Volvo Group Venture Capital AB

Volvo Group Venture Capital AB

Volvo Group Venture Capital AB

Overview
Date Founded

1997

Headquarters

Lindholmen Science Park AB,Lindholmspiren 5,Gothenburg, Vastra Gotaland 402 78

Type of Company

Private

Industries

Private Equity & Venture Capital
Investment Services & Portfolio Management

Company Description

A cornerstone to Volvo VC's investment strategy is the relevance of their investments to the Volvo Group. They are mandated to invest in new technologies or services with significant technical and commercial interests, to support business development based on the group's technology for business potential beyond Volvo, and to develop entrepreneurship and innovation within the group.Other investment criteria include identifying firms with value and growth potential, experienced management teams, shared vision of future business, investment syndication and minority stakes, and a customer base beyond the Volvo group. They seek compliance with Volvo's values, namely quality, safety and environmental care.Volvo VC is an engaged, active and long-term investment partner. In addition to capital, they work closely with the management team to further develop the firm. They provide access to the Volvo group's international network in addition to contacts with other sectors, academia, financial institutions and public authorities, in Sweden and worldwide.The firm takes particular care at the exit process. They utilize a structured method to evaluate the critical factors for a successful exit: firm valuation, timing and exposure to potential buyers.

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Executives & Employees

Chief Financial Officer

Head of Investor Relations

Director, Investor Relations

Investment Director

Investment Director

Investment Manager

Board of Directors

Former Senior Partner at EQT Partners AB

Former Chairman & Managing Director at Euroventures Management AB

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Recent Transactions
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GTCR LLC purchases Lytx, Inc. from JMI Management, Inc., Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe, Insight Venture Partners, Menlo Ventures Management LP, Integral Capital Partners, Horizon Technology Finance LLC, Volvo Group Venture Capital AB, Triangle Peak Partners, Delta-V Capital LLC

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AB Volvo, Volvo Penta AB purchase CPAC Systems AB from Volvo Group Venture Capital AB

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Autodesk, Inc. purchases Illuminate Labs AB from Industrifonden, Volvo Group Venture Capital AB, Innovationsbron AB

Investments
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DriveCam, Inc. develops Driver Risk Management Programs for commercial fleets and individual customers. It offers online tools and solutions for driving practice monitoring and feedback, fuel management, fleet tracking, and driver safety coaching. The company was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in San Diego, CA.

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Coherix, Inc. provides 3D measurement and inspection solutions. It offers solutions for assembly verification, error-proof for automotive, semiconductor and electronics industries. The firm's inspection solutions include Tru3D, a platform which facilitates assembly verification and error proofing, ShaPix, a 3D planar surface metrology, 3DX and OPIS for 2D and 3D vision inspection. The company was founded by Dwight D. Carlson, Douglas Davidson and Alice M. Grisham on October 30, 2003 and is headquartered in Ann Arbor, MI.

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Upstream Security Ltd. develops and operates cyber-security cloud-based platform. It offers car manufacturers, app developers, service providers, and fleets a new line of defense by creating a cloud-based shield that blocks cyber-attacks before they reach the vehicle's network. The company was founded by Yoav Levy and Yonatan Appel and is headquartered in Herzliya, Israel.

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