Graphene Ventures

Founded 2015
Founders Alex Giannikoulis


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Total investments 15
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 17
Rounds per year 2.50
Lead investments 1
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 2
Key employees 2
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Late Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • Information Technology
  • Hardware
  • Industrial Automation
  • Ride Sharing

In 2015 was created Graphene Ventures, which is appeared as VC. The venture was found in North America in United States. The leading representative office of defined VC is situated in the Palo Alto.

For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - United States. Among the most popular fund investment industries, there are Transportation, Parenting. Among the various public portfolio startups of the fund, we may underline Snap, Lyft, Zum Besides, a startup needs to be aged 2-3 years to get the investment from the fund. The fund has no specific favorite in a number of founders of portfolio startups. When startup sums 5+ of the founder, the probability for it to get the investment is little.

The usual cause for the fund is to invest in rounds with 6-7 partakers. Despite the Graphene Ventures, startups are often financed by Rakuten, Alibaba Group, Didi Chuxing. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Rakuten, Vickers Venture Partners, SOSV. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Sequoia Capital, M13, Khosla Ventures.

The top amount of exits for fund were in 2019. The typical startup value when the investment from Graphene Ventures is more than 1 billion dollars. The important activity for fund was in 2018. The usual things for fund are deals in the range of more than 100 millions dollars. The fund is constantly included in 2-6 investment rounds annually. Speaking about the real fund results, this VC is 13 percentage points less often commits exit comparing to other organizations. This Graphene Ventures works on 22 percentage points less the average amount of lead investments comparing to the other organizations.

The current fund was established by Alex Giannikoulis, Nabil Borhanu. We also calculated 2 valuable employees in our database.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRoundRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation


Food and Beverage
Food Processing
Organic Food
$170M18 May 2021 United States, San Francisco


Information Technology
$2M22 Nov 2020 Egypt, Cairo


Drug Discovery
Health Care
Medical Device
$6M31 Oct 2020 United States, " United States"}


Information Technology
30 Dec 2019 Egypt, Cairo


Cyber Security
Financial Services
$6M08 Apr 2019 United Kingdom, London


$2M14 Feb 2019 United States, New York

WakeCap Technologies

Enterprise Applications
Industrial Automation
Information Technology
Internet of Things
$1M11 Nov 2018 United Arab Emirates, " United Arab Emirates"}

WakeCap Technologies

Enterprise Applications
Industrial Automation
Information Technology
Internet of Things
$385K30 Aug 2018 United Arab Emirates, " United Arab Emirates"}


Retail Technology
$19M26 Jun 2018 United States, San Francisco
GOOD Meat, a Division of Eat Just, Inc., Raises $267 Million, Adds Former USDA Secretary to Advisory Board

– Eat Just, Inc. announced that its GOOD Meat division has secured $97 million in new funding.
– The overall $267 million fundraise is the largest to date in the burgeoning cultivated meat sector, which analysts predict could become a $25 billion global industry by 20301.
– New and previously announced investors include UBS O’Connor, a hedge fund manager within UBS Asset Management; Graphene Ventures; K3 Ventures; Resilience Reserve, a venture capital fund founded by entrepreneur Rob Reid and TED curator Chris Anderson; businessman Fernando Chico Pardo and others.
– GOOD Meat will use the funds to increase capacity and accelerate research and development for high-quality, real meat made directly from animal cells.
– ABG, LLC; BofA Securities, Inc.; Guggenheim Securities and VERSO Capital advised on the transaction.

GOOD Meat, a Division of Eat Just, Inc., Secures $170 Million to Scale Meat Without Slaughter as Demand Grows

– Eat Just, Inc. announced that its GOOD Meat division has secured $170m in new funding.
– With this transaction, GOOD Meat becomes a subsidiary of Eat Just, which announced a $200m fundraise in March.
– The latest investment from funds managed by UBS O’Connor, a hedge fund manager within UBS Asset Management, Graphene Ventures, K3 Ventures and others, will be used to increase capacity and accelerate research and development for high-quality, real meat without slaughter.


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