Tao Capital Partners

Founded 2002


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Total investments 41
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 41
Rounds per year 2.16
Lead investments 5
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 6
Key employees 2
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Late Stage Venture
Private Equity

Areas of investment

  • Biotechnology
  • Manufacturing
  • Software
  • Analytics
  • SaaS

Tao Capital Partners is the famous VC, which was founded in 2002. The company was established in North America in United States. The main department of described VC is located in the San Francisco.

Among the most successful fund investment fields, there are Software, Agriculture. The fund has no exact preference in a number of founders of portfolio startups. When startup sums 5+ of the founder, the probability for it to get the investment is little. Among the various public portfolio startups of the fund, we may underline PAX Labs, Zymergen, DreamBox Learning For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - United States. Moreover, a startup needs to be at the age of 4-5 years to get the investment from the fund.

The standard case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 6-7 partakers. Despite the Tao Capital Partners, startups are often financed by VentureSouth, Upstate Carolina Angel Network, Prelude Ventures, LLC. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are GV, Prelude Ventures, LLC, S2G Ventures. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by VentureSouth, Upstate Carolina Angel Network, S2G Ventures.

We also calculated 2 valuable employees in our database.

When the investment is from Tao Capital Partners the average startup value is 500 millions - 1 billion dollars. Speaking about the real fund results, this VC is 3 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other organizations. The usual things for fund are deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars. The top activity for fund was in 2019. The fund is constantly included in 2-6 investment rounds annually. The higher amount of exits for fund were in 2018. This Tao Capital Partners works on 24 percentage points less the average amount of lead investments comparing to the other organizations.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRoundRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Panorama Education

Big Data
$60M02 Sep 2021 United States, Boston

Apeel Sciences

Advanced Materials
Food Processing
Waste Management
$250M18 Aug 2021 United States, " United States"}


Health Care
$16M27 Jul 2021 Spain, Barcelona

Cloud Data Services
Productivity Tools
Public Safety
$29M29 Apr 2021 United States, Austin


$50M27 Apr 2021 United States, Cambridge


$37M07 Apr 2021 United States, Cambridge


Language Learning
$100M25 Feb 2021 United States, New York


Mobile Apps
$15M02 Feb 2021 United States, San Francisco


$75M27 Jan 2021 United States, San Diego
Panorama raises $60M in General Atlantic-led Series C to help schools better understand students
– Panorama Education, a K-12 education software platform, raised $60m in a Series C round of funding. – The round was led by General Atlantic and joined by existing backers Owl Ventures, Emerson Collective, Uncork Capital, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative and Tao Capital Partners. – The company now serves 13 million students in 23,000 schools across the United States. – It has more than 1,500 school districts among its customers. Read more
Holo Raises Undisclosed Series B Funding
– Holo is a Newark, CA-based metal additive manufacturing company. – Company raised an undisclosed amount in Series B funding. – The round was led by Lam Capital, Lam Research‘s venture group, and Atreides Management, with participation from Prelude Ventures, Tao Capital Partners and Lightspeed Venture Partners. – The new investment will be used to double the company’s team and add new materials. Read more


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