Bo Ilsoe

Bo Ilsoe

Partner

Bo has more than 30 years of experience in venture capital and the technology sector. A technologist at heart, he believes in the positive transformative effects technology has on society and always comes with a global view of business.

From his current base in Geneva, Switzerland he has developed NGP Capital from initial commitments of $25M to more than $1B investing in the US, Europe, China, and India. Bo has through his portfolio exits created more than $3.0B in shareholder value during his time as an investor.

His current investment interests lie within the enterprise, transport, logistics, and digital health at present he is overseeing investments in Shippeo, Hysolate, NILT, Scandit, GetYourGuide, Deliveroo, GetAround, and Innovis. He graduated with honors with a Masters in Electronics Engineering from Aalborg University, Denmark.

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    Company
    Theme
    Description
    Investment year
      • Shippeo
      • Company: Shippeo
      • Description: Supply-chain visibility platform
      • Theme: Smart Mobility
      • Investment year: 2020
      Smart Mobility
      Supply-chain visibility platform
      2020
      Shippeo, the European leader in supply chain visibility, helps leading supply chains leverage transportation to deliver exceptional customer service and achieve operational excellence. Its real-time transport visibility platform provides shippers, carriers and end-customers with instant tracking and predictive ETAs for every delivery, allowing them to quickly identify problems and proactively alert end-customers before they are impacted.
      • Scandit
      • Company: Scandit
      • Description: Enterprise computer vision
      • Theme: Intelligent Enterprise, Mobile Technologies
      • Investment year: 2018
      Intelligent Enterprise, Mobile Technologies
      Enterprise computer vision
      2018
      Scandit enables enterprises and consumers to change the way they interact with everyday objects and augment the physical world with real-time data captured by scanning barcodes and recognizing text, objects, and other visual identifiers using smartphones, tablets, wearables, drones, and robots. Scandit’s mobile data capture platform is built on proprietary computer vision, augmented reality, and machine learning technologies.
      • Hysolate
      • Company: Hysolate
      • Description: Software-defined endpoint architecture
      • Theme: Intelligent Enterprise, Mobile Technologies
      • Investment year: 2018
      Intelligent Enterprise, Mobile Technologies
      Software-defined endpoint architecture
      2018
      Hysolate pioneered software-defined endpoints, the most innovative way to secure user devices and boost user productivity. The solution seamlessly splits devices into segregated environments by leveraging virtualization and provides protection below the operating system. Customers include leading financial, technology and services enterprises worldwide. Hysolate’s team includes IT and cybersecurity experts who are veterans of VMware, Microsoft, CyberArk and Unit 8200 (Israel's NSA). The company was launched by Team8, a cybersecurity think tank, is privately held, and has headquarters in Tel Aviv and New York.
      • NIL Technology
      • Company: NIL Technology
      • Description: Nanopatterning and nanoimprint lithography
      • Theme: Mobile Technologies
      • Investment year: 2018
      Mobile Technologies
      Nanopatterning and nanoimprint lithography
      2018
      NIL Technology ApS (NILT) has since 2006 served customers globally with nano-structuring solutions. NILT is offering state-of-the-art manufacturing maters as well as masters supporting R&D. In addition, NILT is offering high volume manufacturing solutions of nano-structured parts and components. NILT is serving customers across many replication technologies from nanoimprinting, embossing, replication, roll printing to injection moulding.
      • Clue
      • Company: Clue
      • Description: Period tracking and fertility app
      • Theme: Mobile Technologies
      • Investment year: 2016
      Mobile Technologies
      Period tracking and fertility app
      2016
      Clue uses science and data to provide actionable personal insights into female health. The free mobile app, available on iOS, Android and Apple Watch, calculates and predicts users’ periods and PMS based on users’ data. It calculates fertility windows based on global averages, which can be made more accurate by users entering ovulation test data. Clue’s mission is to help people all around the world benefit from insights into female health.
      • Deliveroo
      • Company: Deliveroo
      • Description: Online food delivery platform
      • Theme: Smart Mobility
      • Investment year: 2016
      Smart Mobility
      Online food delivery platform
      2016
      Deliveroo is an award-winning delivery service founded in 2013 by William Shu and Greg Orlowski. Deliveroo works with over 16,000 best-loved restaurants, as well as over 20,000 riders to provide the best food delivery experience in the world. Deliveroo is headquartered in London, with more than 800 employees in offices around the globe.
      • GetYourGuide
      • Company: GetYourGuide
      • Description: Tour and activity booking platform
      • Theme: Smart Mobility
      • Investment year: 2015
      Smart Mobility
      Tour and activity booking platform
      2015
      GetYourGuide is the premier site to book experiences across the globe. Since 2009, the company has gained the trust of millions of travelers and established themselves as the authority in unique and unmissable things to do. With thousands of activities and attractions worldwide and a commitment to the highest quality, GetYourGuide constantly evaluates and improves their selection to ensure a standard of excellence.
      • Babbel
      • Company: Babbel
      • Description: Disrupting language learning
      • Theme: Other
      • Investment year: 2013
      Other
      Disrupting language learning
      2013
      Babbel is the new way to learn a foreign language. The comprehensive learning system combines effective education methods with state-of-the-art technology. Interactive online courses will improve your grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation skills in no time. You'll make fast progress and have fun doing it.
      • Innovis
      • Company: Innovis
      • Description: Consumer data solutions provider
      • Theme: Other
      • Investment year: 2011
      Other
      Consumer data solutions provider
      2011
      Innovis represents “Vision for Innovation”. The company has been founded by telecom professionals with more than 50 years of combined experience in international telecom industry with leaders like Nokia Siemens Networks and Qualcomm. The company is focused on providing End-to-End turnkey services aimed at all technologies in mobile and fixed line telecommunication domain. Innovis is headquartered in Gurgaon, India.
      • Perception Point
      • Company: Perception Point
      • Description: Cybersecurity for communication and collaboration apps
      • Theme: Intelligent Enterprise
      Intelligent Enterprise
      Cybersecurity for communication and collaboration apps
      Perception Point is a Prevention-as-a-Service company, offering fast interception of any content-based attack across all collaboration channels, including email, cloud storage, CRM apps, and messaging platforms. The company prevents phishing, BEC, spam, malware, Zero-days, and N-days well before it reaches enterprise users. Deployed in minutes with no change to the enterprise’s infrastructure, the Perception Point solution confirms with any policy and requires zero fuss from IT teams. The company’s Incident Response team serves as a force multiplier to the enterprise’s SOC team. To learn more about Perception Point, visit their website, or follow them on LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter

