Share Name Share Symbol Market Type Share ISIN Share Description
Draper Esp LSE:GROW London Ordinary Share GB00BY7QYJ50 ORD GBP0.01
  Price Change % Change Share Price Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  +12.00p +2.81% 439.00p 436.00p 442.00p - - - 98,216 16:23:15
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Equity Investment Instruments 37.4 33.7 80.8 5.4 314.38

Draper Esp Share Discussion Threads

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DateSubjectAuthorDiscuss
18/1/2018
19:39
Yes, a nice 8% boost to the share price today on news of Ledger investment: htTp://draperesprit.com/uncategorized/draper-esprit-leads-usd-75-million-round-in-ledger-the-cryptoassets-security-company/ httPs://www.ledger.fr/category/press-releases/
rambutan2
18/1/2018
07:54
Watch this zoom on big Blockchain investment
igbertsponk
12/1/2018
15:04
And from 27/12: Draper Esprit (AIM: GROW, ESM: GRW), a leading venture capital firm investing in high-growth digital technology businesses across Europe, announces the sale of portfolio company Clavis Insights ("Clavis") the leading eCommerce insights company to Ascential plc (LSE: ASCL.L) ("Ascential"), the global business-to-business information company for an initial cash consideration of $119 million paid in December 2017. Draper Esprit originally invested GBP8.1 million in Clavis in December 2016 and will receive total proceeds of GBP15.3 million. The sale is estimated to increase the Company's total Net Asset Value by approximately 3p, when compared to the NAV reported at the time of the Company's Interim Results. Clavis is a market leader in eCommerce analytics, with proprietary technology enabling consumer product companies to track and optimise the performance of their products across hundreds of retailer websites and mobile commerce sites globally. Clavis customers include some of the world's largest consumer product companies, such as P&G, Nestle, Unilever and L'Oreal. This sale adds to the exits of Aveillant to Thales Group and Moviepilot to Webedia in recent months. Of the original 24 companies in the portfolio at IPO in June 2016, Draper Esprit has now exited 9 companies, generating a return of --200% on invested capital and GBP57 million cash. The Company has also invested in a further 16 companies, including Graphcore, Pushdoctor, Perkbox and Transferwise. Overall, Draper Esprit now has 31 portfolio companies, excluding the acquisition of Seedcamp Funds I and II. Draper Esprit intends to invest the proceeds of the transaction, which add to current cash balances of GBP73 million, into new and existing portfolio companies. Commenting on the sale, Simon Cook, CEO of Draper Esprit said: "We continue to prove that investing in high growth European technology companies can be lucrative and cash generative. Clavis demonstrates the flexibility provided by our permanent capital model whereby positive returns can be made by investing in and supporting companies in the later stages of their lifecycle. More importantly, the model enables us to recycle our exits to invest further in both new and existing companies and over the long term build global technology leaders in Europe. We look forward to 2018 with continued confidence that the listed venture capital model is working."
rambutan2
12/1/2018
15:01
Bit late, but interim presentation from end of oct: hTTp://draperesprit.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Interim-Accounts-Investor-Presentation-2017.pdf
rambutan2
09/11/2017
11:24
Doing rather well recently.
