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New York, NY, 10018
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530 Lytton Avenue
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Palo Alto, CA, 94301


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Harris & Harris Group

With some 25 tiny technology companies in our portfolio, Harris & Harris Group, Inc.®, is one of the most active nanotechnology investors in the world. They have funded companies developing nanoscale-enabled solutions in solid state lighting, emerging memory devices, printable electronics, material science discovery and mass-manufacturing, organic-inorganic hybrids, next-generation semiconductor devices and equipment, thermoelectric, photovoltaic and battery technologies, as well as in various life-science applications of nano-structured materials.

They participate in venture capital syndicates in most of their investments, alongside top-tier venture capital firms as well as strategic (corporate) investors. Increasingly, Harris & Harris Group is a lead investor. They believe in the classical early stage venture capital model and disciplines and that most technology-based start-ups can use all the help they can get from the diversified experiences, Rolodexes®, complimentary business networks, technical expertise, up-to-date customer connections and financial resources that a syndicate of professional venture capital investors can provide.

Harris & Harris Group will invest at any stage prior to a company’s initial public offering, and they will invest anywhere in the United States. Occasionally, they have also made private investments in publicly held companies (so-called “PIPE” investments). They have invested outside the United States, but rarely. Their current portfolio companies are distributed all across the country, plus one in Canada.

Harris & Harris Group is looking for scientific, technological, business and execution excellence. They are attracted to markets of significant size and back passionate entrepreneurs who want to change the world with their tiny technology-enabled products.

Proprietary, well-protected and highly differentiated technology is a prerequisite. But above all, they are eager to invest in companies with market-centric strategies that seek to define and dominate large product categories.

Recent Milestones


Company Date Round Size Participants
Metabolon 1/2014Series E$15M5
ABSMaterials 11/2013Series B$4M2
AgBiome 4/2013Series A$17.5M4
Nantero 11/2012Series D$10M5
D-Wave Systems 10/2012Venture Round$30M10
Kovio 7/2012Venture Round$7M4
OpGen 3/2012Series C$17M6
Senova Systems 1/2012Series B$6.7M2
BridgeLux 10/2011Venture Round$15M6
Contour Energy Systems 10/2011Series C$20M5
Metabolon 8/2011Series D$13.1M6
HZO 8/2011Series B$7M3
Kovio 6/2011Venture Round$15M7
Cobalt Technologies 5/2011Series D$20M5
Nano Terra 2/2011Debt$750k1
SiOnyx 10/2010Series B$12.5M4
Geo Semiconductor 9/2010Debt$2M2
Laser Light Engines 9/2010Series B$13M3
Adesto Technologies 6/2010Venture Round$3.5M4
Contour Energy Systems 2/2010Series B$14.2M4
Innovalight 1/2010Series D$18M8
Metabolon 12/2009Series C$6M7
Laser Light Engines 12/2009Debt$2M2
Cambrios Technologies 11/2009Series D$14.5M14
Innovalight 10/2009Venture Round$15M7
Kovio 7/2009Series E$20M11
Nextreme Thermal Solutions 7/2009Series B$21.4M4
Solazyme 6/2009Series D$11.6M6
BioVex 3/2009Series F$40M7
TetraVitae Bioscience 11/2008Series A$6.3M3
Cobalt Technologies 10/2008Series C$25M6
Solazyme 8/2008Series C$45.4M4
BridgeLux 4/2008Series D$30M6
D-Wave Systems 1/2008Series C$17M7
NanoGram 1/2008Series C$32M14
Kovio 9/2007Series D$19.5M9
BridgeLux 8/2007Series C$23M5
Xradia 3/2007Series D$7M1
Crystal IS 8/2006Series B$10.6M5
SiOnyx 6/2006Seed$750k1
NeoPhotonics 6/2006Series C$75M10
NanoOpto 6/2006Series D$5M6
Cswitch 5/2006Series B$30M8
D-Wave Systems 5/2006Series B$14M5
BridgeLux 4/2006Venture Round$8.5M3
NanoGram 1/2006Venture Round$18.7M8
Metabolon 1/2006Series B$8M4
Kovio 11/2005Venture Round$10M4
nanosys 11/2005Series D$41.5M16
Mersana Therapeutics 11/2005Venture Round$21M7
Molecular Imprints 9/2005Series C$17M6
Chlorogen 8/2005Series B$6M4
NeoPhotonics 7/2005Venture Round$1M1
NanoOpto 3/2005Series C$12M5
Nextreme Thermal Solutions 3/2005Series A$8M4
Cambrios Technologies 2/2005Series B$12M8



