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Khosla Ventures is a Silicon Valley-based VC, founded in 2004 by Indian-born founder of tech pioneer Sun Microsystems Vinod Khosla. The company has no specific interest in terms of sector but heavily favors “large problems that are amenable to technology solutions” and invests in so-called high potential  'black swans´. Healthcare is a strong focus and its most  recent investments include in the Portuguese home physiotherapy tech solution SWORD Health's 2021 $25m Series B and in its 2020 $17m Series A round which it led. Khosla has over $5bn under management and more than 70 staff, with investments in more than 700 startups, leading more than one-third. Other recent investments include in B2B real-estate sector disruptor Veev's $85m Series B round and in the $165m Series B investment in infectious disease assistant for medical staff, Karius.

Speedinvest is a pan-European, early-stage venture capital firm with offices in Vienna, Munich, San Francisco, Berlin, London and Paris. The firm helps startups grow internationally. Its raised its third and latest fund of €190m in Feburary 2020, bringing total AUM to over €400m. Each investment ticket size starts from €50,000 and goes up to €1.5m. Founded by Austrian Oliver Holle, a former entrepreneur who founded his business in the 2000s and went on to work another tech startup in Silicon Valley. With conviction that "European founders can win big in the Valley and beyond,” Rolle started Speedinvest with a €10m fund in 2011.The firm mainly invests in pan-European fintech startups, digital health, consumer tech, B2B SaaS and deep tech startups.   

Early-stage-focused VC firm with a €24m first fund mainly investing in B2B and B2C digital startups headquartered in Spain. Initial investment amounts range between €70,000 and €300,000, and followup investment amounts go up to €1m per company. Describing themselves as “momentum investors” seeking quick time-to-market projects, Encomenda Smart Capital was founded in 2017 and managed by renowned Spanish angel investors Carlos Blanco, Oriol Juncosa and Miguel Sanz Sanchez, along with a network of angel investors  Encomenda supports the growth of startups' portfolios and helps startups to scale at national and international levels. Encomenda invests 30% in SaaS and in projects with a recurring income model; 20% are fintech, and they also bet on the human resources, edtech and healthcare. Just two out of 25 investments have folded up between 2017 and 2020, with half the fund monies committed. Encomenda is seeking to launch a second fund in 2022 focusing on Spanish and Portuguese startups, of €40m–€50m, and multi-stage, by starting in the early-stage investments, with follow-through investments in subsequent stages.

Established in 2015, Olisipo Way is a Portuguese investor that funds early-stage investment in Portuguese tech and non-tech startups with a potential for international expansion acros all market verticals. It currently has 26 startups in its portfolio and recent investments include in the €125,000 pre-seed and €1.1m first phase seed round of healthy food service EatTasty. It has also invested in the €350,000 pre-seed round of revenue management for traveltech Climber and in the US$725,000 pre-seed round of adtech advertio.

Drake Enterprises is a Swiss fund with offices in New York and Miami. The board of Drake Enterprises and its committees are responsible for the direction of the group’s businesses.The firm was founded in 2000 by Mr Nicolas Ibañez Scott, born into a family of merchants and entrepreneurs with interests in Chile and the UK. The Drake Group initially focused its entrepreneurial activities on the grocery business in Chile that was then sold in 2009 to Walmart. Since 2014, the group has been focusing its investment and philanthropic activities in companies such as Papa John's and Glovo.

Serena Ventures is a venture capital investment firm founded by professional tennis player and businesswoman Serena Williams. The company focuses on early-stage companies founded by young, diverse teams. Since it was founded in 2014, it has invested in more than 30 companies with a cumulative market cap of $12b. Coffee brand Kopi Kenangan is its first investment in the Indonesian market. Serena Ventures has invested in notable companies like plant-based meat maker Impossible Foods, cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase, as well as Serena Williams’ own fashion label, S by Serena.

