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Investments

133

Portfolio Exits

23

Funds

3

About Robert Bosch Venture Capital

Robert Bosch Venture Capital GmbH (RBVC) is the corporate venture company of the Robert Bosch GmbH, a global supplier of automotive and industrial technology, consumer goods, and building technology. RBVC provides capital for minority stakes in start-ups from early to expansion stage. RBVC invests in start-up companies either directly or via venture capital funds on a worldwide basis. Investment focus: Technology companies along the line of Bosch current and future business, above all automation and control, energy and environment, enabling technologies, and healthcare. Robert Bosch Venture Capital also invests in services/ business models as well as new materials that are relevant to the above-mentioned areas of business.

Robert Bosch Venture Capital Headquarter Location

Robert-Bosch-Platz 1

Gerlingen-Schillerhohe, 70839,

Germany

+49 (711) 811 47961

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Latest Robert Bosch Venture Capital News

Bosch makes $250 million available for startups

Aug 1, 2022

August 1, 2022 Despite the challenging business environment, the Bosch Group is raising its venture-capital funding for the current business year: its subsidiary Robert Bosch Venture Capital (RBVC) is setting up a new fund for startups; the fund has a volume of 250 million euros (approximately $250 million). As a provider of venture capital, Bosch supports startups around the world whose technologies have the potential to improve quality of life and conserve natural resources. “Our investments in startups promote technological progress in business and society,” says Dr Stefan Hartung, chairman of the board of management of Robert Bosch. “And we ourselves also benefit from this collaboration, since solutions to ever more complex tasks can frequently be found faster, more efficiently, and better in partnership with others.” As an innovation leader, Bosch is at the forefront of efforts to bring about climate-neutral technology, sustainable mobility, and connectivity, which is why RBVC investments also focus on fields such as energy efficiency and powertrain electrification. Bosch recently announced that it will be investing billions in climate-neutral technology, including hydrogen technologies and the digital transformation of its business. Expanding globally: RBVC to open new office in US RBVC, one of Europe’s largest corporate investors, specializes in innovative technology startups. Its portfolio includes more than 50 companies, mainly active in artificial intelligence (AI), the internet of things (IoT), semiconductors, and quantum computing. RBVC invests up to 25 million euros in individual young startups, and also provides them with the know-how and contacts the Bosch Group has as a leading supplier of technology and services. As part of its localization strategy, RBVC is continuously expanding its investment activities worldwide: in China, the subsidiary successfully established an investment platform with Boyuan Capital through which other companies can also invest venture capital in funds. Through its own locations and contact persons for the startup scene, RBVC maintains a presence in technology hotspots around the world, such as China, Germany, Israel, and the US. Its US office in Sunnyvale is now to be joined by a further office on the Atlantic coast, in Boston. “As a global investor we are part of the startup scene, looking out for the next disruptive innovation that will turn markets on their head,” says Dr Ingo Ramesohl, managing director at Robert Bosch Venture Capital. “This second US office will ensure we are even better at keeping our finger on the pulse of technology startups.” Open Bosch: exploiting technology trends at an early stage Each year, experts from RBVC examine over 2,000 startups, but only about a hundred of these make it to the shortlist. RBVC also wants to use the new funding round to find technological answers to changed geopolitical and business-policy circumstances. “Two years of the Covid-19 pandemic and ongoing geopolitical tension have left their mark everywhere, as is shown by the chip shortages and disruptions in global value chains,” Ramesohl says. “That’s why we also want to identify technological trends that can provide relief in such situations.” Each year, RBVC invests in six to 10 carefully selected companies. In addition to capital, it also offers know-how and operational support. As Ramesohl points out, RBVC pursues an open culture of innovation with its Open Bosch program, forging links between startups and Bosch operating units at an early stage. This gives startups the opportunity to become a supplier, customer, or technology partner of Bosch. Bosch, in turn, receives early access to the latest technologies and can incorporate them into its own innovations. Bosch already has several hundred partnerships with startups – in 2021 alone, the number of such activities tripled. Successful investments ensure technological progress When an investment comes to an end, RBVC may also choose to help a startup go public. In this respect, it is similar to institutional venture-capital funds. One recent success story was the IPO of Xometry, the operator of an AI-assisted marketplace for on demand manufacturing. Another success was IonQ, the first-ever quantum computing company to be publicly listed. Since 2021, RBVC’s portfolio has also included Variantyx. This startup uses AI-assisted genetic testing in cancer diagnosis, and also works with the Robert Bosch Hospital in this field. To support the shift to electromobility, RBVC has also invested in the startup BASiC Semiconductor, which manufactures silicon carbide power electronics. Finally, Motive, the startup formerly known as Keep Trucking, operates a fleet management system in the US that reduces trucking costs and fuel consumption. Share this:

