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Lemnos VC

Investor type Micro VC
Founders Helen Zelman Boniske Jeremy Conrad


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Total investments 51
Average round size
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Portfolio companies 31
Rounds per year 4.64
Lead investments 6
Follow on index
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Exits 5
Key employees 4
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • Robotics
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Machine Learning
  • Software
  • Hardware

Lemnos VC is the famous VC, which was founded in 2011. The main office of represented VC is situated in the San Francisco. The venture was found in North America in United States.

Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Spire Global, Built Robotics, Built Robotics. Among the most successful fund investment fields, there are Software, Robotics. Moreover, a startup needs to be at the age of 2-3 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 fund has exact preference in some founders of portfolio startups. In case when startup counts 5+ of the founder, the chance for it to get the investment is meager.

The increased amount of exits for fund were in 2018. Deals in the range of 5 - 10 millions dollars are the general things for fund. Comparing to the other companies, this Lemnos VC performs on 18 percentage points less the average number of lead investments. The fund is constantly included in 2-6 deals per year. Speaking about the real fund results, this VC is 7 percentage points less often commits exit comparing to other organizations. The top activity for fund was in 2015. Despite it in 2019 the fund had an activity.

The typical case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 5-6 participants. Despite the Lemnos VC, startups are often financed by Promus Ventures, New Enterprise Associates, Great Oaks Venture Capital. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are First Round Capital, Upfront Ventures, New Enterprise Associates. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Promus Ventures, First Round Capital, Qualcomm Ventures.

This organization was formed by Helen Zelman Boniske, Jeremy Conrad. Besides them, we counted 4 critical employees of this fund in our database.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

FORT Robotics

Cyber Security
Industrial Automation
$25M12 Jul 2022 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States


Industrial Automation
$24M16 Feb 2022 San Jose, California, United States


Artificial Intelligence
Machine Learning
$12M07 Dec 2021 California, United States

Rhombus Systems

Information Technology
$10M21 Oct 2021 Sacramento, California, United States

Scythe Robotics

Artificial Intelligence
Information Technology
$13M15 Jun 2021 Colorado, United States

Path Robotics

Artificial Intelligence
Big Data
Machine Learning
$56M03 May 2021 Columbus, Ohio, United States

FORT Robotics

Cyber Security
Industrial Automation
$13M18 Mar 2021 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Ono Food Co.

Artificial Intelligence
Industrial Automation
Machine Learning
$7M31 Aug 2020 San Jose, California, United States

Dishcraft Robotics

Artificial Intelligence
Computer Vision
Machine Learning
Machinery (B2B)
Mechanical Engineering
$20M29 May 2020 California, United States
Scythe Robotics Raises $18.6M in Series A Funding

– Scythe Robotics from Boulder, Colorado develops advanced, commercial-grade autonomous robotic solutions for the landscaping industry.
– The company raised $13.8M in Series A funding.
– The round was led by Inspired Capital with participation from existing investors True Ventures, Zigg Capital, and Lemnos.
– The new investment will be used to expand with new customers, grow its existing operations in Texas, Florida and Colorado, and accelerate development of further products.

Robotic landscaping startup Scythe emerges from stealth with $13.8M raise

– Scythe Robotics, a landscaping robotics company, raised $13.8m in Series A funding.
– The round was led by Inspired Capital and featured True Ventures, Zigg Capital and Lemnos.
– It brings the Boulder, Colorado-based landscaping robotics company’s total funding up to $18.6m, including a $4m seed, also led by True Ventures.
– The startup’s first product is an autonomous mower, offered to customers through a Robot-as-a-Service (RaaS) model.
– The method is becoming increasingly popular in the enterprise and industrial space, essentially offering clients robotics through a rental model that includes regular updates and maintenance.
– The mower features eight HDR cameras and a variety of sensors designed to help avoid people, animals and various obstacles it might encounter on the job.


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