Nielsen Innovate

Business Overview

DESCRIPTION

Nielsen Innovate (NIF) is an early stage incubator and investment fund that specializes in retail, research, marketing and media technologies.

Our goal is to help early stage startups become successful global companies. Our team provides mentoring, strategic guidance, operational support and introductions to potential follow on investments. Unlike traditional investment funds, Nielsen Innovate offers the strong connection and access to Nielsen and its globally located Fortune 1000 clients.

NIF was launched in 2013 by Nielsen, a global performance management company that provides a comprehensive understanding of what consumers watch and buy, and Partam Hi-Tech, one of Israel’s top early stage venture capital funds. In 2014 additional investors such as R&R ventures, Fred H. Langhammer and Itzhak Fisher have joined as shareholders.

We are looking for entrepreneurs who possess disruptive and opportunistic digital technology know-how – and seek to convert those from ideas to projects to global businesses. If you have an idea for the next big thing in mobile, internet or new media; an innovative technological approach; and a well thought-through vision – please send us an application.

Nielsen Innovate operates an incubator under license agreement with The Office of the Chief Scientist (OCS) of Israel, providing substantial benefits to early stage entrepreneurs.

FOUNDED
2013
INVESTOR TYPE
Corporate Venture Capital, Incubator
CHEQUE SIZE
Min: $0.58M

Team

Nielsen Innovate
Dov Yarkoni
CEO

Active Investment Portfolio

Startup

Operating Status

Offering Type

Business Model

Total Funding

AI Employees

ARpalus
Active
Software
B2B
$0.55 M
2
WalkOut
Active
Software
B2B
Voiceable
Active
Software
B2B
1
NowTecc
Active
Software
B2B, B2B2C
$0.58 M
1
WiseShelf
Active
Hardware, Software
B2B
1
Enerjoy
Active
Software
B2B
2
ChangeLabs
Active
Software
B2B2C, B2C
$2.2 M
1
OurCart
Active
Hardware, Software
B2B, B2C
$2.9 M
1
Personalics
Active
Software
B2B
1
EVOLITA
Active
Software
B2C
$2 M
1
Furious Corp
Active
Software
B2B
$1.2 M
3
TapReason
Active
Software
B2B
1
Wizer
Active
Software
B2B, B2C
$5.6 M
1
Revuze
Active
Software
B2B
$12 M
1

Exited Investment Portfolio

Startup

Operating Status

Offering Type

Business Model

Total Funding

AI Employees

BrainVu
Acquired
Hardware, Software
2
VBrand
Acquired
Software
B2B
$1.5 M
5

Investment Rounds History

Startup

Date Announced

Amount Raised

Funding Round

June 2020
$0.58 million
Seed
December 2019
Seed
December 2019
Seed
October 2018
Seed
May 2018
$1.4 million
Seed
September 2017
$4 million
Series A
July 2016
March 2016
Seed
December 2015
$1 million
Seed
November 2015
$0.8 million
Pre-Seed
September 2015
$1 million
Seed
June 2015
$2 million
Seed
May 2015
September 2014
$0.5 million
Pre-Seed
July 2014
$1.1 million
Seed
April 2014
$0.6 million
Seed
December 2013
$2 million
Seed
October 2013
$0.6 million
Pre-Seed
July 2013
$0.9 million
Pre-Seed
January 2013