Connecting best friends

With Whistle

Connecting the enterprise

with digital lumens

Speeding up local commerce

with Quikr

Powering location-based mobile marketing

With Verve

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Bridging online and offline

with retailnext

Producing real-time product intelligence

with Indix

Nokia Growth Partners

With more than $1Billion under management, NGP specializes in growth-stage investing seeking entrepreneurs building intelligent devices and services connecting everybody and everything. NGP offers market insight, support, a deep network and a global reach spanning the United States, Europe, India and China. NGP is uniquely structured as an independent fund manager sponsored by Nokia, allowing for independent investment decisions and offering strategic opportunities both for Nokia and the companies in which we invest.

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Thematic Focus

With decades of investing experience, we have prepared minds and understand technology that connects and enables, whether it’s mobile, networks, data or IoT. Our firm’s thematic focus increases the likelihood of success for the companies in which we invest whether it is within Connected Enterprise, Consumer Solutions, Connected Car, Digital Health and enabling technologies.

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Indix

Indix is building the world’s first Product Information Marketplace. Through a combination of the web and partners, we collect offers data such as price, availability, and seller information in addition to catalog data like code-based identifiers and attributes to create the single largest source of structured product information.

Using data science and machine learning, we cleanse, structure, and refine the data, and then make it available through Indix Data-as-a-Service. By connecting to the Indix Product API and Product Feeds, businesses and developers harness the power of product information to make better decisions, drive innovation, and create new models of commerce.

With more than 35 billion product offers from 1,000+ sites and 50,000+ brands, only Indix has the scale and quality of product information needed to power the next generation of commerce.

For more information, please visit https://www.indix.com.

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Sensoro

Sensoro, founded in July 2013, was one of the first technology companies in the world to research Bluetooth low energy smart sensors and transmission technology and has targeted research into the IoT big data business development sensor technology fields. As a global company, Sensoro has offices in Beijing, China, Seattle, USA and Japan.

Sensoro has become one of the top 3 Bluetooth beacon operators in the world, owning a beacon network that consists of more than 100,000 beacon units deployed in more than 17,000 retail stores. On the technical side, Sensoro demonstrates strong capacity in the fields of large-scale real-time data processing and hardware research.

For more information, please visit http://www.sensoro.com/.

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Moovit

The Moovit App has everything you need to travel on public transport the smartest, speediest and easiest way possible. By combining information from public transport operators and authorities with live information from the user community, Moovit offers travelers a real-time picture and the fastest and the most comfortable routes. Moovit users can also send active reports about their travel experience, such as bus congestion levels, cleanliness, and more. The more people use Moovit, the more real-time information concerning buses and trains is distributed. Live information received from travelers offers all users improved route plans and more accurate estimates about arrival times.

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PubMatic

PubMatic is the marketing automation software company that powers the advertising strategy for premium publishers. Through workflow automation, real time analytics and yield management, PubMatic enables publishers to make smarter, faster decisions that drive revenue and streamline operations. The company’s software solution provides a global roster of comScore publishers with a single view into their advertiser relationships across every screen, every channel and every format. PubMatic was ranked by Deloitte as one of the fastest growing companies in the US Internet sector for the third consecutive year in 2014. The company has offices worldwide, and is headquartered in Redwood City, California.

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Meican

Launched in January 2011, meican.com has become the best online platform to order food for delivery in China. Its online ordering service is available at more than 30,000 restaurants in 4 top tier cities across the country including Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Shenzhen, helping tens of thousands of users enjoy delivery food everyday. Through the web and mobile application, Meican’s exquisite user-interface navigates users through a multitude of partner restaurants and select a personalized meal. Meican saves corporate clients precious time to focus on what they do by providing a total solution from food ordering and delivery to payment. At meican.com, we take every order seriously and work hard to deliver food happiness. Meican is headquartered in Beijing, China. For more information please visit www.meican.com.

