Benhamou Global Ventures

Investor type Venture Capital
Founders Eric Benhamou

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Total investments 82
Average round size
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The average size of a deal this fund participated in
$9M
Portfolio companies 61
Rounds per year 4.82
Lead investments 12
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How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
0.26
Exits 16
Key employees 9
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Late Stage Venture
Seed

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • Information Technology
  • SaaS
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Analytics
Summary

Benhamou Global Ventures appeared to be the VC, which was created in 2004. The fund was located in North America if to be more exact in United States. The main department of described VC is located in the Palo Alto.

The usual cause for the fund is to invest in rounds with 3-4 partakers. Despite the Benhamou Global Ventures, startups are often financed by Canvas Ventures, Plug and Play, Nesta Ventures. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Plug and Play, Sofinnova Investments, Partech. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Plug and Play, Sofinnova Investments, Grayhawk Capital.

For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - United States. Moreover, a startup needs to be at the age of 4-5 years to get the investment from the fund. The fund has no exact preference in a number of founders of portfolio startups. In case when startup counts 5+ of the founder, the chance for it to get the investment is meager. Among the most successful fund investment fields, there are Software, Computer. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Finjan Holdings, Light Blue Optics, Virtual Instruments.

The higher amount of exits for fund were in 2018. The real fund results show that this VC is 19 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other companies. Opposing the other organizations, this Benhamou Global Ventures works on 6 percentage points less the average amount of lead investments. The fund is generally included in 2-6 deals every year. The usual things for fund are deals in the range of 5 - 10 millions dollars. The top activity for fund was in 2017. Despite it in 2019 the fund had an activity.

The fund was created by Eric Benhamou. The overall number of key employees were 9.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Flytrex

Delivery
Delivery Service
Drones
Food Delivery
Logistics
Robotics
Software
$40M19 Nov 2021 Tel Aviv-Yafo, Tel Aviv District, Israel

Nirmata

Cloud Computing
Enterprise Software
Information Technology
PaaS
$4M11 Aug 2021 San Jose, California, United States

Macrometa

Cloud Computing
Cloud Data Services
Cloud Infrastructure
Database
Information Technology
$20M15 Jun 2021 Palo Alto, California, United States

Synox

Information Technology
Internet of Things
$1M25 May 2021 France, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France

ThetaRay

Artificial Intelligence
FinTech
Fraud Detection
SaaS
$31M18 May 2021 Israel, North District, Israel

Cryptosense

Cloud Security
Cyber Security
Security
Software
$4M13 May 2021 Paris, Ile-de-France, France

Zelros

Artificial Intelligence
InsurTech
Machine Learning
$11M24 Feb 2021 Paris, Ile-de-France, France

Evinced

Artificial Intelligence
Computer Vision
Information Technology
Software
$17M03 Feb 2021 California, United States

Flytrex

Delivery
Delivery Service
Drones
Food Delivery
Logistics
Robotics
Software
$8M30 Jan 2021 Tel Aviv-Yafo, Tel Aviv District, Israel
News
Geospatial analytics startup AiDash lands $27M

– AiDash, a company using satellite imagery and AI to monitor infrastructure, announced that it raised $27 million in series B funding led by G2 Venture Partners, with BGV, National Grid Partners, and additional strategic investors participating.
– The proceeds bring the company’s total raised to date to $33 million, which AiDash says will be put toward expanding its workforce and further developing its platform.
– Companies in a range of markets are using satellite imagery to improve efficiency, reduce environmental impact, and even make investment decisions.
– Driving the adoption is an explosion of data — at the start of 2019, an estimated 5,000 satellites revolved around the Earth’s orbit — but also advancements in AI that make analyses of the imagery more attainable than before.

Nirmata Secures $4M in Pre-Series A Funding

– Nirmata is a software solutions provider for governance, compliance, security, and automation of production Kubernetes workloads and clusters.
– The company raised $4.0m in pre-series A funding.
– The round was led by Z5 Capital with participation from Uncorrelated Ventures, Samsung Next, Benhamou Global Ventures (BGV) and angel investors Saqib Syed and BV Jagadeesh.
– The new investment will be used to accelerate the company’s growth and development of Kyverno.

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