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Investor type Micro VC
Founders Ian Rountree


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Total investments 81
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 56
Rounds per year 13.50
Lead investments 2
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 1
Key employees 1
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • Biotechnology
  • Software
  • FinTech
  • Financial Services
  • Health Care

Cantos is the famous VC, which was founded in 2016. The fund was located in North America if to be more exact in United States. The main office of represented VC is situated in the San Francisco.

The standard case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 5-6 partakers. Despite the Cantos, startups are often financed by 500 Startups, Y Combinator, Tony Jamous. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Y Combinator, Ranch Ventures, Brad Flora. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Y Combinator, VentureSouth, Uncork Capital.

Among the most popular fund investment industries, there are FinTech, Information Technology. The fund has no exact preference in some founders of portfolio startups. If startup sums 4 or 5+ of the founder, the chance for it to be financed is low. 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 various public portfolio startups of the fund, we may underline Solugen, Qwil, Vence Besides, a startup needs to be aged 2-3 years to get the investment from the fund.

The average startup value when the investment from Cantos is 10-50 millions dollars. The fund is constantly included in 7-12 investment rounds annually. The top activity for fund was in 2018. The usual things for fund are deals in the range of 1 - 5 millions dollars.

The fund was created by Ian Rountree.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Faeth Therapeutics

Health Care
$47M30 Jun 2022 -

Clover Therapeutics

Health Care
$18M17 May 2022 Jersey City, New Jersey, United States

Dusty Robotics

Real Estate
$45M10 May 2022 Mountain View, California, United States

Mako Aerospace

$700K05 May 2022 Glasgow City, Glasgow, United Kingdom

Venus Aerospace

Product Research
$20M05 Apr 2022 California, United States

Faeth Therapeutics

Health Care
$20M18 Jan 2022 -

Atomos Space

Space Travel
$5M12 Jan 2022 Denver, Colorado, United States

Nabla Bio

Machine Learning
$11M06 Dec 2021 Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Sixfold Bioscience

$2M02 Dec 2021 London, England, United Kingdom
Construction robotics firm Dusty raises $16.5M

– Dusty Robotics, a construction robotics company, raised $16.5m in Series A funding.
– The round was led by Canaan Partners and featured NextGen Venture Partners, Baseline Ventures, Root Ventures and Cantos Ventures.
– The company plans to use the funding to expand its team and product line.


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