Grafton Capital Milestones
Microsoft Corporation (Nasdaq: MSFT) acquires Softomotive
$20m growth capital investment at Omilia
Grafton becomes the first outside investor in Omilia. Omilia's AI platform delivers automated, conversational customer care at enterprise scale. Leading enterprises, across banking, insurance, telecom, and broadcast, rely upon Omilia’s platform to address hundreds of millions of customer queries per year. The Omilia platform has been trained by billions of real-life customer utterances, and uses voice biometrics to serve customers securely, with minimal disruption.
Follow on investment at Starleaf
Grafton invests behind Starleaf's continued growth, expanding its position from £10m to £16m. Starleaf has more than doubled its customer base since Grafton's initial investment.
Grafton Capital invests $25m and becomes the first outside investor in Softomotive. Softomotive is one of the leading providers of Robotic Process Automation (RPA) and Robotic Desktop Automation (RDA) software, serving over 7,000 customers worldwide.
Grafton Capital invests £10m to become the first outside investor in StarLeaf, alongside Highland Europe, who invest an equal amount. StarLeaf is a leading cloud platform for enterprise video conferencing and calling services with several thousand customers worldwide.
Grafton Capital invests £7.75m and becomes the first outside investor in MPP Global. Grafton co-invested with Albion Ventures, who invested £4.0 million. MPP Global delivers an enterprise-grade subscription management and billings platform to media and publishing companies such as Sky, Pro-SiebenSat, NBC Universal, and McClatchy.
Grafton Capital acquires a CHF 23.4m (£18m) minority stake in BOARD International. BOARD is a leading provider of Corporate Performance Management software and serves several thousand customers worldwide.
Third Platform Services
Grafton Capital invests a further £1.5m in to Third Financial Software to support the expansion of Third Platform Services- a regulated, software enabled service offering to the UK wealth management market.
Grafton Capital moves to Michelin House
Grafton Capital moved to Michelin House in South Kensington in September 2015.
Third Financial Software Investment
Grafton Capital invests £2.5m and becomes the first outside investor into Third Financial Software, a leading provider of front, middle and back-office software to the discretionary wealth management industry.
Alva Reputation Investment
Grafton Capital invests £2.5m in Alva Reputation. Alva provides sentiment based reputation data to global businesses including Rio Tinto, HSBC, Santander, Tesco and Virgin Group.
Grafton Capital cornerstoned the £9.5m Series C round investment into SportPursuit, investing alongside Scottish Equity Partners and existing investor DFJ Esprit. SportPursuit is the UK's leading marketplace for flash sales of premium sports apparel, with circa 1.4m members at the time of the investment.
Grafton Capital was established: committed to investing capital behind the founders of profitable, growing companies seeking a sector specialist, minority partner.