Cantos Ventures

Cantos Ventures

A micro venture capital firm in California that focuses on companies operating in the industrial automation, distributed ledgers, genomics, next-gen compute and frontier technology sectors.

Cantos Ventures is a micro venture capital firm in California that focuses on companies operating in the industrial automation, distributed ledgers, genomics, next-gen compute and frontier technology sectors. Founded 2016 in San Francisco, California, United States by Ian Rountree, this micro VC firm invests in early stage ventures, seed series A, convertible notes, series B rounds, and non-equity assistance. Its portfolio companies include ADVANO, Shipamax, Skyryse, and Qwil. As of February 2020, Cantos has made 45 investments. Their most recent investment was on December 11, 2019, when Qwil raised $24.4M. Cantos has raised two funds, their latest being Cantos Ventures II.

Timeline

Funded Companies

Company
Description
Industry
Website
Location
Astranis

Astranis is a satellite communications company building small telecommunication satellites founded in 2015 by John Gedmark.

Mission Barns is a clean meat company company is headquartered in Berkeley, California producing clean meat. The company was founded in March, 2018, by Eitan Fischer (former director of cellular agriculture of JUST, Inc) and David Bowman.

Opus 12 is a company developing CO2 recycling devices that turn CO2 into chemicals and fuels.

Qwil is a company founded by Trevor Branon, Paul Tiplady and Johnny Reinsch.

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Associated investment funds

Investment Fund
Total offering (USD)
Total sold (USD)
Location
Date signed
Cantos Ventures II, LP
20,000,000
June 13, 2018
7,500,000
December 7, 2018
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People

Name
Role
LinkedIn

Ian Rountree

General Partner and Founder

Further reading

Title
Author
Link
Type
Date

Documentaries, videos and podcasts

Title
Date
Link

Companies

Company
CEO
Location
Products/Services

ADVANO

Chameleon Biosciences

Concha Labs

Curie Co

Dusty Robotics

EARTH AI

Ethic

Knowde

Qwil

XGenomes Corp.

References

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