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Founders Leonard Bogdonoff Rachel Reinitz Steven Dickens Thomas J. Watson


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

Areas of investment

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

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


$250K02 May 2022 Cairo, Al Qahirah, Egypt


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

RePay Africa

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


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

Information Services
Information Technology
Web Design
$300K19 Dec 2020 Delaware, United States

Financial Services
Information Technology
21 May 2020 County Dublin


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

Digital Asset

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


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


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