Cantos Venture Raises $50M for Third Fund

Cantos Venture, a San Francisco, CA-based venture capital firm, raised $50M for their third fund.

The vehicle is focused on pre-seed and seed-stage investments in deeply technical climate, TechBio, aerospace, and next-gen computing startups.  

Led by Ian Rountree, Founder & GP, Cantos Ventures invests in what they call “near frontier” startups, which have the potential to mitigate climate change, disease, armed conflict, poverty, and existential risk on a global scale.

The firm has invested in over 50 deep tech startups to-date.

Notable investments include:

  • Astranis, which is making satellite connectivity cheaper for billions without internet
  • Atom Computing, a quantum computing company
  • Faeth Therapeutics, a biotech using nutrition to fight cancer
  • Fleetzero, which is decarbonizing ocean freight with electric ships
  • Humane, which aims to transform how we interact with technology in the real world
  • Mission Barns, an an alternative meat company that uses cultivated fat technology
  • Radiant, which is building zero-emission portable fission reactors 
  • Skyryse, which makes air travel safer and more accessible through avionics innovation
  • Solugen, which turns sugar into chemicals, replacing petroleum
  • Twelve, which transforms CO2 into fossil-free essential chemicals
  • Venus Aerospace, a hypersonic defense and transportation startup

Cantos Venture Raises $50M for Third Fund. Congratulations to the entire team. I wish you great success in this endeavour.

Shishir Gupta, Founder and CEO, StartupLanes

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