Embark Ventures

Founded 2017
Founders Peter Lee Yipeng Zhao

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Total investments 14
Average round size
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The average size of a deal this fund participated in
$14M
Portfolio companies 12
Rounds per year 3.50
Lead investments 1
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How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
0.43
Key employees 2
Stages of investment
Seed

Areas of investment

  • Machine Learning
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Logistics
  • Biotechnology
  • Industrial
Summary

In 2016 was created Embark Ventures, which is appeared as VC. The main office of represented VC is situated in the Los Angeles. The fund was located in North America if to be more exact in United States.

The standard case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 4-5 partakers. Despite the Embark Ventures, startups are often financed by Velocity, Upfront Ventures, The Engine. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Upfront Ventures, Sunstone Management, Seraph Group. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Upfront Ventures, Sunstone Management, Seraph Group.

The fund was created by Peter Lee, Yipeng Zhao.

The fund has no specific favorite in a number of founders of portfolio startups. If startup sums 1 of the founder, the chance for it to be financed is low. Among the most successful fund investment fields, there are Industrial, Biopharma. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight SafeAI, Kebotix, K2 Cyber Security. Besides, a startup requires to be at the age of 1 and less years to receive the investment from the fund. For fund there is a match between the location of its establishment and the land of its numerous investments - United States.

Speaking about the real fund results, this VC is 11 percentage points less often commits exit comparing to other organizations. The top activity for fund was in 2018. The usual things for fund are deals in the range of 5 - 10 millions dollars. The fund is generally included in 2-6 deals every year.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

inVia Robotics

E-Commerce
Industrial Automation
Logistics
Machine Learning
Robotics
$30M28 Jul 2021 California, United States

SafeAI

Construction
Mining
$21M22 Jun 2021 Milpitas, California, United States

Optimal Dynamics

Artificial Intelligence
Logistics
Machine Learning
Software
$18M13 May 2021 New York, New York, United States

Jiko

Banking
Financial Services
Financial Software
FinTech
Other Financial Services
Trading Platform
$40M29 Oct 2020 Berkeley, California, United States

Syntiant

Artificial Intelligence
Machine Learning
Semiconductor
Sensor
$35M04 Aug 2020 Irvine, California, United States

Optimal Dynamics

Artificial Intelligence
Logistics
Machine Learning
Software
$3M07 Jul 2020 New York, United States

Kula Bio

Agriculture
Biotechnology
Farming
Food and Beverage
$5M22 Oct 2019 Massachusetts, United States

SafeAI

Construction
Mining
$5M18 Jun 2019 Milpitas, California, United States

K2 Cyber Security

Cloud Data Services
Cyber Security
$6M20 Feb 2019 San Jose, California, United States
News
Via Separations Raises Oversubscribed $38 Million Series B Led by NGP ETP to Transform Industrial Energy Use

– Via Separations, a rapidly-scaling technology company that enables industrial decarbonization, announced a $38m investment, led by NGP ETP, a growth equity investor focused on opportunities in the global transition toward a lower carbon economy.
2040 Foundation also participated in the round, alongside existing investors, including: The Engine, Safar Partners, Prime Impact Fund, Embark Ventures and Massachusetts Clean Energy Center.
– The new capital will be used to drive deployment in the pulp and paper sector and accelerate platform expansion to reduce energy usage throughout chemical production.
– Via has begun deploying its platform to slash energy use and propel enhanced production in the pulp and paper sector with its sights set on broadly applicable industrial manufacturing.
– The company is electrifying industrial processes by replacing inefficient thermal separations with filtration-based systems.

SafeAI Raises $21M in Series A Funding

– SafeAI, a Milpitas, California-based autonomous heavy equipment company, raised $21m in Series A funding.
– The round was led by Builders VC with participation from new investors LTC, DG Ventures, MACA and Vimson Group and existing investors Autotech Ventures, Brick and Mortar Ventures, Embark Ventures, Monta Vista Capital and Obayashi Corporation.
– The company intends to use the funds to advance its interoperable autonomous technology through accelerated research and development and accelerate global expansion.

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