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Koch Disruptive Technologies

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New visions. New strategies. New products. Capturing tomorrow’s opportunities means embracing disruption and transformation today. We’re dedicated to investing in emerging high-growth technologies across a range of industries. We focus on investments that improve Koch’s core capabilities as well as those that create entire new platforms poised to change society for the better.

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KDT managing director Jason Illian talks about disruptive technology in this Chung Report video.
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Investment: INSIGHTEC

In 2017, KDT became lead investor for INSIGHTEC, a commercial stage medical device company revolutionizing surgery with incisionless, MRI-guided focused ultrasound – a technology with the potential to provide better treatment options to patients battling Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease and multiple types of cancer.

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Investment: D2iQ

In 2018, KDT co-led a funding round of $125 million in D2iQ, a hybrid cloud computing company, to accelerate its hybrid cloud transformation. D2iQ is used by more than 125 enterprise companies to automate hybrid cloud operations in production.

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Investment: Desktop Metal

In 2019, KDT led a $160 million investment in Desktop Metal, a revolutionary company on the leading edge of making metal 3D printing a reality. The promise of 3D metal printing lies in its potential to disrupt multiple links in the value chain from design and fabrication, to shipping and logistics, to the idea of what “inventory on hand” even means. It is more than a replacement for existing metalworking techniques -- it’s a step-change in the design of metal parts that will allow us to build things we haven’t yet dreamed or that were previously considered impossible to create.

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Investment: Ibotta

In 2019, KDT led a financing round at a $1 billion valuation in Ibotta, the leading mobile rewards platform in the United States. Ibotta, which has more than 35 million downloads, combines cashback rewards for its users with a mobile payment system that has the potential to make it a key player in the $100 trillion global payments market.

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Investment: Vayyar Imaging

In 2019, KDT led a $109 million investment round in Vayyar, the global leader in 4D radar imaging sensor technology. Vayyar provides highly advanced intelligent sensors that track and map everything happening in an environment in real-time while protecting users’ privacy. Vayyar’s mission is to help people worldwide improve their health, safety, and quality of life using mobile, low-cost, intelligent imaging sensors.

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KDT is constantly working to stay on top of the technologies of tomorrow. Here are the company’s latest moves, pulled straight from the news.