igbertsponk
26/10/2017
01:16
Appears a good deal: Draper Esprit (AIM: GROW, ESM: GRW), a leading venture capital firm investing in high growth digital technology businesses, has announced the acquisition of Seedcamp Funds I and II ("the Funds") for GBP17.9 million (EUR20 million). ("the Transaction"). As a result, the Company has acquired stakes in high profile growing technology companies including Transferwise, a leading UK based Fintech business. The portfolio also includes a number of promising companies including Codacy, Edited, Erply, Fishbrain, Codility, Winnow, Codeship and Try.com. The portfolio's last reported NAV was GBP23.5 million (EUR26.3 million), resulting in an increase of GBP5.6 million (EUR6.3 million) (7p per share) for the Company, against the latest reported NAV per share as at 30 September 2017 of 372p (NAV per share, excluding goodwill, of 344p). Transferwise, the international money transfer platform, will be added to the Company's Core Portfolio. Co-founded by Taavet Hinrikus and Kristo Käärmann, TransferWise launched in 2011. It is one of Europe's most successful fintech startups having raised $117m in funding from investors such as Andreessen Horowitz, Sir Richard Branson, Valar Ventures and Max Levchin of PayPal. Over a million people use TransferWise to transfer over $1.2 billion every month. http://uk.advfn.com/stock-market/london/draper-esp-GROW/share-news/Draper-Esprit-PLC-DRAPER-ESPRIT-ACQUISITION-OF-SEE/75931915 httPs://transferwise.com/about
rambutan2
24/10/2017
18:36
So, a true nav of 344p including 128p cash: Financial highlights -- Gross Primary Portfolio value* increased by 44% to GBP162.8 million (31 March 2017: GBP112.7 million) -- Net Assets including goodwill, of GBP266.8 million (31 March 2017: GBP150.7 million) -- NAV per share of 372 pence (31 March 2017: 370 pence) -- NAV per share, excluding goodwill, of 344 pence (31 March 2017: 319 pence) -- Profit after tax of GBP20.9 million (31 March 2017: GBP33.2 million) -- Additional capital raised of GBP100.0 million in plc (GBP95.3 million net) with GBP92.0 million cash on balance sheet at period end And in full: htTP://draperesprit.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/2017-10-23-final-_Draper-Esprit-Interim-Results.pdf
rambutan2
24/10/2017
18:35
Dad knows best!
rambutan2
10/10/2017
18:00
Happy with their activity, I am topping up for a 35 yo Daughter's SIPP, feels appropriate.
steve3sandal
10/10/2017
17:31
Investments update: Draper Esprit (AIM: GROW, ESM: GRW), a leading venture capital firm investing in and developing high growth digital technology businesses, announces that funds managed by the Group have recently committed GBP17 million into three exciting new European based digital technology businesses: Ieso Digital Health; Insurtech Company Premfina; and Verve, the world's leading word-of-mouth sales software for live entertainment. In aggregate, these companies have recently completed fundraising rounds totaling over $75 million In the four month period to 30 September 2017, following the GBP100 million raise in June, Draper Esprit has invested a total of GBP26.5 million from the plc and a further GBP12.0 million from across the Group, into new and existing portfolio companies including Graphcore, Perkbox, Trustpilot, Pushdoctor. http://uk.advfn.com/stock-market/london/draper-esp-GROW/share-news/Draper-Esprit-PLC-New-Investments/75824168
rambutan2
04/10/2017
16:20
Looks an interesting investment: London, UK: PremFina Ltd, a UK-based company that increases access to insurance by providing financing options for the purchase of insurance premiums, today announced US$36 million in equity funding and a debt facility. Rakuten Capital, the investment arm of Japan’s Rakuten, a global leader in e-commerce and fintech services and the main global partner of FC Barcelona and the UK’s Draper Esprit Plc led the financing, and were joined by global investors Thomvest Ventures, Emery Capital, Rubicon Venture Capital, Talis Capital and the company’s founder. hTTp://draperesprit.com/uncategorized/uk-insurtech-company-premfina-raises-36m-to-make-insurance-more-accessible-in-an-oversubscribed-round-led-by-draper-esprit/ htTP://www.premfina.com/
rambutan2
04/10/2017
16:20
httPs://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-10-03/premfina-is-said-to-raise-36-million-in-rakuten-draper-funding hTTp://uk.businessinsider.com/insurtech-firm-premfina-raises-27-million-2017-10?r=US&IR=T
rambutan2
29/7/2017
18:28
Annual report to browse through: hTTp://draperesprit.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Draper-Esprit-plc-Annual-Report-and-Accounts-2017-2.pdf
rambutan2
08/7/2017
00:51
That sounds sensible steve3. Y/e results must be due. Might give the share price a bit of upward momentum.
rambutan2
07/7/2017
17:27
Topping up time then following the share price fall to 325p. Guess they have just found base camp around placing level and nothing more untoward than that. Just a few, won't go mad, into the patient drawer.
