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
  -2.00p -0.44% 448.00p 448.00p 450.00p 450.00p 450.00p 450.00p 52,568 16:35:03
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Equity Investment Instruments 37.4 33.7 80.8 5.5 320.82

Draper Esp Share Discussion Threads

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DateSubjectAuthorDiscuss
30/4/2018
15:39
No effect on nav, but another example of ability to sell on and generate cash: Draper Esprit (AIM: GROW, ESM: GRW), a leading venture capital firm investing in high growth European digital technology businesses announces the sale of portfolio company Tails.com, the direct-to-consumer, tailor-made dog nutrition business to Purina Petcare, a subsidiary of Nestlé SA. Draper Esprit has a long history with Tails.com, having backed its founder, serial entrepreneur, Graham Bosher, first at Lovefilm and then at Graze. The transaction has been executed at a value supportive of the NAV as at 31 March and represents an attractive return for Draper Esprit. Based in Richmond, West London, Tails.com provides personalised dog food and nutrition support at affordable prices, with a direct‐to̴8;consumer model that has demonstrated strong growth since launch in 2014. Tails.com uses a proprietary technology platform and manufacturing set up to provide individually customised recipes and best in class service to delivery. In the last twelve months, the Group has announced 5 disposals, including the recent announcement by Oracle of their intent to buy Grapeshot, a Draper Esprit EIS investment, and the sale of Clavis Insight to Ascential plc in December 2017.
rambutan2
26/4/2018
19:34
DRAPER ESPRIT ANNOUNCES INVESTMENT IN REVOLUT, A LEADING FINTECH BUSINESS Draper Esprit (AIM: GROW, ESM: GRW), a leading venture capital firm investing in and developing high growth digital technology businesses, today announces a commitment of up to $16.5 million in Revolut, the London headquartered fintech company. Draper Esprit's investment in Revolut is part of their latest Series C funding round, which sees Revolut valued at $1.7 billion, taking their total funds raised to $340 million since launch in 2015. The round was led by Hong Kong based DST Global. Revolut, one of the fastest growing tech companies in Europe, was founded in 2015 by Nikolay Storonsky and employs over 350 people, providing alternative digital banking services direct to customers. It functions like a digital bank, allowing users to transfer money across different currencies without transaction fees. The business has over 250,000 daily active users and is targeting 100 million customers in the next five years. In the last few months alone, it has launched features that allow customers to instantly buy and sell cryptocurrencies as well as a savings feature that lets customers round up their daily transactions and save their spare change in a digital Vault. Simon Cook, CEO at Draper Esprit, commented: "Revolut is a fantastic business which we have got to know both directly and through our relationship with Seedcamp. We have been tracking their progress within the digital banking ecosystem for a while. Their status as one of the fastest growing tech companies in Europe is testament to the great work that Nikolay and his team have undertaken in recent years. App-only digital banks like Revolut are changing the way we bank and we are tremendously excited about working with the business given its enormous potential to completely revolutionise the way we borrow, save, pay and invest." httPs://www.revolut.com/about
rambutan2
16/4/2018
14:56
Good progress: Draper Esprit (AIM: GROW, ESM: GRW), a leading venture capital firm investing in high growth digital technology businesses, announces an update on trading ahead of its final results for the year ended 31 March 2018. The Company has had another active year and is seeing strong growth within the portfolio, predominantly driven from revenue growth and from financing rounds and exits at higher valuations being achieved. As a consequence of this growth and further realisations in the portfolio, the Directors anticipate that the gross primary portfolio* value will have increased to approximately GBP244m, up 50% from the GBP163m at 30 September 2017 and more than double the GBP113m at 31 March 2017. The increase in the value of the gross primary portfolio reflects investments made during the year of GBP71m (GBP27m during the six months ended September 2017) and a fair value increase of GBP51m in the six months ended 31 March 2018 in addition to the GBP24m increase reported in the six months ended 30 September 2017. In total the fair value growth in the FY2018 represents a 66% increase in the gross primary portfolio. In addition, the Company continues to achieve a number of successful exits with over GBP15m in cash realisations made during the period. Notable exits include the sale of Clavis Insight, Aveillant and Moviepilot. http://uk.advfn.com/stock-market/london/draper-esp-GROW/share-news/Draper-Esprit-PLC-Trading-Update/77179361
rambutan2
06/3/2018
17:28
From last week: Draper Esprit (AIM: GROW, ESM: GRW), a leading venture capital firm investing in high growth digital technology businesses today announces two new investments in Europe's top seed funds: Join Capital in Berlin ( httP://www.join.capital ) and Icebreaker in Finland ( htTps://icebreaker.vc ). Commitments have also been made to three other funds based in London, Cambridge and Ireland. The total commitment is GBP12 million across all five funds. These investments are a continuation of the Company's Fund of Funds strategy to invest GBP75 million over a five-year period in Europe's best seed funds, as announced in October 2017. Alongside previous investments in Seedcamp, Episode1 Ventures, Crowdcube and Seedrs, these investments enable Draper investors to gain access to some of Europe's highest quality seed funds. Furthermore, it complements the Company's core strategy to invest approximately GBP100 million a year in technology businesses in series A, B and C+ rounds across the Group's funds and gives the management team further access to high quality deal flow from across Europe. Commenting on the announcement Simon Cook, Chief Executive said: "In October last year we announced our intention to invest in seed funds to give investors access to early stage technology businesses through Europe's top seed funding platforms. This gives them exposure to a very important asset class on a pooled portfolio approach; giving a degree of risk mitigation, with added liquidity and without them having to sift through and pick individual seed funds themselves. It also gives shareholders and investors an opportunity to support European tech from British shores, helping to ensure the UK continues to have a leading role in European venture."
rambutan2
15/2/2018
22:30
This is one to hold tightly. Not a good sign for Woodford imho.
p1nkfish
15/2/2018
19:30
Yes, in yesterday's trades, approx 2.2m at 445p. He must be under a least a bit of redemption pressures and he's over a quid in profit. Noteworthy that share price is up since the trade and now at all time high.
rambutan2
15/2/2018
17:33
Woodford reduced? Might be the one area he could gain a decent return from.
p1nkfish
31/1/2018
19:00
January 30, 2018 CAMBRIDGE, England–(BUSINESS WIRE)–EVONETIX LTD (‘Evonetix’), the Cambridge-based company pioneering an innovative approach to enable scalable and high-fidelity gene synthesis, announced today that it has completed a $12.3 million (£9 million) financing to advance the development of its technology... hTtp://draperesprit.com/uncategorized/evonetix-raises-12-3-million-usd-9-million-gbp-to-advance-development-of-its-highly-novel-gene-synthesis-platform/ httPs://www.evonetix.com/
rambutan2
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
02:16
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
19:36
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
19:35
Dad knows best!
rambutan2
10/10/2017
19:00
Happy with their activity, I am topping up for a 35 yo Daughter's SIPP, feels appropriate.
steve3sandal
10/10/2017
18:31
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
17:20
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
17:20
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
19:28
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
01:51
That sounds sensible steve3. Y/e results must be due. Might give the share price a bit of upward momentum.
rambutan2
07/7/2017
18:27
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
17:54
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
20:39
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
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