Newzone (UK) and LC Ventures (PT) merge and become Newzone Ventures, a Pan-european VC firm

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Newzone Ventures, a new Pan-European Venture Capital firm dedicated to providing access to high performing disruptive businesses, and lowering the inequalities in the Venture Capital market was announced as the merger of Newzone (London based) and one of Portugal’s most active early stage investors, LC Ventures (Lisbon based).

David Boulton and Pedro Falcão will be the managing partners of the new VC firm which has a portfolio of nearly 40 tech startups and over $30M of discretionary capital. The new larger VC firm benefits from the compelling VC regime in Portugal, and will also be set to support a select number of emerging European VC fund managers, while investing throughout Europe with a new $60M fund already earmarked to target overlooked markets and founders.

Newzone Ventures will maintain offices and teams in both capitals, but has plans to expand its team to new regions in Europe, as it is weeks away of launching a brand new fund focused on disruptive tech startups. The team brings together significant institutional expertise and experience over a couple of decades, being involved in success stories such as wejo, the UK’s connected car unicorn, Hero, the retail live shopping app recently acquired by Klarna, Gitlab, the leading web-based DevOps lifecycle tool, and Portugal’s Feedzai, the AI market leader fighting financial crime.

The Newzone Ventures’ management said

“We’re proud of this great leap forward, and will continue to move boundaries with our progressive mindsets. It is no secret that the VC landscape needs more diversity and we are on a mission to make venture capital truly accessible to the best talent in Europe, regardless of where they are born, race, gender or background.”

With offices in London, and Lisbon Newzone Ventures is an early stage European venture capital firm partnering with globally minded founders. Newzone Ventures are supportive, founder focused, and aim to work together with founders as a close and collaborative team of independent thinkers. Along with the support of our entire network, each member of our team brings their own personal experience to the table.

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