Hakluyt launches new investment arm

Hakluyt has announced the second close of a new investment fund, Hakluyt Capital, through which it will support the world’s most promising growth-stage companies.

Hakluyt Capital will invest alongside leading venture capital funds and target Series B to D companies with international ambitions and high growth potential. Hakluyt’s in-house advisory team will support the fund’s portfolio companies with introductions and strategic advice on a range of issues.

“I’m very proud that Hakluyt is a valued thought partner to many of the world’s largest corporations and investment funds, and it’s extremely exciting that, through Hakluyt Capital, we can now do the same for a select group of the most dynamic and innovative growth-stage businesses. By combining financial investment with our unique connectivity, judgement and expertise, we’ve created a vehicle that will help the next generation of global business leaders realise their ambitions.”

Varun Chandra, chairman of Hakluyt Capital

Hakluyt Capital’s managing partner, Nick Bidmead, added: “I’m delighted to be leading our new investment fund. Hakluyt Capital has the ability to provide high-impact, practical support to help growth-stage companies achieve their potential, and I am pleased to be working with inspiring and ambitious founders to take their businesses to the next level.”