Capitalise Partners

Capitalise brings together some of the UK's most experienced technology founders and VC professionals to provide investment and advisory services to entrepreneurs looking to grow and exit their software or services business. Having realised shareholder value from multiple exits, Capitalise is unique in the composition of its partner team and focus, its combined investment and advisory proposition and its extended industry network.

Entrepreneurs

Are you looking to finance or kick start a new technology business venture; break through key business development and profit performance barriers; devolve certain management responsibilities; put in place new structures, systems or processes; realise shareholder value?

Investors

Are you looking for something other than a generic angel investment network; wanting to be part of a focused portfolio of information technology investments; looking to get more actively involved in identifying or supporting the portfolio in which you invest?


Capitalise Buzz

Chef CEO does an about face, says company will not renew ICE contract

23 September 2019, 5:09 pm
After stating clearly on Friday that he would honor a $95,000 contract with ICE, CEO Barry Crist must have had a change of heart over the weekend. In a blog post this morning he wrote that the company would not be renewing the contract with ICE after all. “After deep introspection and dialog wi...

Programmer who took down open-source pieces over Chef ICE contract responds

23 September 2019, 2:49 pm
On Friday afternoon Chef CEO Barry Crist and CTO Corey Scobie sat down with TechCrunch to defend their contract with ICE after a firestorm on social media called for them to cut ties with the controversial agency. On Sunday, programmer Seth Vargo, the man who removed his open-source components, which...

TechCrunch Disrupt offers plenty of options for attendees with an eye on the enterprise

22 September 2019, 8:00 pm
We might have just completed a full-day program devoted completely to enterprise at TechCrunch Sessions: Enterprise last week, but it doesn’t mean we plan to sell that subject short at TechCrunch Disrupt next month in San Francisco. In fact, we have something for everyone from startups to estab...

Facebook has acquired Servicefriend, which builds ‘hybrid’ chatbots, for Calibra customer service

22 September 2019, 12:19 am
As Facebook prepares to launch its new cryptocurrency Libra in 2020, it’s putting the pieces in place to help it run. In one of the latest developments, it has acquired Servicefriend, a startup that built bots — chat clients for messaging apps based on artificial intelligence — to ...

Chef CEO says he’ll continue to work with ICE in spite of protests

20 September 2019, 11:27 pm
Yesterday, software development tool maker Chef found itself in the middle of a firestorm after a Tweet called them out for doing business with DHS/ICE. Eventually it led to an influential open-source developer removing a couple of key pieces of software from the project, bringing down some parts of...

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Founders Network

Are you an information, internet or mobile technology business founder or executive that has a desire to invest in a portfolio of emerging European information technology businesses or play an active role in their growth? Capitalise is creating Europe's leading, dedicated network of technology industry co-investor and advisory peers and would love to hear from you.