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Centro para el Desarollo Tecnológico Industrial (CDTI) is a Spanish government startup accelerator under the Ministry of Science, Education and Universities. Based in Madrid, it has invested in 13 startups since 2015, predominantly focusing on scientific enterprises.

The Alexa Fund provides up to $200 million in venture capital funding to fuel voice technology innovation. It is focused on how voice technology can improve customers’ lives, from early-stage pre-revenue companies to established brands. Areas of particular interest include: hardware products that would benefit from the Alexa Voice Service; skills that deliver new abilities to Alexa-enabled devices through the Alexa Skills Kit; and new contributions to the science behind voice technology, including text to speech, natural language understanding, automatic speech recognition, artificial intelligence and hardware component design.

Sony is a Japanese multinational conglomerate established in 1946. It has a high number of acquisitions, investing in more than 20 tech startups and companies manufacturing technology products. It also has a seed investment fund, Seed Acceleration Program, launched in April 2014 to promote ideas that are beyond existing business categories and develop them for commercialization.

SWAN Venture Fund is a group of Seattle angel investors established in 2015. It leads in early seed rounds and tends to be the first major outside investment to a startup, ranging from US$200,000 – US$1.2 million. Besides tech startups, it also invests in companies producing innovative commercial products.

Mastercard, established in 1966, has made 12 acquisitions to date and has a special interest in secure payment systems and different technologies associated with their implementation.  It has a special interest in secure payment systems and different technologies associated with their implementation. Since launch in early 2014, MasterCard Start Path, the company’s effort to support innovative early stage startups around the world, has partnered with over 40 startups across the globe in areas including biometrics, big data, wearable technology, beacons, B2B payments, and logistics. 

Besides being an investor, Evolution Venture Partners provides effective solutions for VCs and their portfolio companies in looking for a capital raise, a strategic transaction, or in the event that the board decides to wind a company down. Established in 2008, Evolution has invested in the US, Europe and in emerging markets and has a special interest in information security, enterprise software and solutions, consumer products.  healthcare and biotechnology. 

Ataria Ventures is an early stage fund that offers predominantly Latin American investors and corporations access to technology startups in Israel and Silicon Valley. It has invested in more than 30 startups  across a variety of industries and sectors, including Artificial Intelligence, Big Data, Virtual Reality, foodtech, agritech, consumer, and health. 

EDP Ventures is the VC arm of EDP, or Energias de Portugal, a global energy company based in Portugal. It invests in early-stage startups both Portuguese and from other nations across varied sectors and is a promoter of renewable energies.

Pere Valles is an entrepreneur and angel investor in the Spanish startup ecosystem, sitting on the board of several companies. Valles has been chairman of Spanish digital voting platform Scytl since 2004. In 2018, he was appointed CEO of travel platform Exoticca, which sells long haul touring holidays and has a presence in Spain, France and the UK. He had been a financial director of GlobalNet and a senior manager at KPMG's mergers & acquisitions group in the US.  

Formerly known as Tribeca Angels, the New York-based Tribeca Early Stage Partners was established in 2014 by John McEvoy. The firm's network of 50 entrepreneurs and business leaders specialize in institutional finance and enterprise technology. Tribeca focuses on early-stage investments in fintechs and ERPs, especially those based in the New York area. Initial investment per startup ranges from US$500,000 to US$1 million. It has invested in 15 startups and managed two exits, Cola and James.

Founded in Silicon Valley in 2000 by Kate Mitchell and Rory O'Driscoll, Scale Venture Partners invests in 75% early revenue and 25% growth stage companies, with an average initial investment of US$8 million. It's mainly interested in startups that disrupt the workplace and it usually invests between US$5-25 million per funding round. It has invested in more than 200 companies to date and was the lead investor in more than 80 investments. Scale has managed 62 exits to date including DocuSign, Box, HubSpot, Exact Target and Realm. Its recent investments include in Keep Truckin, Pantheon and PubNub's Series D rounds. 

M12 is the venture capital arm of Microsoft, formerly known as Microsoft Ventures, founded in 2016 to invest in Series A rounds and beyond. M12 has invested in more than 70 startups to date and has managed four exits, all of them acquisitions: Comfy, Figure Eight, Bonsai and Frame.  M12 is especially interested in enterprise software and its biggest investment to date was US$114 in Outreach's Series D round. It has also invested recently in Nautilus Labs' Series A and Onfido's Series C.The VC also awards a US$4 million Female Founders prize to boost the participation of women in tech. 

42CAP is a German VC fund established in 2016 for seed and early-stage investments in European startups. Alex Meyer and Thomas Wilke, both founders of eCircle, one of Europe’s largest SaaS companies that was sold to Teradata in 2012, are co-founders and partners of 42CAP. They have taken advantage of 42CAP’s success to invest in international AI-powered startups. To date, the company has made 21 investments, most recently in the Series A rounds of streaming analytics integration software company Crosser, in customer data and engagement platform CrossEngage and in the Series B round of marketing platform Adversity. 

GP Bullhound is a financial advisory and investment firm founded in 1999 with offices in London, San Francisco, Stockholm, Berlin, Manchester, Paris, Hong Kong, Madrid and New York. To date, the firm has undertaken over 530 investments worldwide, with its latest fund raising €65 million in 2018. GP Bullhound's 18 exits to date include successful companies like Spotify and Avito. It has invested in renowned companies like Slack and Wallapop. Its recent investments include a Series A round in customer service platform Nivo and a Series D round in productivity software, Partnerize.

Innovation Nest is an early-stage venture capitalist firm based in Krakow, Poland. Founded in 2010, the VC has invested in more than 50 startups, with a special focus on European B2B SaaS companies. The firm was the lead investor in eight of the startups' funding rounds.The VC usually participates in seed rounds, with the most recent being a US$1-million investment in Poland's fraud detection company Netone and another seed investment in Portuguese facility management platform Infraspeak. The VC has also joined a Series A round for ICT SaaS company CallPage and Series B funding in sensor company Estimote.

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