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.
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.
Facebook is a social networking platform.
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.
Just, Inc. (formerly known as Hampton Creek) is a food technology company developing and selling plant based food products around the world.
Modern Meadow is a biotechnology company using cellular agriculture and biofabrication to manufacture bioleather, "Zoa", out of cultured animal free collagen mixed with natural and man made materials.
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.
A platform for listening to music and podcasts.
Q-CTRL is a company that develops software for quantum technologies.
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.
DNA synthesis company using enzymatic DNA synthesis based in San Francisco.
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Divergent 3D is a Los Angeles-based 3D printing and batch production company.
Evolve Biosystems is a biotechnology company founded in 2012.
A Boston-based emotion measurement technology company developing computer vision, machine learning, and deep learning technology.
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Documentaries, videos and podcasts
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