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Investments

292

Portfolio Exits

36

Funds

11

Partners & Customers

1

About Caixa Capital Risc

Caixa Capital Risc is "la Caixa´s" management corporation of risk capital companies that invests in newly created Spanish companies that are led by experienced and committed teams and with a high growth potential. The firm is specialized in the early stages (seed and growth) of technologically based companies in the areas of life sciences and information technology (IT).

Caixa Capital Risc Headquarter Location

Av.Diagonal, 613 3ª Planta - B

Barcelona, 08028,

Spain

93 409 40 60

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KIT-AR ANNOUNCES 2 MILLION EUROS IN SEED STAGE FUNDING ROUND

Jun 24, 2022

KIT-AR ANNOUNCES 2 MILLION EUROS IN SEED STAGE FUNDING ROUND KIT-AR, the augmented worker platform for the manufacturing industry, today announced the completion of a 2 million euros seed stage funding round. This investment was co-led by Armilar Venture Partners and Caixa Capital Risc, with participation from RKKVC and Techtree More Headlines Horizon. This round of financing will help KIT-AR push onwards with its vision to become the reference platform for augmented workers in the manufacturing industry. "We hear about the perils of automation and the rise of the robots, but reality is less drastic. Augmented workers are already developing synergies between man and machine to harness new strengths and overcome their shortcomings." said Manuel Oliveira, CEO of KIT-AR. "We are driven to enhance workers in such a way that they can do their work right every time, all the time." Incorporated in the United Kingdom, with a subsidiary in Portugal, KIT-AR has strong roots in applied research and innovation having spun out of UCL (University College London) and SINTEF, the largest research institute in Norway. "SINTEF has an extensive track record of research in manufacturing technologies and processes. When the opportunity came to couple this knowledge with game development from HighSkillz (UK) and research-based understanding of the application of augmented reality from UCL in London (UK), we saw that this could be a game changer." - Inge Hovd Gangas, Investment Director, SINTEF Venture. Today, KIT-AR's patent-pending solution leverages emerging technologies, such as augmented reality (AR) and artificial intelligence (AI) to consistently reduce errors in complex production, logistics and quality control, for customers in the automotive industry, aerospace and electronics manufacturing industries. Since its inception, KIT-AR earned several accolades, including being selected for the Sony Startup Acceleration Program Europe, as well as winning the 5G Accelerator Program, promoted by Amazon Web Services and Portuguese telco operator NOS. By adopting 5G technology, KIT-AR is already increasing both the effectiveness and efficiency of its augmented worker platform. According to Jorge Graça, CTO of NOS, "This is the third investment in Portuguese companies made by the NOS 5G Fund, the only one in the country set up specifically to support technological startups to make the very most of the potential of 5G. The unique KIT-AR solution has won visibility in the innovation program run by NOS and AWS, and this investment will now support a renewed ambition in a team that I am sure will have a lot of successes to celebrate in the future". Armilar Venture Partners, through its TechTransfer Fund and NOS 5G Fund, and Caixa Capital Risc have a strong track record investing in early-stage Deep Tech startups helping them to become worldwide references in their industries. João Dias, Principal at Armilar Venture Partners commented: "Frontline workers of industrial companies are being faced with increasing challenges, particularly having to execute more complex instructions in less time, potentially generating production downtimes and defects. Augmenting those frontline workers with tech-based tools is crucial, not only at the instruction support level, but mostly providing mobile 5G-enabled automated quality control systems. This is an area in which KIT-AR has developed industry-graded proprietary IP, spun-off from leading research institutions and already validated by initial industrial customers." "We believe that we are facing an exceptional moment for a large-scale adoption of AR technologies in both manufacturing and industrial processes. The growing complexity of the tasks to be performed, costs related to the disconnection of the employee with the Manufacturing Execution Systems and the state of the art of the technologies necessary to AR large-scale implementation are some of the drivers endorsing this thesis." - David Sola, Principal at Caixa Capital Risc. "Our team is ready and eager for this next stage", Manuel Oliveira points out that "KIT-AR is at the forefront of the current industrial revolution and due to our strong research DNA and truly innovative mindset, we'll continue to be a forerunner. We'll be pushing the boundaries of technology with a human centric view and augment workers everywhere. As of today, we're actively looking to connect with all manufacturing companies that share this vision of excellence with us".

