BMW i Ventures

Founded 2011

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Total investments 59
Average round size
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The average size of a deal this fund participated in
$28M
Portfolio companies 58
Rounds per year 5.90
Lead investments 13
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How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
0.25
Exits 11
Key employees 4
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Late Stage Venture
Seed

Areas of investment

  • Automotive
  • Software
  • Manufacturing
  • Transportation
  • 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

Kodiak Robotics

Autonomous Vehicles
Information Technology
Logistics
Robotics
Software
24 Jun 2021 Mountain View, California, United States

Motorway

Automotive
Consumer Reviews
E-Commerce
Electric Vehicle
Marketplace
Price Comparison
$65M14 Jun 2021 London, England, United Kingdom

Plus One Robotics

Industrial Automation
Robotics
Software
$33M27 Apr 2021 San Antonio, Texas, United States

Solid Power

Battery
Electric Vehicle
Energy
Renewable Energy
$5M01 Jan 2021 Colorado, United States

Xometry

3D Printing
E-Commerce
Industrial Engineering
Manufacturing
Marketplace
Mechanical Engineering
$75M09 Sep 2020 Maryland, United States

GenXComm

Information Services
Information Technology
Software
Telecommunications
Wireless
28 Jul 2020 Austin, Texas, United States

Prometheus

CleanTech
Oil and Gas
09 Jun 2020 California, United States

AutoFi

Automotive
Financial Services
Point of Sale
13 May 2020 San Francisco, California, United States

DSP Concepts, Inc.

Audio
Automotive
Consumer Electronics
DSP
Internet of Things
Medical Device
Mobile Devices
Software
Wearables
$14M21 Feb 2020 San Jose, California, 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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