• Vulog

    The global leader in shared mobility technologies

    vulog.com

    • Sector Mobility
    • Location France, US
    • Investment Status current

    Tectonic change is underway in the automotive industry. With its global leadership in mobility infrastructure technology, Vulog is uniquely positioned to become a significant strategic player through its scale-up phase.

    Vulog offers a comprehensive and customizable SaaS solution that enables mobility operators – such as car rental companies, car manufacturers or any other corporation – to launch and operate shared mobility services, including free-floating, corporate, one-way station-based and round-trip carsharing. The solution connects OEM embedded hardware or Vulog’s in-car technology with a powerful mobility platform, expert back-end management for the operation of a service, and advanced data analytics tools.

    As at mid 2017, Vulog’s technology powered over 10 million trips per year.

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  • Dealflo

    Leading provider of end-to-end financial agreement automation services

    dealflo.com

    • Sector Financial Services
    • Location Canada, UK
    • Investment Status current

    Dealflo provides unique, end-to-end financial agreement automation services. It processes more than $10bn of financial transactions annually for companies including BNP Paribas, BMW and Prudential in a single service. Dealflo reduces risk and cost, increases conversion and improves user experience by automating the entire process.

    Dealflo users are protected by ensuring that all agreements fully comply with the mandated process whether being signed online, in a retail store or alongside an intermediary. It increases enforceability with the strongest evidence available, meaning less risk from a legal, compliance and financial perspective.

    It has operations across North America and EMEA, and is headquartered in London.

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    "Throughout the investment process, Frog Capital felt like a natural fit for Dealflo. Their record in nurturing high growth companies, their emphasis on shared values, their deep sector knowledge and their desire to offer practical support speaks for itself. We are confident that this will be a committed, constructive partnership that adds value far beyond just monetary and are excited to have Frog with us on our journey."

    -Abe Smith, Founder & CEO, Dealflo

  • McMakler

    Germany's fastest growing online estate agent

    mcmakler.de

    • Sector Property
    • Location Germany
    • Investment Status current

    McMakler is Germany’s fastest growing online estate agent, combining the personal touch of traditional advice through its highly qualified agents with the advantages of modern online and mobile communication and marketing technology. A year after its launch, McMakler has already established itself as the leading hybrid estate agent in the country.

    McMakler differentiates itself both through better quality of service and a competitive price point, as witnessed by a high rate of referrals from customers. With limited online competition and customer demands increasing, McMakler is in the pole position to disrupt the €10bn market for agent fees in Germany.

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    “Frog gave us confidence that we would partner with a long-term oriented investor fully convinced of the business model and the market opportunity. The intense pre-investment period helped aligning the whole company in getting Frog on board. Strong personal fit paired with a highly analytical approach made us choose Frog – we are really looking forward to shaping the next stage of our company development together.”

    -Hanno Heintzenberg, co-CEO, McMakler

  • Azimo

    Leading digital money transfer service

    azimo.com

    • Sector Financial Services
    • Location UK
    • Investment Status current

    Azimo is a market-leading digital money transfer service within the growing c.$600bn remittance market. Unlike traditional remittance companies, Azimo only accepts electronic transfers inbound, making anti-fraud checks more simple and secure. It has the most comprehensive pay-out network of any digital player, with over 200 destination countries giving access to 5bn reachable customers in 77 different currencies. Azimo’s team previously secured market leadership when managing Europe’s leading independent, traditional money remittance company: Small World.

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    “Frog was flagged early as a good potential partner by our existing investors. The Azimo team has enjoyed getting to know them and we feel that their intelligent but straight talking culture gels with our own. That impression has been backed up by significant referencing with their existing portfolio companies and the wider market. As such we feel confident they are the right partner to add significant value during the next stage of our growth.”

    -Michael Kent, CEO, Azimo

  • GB Group

    Leading international identity intelligence business

    gbgplc.com

    • Sector Digital Media
    • Location UK
    • Investment Status acquired

    GBG is the UK market leader in identity verification services and in the provision and analysis of customer information.

    The company’s technology enables clients to combat identity fraud and money laundering and to make business decisions based on a thorough understanding of customer data.

    Listed since 1995, GBG has become a major international player. It has a strong position serving mobile phone companies, such as Vodafone and O2, and banks, like Lloyds and Citigroup.

    Frog completed an exit of its stake in GBG to public investors, including Blackrock, in April 2013.

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    “Frog worked closely with my team and me to add new talent to the Board, to move from the main market to AIM, and to back the acquisition of four companies, one of which involved a rights issue. They have many contacts, both in the UK and internationally through businesses they invest in and associates they know, particularly in the technology arena. Accordingly they proactively provided us with valuable intelligence, business leads and strategic observations on how they see key markets are developing."

