CORPORATE VENTURES

A short list of Corporate Venture Capital Firms in Silicon Valley.

Many companies in Silicon Valley actually began as startups, and have grown to become large corporations with a separate venture arm (looking for startups like yours in which to invest!). There are a lot of benefits to selecting a corporate venture firm as an investor, including leverage through brand association, a built-in potential customer base, and possible access to company distribution channels. Find the short list of venture capital firms here.

ABB Technology Ventures (ATV)

ABB Technology Ventures (ATV) is the strategic venture capital investment arm of ABB. ATV has invested over $150 million into high potential industrial technology and energy companies aligned with ABB’s mission of improving the efficiency, productivity and quality of our customers’ operations while minimizing environmental impact. In turn, ATV portfolio companies dramatically accelerate their paths to commercialization through their access to ABB’s deep R&D resources, global sales channels and wide-ranging partnerships.

American Express Ventures

As the strategic investment group within American Express, we seek to invest in innovative startups in order to enhance our company’s core capabilities and accelerate our efforts in digital commerce and financial inclusion. Across the globe, we strive to foster meaningful relationships with startups in our portfolio and beyond.

BBVA Ventures

BBVA Ventures provides funding and expertise to promising technology companies disrupting financial services. We work with the entrepreneurs and co-investors in the US and EU, becoming a long-term partner in their success.

Bloomberg Beta

Bloomberg Beta is a $75 million venture fund backed by Bloomberg L.P. While we focus on areas broadly of interest to Bloomberg, we choose our investments independently, without preference for companies who have or want a relationship with Bloomberg. We invest for financial return. We do see Bloomberg as a template for startups—founded on a powerful idea, bringing transparency to markets, achieving global scale, with a strong and open culture that embraces technology, led by its founders for decades.

Cisco Investments

Cisco Investments, the corporate venture capital arm of Cisco Systems, is a group of more than 40 investment professionals, located across the globe, whose sole purpose is to find the best teams to build the next generation of companies with disruptive technology and business models. Investments are a key part of our innovation strategy and they can vary in size and stage.

Citi Ventures

Citi Ventures is the innovation engine of Citi, committed to conceiving, launching and scaling new initiatives with the potential to transform the future of financial services. We invest in startups, pilot new technologies, and test new solutions and business models through our Citi Innovation Labs and Citi businesses. We seek to deliver next-generation experiences for Citi’s customers by systematically exploring leading-edge topics from blockchain technology and new lending platforms to marketplaces and UX design.

Comcast Ventures

You’re building something big. A technology with the potential to change the way people live, work and interact. At Comcast Ventures, our goal is to turn startups into profitable businesses. We have deep resources, a passion for building businesses and a track record of spotting and scaling innovations since 1999.

GE Ventures

We partner with startups to accelerate growth and commercialize innovative ideas in software & analytics, healthcare, energy and advanced manufacturing that will help drive better outcomes for our customers and society. We combine capital, technical and commercial expertise, infrastructure, and access to GE’s global network of business units, partners and customers, world-class training, and resources to help companies grow and scale.

Google Ventures

GV provides venture capital funding to bold new companies. In the fields of life science, healthcare, artificial intelligence, robotics, transportation, cyber security and agriculture, GV’s companies aim to improve lives and change industries. GV’s team of world-class engineers, designers, physicians, scientists, marketers, and investors work together to provide these startups exceptional support on the road to success.

HP Tech Ventures

HP Tech Ventures offers the combined experience of more than 75 years of innovation and technology backed by more than 18,000 global patents to entrepreneurs around the globe. The company adds value to strategic investment partners by leveraging its world-class technology network, its channel and distribution partners, as well as manufacturing and supply chain relationships to help startups gain a foothold and scale quickly.

IBM Global Entrepreneur

Get access to Watson, cloud credits, community support, top-notch learning resources, and more. Build with access to more than 130 industry-leading Cloud services including Watson, Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, advanced data analytics, and cyber security.

