AMADEUS CAPITAL PARTNERS BACKING ENTREPRENEURS TO WIN
Amadeus Capital Partners invest in technology. We believe in the entrepreneur. We take high-growth companies global.
Founded by Anne Glover and Herman Hauser in 1997, Amadeus now has a team of 30. We invest in companies requiring early investment and growth capital that have the potential to become global champions.
Amadeus Capital Partners Chief Executive and Co-founder, Anne Glover
Anne co-founded Amadeus Capital Partners in 1997 with Hermann Hauser. Building on her scientific training and operating experience, Anne has been an active venture capitalist for over thirty years.
Early in her career Anne lived in the US, working in manufacturing with Cummins Engine Company and in strategy consulting with Bain & Co, before returning to the UK to join Apax Partners in 1989 to invest in early stage companies. She became Chief Operating Officer of one of her investee companies, Virtuality Group, after it listed on the London Stock Exchange in 1993, and then returned to investing as a business angel before founding Amadeus in 1997.
A former Chairman of the British Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (2004/05) and Invest Europe (formerly EVCA) (2014/15). Anne was appointed as a Non-Executive Director of the Court of the Bank of England in 2018 and in 2019 became a member of the Investment Committee of Yale Corporation, which is responsible for oversight of the Yale University Endowment
Amadeus’s team has a deep understanding of the technologies being developed by its portfolio companies.
A great team
Only great teams build great companies. We back first-time entrepreneurs right through to seasoned executives. We believe in the power of stars to attract other stars.
Only companies with competitive advantage survive and thrive. We get excited when we see something better, faster or cheaper than anything else on the market or in the lab.
Under-served customer need
Great companies solve difficult problems for their customers in elegant ways or bring new utility to established markets. Be prepared to articulate the problem you are trying to solve or the un-met need you are serving.
Big, growing markets
The bigger the market, the more room there is to succeed. When industries grow, more space opens up for innovation. We look for companies with billion-dollar market opportunities and tangible evidence of rapid sector growth.
Long-term success almost always entails cross-border expansion. With few exceptions, we back companies with the potential for global, not just local, adoption.