SparkLabs Global Ventures: First Ten Months, First 29 Investments

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Since October 2013, SparkLabs Global Ventures has invested in 29 companies: 18 U.S. companies, 8 European, 2 Asian, and 1 Israeli.

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SparkLabs Global Ventures: First Ten Months, First 29 Investments

  1. 1. SparkLabs Global Ventures First 10 Months
  2. 2. About SparkLabs Global Ventures Entrepreneurs Growing Entrepreneurs We are a new type of seed-stage fund.We believe business is now truly global. Exceptional entrepreneurs, that are building strong, category defining companies at highly advantageous valuations – can be found anywhere.We are a team highly experienced in finding such talent and helping our entrepreneurs to develop, grow, network, and scale into other markets throughout the world. Please visit www.sparklabsglobal.com
  3. 3. Summary of Investment Activity: Geography Since October 2013, we have invested in 29 companies. It has weighed heavily in the U.S., but this will become more distributed given our current deal focus across Europe,Asia and Israel. The distribution so far: •  18 U.S. companies (2 originated from South Korea) •  8 European companies (5 from the Barclays Accelerator partnership) •  2 Asian companies (not including 2 originated from South Korea) •  1 Israeli company
  4. 4. Since October 2013, we have invested across most sectors besides capital intensive industries (i.e. biotech, pharma, cleantech), but have concentrated on 4 general areas: •  8 FinTech •  6 Mobile Applications •  3 Internet of Things •  3 Online Gaming Summary of Investment Activity: Sector
  5. 5. Summary of Investment Activity: Co-investors We are proud to have co-invested with many top tier funds in the world.
  6. 6. Select Profiles of Our 29 Investments
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