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Centennial Ventures

Investor type Venture Capital
Founders Jack Tankersley Steve Halstedt


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Total investments 57
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 29
Rounds per year 1.43
Lead investments 9
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 19
Key employees 1
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Late Stage Venture
Private Equity

Areas of investment

  • Telecommunications
  • Wireless
  • Internet
  • Software
  • Hardware

In 1982 was created Centennial Ventures, which is appeared as VC. The leading representative office of defined VC is situated in the Denver. The fund was located in North America if to be more exact in United States.

Among the most successful fund investment fields, there are Internet, Hardware. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Zayo, Panasas, Ellacoya Networks. Moreover, a startup needs to be at the age of 2-3 years to get the investment from the fund. The fund has exact preference in a number of founders of portfolio startups. When startup sums 4 or 5+ of the founder, the probability for it to get the investment is little. For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - United States.

This organization was formed by Jack Tankersley, Steve Halstedt. Besides them, we counted 1 critical employee of this fund in our database.

The usual cause for the fund is to invest in rounds with 4-5 partakers. Despite the Centennial Ventures, startups are often financed by Austin Ventures, Sevin Rosen Funds, Meritage Funds. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Austin Ventures, Meritage Funds, Sevin Rosen Funds. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Austin Ventures, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Pharos Capital Partners.

The top activity for fund was in 2005. The fund is constantly included in 2-6 investment rounds annually. The increased amount of exits for fund were in 2016. Comparing to the other companies, this Centennial Ventures performs on 8 percentage points more the average number of lead investments. The usual things for fund are deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars. The typical startup value when the investment from Centennial Ventures is 100-500 millions dollars. Speaking about the real fund results, this VC is 3 percentage points less often commits exit comparing to other organizations.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

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Market Research
Media and Information Services (B2B)
$15M27 Sep 2011 Georgia, United States

Communications Infrastructure
$128M25 Jan 2010 Illinois, United States


$12M14 May 2009 San Diego, California, United States


$5M29 Jan 2009 San Diego, California, United States


$40M05 Nov 2008 Austin, Texas, United States


Supply Chain Management
$28M30 Sep 2008 Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States

ExteNet Systems

Communications Infrastructure
$27M19 May 2008 Illinois, United States


Data Storage
$25M18 May 2008 Sunnyvale, California, United States


Video Streaming
$5M03 Mar 2008 California, United States


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