What will
be written

We seek the defining stories of our time in industry, economy, and the frontier.

We are enthralled by hero(in)es whose spark can unlock the potential in science, industry, and humanity.

We support those whose narratives might weave into the larger fabric of history.

Our capital and energies are dedicated to these endeavors and what will be written of them.

Cantos is a first-round venture capital firm that invests at the intersection of core industry and edge technology – with a focus on industrial automation, decentralized finance, and the near frontier.

We are thesis-driven but not thesis-defined. We see a future that is bright but uncertain. We are institutionally minded but founder-paced. We are drawn to audaciousness but value execution above vision. We are aligned to entrepreneurs early. We are not followers. We bring other investors to the table. We punch above our weight. We push to the edge. What we have backed in the past may not indicate what we seek today. Like our founders, we evolve.

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ALICE

AI construction engineering

ALICE is an intelligent software to help plan and schedule construction projects faster and cheaper by automating and optimizing crucial processes.

alicetechnologies.com

AgriData

Digital Crop Estimation

AgriData has developed a hardware + software crop estimation technology based on computer vision.

agridata.ai

Arable

Decision based agriculture

From crop monitoring and point precision weather to cloud technology, Arable provides a complete approach to crop management in one reliable device and software solution.

arable.com

Atom

quantum computing

Atom Computing is building quantum computers using individually controlled atoms-- nature's perfect quantum bits.

atom-computing.com

Bigfinite

Data for drug production

Bigfinite makes a SaaS platform for acquiring, visualizing, and recording regulated data from manufacturing sites. It analyzes that data in real time to detect inefficiencies and discovering the causes of those inefficiencies.

bigfinite.com

Catalog

Infinite data archives

Catalog Technologies is developing next generation technology to store digital information in DNA molecules. Their vision is to fit the information content of entire data centers into the palm of your hand.

catalogdna.com

Clara

Clinical trial enrollment

Clara streamlines the process of connecting patients with the right clinical trial so that they can access cutting edge care.

clarahealth.com

Collider

versatile 3D printing

Collider designs and develops technologies that advance and simplify the process of making things.They believe a better future contains the global human right to more creative access – one where your ideas, products and solutions can collide with the world faster.

collidertech.com

Dataspine

Machine learning workflow

Dataspine enables data science and engineering teams to seamlessly build, deploy, monitor & scale their models & production pipelines using their existing tools and workflows – without the in-house technical debt and ops overhead.

dataspine.xyz

Dharma

Tokenized credit

Dharma is a generic, permissionless protocol for issuing, underwriting, and administering debt instruments as cryptographic tokens.

dharma.io

Dusty Robotics

layout automation

Dusty Robotics is on a mission to improve construction productivity by automating critical-path tasks on construction jobsites.

dustyrobotics.com

Ethic

Sustainable investing

Ethic is a data-driven technology platform that creates simple, custom-built, returns-driven passive portfolios for sustainability-focused investors.

ethic.investments

Inter-stellar

DLT for Wall Street

Interstellar leverages the stellar network to connect banks, payments systems, and people.

interstellar.com

Legit

Natural language processing for IP

Legit Patents reconnects scientists, creators and engineers to the patent system. Their AI powered software guides brilliant users through the process of describing their work, poking and prodding them to create the best idea possible.

legit.ai

Lively

401(k) for healthcare

Lively's Health Savings Account platform is enabling individuals to optimize their healthcare spending, maximize their savings, and better their livelihood.

livelyme.com

Mission Barns

Clean Meat

Mission Barns is making the juicy, savory meats we all love in a sustainable, more efficient way.

missionbarns.com

Opus12

Profitable carbon reduction

Opus12 has developed a device that recycles CO₂ into cost-competitive chemicals and fuels with only water and electricity as inputs, They seek to reduce the carbon footprint of the world’s heaviest emitters, while creating a new revenue stream from what is discarded today as a waste product.

opus-12.com

Patch

Reimagining insurance

Patch helps consumers use their ancillary health insurance benefits at the point of sale. As healthcare becomes more of a retail experience, Patch eases the burden on consumers and providers, allowing them to access and use ancillary benefits in online and in-store workflows.

getpatch.com

Phenomic

phenotypic drug discovery

Phenomic leverages computer vision, AI, and deep learning to unlock novel drug targets

phenomic.ai

Prellis

High fidelity 3D bio-printing

Prellis Biologics is engineering human tissue using a laser-based 3D printing technology capable of vasculature-level definition.

prellisbio.com

Qwil

Finance for freelancers

Qwil helps independent contractors, freelancers and small businesses track, collect and save their earnings.

qwil.co

Shipamax

Big Data for Commodities

Shipamax is bringing the ship chartering process into the digital age, replacing the thousands of unnecessary emails, excel files and instant messages between players required for each ship booking.

shipamax.com

SkyRyse

autonomous flight for all

SkyRyse is building a future free from congestion and infrastructure sprawl-- they will enable cost-effective, expedited, and safer air travel for everyone.

skyryse.com

Solugen

Plant-based biotech

Solugen is replacing petroleum based products with plant-derived substitutes, taking advantage of bio-inspired reactions to use plant material as a low-cost feedstock to produce novel products.

solugentech.com

Space Tango

Zero-G R&D

Space Tango's ISS-based system streamlines and simplifies the unique environment that microgravity offers to discover and commercialize solutions for applications on earth.

spacetango.com

Standard Cyborg

3D Scanning API

Standard Cyborg's OS is the complete solution for scanning, modeling, and fabrication of custom prosthetics and orthotics.

standardcyborg.com

Symbio

Industrial robotics systems

Symbio is dedicated to strengthening industrial automation systems through the development of robotics and artificial intelligence technologies.

symb.io

Vence

Autonomous farm management

Vence is bringing artificial intelligence to the livestock industry to optimize farming activities and increase animal well-being.

vence.io

Visolis

Carbon negative materials

Visolis' technology enables bio-based production of carbon-negative, high-performance polymers at lower costs than petrochemical processes.

visolis