Cargill Ventures

Founded 2000


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Total investments 21
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 19
Rounds per year 1.00
Lead investments 5
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 13
Key employees 2

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • Biotechnology
  • Network Security
  • Health Care
  • Energy

In 2000 was created Cargill Ventures, which is appeared as VC. The fund was located in North America if to be more exact in United States. Cargill Ventures seemed to be an CVC arrangement as part of the organization. The main office of represented VC is situated in the Minnetonka.

The important activity for fund was in 2005. The common things for fund are deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars. The fund is generally included in less than 2 deals every year. Opposing the other organizations, this Cargill Ventures works on 38 percentage points more the average amount of lead investments. Speaking about the real fund results, this VC is 24 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other organizations. The higher amount of exits for fund were in 2007.

For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - United States. The fund has specific favorite in a number of founders of portfolio startups. If startup sums 3 or 5+ of the founder, the chance for it to be financed is low. Among the various public portfolio startups of the fund, we may underline Informance International, Redpoint Bio, Teranode Besides, a startup requires to be at the age of 6-10 years to receive the investment from the fund. Among the most popular fund investment industries, there are Security, Cloud Computing.

The typical case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 5-6 participants. Despite the Cargill Ventures, startups are often financed by Venture Investors, Skyline Ventures, XML Fund. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Black River Asset Management, Venture Investors, Crescendo Ventures. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Woodside Fund, Black River Asset Management, XML Fund.

The overall number of key employees were 2.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation


Food and Beverage
Food Processing
Organic Food
$186M22 Jan 2020 Berkeley, California, United States

Virent Energy Systems

Fossil Fuels
Renewable Energy
$46M08 Jun 2010 Madison, Wisconsin, United States

Network Security
$14M13 Nov 2007 Seattle, Washington, United States

Virent Energy Systems

Fossil Fuels
Renewable Energy
$21M07 Sep 2007 Madison, Wisconsin, United States

GuardianEdge Technologies

Enterprise Software
$10M23 Jul 2007 California, United States


Machine Learning
$2M09 Jul 2007 Ile-de-France

Compellent Technologies

Cyber Security
Network Security
$15M25 Sep 2006 Minnesota, United States


Application Performance Management
Cloud Computing
Cyber Security
Data Center
Data Center Automation
Internet of Things
IT Infrastructure
Network Security
$11M09 Aug 2006 Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

Emphasys Medical

Developer Platform
Health Care
$18M27 Jul 2006 Redwood City, California, United States


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