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General Motors

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Total investments 21
Average round size
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The average size of a deal this fund participated in
$660M
Portfolio companies 14
Rounds per year 0.18
Lead investments 5
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How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
0.33
Exits 4
Key employees 9

Areas of investment

  • Automotive
  • Autonomous Vehicles
  • Software
  • Transportation
  • Robotics
Summary

General Motors is the famous Corporate Investor, which was founded in 1908. The main office of represented Corporate Investor is situated in the Detroit. The company was established in North America in United States.

Comparing to the other companies, this General Motors performs on 19 percentage points less the average number of lead investments. The fund is constantly included in less than 2 investment rounds annually. Speaking about the real fund results, this Corporate Investor is 30 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other organizations. The typical startup value when the investment from General Motors is more than 1 billion dollars. The high activity for fund was in 2017. The increased amount of exits for fund were in 2019. The usual things for fund are deals in the range of more than 100 millions dollars.

We also calculated 9 valuable employees in our database.

Among the various public portfolio startups of the fund, we may underline Lyft, Cruise Automation, Girls Who Code For fund there is a match between the location of its establishment and the land of its numerous investments - United States. Besides, a startup needs to be aged 4-5 years to get the investment from the fund. We can highlight the next thriving fund investment areas, such as Wearables, Automotive. The fund has exact preference in a number of founders of portfolio startups.

The typical case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 4 participants. Despite the General Motors, startups are often financed by GSV Capital, Didi Chuxing, Alibaba Group. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are SoftBank Investment Advisers, Honda Motor, Williams Communications. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by M13, Walmart, Uber.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Cruise

Automotive
Autonomous Vehicles
Robotics
Software
Transportation
$1B18 Mar 2022 San Francisco, California, United States

DAPCEP

Education
Higher Education
Secondary Education
$125K06 Dec 2021 Detroit, Michigan, United States

Pure Watercraft

Electric Vehicle
Electronics (B2C)
GreenTech
Marine
Recreational Goods
Specialty Retail
Sports
$450M22 Nov 2021 Seattle, Washington, United States

Wejo

Analytics
Automotive
Big Data
Information Technology
$128M19 Nov 2021 Chester, England, United Kingdom

Momenta

Artificial Intelligence
Autonomous Vehicles
Computer Vision
Information Services
Mapping Services
Software
$500M23 Sep 2021 Dongcheng District, Beijing, China

Battery
Electric Vehicle
Electronics
Manufacturing
$139M19 Apr 2021 Woburn, Massachusetts, United States

Cruise

Automotive
Autonomous Vehicles
Robotics
Software
Transportation
$2B19 Jan 2021 San Francisco, California, United States

Lordstown Motors

Automotive
Electric Vehicle
Industrial
Manufacturing
$500M26 Oct 2020 Warren, Ohio, United States

Nikola Motor Company

Automotive
Electric Vehicle
Logistics
Manufacturing
$2B08 Sep 2020 Phoenix, Arizona, United States
News
SES Closes $139M Series D Funding

– SES Closes $139M Series D Funding
– The round was led by General Motors with participation from existing investors SK Inc., Temasek, Applied Ventures LLC, Shanghai Auto and Vertex.
– The company intends to use the funds to accelerate technology development, expand its technical, business and manufacturing teams, and expedite the commercialization of Li-Metal batteries.

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