Hakluyt Capital, a London, UK-based tech investor, announced three of its first investments.
Founded in 2023, Hakluyt Capital invests alongside leading venture capital funds, targeting Series B to D companies with high growth potential and international ambitions. The firm’s in-house team across the Americas, Europe, the Middle East and Asia works closely with the leadership teams of its portfolio companies to identify and introduce potential customers, to navigate policy and regulatory issues around the world, and to make connections to senior individuals with geographic or sectoral expertise.
Its parent company, Hakluyt, is a strategic advisory firm that works with corporate leaders and investors around the world on their most important commercial issues.
The first investments are Interos, CalypsoAI and Viz.ai.
Led by founder and CEO Jennifer Bisceglie, Interos provides an AI-powered platform for multinational corporations, governments, and other organisations to map, monitor and pre-empt emerging and systemic risks hidden deep in manufacturing and cyber supply chains to protect brand, reputation and profitability.
Led by Neil Serebryany, founder and CEO, CalypsoAI is an AI security company empowering international organisations to leverage generative AI and Large Language Models (LLMs) safely and confidently. The company’s platform is designed to mitigate the risks posed by generative AI models, providing industry-leading safeguards that prevent the leakage of sensitive data and block malicious attacks.
Led by Dr Chris Mansi, co-founder and CEO, Viz.ai provides a software platform that leverages AI to accelerate the diagnosis and treatment of serious illnesses. Its algorithms, which have been cleared by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), analyse medical imaging data such as CT scans and electrocardiograms to support medical professionals with real-time insights and assessments.
Speaking about Hakluyt Capital’s first investments, Varun Chandra, Hakluyt Capital’s chairman and Hakluyt’s managing partner, said: “Our ambition in building Hakluyt Capital is to partner with the world’s most dynamic and ambitious young companies, and accelerate their growth. We are delighted to be using Hakluyt’s in-house expertise and connectivity to advise these brilliant businesses on how best to navigate their toughest challenges and seize their greatest opportunities.“