VC  Cairn Venture Partners

     Office Locations:

3300 Fairchild Ave.
Wayzata, MN 55391



  • Early
  • Growth



  • Software & Internet



    Cairn Venture Partners, LLC (CVP) is a value investor, looking to purchase controlling stakes in B2B software companies where it believes it can unlock value because the core business is under-performing, the company under-capitalized or current management has failed to achieve sustained growth. CVP's targets do not fit the growth profile for traditional venture capital and lack the scale for traditional private equity. Cairn targets companies with revenues of $1-5M preferred, but not required, if customer validation demonstrated; Existing or beta customer relationships required; A controlling investment or outright acquisition strongly preferred.

    Investment Firm Key

       VC = Venture Capital
       PE = Private Equity
       A = Angel
       I = Incubator
       MB = Merchant Bank
       VD = Venture Debt
       FI = Family Investment Office
       FOF = Fund of Funds
       ED = Economic Development Office   
       TT = Technology Transfer Office
       CVC = Corporate Venture Capital
       SEC = Secondary Purchaser
       HF = Hedge Fund/Mutual Fund
    Venture Capital
    Seed Stage
    (includes "pre-seed," or
    concept stage)
    No Revenue
    Early StageMinimal
    Growth Stage
    (also called Mid-stage)
    Expansion Stage
    (also called Late-stage)
    $7M and greater
    Private Equity
    Lower Middle Market$10M-$249M
    Middle Market$250M-$499M
    Upper Middle Market$500M-$1B
    Large Cap>$1B

    Investment Team:

    Name   Title
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    Chris McDemus Managing Partner
    Jonathan Axelrod Managing Partner


    Portfolio companies include:

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