Mubadala

Ventures

History

Mubadala Capital’s Ventures business builds on Mubadala’s long track record of active investment in advanced technology companies around the world. The Ventures platform includes a direct investment business and a fund-of-funds business.

The Ventures team is based in Abu Dhabi, San Francisco and London with strong connectivity to the Chinese venture capital community through other Mubadala Capital managed vehicles that are active in technology.

Investment Approach

Mubadala Capital Ventures is a global ventures platform. Its mission is to partner early with visionary founders to build enduring technology companies and support them by bringing to bear Mubadala’s scale, resources and capital. Based in the world’s leading technology hubs, and with an international network, the Ventures platform is uniquely positioned to support the founders building tomorrow’s leading companies.

The Ventures team’s approach is deeply rooted in partnering with entrepreneurs and investors and takes a long-term perspective on building leading technology companies. It supports outstanding founders through deep domain expertise and active involvement, providing access to Mubadala’s extensive assets globally, and financially supporting its winning companies through their growth life cycle.

The fund-of-funds business has two distinct strategies – partnering with leading global growth technology funds and with early stage funds connected to early stage founders.

Portfolio Overview

The Mubadala Capital Ventures team oversees the following strategies and programs:

  • U.S. Ventures: Focuses on Series A+ investments in U.S.-based technology companies.
  • Europe Ventures: Focuses on Series B+ (early growth) investments in European-based technology companies.
  • Fund-of-Funds: Investing and partnering with early stage venture funds and with leading growth technology funds.

Typical Investment Parameters

Sector

Broad enterprise and consumer technology investments.
Core investment themes include:

  • Enterprise and the cloud
  • Logistics and mobility
  • Tech-enabled healthcare
  • Fintech and insuretech
  • Consumer and marketplaces
  • Always open to outstanding founders applying technology in novel ways and building defensible business models.

Geographic Focus

Global with a focus on North America, Europe and MENA.

Transaction Type

Direct investments: Minority positions in Series A and beyond in early stage, founder-led companies based in the U.S., Europe and MENA.

Fund-of-funds investments: Limited Partner commitments to established venture capital managers with strong track records as well as to emerging 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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