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IBM

Founders Leonard Bogdonoff Rachel Reinitz Steven Dickens Thomas J. Watson

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Total investments 65
Average round size
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The average size of a deal this fund participated in
$25M
Portfolio companies 59
Rounds per year 0.58
Lead investments 6
Follow on index
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How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
0.09
Exits 13
Key employees 61

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • Information Technology
  • Blockchain
  • Financial Services
  • FinTech
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

Ghost Kitchens

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$5M22 Feb 2024 Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Portal

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Blockchain
Cryptocurrency
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$34M30 Jan 2024 San Francisco, California, United States

TechZig

$43K09 May 2023 Raipur, India

NetBox Labs

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$20M11 Apr 2023 -

Strangeworks

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$24M21 Mar 2023 Austin, Texas, United States

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18 Jan 2023 -

EdgeDB

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$15M07 Nov 2022 San Francisco, California, United States

Lithium

Blockchain
Cryptocurrency
Finance
SaaS
Software
Venture Capital
$2M10 Aug 2022 London, England, United Kingdom

Orglance

Freelance
$100K01 Jul 2022 Cairo, Al Qahirah, Egypt

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Total investments 65
Average round size 25M
Rounds per year 0.58
Peak activity year 2022
Lead investments 6
Follow on index 0.09
Exits 13
Group Appearance index 0.74

Latest deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Ghost Kitchens

Food and Beverage
Food Processing
Restaurants
$5M22 Feb 2024 Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Portal

Bitcoin
Blockchain
Cryptocurrency
Ethereum
Financial Exchanges
Financial Services
FinTech
$34M30 Jan 2024 San Francisco, California, United States

TechZig

$43K09 May 2023 Raipur, India

NetBox Labs

Open Source
Software
$20M11 Apr 2023 -

Strangeworks

Quantum Computing
Software
$24M21 Mar 2023 Austin, Texas, United States

NetBox Labs

Open Source
Software
18 Jan 2023 -

EdgeDB

Database
Enterprise Software
Open Source
Software
$15M07 Nov 2022 San Francisco, California, United States

Lithium

Blockchain
Cryptocurrency
Finance
SaaS
Software
Venture Capital
$2M10 Aug 2022 London, England, United Kingdom

Orglance

Freelance
$100K01 Jul 2022 Cairo, Al Qahirah, Egypt
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