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IBM Ventures

Investor type Corporate Venture Capital

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Total investments 16
Average round size
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The average size of a deal this fund participated in
$37M
Portfolio companies 16
Rounds per year 0.76
Lead investments 1
Exits 3
Key employees 3

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • Information Technology
  • Enterprise Software
  • Health Care
  • Information Services
Summary

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

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Cyolo

Network Security
12 Oct 2022 Tel Aviv-Yafo, Tel Aviv District, Israel

SingleStore

Analytics
Big Data
Cloud Data Services
Database
Enterprise Software
Software
$116M12 Jul 2022 San Francisco, California, United States

Quantinuum

Information Services
Information Technology
$25M22 Feb 2022 Charlotte, North Carolina, United States

PreciseDx

Health Care
$10M11 Jan 2022 New York, New York, United States

Copado

Collaboration
Developer Platform
Developer Tools
IT Management
Software
$140M13 Sep 2021 Chicago, Illinois, United States

Variantyx

Biotechnology
Genetics
Health Care
Health Diagnostics
Information Technology
Life Science
Personal Health
$20M15 Mar 2021 Framingham, Massachusetts, United States

Cambridge Quantum Computing

Artificial Intelligence
Computer
Enterprise Software
Quantum Computing
$45M08 Dec 2020 England

IFTTT

Information Services
Information Technology
Internet
$24M26 Apr 2018 San Francisco, California, United States

Apttus

CRM
Enterprise Software
Finance
Information Technology
SaaS
Software
$55M13 Sep 2017 California, United States
News
Copado Raises $140 Million Series C Round to Expand Its DevOps Platform Across Leading Enterprise SaaS Clouds, Approaches $1.2 Billion Valuation

– Copado has raised $140m in Series C financing.
– The round was led by Insight Partners and includes participation from new investors SoftBank Vision Fund 2, Declaration Partners and DG Ventures, as well as existing investors Salesforce Ventures, ISAI Cap Venture, Lead Edge Capital, and Perpetual Investors. Strategic investor IBM Ventures also participated in the round.
– Proceeds will be used to expand its DevOps and AI-enabled testing solutions across the leading enterprise SaaS platforms driving today’s digital transformation projects.

Variantyx Secures $20M in Series C Funding

– Variantyx, a Boston, MA-based hereditary disease testing company, secured $20M in Series C funding.
– The round was led by GHS Fund (Quark Venture LP and GF Securities) and includes new investor, IBM Ventures and current investors, Pitango Venture Capital, New Era Capital Partners, 20/20 HealthCare Partners.
– In conjunction with the funding, Zafrira Avnur, PhD, Quark Venture Chief Scientific Officer & Partner, will join the Variantyx board of directors.
– The company intends to use the funds for development of its tumor diagnostic solutions and the expansion of sales.

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