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CMEA Capital

CMEA Capital is a venture capital firm with a clear focus on life sciences, high technology, and energy and materials investments. We believe that the most successful venture backed companies are those that are science based, with experienced teams that have a vision. As a result, CMEA typically invests in companies that have cutting edge and highly differentiated technology at their core and founding teams of the highest caliber still in place. These are companies that have the potential to transform their industries.

CMEA Capital was founded in 1989 and maintains offices in San Francisco and Menlo Park. We invest in both early and late stage science-focused ventures, and leverage a strong network of corporate, investment, and entrepreneurial relationships on behalf of portfolio companies. Our partners and associates have extensive science, engineering, and operational backgrounds, providing us the confidence to look beyond today’s technology. We apply our focus on science and teams to our collaborations with entrepreneurs and venture investment partners who are changing the world, one great company at a time.

Recent Milestones


Company Date Round Size Participants
Neos Therapeutics 3/2014Series C$15.5M4
Auspex Pharmaceuticals 1/2014Series E$20M5
MediaSpike 11/2013Series A$5.2M10
AirTight Networks 7/2013Series D$10M6
Spitfire Pharma 4/2013Venture Round$500k1
RSI (Reel Solar Inc) 3/2013Seed$4M4
SurgiQuest 12/2012Series D$7.5M5
Auspex Pharmaceuticals 11/2012Series D$25M4
MediaSpike 7/2012Seed7
WorkingPoint 4/2012Venture Round$188k1
Bionic Panda Games 4/2012Venture Round$800k1
Luminate 2/2012Series C$10.7M6
Graffiti 12/2011Seed$1.6M6
Zaarly 10/2011Series A$14.2M6
Contour Energy Systems 10/2011Series C$20M5
Blekko 9/2011Venture Round$30M4
Beautylish 9/2011Angel$1M5
Ardelyx 8/2011Series B$30M3
Danotek Motion Technologies 8/2011Series B$15M4
SurgiQuest 7/2011Series C$19M5
Sorbent Therapeutics 6/2011Series B$36M5
Jobvite 5/2011Series C$15M3
Multigig 12/2010Series C$10M3
Auspex Pharmaceuticals 10/2010Series C$12M3
Sorbent Therapeutics 9/2010Series B$21.8M4
Luminate 7/2010Series B$12M4
Baxano 6/2010Series C$30M6
Tetraphase Pharmaceuticals 6/2010Series C$45M6
Contour Energy Systems 2/2010Series B$14.2M4
Danotek Motion Technologies 12/2009Venture Round$13.2M4
Solaria 12/2009Debt$7M7
Blekko 11/2009Series C$2.5M2
Jobvite 9/2009Series B$8.25M2
Blekko 7/2009Series C$11.5M2
Schooner Information Technology 7/2009Series B$20M3
Intellikine 7/2009Series B$51M6
Visiogen 5/2009Series D$40M7
Pyxis Technology 4/2009Series C$3M4
Ambrx 4/2009Series D$10M7
Luminate 3/2009Series A$5.75M8
Superprotonic 1/2009Series C$8M4
Intermolecular 1/2009Series D$20M4
Symwave 12/2008Series C$10.2M2
Solyndra 12/2008Series E$220M5
Danotek Motion Technologies 11/2008Venture Round$14.5M3
Evolution Robotics 11/2008Series B$13.9M3
Triporati 8/2008Venture Round$6M5
Tetraphase Pharmaceuticals 8/2008Series A$15M5
Multigig 5/2008Series B$12.5M3
Untangle 5/2008Series B$8M2
SpikeSource 4/2008Series C$20M5
NuScale Power 3/2008Venture Round$2.65M1
Luminus Devices 3/2008Series E$72M3
TrueDemand Software 2/2008Series C$2.7M3
InSound Medical 2/2008Series E$11M3
Jobvite 12/2007Series A$7.2M1
Relypsa 10/2007Series A$33M6
Schooner Information Technology 10/2007Series A$15M2
Netbooks 9/2007Series A$6.9M2
Cnano Technology 7/2007Venture Round$6M3
Cnano Technology 7/2007Series A$6M3
AirTight Networks 4/2007Series C$14.5M6
Phenomix 3/2007Series C$55M10
LiveOps 2/2007Series C$28M4
Telsima 1/2007Venture Round$50M4
Untangle 12/2006Series A$10.5M2
Strix Systems 10/2006Venture Round$7M6
Intermolecular 9/2006Series C$27.6M3
TrueDemand Software 8/2006Series B$8M3
Amitive 8/2006Series A$16M2
Codexis 8/2006Series D$37M5
Pyxis Technology 6/2006Series B$9.2M4
AWR Corporation 2/2006Venture Round$6.4M5
Telsima 12/2005Series C$20M4
Agility Design Solutions 12/2005Series B$7M3
Raven Biotechnologies 10/2005Series D$48.3M12
Teros 4/2005Series D$8M7
Perlegen Sciences 2/2005Series D$74M15
LiveOps 4/2004Series B$22M2



