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.
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.
Online social networking service
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.
Company developing 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.
A platform for listening to music and podcasts.
Evolve Biosystems is a company developing a consumer product, Evivo, that improves infants' gut health.
Rubikloud is an AI-based retail analytics company.
Owlstone Medical is a diagnostic medical device company developing non-invasive diagnostics such as breathalyzers for cancer, inflammatory disease and infectious disease.
American emotion measurement technology company
A spin-out of SRI International in California that focuses on reinventing the driving experience.
Bevi is a Boston-based company founded by Frank Lee, Sean Grundy and Eliza Becton.
Traity is a company founded by José Ignacio Fernández, Borja Martín and Juan Cartagena.
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.
Magisto is an online video editor.
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.
Bitcasa is a San Francisco-based cloud computing company.
Trapit is a Portland, Oregon-based company founded in 2011.
Hippo is a homeowners insurance company that's available in 16 states (as of July 2019).
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