Caixa Capital Risc Investments

292 Investments

Caixa Capital Risc has made 292 investments. Their latest investment was in KIT-AR as part of their Seed VC on June 6, 2022.

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Caixa Capital Risc Investments Activity

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Date

Round

Company

Amount

New?

Co-Investors

Sources

6/23/2022

Seed VC

KIT-AR

$2.08M

Yes

2

5/31/2022

Series C

Minoryx Therapeutics

No

4

5/11/2022

Seed VC - II

Barbara IoT

$2.6M

Yes

2

9/27/2021

Unattributed VC

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$99M

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10

7/20/2021

Unattributed VC - II

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10

Date

6/23/2022

5/31/2022

5/11/2022

9/27/2021

7/20/2021

Round

Seed VC

Series C

Seed VC - II

Unattributed VC

Unattributed VC - II

Company

KIT-AR

Minoryx Therapeutics

Barbara IoT

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Amount

$2.08M

$2.6M

$99M

New?

Yes

No

Yes

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Co-Investors

Sources

2

4

2

10

10

Caixa Capital Risc Portfolio Exits

36 Portfolio Exits

Caixa Capital Risc has 36 portfolio exits. Their latest portfolio exit was Photoslurp on June 15, 2022.

Date

Exit

Companies

Valuation
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Acquirer

Sources

6/15/2022

Merger

$99M

2

5/20/2022

Acquired

$99M

1

5/19/2022

Acquired

$99M

1

3/15/2022

Acquired

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$99M

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10

2/28/2022

Acquired

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$99M

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10

Date

6/15/2022

5/20/2022

5/19/2022

3/15/2022

2/28/2022

Exit

Merger

Acquired

Acquired

Acquired

Acquired

Companies

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Valuation

$99M

$99M

$99M

$99M

$99M

Acquirer

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Sources

2

1

1

10

10

Caixa Capital Risc Fund History

11 Fund Histories

Caixa Capital Risc has 11 funds, including Caixa Innvierte Start.

Closing Date

Fund

Fund Type

Status

Amount

Sources

3/18/2016

Caixa Innvierte Start

Early-Stage Venture Capital

Closed

$22.5M

2

12/31/2015

Caixa Innvierte Industria SCR

Diversified Private Equity

Closed

$40.57M

1

9/5/2015

Caixa Capital TIC II

Co-Investment Fund

Closed

$33.94M

1

5/19/2014

Caixa Capital Micro II

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$99M

10

3/25/2014

Caixa Innvierte BioMed II

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$99M

10

Closing Date

3/18/2016

12/31/2015

9/5/2015

5/19/2014

3/25/2014

Fund

Caixa Innvierte Start

Caixa Innvierte Industria SCR

Caixa Capital TIC II

Caixa Capital Micro II

Caixa Innvierte BioMed II

Fund Type

Early-Stage Venture Capital

Diversified Private Equity

Co-Investment Fund

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Status

Closed

Closed

Closed

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Amount

$22.5M

$40.57M

$33.94M

$99M

$99M

Sources

2

1

1

10

10

Caixa Capital Risc Partners & Customers

1 Partners and customers

Caixa Capital Risc has 1 strategic partners and customers. Caixa Capital Risc recently partnered with Iberdrola on May 5, 2022.

Date

Type

Business Partner

Country

News Snippet

Sources

5/11/2022

Partner

Spain

1

Date

5/11/2022

Type

Partner

Business Partner

Country

Spain

News Snippet

Sources

1

Caixa Capital Risc Team

3 Team Members

Caixa Capital Risc has 3 team members, including current Managing Director, Xavier Alvarez.

Name

Work History

Title

Status

Xavier Alvarez

CriteriaCaixa, paocapital, and PwC

Managing Director

Current

Elena Rico

Impact Partners, People and Planet Partners SGEIC SA, and Digital Legends Entertainment

Chief Operating Officer

Former

Carlos Trenchs

Managing Director

Former

Name

Xavier Alvarez

Elena Rico

Carlos Trenchs

Work History

CriteriaCaixa, paocapital, and PwC

Impact Partners, People and Planet Partners SGEIC SA, and Digital Legends Entertainment

Title

Managing Director

Chief Operating Officer

Managing Director

Status

Current

Former

Former

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