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Investment Corporation of Dubai (ICD)



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Total investments 11
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 7
Rounds per year 0.61
Lead investments 4
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 1
Key employees 4

Areas of investment

  • Agriculture
  • AgTech
  • Food and Beverage
  • E-Commerce
  • Farming

Investment Corporation of Dubai (ICD) is the famous VC, which was founded in 2006. The fund was located in Asia if to be more exact in United Arab Emirates. The main office of represented VC is situated in the Dubai.

Among the most successful fund investment fields, there are Agriculture, Lifestyle. Among the various public portfolio startups of the fund, we may underline Indigo Agriculture, Nanotronics Imaging, Numbrs The fund has exact preference in a number of founders of portfolio startups. For fund there is no match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - United States. Besides, a startup needs to be aged 4-5 years to get the investment from the fund.

The usual cause for the fund is to invest in rounds with 3-4 partakers. Despite the Investment Corporation of Dubai (ICD), startups are often financed by Flagship Pioneering, Centralway Ventures, Alaska Permanent Fund. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Saidler & Co., Ronald Cohen, OCCIDENT. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by OCCIDENT, Marius Nacht, Flagship Pioneering.

Deals in the range of more than 100 millions dollars are the general things for fund. Speaking about the real fund results, this VC is 30 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other organizations. When the investment is from Investment Corporation of Dubai (ICD) the average startup value is more than 1 billion dollars. The fund is constantly included in less than 2 investment rounds annually. The important activity for fund was in 2017.

Besides them, we counted 4 critical employees of this fund in our database.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Slurrp Farm

Food and Beverage
Snack Food
$6M22 Feb 2022 Gurugram, Haryana, India


E-Commerce Platforms
Food and Beverage
Food Delivery
Online Portals
$121M07 Aug 2020 India, Karnataka
Inari Raises $208M in Series D Funding

– Inari, a Cambridge, Mass.-based developer of a platform to enable yield increase, raised $208m in Series D funding.
– The round was co-led by Flagship Pioneering with participation from Alexandria Venture Investments, Investment Corporation of Dubai, Banque Pictet on behalf of their clients and Rivas Capital and new investors G Squared and Pavilion Capital.
– The company intends to use the funds to further accelerate advancements across its science platform and product development for corn and soybeans in both North and South America.
– Founded by Flagship Pioneering in 2016, Inari is based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, with additional sites in West Lafayette, Indiana, and Ghent, Belgium.


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Total investments 11
Average round size 89M
Rounds per year 0.61
Peak activity year 2017
Lead investments 4
Follow on index 0.36
Exits 1
Group Appearance index 0.91

Latest deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Slurrp Farm

Food and Beverage
Snack Food
$6M22 Feb 2022 Gurugram, Haryana, India


E-Commerce Platforms
Food and Beverage
Food Delivery
Online Portals
$121M07 Aug 2020 India, Karnataka
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