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Investments

277

Portfolio Exits

58

Funds

7

Partners & Customers

1

About Apex Venture Partners

Apex Venture Partners is a venture capital firm.

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225 West Washington Street Suite 1500

Chicago, Illinois, 60606,

United States

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LED maker Illumitex shines with close of Series C

Aug 12, 2015

August 11, 2015     0 Comments Illumitex, an Austin, Texas-based manufacturer of LEDs, announced it has concluded its C1 round of funding with $16 million. Strategic investor WP Global Partners led the round, which included existing investors New Enterprise Associates, Morgan Creek Capital, Mousse Partners, Apex Venture Partners, DMWMDW Interests, Syngenta Ventures and individual investors Jimmy Treybig and Larry Abrams. The company has now raised $76 million in total funding. PRESS RELEASE Illumitex Raises $16M to Continue Expansion in Grow Light Sector AUSTIN, TEXAS — August 11, 2015 Illumitex Inc., LED innovator and maker of the world’s most optically advanced lighting products, today announced it has concluded its C1 round of funding, strengthening the company’s cash position by $16M. The round was led by outside investor WP Global Partners, a strategic partner particularly interested in solidifying and growing Illumitex’s position and the world’s leading maker of LED grow lights for horticultural applications. Buoyed by the confidence shown by WP Global Partners, existing investors NEA, Morgan Creek Capital, Mousse Partners, Apex Venture Partners, Jimmy Treybig, Larry Abrams, DMWMDW Interests and Syngenta Ventures also participated in the round. “The addition of WP Global to our investor roster speaks to the confidence the investing community has in our horticulture lighting division,” says Illumitex chief financial officer Carl Gallagher. “And the fact that almost all of our existing investors joined in this round is another vote of confidence.” On the heels of closing its funding round, Illumitex was named to the Austin A-List, an honor be- stowed by the city’s Chamber of Commerce upon the area’s top 12 most promising startups. Illumitex was selected by a panel of independent judges from more than 275 nominations, Illumitex LED grow lights are growing basil, spinach, kale and many other vegetables in numerous vertical farms around the world. As our planet runs out of water and arable land, alternative growing methods will likely prove humankind’s salvation. Illumitex plans to be a part of that salvation by developing lighting solutions that grow more food faster in more places. Our lights give plants the exact spectrum they need to maximize photosynthesis and therefore growth and production. Led by CEO Chris Hammelef, Illumitex uses its patented LED optics systems in all of its fixtures, delivering more usable light per watt of energy expended than other any LED manufacturer. The company’s Digital Distribution™ system means the entire plant canopy receives evenly distributed light. In addition to its groundbreaking horticulture fixtures, Illumitex also makes lights for the architectural, industrial and beauty sectors. About Illumitex, Inc. Founded in 2005 by imaging and optics industry veterans and backed by large venture capitalists, U.S.-based Illumitex began industry-shifting achievements with a fresh approach to LED design. By refusing to settle for the inefficiencies associated with secondary optics, Illumitex’s breakthrough LED technology incorporates fundamental physics principles to maximize light extraction. By extracting and directing photons at the die and package level, Illumitex LEDs deliver more usable light to the intended target while consuming less energy. All of this is achieved in the smallest form factor available. With this innovative design shift, Illumitex is leading the lighting industry into a new realm. For more information, please visit: http://www.illumitex.com Leave a Reply

Apex Venture Partners Investments

277 Investments

Apex Venture Partners has made 277 investments. Their latest investment was in Wee Golf as part of their Unattributed - III on April 4, 2019.

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Apex Venture Partners Investments Activity

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Date

Round

Company

Amount

New?

Co-Investors

Sources

4/11/2019

Unattributed - III

Wee Golf

$0.3M

Yes

1

9/19/2017

Series E

Analyte Health

$26.76M

No

2

11/10/2016

Unattributed VC

FarmVisionAI

$4M

No

2

2/12/2016

Series D

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$99M

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10

5/12/2015

Series C - II

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$99M

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10

Date

4/11/2019

9/19/2017

11/10/2016

2/12/2016

5/12/2015

Round

Unattributed - III

Series E

Unattributed VC

Series D

Series C - II

Company

Wee Golf

Analyte Health

FarmVisionAI

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Amount

$0.3M

$26.76M

$4M

$99M

$99M

New?

