KAUST Innovation Fund Overview

  • Investor Type
  • Venture Capital
  • Status
  • Active
  • Professionals
  • 6
Professionals
  • Investments
  • 88
  • Portfolio
  • 33
  • Exits
  • 15
Exits

KAUST Innovation Fund General Information

Description

Founded in 2010, KAUST INNOVATION FUND is a university venture fund that makes seed and early growth venture capital investments in deep tech transactions. The firm focuses on energy, water, food, ICT and healthcare. As an open ended fund which invests from the balance sheet of the university the firm prioritizes transactions coming out of the KAUST research elements. However the firm tends to look opportunistically for spin-ins that are interested in leveraging off KAUST advanced research infrastructure and access to the Saudi Arabian market. The firm is based in Thuwal, Saudi Arabia.

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 (88)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Company Stage Lead Partner
Natufia 15-Feb-2021 Later Stage VC 00.00 Household Appliances Generating Revenue
000000 (0000000000 12-Dec-2019 00000 00000 00.00 Electronic Equipment and Instruments Generating Revenue
00000 0000 0000000 20-Oct-2019 0000 00000 00000 Electronic Equipment and Instruments Startup
00000 09-Oct-2019 0000 00000 000 Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue
00000 12-Sep-2019 0000 00000 00.00 Alternative Energy Equipment Generating Revenue
00000 05-Aug-2019 00000 0000 Consulting Services (B2B) Generating Revenue
000 000 00000 08-Jul-2019 000000000000 0000 Environmental Services (B2B) Generating Revenue
000 000 00000 15-May-2019 0000 00000 00.00 Environmental Services (B2B) Generating Revenue
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 (15)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size
Shading Systems 08-Mar-2021 Out of Business
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000000 01-Sep-2018 000 00 00000000
000000000 01-Dec-2017 000 00 00000000
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0000000000000 01-Dec-2016 000 00 00000000
000000 000000 01-Nov-2015 000 00 00000000
Touching Care 01-Jan-2014 Out of Business
Agendat 01-Jan-2013 Out of Business
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KAUST Innovation Fund Team (29)

Name Title Deals Funds Boards Office
Tamer Osman Acting Head of Innovation Fund 0 0 0 Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
Francois Pichot Ph.D Investment Manager 0 Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
Kevin Cullen Ph.D Vice President of Innovation and Economic Development Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
Nadine Mojadidi Financial Analyst Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
Enaam Tamboosi Portfolio Coordination Analyst Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
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KAUST Innovation Fund Co-Investors (6)

Name With Exits Lead Partner Series Industry
Wa'ed Ventures 2 0 Series chart Industry bar
DSM Venturing 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
Research Products Development Company 0 Series chart Industry bar
Taqadam (Accelerator) 0 Series chart Industry bar
Toronto Innovation Acceleration Partners 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
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