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This 21-year-old fund has offices in London, Oslo, New York, Stockholm, and Copenhagen. It has invested in more than 100 companies, including Spotify, LastMinute.com, and iZettle.

European investment firm Idinvest Partners has offices dotted around the continent, including Paris, Frankfurt, and Madrid — as well as further afield, in Shanghai and Dubai. Its portfolio includes Happn, Onfido, Secret Escapes, and Deezer.

Swedish firm Creandum focuses on Seed and Series A funding, investing in 61 companies to date. Its portfolio includes Spotify, iZettle, and Klarna, and it has offices in Stockholm, Berlin, and San Francisco.

Startup Village, an initiative of Amsterdam Science Park, ACE Venture lab and UvA Holding, is officially open for business with the occupancy of the first high-tech startups.

The ProSiebenSat.1 Accelerator is a 3-month program that runs twice a year. The accelerator supports (up to seven) startups across all industries, IoT, smart home, health, entertainment, fin-tech, e-commerce, and B2C and B2B businesses. They offer mentoring and coaching, infrastructure, and great networking opportunities through the extensive network of one of the largest media corporations in Europe, ProSiebenSat.1 Group. The accelerator runs LaunchpAD, a unique program for advertising and data analytics start-ups.

Balderton Capital began life as the European arm of veteran US tech fund Benchmark in 2000, before going independent in 2007. Centred in London, its notable investments include BetFair, Kobalt, Lovefilm, Bebo, Citymapper, and Wonga.

Launched by Skype cofounder Niklas Zennström in 2006, Atomico focuses exclusively on tech. It is headquartered in London, with additional offices in Beijing, Tokyo, Sao Paulo, and Instanbul, and invests globally. Investments include Skype, Rovio, and Last.fm, in Europe — as well as Stripe and Jawbone in the US.

Formerly Greylock I, the European/Israeli arm of Greylock Partners, 83North invests in European and Israeli startups. It has offices in London and Tel Aviv, and investments include iZettle and Just Eat.

Lakestar has offices in London, Berlin, and Zürich, as well as New York. In 2015, it launched its second fund, Lakestar II, focusing on early stage funds. It has invested in everyone from Spotify and Skype to Facebook and Airbnb.

Business Angels Europe (BAE) is the European Confederation of Angel Investing, representing the European Business Angels' Federations and Trade associations in Europe. BAE brings together the most active and developed countries operating in the angel market in Europe. Business Angels Europe is the Voice of Angel Investing in Europe. Ensuring a supportive fiscal and regulatory framework for angel investing across Europe.