IBM Ventures

Founded 2001


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Total investments 11
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 10
Rounds per year 0.50
Lead investments 1
Exits 3

Areas of investment

  • Enterprise Software
  • Health Care
  • Information Technology
  • SaaS
  • Software

IBM Ventures appeared to be the VC, which was created in 2001. The fund was located in North America if to be more exact in United States. IBM Ventures seemed to be an CVC arrangement as part of the organization. The main department of described VC is located in the San Francisco.

Besides, a startup requires to be at the age of 6-10 years to receive the investment from the fund. Among the various public portfolio startups of the fund, we may underline Welltok, IFTTT, WayBlazer For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - United States. The fund has exact preference in a number of founders of portfolio startups. When startup sums 4 or 5+ of the founder, the probability for it to get the investment is little. Among the most popular fund investment industries, there are Software, Health Care.

We also calculated 3 valuable employees in our database.

When the investment is from IBM Ventures the average startup value is 10-50 millions dollars. The important activity for fund was in 2015. The usual things for fund are deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars. The higher amount of exits for fund were in 2019. The fund is generally included in less than 2 deals every year. This IBM Ventures works on 7 percentage points less the average amount of lead investments comparing to the other organizations.

The typical case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 5 participants. Despite the IBM Ventures, startups are often financed by ICONIQ Capital, TriZetto, Salesforce Ventures. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are IBM, Salesforce Ventures, Yahoo. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Norwest Venture Partners, Microsoft, USAA.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRoundRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation


Health Care
Health Diagnostics
Information Technology
Life Science
Personal Health
Late Stage Venture
20M15 Mar 2021 United States, Framingham

Cambridge Quantum Computing

Artificial Intelligence
Enterprise Software
Quantum Computing
Venture - Series Unknown
45M08 Dec 2020 United Kingdom, Cambridge


Information Services
Information Technology
Late Stage Venture
24M26 Apr 2018 United States, San Francisco


Enterprise Software
Information Technology
Late Stage Venture
55M13 Sep 2017 United States, " United States"}


Artificial Intelligence
Automation/Workflow Software
Big Data
Business/Productivity Software
Information Services
Information Technology
Machine Learning
Early Stage Venture
25M04 Oct 2016 United States, Austin

Digital Asset

Financial Services
Risk Management
60M02 Feb 2016 United States, New York

Late Stage Venture
40M05 Jan 2016

Unify Square

Communications Infrastructure
Enterprise Software
Unified Communications
Early Stage Venture
12M23 Jul 2015 United States, Bellevue


Digital Media
E-Commerce Platforms
7M19 May 2015 United States, " United States"}
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