QED Investors, a global fintech venture capital firm, has closed a significantly oversubscribed seventh fund (Fund VII), with capital commitments of $1.05 billion.
Fund VII is comprised of a $550 million early-stage fund and a $500 million growth-stage fund. These funds will allow QED Investors to continue to invest in fintech companies primarily in the US, the UK, EU, Latin America, and Southeast Asia.
Founded in 2007 by Nigel Morris and Frank Rotman, QED has invested in more than 150 companies – including 20 unicorns – and has more than USD3 billion under management. It is known for its singular focus on fintech and its more than 250 combined years of operator experience. QED works side-by-side with CEOs and founders, applying a rigorous, hypothesis-driven approach that identifies investment opportunities that are well-positioned in the marketplace.
“Fund VII is the largest proof point we have that proves that our model is working,” says QED Investors Managing Partner and Co-Founder Nigel Morris. “Over the past 14 years, our team has utilised its extensive experience as operators-turned-investors to help companies achieve breakthrough growth. We are certainly proud of our portfolio of companies and look forward to leaning into the significant opportunity the market has to offer. We have been doubling down on fintech since 2007 and are thrilled to continue to play a key role in fintech’s future growth.”
“Throughout the past year and a half, we have seen a significant step function to digital financial services as consumers, SMBs and institutions recognise that fintech is not just a fad. We’re seeing positively selected inbound deal flow on a massive scale now from pre-seed to growth-stage companies. With our growing brand backed by an ever-expanding team that’s willing to play the full 90 minutes, we’re perfectly positioned to seize this momentum and add incredible value.”
Read more/Source: Private Equity Wire
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