Movidius is backed by a number of venture investors, with the most recent funding round secured in April 2015 bringing an additional $40 million in funding to accelerate the adoption of visually-intelligent devices powered by Movidius technology.
Enterprise Equity Venture Capital (through its third fund, the €53m early stage fund “AIB Seed Capital Fund”) is the most active seed investor in Ireland. It provides seed capital funding to Irish businesses in the early stages of their development.
The portfolio includes businesses in the software, hardware comms, med tech, and engineering throughout Ireland.
ARCH Venture Partners invests in the development of seed and early stage advanced technology companies that have the potential to grow rapidly into successful businesses. ARCH invests primarily in companies co-founded with leading scientists and entrepreneurs, concentrating on bringing to market disruptive innovations in life sciences, physical sciences and information technology, and specialize in the spaces where they converge.
Atlantic Bridge Capital is a Global Growth Equity Technology Fund with over $450 million of assets under management across four Funds, investing in technology companies in Europe, the US and China. We have offices and staff based in London, Dublin, Silicon Valley, Beijing & Hong Kong.
The Fund is focused on investing primarily at the expansion capital and growth equity stages in companies that have started to scale in revenues with a proven business model with evidence of market uptake and customer adoption. Atlantic Bridge has developed a unique and differentiated strategy which focuses on specific technology themes and the implementation of the “Atlantic Bridge Model” for scaling companies internationally. The “Bridge Model” accelerates the scale up of technology companies in the US and Chinese markets. This approach is highly differentiated and has delivered strong performance results to date.
The team has a thirty year operating history working together in technology as entrepreneurs and investors with over $7 billion in exits, having raised four successful technology funds.
Capital-E provides early stage capital to companies developing unique selling propositions based on enabling electronics or advanced materials.
Through its entrenched relationship with IMEC, the largest independent research center in micro- and nano-electronics in Europe, Capital-E and its ventures can directly rely on the support of over 2000 scientists and engineers, as well as leverage on IMEC’s 500+ worldwide partners (such as NXP, Infineon, ST, Intel, SK Hynix, Micron, Toshiba, Panasonic, Texas Instruments, Samsung, TSMC, Global Foundries, etc…) to cost effectively promote adoption of highly innovative products.
Draper Esprit is one of Europe’s most experienced venture capital investors, helping entrepreneurs build ground-breaking technology companies. In recent years, Draper Esprit’s exits have generated more than $4 billion in combined enterprise value. Portfolio companies include Movidius, Conversocial, Datahug, EVE (sold to Synopsys), Graze, Greenpeak, Horizon Discovery (IPO on AIM), Icera (sold to Nvidia), LOVEFiLM (sold to Amazon), Lyst, Oxford Immunotec (IPO on NASDAQ), SportPursuit, The Cloud (sold to BSkyB), and Zeus (sold to Riverbed).
Draper Esprit is the exclusive Western European member of the Silicon Valley-based Draper Venture Network with historic investments including Baidu, Skype, Tesla, and other leading innovators.
Draper Esprit operates a multi-fund strategy with numerous funding sources for primary, angel and secondary deals, creating unique venture and growth capital options for the fastest growing companies in Europe.
Robert Bosch Venture Capital (RBVC) is the corporate venture company of the Bosch Group, a leading global supplier of technology and services. RBVC invests worldwide in innovative start-up companies at all stages of their development. Its investment activities focus on technology companies working in areas of business of current and future relevance for Bosch above all automation and control, energy and environment, enabling technologies, and healthcare. RBVC also invests in services and business models as well as new materials that are relevant to the above-mentioned areas of business.
Summit Bridge Capital is a growth technology fund co-managed by Atlantic Bridge Capital and WestSummit Capital. The Fund targets fast growing technology companies with a presence or strategic interest in Ireland or China.
Sunny Optical Technology Co., Ltd is a leading optical manufacturer in China thanks to its strong design capabilities and manufacturing know-how. Its aspherical lens application, Auto-Focus, Zoom and Multilayer coating with other optical core technologies are ranked at the top level in China.