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Cascara Ventures

Investor type Venture Capital
Founders Adriaan Hart de Ruijter


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Total investments 12
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 9
Rounds per year 1.00
Lead investments 1
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How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 1
Key employees 1
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • Medical Device
  • Health Care
  • Biotechnology
  • Medical
  • Wearables

Cascara Ventures is the famous VC, which was founded in 2010. The main office of represented VC is situated in the Brussels. The fund was located in Europe if to be more exact in Belgium.

Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Preventicus, Desentum, Fiagon. Among the most successful fund investment fields, there are Pharmaceutical, Wearables. For fund there is no match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - Germany. Besides, a startup needs to be aged 4-5 years to get the investment from the fund. The fund has specific favorite in a number of founders of portfolio startups.

The important activity for fund was in 2016. The fund is generally included in less than 2 deals every year. The common things for fund are deals in the range of 1 - 5 millions dollars. Speaking about the real fund results, this VC is 11 percentage points less often commits exit comparing to other organizations.

The current fund was established by Adriaan Hart de Ruijter. We also calculated 1 valuable employee in our database.

The standard case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 1-2 partakers. Despite the Cascara Ventures, startups are often financed by High-Tech Gru00fcnderfonds, Wave Ventures, Born2Grow. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Bayern Kapital GmbH, VTT Ventures, Thuja Capital. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by German Startups Group, European Innovation Council, EASME - EU Executive Agency for SMEs.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

ATRO Medical

Health Care
Medical Device
$2M14 Dec 2021 Nijmegen, Gelderland, Netherlands


Health Care
$1M25 Oct 2017 Uusimaa

ATRO Medical

Health Care
Medical Device
17 Jul 2017 Nijmegen, Gelderland, Netherlands


$2M23 Jan 2017 Uusimaa


16 Jun 2016 Brandenburg


Health Care
Medical Device
01 Jan 2016 Thuringia


Health Care
Medical Device
Productivity Tools
31 Dec 2015 Brandenburg


27 Feb 2014 Germany, Brandenburg, Germany


Health Care
Medical Device
Productivity Tools
20 Nov 2012 Germany, Brandenburg


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