Hemisphere Capital
 

WHAT WE DO

Hemisphere focuses on companies that recognize the technology sector operates on a global basis, and need help developing international aspects of their business.

We are an investment and advisory firm that works with companies in the digital media, communications and information technology sectors.

We look for platforms that create long-term value for partners and end-users. These scale, cross borders and are at the center of eco-systems.

Special areas of interest include:

digital media

DIGITAL
MEDIA

interactive games

INTERACTIVE
GAMES

mobile software and applications

MOBILE
SOFTWARE &
APPLICATIONS

enterprise applications

ENTERPRISE
APPLICATION

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HOW WE DO IT

Advisory

Mergers & Acquisitions, Capital Raising, Strategic


Hemisphere Capital helps equity owners achieve attractive exits for their businesses. In many cases the acquirer will not be in your home country; cross-border mergers and acquisitions continue to increase, particularly in technology related sectors.

We bring the benefit of years of international operational business experience to bear on sale or acquisitions, to give advice normally you’d only expect from a global investment bank.

If your business needs further funding for its next growth phase, Hemisphere maintains relationships with a broad range of capital providers, including venture and private equity funds and structured lenders.


Investing

Venture Transactions


Hemisphere Capital invests in growth stage companies in our sector focus primarily in Europe. Hemisphere maintains relationships with a number of institutional investors who actively seek our strategic participation.

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quoteation As a member of TPD's board, Matt has taken a leading role in positioning the company for international, scalable growth. His experience in strategy, business development and management has been invaluable, and his approach is calm, patient and tactical. quoteation
Will Duff Gordon, Co-founder and CEO, Total Performance Data
 
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TEAM

The Hemisphere team collectively represents more than 40 years of successful cross-border investing, operations and management experience.

Matt Rothman

Matt Rothman

Managing Partner

He is on the board of directors of Total Performance Data in London and an advisor to Satisfi Labs in New York. He was CEO of Softbank Emerging Markets, a $200 million venture fund, part of the Softbank Capital International family of funds, from 2000 to 2002. From a San Francisco headquarters, he launched and operated four regional offices in Kuala Lumpur, Istanbul, Warsaw and Johannesburg focused on growth opportunity investments. Prior to Softbank, Matt was a strategic advisor to a number of Silicon Valley start-ups aimed at capital formation, business development and alliances. Until 1999, Matt was General Manager of Sony Online Ventures, and Senior Vice President of Sony New Technologies, the strategic development arm of Sony Corporation of America. He started Sony.com by registering the URL in 1994, subsequently building and managing all the US-based operating companies websites, including shopping and film, music and TV promotions. While at Sony, he commissioned ‘Everquest’, the massive multi-player online game played by five million subscribers.

matt@hemispherecapital.com

Heather Killen

Heather Killen

Managing Partner

She is CEO of H&C TV, an international multi-screen network focused on equestrian sports and lifestyle. Heather’s experience spans both internet and TV worlds, thanks to former roles including SVP International at Yahoo! Inc from 1996 to 2001, and non-executive director at ITV plc. As CEO of H&C, she has expanded the network from one satellite delivered channel to six localized channels across Europe, Australia and the US, passing more than 40 million households on both traditional pay-TV, and OTT platforms including Amazon Prime Video and Roku. Heather also serves as a Trustee of Brooke, an international development charity that supports communities in emerging markets reliant on working horses, donkeys and mules.

heather@hemispherecapital.com

 
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PORTFOLIO

Monterosa Productions provides TV broadcasters and producers with a platform to create, curate and manage second screen content to multiple devices, and on-screen TV. Licensees include NBC Universal, BBC, BSkyB, and Channel 4 in the UK. monterosa.co.uk

Dianomi gives content marketing tools to over 200 financial services firms, from Fidelity to Aberdeen Asset Management, through its network of over 85 worldwide online publications, including Bloomberg, Morningstar and Reuters. Its platform matches marketing messages with the right content to give online readers a valuable service. With offices in London, New York and Sydney, it provides lead generation, cost-per-click, redirects and response in a targeted way. dianomi.com

The largest digital media platform for equestrian focused sports and lifestyle programming. Available over-the-top and by Pay-TV on more than 30 platforms, including Apple, Android, Roku and Amazon Prime Channels with 1,400 hours of entertainment, training, documentaries and profiles. Plus, over 200 days of live sports from top level events. horseandcountry.tv

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ADVISORY

Hemisphere Capital provides a range of advisory services, including M&A, capital raising and business development, on an advisory basis to development stage companies.

This ranges from specific projects or transactions, to facilitating introductions to a broad spectrum of potential customers and channel partners across the globe.


Client assignments include:

Perfect Channel is all about auction theory, building highly optimized enterprise platforms for some of the largest global players. Clients include Christie’s auctions (40% of its custmers now bid online), Lloyd’s of London (£1 billion of transactions), and Leaseplan (annually selling 245,000 cars across 31 countries). Its off-the-shelf, cloud-based Platform as a Service is used in travel, and loyalty schemes, such as Manchester City Football Club.

Satisfi Labs is an 'answer engine' for sports teams, leagues, venues and attractions. With more than 200 clients, including Major League Baseball, Universal Studio Tours and Smithsonian, it helps fans and visitors easily search for information, tickets and hospitality through an interactive conversation on websites, in apps, Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp and even SMS. Backed by Google, MLB, and Techstars.

Total Performance Data is a leader in sports IoT, capturing the speed, pace and position of horses on the racetrack in real-time. It is installed in half of the tracks in the United Kingdom and, through a partnership with the Jockey Club, rolling out to more than 40 tracks in the United States.

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CONTACT

address

84 Brook Street
London W1K 5EH
United Kingdom

telephone

+44 (0)20 7866 6028

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