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Cadence Design Systems

Founders Alberto Sangiovanni Vincentelli


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Total investments 15
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 13
Rounds per year 0.44
Lead investments 2
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 5
Key employees 3

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • Semiconductor
  • Manufacturing
  • Enterprise Software
  • Information Technology

Cadence Design Systems appeared to be the Corporate Investor, which was created in 1988. The main office of represented Corporate Investor is situated in the San Jose. The venture was found in North America in United States.

The typical case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 3-4 participants. Despite the Cadence Design Systems, startups are often financed by Needham Capital Partners, Greylock Partners, Gimv. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Tallwood Venture Capital, Greylock Partners, Gimv. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Tallwood Venture Capital, BlueRun Ventures, Samsung Strategy and Innovation Center.

The current fund was established by Alberto Sangiovanni Vincentelli. Besides them, we counted 1 critical employee of this fund in our database.

For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - United States. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight CoWare, NemeriX, NVELO. We can highlight the next thriving fund investment areas, such as Manufacturing, Electronics. Besides, a startup needs to be aged 4-5 years to get the investment from the fund. The fund has exact preference in some founders of portfolio startups.

The fund is constantly included in less than 2 investment rounds annually. The real fund results show that this Corporate Investor is 6 percentage points less often commits exit comparing to other companies. Comparing to the other companies, this Cadence Design Systems performs on 7 percentage points more the average number of lead investments. The high activity for fund was in 2007. The increased amount of exits for fund were in 2019. The common things for fund are deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Ineda Systems

$9M26 Apr 2013 San Jose, California, United States


Enterprise Software
Information Technology
$6M19 Jul 2011 San Jose, California, United States

Tela Innovations

Product Design
$5M15 Dec 2008 California, United States


$9M07 Nov 2007 San Jose, California, United States


$7M20 Jul 2007 San Jose, California, United States


$4M11 May 2007 San Jose, California, United States

Enterprise Software
$31M08 Sep 2005 Ticino, Switzerland


$18M15 Dec 2004 -

Sequoia Communications

$15M09 Nov 2004 San Diego, California, United States


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