Close Many team members at Unicorn Nest are Ukrainians affected by Russian aggression. We do our best to solve any issues and answer your questions in the shortest possible time frames but some delays are possible.

BMW i Ventures

Investor type Corporate Venture Capital


Unlock datapoints

Portfolio analytics



News & Media

Add fund to favorites
Save this fund for later to form your own custom list of funds
This summary is composed by our algorithm based on the analysis of the deals. If you think that some of this information is not accurate, please let us know about it and provide any supporting evidences if possible. Such cases will be analyzed by our ML-algorithm and implemented in our database, which will improve this summary.
Total investments 107
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 68
Rounds per year 9.73
Lead investments 19
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 13
Key employees 4
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Late Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • Automotive
  • Software
  • Transportation
  • Manufacturing
  • Artificial Intelligence

BMW i Ventures appeared to be the VC, which was created in 2011. The leading representative office of defined VC is situated in the Mountain View. The venture was found in North America in United States. BMW i Ventures appeared to be a CVC structure as part of the corporation.

The fund has no exact preference in a number of founders of portfolio startups. In case when startup counts 1 of the founder, the chance for it to get the investment is meager. 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 2-3 years to get the investment from the fund. Among the most successful fund investment fields, there are Mobile, Internet. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Carbon3D, Graphcore, Desktop Metal.

The typical case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 6-7 participants. Despite the BMW i Ventures, startups are often financed by Y Combinator, Sequoia Capital, Kleiner Perkins. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Toyota AI Ventures, Y Combinator, Highland Capital Partners. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Y Combinator, Index Ventures, GE Ventures.

Besides them, we counted 4 critical employees of this fund in our database.

The higher amount of exits for fund were in 2019. Deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars are the general things for fund. When the investment is from BMW i Ventures the average startup value is 500 millions - 1 billion dollars. The fund is generally included in 7-12 deals every year. Speaking about the real fund results, this VC is 21 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other organizations. The important activity for fund was in 2017. Comparing to the other companies, this BMW i Ventures performs on 21 percentage points less the average number of lead investments.

Read more

Related Funds

Funds investing in previous rounds
These funds often invest in the rounds preceeding the rounds of BMW i Ventures:
Typical Co-investors
BMW i Ventures is more likely to invest in rounds together with the following funds:
Funds investing in following rounds
These funds have a tendency to invest in the following rounds after BMW i Ventures:

Funds with similar focus

Funds from United States
Funds with similar focus located in United States:
Funds with the same geo focus
Funds with similar geography of portfolio companies:
Funds doing lead investments
Funds with similar focus acting as lead investors:

Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Fox Robotics

Industrial Automation
$20M27 Oct 2022 Austin, Texas, United States


Artificial Intelligence
Cloud Computing
Computer Vision
Machine Learning
Optical Communication
$10M20 Sep 2022 Bellevue, Washington, United States


Information Technology
$14M05 Sep 2022 Bremen, Free Hanseatic City of Bremen, Germany

May Mobility

Autonomous Vehicles
13 Jul 2022 Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States

May Mobility

Autonomous Vehicles
$111M12 Jul 2022 Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States


Cloud Infrastructure
Data Integration
Information Technology
$30M31 May 2022 San Francisco, California, United States

Mangrove Lithium

$12M17 May 2022 Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada


Industrial Automation
Industrial Manufacturing
Information Technology
Internet of Things
$130M26 Apr 2022 Munich, Bavaria, Germany


$35M05 Apr 2022 Fribourg, Switzerland
Autobrains Announces $101 Million Series C Funding Led by Temasek

– Autobrains, developer of first-of-its-kind self-learning artificial intelligence technology for assisted and autonomous driving, today announced it raised $101 million in Series C financing led by Temasek, a global investment company headquartered in Singapore.
– Additional participants in the round include new investors Knorr-Bremse AG, a leading automotive player and VinFast, a fast-growing flagship Vietnamese car manufacturer, as well as existing investor BMW and long-term strategic partner, Continental AG.
– The funding will grow the company’s commercial reach into new global markets.

Natural Fiber Welding Raises $15M in Funding

– Natural Fiber Welding from Peoria develops sustainable technologies based on the use of plants and natural fibers to obtain durable goods and textiles.
– Series A $15m round was led by The Community Development Venture Capital Alliance (CDVCA) with participation from BMW i Ventures, Prairie Crest Capital, Ethos Capital, For Good Ventures, and Evolution VC Partners.
– The funding will be used to scale production and move into new markets like the automotive industry that need a sustainable solution to replace synthetic materials.


  • No reviews are submitted yet.
Do you want more?
We provide dozens of additional datapoints about this fund.
Sign up and get access to full fund profile and advanced analysis.
Full team
Industries heatmap
Stages heatmap
Georgaphy breakdown
Portfolio analysis
Performance indexes
Latest highlights
Unlock all data
Do you represent BMW i Ventures?
Get access to manage this page
Get in touch
Found incorrect info? Let us know!

You can raise money with us faster

Get matched with relevant funds

Find decision makers data

Connect with investors by email

Remind me later
...and save more than 200 hours*
*-Our recommendation and outreach system saves up to 200 hours of founder time on fundraising for seed and series A+ startups
We use LinkedIn only to verify your account. We don't import or message your contacts, nor post on your behalf.
By creating an account, you agree to our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.
Crunchbase icon

Content report

The following text will be sent to our editors: