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Black River Asset Management

Investor type Private Equity Firm
Founders Jim Sayre


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Total investments 19
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 17
Rounds per year 0.12
Lead investments 3
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 11
Key employees Soon
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Late Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • Energy
  • Solar
  • Renewable Energy
  • Enterprise Software

Black River Asset Management appeared to be the VC, which was created in 1865. The leading representative office of defined VC is situated in the Hopkins. The company was established in North America in United States.

For fund there is a match between the location of its establishment and the land of its numerous investments - United States. Besides, a startup requires to be at the age of 6-10 years to receive the investment from the fund. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight BrightSource Energy, Seba Crypto, Alvine Pharmaceuticals. Among the most popular fund investment industries, there are Enterprise Software, Renewable Energy. The fund has specific favorite in a number of founders of portfolio startups.

This organization was formed by Jim Sayre.

The standard case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 4-5 partakers. Despite the Black River Asset Management, startups are often financed by Cargill Ventures, Venture Investors, Cardinal Venture Capital. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Cargill Ventures, Altos Ventures, Trident Capital. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by VantagePoint Capital Partners, OPIC - Overseas Private Investment Corporation, Enerdigm Ventures.

The important activity for fund was in 2008. The fund is generally included in less than 2 deals every year. Considering the real fund results, this VC is 9 percentage points less often commits exit comparing to other organizations. The top amount of exits for fund were in 2007. Deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars are the general things for fund. This Black River Asset Management works on 28 percentage points more the average amount of lead investments comparing to the other organizations.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation


Financial Services
$104M27 Sep 2018 Zug, Switzerland

Virent Energy Systems

Fossil Fuels
Renewable Energy
$46M08 Jun 2010 Madison, Wisconsin, United States

Prometheus Energy

Oil and Gas
$20M06 Jul 2009 Washington, United States

BrightSource Energy

Renewable Energy
$115M27 Jun 2008 Oakland, California, United States


Renewable Energy
Wind Energy
$30M25 May 2008 Missouri City, Missouri, United States


Renewable Energy
Wind Energy
$131M23 May 2008 Missouri City, Missouri, United States


Product Design
$9M01 Jan 2008 San Jose, California, United States


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Retail Technology
$6M09 Aug 2007 California, United States

GuardianEdge Technologies

Enterprise Software
$10M23 Jul 2007 California, United States


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