For Hoxton Ventures’ co-founder Hussein Kanji, there is a great deal of overhype regarding tech ventures, especially ‘home-grown British success stories’. The firm, whose investments include food-delivery app Deliveroo and cybersecurity player Darktrace, always approaches propositions with caution. ‘We invest only if acompany has the potential to b e a very large, valuable, global business,’ it says. Hoxton Ventures ‘chases after outliers’, betting on ideas that can turn into dominant companies and perhaps create new industry categories. It focuses on European start-ups in internet, mobile and software. Investments range from $250,000 to $2 million and it looks to become shareholders for seven to ten years.