  1. Neos Therapeutics Raises $15.5M in Series C Financing ( [edit]
  2. Auspex Raises $35 Million and Appoints Industry Veteran Gerald Proehl to its Board of Directors ( [edit]
  3. MediaSpike Raises $5.2M To Bring More Product Placement To Mobile And Social Games ( [edit]
  4. AirTight Networks Closes $10M Series D Financing ( [edit]
  5. VC Funding: Q2 2013 source [edit]
  6. Reel Solar raises $4M for stealthy greentech ( [edit]
  7. SurgiQuest Closes $18.5M Equity and Debt Financing ( [edit]
  8. Auspex Pharmaceuticals Closes $25 Million Series D Financing ( [edit]
  9. [edit]
  10. VC Funding: Q2 2012 source [edit]
  11. VC Funding: Q2 2012 source [edit]
  12. Nokia, Google Ventures And Others Put $10.7M In ‘AdSense For Images,’ Luminate ( [edit]
  13. VC Funding: 2014 Source [edit]
  14. Local Marketplace And Minion-Finder Zaarly Raises $14.1 Million ( [edit]
  15. Contour Energy Systems Completes over $20M Series C Financing ( [edit]
  16. Search Engine Blekko Raises $30 Million From Russian Search Giant Yandex And Others ( [edit]
  17. Citation Needed [add]
  18. Ardelyx, Inc. Closes $30M Series B Financing ( [edit]
  19. Danotek Motion Technologies Raises $15M in Series B Financing ( [edit]
  20. SurgiQuest Locates $19M To Improve Surgical Access ( [edit]
  21. Sorbent Therapeutics Completes $36 Million Series B Financing for Net of $53 Million ( [edit]
  22. Exclusive: Jobvite Recruits $15 Million In Funding For Social Hiring Applications ( [edit]
  23. Multigig Raises US$10m in Series C Financing ( [edit]
  24. Auspex Pharmaceuticals, Inc.: $12M Series C ( [edit]
  25. Sorbent Raises $21.8M Series B, Names New CEO ( [edit]
  26. Google Ventures-Backed Pixazza Raises $12 Million For Crowdsourced ‘AdSense For Images’ ( [edit]
  27. Baxano, Inc.: Series C $30M ( [edit]
  28. Tetraphase hauls in $45M C round to back antibiotic work ( [edit]
  29. AltAssets ( [edit]
  30. hosla Bets on Wind, Joins GE to Back Danotek ( [edit]
  31. Solaria raises $7M to develop solar panels ( [edit]
  32. Citation Needed [add]
  33. S.F.-Based JobVite Raises $8.25 Million in Second Round ( [edit]
  34. Stealth Search Engine Blekko Raises $11.5 Million ( [edit]
  36. Intellikine, Inc.: Series B $51M ( [edit]
  37. Visiogen, Inc.: Series D $40M ( [edit]
  38. Pyxis Raises $3 Million ( [edit]
  39. Ambrx, Inc.: Series D $10M ( [edit]
  40. Pixazza Raises $5.75 Million In First Round ( [edit]
  41. Superprotonic Garners $8,000,000 Series C Round ( [edit]
  42. Intermolecular lands $20M to improve semiconductor manufacture ( [edit]
  43. Symwave raises $10.2M for “sync-and-go” apps ( [edit]
  44. Solyndra Series E Financing Tops $200M ( [edit]
  45. Danotek Motion Technologies Powering the Wind with $14.5 Million from CMEA Ventures, StatoilHydro and GE ( [edit]
  46. Evolution Robotics Raises $13.88 Million from CMEA Ventures, Vodafone, Idealab and Quercus Trust ( [edit]
  47. Triporati Receives $6,000,000 New Financing ( [edit]
  48. Equity Help Desk ( [edit]
  49. VentureBeat ( [edit]
  50. VentureBeat ( [edit]
  51. SpikeSource launches software platform, gets $10M from Intel ( [edit]
  52. NuScale Power, Inc. Obtains $2,649,900 New Funding ( [edit]
  53. Luminus Devices Closes $72 Million Venture Capital Investment ( [edit]
  54. EDGAR [edit]
  55. InSound Medical takes in $11M for “invisible” hearing aids — albeit ones that have been on the shelf for a while ( [edit]
  56. [edit]
  57. Amgen, Relypsa and the art of the biotech-spinout-startup-restart ( [edit]
  58. Schooner Raises $15 Million ( [edit]
  59. NetBooks has raised $6.9M in Series A ( [edit]
  60. Cnano raises $6M for carbon nanotubes ( [edit]
  61. Citation Needed [add]
  62. AirTight Networks, wireless intrusion prevention co., raises $14.5M ( [edit]
  64. Benchmark backs LiveOps $28M round ( [edit]
  65. WiMAX company, Telsima, raises $25M in debt ( [edit]
  66. Metavize Becomes "Untangle," Announces New Executive Team And $10 Million In Series A Financing ( [edit]
  67. EDGAR [edit]
  68. Intermolecular, a secretive nanotech company, raises $27.62M ( [edit]
  69. TrueDemand Software Secures $8 Million in B-Round Funding, Capping Successful First Year Dedicated to Product and Partnership Development. ( [edit]
  70. EDGAR [edit]
  71. Codexis Raises 37 Million In Series D Private Financing ( [edit]
  72. Santa Clara's Pyxis Technology raises $9.2M ( [edit]
  73. EDGAR [edit]
  74. India's VC Race Boosts Telsima ( [edit]
  75. EDGAR [edit]
  77. EDGAR [edit]
  78. Perlegen Raises $74 Million to Apply Pharmacogenomics to Late-Stage Drug Pipeline. ( [edit]
  79. AlarmClock ( [edit]
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