CVC  Dell Ventures

     Office Locations:

1 Dell Way
Round Rock, TX 78664
Phone: 512-338-4400, 866-931-3355



  • Early
  • Seed



  • Communications & Networking
  • Information Technology
  • Software & Internet
  • Storage & Hardware



    Dell Ventures is the strategic investment arm of Dell Computer Corporation, and can invest from $2-15 million into a round, with the normal investment averaging $3-5 million. Dell Ventures is investing in early-to-growth companies in core areas: Storage/Servers/Networking/Security; Cloud computing/Virtualization; BI/Analytics/Big data; Mobility/End user computing; and Software. Another initiative, the Dell Ventures Fluid Storage Fund, is a cross-functional effort at Dell, in which Dell's in-house storage experts are working side-by-side with the Dell Ventures invest. Dell Ventures seeks to invest $60M in game-changing enterprise storage start-ups, funding cloud storage, memory based storage and next-gen-storage architectures. In December of 2013, Dell launched a $300 million Strategic Innovation Venture Fund. This fund will enable Dell to invest in early-to-growth-stage companies in emerging technology areas including storage, cloud computing, big data, next-generation data center, security and mobility.

    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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    David Baum Associate
    Jim Lussier Managing Director
    Jon Carter Director
    Michael Dell Chairman & CEO
    Michael Guptan Managing Director


    Recent Funding Events (trailing 12 months):







      CNEX Labs



      Series D










      Series C


    Portfolio companies include:

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