Cantos

Investor type Micro VC
Founders Ian Rountree

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Total investments 72
Average round size
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The average size of a deal this fund participated in
$6M
Portfolio companies 52
Rounds per year 12.00
Lead investments 2
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How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
0.26
Exits 1
Key employees 1
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Seed

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • Biotechnology
  • FinTech
  • Financial Services
  • Internet
Summary

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

Nabla Bio

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

Tiamat Sciences

AgTech
Biotechnology
Food and Beverage
Medical
$3M24 Nov 2021 Berkeley, California, United States

Debut Biotech

Biotechnology
Manufacturing
Therapeutics
$22M12 Aug 2021 San Diego, California, United States

Knowde

Advertising
E-Commerce
Internet
Marketing
$72M05 Aug 2021 San Jose, California, United States

EARTH AI

Artificial Intelligence
Information Technology
Software
$5M03 Aug 2021 California, United States

Atom Computing

Computer
Information Technology
Product Research
$15M21 Jul 2021 Berkeley, California, United States

Glyphic Biotechnologies

Biotechnology
Life Science
$6M08 Jul 2021 San Francisco, California, United States

Dusty Robotics

Construction
Real Estate
Robotics
$16M15 Jun 2021 Mountain View, California, United States

Venus Aerospace

Aerospace
Product Research
Transportation
19 Apr 2021 California, United States
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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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