KAUST Innovation Fund

KAUST Innovation Fund Overview

Investor Type Venture Capital
Status Active
Professionals 6
Professionals
Investments 85
Portfolio 34
Exits 12
Exits

KAUST Innovation Fund General Information

Description

KAUST Innovation Fund is a venture capital firm that aims to grow an innovation and technology investment community and to attract investors and venture capital firms to the emerging Saudi technology ecosystem. The firm makes venture capital investments in high-tech startups from seed to early-stage and becomes a long-term strategic partner of these ventures. The firm specializes in the solar and alternative energy, water, information and communications, material and chemical sciences, electrical and electronics, biological and life sciences sectors, ICT. Additionally, the ecosystem provides mentorship and acceleration to the startups through the Entrepreneurship Center.

Contact Information

Formerly Known As
Seed Fund
Year Founded
2010
Investor Status
Actively Seeking New Investments
Primary Investor Type
Venture Capital
Other Investor Types
University
Primary Office
  • Building 16, Level 3
  • Thuwal 23955-6900
  • Saudi Arabia

KAUST Innovation Fund Investments (85)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Company Stage Lead Partner
Sadeem (Electrical Equipment) 12-Dec-2019 Early Stage VC 000 Electronic Equipment and Instruments Generating Revenue 00000 000000
0000000 01-Dec-2019 0000 00000 000 Electronics (B2C) Generating Revenue
000000000 20-Oct-2019 0000 00000 00000 Electrical Equipment Startup
00000 09-Oct-2019 0000 00000 000 Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue
00000 12-Sep-2019 0000 00000 00.00 Energy Infrastructure Startup
00000 05-Aug-2019 00000 0000 Consulting Services (B2B) Generating Revenue
000 000 00000 08-Jul-2019 000000000000 0000 Environmental Services (B2B) Generating Revenue 00000 000000
000 000 00000 15-May-2019 0000 00000 00.00 Environmental Services (B2B) Generating Revenue 00000 000000
MiSect 15-Apr-2019 Accelerator/Incubator 0000 Electrical Equipment Startup
UnitX 25-Feb-2019 Grant 0000 Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue
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KAUST Innovation Fund Exits (12)

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Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size
Hachid 01-Sep-2018 Out of Business
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000000 01-Jan-2017 000 00 00000000
0000000000000 01-Dec-2016 000 00 00000000
000000 000000 01-Nov-2015 000 00 00000000
00000000 0000 01-Jan-2014 000 00 00000000
0000000 01-Jan-2013 000 00 00000000
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Graphene Crystal Secondary Transaction - Private
Nano Assembly Out of Business

KAUST Innovation Fund Team (28)

Name Title Deals Funds Boards Office
Maya Fritz Chief Financial Officer of Innovation Fund Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
Jim Hinderson Ph.D Executive 0 0 0 Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
Tamer Osman Acting Innovation Fund Head 0 Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
Mark Hull Head, Operations & Strategy Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
Francois Pichot Investment Manager 0 Thuwal, Saudi Arabia

18 Former Team Members

KAUST Innovation Fund Co-Investors (6)

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Name With Exits Lead Partner Series Industry
Wa'ed Ventures 3 0 Series chart Industry bar
DSM Venturing 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
Dhahran Techno Valley Company 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
Flinn Foundation 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
Toronto Innovation Acceleration Partners 0 0 Series chart Industry bar