    -Richard Law, CEO, GB Group

  • Dynamic Action

    Advanced analytics for retail

    dynamicaction.com

    • Sector Retail Software
    • Location UK, US
    • Investment Status current

    The typical retailer will lose 11.7% of revenue this year due to the combined impact of overstocks, out-of-stocks and needless returns in their omni-channel operations. Advanced analytics for retail merchandising success is not wishful thinking. DynamicAction automatically creates an environment where data spanning the organization is scientifically considered using algorithms written by world-class data scientists and retail experts. The company’s technology identifies disconnects across the data sets and organization, prescribes specific actions to take to solve those disconnects, and prioritizes them by financial impact to your business.

    Under the leadership of John Squire, ex Coremetrics CSO, DynamicAction has a blend of the best retail experts and engineers, data scientists and marketers from the most recognizable companies in their industries, including McKinsey, IBM, Figleaves, Coremetrics, Travelocity, Marin Software, Harrods, Tesco, Chevrolet, Chevron, Match.com and Topshop. DynamicAction’s customer base has a few things in common: They are leaders in their categories, have extremely complex businesses and are facing intense competitive environments. Most importantly, they have visionary leaders who understand that reports, dashboards, and one-size-fits all analytics are simply no longer enough to be successful. You see them quoted in the press and headlining industry conferences for a reason. They are leading the retail merchandising revolution and will be the ones who beat their digital business plan and stay ahead of customer expectations. They are they ones that lean forward to make better decisions and take fast action on their cross-organizational and cross-channel data. Amongst them are Brooks Brothers, Clarins, Tesco, ElCorte Ingles, Nine West and Cole Haan.

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    "Whilst retailers worldwide are under intense competitive pressure due to Amazon and the internet, they are also losing a staggering $1.75 trillion in lost revenue opportunities on an annual basis. DynamicAction helps find and win these lost opportunities on a day in day out basis. At Nine West, their ROI on DynamicAction was 15x in 4 months as we uncovered $5.7m in profit (not revenue) potential during this time period."

    -John Squire, CEO, DynamicAction

  • Skimlinks

    Content monetization platform for digital publishers

    skimlinks.com

    • Sector Digital Media
    • Location UK, US
    • Investment Status current

    Skimlinks is the leading content monetization platform for digital publishers.

    Founded in 2007, Skimlinks creates native monetization solutions for publishers, rewarding them for any e-commerce they drive by automatically turning product links and references into trackable affiliate links. Integrated with more than 20,000 merchants, Skimlinks processes 300 million clicks a month on over 1.5 million sites around the web.

    Skimlinks technology helps publishers like Time Inc, Gawker Media, Condé Nast, Hearst Digital and The Huffington Post earn revenue and gain insights from their commerce-related content. Skimlinks’ publishers monetized their content by generating over $625 million in sales for over 20,000 retailers on the Skimlinks platform.

    Skimlinks is a team of more than 80 with offices in London, San Francisco and New York.

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    “We have always believed that a strong culture and collaborative values are critical to building a lasting, robust company. It made sense that we expand that belief not just to our teammates and clients, but also to our investors, who become an extension of our team. Frog’s similarity in values and culture, coupled with their breadth of vision, strategic experience and desire to contribute, made Frog an ideal investor and partner for Skimlinks.”

    -Alicia Navarro, co-founder and CEO, Skimlinks

  • Mediatonic

    Leader in the digital games space

    mediatonicgames.com

    • Sector Digital Media
    • Location UK
    • Investment Status current

    Mediatonic provides an end-to-end solution for brands and media companies to make significant strategic investments in social, mobile and free-to-play games. Mediatonic works in partnership with blue-chip companies in North America, Europe and Asia to design, develop and manage games with huge numbers of active players.

    Companies such as Time Warner, Disney and Microsoft depend on Mediatonic’s technology, people and experience to grow global communities of game players and meet specific strategic objectives. Since being founded in 2005, Mediatonic has been the force behind highly-acclaimed games such as the Amateur Surgeon franchise and Robot Unicorn Attack Evolution on Adult Swim, Disney’s Superbia, Qwirkle, Monsters (Probably) Stole My Princess, Who’s That Flying?!, and dozens more.

    With investors that include some of the games industry’s most accomplished individuals, Mediatonic is growing rapidly and continues to distinguish itself as a leading player in the digital games space.

