ARK Venture Fund Portfolio

As an evergreen public-private crossover fund, the ARK Venture Fund can hold shares of companies throughout their private and public market lifecycles, from early stage to mega cap.

Portfolio as of 11/30/2022
Private startup
About Freenome
Freenome combines deep learning and novel biomolecular techniques to detect early-stage cancers from a routine, non-invasive blood draw. Freenome has raised $1.1B from investors including a16z (Andreessen Horowitz), GV (Google Ventures), Fidelity, and Roche, to deliver its mission of creating tools that empower everyone to prevent, detect, and treat their disease. The company has announced completion of one of the largest ever clinical studies in 35,000 subjects. Freenome's ecosystem partnerships and digital distribution channels promote a more efficient, less capital-intensive commercial model.

To view our thesis on Freenome, click here.
Twitter Inc
Private startup
About Twitter Inc
Founded in 2006, Twitter is the first mobile-first social network. Its service is the go-to-destination for real time news. It has over 310 million monthly active users worldwide and is used by CEOs, celebrities, religious leaders, and all essentially public organizations. Twitter is based in San Francisco, California and has over 3,000 employees.

To view our thesis on Twitter, click here.
Epic Games
Private startup
About Epic Games
Epic Games is a video game and software company that develops and publishes its own video games and offers its game engine technology to other developers. The company’s game engine, Unreal Engine, powers proprietary games such as Fortnite and Rocket League. Notable third-party games using Unreal Engine include PlayerUnknown’s Battleground and Gears of War.

To view our thesis on Epic Games, click here.

Please note that the ARK Venture Fund has access to Epic Games through an SPV. Special Purpose Vehicles (SPVs) are legal entities that are created for one specific purpose. In venture, SPVs are used to pool money from a group of investors, such as the ARK Venture Fund, to make an investment in a single private company.
Zoom Video Communications Inc
Public startup
About Zoom Video Communications Inc
Zoom Video Communications, Inc. provides a video-first communications platform in the Americas, the Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. The company offers Zoom Meetings that offers HD video, voice, chat, and content sharing through mobile devices, desktops, laptops, telephones, and conference room systems; Zoom Phone, an enterprise cloud phone system that provides secure call routing, call queuing, call detail reports, call recording, call quality monitoring, voicemail, switch to video, and other services, as well as inbound and outbound calling services; and Zoom Chat enables to share messages, images, audio files, and content in desktop, laptop, tablet, and mobile devices for meeting and phone customers.
Twilio Inc
Public startup
About Twilio Inc
Founded in 2008, Twilio pioneered the concept of conducting voice calls and SMS via the cloud. Twilio’s easy to use APIs make it easy for computers to programmatically make calls and send text messages. Today Twilio offers an assortment of communication products via its cloud service.
Tesla Inc
Public startup
About Tesla Inc
Tesla is an auto manufacturer, an energy storage company, a solar company, and an autonomous software company. Tesla currently offers four cars, the Model S, the Model X, the Model 3, the Model Y. Tesla released the Model 3 sedan in 2017, which is its entrance into the mass-market. In the product pipeline is the Cybertruck, the Tesla Semi, and the updated Roadster, which will be the fastest production car in the world. In the next three years, Tesla plans to offer a $25,000 car. Tesla offers energy storage batteries for both commercial and residential use as well as solar panels and roofs.
Roku Inc
Public startup
About Roku Inc
Roku was originally a Netflix business (founded in 2002), but was spun off in 2007 after the company decided against a branded streaming device. Netflix made the decision to spin off their set-top box into its own company that would end up being called Roku. Netflix would be available on Roku, and Netflix would also pursue other devices that would offer the Netflix app. Roku was then free to put other services, like Amazon Video, on the Roku. Roku began building their first edition players in 2008, it wasn’t until 2013-2014 that the company began offering ROKU TVs. Today, the company has a user base of 46M. As of the first half of 2020, for every three Smart TVs sold in the US, 1 of them is a ROKU branded TV. Roku's main market is the US but has been expanding internationally into markets like the UK and South America.
Coinbase Global Inc
Public startup
About Coinbase Global Inc
developers. Coinbase is well-known for operating exchanges for 100+ tokens (both in the US and internationally) and the company receives a majority of its revenue from such trading. Users can also stake their assets through Coinbase’s staking-as-a-service product and/or self-custody through Coinbase Wallet. Coinbase has a number of other products for individuals, including Earn, Card, and Borrow.
Chipper Cash
Private startup
About Chipper Cash
Chipper Cash is a fintech company offering financial products to consumers and businesses across Africa. On the consumer side, Chipper offers a digital wallet with various financial products, including cross-border payments, access to crypto currencies and virtual cards. The company offers payment solutions to merchants across Africa, including Chipper’s network API and Chipper Checkout.

