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Founders Judith Terrill William George


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Total investments 11
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 9
Rounds per year 0.09
Lead investments 3
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 2
Key employees Soon

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • Machine Learning
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Biotechnology
  • Manufacturing

NIST is the famous Corporate Investor, which was founded in 1901. The company was established in North America in United States. The main office of represented Corporate Investor is situated in the Gaithersburg.

Among the most successful fund investment fields, there are Biopharma, Robotics. For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - United States. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Voxel51, Origen Therapeutics, Isto Technologies. The fund has no exact preference in some founders of portfolio startups. Besides, a startup requires to be at the age of 6-10 years to receive the investment from the fund.

The current fund was established by Judith Terrill, William George.

The standard case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 1 partaker. Despite the NIST, startups are often financed by National Science Foundation, Wakefield Group, Firelake Capital Management. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Pappas Ventures, New Enterprise Associates, Morningside Group.

The fund is constantly included in less than 2 deals per year. Considering the real fund results, this Corporate Investor is 0 percentage points less often commits exit comparing to other organizations. The top activity for fund was in 2001. Despite it in 2019 the fund had an activity. The increased amount of exits for fund were in 2018. The usual things for fund are deals in the range of 1 - 5 millions dollars. Comparing to the other companies, this NIST performs on 11 percentage points more the average number of lead investments.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Apollo AI

Facial Recognition
First Aid
Law Enforcement
Public Safety
Smart Cities
Virtual Assistant
$5K18 Aug 2022 Georgia, United States


Augmented Reality
Big Data
Data Visualization
Virtual Reality
$1M01 Jun 2021 Los Angeles, California, United States

Robotic Materials

Artificial Intelligence
Industrial Automation
Machine Learning
Productivity Tools
$400K15 Sep 2020 Boulder, Colorado, United States

Facial Recognition
First Aid
Law Enforcement
Public Safety
Smart Cities
Virtual Assistant
$27K01 Oct 2019 Georgia, United States

Applied NanoFluorescence

Optical Communication
01 Sep 2019 Houston, Texas, United States

Robotic Materials

Artificial Intelligence
Industrial Automation
Machine Learning
Productivity Tools
$100K15 Jul 2019 Boulder, Colorado, United States


Artificial Intelligence
Computer Vision
Machine Learning
$1M26 Oct 2018 Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States


Health Care
Information Technology
$225K25 Jun 2018 South San Francisco, California, United States


Cloud Computing
Network Security
$650K01 Jun 2017 New Jersey, United States


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