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Kaltura

Kaltura’s mission is to power any video experience. Provider of the world’s first Open Source Online Video Platform, Kaltura simplifies the creation of video experiences, and provides tools that facilitate innovative and engaging experiences that create value. The Kaltura platform engages hundreds of millions of viewers by providing media companies with advanced video management, publishing, and monetization tools that increase their reach and monetization and simplify their video operations. Kaltura improves productivity and interaction among millions of employees by providing enterprises with powerful online video tools for boosting internal knowledge sharing, training, and collaboration, and for more effective marketing. Kaltura offers next generation learning for millions of students and teachers by providing educational institutions with disruptive online video solutions for improved teaching, learning, and increased engagement across campuses and beyond.  For more information: www.kaltura.com, to join Kaltura’s community visit: www.kaltura.org and www.html5video.org.

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Retail Next

Retail Next is the leader in real-time analytics that enable retailers and manufacturers to monitor, collect, analyze, and visualize in-store data. The highly scalable RetailNext platform easily integrates with promotional calendars, staffing systems, and even weather services to analyze how internal and external factors impact customer shopping patterns – enabling store executives to identify opportunities for growth, execute changes, and measure success. RetailNext tracks more than 400 million shoppers per year by collecting data from more than 30,000 sensors in retail stores and analyzing trillions of data points annually. RetailNext is headquartered in San Jose, CA.  www.retailnext.net

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Quikr

Quikr was launched in July 2008 and is India’s leading horizontal classifieds company. It offers a web and mobile based classifieds platform that addresses a wide variety of local consumer needs. Every month consumers across India visit Quikr to sell, buy, rent or find things ranging from laptops to mobile phones to cars to real estate to jobs, and lots more in over 150 categories. The company has transformed itself from an online industry leader to a player that leads across online and mobile media within a short span of time. In 2010, Quikr was ranked among the World’s Top 250 Private companies by AlwaysOn and featured in Red Herring’s Asia Top 100 finalists. To see how Quikr can help you, please visit www.quikr.com.

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Babbel

With the online learning system Babbel (http://www.babbel.com), both beginners and continuing learners can study English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Brazilian Portuguese, Swedish, Dutch, Indonesian, Polish, Norwegian, Danish and Turkish. There are tons of interactive courses available on the website www.babbel.com. There are also apps for iPhone, iPod, Windows 8 and Android mobile devices, as well as interactive iBooks and a full featured iPad app. More than 10 million people from over 190 countries are studying languages with Babbel. The company behind Babbel, Lesson Nine GmbH, operates out of Berlin, Germany. Founded in August 2007, it now has around 170 fulltime and freelance employees. Since July 2008 Lesson Nine has been funded by Kizoo AG and VC-Fonds Berlin. Further information at http://www.babbel.com

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Ganji.com

Founded in March 2005, Ganji.com is a leading online classified advertisements platform in China. It delivers practical location-based information to its users, covering almost every aspect of people’s daily life, including sections devoted to housing, jobs, personals, for sale, services, tickets, pets and discussion forums.

As China’s most popular practical information portal for local life, Ganji.com was awarded RED HERRING 100 ASIA in 2009 and its mobile phone version Ganji.cn won the award of TOP10 Life-focused Websites for Mobile Phones in March 2010 by China Academy of Telecommunication Research of MIIT. For more information, please visit www.ganji.com.

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Lifesum

Lifesum is a Stockholm-based digital health company with over 15 million users. Using tech and psychology, it creates a tailored plan to help people live happier, more balanced lives. Whether the goal is to lose weight, build muscle, or just live a healthier life, Lifesum shows how changing small, everyday habits can transform your life. The app is available on iOS and Android.

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Deliveroo

Deliveroo is an award-winning delivery service founded in 2013 by William Shu and Greg Orlowski. Deliveroo works with over 16,000 best-loved restaurants, as well as over 20,000 riders to provide the best food delivery experience in the world.  Deliveroo is headquartered in London, with more than 800 employees in offices around the globe.

Deliveroo operates in over 100 cities across 12 countries, including Australia, Belgium, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Ireland, Netherlands, Singapore, Spain, United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom.