To view our thesis on Chipper Cash, click here.
Private startup
About MosaicML
MosaicML provides a fully managed infrastructure and software tools to let customers train large-scale artificial intelligence models more efficiently. The company is led by Naveen Rao, a serial entrepreneur who was previously the Founder and CEO of Nervana, a deep learning startup that was acquired by Intel for $400 million. Post-acquisition, he served as Corporate Vice President and General Manager of AI at Intel. Additionally, Naveen served as a board member at Square from 2017 to 2020.

To view our thesis on MosaicML, click here.
Private startup
About Flexport
Flexport is a tech-enabled platform that helps customers manage their supply chain. The company arranges goods to be transported and subsequently tracks the inventory in real-time in orders carried by the ocean, air, and road freight, enabling logistics companies to optimize transportation routes and inventory management.

To view our thesis on Flexport, click here.
Roblox Corp
Public startup
About Roblox Corp
Roblox Corporation develops and operates an online entertainment platform. It offers Roblox Client, an application that allows users to explore 3D digital worlds; and Roblox Studio, a toolset that allows developers and creators to build, publish, and operate 3D experiences and other content. The company also provides Roblox Cloud, a solution that provides services and infrastructure to power the human co-experience platform. It serves customers in the United States, Canada, Europe, the Asia-Pacific, and internationally. Roblox Corporation was incorporated in 2004 and is based in San Mateo, California.
Discord Inc
Private startup
About Discord Inc
Discord is a casual communications platform that enables its individual users and groups/organizations to communicate via text, audio, and video. Through its comprehensive set of features, integrations, and helper bots, Discord enables communities to customize their servers and channels to their liking, allowing the platform to service a wide range of communication needs, from small-group casual socialization all the way to small to medium enterprise (SME) collaboration.

