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Capricorn Investment Group

Investor type Family Investment Office
Founders Ion Yadigaroglu Stephen George


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Total investments 83
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 52
Rounds per year 3.61
Lead investments 5
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 14
Key employees 10
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Late Stage Venture
Private Equity

Areas of investment

  • Renewable Energy
  • Energy
  • Manufacturing
  • Hardware
  • Information Technology

In 2000 was created Capricorn Investment Group, which is appeared as VC. The venture was found in North America in United States. The leading representative office of defined VC is situated in the Palo Alto.

The usual things for fund are deals in the range of 50 - 100 millions dollars. Opposing the other organizations, this Capricorn Investment Group works on 10 percentage points less the average amount of lead investments. The higher amount of exits for fund were in 2014. The fund is constantly included in 2-6 investment rounds annually. When the investment is from Capricorn Investment Group the average startup value is 100-500 millions dollars. The important activity for fund was in 2015. Despite it in 2019 the fund had an activity. The real fund results show that this VC is 9 percentage points less often commits exit comparing to other companies.

The usual cause for the fund is to invest in rounds with 6-7 partakers. Despite the Capricorn Investment Group, startups are often financed by Social Capital, Prelude Ventures, LLC, Shell Ventures. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Social Capital, Shell Ventures, Founders Fund. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Prelude Ventures, LLC, Valor Equity Partners, The Westly Group.

This organization was formed by Ion Yadigaroglu, Stephen George. Besides them, we counted 10 critical employees of this fund in our database.

The fund has no specific favorite in a number of founders of portfolio startups. If startup sums 5+ of the founder, the chance for it to be financed is low. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight QuantumScape, Yammer, HeartFlow. 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 4-5 years to receive the investment from the fund. We can highlight the next thriving fund investment areas, such as Renewable Energy, Manufacturing.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Summit Nanotech

Information Technology
$53M17 Jan 2023 Calgary, Canada


Renewable Energy
$85M06 Oct 2022 Boulder, Colorado, United States

Fervo Energy

Clean Energy
Environmental Engineering
Renewable Energy
$138M22 Aug 2022 Berkeley, California, United States

Opus 12

Environmental Consulting
Oil and Gas
$130M29 Jun 2022 Berkeley, California, United States


$46M12 May 2022 Mountain View, California, United States


Renewable Energy
$17M01 Mar 2022 Tempe, Arizona, United States

Seurat Technologies

$21M19 Jan 2022 Mountain View, California, United States

Kinestral Technologies

Advanced Materials
Consumer Electronics
Smart Building
Smart Cities
$100M06 Dec 2021 Hayward, California, United States

Helion Energy

Environmental Engineering
Renewable Energy
$500M05 Nov 2021 Washington, United States


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