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GetYourGuide

As the internet’s largest booking platform for travel activities, GetYourGuide offers more than 27,800 attractions, tours and activities in upwards of 2,500 worldwide destinations. From sightseeing and historical tours to sport activities, museums, and event tickets, GetYourGuide provides an extensive assortment. The GetYourGuide website was launched in 2010. The company  has offices in Berlin (HQ), Zurich, Paris, London, Barcelona, Dubai and Las Vegas, employing more than 200 people, of which about 180 work in the Berlin headquarters. For additional information about GetYourGuide, please visit the company’s website at www.getyourguide.com.

One Team – Global Reach

In the world of technology, change is constant. Our team helps navigate uncertainty and change by offering guidance, ideas and seasoned advice– always ready to do our share of heavy lifting as a partner. Working seamlessly together, we accelerate global engagement creating growth opportunities in the US, Europe, China and India.

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NGP’s vision in mobile consumer and local commerce helps Meican create outstanding user experience and reach our long term strategic goals

Zhao Xiao
CEO, Meican

NGP’s deep global perspective and valuable insights have accelerated our global expansion

Yu Yongfu
Chairman and CEO, UCweb

Our long standing and trusted relationship with NGP made an obvious investor of choice for Verve

Tom MacIsaac
CEO, Verve Mobile

We are honored to receive support from NGP.

Tim Kelly
CEO, Zubie

NGP’s backing and support is invaluable for our company, we are pleased to partner with a global leader in mobility.

Ron Yekutiel
Chairman, CEO & Co-founder, Kaltura

NGP directly helped us develop strategic relationships in the mobile medium

Pranay Chulet
CEO, Quikr

Their (NGP’s) track record in identifying and supporting the most innovative mobile solutions is unparalleled.

Rajeev Goel
Co-founder and CEO, PubMatic

Speaking the same language helps. In NGP we’ve found a partner that understands how we tick and will help us accelerate our global footprint

Markus Witte
CEO, Lesson Nine GmbH (babbel.com)

With their vast experience in the mobile and online space, NGP provides patience, industry knowledge and business guidance.

Markus Pasula
CEO, Grand Cru

NGP has expanded our opportunities in China and beyond

Joshua Ma
CEO, Madhouse

NGP brought capital and a large brand name, but most importantly a ‘local everywhere’, hands-on approach for accelerating our business

Jess Lee
CEO, InVisage

We aspire to grow on mobile globally so NGP is a perfect partner for us

Gerard Fernandez
CEO, Omnidrone

John Gardner and the NGP team invested in us 2010 when investors feared AdTech as a sector

George John
CEO, RocketFuel

Our product is global and mobile, so is NGP. A perfect long term fit for us.

Daniel Hasselberg
CEO, MAG Interactive

The partnership with NGP reflects our strategic vision; it’s more than just a financial investment

Christopher Pickett
CEO, Pelican Imaging

For me, the core strength of NGP is the wide experience that NGP offers and on a daily basis

Christian Tang Jespersen
CEO, Heptagon

Their deep expertise and global experience helps us greatly on our path to grow Vizury to a sizeable business.

Chetan Kulkarni
CEO and Co-founder, Vizury

The partnership with NGP provides our company with not only financial resources, but also with strong knowledge and network resources

Brian Kam
President, SolarVista Media

“NGP’s deep mobile understanding and passion for local was a natural fit with Gigwalk.”

Bob Bahramipour
CEO, Gigwalk

NGP’s deep mobile understanding and passion for local was a natural fit with Gigwalk.

Bob Bahramipour
CEO, Gigwalk

NGP has been more than just an investor – they’ve truly been a partner, a steady source of both encouragement and expertise

Andreas Bodczek
CEO and Co-founder, Fyber

We value NGP for the firm’s deep understanding of the mobile space and its global perspective

Alexei Agratchev
CEO and Co-founder, Retail Next

Madhouse was very lucky to have NGP as an early investor.  NGP shared the same vision with Madhouse and strategically supported our rapid growth in the last decade.  NGP insight in the global ad tech sector helped guide our strategy in China.  NGP also encouraged our expansion abroad and played a helpful role expanding into India in particular.

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