Applied Ventures


We Invest in Startups Shaping the Future


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For more than a decade, Applied Ventures, LLC—the venture capital arm of Applied Materials—has been turning possibilities into reality by investing in startups with disruptive technologies.

Among the innovations we have helped to pioneer are smart phones, augmented and virtual reality (AR and VR), driverless cars, big data, life sciences, robotics, cleantech, and advanced materials.

Applied Ventures is stage agnostic and invests up to $100M per year. To date, we have provided capital to more than 90 companies in 19 countries.


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Investing Across Materials to Systems Stack in Deep Technology

Dr. Omkaram Nalamasu and Anand Kamannavar's CNBC-TV18 India interview by Gautam Srinivasan on investing in the deep-tech and semiconductor ecosystem globally. In their discussion with Gautam, they share their perspectives on Applied Ventures LLC, Corporate VCs, deep-tech ecosystem, semi ecosystem, Applied Materials’ empowering role, and the tremendous growth we have experienced in the Semiconductor and Deeptech industry globally. You’ll enjoy learning how Applied Ventures enables the future of deep-tech by investing globally and the significant prospects for deep-tech start-ups globally. There is an exciting future for the broader semiconductor market and Applied Ventures is a great partner for deep-tech startups.

Why Applied Ventures Matters to Startups

Early-stage companies can validate high-performance devices and scale faster as the result of our breakthroughs in materials engineering, semiconductor technology, and our global fab infrastructure. 

We fast-track our startups’ success by connecting them with global customers, supply chain partners, and co-investors from influential corporate and financial venture capital firms.


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