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Investments

770

Portfolio Exits

92

Funds

1

About Kima Ventures

Kima Ventures, founded by Xavier Niel, funds ambitious, cohesive teams with stellar learning and execution curves.

Kima Ventures Headquarter Location

Paris,

France

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Expert Collections containing Kima Ventures

Expert Collections are analyst-curated lists that highlight the companies you need to know in the most important technology spaces.

Find Kima Ventures in 3 Expert Collections, including HR Tech.

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HR Tech

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Fitness Tech

227 items

We define fitness tech as companies leveraging software and technology to augment approaches to developing or maintaining physical fitness. Companies in this category develop tools and services including workout apps, wearables, and connected fitness equipment.

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Digital Lending

34 items

This collection contains alternative means for obtaining a loan for personal or business use. Companies included in the application, underwriting, funding, or collection process is included in the collection.

Latest Kima Ventures News

Palette Raises $6M Led by Bain Capital Ventures to Help Finance and Operations Teams Design, Manage, and Automate Sales Commissions

May 18, 2022

On May 18, 2022 Palette, provider of sales compensation software, has raised $6 million in Seed funding to accelerate product development and expand its sales and marketing efforts. The round was led by Bain Capital Ventures, with additional participation from Liquid 2 Ventures, Twenty Two Ventures, and Kima Ventures. Palette , provider of sales compensation software that helps finance and operations teams design, manage, and optimize sales commission plans, today announced that it has raised $6 million in Seed funding to accelerate product development and expand its sales and marketing efforts. The round was led by Bain Capital Ventures, with additional participation from Liquid 2 Ventures, Twenty Two Ventures, and Kima Ventures. The company also received angel funding from industry leaders Mathilde Collin, CEO of Front; Nicolas Dessaigne, former CEO of Algolia and Group Partner at Y Combinator; Julien Lemoine, CTO of Algolia; Nick Mehta, CEO of Gainsight; Allison Pickens, former COO of Gainsight; Thejo Kote, CEO of Airbase; Kyle Porter, CEO of Salesloft; Adam Pettit, CEO of Kandji; Danny Zorotovich, CFO of Kandji; and Peter Kazanjy, founder of Atrium and Modern Sales Pros. More and more modern technology companies sell their services on a usage, consumption, or transaction basis. Palette is the only sales commission solution designed natively for transaction and usage-based business models. Palette offers cloud-based sales compensation software that helps businesses calculate commissions automatically, track performance and quota achievement in real time, and centralize data in a single source of truth. The company was founded in December 2020 by Jean-Edern Lorillon, a former sales executive at the San Francisco-based search-engine-as-a-service startup Algolia, Fabien Pinel, and Jean-Yves Delmotte. The three entrepreneurs together cumulate decades of experience in the SaaS industry. “In my career as a sales executive, I saw first-hand how slow and painful it can be to manage sales commissions. Surprisingly, none of the existing solutions we evaluated back then were able to accommodate our modern sales compensation plans, which were designed for product-led sales and pricing based on consumption and usage,” said Jean-Edern Lorillon, CEO and co-founder of Palette. “So I started Palette to provide finance and operations teams with a much-needed solution that is flexible, simple to use, and built for modern sales tech.” Palette’s platform includes a commission plan designer that allows businesses to set up even the most-complex calculation logic and provides performance dashboards built for sales teams. Palette allows businesses to leverage their commission data to extract mission-critical insights, optimize ramp-up time, set quotas, budget commission costs, and forecast future payouts.Palette is already trusted by many companies, from small businesses to publicly traded corporations, including companies like Nextech AR, EverCommerce, Gorgias, Mews, Kandji, or GetAccept. “We are excited to lead the seed round in Palette based on their early customer momentum and the architecture of their solution,” said Ajay Agarwal, partner at Bain Capital Ventures. “More and more modern technology companies sell their services on a usage, consumption, or transaction basis. These companies include cloud services, fintechs, and API companies. Palette is the only sales commission solution designed natively for transaction and usage-based business models.” Write in to  psen@itechseries.com to learn more about our exclusive editorial packages and programs.

Kima Ventures Investments

770 Investments

Kima Ventures has made 770 investments. Their latest investment was in Kiln as part of their Seed VC on May 5, 2022.

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Kima Ventures Investments Activity

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Date

Round

Company

Amount

New?

Co-Investors

Sources

5/19/2022

Seed VC

Kiln

$5M

Yes

1

5/18/2022

Seed VC

Palette

$6M

Yes

1

4/29/2022

Seed VC

Oplit

$2.74M

Yes

BACS-Innov, Evolem, New Fund, and Undisclosed Angel Investors

1

4/28/2022

Angel

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$99M

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10

4/22/2022

Angel

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$99M

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10

Date

5/19/2022

5/18/2022

4/29/2022

4/28/2022

4/22/2022

Round

Seed VC

Seed VC

Seed VC

Angel

Angel

Company

Kiln

Palette

Oplit

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Amount

$5M

$6M

$2.74M

$99M

$99M

New?

Yes

Yes

Yes

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Co-Investors

BACS-Innov, Evolem, New Fund, and Undisclosed Angel Investors

Sources

1

1

1

10

10

Kima Ventures Portfolio Exits

92 Portfolio Exits

Kima Ventures has 92 portfolio exits. Their latest portfolio exit was Leanplum on May 19, 2022.

Date

Exit

Companies

Valuation
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Acquirer

Sources

5/19/2022

Acquired

3

5/18/2022

Acquired

1

5/16/2022

Acquired

1

5/6/2022

Acquired

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10

5/3/2022

Acquired

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10

Date

5/19/2022

5/18/2022

5/16/2022

5/6/2022

5/3/2022

Exit

Acquired

Acquired

Acquired

Acquired

Acquired

Companies

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Valuation

Acquirer

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3

1

1

10

10

Kima Ventures Acquisitions

1 Acquisition

Kima Ventures acquired 1 company. Their latest acquisition was Salt Mobile on December 18, 2014.

Date

Investment Stage

Companies

Valuation
Valuations are submitted by companies, mined from state filings or news, provided by VentureSource, or based on a comparables valuation model.

Total Funding

Note

Sources

12/18/2014

$99M

Acq - Fin

1

Date

12/18/2014

Investment Stage

Companies

Valuation

$99M

Total Funding

Note

Acq - Fin

Sources

1

Kima Ventures Fund History

1 Fund History

Kima Ventures has 1 fund, including Kima15.

Closing Date

Fund

Fund Type

Status

Amount

Sources

12/5/2013

Kima15

1

Closing Date

12/5/2013

Fund

Kima15

Fund Type

Status

Amount

Sources

1

Kima Ventures Team

3 Team Members

Kima Ventures has 3 team members, including current Managing Partner, Jean de Rochebrochard.

Name

Work History

Title

Status

Jeremie Berrebi

Founder

Current

Xavier Niel

Founder

Current

Jean de Rochebrochard

Managing Partner

Current

Name

Jeremie Berrebi

Xavier Niel

Jean de Rochebrochard

Work History

Title

Founder

Founder

Managing Partner

Status

Current

Current

Current

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