Balderton Capital general partner Lars Fjeldsoe-Nielsen out – Business Insider

  • Lars Fjeldsoe-Nielsen, a general partner at Balderton Capital for the past five years, has left the London-based venture capital firm.
  • Fjeldsoe-Nielsen remains a limited partner at Balderton and will also stay on the boards of the various startups he sits on. 
  • Balderton Capital is a predominantly early-stage backer of European tech firms including fintech startup Revolut and fashion marketplace Depop.
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Lars Fjeldsoe-Nielsen, a London-based general partner at European venture capital fund Balderton Capital, has left the firm, Insider understands. 

Fjeldsoe-Nielsen joined Balderton in 2015 from Uber where he was a vice president. He also previously worked as head of mobile at Dropbox and as an advisor of WhatsApp until 2014.

Fjeldsoe-Nielsen will remain as a limited partner at Balderton and will remain on the boards of the various startups he sits on. 

Notable investments made by Fjeldsoe-Nielsen include scooter startup Voi and advanced learning company Labster.

Fjeldsoe-Nielsen did not immediately respond to a request for comment. 

Balderton Capital is one of Europe’s most active early-stage investors, having backed a litany of startups including Revolut, Depop, Darktrace, GoCardless, and Citymapper. The firm brought in $400 million for investments in November 2019, and has raised a total of more than $3 billion across its eight funds.

Fjeldsoe-Nielsen holds degrees from Kings College London, the University of Oxford, and the London Business School. 

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