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DN Capital appoints Maria Molland as Venture Partner




DN Capital appoints Maria Molland as Venture Partner



01 May 2011
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DN Capital appoints Maria Molland as Venture Partner

London, 24 May 2011 – DN Capital is pleased to announce Maria Molland has joined the firm as a Venture Partner.

Maria is a veteran executive from the digital media space with fifteen years of experience. Most recently she was the Global Managing Director of Lipper and Digital Ventures for Thomson Reuters. Prior to that, she was the SVP and Global Head of Strategy and Business Development for Reuters Media. Prior to Thomson Reuters, Ms. Molland was the General Manager of Marketwatch and Barron’s Online for Dow Jones as well as the Head of Strategy and Business Development at Yahoo Finance.

Steve Schlenker, Managing Partner at DN Capital, commented:
“We are delighted that Maria has joined DN Capital as a Venture Partner. Maria brings additional senior operating experience to our investment team, along with an outstanding track record of delivering results in a number of B2C and B2B general management, strategy and business development roles. Maria will work with us to source and evaluate new transactions, as well as working closely with relevant portfolio companies. We expect many of our portfolio companies to benefit greatly from her strategy and business operations expertise.”

Maria Molland commented:
“Having already worked with the DN Capital team as a Thomson Reuters executive, I know first-hand DN’s active approach to supporting its portfolio of companies. DN’s portfolio of transforming digital media companies such as Shazam, Endeca, and OLX and others creates a robust set of opportunities for developing new categories in the digital media space. I am delighted to be joining the team as a Venture Partner.”

For further information, please contact: +44 (0)20 7340 1600, info@demianortega.com/dncapital

About DN Capital

DN Capital is a global early stage and growth capital investor in digital media and software companies with offices in London and Palo Alto. DN Capital’s objective is to identify, invest in and actively support its portfolio companies to become global leaders. Portfolio companies include Shazam Entertainment, Endeca Technologies, Datanomic (sold to Oracle), Eyeka, JacobsRimell (sold to Amdocs), Mister Spex, OLX (sold to Naspers), Digital Chocolate, Tbricks and Windeln.

The professionals at DN Capital bring over 50 years of private equity experience to their investments, and actively work with portfolio companies to steward their growth through the various stages of development. Additional information about the firm and its portfolio companies can be found on its website, www.demianortega.com/dncapital.

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