FI  Capricorn Investment Group

     Office Locations:

250 University Ave. Suite 300
Palo Alto, CA 94301
Phone: 650-331-8800

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  • Early
  • Expansion
  • Growth
  • Middle Market



  • Energy & Clean Tech
  • Information Technology



    Capricorn is the investment arm of Jeff Skoll, who in 1996 became the first president and first fulltime employee of eBay. Capricorn is a private investment management firm, involved in a wide variety of global investment activities. The firm's investment interests range from traditional investments such as publicly traded securities to alternative investments such as private equity and venture capital, absolute return strategies, real assets and commodities.



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    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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    Barry Uphoff Partner and Managing Principal
    Dawnae Dodds CCO
    Dipender Saluja Partner and Managing Director
    Dr. Ion Yadigaroglu Partner and Managing Principal
    Eric Techel Partner and CFO


    Recent Funding Events (trailing 12 months):










      Series D


      Joby Aviation



      Series B





      Series B


    Portfolio companies include:

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      Falcon Waterfree Technologies
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      Joby Aviation
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      Kinestral Technologies
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      QD Vision
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      Sense Labs
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