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Caterpillar

Founders Benjamin Hodel Denise C. Johnson

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Total investments 7
Average round size
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The average size of a deal this fund participated in
$38M
Portfolio companies 7
Rounds per year 0.07
Lead investments 0
Exits 2
Key employees 10

Areas of investment

  • Aerospace
  • Analytics
  • Robotics
  • Industrial Automation
  • Wearables
Summary

Caterpillar is the famous Corporate Investor, which was founded in 1925. The main department of described Corporate Investor is located in the Peoria Heights. The venture was found in North America in United States.

Comparing to the other companies, this Caterpillar performs on 4 percentage points more the average number of lead investments. The fund is generally included in less than 2 deals every year. The important activity for fund was in 2017. The real fund results show that this Corporate Investor is 13 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other companies. Deals in the range of 50 - 100 millions dollars are the general things for fund. The increased amount of exits for fund were in 2018.

The current fund was established by Benjamin Hodel. The overall number of key employees were 8.

Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Sarcos, MineSense Technologies, Airware. The fund has exact preference in some founders of portfolio startups. When startup sums 4 or 5+ of the founder, the probability for it to get the investment is little. Among the most popular fund investment industries, there are Wearables, Web Hosting. Moreover, a startup needs to be at the age of 11-15 years to get the investment from the fund. For fund there is a match between the location of its establishment and the land of its numerous investments - United States.

The standard case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 6-7 partakers. Despite the Caterpillar, startups are often financed by Kleiner Perkins, Detroit Venture Partners, Caterpillar Ventures. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are GE Ventures, Volvo Construction Equipment, TD Securities. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Schlumberger, Microsoft, Governing Dynamics Venture Capital.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Lithos Energy

Battery
Electronics
Energy
Manufacturing
06 Jan 2023 San Rafael, California, United States

Guardhat Technologies

Industrial Automation
Wearables
$20M27 Sep 2018 Detroit, Michigan, United States

MineSense Technologies

Analytics
Marketing
Mining
Mining Technology
Software
$18M08 Aug 2018 Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Airware

Aerospace
Analytics
Drones
Enterprise Software
Robotics
02 Feb 2017 San Francisco, California, United States

Sarcos Robotics

Aerospace
Industrial Automation
Robotics
Wearables
$15M03 Jan 2017 Salt Lake City, Utah, United States

Datapipe

Cloud Computing
IaaS
Information Technology
Web Hosting
$176M10 May 2011 Jersey City, New Jersey, United States

IronPlanet

Agriculture
Construction
E-Commerce
Marketplace
Online Auctions
Transportation
$36M28 Aug 2000 California, United States

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