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Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund

Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund

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Headquarters Location

Saudi Arabia, Riyadh

About

Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund is a well known and established VC, which was founded in 1971. The primary office of this VC is located in Riyadh. The fund is located in Saudi Arabia, Asia.

Besides the listed founders, we have found 3 key employees of this fund in our database.

The fund usually invests in rounds together with 2-3 others. Along with Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund, start-ups are often financed by T. Rowe Price, Kinnevik AB, Google as well as 1 other investor. The most common co-investors for the fund are Vostok New Ventures, Munich Re/ERGO Corporate Venture Fund, Kinnevik AB. The investors in the following rounds are usually Tencent Holdings, TPG, SoftBank Investment Advisers.

We recorded the biggest number of exits for this fund in 2019. The fund typically enters into less than 2 deals annually. The most common rounds for this fund are in the range of more than 100 millions dollars. In 2019, the fund's activity was at its peak. In addition, the fund was active in 2019. In terms of the fund's performance, this VC has 80 percentage points more exits when compared to other organizations. At the time of investment by Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund, a typical start-up valuation would be more than 1 billion dollars.

Among the most popular investment industries for the fund are Electric Vehicle, Public Transportation. However, the fund’s focus is not limited to this, since there are 15 more areas of investment. The average start-up age at the time of investment by this fund is 6-10. The country of its foundation and the country of its most frequent investments doesn't coincide - United States. Besides this, the fund also invested in 1 other country. Among the most popular portfolio start-ups of the fund, are Uber, Magic Leap, Babylon Health. The fund has no a preferred number of founders for start-ups that it invests in. If there are 4 or 5+ founders in the start-up, the probability of getting the investment is low.

Year Founded

1971

Fund Activity

Operative

Group Appearance [how often fund is operating separately from groups with shared interest]

100.0% of cases

Investments per Year [average amount of rounds in which fund participates each year]

<1

Average Multiplicator [the average ratio of the last valuation of portfolio startups to their total amount of financing raised]

x10

Average Portfolio Company
Exit Age [the average age of portfolio startups at which they go public or become acquired]

2.8 years

Number of Unicorns [amount of portfolio companies, which were valuated at more then $1B]

3

Number of Decacorns [amount of portfolio companies, which were valuated at more then $10B]

1

Number of Minotaurs [amount of portfolio companies, which raised more then $1B in total]

3

Funds Investing in Previous
Rounds

T. Rowe Price, Kinnevik AB, Google

Funds Investing in Following
Rounds

Tencent Holdings, TPG, SoftBank Investment Advisers

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