwell and many others.
29 August 2012:
EP Capital is proud to announce an equity investment in contract-live.com, a French start-up headquartered in Paris offering contract management services on the cloud.
27 June 2012:
EP Capital is proud to support the StartUp Finance Academy at Cambridge University, a student-led conference on dedicated to startup finance.
9 May 2012:
Early Stage Cambridge based polymer coatings specialist CamStent has successfully closed an oversubscribed £400k funding round, closing with subscriptions in excess of £500k. The round was cornerstoned by a £114k investment by new and existing LBA shareholders, including an £18k follow on investment by the LBA EIS Roundtable Syndicate Fund 2011.
17 Apr 2012:
EP Capital is delighted to be mentoring the latest Springboard cohort on 18 Apr 2012. Springboard London, located at the Google Campus, is one of the leading accelerators in Europe. Summary of the day.
16 Apr 2012:
EP Capital is delighted to attend the masterclass held by Climate-KIC at Imperial college as mentor/judge, an initiative entirely dedicated to climate innovation in Europe.
1 Apr 2012:
EP Capital is delighted to attend Entrepreneur First as mentor/judge. Entrepreneur First is the new national graduate scheme for aspiring entrepreneurs based in the UK. The summary of the first kick off weekend can be found here.
28 Mar 2012:
Early stage Reading-based blood testing specialist Momentum Bioscience and EP portfolio company has closed a £487k follow-on funding round which was cornerstoned by an investment of over £185k by existing shareholders.
EP Capital is proud to support the highly commendable initiative of European Students Startups in promoting entrepreneurship among European students.
10 March 2012:
EP Capital is delighted to attend the London chapter of the Startup Leadership Program as mentor/judge. The Startup Leadership Program is a highly selective, world-class training program for outstanding founders and innovators.
The French Foreign Trade Advisors, the French Government’s think-tank dedicated to foreign trade and economic issues, chaired by Bruno Deschamps is delighted to publish its annual report of recommendations to the French Government (in French). This year’s report is particularly focused on public policy initiatives related to entrepreneurial ecosystems and the growth of SMEs. It also includes a comprehensive report on the digital industry published by the Cercle d’outre Manche, in association with the French Foreign Trade Advisors. Press release and report.
Bruno Deschamps was delighted to present at the 12th edition of the IHEE programme in Paris. The IHEE is a French year-long training programme for selected public/private sector leaders to explore different sides of the corporate world, on different continents.
23 Nov 2011:
EP Capital was delighted to be speaking at the University of Cambridge, on the 23rd of November 2011, upon invitation by the University’s venture capital and entrepreneurship societies as part of its Distinguished Speaker series. Bruno Deschamps and Nathan Boublil spoke about the ‘Current Financing Environment in Europe for Entrepreneurs & Investors’ to a group of Cambridge students, entrepreneurs and lecturers. More information about the event available here and the powerpoint presentation here.
7 Nov 2011:
Nathan Boublil, Asssociate at EP Capital, is delighted to speak at the French Chamber of Commerce in the UK, as part of its ‘Funding the Growth’ panel. The topic of discussion was early stage financing for entrepreneurs and EP offered the perspective of equity investors, as well as a UK/French benchmarking. The slides presented are available here.
26 Oct 2011:
EP Capital is delighted to be attending Angels in the City, at the Guildhall on the 26th of October 2011, a new initiative launched by the City of London Corporation and the London Business Angels to support enterprise and small businesses both in the City and its neighbouring boroughs. More information available here.
20 Oct 2011:
Bruno Deschamps, Chairman and CEO of Entrepreneurs Partners, is delighted to speak at the conference organised by the UFE (Union des Francais de l’Etranger) in Ashford (UK) on the topic of financing of SMEs, and the differences between the UK and French early-stage financing markets. Main presentation slide available here (in french).
EP Capital and Bruno Deschamps are delighted to be supporting Row2Recovery, a fantastic charity launched by 3 former British Army commanders who are teaming with four seriously injured servicemen to embark on an epic 3,000 mile row across the Atlantic Ocean in order to raise £1m for three service charities in the run-up to the Paralympic Games. The six man crew will row around the clock, for at least 60 days, from the Canary Islands to Barbados on an inspirational journey that will push them to the limits of physical endurance. More information on how to help available here .
EP Capital announces an investment in UK-based Solus Scientific, which develops and distributes new rapid detection methods for foodborne pathogens such as Salmonella, Listeria, E. Coli and Campylobacter using innovative immuno assays. Bruno Deschamps is delighted to join the Board of Solus Scientific as a Non Executive Director. Full Press Release.
Bruno Deschamps is delighted to announce the launch of EP Capital Limited, the investment arm of Entrepreneurs Partners LLP (founded in 2010). EP Capital is a not-for-profit angel syndicate investing in SMEs in the UK and France. EP Capital gathers successful entrepreneurs, senior corporate executives and financiers, handpicked for their expertise and track record, who share the same passion for nurturing SMEs by committing their capital and time. Bruno Deschamps will serve as CEO & Chairman of EP Capital and Nathan Boublil as Associate Gatekeeper. Full Press Release.
Entrepreneurs Partners LLP and Bruno Deschamps are delighted to be joining the London Business Angels (LBA) and Paris Business Angels (PBA) angel networks. They both are leading European angel networks, experienced in sourcing early stage investment opportunities for business angels.
Entrepreneurs Partners LLP and Bruno Deschamps are delighted to be joining the SETsquared Partnership as member. SETsquared is a collaboration between the universities of Bath, Bristol, Exeter, Southampton and Surrey which partners in enterprise activities and collectively supports the growth and success of new business opportunities through spin-outs, licensing and incubation.
Bruno Deschamps is delighted to announce the launch of Entrepreneurs Partners LLP, following his recent departure from 3i plc where he was Managing Partner and Member of the Management Committee in charge of Continental Europe since 2007. Drawing on Bruno Deschamps’ successful operational track record, EP Advisory will offer hands-on strategic consultancy services to large corporates and institutional shareholders (private equity groups), from seeds identification to advice on exit strategy for portfolio investments. Full description here.