Ariadne add investors to network

Ariadne Capital, the European venture capital group, has attracted eight new investors, bringing its global investor network to 24.

Six of the new investors include Mark Blandford, founder of Sportingbet; Finn Helmer, founder of Giga; Nick Ogden, founder of On Instant and WorldPay; Stefan Roever, founder of Navio and Brokat; Michael Jansen, founder of Brokat and Auxell Private Equity; and Nigel Burton, CFO of WILink.

Ariadne is an investor in early stage private companies and advises later stage private and public companies. It focuses on technology, communications and life sciences. It was founded in December 2000 by CEO Julie Meyer and COO Bundeep Singh Rangar.