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Total investments 17
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 14
Rounds per year 3.40
Lead investments 6
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Key employees 6

Areas of investment

  • Manufacturing
  • Medical Device
  • Semiconductor
  • Medical
  • 3D Technology

The typical case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 2-3 participants. Despite the imec.xpand, startups are often financed by Mark Cuban, EvoNexus, Asimov Ventures. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are University of Leuven, Tech Coast Angels, Stanley Ventures. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Jazz Pharmaceuticals.

The fund has no exact preference in some founders of portfolio startups. Among the various public portfolio startups of the fund, we may underline Pulsify Medical, MouSensor, Fabric8Labs Among the most popular fund investment industries, there are Nanotechnology, Consumer Electronics. Moreover, a startup needs to be at the age of 1 and less years to get the investment from the fund.

The high activity for fund was in 2018. The common things for fund are deals in the range of 1 - 5 millions dollars. Considering the real fund results, this Corporate Investor is 80 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other organizations. The fund is constantly included in 2-6 deals per year.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Swave Photonics

Augmented Reality
$8M28 Jun 2022 Leuven, Vlaams-Brabant, Belgium


$11M16 May 2022 Genk, Limburg, Belgium


Consumer Electronics
$17M12 May 2022 Leuven, Flemish Brabant, Belgium

Inorganic Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence
Machine Learning
$56M04 Feb 2022 San Jose, California, United States


Health Care
Medical Device
$8M14 Oct 2021 Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland

Axelera AI

Artificial Intelligence
Machine Learning
$12M15 Sep 2021 Eindhoven, Noord-Brabant, The Netherlands


$16M03 Aug 2021 Antwerpen, Antwerp, Belgium

Onera Health

Medical Device
$12M29 Jul 2021 Palo Alto, California, United States


3D Printing
3D Technology
$19M20 Jul 2021 San Diego, California, United States
Dutch AI Semiconductor Startup Axelera AI Launches With $12 Million Seed Round

– Axelera AI announced that it has successfully closed a seed investment round of $12m.
– The round was led by Bitfury and joined by global nanoelectronics R&D center imec and deep-tech venture capital funds Innovation Industries and imec.xpand.
– The funding will support the company’s development of an industry-defining product powering AI applications at the edge.
– Axelera AI was incubated by Bitfury Group in 2019, formerly operating as Bitfury AI until the company came out as an independent entity this year.
– Building on its extensive research and development focused on integrating world-class hardware and software technologies for edge and cloud-to-edge enterprise solutions, Axelera AI joined forces with imec in early 2020 to develop groundbreaking computing architecture for high-performance AI.

Spectricity Raises €14M in Series B Funding

– Spectricity, a Mechelen, Belgium-based provider of hyperspectral sensing solutions for mobile and consumer devices, raised €14m in ($16M US) Series B funding.
– Backers included AtlanticBridge, CapricornFusion China Fund, and Shanghai Semiconductor Equipment and Material Fund (SSMEF) as well as imec.xpand and XTRION.
– The company will be using the funds to further accelerate the development and mass production of its hyperspectral sensors and imagers for high-volume, low-cost applications from wearables to smartphones and IoT devices.


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