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Capricorn Investment Group

Founders Ion Yadigaroglu Stephen George

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Total investments 89
Average round size
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The average size of a deal this fund participated in
$78M
Portfolio companies 54
Rounds per year 3.71
Lead investments 6
Follow on index
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How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
0.39
Exits 14
Key employees 10
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Late Stage Venture
Private Equity

Areas of investment

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

Erthos

Renewable Energy
$24M11 Sep 2023 Tempe, Arizona, United States

Whisper Aero

Aerospace
Air Transportation
GreenTech
$33M18 Apr 2023 -

Matchday

$21M08 Mar 2023 -

Span.IO

Energy
Hardware
Internet of Things
Renewable Energy
Software
$96M03 Mar 2023 San Francisco, California, United States

Summit Nanotech

Information Technology
Nanotechnology
$53M17 Jan 2023 Calgary, Canada

Fervo Energy

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

Opus 12

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

Eridan

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

Summit Nanotech

Information Technology
Nanotechnology
$14M01 Mar 2022 Calgary, Canada

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Total investments 89
Average round size 78M
Rounds per year 3.71
Peak activity year 2015
Lead investments 6
Follow on index 0.39
Exits 14
Group Appearance index 0.93

Latest deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Erthos

Renewable Energy
$24M11 Sep 2023 Tempe, Arizona, United States

Whisper Aero

Aerospace
Air Transportation
GreenTech
$33M18 Apr 2023 -

Matchday

$21M08 Mar 2023 -

Span.IO

Energy
Hardware
Internet of Things
Renewable Energy
Software
$96M03 Mar 2023 San Francisco, California, United States

Summit Nanotech

Information Technology
Nanotechnology
$53M17 Jan 2023 Calgary, Canada

Fervo Energy

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

Opus 12

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

Eridan

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

Summit Nanotech

Information Technology
Nanotechnology
$14M01 Mar 2022 Calgary, Canada
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