ATV has invested nearly $200 million into high potential industrial technology companies.
Location: Berkeley, CA, US
Co-investors: NEA, Microsoft, Siemens, Samsung
Location: Denver, CO, US and Vancouver, Canada
Co-investors: GE Ventures, National Grid, Obvious Ventures, Chrysalix, EnerTech, Zoma Capital
PointGrab is an Israeli company, headquartered in Tel Aviv with an US subsidiary.
PointGrab’s flagship CogniPoint™ solution, is an edge-analytics sensor for the home and building automation markets. Based on deep-learning technology, the CogniPoint sensor provides users with real-time critical and actionable data about occupants’ activity in a building to save energy, use space efficiently and increase the safety and security of all building occupants.
PointGrab is winner of the Home and Building Automation Innovation and Excellence Award by Corporate LiveWire.
Location: Tel Aviv, IL
Co-investors: EcoMachines, Flex, Saar Wilf
Vicarious is a breakthrough artificial intelligence (AI) company building a unified algorithmic architecture to achieve human-level intelligence in vision, language, and motor control. Currently, the company is focused on visual perception problems such as recognition, segmentation, and scene parsing. Using inductive biases drawn from neuroscience, the Vicarious technology requires orders of magnitude less training data than traditional machine learning techniques.
Location: San Francisco, CA
Co-investors: Formation 8, Founders Fund, Khosla Ventures, Data Collective, Initialized Capital, Felicis Ventures and other investors including Elon Musk, Mark Zuckerberg, Marc Benioff, Sam Altman and Peter Thiel
Location: London, UK
Co-investors: Local Globe
Cambridge Medical Robotics is developing the next-generation universal robotic system for minimal access surgery. Their vision is to make minimal access (or keyhole) surgery universally accessible and affordable by significantly expanding the range of procedures that can be performed robotically. CMR successfully completed preliminary cadaveric trials in May 2016, which will inform further cadaveric, animal and first-in-human trials. Learn more at www.cmedrobotics.com.
Location: Cambridge, UK
Co-investors: LGT Global Invest, Cambridge Innovation Capital
Founded in 2013 out of the Whitesides Research Group at Harvard University, Soft Robotics is enabling a new level of robotic adaptability with its proprietary gripper technology. A single end-of-arm tool can now handle an unprecedented range of objects without the need for tool changes or software modifications between cycles. Soft Robotics has demonstrated the ability to grasp fresh produce, electronic components, consumer goods, and clothing, among other objects, all with a single device. This disruptive capability addresses unmet needs in existing markets and unlocks new markets for cost-effective automated solutions.
Location: Cambridge, MA
Co-investors: Material Impact Fund (North Bridge Ventures), Haiyin Capital, Taylor Foods
Location: Houthalen, Belgium
Co-investors: LRM Investment Fund, Nuhma
Atom Power is an early stage start-up developing advanced circuit breakers and connected ‘smart panels’. The Atom Switch is the world’s first truly solid-state breaker for the commercial and industrial building markets. Leveraging novel silicon carbide (SiC) technology, Atom’s breakers are intelligent, self-aware, dynamic and lightning-fast (extremely fast tripping, they can open a circuit up to 700nS of a 60-Hz cycle).
Location: Charlotte, NC
Co-investors: Eaton Corporation
GrabIt’s products offer a flexible, energy-saving technology that enables the handling of delicate and difficult to grasp parts and eliminates custom, part-specific and costly alternatives.
Location: Santa Clara, CA, USA
Co-investors: Formation 8, other strategic investors
Location: Zug, Switzerland
Co-investors: Yellow&Blue Investment Management, b-to-v Partners
Location: Raleigh, NC, US
Co-investors: GE Ventures, Investor Growth Capital, VantagePoint, MissionPoint, Zouk
TaKaDu is a leading provider of Integrated Water Network Management, enabling water utilities to improve efficiency and make smarter decisions.
Using advanced statistical and mathematical algorithms, TaKaDu harnesses utility data, translating it into actionable insights and transforming the way water networks operate.
Location: Yehud, Israel
Co-investors: Emerald Technology Ventures, Gemini Israel Funds, Giza Venture Capital, 3M New Ventures
Download white paper: TaKaDu Integrated Event Management (pdf, 489KB)
Location: Orkney, UK
Co-investors: Total New Energies, Fred. Olsen
Leading supplier of cybersecurity, compliance and change management solutions for industrial control systems.
Lockheed Martin acquired Industrial Defender in April, 2014. Learn more.
Location: Foxborough, MA
Co-investors: Deep River Ventures
Persimmon Technologies is a leading provider of vacuum robotics and Hybrid-Field 3D printed motor technology for the semiconductor, solar, LED, and flat panel display equipment markets. Headquartered outside of Boston, Massachusetts, Persimmon’s management team has over 60 years of experience in the development, manufacture and distribution of advanced robotics and automation systems worldwide. Persimmon is also the exclusive reseller for Nidec Sankyo atmospheric robots in the United States.
Location: Wakefield, MA, US
Co-investors: Intel Capital, 3M New Ventures, Applied Ventures, Nidec Sankyo
VALIDUS DC SYSTEMS
Fully integrated direct current (DC) power solutions for critical infrastructure. Focused on enterprise grade power and cooling solutions for data centers and telecommunication facilities, Validus delivered efficiency gains of up to 30% with fewer components, smaller hardware footprints and heightened reliability.
ABB acquired Validus in 2012. Learn more.
Location: Brookfield, CT
Co-investors: Oak Hill Ventures, DSA Encore