Investing Profile

Ian Rountree(39)


I have delusions of associated grandeur. I only care about founders who might change the world.

cantos.vcSan Francisco, California
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13 Investors

Connected to Josh Breinlinger (Turtle Ventures), Michael Ma, Ryan Gembala (Pathbreaker Ventures), and 10 other investors on Signal.

Vanderbilt University Network
Cantos Ventures General Partner
$400K - $1.3M
CompanyStageDateRound SizeTotal Raised
Dusty Robotics
Series BMay 2022$45M
Series AJun 2021$17M
Seed RoundNov 2019$5M
Pre Seed RoundAug 2018$2.2M
Seed RoundAug 2018$2.2M
Co-investors: Steve Anderson (Baseline Ventures), Alexander Niehenke (Scale Venture Partners), Richard Boyle (Canaan Partners), Avidan Ross (Root Ventures)
Mako Aerospace
Pre Seed RoundMay 2022$700K
Venus Aerospace
Series AApr 2022$20M
Seed RoundApr 2021
Seed RoundJan 2021$3.2M
Co-investors: Adam Draper (Boost VC), Brandon Simmons (Prime Movers Lab), Shane Neman
Series AMar 2022$13M
Co-investors: David Ulevitch (Andreessen Horowitz), Fred Wilson (Union Square Ventures), Arjun Sethi (Tribe Capital), Adam Draper (Boost VC), Josh Manchester (Champion Hill Labs), Dan Von Kohorn (Broom Ventures), Hank Vigil (Acequia Capital)
Atomos Space
Venture RoundJan 2022$5M
Co-investors: Steve Case (Revolution), Chris Denny-Brown (O'Shaughnessy Ventures), Danielle Morrill (XFactor Ventures), Riley Florsheim (Upheaval), Dylan Taylor
Sixfold Bioscience
Seed RoundDec 2021$2.2M
Co-investors: Charlie Pinto (Bling Capital), Ian McNish
Series AAug 2021$23M
Seed RoundJan 2020$2.6M
Series BAug 2021$72M
Series AMay 2020$14M
Seed RoundDec 2018$3.5M
Pre Seed RoundSep 2017$1.3M
Pre-SeedSep 2017$1.5M
Co-investors: Shaun Maguire (Sequoia Capital), Kris Fredrickson (Coatue), Drew Oetting (8VC), Fabrice Grinda (FJ Labs), Garrett Goldberg (BEE Partners), Michael Berolzheimer (BEE Partners), Zal Bilimoria (Refactor Capital)
Where the intersection of software, hardware, & wetware can create value in over a billion lives this decade––esp. industrial bio, aerospace, industrial robotics, next-gen computing hardware, and drug development.
CPG, mobile-first, ad/marketing/sales, hiring-tech, anything that could have been built more than 2-3 years ago. Nor cannabis, therapeutics, or medical devices.
Founder & Managing Partner Cantos Ventures2016 - Present
Agent, Chief of Staff Invisible Technologies, Inc.2015 - 2016
Manager The Mascot2013 - 2015
Associate Director of Corporate Relationships SoFi Inc.2013 - 2013
Associate Director of Bank Partnerships SoFi Inc.2012 - 2013
Marketing Manager - Ambassador Program Lead SoFi Inc.2012 - 2012
Revenue Cycle Analyst Huron Consulting Group2011 - 2012
Program Director Manna Project International2009 - 2010
Vanderbilt University Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) Political Science
McCallie School High School