VC  Cayuga Venture Fund

     Office Locations:

Cornell Business and Technology Park
15 Thornwood Dr.
Ithaca, NY 14850
Phone: 607-266-9266
Fax: 607-266-9267



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  • Communications & Networking
  • Information Technology
  • Life Sciences & Healthcare
  • Manufacturing & Industrial
  • Medical Device



    Cayuga Venture Fund (CVF), based in Ithaca, New York, has been providing capital and other resources to advanced technology and high growth companies in New York State since 1994. With the late 2005 launch of Cayuga's third fund, the firm will continue to provide these resources to companies commercializing high value technologies, particularly those generated at Cornell University. CVF's primary investment focus is early stage and follow on rounds of financing in technology-based companies with high growth potential in upstate New York or those that have a significant Cornell connection. The firm targets companies in areas such as telecommunications, data communications, semiconductor manufacturing, advanced materials processing and manufacturing, information management, biotechnology, life sciences and nanotechnology.



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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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    Cliff Lardin Venture Partner
    Jennifer Tegan Partner and VP
    Ken Rother Venture Partner
    Kim Stedman Fund Administration Manager
    Phil Proujansky Managing Partner


    Recent Funding Events (trailing 12 months):










      Series A


    Portfolio companies include:

      Advion BioSciences
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      Agronomic Technology
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      Calient Networks
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      e2e Materials
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      Primet Precision Materials
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