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UK’s one of the biggest and most active tech VC, Balderton Capital gets a new partner outside London

Colin Hanna Balderton

Balderton Capital, which is UK’s one of the biggest and most active tech VCs has announced a new partner. The VC has announced that it has promoted Berlin-based Principal Colin Hanna as its first partner outside of London. Colin has already spearheaded several deals of Balderton in the past two years and is joined by investor Shikha Ahluwalia.

After DACH, its London!

In line with Balderton’s ongoing commitment to the thriving European tech scene, Colin will head investments across Europe in purpose-driven, product-focused companies spanning verticals, including cloud, consumer, productivity, and fintech. Despite being based in Berlin, he will give the VC a more powerful reach in London.

Colin works closely and belongs to the board of companies like VanMoof, Finoa, and Rahko and has assisted with countless other companies, supporting the respective founders as they scale. Notably, Balderton has made a slew of investments across DACH including Contentful, Infarm, SOPHiA Genetics, McMakler, Demodesk, and vivenu.

Colin Hanna, Partner, Balderton Capital said, “Having been with Balderton for five years, I am humbled to now call my mentors my Partners. I look forward to strengthening Balderton’s unique approach from Berlin as we engineer serendipity for European founders with planet-scale ambition.”

Bernard Liautaud, Managing Partner, Balderton Capital said, “We are delighted to announce Colin’s promotion to Partner. Since he joined Balderton in 2016, Colin has had a significant impact on both Balderton and our portfolio. Colin has strengthened our position in DACH by establishing our permanent presence in Berlin and bringing in Shikha Ahluwalia, whom we are delighted to have. In addition, he was instrumental in the definition of the Balderton Sustainable Future Goals. We have no doubt Colin will be highly successful in his new role.”