Yes

No

No

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Co-Investors

Sources

1

2

2

10

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Apex Venture Partners Portfolio Exits

58 Portfolio Exits

Apex Venture Partners has 58 portfolio exits. Their latest portfolio exit was DialogTech on May 24, 2021.

Date

Exit

Companies

Valuation
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Acquirer

Sources

5/24/2021

Acquired

$99M

9

8/6/2020

Acquired

$99M

2

6/8/2020

Merger

$99M

3

7/25/2018

IPO

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$99M

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10

3/2/2017

Acquired

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$99M

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10

Date

5/24/2021

8/6/2020

6/8/2020

7/25/2018

3/2/2017

Exit

Acquired

Acquired

Merger

IPO

Acquired

Companies

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Valuation

$99M

$99M

$99M

$99M

$99M

Acquirer

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Sources

9

2

3

10

10

Apex Venture Partners Acquisitions

7 Acquisitions

Apex Venture Partners acquired 7 companies. Their latest acquisition was Sophos on May 04, 2010.

Date

Investment Stage

Companies

Valuation
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Total Funding

Note

Sources

5/4/2010

$99M

Acq - Fin

1

2/18/2008

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0

4/21/2005

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$99M

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10

12/10/2002

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$99M

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0

9/1/1993

Debt

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$99M

$99M

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10

Date

5/4/2010

2/18/2008

4/21/2005

12/10/2002

9/1/1993

Investment Stage

Debt

Companies

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Valuation

$99M

$99M

$99M

$99M

$99M

Total Funding

$99M

Note

Acq - Fin

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Sources

1

0

10

0

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Apex Venture Partners Fund History

7 Fund Histories

Apex Venture Partners has 7 funds, including Apex Investment Fund VI LP.

Closing Date

Fund

Fund Type

Status

Amount

Sources

3/31/2008

Apex Investment Fund VI LP

Early-Stage Venture Capital

Closed

$141M

1

9/18/2003

Apex Investment Fund V LP

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$99M

10

12/15/1999

Apex Investment Fund IV LP

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$99M

10

9/26/1997

Apex Investment Fund III LP

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$99M

10

1/1/1990

Apex Investment Fund II LP

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$99M

10

Closing Date

3/31/2008

9/18/2003

12/15/1999

9/26/1997

1/1/1990

Fund

Apex Investment Fund VI LP

Apex Investment Fund V LP

Apex Investment Fund IV LP

Apex Investment Fund III LP

Apex Investment Fund II LP

Fund Type

Early-Stage Venture Capital

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Status

Closed

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Amount

$141M

$99M

$99M

$99M

$99M

Sources

1

10

10

10

10

Apex Venture Partners Partners & Customers

1 Partners and customers

Apex Venture Partners has 1 strategic partners and customers. Apex Venture Partners recently partnered with Lon Chow on August 8, 2014.

Date

Type

Business Partner

Country

News Snippet

Sources

8/20/2014

Partner

United States

Chicago Venture Summit Announces Selection Committee.

Lon Chow : The general partner at Apex Venture Partners focuses on software and software-enabled businesses , and he has been working with entrepreneurs in the Midwest for more than 17 years .

1

Date

8/20/2014

Type

Partner

Business Partner

Country

United States

News Snippet

Chicago Venture Summit Announces Selection Committee.

Lon Chow : The general partner at Apex Venture Partners focuses on software and software-enabled businesses , and he has been working with entrepreneurs in the Midwest for more than 17 years .

Sources

1

Apex Venture Partners Team

7 Team Members

Apex Venture Partners has 7 team members, including current General Partner, Lon Chow.

Name

Work History

Title

Status

Lon Chow

General Partner

Current

Nancy L. Corrie

General Partner

Current

James A. Johnson

General Partner

Current

George M. Middlemas

General Partner

Current

Armando Pauker

General Partner

Current

Name

Lon Chow

Nancy L. Corrie

James A. Johnson

George M. Middlemas

Armando Pauker

Work History

Title

General Partner

General Partner

General Partner

General Partner

General Partner

Status

Current

Current

Current

Current

Current

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