John Taysom Overview

  • Investor Type
  • Angel

  • Status
  • Active

  • Professionals
  • 1

Professionals

  • Investments
  • 26

  • Portfolio
  • 12

  • Exits
  • 12

Exits

John Taysom General Information

Description

Mr. John Taysom serves as an Advisor at Communitas Capital Partners. He was a Co-Founder and served as a Board Member at Privitar. He served as a Board Member at Nozzle. He was a Board Member of Partnerize. He served as a Board Member of Digimarc and TIBCO. To date, seventeen of his investments have achieved an IPO. He acquired the Fund in an MBO in 2002. Now London-based with a seed portfolio of thirty US and UK start-ups; one has achieved an IPO and several have been acquired by Experian, Linkedin, Tesco, BMC, and others. In 2011 and 2012, he took a Fellowship at Harvard to work on privacy issues and holds EU and US patents on a method of improving privacy online. For 2015, he is a Policy Fellow at the University of Cambridge Centre for Science and Policy and a Visiting Professor, the Department of Computer Science, at UCL. He is a Governor at Hurstpierpoint College and runs a small farm in Devon. He served as an Advisor at LoopMe. He serves as an Advisor at Fortaegis. He is a founder in 1995 of Reuters Venture Capital Fund, Visiting Professor at UCL, Policy Fellow at Cambridge University and former Fellow at Harvard University. Investor and entrepreneur in network technologies. He was the founder of the Reuters Venture Capital Fund, based in Palo Alto, established in 1995, with a focus on innovations in network security and performance. Under his leadership, the fund made 82 investments, $400m in total, notably 17 of the companies went on to achieve initial public offerings including Verisign, phone.com, Digimarc, and Equinix. John held a fellowship at Harvard University between 2011 and 2012. In 2015, he joined as a Policy Fellow the University of Cambridge Centre for Science and Policy and became a Visiting Professor in the Department of Computer Science at University College London.

Business Details

Investor Status
Actively Seeking New Investments
Primary Investor Type
Angel (individual)
Corporate Office
  • London
  • England, United Kingdom

John Taysom Investments (26)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Company Stage Lead Partner
Tenyks 02-Feb-2022 Early Stage VC 00.000 Software Development Applications Generating Revenue 0000 000000
Valarian Technologies 20-Jul-2021 0000 00000 00.000 Network Management Software Generating Revenue 0000 000000
Pangaea 28-Jan-2021 00000 00000 Other Healthcare Technology Systems Generating Revenue 0000 000000
FLOWN 05-Nov-2020 0000 00000 00.000 Education and Training Services (B2B) Generating Revenue 0000 000000
Hadean 26-Apr-2019 00000 00000 00.00 Software Development Applications Generating Revenue 0000 000000
Provenance 11-Jul-2017 0000 00000 00000 Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue 0000 000000
Amberbox 01-Dec-2016 0000 00000 00.000 Electronics (B2C) Generating Revenue 0000 000000
Encore 16-Sep-2016 0000 00000 00000 Information Services (B2C) Generating Revenue 0000 000000
Adzact 01-Mar-2016 Later Stage VC 00.000 Business/Productivity Software Profitable 0000 000000
Nozzle (Media and Information Services) 27-Mar-2015 Angel (individual) 00000 Media and Information Services (B2B) Generating Revenue 0000 000000

John Taysom Exits (12)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size
Sensiia 01-Nov-2022 Bankruptcy: Liquidation
The Filter 04-Apr-2022 000000000000000000 00.000
LoopMe 06-Jan-2022 0000000000 00000
Repositive 12-Nov-2021 0000000000: 000000
Trigger.io 01-May-2021 000000000000000000
Nozzle (Media and Information Services) 15-Apr-2020 000000000000000000
Media Armor 27-Mar-2014 000000000000000000
Calendargod 29-Apr-2013 0000000000: 000000
Rapportive 07-Feb-2012 Merger/Acquisition 0000
Timetric 06-Feb-2012 Buyout/LBO

John Taysom Investments by Industry, Year, and Region

Investments by Industry

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John Taysom Team (1)

Name Title Deals Funds Boards Office
John Taysom Angel Investor 00 London, United Kingdom

John Taysom Co-Investors (40)

Name With Exits Lead Partner Series Industry
IQ Capital Partners 2 0 Series chart Industry bar
Avonmore Developments 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
Black Mountain Ventures 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
Playfair Capital 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
Y Combinator 0 0 Series chart Industry bar

John Taysom FAQs

  • Who is John Taysom?

    John Taysom is an angel Investor who has made 26 investments.

  • What kind of investor is John Taysom?

    John Taysom is an angel investor.

  • What does John Taysom do?

    As an angel investor, John Taysom invests personal money into promising companies, typically in exchange for equity.

  • What has John Taysom invested in?

    John Taysom has made numerous investments in companies like Tenyks, Valarian Technologies, and Pangaea within the Software Development Applications, Network Management Software, and Healthcare Technology Systems industries.

  • What has John Taysom invested in recently?

    John Taysom's latest investment was on 02-Feb-2022 in Tenyks, a company within the Software Development Applications industry.

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