Bentley compromete US$100 millones para iTwin Ventures
10 November 2020
Bentley Systems, an infrastructure engineering software company, announced the establishment of Bentley iTwin Ventures to invest in promising technology companies addressing infrastructure digital twin solutions for roads, railways, waterways, bridges, utilities, industrial facilities and other infrastructure assets.
Bentley iTwin Ventures is a $100 million corporate venture capital fund that fosters innovation by co-investing in startups and start-ups that are strategically relevant to Bentley Systems' goal of promoting infrastructure through digitalization. The fund will target investments in digital twin solutions that support the design, simulation, construction and/or operations of physical infrastructure.
Bentley iTwin Ventures will invest in early- and mid-stage companies that demonstrate the ability to develop applications and solutions that leverage and expand the opportunities of the digital infrastructure twin. The fund will invest in opportunities that can leverage Bentley's iTwin platform and open source toolkits, supporting subject matter expertise, business team building, and/or global reach and relationships within the infrastructure engineering community.
"Building on the momentum of Bentley Systems' initial public offering, we are excited to expand our Acceleration Initiatives by formally launching the Bentley iTwin Ventures fund to support the growth of entrepreneurial companies engaged in infrastructure digital twin solutions," said Greg Bentley, CEO of Bentley Systems.
Bentley Systems worked with corporate venture capital firm Touchdown Ventures to establish Bentley iTwin Ventures. An initial investment in FutureOn a.s. (www.futureon.com) was announced on October 16, 2020.