Capricorn Investment Group

Founded 2000
Founders Ion Yadigaroglu Stephen George

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Total investments 51
Average round size
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The average size of a deal this fund participated in
$69M
Portfolio companies 36
Rounds per year 2.43
Lead investments 4
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How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
0.29
Exits 13
Key employees 10
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Late Stage Venture
Private Equity

Areas of investment

  • Electronics
  • Renewable Energy
  • Manufacturing
  • Energy
  • Industrial
Summary

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

Helion Energy

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

Saildrone

Artificial Intelligence
Drones
Industrial
Manufacturing
Marine Technology
Robotics
$100M18 Oct 2021 California, United States

Redwood Materials

Advanced Materials
Building Material
Information Technology
Renewable Energy
$700M28 Jul 2021 Carson City, Nevada, United States

Seurat Technologies

Laser
Manufacturing
Robotics
$41M22 Jun 2021 Mountain View, California, United States

Xanadu

Artificial Intelligence
Big Data
Hardware
Quantum Computing
Software
$100M25 May 2021 Old Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Ceres

Non Profit
12 May 2021 Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Fervo Energy

Clean Energy
Energy
Environmental Engineering
Renewable Energy
$28M30 Apr 2021 Berkeley, California, United States

LARQ

Consumer Electronics
Consumer Goods
Lifestyle
Water Purification
Wellness
$10M29 Sep 2020 California, United States

Nuvia

Consumer Electronics
Data Center
Electronics
Energy Efficiency
Information Technology
Internet of Things
Semiconductor
Software
$240M24 Sep 2020 San Jose, California, United States

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