    Exited

    M&A

    Company
    Theme
    Description
    Region
    Exit year
      • Drivy
      • Company: Drivy
      • Theme: Smart Mobility
      • Description: Car rental marketplace
      • Region: Europe
      • Exit year: 2019
      Smart Mobility
      Car rental marketplace
      Europe
      2019
      Drivy is the leading car rental marketplace in Europe. The service allows its users to rent people’s cars everywhere within walking distance of home whenever they need one: whether it is to go away for a weekend, attend a business meeting or organise a move. Drivy provides a full mobile experience, from booking a car to check-in and check-out. Drivy’s ambition is to make car rental much more efficient than personal car ownership. The company was acquired by Getaround 2019.
      • Moovit
      • Company: Moovit
      • Theme: Smart Mobility
      • Description: Urban transit app
      • Region: Europe
      • Exit year: 2020
      Smart Mobility
      Urban transit app
      Europe
      2020
      Moovit is helping to create cleaner, safer cities by guiding people in getting around town using any mode of transport. Today, Moovit serves over 800 million users in 3,100 cities across 102 countries, and is the maker of the #1 urban mobility app. For cities with mobility challenges, Moovit offers AI-powered Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) solutions covering planning, operations, and analytics with proven value in reducing congestion, growing ridership, and increasing efficiency and asset utilization – ultimately shifting car drivers to consume public and shared mobility.;t=38s
      • InVisage
      • Company: InVisage
      • Theme: Mobile Technologies
      • Description: Quantum dot-based image sensors
      • Region: USA
      • Exit year: 2017
      Mobile Technologies
      Quantum dot-based image sensors
      USA
      2017
      InVisage Inc., a Silicon Valley-based startup revolutionizing imaging through quantum film technology. InVisage Inc. was founded in October 2006, leveraging research and technology from the University of Toronto. InVisage employs about 40 people based at the company’s headquarters in Menlo Park, California. InVisage is led by an experienced management team who are veterans of the imaging and materials industries. The company was acquired by Apple 2017.
      • Fyber
      • Company: Fyber
      • Theme: Other
      • Description: Mobile monetization platform
      • Region: Europe
      • Exit year: 2014
      Other
      Mobile monetization platform
      Europe
      2014
      Fyber (formerly SponsorPay) is a leading advertising technology company that empowers app developers to execute smart ad monetization strategies across all connected devices through a unified mobile supply side platform. Serving over 100 million unique users per month, Fyber works with thousands of the world’s leading developers, publishers and advertisers. Fyber was acquired by RNTS Media 2017.
      • Heptagon
      • Company: Heptagon
      • Theme: Mobile Technologies
      • Description: Micro-optics systems
      • Region: Europe
      • Exit year: 2016
      Mobile Technologies
      Micro-optics systems
      Europe
      2016
      Heptagon designs and manufactures advanced micro-optics products for OEM suppliers. Heptagon’s components are used in many applications including CMOS imaging, LED optics, display, optical communications, consumer electronics, and industrial optics. Heptagon is headquartered near Zurich, Switzerland and has its volume manufacturing facility in Singapore. Heptagon was acquired by ams AG 2016.

    IPO

    Company
    Theme
    Description
    Region
    IPO year
      • Inside Secure
      • Company: Inside Secure
      • Theme: Mobile Technologies
      • Description: Software-based security
      • Region: Europe
      • IPO year: 2012
      Mobile Technologies
      Software-based security
      Europe
      2012
      INSIDE’s secure semiconductor products power smart cards, mobile devices, acceptance devices, and infrastructure systems. The company’s expertise in microcontroller architectures, security, RF/analog design and vertical market requirements places the company at the forefront of secure contactless, contact, embedded and NFC technologies. INSIDE’s innovation, collaboration with customers and commitment to open standards have earned it a leadership position in markets worldwide. INSIDE is headquartered in Aix-en-Provence, France, with offices in Europe, Asia, and Silicon Valley. in 2012, Inside Secure listed on the French stock exchange. 

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