Mark Farmer


Starting life as a software engineer, he co-founded Metrica Systems in 1992, who became the leading supplier of performance management software to the telecommunications industry. Metrica was acquired by ADC Telecoms in 1996, at which point Mark commenced a career in seed investment.

Over the last ten years Mark has made several investments and enjoyed several exits, including Cramer Systems, most recently acquired by Amdocs. At over $400m, this ranks as one of the largest cash based acquisitions of a European software company.

In 2002, Mark combined his investment track record with similar 'entrepreneurs-turned-seed-investors', to form Eden Ventures, an early stage software venture fund. Eden 1 had its first close in 2004, one of the few first time European funds to close since the market collapse at the turn of the century.

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