Founded in 2010, Shenzhen-based Sinoagri E-Commerce is China’s biggest B2B trading platform for agricultural products. It also provides a wide range of services including intelligence, third-party storage & logistics, financing and technical support to producers, manufacturers, suppliers and retailers along the whole supply chain. 

Based in Zurich, Swiss Re is a provider of reinsurance, insurance and other forms of insurance-based risk transfers. Founded in 1863, it operates through a network of about 80 offices in 25 countries and regions across the world.

Juan García Perrote is an IESE Business School MBA graduate with over 10 years of experience in executive marketing roles. He is also serial entrepreneur in marketplace and digital marketing startups. He was the co-founder of Tick4all, the “last-minute of movie-tickets,” offering discounted seats at local cinemas, and COO of the referral marketing platform Fulltip. He was also partner and CEO of the digital marketing company Smart Client.Currently, he is CEO and founder of Ketplace, a marketplace sales management consultancy advising companies how to get the best sales performance in leading marketplaces such as Amazon, eBay, and AliExpress. García Perrote is also a partner and advisor in The Beemine Lab, the first biotechnology company in Spain to produce cannabidiol-based cosmetics.

A Linz-based pre-seed investor founded in 2015, the company currently has 17 companies in its portfolio. Its interests span market verticals and technologies, with tech and non-tech startups supported, and varied geographical locations across Europe. It also runs an online learning lab for startups called Zero21. Its most recent investments include the €2m seed round of Austrian second-hand electronics marketplace refurbed and the €300,000 pre-seed round of German interview platform-as-a-service LAMA. 

Adevinta Ventures is the investment arm of the Norway-based Adevinta, a local digital marketplace group operating in 15 countries in Europe, Latin America and North Africa, with 1.5bn monthly visitors. Its leading local brands include Leboncoin in France, InfoJobs in Spain, Subito in Italy and Jofogás in Hungary. In Spain, where its headquarters is in Barcelona, the company includes an umbrella of successful online classified platforms such as Infojobs, Fotocasa, Habitaclia, Milanuncios and Vibbo, counting over 18m active users.Adevinta Ventures invests in startups focused on marketplace and platform space specifically in verticals such as mobility, education and real estate. The fund typically invests in Series A and B rounds backing them also with marketing and data support as well as mentorship. Initial investments go up to €5m with follow-on capacity. 

Toyota AI Ventures, the venture capital arm of the Toyota Research Institute, is a Silicon Valley-based fund investing globally in startups with cutting-edge solutions in the AI, smart-mobility, autonomy, robotics, data and cloud spaces while leveraging the global expertise and technical resources of the Toyota Group.In 2015 Toyota created the Toyota Research Institute aiming to support the research on next-generation mobility, robotics and new materials. Toyota AI Ventures was founded in 2017 with initial funding of $100m. 

Artesmedia is a Spanish media group, with a cross-channel presence through television, radio and cinemas. The company typically invest through media for equity deals.The group has backed to date fast-growing and customer-oriented startups in Spain such as Wallapop, Groupalia and Restaurantes.com

IDC Ventures is the VC arm of Grupo IDC, a Latin American investment bank. The fund was created in 2019 by corporate executives, entrepreneurs and investors from Latin America, focused on pre-Series A to Series B rounds. Headquartered in Madrid with offices in Copenhagen and Guatemala, the company acts as an international VC working with tech companies to accelerate expansion across LatAm markets. Sectors of interest include fintech, on-demand transportation, digital tools for small and large retailers, and commercialization platforms for robotics.

Founded in 2010, Fidelity China Special Situations PLC (FCSS) is managed by Dale Nicholls who has worked at Fidelity International since 1996. Listed on the FTSE 250 Index, FCSS is said to be the UK’s largest China-focused investment trust with access to Fidelity's investment research resources and investment licenses in China.Focusing on companies that are most likely to benefit from China’s growth and changing economy, FCSS has invested in over 100 businesses in the country. Besides technology, it is also seeking opportunities in the consumer space and healthcare.

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