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Seattle, USA
505 Fifth Avenue S.
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Seattle, WA, 98104


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Vulcan Capital

Vulcan Capital invests across all stages of corporate development through leveraged buyouts, growth capital, distressed/turnaround, and early-stage venture capital as well as public equity value investing.

The firm’s portfolio spans a range of industry sectors, including media and communications, energy and natural resources, financial and information services, technology, and life sciences.

Vulcan Capital is the private investment group of Vulcan Inc., the organization founded by Paul G. Allen, co-founder of Microsoft.

Recent Milestones


Company Date Round Size Participants
Scytl 4/2014Venture Round$40M1
Off Grid Electric 3/2014Venture Round$7M3
TRUECar 12/2013Private Equity$30M1
Freedom Financial Network 12/2013Private Equity$125M1
Shippable 12/2013Seed$2.05M5
Redfin 11/2013Series F$50M9
Flipkart 10/2013Series E$160M5
Zuora 9/2013Series E$50M10
Applied Proteomics 8/2013Series C$28M3
4INFO 8/2013Series E$8M5
Context Relevant 7/2013Series A$7M4
PTC Therapeutics 3/2013Private Equity$60M8 3/2013Series C$8M3
Wire 2013Seed$2.25M12
Calxeda 10/2012Series C$55M6
Avalanche Technology 7/2012Series D$30M6
Siluria Technologies 7/2012Series C$30M9
Sand 9 6/2012Series C$23M6
Evri 6/2012Series A$3.5M1
Sand 9 6/2012Series C$23M5
Avalanche Technology 1/2012Series C$11.5M6
4INFO 10/2011Series D$14M5
Redfin 10/2011Series E$14.8M6
SiOnyx 10/2010Series B$12.5M4
Gist 7/2010Venture Round$4M2
Bizo 11/2009Venture Round$6M4
Redfin 11/2009Series D$10M5
Smith & Tinker 8/2009Venture Round$29M5
Gist 5/2009Series A$6.75M2
Audience 2/2009Series E$15M4
BiPar Sciences 1/2009Series C$20M6
AltaRock Energy 8/2008Series B$26.3M4
Infinia 4/2008Series B$7M8
Infinia 2/2008Series B$50M7
Radar Networks 2/2008Series B$13M3
Evri 1/2008Series A$8M1
Redfin 7/2007Series C$12M5
Infinia 6/2007Series A$9.5M3
Tri Alpha Energy 5/2007Series C$40M4
BiPar Sciences 2/2007Series B$35M6
Ember 6/2006Venture Round$12M7
Redfin 5/2006Series B$8M4
Radar Networks 4/2006Series A$5M5
PTC Therapeutics 11/2005Private Equity$26.6M9
Raven Biotechnologies 10/2005Series D$48.3M12
MessageGate 4/2005Venture Round$5M5
BiPar Sciences 12/2004Series A$13M5
ZoomInfo 7/2004Series A$7M5
Blue Nile 7/2001Series C$7M5
Blue Nile 4/2000Series B$42M4



  1. Scytl Raises $40M in Funding ( [edit]
  2. Off Grid Electric gets $7M to ‘light Africa in a decade’ (exclusive) ( [edit]
  3. Raises $30M in Funding ( [edit]
  4. Freedom Financial Network Receives $125M Capital Commitment from vulcan capital ( [edit]
  5. Techstars Seattle Startup Shippable Raises $2.05M For Continuous Integration Platform Built On Docker ( [edit]
  6. Online Real Estate Veteran Redfin Lands $50M From Tiger Global, Investment Giant T. Rowe Price As It Looks To Gain Market Share In The U.S. ( [edit]
  7. Flipkart Raises Another $160M For Its Amazon-Style Indian E-Commerce Marketplace ( [edit]
  8. Zuora Lands $50M From Next World, Paul Allen, Marc Benioff & More To Help Fuel The Rise Of The Subscription Economy ( [edit]
  9. Applied Proteomics Closes $28M Series C Financing ( [edit]
  10. 4INFO Raises $8M in Funding ( [edit]
  11. Data Analysis Startup Context Relevant Raises $7M Series A Round ( [edit]
  12. PTC Therapeutics Completes $60M Financing ( [edit]
  13. Raises $8M Series C For Its Price Predictions Engine; Will Expand To More Categories, Improve Data Mining & Mobile Apps ( [edit]
  14. Wire, A Would-Be Snapchat Competitor From Ex-Amazon Engineers, Raises $1.8 Million ( [edit]
  15. Calxeda Raises $55 Million For ARM-Based, Low-Powered Server Chips ( [edit]
  16. Avalanche Amasses $30M to Bring MRAM Mainstream ( [edit]
  17. Siluria Technologies Raises $30 Million in Series C Funding to Commercialize Its Process Technology for Converting Natural Gas Into Commodity Chemicals and Transportation Fuels ( [edit]
  18. Intel Capital leads $23M investment in Sand 9 ( [edit]
  19. Spun Out Of Evri With $3.5M From Paul Allen, SportStream Brings Its Social Sports Platform To The iPad ( [edit]
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  21. Semiconductor startup Avalanche closes $11.5M funding round ( [edit]
  22. Mobile Advertising Company 4INFO Raises $14M From Paul Allen’s Vulcan Capital And Others ( [edit]
  23. Redfin Raises Another $14.8 Million To Reinvent The Real Estate Market ( [edit]
  24. SiOnyx socks away $12.5M in second round ( [edit]
  25. Gist Gets $4 Million and the Catalyst is the Cloud ( [edit]
  26. ZoomInfo Spin-Off Bizo Raises $6 Million ( [edit]
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  28. Smith & Tinker Secures $29 Million in Venture Funding ( [edit]
  29. How Foundry Group Got the Gist of T.A. McCann’s Startup: Anatomy of a Software Deal ( [edit]
  30. Audience Closes $15 Million In Series E Funding ( [edit]
  31. BiPar Sciences Raises $20 Million to Advance Clinical Programs ( [edit]
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  33. Infinia Raises $7M (Total B = $57m) ( [edit]
  34. Infinia Gets $50M For Solar Power Products ( [edit]
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  38. Infinia Raises $50M for Stirling Solar ( [edit]
  39. Nuclear fusion firm draws $40 million from VCs ( [edit]
  40. BiPar Sciences Raises $35 Million to Advance Pipeline of Novel PARP Inhibitor Cancer Drug Candidates ( [edit]
  41. Ember receives $12 million in new financing ( [edit]
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  46. In the Money MessageGate ( [edit]
  47. BiPar Sciences Raises $13 Million in Series A Financing ( [edit]
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