We believe that a healthy eco-system of advisers for every stage of a company's development is critical to the success of ambitious entrepreneurs.
Kennet has been investing in technology companies since 1997. We have approximately $700 million of funds under management and are currently deploying Kennet IV, a €100 million fund dedicated to technology growth equity.
From offices in London and Silicon Valley, Kennet invests in and supports growth companies across North America and Europe. Because we invest from a single fund in both geographic regions, we provide seamless, unified support to our portfolio companies as they expand.
See What we Invest In for more on our investment criteria.
Our relationships with entrepreneurs
We tend to connect with entrepreneurs long before they need capital. We enjoy sharing our operational experience and market views, so feel free to reach out to us to discuss your clients or prospects.
You can also use us as a sounding board when your clients are beginning to consider financing options.
Our approach to investing
Kennet’s funding is typically used to accelerate expansion, to fund acquisitions, to bolster the balance sheet, or to cash out existing shareholders. Most of our investments are a combination of new capital to fund growth and the purchase of secondary equity stakes from founders or earlier investors.
Our investment management approach is to contribute proactively to board deliberations but not to interfere in the day-to-day running of the business. We help portfolio companies tackle difficult issues around international growth, competitive positioning, business development strategies, executive recruitment and exit planning.