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Investor type Corporate Venture Capital
Founders Andreas Glocker Serpil Bayraktar


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Total investments 354
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 128
Rounds per year 12.21
Lead investments 42
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 41
Key employees 38

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • Information Technology
  • Enterprise Software
  • Cyber Security
  • SaaS

Cisco appeared to be the Corporate Investor, which was created in 1984. The fund was located in North America if to be more exact in United States. The leading representative office of defined Corporate Investor is situated in the San Jose.

The usual things for fund are deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars. The fund is constantly included in 7-12 deals per year. The real fund results show that this Corporate Investor is 4 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other companies. The average startup value when the investment from Cisco is 100-500 millions dollars. The important activity for fund was in 2000. Despite it in 2019 the fund had an activity. The top amount of exits for fund were in 2015. Opposing the other organizations, this Cisco works on 13 percentage points more the average amount of lead investments.

The typical case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 4-5 participants. Despite the Cisco, startups are often financed by Sequoia Capital, Pitango Venture Capital, New Enterprise Associates. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Comcast Ventures, Benchmark, Pitango Venture Capital. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Cisco Investments, 83North, Pitango Venture Capital.

Besides them, we counted 15 critical employees of this fund in our database.

Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight MuleSoft, VMware, SiByte. 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 no exact preference in some founders of portfolio startups. If startup sums 5+ of the founder, the chance for it to be financed is low. Among the most successful fund investment fields, there are Enterprise Software, Internet. Besides, a startup needs to be aged 4-5 years to get the investment from the fund.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation


Cyber Security
Enterprise Software
Information Technology
Web Browsers
$60M10 Nov 2022 Dallas, Texas, United States

Elevate Security

Cyber Security
Network Security
08 Nov 2022 Berkeley, California, United States


Cyber Security
$11M05 Oct 2022 Boston, Massachusetts, United States


Developer Platform
Information Technology
$6M13 Sep 2022 Boston, Massachusetts, United States


Enterprise Software
Information Services
Information Technology
Software Engineering
$16M23 Aug 2022 Palo Alto, California, United States


Cloud Management
Cloud Security
Cyber Security
09 Aug 2022 San Francisco, California, United States


Cyber Security
Enterprise Software
Information Technology
Web Browsers
$10M26 Jul 2022 Dallas, Texas, United States


Cyber Security
Developer Platform
Information Technology
$8M29 Jun 2022 Chicago, Illinois, United States


Cloud Data Services
IT Infrastructure
$53M09 Jun 2022 Boston, Massachusetts, United States


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