We take the first steps with technical founders. We invest $250-400K and help bring the first $1-2M.
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 with $25 million under management that invests where the innovation curve casts previously intractable problems in new light –– where new technology might positively impact billions. At a time when venture capital has become synonymous with growth equity, we exist to take the first steps with founders on bold journeys that would have been impossible just years prior. That is, to return venture capital to its roots.
ALICE is an intelligent software to help plan and schedule construction projects faster and cheaper by automating and optimizing crucial processes.alicetechnologies.com
Advano has developed a silicon-based scalable solution for significantly increasing Li-Ion battery capacity.advanotech.com
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 Computing is building quantum computers using individually controlled atoms-- nature's perfect quantum bits.atom-computing.com
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 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
Chameleon Biosciences is developing a better gene therapy delivery platform that allows for repeat dosing in patients. By successfully evading the immune system, Chameleon's delivery platform makes gene therapy accessible to up to 50% more patients than current solutions.chameleonbiosci.com
Clara streamlines the process of connecting patients with the right clinical trial so that they can access cutting edge care.clarahealth.com
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
Concha labs has built a better solution to hearing loss. With self-fitting technology and connected devices that give you control over your sound profile, Concha allows you to hear clearly again.conchalabs.com
Curie Co uses proprietary enzyme engineering and synthetic biology techniques to replace chemical-based antimicrobials banned by the FDA in personal care products.curieco.com
By leveraging cryptocurrencies, Dharma is able to offer you an interest rate that is better than anything you’ve ever seen before.dharma.io
Dusty Robotics is on a mission to improve construction productivity by automating critical-path tasks on construction jobsites.dustyrobotics.com
Earth AI is discovering deposits of metals using vertically integrated technologies for fast and efficient discoveryearth-ai.com
Ethic is a data-driven technology platform that creates simple, custom-built, returns-driven passive portfolios for sustainability-focused investors.ethic.investments
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's Health Savings Account platform is enabling individuals to optimize their healthcare spending, maximize their savings, and better their livelihood.livelyme.com
Mission Barns is making the juicy, savory meats we all love in a sustainable, more efficient way.missionbarns.com
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 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 leverages computer vision, AI, and deep learning to unlock novel drug targetsphenomic.ai
Prellis Biologics is engineering human tissue using a laser-based 3D printing technology capable of vasculature-level definition.prellisbio.com
Qwil helps independent contractors, freelancers and small businesses track, collect and save their earnings.qwil.co
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 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 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'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's OS is the complete solution for scanning, modeling, and fabrication of custom prosthetics and orthotics.standardcyborg.com
Symbio is dedicated to strengthening industrial automation systems through the development of robotics and artificial intelligence technologies.symb.io
Vence is bringing artificial intelligence to the livestock industry to optimize farming activities and increase animal well-being.vence.io
Visolis' technology enables bio-based production of carbon-negative, high-performance polymers at lower costs than petrochemical processes.visolis
Using proprietary chemistry, AI, and computer vision, X Genomes is making sequencing more efficient and affordablexgenomes.com