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Apple

Founders David Pakman Ron Wayne Steve Jobs Steve Wozniak

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Total investments 26
Average round size
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The average size of a deal this fund participated in
$1B
Portfolio companies 24
Rounds per year 0.57
Lead investments 0
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How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
0.08
Exits 10
Key employees 7

Areas of investment

  • Manufacturing
  • Software
  • Electronics
  • Hardware
  • Telecommunications
Summary

In 1976 was created Apple, which is appeared as Corporate Investor. The company was established in North America in United States. The main department of described Corporate Investor is located in the Cupertino.

The current fund was established by Ron Wayne, Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak. The overall number of key employees were 6.

The typical case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 2-3 participants. Despite the Apple, startups are often financed by Info Edge, Intel, Summit Partners. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Vy Capital, Tencent Holdings, TAL Education Group. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Vy Capital, Sierra Ventures, NIF Ventures.

Comparing to the other companies, this Apple performs on 35 percentage points more the average number of lead investments. The typical startup value when the investment from Apple is more than 1 billion dollars. The increased amount of exits for fund were in 2006. The fund is constantly included in less than 2 investment rounds annually. Considering the real fund results, this Corporate Investor is 53 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other organizations. The common things for fund are deals in the range of more than 100 millions dollars. The important activity for fund was in 2016. Despite it in 2019 the fund had an activity.

For fund there is a match between the location of its establishment and the land of its numerous investments - United States. Besides, a startup requires to be at the age of 11-15 years to receive the investment from the fund. We can highlight the next thriving fund investment areas, such as Telecommunications, Knowledge Management. The fund has no specific favorite in a number of founders of portfolio startups. If startup sums 3 or 4 of the founder, the chance for it to be financed is low. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Didi Chuxing, Kanisa, ELAN Microelectronics.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

WorldVUZE

Education
$8B21 Sep 2022 Turkey, Canakkale, Turkey

CNote

Finance
Financial Services
FinTech
Impact Investing
$25M05 May 2022 Oakland, California, United States

Apple

Consumer Electronics
Electronics
Hardware
Mobile Devices
Retail
Software
$150K01 Jan 2022 Cupertino, California, United States

Trala

E-Learning
Music
Musical Instruments
$6M06 Dec 2021 Chicago, Illinois, United States

Xinglan Technology

Information Technology
Network Security
Security
$15M15 Nov 2021 Haidian, Beijing, China

SweetBio

Advanced Materials
Biotechnology
Health Care
Medical
Medical Device
26 Aug 2021 Memphis, Tennessee, United States

II-VI

Aerospace
Industrial
Manufacturing
Navigation
$410M07 May 2021 Pennsylvania, United States

UnitedMasters

Audio
Marketing
Media and Entertainment
Music
Music Label
$50M31 Mar 2021 New York, New York, United States

BSB Holding

Air Transportation
E-Commerce
$15B01 Mar 2021 Izmir, Izmir, Turkey
News
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– UnitedMasters, an independent music distribution platform and tool factory, has raised a $50m Series B round led by Apple.
A16z and Alphabet are participating again in this raise.
– United Masters is also entering a strategic partnership with Apple alongside this investment.

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