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Cicada Innovations

Investor type Incubator
Founders Dharmica Mistry


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Total investments 21
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 20
Rounds per year 0.95
Lead investments 8
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 2
Key employees Soon
Stages of investment

Areas of investment

  • Health Care
  • Software
  • Enterprise Software
  • Medical
  • Biotechnology

Cicada Innovations is the famous Corporate Investor, which was founded in 2000. The company was established in Australia. The main department of described Corporate Investor is located in the Sydney.

The higher amount of exits for fund were in 2018. When the investment is from Cicada Innovations the average startup value is 10-50 millions dollars. This Cicada Innovations works on 20 percentage points less the average amount of lead investments comparing to the other organizations. The fund is constantly included in 2-6 investment rounds annually. Considering the real fund results, this Corporate Investor is 16 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other organizations. The important activity for fund was in 2015. The usual things for fund are deals in the range of 1 - 5 millions dollars.

The typical case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 2-3 participants. Despite the Cicada Innovations, startups are often financed by muru-D, Valar Ventures, UBS. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Blackbird Ventures (Australia), ZhenFund, Wellcome Trust. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Blackbird Ventures (Australia), Y Combinator, Qualcomm Ventures.

Besides, a startup needs to be aged 4-5 years to get the investment from the fund. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Clarity Pharmaceuticals, Clarity Pharmaceuticals, Propeller Aero. Among the most popular fund investment industries, there are Travel, Robotics. The fund has no specific favorite 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 - Australia.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation


$3M13 Sep 2022 Sydney, New South Wales, Australia


Artificial Intelligence
Health Care
$1M30 Oct 2018 Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Beyond 700

Health Care
14 Oct 2018 Australia, New South Wales


Health Care
$36K01 Sep 2018 Australia, New South Wales

MPT AgTech

Machinery Manufacturing
$21K23 Aug 2018 Australia, New South Wales


Cyber Security
Enterprise Software
Intelligent Systems
Test and Measurement
$17M11 Aug 2016 San Francisco, California, United States

Bigstone Finance

Financial Services
$3M08 Aug 2016 Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Clarity Pharmaceuticals

Health Care
$2M24 May 2016 Sydney, New South Wales, Australia


Clinical Trials
Medical Device
$9M07 Jan 2016 Sydney, New South Wales, Australia


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