A  Zygote Ventures

http://www.zygoteventures.com





     Office Locations:

San Rafael, CA
Phone: 931-994-6830

 

Stages:

  • Seed


 

Industries:

  • Energy & Clean Tech

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    Description:

    Zygote Ventures is a privately held seed/angel venture capital fund. Zygote typically invests first, or very early, in innovative technology enterprises. As a privately held angel investor, Zygote Ventures falls somewhere between an entrepreneur and a traditional venture capital fund. Zygote invests only its principal's money, and therefore without limited partners, Zygote can be less risk-averse than most VCs. Zygote prefers companies that require less than $1 million of capital, and prefers investing in the Cleantech space. The firm's principal, Jerry Fiddler, is the founder of Wind River and was for 23 years its CEO and Chairman. Since its establishment in 1981 in Fiddler's Berkeley garage, Wind River grew to become the leading provider of device software worldwide, with over $400M in annual sales, and market cap well over $1B.



    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
       
       
       
    COMPANY STAGEREVENUE
    Venture Capital
    Seed Stage
    (includes "pre-seed," or
    concept stage)
    No Revenue
    Early StageMinimal
    Revenue
    Growth Stage
    (also called Mid-stage)
    $2M-$7M
    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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    Jerry Fiddler Principal

     

    Portfolio companies include:


      Arrayent
        web link


      Brillouin Energy
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      Cellscape
        web link


      Crossbow
        web link


      Cullen Creek Olive Oil
        web link


      GreenWizard
        web link


      Muse Research
        web link


      NexSteppe
        web link


      People Power
        web link


      Servo
        web link


      Solazyme
        web link


      Tensilica
        web link


      Wind River
        web link


     

    Recent News:


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