Horizons Ventures

  • VISR Raises A Million For An App That Helps Parents Spot Online Bullying, Mental Health Concerns On Kids’ Accounts

    VISR Raises A Million For An App That Helps Parents Spot Online Bullying, Mental Health Concerns On Kids’ Accounts

    Parents today can be overwhelmed when trying to keep up with their child’s online activity, and often fail to spot troubling behavior like bullying, threats, sexting, and even possible mental health issues. A new app called VISR, which launched publicly just in time for back-to-school, has now closed on a million in funding to help alert parents to safety issues involving their… Read More

  • Impossible Foods Raises a Whopping $108 Million For Its Plant-Based Burgers

    Impossible Foods Raises a Whopping $108 Million For Its Plant-Based Burgers

    Impossible Foods, a four-year-old, Redwood City, Ca.-based company at work on a new generation of meats and cheeses made entirely from plants, has raised $108 million in new funding from a powerful group of backers. Investors in the round, which was led by UBS, include Viking Global Investors and earlier backers Khosla Ventures; Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates; and Horizons Ventures, which… Read More

  • Invi Turns Texting Into A Rich Media Experience, Raises $750K

    Invi Turns Texting Into A Rich Media Experience, Raises $750K

    Invi, a startup trying to integrate a broad range of media into the texting experience, is launching on Google Play today. It’s also announcing a seed round of $750,000 from Li Ka-Shing’s Horizons Ventures, Atlantic Bridge, and various angel investors. Co-founder Iddo Tal argued that texting has become “totally unattached from what the smartphone can do.” If someone… Read More

  • Li Ka-shing Invests In HzO, Which Protects Your Gadgets From Water Damage

    Li Ka-shing Invests In HzO, Which Protects Your Gadgets From Water Damage

    Horizons Ventures, the Hong Kong-based firm that manages the private, early-stage investments in the technology sector for billionaire entrepreneur, philanthropist, business magnate and Facebook and Spotify investor Li Ka-shing, has acquired a $3 million stake in water damage protection technology company HzO as part of a preferred equity investment. HzO was originally acquired by ZAGG in 2009… Read More

  • Imagini Gets $13.5m To Work Out Your Personality With Pictures

    UK start-up Imagini has secured a significant $13.5 million in a second round of funding (the first round was undisclosed). The additional investment comes from Horizons Ventures, NorthZone Ventures and Atomico. Imagini has an interesting technology called VisualDNA which effectively works out people’s personality types by presenting them with picture choices – instead of, say… Read More