Zebra Ventures

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Grow Your Business Faster With Zebra Ventures

Zebra Ventures is the strategic investment arm of Zebra Technologies. With the discipline of a financial investor and the value of a strategic partner, we invest in early stage companies that extend Zebra’s vision of empowering enterprise customers with a performance edge.

Working closely with our portfolio companies, we provide venture capital to sustain a business through the startup, growth and expansion phases. Perhaps more importantly, we bring deep domain expertise, unique access to our engineering resources and a vast distribution network to help portfolio companies meet and exceed their growth plans.

Investing in the Future of Enterprise Asset Intelligence

Technologies
  • Automation and Robotics
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Analytics
  • Data Capture
  • Mobile Computing
  • Location and Motion Sensing
  • Device Management
  • Augmented Reality
  • Asset Visibility
Vertical Markets
  • Retail
  • Transportation & Logistics
  • Manufacturing & Warehousing
  • Healthcare
  • Field Services

How The Process Works

We strive to maintain a simple and constructive process when learning more about your company. We will look closely at your business idea before letting you know if there could be a potential fit. Our initial target investment is in the $1 million to $5 million range. Our focus is on finding great entrepreneurs with superior technology and a capital efficient business model that can help bring value to our customers.

As technology investors we look hard at the size of the market opportunity because we want to invest in companies that can impact large markets. Zebra offers customers a variety of solutions — from mobile computers and scanners to specialty printers, RFID, software and services — for identifying, tracking and managing critical workflows, assets, people and transactions. We focus on startups that participate in Zebra’s ecosystem.

We strive to keep our process and your interactions with us as simple and constructive as possible. Here is our 4-step process:

+ Step 1: Send Us Your Pitch Deck

Submit an overview of your business to us. It helps speed up the process if you are referred to us by someone we know or someone in our business unit. We’ll review your business idea and let you know if it could be a potential fit.

+ Step 2: Hold a Brief Introductory Meeting

If there is interest, we’ll request a meeting, which typically lasts about an hour. The presentation should be short and succinct. During this time, we want to learn about: company leadership, products, customer progress, the problem you are solving, go to market strategy, competition and industry landscape, market opportunity, your capital requirements, and milestones achieved with capital already raised.

After the first meeting, we will provide feedback if there is a potential fit with our strategy and philosophy. If there is a fit, we’ll spend more time together to better understand your business.

+ Step 3: Submit a Detailed Questionnaire

We will follow up with a detailed survey to understand the company in more depth and define the strategic benefit to Zebra and the benefit that you expect from Zebra as a partner.

+ Step 4: Discuss Terms and Next Steps

Lastly, if there is mutual interest in moving forward, we will discuss the specific terms of how we might work together in building your company.

Our Portfolio Companies

Developer of an end-to-end, real-time supply chain visibility platform with predictive ETAs and real-time status for shipments in transit and in the yard.

Developer of software used to automate the visual inspection process through machine learning, which reduces the engineering and integration effort, eliminates the need for AI expertise, can be implemented on existing hardware, and provides a lower total cost of ownership than other solutions in the market.

Autonomous robot solution for e-commerce warehouses. Robots work safely alongside humans to decrease walking time and maximize warehouse efficiency.

Advanced vision software allows robotic arms to perform monotonous tasks within warehouses, allowing companies to keep up with "always-on" logistics.

Computer vision enabled solutions for brick and mortar retailers that streamline operations and deliver an improved customer experience.

Fully graphic electronic shelf labels (ESLs) and dynamic digital display solutions.

Software solutions that leverage all available data points within healthcare environments to orchestrate optimal clinical workflows.

Software platform that enables companies to manage, measure and optimize utilization of mobile devices.

Passive real-time location systems that utilize battery free RFID tagged items.

Mobile engagement technology solutions that empower companies to engage with consumers in new and more efficient ways.

Portfolio Companies In the News

Zebra Technologies and Fetch Robotics

Zebra Technologies to Acquire Fetch Robotics

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FourKites Raises $100M for Supply Chain Visibility