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Material Impact Fund

Investor type Venture Capital
Founders Adam Sharkawy Carmichael Roberts


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Total investments 26
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 15
Rounds per year 3.71
Lead investments 7
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Key employees 2

Areas of investment

  • Manufacturing
  • Robotics
  • Software
  • Biotechnology
  • Information Technology

Material Impact Fund appeared to be the VC, which was created in 2015. The company was established in North America in United States. The leading representative office of defined VC is situated in the Boston.

The common things for fund are deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars. Speaking about the real fund results, this VC is 37 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other organizations. The important activity for fund was in 2019. The fund is generally included in less than 2 deals every year.

The current fund was established by Adam Sharkawy, Carmichael Roberts. The overall number of key employees were 2.

Besides, a startup needs to be aged 6-10 years to get the investment from the fund. We can highlight the next thriving fund investment areas, such as Information Technology, Manufacturing. For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - United States. The fund has specific favorite in a number of founders of portfolio startups. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Orbion Space Technology, Fusion Coolant Systems, NextGen Jane.

The usual cause for the fund is to invest in rounds with 5-6 partakers. Despite the Material Impact Fund, startups are often financed by The Amherst Fund, The Frankel Fund, Taylor Ventures. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Yamaha Motor Ventures & Laboratory Silicon Valley, Tekfen Ventures, RKS Ventures. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Yamaha Motor Ventures & Laboratory Silicon Valley, Yamaha Motor Co.,, Tekfen Ventures.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation


$14M27 Jul 2022 San Francisco, California, United States


$130M19 Jul 2022 Tempe, Arizona, United States

Foundation Alloy

Product Design
$10M31 May 2022 Seattle, Washington, United States


Consumer Electronics
$21M30 Nov 2021 Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States


Industrial Manufacturing
Machinery Manufacturing
$51M22 Sep 2021 Massachusetts, United States

Debut Biotech

$22M12 Aug 2021 San Diego, California, United States

Soft Robotics

Advanced Materials
Industrial Automation
$10M29 Jun 2021 Massachusetts, United States

Orbion Space Technology

Information Technology
$20M24 Jun 2021 Michigan, United States


Consumer Electronics
$12M13 Oct 2020 Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
6K Raises $51M in Series C Funding

– 6K Energy is a battery developer based in Hayward, CA.
– Company raised $45m in Series B funding.
– The round was led by Volta Energy Technologies with participation from Catalus Capital, S Cap/Prithvi Ventures, Anzu Partners, Launch Capital, Material Impact and RKS Ventures.
– The new investment will be used to complete its Battery Development Center of Excellence.

Debut Biotech Raises $22.6M in Series A Funding

– Debut Biotech is a San Diego, CA-based developer of a biomanufacturing platform harnessing cell-free enzymes.
– The company raised $22.6m in Series A funding.
– The round was led by Material Impact with participation from Cultivian Sandbox Ventures, Fine Structure Ventures, ACVC Ventures, Humboldt Fund, Cantos Ventures, as well as existing investors including KdT Ventures.
– The new capital will be used to commercialize ingredients developed from its proprietary cell-free biomanufacturing platform.


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