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Dawn Capital

Investor type Venture Capital
Founders Haakon Overli Norman Fiore


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Total investments 122
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 72
Rounds per year 7.62
Lead investments 23
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How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 10
Key employees 3
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • SaaS
  • Analytics
  • Information Technology
  • Enterprise Software

In 2005 was created Dawn Capital, which is appeared as VC. The main department of described VC is located in the London. The company was established in Europe in United Kingdom.

This organization was formed by Haakon Overli, Norman Fiore. We also calculated 6 valuable employees in our database.

Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight IZettle, Collibra, Showpad. The fund has no exact preference in a number of founders of portfolio startups. In case when startup counts 5+ of the founder, the chance for it to get the investment is meager. Besides, a startup requires to be at the age of 4-5 years to receive the investment from the fund. For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - United Kingdom. Among the most successful fund investment fields, there are E-Commerce, Big Data.

The usual cause for the fund is to invest in rounds with 4-5 partakers. Despite the Dawn Capital, startups are often financed by Index Ventures, Battery Ventures, Kleiner Perkins. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Index Ventures, Insight Partners, Kleiner Perkins. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Battery Ventures, Index Ventures, Insight Partners.

Opposing the other organizations, this Dawn Capital works on 13 percentage points less the average amount of lead investments. When the investment is from Dawn Capital the average startup value is 100-500 millions dollars. The real fund results show that this VC is 15 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other companies. The fund is constantly included in 2-6 deals per year. The usual things for fund are deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars. The high activity for fund was in 2018. Despite it in 2019 the fund had an activity. The higher amount of exits for fund were in 2015.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

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Developer APIs
Information Technology
$20M27 Jul 2022 Bergen, Hordaland, Norway


$60M21 Jul 2022 Dublin, Dublin, Ireland


Developer APIs
Developer Tools
E-Commerce Platforms
Open Source
$9M15 Jul 2022 Copenhagen, Hovedstaden, Denmark


$23M29 Jun 2022 Berlin, Berlin, Germany


$7M27 Jun 2022 Paris, Ile-de-France, France

Brave group

$12M10 Jun 2022 Minato, Japan


$5M30 May 2022 London, England, United Kingdom

Elwood Technologies

Trading Platform
$70M16 May 2022 London, England, United Kingdom

Cloud Computing
Developer Tools
$35M28 Mar 2022 Redwood City, California, United States
Gelato Raises $240M in Funding

– Gelato from Oslo, Norway provides a platform that enables ecommerce entrepreneurs to produce and ship creations on demand.
– The company raised $240m in funding.
– The round was led by Insight Partners, with participation form SoftBank Vision Fund 2, as well as funds managed by Goldman Sachs Asset Management, and existing investors Dawn Capital, John Hepburn, chairman of Gelato, SEB Pension Fund, and Tellef Thorleifsson (CEO of Norfund).
– The new investment will be used to accelerate the company’s market penetration and growth in the US and Asia, and its expansion of new local production hubs and products, including 3D printing.

Dataiku Raises $400M at a $4.6B Valuation to Enable Everyday AI in the Enterprise

– Dataiku announced $400m Series E investment led by Tiger Global, with participation from several existing investors, including ICONIQ Growth, CapitalG, FirstMark Capital, Battery Ventures, Snowflake Ventures, and Dawn Capital, as well as new investors including Insight Partners, Eurazeo, Lightrock, and Datadog CEO Olivier Pomel.
– This capital, which brings the company’s valuation to $4.6b, will power Dataiku’s mission to systemize the use of data for exceptional business results.
– Dataiku enables over 450 companies globally to leverage one end-to-end platform to design, deploy, and manage AI and analytics applications.


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