Applied Ventures, LLC

Applied Ventures, LLC

Applied Ventures, LLC is a Santa Clara, California-based venture capital firm founded in 2001.

Applied Ventures is a corporate venture arm of Applied Materials. The firm seeks to invest in firms operating in the advanced material, display technologies, energy conservation and storage, data storage, medical diagnostic, technology, software, sustainability and conservation sectors. It was founded in 2001 and is based in Santa Clara, California.

Applied Ventures invests in early-stage technology companies that show high growth potential and high returns potential. Their charter is to profitably invest in companies that provide a window on technologies that advance or complement Applied Materials' core expertise. Their investments help develop technologies and markets that provide natural extensions to Applied Materials' core business and stimulate the growth of applications for semiconductors, displays, solar PV, and related products and services.

Investment

Applied Ventures' investments include Ultivue, Spin Memory, Point Engineering, Electroninks, Metalenz, Inpria Corporation, Lumiode and Avegant.

Their exited investments include Enphase Energy, SunEdison, Adesto Technologies, Persimmon Technologies, Devicescape, SAGE Electrochromics, Plextronics and Liquavista.

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Funded Companies

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Ayar Labs

Ayar Labs is technology company creating a solution to overcome the power and performance scaling challenges of semiconductors as well as the interconnect bandwidth bottleneck between those devices.

Rockley Photonoics develops silicon photonics for applications that include including data center connectivity, autonomous vehicles and medical sensing

Enphase Energy is a Petaluma, California-based producer of micro-inverter systems that deliver solar energy to homes and businesses.

Syntiant is an Irvine, California-based company founded in 2017 by Pieter Vorenkamp, Kurt Busch, Jeremy Holleman and Steph Bailey.

Devicescape is a San Bruno, California-based location-based service company founded in 2001.

Adesto Technologies is a Santa Clara, California-based semiconductor company.

Adaptive3D is a Plano, Texas-based company in the plastics industry founded by Satya Krishna Ganni.

Semprius is a solar power company.

Vegrandis is a semiconductor company.

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Associated investment funds

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Total sold (USD)
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Applied Ventures Innovation Fund I, L.P.
40,000,000
June 23, 2017
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