Motus Ventures

Investor type Accelerator
Founders Robert Seidl

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Total investments 17
Average round size
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The average size of a deal this fund participated in
$10M
Portfolio companies 18
Rounds per year 1.89
Lead investments 6
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How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
0.24
Exits 2
Key employees 4
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • Robotics
  • Autonomous Vehicles
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Software
  • Automotive
Summary

Motus Ventures appeared to be the VC, which was created in 2012. The main department of described VC is located in the Redwood City. The venture was found in North America in United States.

Besides, a startup requires to be at the age of 2-3 years to receive the investment from the fund. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Quanergy Systems, Sensibo, Locomation. The fund has exact preference in some founders of portfolio startups. When startup sums 3 of the founder, the probability for it to get the investment is little. Among the most successful fund investment fields, there are Transportation, Consumer Electronics. For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - United States.

The typical case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 5-6 participants. Despite the Motus Ventures, startups are often financed by Reshape, letters Capital, Wicklow Capital. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Reshape, Western Technology Investment, VGO Ventures. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Reshape, Wicklow Capital, TSVC.

The typical startup value when the investment from Motus Ventures is 100-500 millions dollars. The fund is generally included in 2-6 deals every year. Considering the real fund results, this VC is 25 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other organizations. Deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars are the general things for fund. Comparing to the other companies, this Motus Ventures performs on 19 percentage points less the average number of lead investments. The high activity for fund was in 2016. Despite it in 2019 the fund had an activity. The higher amount of exits for fund were in 2017.

The fund was created by Robert Seidl. The overall number of key employees were 4.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

H2U Technologies

Clean Energy
CleanTech
GreenTech
Renewable Energy
$7M22 Jul 2021 Pasadena, California, United States

Artificial Intelligence
Information Technology
09 Apr 2019 Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States

Qelzal

B2B
Drones
Machine Learning
Sensor
Software
22 Dec 2018 San Diego, California, United States

Toposens

3D Technology
Automotive
Autonomous Vehicles
Consumer Electronics
Electronic Equipment and Instruments
Robotics
Sensor
$1M05 Oct 2018 Munich, Bavaria, Germany

Civil Maps

Artificial Intelligence
Autonomous Vehicles
Robotics
Software
$10M27 Apr 2018 San Francisco, California, United States

Metawave

Artificial Intelligence
Automotive
Communications Infrastructure
Telecommunications
Wireless
$7M05 Sep 2017 Palo Alto, California, United States

Metamoto

Autonomous Vehicles
Computer Vision
Machine Learning
Robotics
Simulation
Software
Software Engineering
$2M12 Jul 2017 Redwood City, California, United States

Quanergy Systems

3D Technology
Autonomous Vehicles
Information Services
Information Technology
Mapping Services
Navigation
Robotics
$90M22 Aug 2016 Sunnyvale, California, United States

Civil Maps

Artificial Intelligence
Autonomous Vehicles
Robotics
Software
$4M15 Jul 2016 San Francisco, California, United States

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