Go Beyond Members’ Portfolio Returns Reach 25% weighted average annualized return with a new exit
With the March 17, 2015 sale of the Swiss company Lemoptix SA to the U.S.-based Intel, Go Beyond Investing (GBI) members scored a second exit in less than a year. In August of 2014, members had achieved high returns with the sale of Swiss based Sensima Technology to California-based Monolithic Power Systems.
Lemoptix is a spinoff of Lausanne’s École Polytechnique Fédérale (EPFL). It has developed a world-leading and multidisciplinary expertise in MEMS -mirror modeling, design and fabrication, as well as system and module development, including optical and electronics subsystems.
Since 2009, the GBI community of investors has provided the start-up with four rounds of financing, after recognizing the potential of Lemoptix’s patented technology, whose applications range from automotive head up displays (HUD), to embedded projectors in smartphones, and low power wearable displays and 3D sensing.
“Because of its large financial and global reach, Go Beyond was able to invest in all four rounds and support Lemoptix to its exit,” says Balz Roth, Go Beyond Deal Leader and Lemoptix board member.
Brigitte Baumann, GBI’s CEO notes, that one of the keys to the platform’s profitable investments and successful exit strategies lies in its expertise as well as diversity of its members. “We have small and large investors with 25 nationalities; having a global reach makes a big difference,” she says.
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