Robert Bosch Venture Capital Investments

133 Investments

Robert Bosch Venture Capital has made 133 investments. Their latest investment was in Electroder as part of their Series A on August 8, 2022.

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Robert Bosch Venture Capital Investments Activity

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Round

Company

Amount

New?

Co-Investors

Sources

8/8/2022

Series A

Electroder

Yes

2

6/21/2022

Series A

SCINTIL Photonics

$14.24M

Yes

4

6/7/2022

Series B

Arduino

$32M

Yes

6

4/20/2022

Series A

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$99M

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10

2/16/2022

Series D

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$99M

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10

Date

8/8/2022

6/21/2022

6/7/2022

4/20/2022

2/16/2022

Round

Series A

Series A

Series B

Series A

Series D

Company

Electroder

SCINTIL Photonics

Arduino

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Amount

$14.24M

$32M

$99M

$99M

New?

Yes

Yes

Yes

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Co-Investors

Sources

2

4

6

10

10

Robert Bosch Venture Capital Portfolio Exits

23 Portfolio Exits

Robert Bosch Venture Capital has 23 portfolio exits. Their latest portfolio exit was Foghorn on January 12, 2022.

Date

Exit

Companies

Valuation
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Acquirer

Sources

1/12/2022

Acquired

$99M

3

10/1/2021

Reverse Merger

$99M

20

6/30/2021

IPO

$99M

Public

4

6/10/2021

Acquired

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$99M

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10

5/21/2021

Acquired

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$99M

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10

Date

1/12/2022

10/1/2021

6/30/2021

6/10/2021

5/21/2021

Exit

Acquired

Reverse Merger

IPO

Acquired

Acquired

Companies

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Valuation

$99M

$99M

$99M

$99M

$99M

Acquirer

Public

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Sources

3

20

4

10

10

Robert Bosch Venture Capital Fund History

3 Fund Histories

Robert Bosch Venture Capital has 3 funds, including Robert Bosch Venture Capital V.

Closing Date

Fund

Fund Type

Status

Amount

Sources

6/3/2022

Robert Bosch Venture Capital V

$268.02M

1

2/27/2019

Robert Bosch Venture Capital IV

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$99M

10

4/12/2016

Robert Bosch Venture Capital III

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$99M

10

Closing Date

6/3/2022

2/27/2019

4/12/2016

Fund

Robert Bosch Venture Capital V

Robert Bosch Venture Capital IV

Robert Bosch Venture Capital III

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Amount

$268.02M

$99M

$99M

Sources

1

10

10

Robert Bosch Venture Capital Team

7 Team Members

Robert Bosch Venture Capital has 7 team members, including current Managing Director, Luis Llovera.

Name

Work History

Title

Status

Luis Llovera

Managing Director

Current

Ingo Ramesohl

Managing Director

Current

Claus Schmidt

Managing Director

Current

Markus Thill

Managing Director

Current

Gad Toren

PAR, Apax Partners, and Elbit Systems

Investment Partner

Current

Name

Luis Llovera

Ingo Ramesohl

Claus Schmidt

Markus Thill

Gad Toren

Work History

PAR, Apax Partners, and Elbit Systems

Title

Managing Director

Managing Director

Managing Director

Managing Director

Investment Partner

Status

Current

Current

Current

Current

Current

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