  1. Metabolon Raises $15M in Series E Financing ( [edit]
  2. ABSMaterials raises more than $4 million ( [edit]
  3. [edit]
  4. Nantero gets $10M to move product into commercialization ( [edit]
  5. D-Wave Systems Closes $30M Equity Funding ( [edit]
  6. VC Funding: Q3 2012 [edit]
  7. OpGen raises another $17 million in VC ( [edit]
  8. Senova Systems Raises $6.7M in Series B Financing ( [edit]
  9. Bridgelux Raises $15M in Funding ( [edit]
  10. Contour Energy Systems Completes over $20M Series C Financing ( [edit]
  11. Metabolon Secures $13.1M in Series D Financing ( [edit]
  12. HzO Completes $7M Funding ( [edit]
  13. Kovio Raises $15M in Equity Financing ( [edit]
  14. Cobalt Technologies Raises $20 Million To Make Plant-Based Jet Fuel And Paint ( [edit]
  15. Harris & Harris Group Announces Venture Debt Investment in Nano-Terra ( [edit]
  16. SiOnyx socks away $12.5M in second round ( [edit]
  17. GEO Semiconductor Pulls In $2M Debut-Equity Round ( [edit]
  18. Investors shine $13M Series B round on Laser Light Engines ( [edit]
  19. Adesto Technologies brings in $3.5M for memory products ( [edit]
  20. AltAssets ( [edit]
  21. Innovalight Raises $18M, SEC ( [edit]
  22. Metabolon, Inc.: Series C $6M ( [edit]
  23. Laser Light lands $2M in debt funding ( [edit]
  24. Cambrios lands $14.5M for electronic display components ( [edit]
  25. Solar ink maker Innovalight shines with $15M ( [edit]
  26. Kovio raises $20 million for chip-printing technology for tiniest radios and sensors ( [edit]
  27. SEC ( [edit]
  28. Solazyme Snags $57M to Make Algal Oil for Cars and Salad ( [edit]
  29. BioVex Raises $40 Million ( [edit]
  30. EDGAR [edit]
  31. Cobalt Biofuels Raises $25 Million to Commercialize Next Generation Biofuel -- Biobutanol ( [edit]
  32. Algae Oil Maker Solazyme Gets $45.4 Million More ( [edit]
  33. Bridgelux SECURES $40 MILLION IN FINANCING ( [edit]
  34. Quantum computing firm bags $17m more in funding ( [edit]
  35. NanoGram Corporation Raises $32M to Extend Solar Technology and Advanced Materials Solutions to Commercial Scale ( [edit]
  36. Kovio raises $19.4M for printed electronics ( [edit]
  37. $23M Series C Round Positions Bridgelux for Dynamic Expansion ( [edit]
  38. Xradia raises $7M for 3D x-ray microscopes and imaging ( [edit]
  39. Crystal IS, Inc. Raises $10.6 Million in Second Round Financing. ( [edit]
  40. EDGAR [edit]
  41. EDGAR [edit]
  42. NanoOpto raises $5m in series D funding ( [edit]
  43. Cswitch Closes $30 Million Second Round Investment ( [edit]
  44. Quantum Computer Pioneer D-Wave Systems Secures Funding ( [edit]
  45. eLite Optoelectronics Raises $8.5 Million in Venture Capital Funding, Changes Name to BridgeLux, Inc. ( [edit]
  46. NanoGram Raises Funds to Accelerate Commercialization and Partnership Programs ( [edit]
  47. Metabolon Closes $8 Million Series B Funding Round ( [edit]
  48. EDGAR [edit]
  49. EDGAR [edit]
  50. Mersana Therapeutics, Inc. Completes $21 Million Financing ( [edit]
  52. Chlorogen closing in on $6 million funding round ( [edit]
  53. Harris & Harris Group Invests Additional $1 Million in NeoPhotonics, Notes Merger of NeoPhotonics with Photon Technology ( [edit]
  54. NanoOpto Announces Closing on $12M of C-Round Venture Financing ( [edit]
  55. Nextreme Thermal Solutions Raises $8 Million ( [edit]
  56. Cambrios Technology Announces $12 Million Series B Round ( [edit]
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