Vanguard Ventures Overview

  • Investor Type
  • Venture Capital

  • Status
  • Inactive

  • Investments
  • 95

  • Exits
  • 55

Exits

Vanguard Ventures General Information

Company Description

Vanguard Ventures was an early stage venture capital firm that helped entrepreneurs build pioneering technology and life science companies. The firm was founded in 1981 and was based in San Jose, California.

Business Details

Year Founded
1981
Investor Status
Out of Business
Primary Investor Type
Venture Capital
Corporate Office
  • San Jose, CA 95160
  • United States
+1 (650) 000-0000

Vanguard Ventures Investments (95)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Company Stage Lead Partner
DFINE (Healthcare Devices and Supplies) 08-Nov-2011 Later Stage VC 0000 Other Devices and Supplies Profitable 000000 000000000
DFINE (Healthcare Devices and Supplies) 07-Jul-2010 00000 00000 000.00 Other Devices and Supplies Profitable 000000 000000000
ChaCha 22-Dec-2009 00000 00000 000 Information Services (B2C) Out of Business 0000 0000 00.0
DFINE (Healthcare Devices and Supplies) 02-Jan-2009 00000 00000 0000 Other Devices and Supplies Profitable 000000 000000000
DVDPlay 02-Sep-2008 00000 00000 000 Electronic Equipment and Instruments Generating Revenue 000 000000
Capella Photonics 09-Jul-2008 00000 00000 0000 Fiberoptic Equipment Out of Business 00000 00000000
Presto (Software) 31-Mar-2008 00000 00000 000.00 Communication Software Out of Business
ChaCha 14-Nov-2007 00000 00000 0000 Information Services (B2C) Out of Business 0000 0000 00.0
Konarka Technologies 01-Oct-2007 Later Stage VC 0000 Energy Production Bankruptcy: Liquidation
DVDPlay 13-Jul-2007 Later Stage VC 00.00 Electronic Equipment and Instruments Generating Revenue 000 000000
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Vanguard Ventures Exits (55)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size
Presto (Software) 01-Sep-2017 Out of Business
ChaCha 12-Dec-2016 000 00 00000000
Hansen Medical 27-Jul-2016 000000000000000000 00000
DFINE (Healthcare Devices and Supplies) 06-Jul-2016 000000000000000000 000.00
Vormetric 17-Mar-2016 000000000000000000 00000
Echo Therapeutics 14-Jun-2013 000000 0000000000 000.00
Vocera Communications 31-Mar-2013 000000000 00000000
Cooking.com 14-Mar-2013 000000000000000000
Capella Photonics 11-Jan-2013 Merger/Acquisition
Echo Therapeutics 21-Dec-2012 Public Investment 2nd Offering 00.000
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Vanguard Ventures Fund Performance

Fund Name Vintage Size Dry Powder DPI RVPI TVPI IRR

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Vanguard Ventures FAQs

  • What is Vanguard Ventures?

    Vanguard Ventures was an early stage venture capital firm that helped entrepreneurs build pioneering technology and life science companies.

  • When was Vanguard Ventures founded?

    Vanguard Ventures was founded in 1981.

  • Who is the founder of Vanguard Ventures?

    Jack Gill Ph.D is the founder of Vanguard Ventures.

  • Where is Vanguard Ventures headquartered?

    Vanguard Ventures is headquartered in San Jose, CA.

  • How many investments has Vanguard Ventures made?

    Vanguard Ventures has made 95 investments.

  • What has Vanguard Ventures invested in?

    Vanguard Ventures has made numerous investments in companies like DFINE (Healthcare Devices and Supplies), ChaCha, and DVDPlay within the Devices and Supplies, Information Services (B2C), and Electronic Equipment and Instruments industries.

  • What has Vanguard Ventures invested in recently?

    Vanguard Ventures's latest investment was on 08-Nov-2011 in DFINE (Healthcare Devices and Supplies), a company within the Devices and Supplies industry.

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