Vulcan Capital

Vulcan Capital

A private equity, venture capital and investment management firm based in Seattle.

Vulcan Capital supports companies in media and communications, energy and natural resources, financial and information services, technology, and life sciences.

The company invests in all stages from leveraged buyouts, growth capital, distressed/turnaround, and early-stage venture capital as well as public equity value investing.

Founded by Paul Allen in 2003 and headquartered in Seattle, with extension offices in Palo Alto and Singapore.

The firm actively invests in both public and private sectors worldwide. Vulcan Capital's private investment team invests in technology, internet and life sciences companies and the public securities team invests as a long-term investor.

Timeline

2003

Founded

Funded Companies

Company
Description
Industry
Website
Location
ScaleFactor

ScaleFactor is an Austin, Texas-based SaaS company offering services in bookkeeping and accounting.

Echodyne is a company developing compact, solid-state, high-performance radar system founded in 2014.

Cortexyme is a biotechnology company with a focus on developing therapeutics for Alzheimer's disease and other neurodegenerative diseases. It was founded in 2012 and is located in San Francisco, California.

Satellite launch, mission management services, and satellite imagery company.

Epic Games is a game company that develops Fortnite founded in 1991 by Tim Sweeney.

Ally is a Seattle-based company founded by Vetri Vellore.

Matcherino is a Seattle-based company founded by Grant Farwell.

Avalanche Technology is a Fremont, California-based semiconductor company founded by Rajiv Ranjan.

A company focused on the development proteomics

Unearth is a Seattle-based company founded in 2016 by Brian Saab, Amy Hutchins and Nate Miller.

Igneous Systems is a Seattle-based company founded by Jeff Hughes, Kiran Bhageshpur and Byron Rakitzis.

Taunt is a company founded by Ben Gilbert.

Nomadic is a San Rafael, California-based company founded by Rick Schulze.

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People

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Role
LinkedIn

Abhishek Agrawal

Managing Director / Head of Growth Equity

Ben Kolpa

Managing Director, Fixed Income

Eric Rothlisberger

Investment Analyst

Sean Meeker -

Associate Director, Fixed Income

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Documentaries, videos and podcasts

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Companies

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Ally

Blokable

Booster Fuels

Echodyne

Igneous

NOMAD Technologies

Revvo

Unearth

Wrench

News

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Author
Date
Publisher
Description
lalorek
August 20, 2020
SiliconHills
ICON, the Austin-based startup that builds homes with its giant 3-D printer using concrete as substrate, on Wednesday announced it has closed on $35 million in funding. Previously, the company raised $9 million in seed-stage funding. ICON is arguably one of Austin's most innovative startups tackling big problems like building homes for the city's homeless ...
Jonathan Shieber
November 7, 2019
TechCrunch
Wrench, the Seattle-based on demand vehicle maintenance and repair service for consumers and fleets, has raised $20 million in its latest round of financing. The company's round was led by Vulcan Capital with additional participation from Madrona Venture Group, Tenaya Capital and Marubeni Corp. Wrench is one of a growing number of companies that are [...]

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