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Horizons Ventures

Horizons Ventures

Horizons Ventures is a venture capital firm headquartered in Hong Kong, Hong Kong founded by Li Ka-shing, Debbie Chang, and Solina Chau in 1999 investing in disruptive technology companies.

Horizons Ventures is a venture capital firm making seed, early stage, and late stage capital investments in disruptive technology companies. The firm was founded in 1999 by Mr. Li Ka-shing, Debbie Chang, and Solina Chau, and is headquartered in Hong Kong, Hong Kong. Horizons ventures invests primarily in technology, media, and telecommunication companies. Notable companies invested in by Horizon Ventures include: DeepMind, Dollar Shave Club, Siri, Facebook, Slack, Impossible Foods, Perfect Day Foods, Skype, and Spotify. 



In February 2012 an investor syndicate purchased the interest of the Small Business Administration in Horizon Ventures Fund II resulting in Horizon Ventures no longer being subject to SBA regulations and changing the focus of the firm into liquidating their investments portfolio. Horizon Ventures is no longer making new investments. 

Investments

According to Crunchbase data (as of September 2019), Horizon Ventures has made 192 investments, lead 86 investments, and have made 26 exits. Notable exits made by Horizon Ventures include: Facebook, Spotify, Scotty Labs, Slack, Waze, Razer, and Magisto. 

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Funded Companies

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Synthace is a software company based out of London, UK building automation software that gives biologists the ability to control and analyze the performance of lab hardware.

Impossible Foods is a plant-based meat company making meat and dairy products that are made to look and feel like animal products by manufacturing heme, the oxygen binding molecule found in blood, using engineered yeast grown in bioreactors.

Perfect Day Foods (formerly Muufri) engineered yeast capable of producing the proteins found in cows milk. They use these proteins to make their own line of animal-free dairy products.

InteraXon develops and produces brain-sensing technology such as the Muse headband, an EEG device that interprets mental activity and aims to help with meditation and promote calmness.

A software company that develops products for global security purposes. It is located in Waltham, Massachusetts and was founded in 2013.

Evolve Biosystems is a company developing a consumer product, Evivo, that improves infants' gut health.

Rubikloud is an AI-based retail analytics company.

Bevi is a company founded by Sean Grundy.

Demetrix is a biotechnology company that uses genes found in natural medicines and introduces them to domesticated microbes, for example, the synthetic production of certain chemicals. Demetrix was founded by Dr Haseltine and Jay Keasling.

Fixmo is a security company founded by Shyam Sheth.

Saildrone designs, manufactures and operates a global fleet of wind and solar powered ocean drones, providing in-situ data collection services, global ocean data sets and enhanced weather forecast applications.

Zoom Video Communications or Zoom is a computer software company providing remote conferencing services to businesses and organizations.

Trint goes beyond transcription to provide the world's most collaborative and innovative platform for searching, editing and getting the most out of audio and video content.

Tout is a San Francisco-based company.

MeMed Diagnostics is a personalized diagnostics company, focused on preventing antibiotics misuse.

Q-CTRL is a company founded by Michael Biercuk PhD.

Magisto is an online video editor.

A biotechnology company developing drugs for the treatment of metabolic diseases, cancer and inflammation

International payments company

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Further reading

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Cloudalize raises €5 million in Series A funding led by Horizons Ventures

Luisa Sieveking

Web



Horizons Ventures backs AI startup Fano Labs in first Hong Kong investment

Jon Russel

Web



Li Ka-shing And Horizons Ventures: The Making of A Venture Powerhouse

Shu-Ching Jean Chen

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AI Sense







Ambido







Baobab







Bevi







Bitpay







Bitstrips







Blockstream







Celsius







Chromadex







Cloudalize







Core Photonics







Cortica







Deepmind







Digital Currency Group







Divergent 3D







Dollar Shave Club







Dosebiome







Evolve







Eyeway







Ezetap







Facebook







Fano Labs







Fog Pharma







Genvid







Hippo







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