GE Ventures (founded in 2013) is the venture capital subsidiary of General Electric. Headquartered in Menlo Park, California the firm also has offices in Boston, Chicago, Houston, Shanghai, and Tel Aviv.[a] As of 2015, the CEO is Sue Siegel, and on October 23, 2017, she was also named Chief Innovation Officer. GE Ventures plans to invest up to $150 million annually in startups (or corporate collaborations) in the healthcare, energy, software, and advanced manufacturing sectors.
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The firm lists 75 companies in its portfolio,[b] including Clearpath Robotics, HourlyNerd, Mocana,[c] Nanosonics,[d] Enbala,[e] and Airware. In March 2015, GE Ventures led a Series A investment in Evidation Health, a healthcare technology company formerly known as The Activity Exchange that is involved in data analytics. In December 2016, GE Ventures launched Menlo Microsystems, Inc., a spinoff from GE's Global Research Center, which creates "digital micro switches" used in mobile communication networks.
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...Highland Capital Partners led the Series B round, and was joined by GE Ventures, Greylock Partners, Intuit founder Scott Cook, the Kraft Group, and others.
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- St. John, Jeff (30 March 2015). "Enbala Raises $11M to Take Its Buildings-to-Grid Balancing Act to a Bigger Stage". Green Tech Media.