Volvo Cars Tech Fund

Investor type Corporate Venture Capital

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Total investments 20
Average round size
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The average size of a deal this fund participated in
$24M
Portfolio companies 15
Rounds per year 0.21
Lead investments 3
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How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
0.25
Exits 1
Key employees Soon

Areas of investment

  • Automotive
  • Software
  • Health Care
  • Manufacturing
  • Machine Learning
Summary

The main department of described VC is located in the Mountain View. The venture was found in North America in United States. Volvo Cars Tech Fund appeared to be a CVC structure as part of the corporation.

The standard case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 3-4 partakers. Despite the Volvo Cars Tech Fund, startups are often financed by Sequoia Capital, AngelPad, Ulu Ventures. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are W. R. Berkley, Toyota Tsusho, The Westly Group. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Volvo Cars Group, The Westly Group, TRIREC.

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 fund investment industries, there are Security, Medical Device. Moreover, a startup needs to be at the age of 4-5 years to get the investment from the fund. Among the various public portfolio startups of the fund, we may underline Luminar, Zum, MDGo The fund has no exact preference in some founders of portfolio startups. In case when startup counts 1 or 3 of the founder, the chance for it to get the investment is meager.

Considering the real fund results, this VC is 9 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other organizations. The important activity for fund was in 2019. The fund is generally included in 2-6 deals every year. Deals in the range of 50 - 100 millions dollars are the general things for fund.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Carwow

Automotive
Information Technology
Marketplace
Transaction Processing
26 Apr 2022 London, England, United Kingdom

StoreDot

Advanced Materials
Battery
Hardware
19 Apr 2022 Israel, Tel Aviv District, Israel

Bcomp

Automotive
Manufacturing
Sports
$35M05 Apr 2022 Fribourg, Switzerland

Spectralics

Medical
Medical Device
Semiconductor
$2M23 Nov 2021 Beersheba, HaDarom, Israel

Niron Magnetics

Automotive
Energy
Information Technology
Manufacturing
$21M29 Jul 2021 Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

Circulor

Artificial Intelligence
Big Data
Blockchain
Logistics
Machine Learning
Risk Management
Supply Chain Management
$19M10 Jun 2021 London, England, United Kingdom

MDgo

Auto Insurance
Automotive
Health Care
Medical Device
$13M10 Dec 2020 Israel, North District, Israel

Exmet

3D Printing
Manufacturing
08 Dec 2020 Huddinge, Stockholms Lan, Sweden

Alchemist Accelerator

Apps
B2B
Biotechnology
Enterprise Software
Health Care
Manufacturing
Medical
SaaS
Software
18 Sep 2020 San Francisco, California, United States
News
Niron Magnetics Raises $21.3M to Commercialize Rare-Earth Free Magnets for a More Sustainable Electric Economy

– Niron has raised $21.3M in new financing.
Volvo Cars Tech Fund and Volta Energy Technologies join existing investors Anzu Partners and the University of Minnesota.
– Niron will use the funding to build its pilot production facility in Minnesota and accelerate the development of its Clean Earth Magnet™ technology.
– Surging global demand for electric vehicles (EVs) and other motorized devices has highlighted global dependency on the unsustainably-produced rare earth materials currently required for the magnets needed in electric drivetrains and motors.
– Niron’s Clean Earth Magnet™ technology, developed from a decade of research, leverages materials science innovations to eliminate the need for rare earth content in magnets. Instead, Niron utilizes some of the most common elements on earth – iron and nitrogen – to deliver better performance and lower costs.

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