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IBM

Founders Leonard Bogdonoff Rachel Reinitz Steven Dickens Thomas J. Watson

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Total investments 44
Average round size
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The average size of a deal this fund participated in
$24M
Portfolio companies 41
Rounds per year 0.40
Lead investments 5
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How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
0.07
Exits 11
Key employees 57

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • Information Technology
  • Enterprise Software
  • Financial Services
  • Big Data
Summary

IBM appeared to be the Corporate Investor, which was created in 1911. The fund was located in North America if to be more exact in United States. The leading representative office of defined Corporate Investor is situated in the Armonk.

The fund was created by Thomas J. Watson. The overall number of key employees were 55.

The top amount of exits for fund were in 2005. The common things for fund are deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars. Speaking about the real fund results, this Corporate Investor is 7 percentage points less often commits exit comparing to other organizations. The fund is constantly included in less than 2 investment rounds annually. The high activity for fund was in 2000. Despite it in 2019 the fund had an activity. The average startup value when the investment from IBM is 10-50 millions dollars. Comparing to the other companies, this IBM performs on 6 percentage points less the average number of lead investments.

The usual cause for the fund is to invest in rounds with 4-5 partakers. Despite the IBM, startups are often financed by ICONIQ Capital, Valhalla Partners, Summit Partners. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are IBM Ventures, Intel Capital, J & W Seligman. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Sternhill Partners, Redpoint, Mission Ventures.

Moreover, a startup needs to be at the age of 4-5 years to get the investment from the fund. Among the various public portfolio startups of the fund, we may underline MIT-IBM Watson AI Lab, Lightbend, Fast Track The fund has no specific favorite in a number of founders of portfolio startups. When startup sums 3 or 5+ of the founder, the probability for it to get the investment is little. Among the most successful fund investment fields, there are Cloud Computing, Finance. For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - United States.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Orglance

Freelance
$250K02 May 2022 Cairo, Al Qahirah, Egypt

AT&T

Mobile
Service Industry
Telecommunications
Wireless
$298M02 Apr 2022 Dallas, Texas, United States

RePay Africa

Financial Services
FinTech
$120K04 Jan 2022 Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya

Lygon

Blockchain
Financial Services
$5M13 Jun 2021 Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Apps
Consulting
Information Services
Information Technology
iOS
Mobile
Software
Web Design
$300K19 Dec 2020 Delaware, United States

we.trade

Blockchain
Financial Services
FinTech
Information Technology
21 May 2020 County Dublin

Lightbend

Big Data
Cloud Computing
Data Integration
Enterprise Applications
Enterprise Software
Information Technology
Internet
Software
Software Engineering
$25M09 Mar 2020 San Francisco, California, United States

Digital Asset

Blockchain
Developer Platform
Developer Tools
Finance
Financial Services
FinTech
Risk Management
Software
$35M11 Dec 2019 New York, United States

Finclude

Consumer Lending
Credit
Credit Bureau
Financial Services
FinTech
Risk Management
$150K03 Nov 2019 Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland

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