To view our thesis on Discord, click here.
Unity Software Inc
Public startup
About Unity Software Inc
Unity Software develops gaming software. it provides software solutions to create, run and monetize interactive, real-time 2D and 3D content for mobile phones, tablets, PCs, consoles, and augmented and virtual reality devices. The firm operates as a platform for creating and operating real-time 3D (RT3D) content. Its solutions for games, automotive, transportation & manufacturing, film, animation & cinematics, architecture, engineering & construction, brands and creative agencies, gambling and EdTech sectors.
NVIDIA Corporation
Public startup
About NVIDIA Corporation
Nvidia is the creator of the Graphics Processing Unit (GPU), the chip used for displaying realistic 3D graphics on computers. Initially solely used for gaming, Nvidia’s GPUs are now used for CAD design, artificial intelligence, high performance computing, and self-driving systems. Nvidia is based in Santa Clara, California and has over 10,000 employees as of 2017.
DraftKings Inc
Public startup
About DraftKings Inc
DraftKings Inc. operates as a digital sports entertainment and gaming company in the United States. The company provides users with daily sports, sports betting, and iGaming opportunities. It is also involved in the design and development of sports betting and casino gaming platform software for online and retail sportsbook, and casino gaming products. The company distributes its product offerings through various channels, including traditional websites, direct app downloads, and direct-to-consumer digital platforms. DraftKings Inc. is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts.
UiPath Inc
Public startup
About UiPath Inc
UiPath Inc. provides an end-to-end automation platform that offers a range of robotic process automation (RPA) solutions.
10X Genomics Inc
Public startup
About 10X Genomics Inc
10X Genomics (TXG) is the leading provider of single-cell sequencing hardware, consumables, and software, comprising the core of its business. More recently, 10X has made a dedicated push to expand beyond single-cell sequencing and into digital spatial profiling and imaging with its Visium and in situ imaging platforms. The company uses the familiar razor+razor blade+cloud software model. Its Chromium platform uses microfluidic channels to partition millions of single cells before indexing them for use on an Illumina sequencer. 10X offers bespoke analytics tools accessible via web browser to help reconstruct single cell readouts. Recently, 10X enabled Illumina library preparation on its Chromium Connect system to make readout even easier for users. 10X is continuing to drive innovation by making it easier to work with degraded sample types, engage in high-throughput, single-cell screening, and analyze data from the cloud.
Block Inc
Public startup
About Block Inc
Block Inc, formerly Square, is a financial technology company founded with a mission to deliver economic empowerment for small businesses. Square broke into fintech in 2009 with its credit card acceptance solution and since has expanded into other financial services both on the seller as well as consumer side. The company not only provides advanced POS card readers that are becoming ubiquitous in the US, but also offers other value-added services such as analytics, payroll and lending. Its consumer product, Cash App, is one of the largest and fastest growing digital wallets in the US.
Exact Sciences Corp
Public startup
About Exact Sciences Corp
Exact Sciences (EXAS) is focused on developing a suite of molecular diagnostic tests spanning the oncology care continuum. Cologuard, Exact's first commercial test, is a non-invasive, stool-based DTC screening test for colorectal cancer. Cologuard has been a massive commercial success, placing Exact within the vanguard of molecular diagnostic companies. More recently, Exact has acquired and/or developed technology to support patients that have a positive screening test, such as Genomic Health's Oncotype DX brand -- a well-established prognostic test for various solid tumor indications meant to quantify the benefit of chemotherapy. Towards the end of 2020, Exact acquired Thrive Earlier Detection, the leader in evidence-generation for multi-cancer, liquid-biopsy based cancer screening. Exact also purchased Base Genomics for methylation detection and acquired exclusive rights for TARDIS -- a sequence error correction technology for minimal residual disease (MRD) testing that was developed at The Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGEN). In the first quarter of 2021, Exact announced its acquisition of Ashion, a research lab with commendable tumor-normal sequencing experience.
Crispr Therapeutics AG
Public startup
About Crispr Therapeutics AG
CRISPR Therapeutics (CRISPR) was the last of the three main gene editing companies to go public in October 2016 and is headquartered in in Zug, Switzerland, has R&D operations in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and additional business operations in San Francisco, California. CRISPR is a gene-editing company that leverages the revolutionary CRISPR/Cas9 technology by cutting DNA and then letting the natural repair process occur. Dr. Emmanuelle Charpentie, one of the scientific founders, co-invented the CRISPR/Cas9 technology and won the noble prize for her discovery in chemistry with Dr. Jennifer Doudna.
Prime Medicine Inc
Public startup
About Prime Medicine Inc
Prime Medicine (PRME) is a third generation CRISPR editing company. The company is headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts and It focuses on prime editing, a third generation gene editing approach. The company is developing proprietary therapeutics using a biological tool, the CRISPR/Cas9 system. This technology offers the potential for PRME to develop curative therapeutic options for patients with chronic disease by addressing the underlying cause of the disease and bring new hope and cures to people who currently have no other viable option.
Shopify Inc
Public startup
About Shopify Inc
Founded in 2004, Shopify is the leading provider of e-commerce front-end software for retailers. For a low monthly fee, merchants can use Shopify to setup an online store that sells across multiple channels. Shopify serves over 370k merchants including major brands like RedBull, Nestle, NYTimes, and Tesla. Shopify is based in Ottawa, Canada and has more than 2,000 employees.

Holdings subject to change. Not a recommendation to buy, sell, or hold any specific security.

Learn More About The ARK Venture Fund

Investing in innovation from early stage through mega cap

The ARK Venture Fund seeks to democratize venture capital, offering all investors access to what we believe are the most innovative companies throughout their private and public market lifecycles.

We anticipate early-stage opportunities to represent 0-25% of the fund while late-stage private opportunities represent 50-80%.

Unlike traditional venture capital funds, our fund is open to investors regardless of accreditation or qualification. In addition, the Fund offers 5% liquidity on a quarterly basis, so investors are not locked up for longer periods like in traditional venture capital funds.

We believe our differentiated value proposition combined with our network of co-investors, public companies, founders, and academics provides access to the most promising private technology companies.

We believe our single 2.75% management fee is more cost-effective than traditional venture capital funds under the ”2 and 20” model (2% management fee, 20% carried interest).

We actively source deals from our network of co-investors, public companies, founders, and academics. Additionally, our Analysts identify potential investment targets.

Companies go through a rigorous due diligence process, including discussions with the company, reference calls, financial modelling and are being scored on ARK’s proprietary five scores, people management and culture, product leadership, barriers of entry, ability to execute and thesis risk.

Investors can request redemptions on a quarterly basis. Up to 5% of the Fund’s outstanding Shares can be redeemed every quarter.

The ARK Venture Fund will not be available to international investors.

The ARK Venture Fund has the ability to hold public companies, and therefore can hold companies after initial public offering (IPO).

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