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    “Frog took care to get to know us; they got involved early-on with a creative deal and invested time in our business. We got to know all of the Partners and many of the portfolio companies at Frog over several months. When the time came to call for more substantial funding, it was clear that Frog would be the preferred partners.”

    -Dave Bailey, CEO, Mediatonic

  • Rated People

    UK's leader in helping homeowners find quality, local tradesmen

    ratedpeople.com

    • Sector Property
    • Location UK
    • Investment Status current

    Rated People is the UK’s largest online marketplace to connect homeowners with quality, local tradesmen, whose quality and recommendations are based on reviews and ratings from other homeowners in the Rated People community.

    Rated People is transforming the £39 billion home improvement industry, generating more than £1 million in home renovation and repair work every day for tradesmen using its service. For homeowners, Rated People is free to use and offers access to more than 30,000 quality, local tradesmen in the UK, representing 24 trades. For tradesmen, Rated People offers access to more than 250,000 home improvement and repair jobs a year, helping tradesmen get more jobs, earn more money and find work closer to home. It is now recognised that the market for directory services, dominated by Yellow Pages, is shifting to new, more efficient models. Innovative service providers like Rated People offer greater control, higher levels of trust and better value for money to both consumers and business looking to serve them.

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  • Edited

    Disruptive leader in real-time market analytics for fashion

    edited.com

    • Sector Retail Software
    • Location Australia, UK, US
    • Investment Status current

    EDITED is the world leader of real-time data for apparel retailers worldwide. Using more than 27 billion of data points, with millions more added daily, EDITED helps leading brands like Topshop, Gap, and Saks Fifth Avenue make faster, more efficient trading decisions by constructing an in-depth view of the real state of their markets.

    Founded in London in 2009, EDITED is used every day by buyers and merchandisers to have the right product, at the right price, at the right time.

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    “Frog were recommended to us a number of times. That's testament to their reputation and the reach of their network, which has been very impactful for us already. Their view and horizon is long-term, so it's always felt like they're part of our journey to building a substantial and successful company. We're proud to have them as part of our story.”

    -Geoff Watts, CEO, EDITED

  • OrderDynamics

    Cloud based order management for retail

    orderdynamics.com

    • Sector Retail Software
    • Location Canada, UK
    • Investment Status current

    OrderDynamics provides best-of-breed, cloud based order management technology that lets retailers converge their online and offline strategies to deliver on the promises of omni-channel retail.

    OrderDynamics’ technology enables international retailers to succeed with the step change in order and inventory complexity caused by omni-channel commerce. Solutions include realising a single view on inventory across the enterprise, and using distributed order routing logic which can optimise their inventory sell-through, drive customer satisfaction, grow sales, and maximise the value of their physical retail presence.

    OrderDynamics brings the market a solid combination of retail expertise, depth and flexibility in omni-channel order management solutions, rapid time to market and ongoing innovation.

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    “It is a boost to have the support of a far-sighted and patient investor like Frog Capital. They understand the disruptive nature and growth potential of SaaS based applications, as well as the global nature of the opportunity. As a best-of-breed Order Management solution for the retail sector, we at OrderDynamics are riding the intersecting waves of investment in omni-channel retail and the transition to SaaS, and are enjoying growth across the North American, European, and Asia Pacific markets.”

    -Nick McLean, CEO, OrderDynamics

  • Scoota

    Leading supplier of programmatic technology for rich media marketing

    scoota.com

    • Sector Digital Media
    • Location Spain, UK
    • Investment Status current

    Scoota is a cross-media specialist, creating and delivering engaging cross-media entertainment formats that are supported by a unique marketing methodology and an innovative technology platform. Founded in 2008 by technology entrepreneur James Booth and TV executive Torie Chilcott, Scoota is one of a new breed of companies that understands the rapidly evolving media landscape, where online video is exploding and the boundaries between TV, online and mobile are becoming increasingly blurred.

    Their cloud-base technology suite includes intuitive, self-service tools for constructing, analysing, planning, distributing and tracking campaigns across a global network of premium publishers and ad exchanges. Through a unique combination of marketing methodology, proprietary technology, a growing online content-distribution platform and privileged access to talent, Scoota specialises in realising powerful content-related and social-media marketing opportunities for brands, advertisers and publishers.

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    “At the very top of my desired list of investor partners was Frog. Frog feels like an extension of the business; not because they impose but because of the value the individuals bring and the friendly manner in which they deliver this. There’s a natural feel of creativity and entrepreneurship over there in Kings Cross: a bunch of highly capable, enthusiastic people who are a breath of fresh air in an otherwise often too formal and regimented sector.”

    -James Booth, Founder & CEO, Scoota