K3 Ventures

Founded 2017
Founders Meng Xiong Kuok

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Total investments 46
Average round size
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The average size of a deal this fund participated in
$181M
Portfolio companies 38
Rounds per year 11.50
Lead investments 0
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How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
0.09
Exits 3
Key employees 1
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Late Stage Venture
Seed

Areas of investment

  • Internet
  • Software
  • Financial Services
  • Food and Beverage
  • Food Processing
Summary

K3 Ventures is the famous VC, which was founded in 2015.

The fund is generally included in 7-12 deals every year. The increased amount of exits for fund were in 2018. The important activity for fund was in 2018. Despite it in 2019 the fund had an activity. This K3 Ventures works on 23 percentage points less the average amount of lead investments comparing to the other organizations. The typical startup value when the investment from K3 Ventures is more than 1 billion dollars. The usual things for fund are deals in the range of more than 100 millions dollars.

The usual cause for the fund is to invest in rounds with 1-2 partakers. Despite the K3 Ventures, startups are often financed by Meng Xiong Kuok, Insignia Ventures Partners, Singtel Innov8. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Meng Xiong Kuok, Tencent Holdings, Qiming Venture Partners. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Vertex Ventures, Singtel Innov8, Insignia Ventures Partners.

The current fund was established by Meng Xiong Kuok. We also calculated 1 valuable employee in our database.

Moreover, a startup needs to be at the age of 2-3 years to get the investment from the fund. The fund has no specific favorite in a number of founders of portfolio startups. If startup sums 4 of the founder, the chance for it to be financed is low. We can highlight the next thriving fund investment areas, such as Logistics, Transportation. Among the various public portfolio startups of the fund, we may underline Toutiao, ByteDance, Airbnb

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

SaladStop!

Food and Beverage
Food Processing
Health Care
$8M15 Nov 2021 Pennsylvania, United States

Momos

Food and Beverage
SaaS
$6M26 Aug 2021 Singapore, Central Region, Singapore

Apeel Sciences

Advanced Materials
Agriculture
AgTech
Biotechnology
Food Processing
Waste Management
$250M18 Aug 2021 California, United States

Next Gen Foods

Food and Beverage
Food Processing
Organic Food
Retail
$20M13 Jul 2021 Singapore, Central, Singapore

Biotechnology
$200M26 May 2021 Singapore, Central, Singapore

GOOD Meat

Food and Beverage
Food Processing
Organic Food
$170M18 May 2021 San Francisco, California, United States

WeRide

Artificial Intelligence
Autonomous Vehicles
Computer
Software
$3B13 May 2021 Yuexiu District, Guangdong Province, China

Food and Beverage
Food Processing
Organic Food
Retail
$10M25 Feb 2021 Singapore, Central, Singapore

Redefine Meat

3D Technology
Food and Beverage
Food Processing
$29M16 Feb 2021 Tel Aviv District
News
GOOD Meat, a Division of Eat Just, Inc., Raises $267 Million, Adds Former USDA Secretary to Advisory Board

– Eat Just, Inc. announced that its GOOD Meat division has secured $97 million in new funding.
– The overall $267 million fundraise is the largest to date in the burgeoning cultivated meat sector, which analysts predict could become a $25 billion global industry by 20301.
– New and previously announced investors include UBS O’Connor, a hedge fund manager within UBS Asset Management; Graphene Ventures; K3 Ventures; Resilience Reserve, a venture capital fund founded by entrepreneur Rob Reid and TED curator Chris Anderson; businessman Fernando Chico Pardo and others.
– GOOD Meat will use the funds to increase capacity and accelerate research and development for high-quality, real meat made directly from animal cells.
– ABG, LLC; BofA Securities, Inc.; Guggenheim Securities and VERSO Capital advised on the transaction.

GOOD Meat, a Division of Eat Just, Inc., Secures $170 Million to Scale Meat Without Slaughter as Demand Grows

– Eat Just, Inc. announced that its GOOD Meat division has secured $170m in new funding.
– With this transaction, GOOD Meat becomes a subsidiary of Eat Just, which announced a $200m fundraise in March.
– The latest investment from funds managed by UBS O’Connor, a hedge fund manager within UBS Asset Management, Graphene Ventures, K3 Ventures and others, will be used to increase capacity and accelerate research and development for high-quality, real meat without slaughter.

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