steve3sandal
07/7/2017
16:54
They start shipping at the end of this year: httPS://www.graphcore.ai/posts/how-to-build-a-processor-for-machine-intelligence-part-2
rambutan2
02/6/2017
19:39
Very disappointed that there are was no Private Sharehoder subscription on offer here. I would have liked to top up at 324p like the newbies. I wonder if Institutions have possibly been selling down from 350p whilst able to buy back at 324p. Disapplication of pre emotion rights always seems to end this way...for PIs ...dilution of my assets. I intend to get even...I will vote against and top up below 324p ....hopefully.
steve3sandal
10/5/2017
10:17
Got a spare £1000 odd and time spare on 17th June go listen https://live.ft.com/Events/2017/FT-Digital-Health-Summit-Europe Vishal Gulati Healthtech Venture Capitalist Draper Esprit Vishal Gulati is one of Europe’s leading digital healthcare investors and brings over a decade of investing experience across the healthcare spectrum including diagnostics, devices and biotechnology and also advises global pharmaceutical and healthcare companies on digital health strategy. Dr Gulati is currently a Venture Partner at Draper Esprit, a venture capital fund listed on the London Stock Exchange (L:GROW) and Chairman of the Digital Health Forum. His current portfolio and board positions include Horizon Discovery plc, PushDr, Fluidic Analytics, Frameshift, LifeSum, Mimi, MyRecovery and Omixy. In over a decade of investment experience he has managed a successful portfolio of healthcare companies including Napo Pharmaceuticals (USA), Glenmark (India), Renovo Group (UK) Phagenesis (UK) Psynova Neurotech, Bioscale and Enigma Diagnostics. Prior to being a venture capitalist, Dr Gulati trained as a physician at the Nuffield Department of Medicine (Oxford) and Department of Medicine (St Mary’s Hospital, London) and worked at Atlas Venture, The Wellcome Trust and Radiant Capital.
pugugly
01/5/2017
17:24
Well worth a listen to the CEO of Graphcore (from 2mins to 10mins): htTP://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p050db63 A reminder: hTTp://draperesprit.com/news/graphcore-secures-30m-to-accelerate-artificial-intelligence/
rambutan2
12/4/2017
01:42
Y/e update and possible capital raise: http://uk.advfn.com/stock-market/london/draper-esp-GROW/share-news/Draper-Esprit-PLC-Trading-Update/74311551
rambutan2
25/3/2017
00:44
Looks a bit of a coup for GROW: hTTp://draperesprit.com/news/ravenpack-the-big-data-analytics-platform-used-by-70-of-the-worlds-leading-hedge-funds-secures-5-million-backing-from-draper-esprit/ httPS://www.ravenpack.com/about/
rambutan2
21/2/2017
07:22
Thank you for posting rambutan2. I'm a happy holder and I might have a look at the crowdfunding if I can understand the revenue model.
steve3sandal
21/2/2017
03:15
Invests £5m: hTTp://techcitynews.com/2017/02/20/pod-point-raises-7-5m-electric-vehicle-sales-surge/ httPS://pod-point.com/about
rambutan2
21/1/2017
19:04
Various pieces on Brian Caulfield, head honcho in Ireland: htTps://fora.ie/brian-caulfield-2678577-Apr2016/ httP://www.irishtimes.com/sponsored/brian-caulfield-on-fuelling-ireland-s-start-up-obsession-1.2617340 htTP://www.dublinglobe.com/ecosystem/players/ask-a-vc-brian-caulfield hTTp://farsight.libsyn.com/podcast/brian-caulfield-entrepreneur-turned-vc
rambutan2
21/1/2017
18:42
Upped stake in TrustPilot: http://uk.advfn.com/stock-market/london/draper-esp-GROW/share-news/Draper-Esprit-PLC-Increased-Investment-in-TrustPil/73635072 httP://www.irishtimes.com/business/technology/irish-listed-group-invests-a-further-6-9m-in-trustpilot-1.2941233 And more from Ireland: hTtp://www.irishtimes.com/search/search-7.1213540?q=draper%20esprit
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