Intel Capital

Whether you’re seed stage or ready for growth, Intel Capital can help take it to the next level. Since 1991, we have invested more than US$11.64 billion in over 1,440 companies in 57 countries. In that timeframe, 212 portfolio companies have gone public on various exchanges around the world and more than 381 were acquired or participated in a merger.

Kaiser Permanente Ventures

Partners in Health Care Innovation, Kaiser Permanente Ventures are dedicated to partnering with entrepreneurs to advance clinical quality, service and affordability.

Novo Ventures

Novo Ventures is one of the most active life science venture capital investors in the world. So far, we have invested USD 800 million in more than 80 companies and successfully exited over 30 companies through trade sales and IPOs. We proudly share our positive track record with the talented scientists and inspired entrepreneurs who convert our capital and commercial support into revolutionising products and technologies. Together, we’re improving the lives of thousands of people around the world.

Presidio Ventures

Founded in 1998, Presidio Ventures is the wholly owned early stage investment vehicle of Sumitomo Corporation. We work to identify the most promising growth industries and partner with the respective leading startups. Since its inception, Presidio Ventures has invested in over 100 U.S. startups for a total investment amount of $200 million. As a strategic investor, we work with our companies to expand their business in the Japan and Asia markets.

Recruit Strategic Partners

Recruit Strategic Partners is a 100% subsidiary of Recruit Holdings from Japan. We focus on investing in innovative startups from all around the world. Our mission is to support our portfolio companies to expand their business in Japanese market and we offer our accumulated industry expertise and knowledge to achieve this. We are also in charge of the management and operation of this fund funded by Recruit Holdings.

Robert Bosch Venture Capital

RBVC invests in seed, early-, and late-stage Venture Capital rounds and participates in the follow-on investments in privately held companies. Depending on the stage of the company the initial amount of investment ranges from below EUR 500k for a seed funding to more than EUR 5m in an early- to late-stage funding round.

Salesforce Ventures

Salesforce Ventures — the only strategic venture fund focused 100% on creating the world’s largest ecosystem of enterprise cloud companies — has invested in more than 150 companies since 2009.

Samsung Ventures

Our major investment areas include semiconductor, telecommunication, software, Internet, bio engineering and medical industry, film/video industry while potential investment subjects range from start-ups to established companies that are about to be listed in the stock market.

Singtel Innov8

Singtel Innov8 is a corporate venture capital fund with its own set of decision-making, approval and funding processes. It has a fund size of US$250 million, with presence in Singapore, Silicon Valley, Tel Aviv and other markets. Innov8 focuses its investments on technologies and solutions that lead to quantum changes in network capabilities, next generation devices, digital content services and enablers to enhance customer experience.

SR One

SR One is the corporate venture capital arm of GlaxoSmithKline. The firm invests globally in emerging life science companies that are pursuing innovative science which will significantly impact medical care. SR One take an active role in the portfolio companies and work with management teams and our fellow venture investors to create significant value. Celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2015, SR One has invested $1B in more than 170 companies, and its current portfolio includes 40 private and public companies.

Telstra Ventures

Telstra Ventures invests in breakthrough companies that are strategically important to Telstra. Its investment strategy is focused on high growth opportunities that offer technology and solutions which leverage Telstra’s assets and enable Telstra to offer new products and services to its customers. Based in Australia and Silicon Valley, Telstra Ventures works closely with quality entrepreneurs to build significant companies. Telstra Ventures is a corporate venture capital group founded in 2011 as a wholly owned subsidiary of Telstra Corporation.

UMC Capital

UMC Capital manages evergreen structure funds with US$ 800MM of committed capital. We are 100% owned by UMC, a leading global semiconductor foundry and dual-listing on NYSE (UMC:US) and TSE (2303:TT). There are 33 professional staffs in 4 offices globally and we focus on investment activities in US, China and Taiwan.

Volvo Group Venture Capital AB

Volvo Group Venture Capital AB was founded in 1997 and is Volvo Group’s corporate investment company. Our role is to support new business growth by making equity investments in companies at the forefront of service orientation and product differentiation in the transport and infrastructure industries. Our focus is on areas in which technology-based innovation results in solutions that improves the profitability of our customers and enable new business opportunities for the Volvo Group.

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