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Kingdom Holding Company

Founders Alwaleed Bin Talal

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Total investments 7
Average round size
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The average size of a deal this fund participated in
$762M
Portfolio companies 7
Rounds per year 0.27
Lead investments 3
Exits 5
Key employees 8

Areas of investment

  • Apps
  • Logistics
  • Transportation
  • Ride Sharing
  • Web Development
Summary

In 1996 was created Kingdom Holding Company, which is appeared as VC. The main office of represented VC is situated in the Riyadh. The company was established in Asia in Saudi Arabia.

This organization was formed by Alwaleed Bin Talal. We also calculated 8 valuable employees in our database.

This Kingdom Holding Company works on 14 percentage points more the average amount of lead investments comparing to the other organizations. The important activity for fund was in 2018. The fund is constantly included in less than 2 investment rounds annually. The common things for fund are deals in the range of more than 100 millions dollars. When the investment is from Kingdom Holding Company the average startup value is more than 1 billion dollars. The higher amount of exits for fund were in 2019. Considering the real fund results, this VC is 37 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other organizations.

Among the most successful fund investment fields, there are Apps, Transportation. For fund there is no match between the location of its establishment and the land of its numerous investments - United States. Besides, a startup needs to be aged 6-10 years to get the investment from the fund. The fund has no exact preference in a number of founders of portfolio startups. In case when startup counts 4 or 5+ of the founder, the chance for it to get the investment is meager. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight JD.com, Snap, Lyft.

The typical case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 4-5 participants. Despite the Kingdom Holding Company, startups are often financed by Lumia Capital, Endure Capital, Didi Chuxing. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Rakuten, Alibaba Group, STV - Overview. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Rakuten, M13, Graphene Ventures.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Careem

Customer Service
Logistics
Public Transportation
Ride Sharing
Transportation
$200M18 Oct 2018 Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Deezer

Apps
Music
Music Streaming
Web Development
$188M02 Aug 2018 Paris, Ile-de-France, France

Careem

$150M14 Jun 2017 -

AccorHotels

Hospitality
Location Based Services
Tourism
Travel
$3B12 Jul 2016 Paris, Ile-de-France, France

Lyft

Mobile Apps
Peer to Peer
Ride Sharing
Software
Transportation
$1B28 Dec 2015 San Francisco, California, United States

Snap

Apps
Messaging
Mobile
Photography
Social Media
$200M12 Mar 2015 Los Angeles, California, United States

JD.com

E-Commerce
Internet
Logistics
Marketplace
Retail
Wholesale
$400M01 Feb 2013 Beijing, Beijing, China

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