Mubadala

Ventures

History

Mubadala Capital’s Ventures business builds on Mubadala’s 10-year track record of being an active investor in advanced technology. The Ventures platform includes a direct investment business, a fund of funds business and the management and oversight of Mubadala’s partnership with SoftBank, including its U.S. $15 billion LP commitment to the SoftBank Vision Fund. 

The Ventures team is based in Abu Dhabi and San Francisco with strong connectivity to European and Chinese venture capital markets through other Mubadala Capital managed vehicles. 

Investment Approach

Technology is global, continues to change rapidly and is foundational to every sector. Mubadala believes that we are still in the early stages of a global industrial transition to technology. The objective of Mubadala Capital’s Ventures business is to build one of the leading global ventures platforms by being fully integrated and present in the world’s leading technology hub ― Silicon Valley ― while leveraging and accessing Mubadala’s global scale and capabilities.

Building relationships and supporting outstanding founders is core to the Ventures team approach and philosophy. The team does this by being present on the ground, by supporting its founders through leveraging and providing access to Mubadala’s extensive assets globally and by financially supporting its winning companies through their growth life cycle.

Mubadala Capital’s values are deeply rooted in partnership, a passion for technology and entrepreneurship as well as a long-term perspective in building leading technology companies.

Portfolio Overview

Mubadala Capital’s Ventures team oversees the following strategies and programs:

  • U.S. Ventures.
  • Europe Ventures.
  • Fund of Funds: Investing and partnering with established and emerging venture capital funds.
  • SoftBank Vision Fund: Mubadala’s U.S. $15 billion commitment to the world’s largest technology growth fund.

Typical Investment Parameters

Sector

Broad enterprise and consumer technology investments.

 

Developing deep theses and relationships in the following core areas:

 

  • Life sciences and digital health.
  • Frontier technologies including cyber, airspace security, satellites and space.
  • Transformation and digitization of the enterprise.
  • Fintech including blockchain, financial services, and insurance tech.
  • Transformation of cities and transportation.

Always open to outstanding founders applying technology in novel ways and building defensible business models.

Geographic Focus

Global with a focus on North America and Europe.

Transaction Type

Minority positions in common equity, preferred equity or convertible notes in series A and beyond in early stage, founder-led companies based in the U.S. and Europe.

 

LP commitments to established venture capital managers with strong track records as well as to new venture capital managers with unique and differentiated points of view and strategy.

Ownership / Governance Model

Active portfolio management approach with a preference for board seats at portfolio companies where the investment team can support management to create value over time.

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