General Motors Ventures

General Motors Ventures

General Motors Ventures is the venture capital arm of General Motors focused on companies developing technologies for the transportation sector.

General Motors Ventures is a venture capital firm founded in 2010. It is a subsidiary of General Motors, and is headquartered in Detroit, Michigan. The firm prefers to fund companies during the late stages of financing. It also focuses on providing capital for companies in the automotive industry, with a particular interest in advanced propulsion, connected vehicle, advanced materials, processors, advanced manufacturing technology, and business services. As of December 2019, General Motors Ventures is managing an active portfolio of 16 companies, and has sold of its equity share in 21 companies.

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Funded Companies

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Proterra, Inc.

Proterra, Inc. is a Burlingame, California-based zero-emission and battery-electric bus maker.

Nauto is a Palo Alto, California-based company founded by Stefan Heck.

NanoSteel is a Providence, Rhode Island-based nanotechnology company.

Ushr Inc is a Detroit-based company.

Empower Energies is a Michigan-based company.

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John E. Waters

Investor

Jon J. Lauckner

President

Rohit Makharia

Investment Manager

Sean Simpson

Investment Manager

Wade Sheffer

Managing Director

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