EVRYTHNG’s powering ahead - a recap of 2014 so far05/06/2014

Last week EVRYTHNG, the Internet of Things software company, made its latest announcement in its mission to connect – well – everything, with a new $7m investment round. The team has won awards and recognition as a pioneer in this fast-growing and global space, and as a previous investor we’re proud to be leading this funding round alongside Cisco Systems, BHLP and Dawn Capital.

EVRYTHNG’S good news capped off a strong start to 2014 for our friends across the world, with many of our portfolio companies continuing their impressive momentum with great news of their own.

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Our investment in Knewton to transform global education, one student at a time12/19/2013

We love working with entrepreneurs who have the ambition to disrupt huge global markets, and it’s hard to think of a more important opportunity than education - a fundamental global good and a $5 trillion market.

For all the amazing tools that have entered universities and classrooms in recent years, education is still fundamentally tied to a one-size-fits-all model. We all know that students vary widely in how they learn, but they’re still taught the same material in the same way, with the same tests and the same homework assignments.

The dream of truly personalised learning is compelling for students, educational institutions, and academic publishers alike – but it’s also a fantastically hard problem for them to solve alone. So today we’re delighted to announce that we’re leading a new funding round to help New York-based Knewton scale its work with the world’s universities, schools and publishers, and make that dream a reality.

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Klarna and SOFORT join forces12/19/2013

We love working with high-growth companies who we can help to scale domestically and internationally. In 2012 we invested in the outstanding team at Klarna, who are disrupting the huge and fast-growing online payment market - and we're delighted to say we're now increasing our investment by helping to back Klarna's acquisition of SOFORT in Germany.

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