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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 by Eben Frankenberg and Tom Driscoll.

Rival IQ is a Seattle-based social media analytics and competitive benchmarking company.

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.

Decent is an Austin, Texas-based insurance company founded by Nick Soman, Richard Luck and Michael Lapinski Ph.D..

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

A software company offering synthetic data and artificial intelligence solutions for data generation, labeling, and enhancement.

Turi is a Seattle-based artificial intelligence company founded in 2013 by Carlos Guestrin.

3DPrinterOS is a San Francisco-based company founded in 2013 by Anton Vedeshin.

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

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

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

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People

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Role
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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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Companies

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Ally

Blokable

Booster Fuels

Echodyne

Igneous

NOMAD Technologies

Revvo

Unearth

Wrench

News

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Description
March 24, 2021
Mike Butcher
January 12, 2021
TechCrunch
Curve, the London-based fintech that combines multiple cards and accounts into one smart card and an app, has secured a Series C finding round of $95 million. The financing was led by IDC Ventures, Fuel Venture Capital and Vulcan Capital (the investment arm of the estate of Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist Paul G. Allen), with [...]
Mike Butcher
January 12, 2021
TechCrunch
Curve, the London-based fintech that combines multiple cards and accounts into one smart card and an app, has secured a Series C finding round of $95 million. The financing was led by IDC Ventures, Fuel Venture Capital and Vulcan Capital (the investment arm of the estate of Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist Paul G. Allen), with [...]
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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