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About Us

Mosaic Ventures is a new Silicon Valley-style venture capital firm based in London, focused on Series A.  We are investing a $140 million fund in founding teams that are fundamentally reshaping big markets.

Our partners have 30+ years of experience investing on both sides of the Atlantic. In that time, we have invested across 10 countries in over 70 companies that together have created about $200 billion of value. We also bring extensive operating experience at leading West Coast startups.

For more background, please read about what we invest inour values, and the Mosaic story.

Mosaic in the News

Entrepreneur First raises $12m - CityAM

Clue raises $20 million for its period tracking app - Mashable raises a $5m Series A, led by Mosaic Ventures, to sort out the mess in the Cloud - TechCrunch

Les nouveaux investisseurs qui financent l'innovation: Comment accompagnent-ils les startups? - BFM Business

Bots, the next frontier - The Economist

Uber, the killer marketplace model - CNBC

Bitcoin, Blockchain, whats the buzz? - DLD

In Search of a European Google - The Guardian

Mosaic Ventures: On the hunt for the perfect founder - Slush

Period tracker app Clue gets $7M to build a platform for female health - TechCrunch

A cheaper way to send money home - Bloomberg News

Europe's next generation of Venture Capital funds - New York Times

European tech, in Silicon Valley's shadow - Financial Times

European VC's raise $2.2bn in Q2 - Wall Street Journal

EU Fintech rules a boon for startups - CNBC

Recent Events

March 2017 - Mosaic Ventures in conversation with YC President, Sam Altman - Website

June 2016 - Fireside chat with Y Combinator's Sam Altman - Website

Team Bio's

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Mike Chalfen

Mike Chalfen is a partner and co-founder at Mosaic Ventures, a European VC focused on early stage investing. As an experienced investor, he’s been immersed in tech since joining Apax Partners in 1996, where he led the investment in global category leader, as well as eDreams (later Odigeo),, and Suse Linux.  After Apax, Mike joined Advent Venture Partners, and in parallel actively invested as an angel. During this time he invested in first institutional investment rounds at companies including Fizzback, Houzz, Illumio, Moogsoft, Seal Software and The Foundry. At Mosaic, Mike is thematically focused on SaaS, AI,, security and B2B fintech. - Full Bio




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Toby Coppel

Toby Coppel is a co-founder and partner at Mosaic Ventures, a European venture capital firm focused on early stage investing. Toby has been investing and operating in Internet startups since 1996.  He began his investment career at Allen & Company, before starting his first investment firm. He joined Yahoo!’s new management team in 2001 and spent 6 years as Yahoo!’s Chief Strategy Officer, leading over $5 billion of investments and acquisitions including $1 billion into Alibaba. Since then, both as an angel and alongside Richard Branson and Virgin, he has made investments including 3DRobotics, CreativeLive, Criteo, Hailo, Indiegogo, Pinterest, and Transferwise. At Mosaic, Toby is thematically focused on fintech, blockchain, marketplaces, messaging and health. - Full Bio

Simon Levene

Simon Levene is a co-founder and partner at Mosaic Ventures, a London-based venture capital firm focused on early stage investing. Simon has been operating and investing in Internet and software-related startups since 1996. He began his career in Silicon Valley co-founding @Home Network’s (later Excite@Home) international business. In 2001, he was recruited to Yahoo! and spent four years as VP Corp Dev. He joined Accel London as a partner in 2006 and led investments in Etsy, Knewton, Seeking Alpha, and MyHeritage. From 2010, both as an angel and with Index Ventures, he’s invested in Fotolia, ResearchGate, Number Four, Shapeways, Squarespace, and Appcard. At Mosaic, Simon is thematically focused on marketplaces, consumer services, SaaS, blockchain, fintech and education. - Full Bio

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Farooq Abbasi

Farooq Abbasi is an Assoc. Partner with Mosaic Ventures, a Silicon Valley-style venture firm based in London which invests in leading European and Israeli start-ups primarily at Series A.

He covers enterprise software with thematic focus on AI / enterprise data / analytics, digital health and financial technology. Farooq began his investment career in 2011 upon joining Sandbox Industries, the corporate fund manager of Blue Cross Blue Shield with $500m currently under management. He has since been a venture and growth investor on the West Coast and most recently investing in Europe over the past 3 years.

Farooq is also an active advisor / mentor to accelerators such as SeedCamp, Techstars, and Alchemist Accelerator as well as for Soham for Kids, a non-profit educational institution based in Mallapur, India. - Full Bio