40. Draper Esprit
Draper Esprit (GROW) is a listed venture capital company, which means it takes stakes in high-growth companies at an early stage in their development. Although this type of deal-making can seem opaque, a longer-term focus than most private equity, married with a focus on European technology, has allowed it to amass stakes in an impressive list of private companies that stand a good chance of an eventual market listing or acquisition. Notable names include fintech Revolut, games developer Peak Games and semiconductor pioneer Graphcore.
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