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BMW i Ventures

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Total investments 118
Average round size
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The average size of a deal this fund participated in
$35M
Portfolio companies 75
Rounds per year 9.08
Lead investments 20
Follow on index
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How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
0.36
Exits 13
Key employees 4
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Late Stage Venture
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Areas of investment

  • Automotive
  • Software
  • Transportation
  • Manufacturing
  • Internet
Summary

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.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Skylo

Information Technology
Internet of Things
Satellite Communication
Telecommunications
Wireless
$37M13 Feb 2024 Palo Alto, California, United States

Lilac Solutions

Advanced Materials
Chemical
Energy Storage
Natural Resources
$145M12 Feb 2024 Rhode Island, United States

Cyclic Materials

CleanTech
Industrial
Recycling
$27M25 Apr 2023 Kingston, Ontario, Canada

DeepDrive

Automotive
Electric Vehicle
Robotics
$17M21 Mar 2023 München, Bayern, Germany

AMPECO

Automotive
Electric Vehicle
Energy
Enterprise Software
Software
$13M25 Jan 2023 Sofia, Grad Sofiya, Bulgaria

MacroFab

Electronics
Hardware
Internet of Things
Manufacturing
Marketplace
$42M18 Jan 2023 Houston, Texas, United States

Alitheon

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

ELISE

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

May Mobility

Automotive
Autonomous Vehicles
Transportation
Travel
$111M12 Jul 2022 Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States
News
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.

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Total investments 118
Average round size 35M
Rounds per year 9.08
Peak activity year 2021
Lead investments 20
Follow on index 0.36
Exits 13
Group Appearance index 0.86

Latest deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Skylo

Information Technology
Internet of Things
Satellite Communication
Telecommunications
Wireless
$37M13 Feb 2024 Palo Alto, California, United States

Lilac Solutions

Advanced Materials
Chemical
Energy Storage
Natural Resources
$145M12 Feb 2024 Rhode Island, United States

Cyclic Materials

CleanTech
Industrial
Recycling
$27M25 Apr 2023 Kingston, Ontario, Canada

DeepDrive

Automotive
Electric Vehicle
Robotics
$17M21 Mar 2023 München, Bayern, Germany

AMPECO

Automotive
Electric Vehicle
Energy
Enterprise Software
Software
$13M25 Jan 2023 Sofia, Grad Sofiya, Bulgaria

MacroFab

Electronics
Hardware
Internet of Things
Manufacturing
Marketplace
$42M18 Jan 2023 Houston, Texas, United States

Alitheon

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

ELISE

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

May Mobility

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