Qatar Investment Authority

Founded 2005


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Total investments 39
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 38
Rounds per year 2.44
Lead investments 8
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 11
Key employees 5
Stages of investment
Late Stage Venture
Private Equity

Areas of investment

  • Biotechnology
  • Internet
  • Financial Services
  • Mobile
  • Therapeutics

In 2005 was created Qatar Investment Authority, which is appeared as Corporate Investor. The company was established in Asia in Qatar. The main department of described Corporate Investor is located in the Doha.

The fund has no specific favorite in a number of founders of portfolio startups. When startup sums 4 or 5+ of the founder, the probability for it to get the investment is little. Besides, a startup needs to be aged 6-10 years to get the investment from the fund. Among the most successful fund investment fields, there are Property Management, Real Estate. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Uber,, Flipkart. For fund there is no match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - United States.

The standard case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 6-7 partakers. Despite the Qatar Investment Authority, startups are often financed by Kleiner Perkins, General Atlantic, Fuel Capital. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are T. Rowe Price, SoftBank Investment Advisers, Palo Alto Investors. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Tiger Global Management, SeventySix Capital, Kleiner Perkins.

We also calculated 5 valuable employees in our database.

The fund is constantly included in less than 2 deals per year. The increased amount of exits for fund were in 2019. The common things for fund are deals in the range of more than 100 millions dollars. Comparing to the other companies, this Qatar Investment Authority performs on 9 percentage points less the average number of lead investments. The top activity for fund was in 2019. The real fund results show that this Corporate Investor is 10 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other companies. The average startup value when the investment from Qatar Investment Authority is more than 1 billion dollars.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

VerSe Innovation

Social Media
$435M12 Aug 2021 Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

Trendyol Group

Mobile Apps
$1B09 Aug 2021 Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey


Clinical Trials
$112M05 Aug 2021 Oxford, England, United Kingdom


Energy Storage
Renewable Energy
$446M02 Aug 2021 San Jose, California, United States

Airtel Mobile Commerce BV

$200M30 Jul 2021 Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands


Affiliate Marketing
Business Development
Information Technology
Technical Support
$150M13 Jul 2021 Santa Barbara, California, United States


Delivery Service
E-Commerce Platforms
Food Delivery
Food Processing
Snack Food
$1B12 Jul 2021 Bengaluru, Karnataka, India


Professional Services
Service Industry
$275M15 Jun 2021 San Francisco, California, United States

Bright Peak Therapeutics

$107M10 Jun 2021 Basel, Basel-City, Switzerland
India’s VerSe Innovation raises over $450 million to expand Dailyhunt and Josh apps globally

– VerSe Innovation, the parent firm of Dailyhunt and Josh, raised $450m funding.
– The round was led by Siguler Guff, Baillie Gifford and others.
– Existing investors Sofina Group, Qatar Investment Authority and BCap participated in the round.
– The startup claimed that Josh has amassed over 115 million monthly active users, 56 million of whom use the app each day. Dailyhunt has amassed over 300 million monthly active users.

Turkey’s first decacorn: Trendyol raises $1.5B at a $16.5B valuation

– Trendyol, an e-commerce platform based in Turkey, raised $1.5bn funding.
– The round was led by General Atlantic, SoftBank Vision Fund 2, Princeville Capital and sovereign wealth funds, ADQ (UAE) and Qatar Investment Authority.
– The company plans to continue investing in nationwide infrastructure, technology and logistics and toward accelerating digitalization of Turkish SMEs.


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