CMEA Ventures

San Francisco based venture capital firm that specializes in high technology, life sciences, and alternative energy investments

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About CMEA Ventures VC fund

Founded:
1997
Number of funds:
1
Number of investments:
70
Number of exits:
33
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Organization type:
Venture Capital

How CMEA Ventures VC fund invests

Average ticket size:
10.9M USD
Smallest investment:
2.24M USD
Biggest investment:
50M USD
Would lead round:
Yes
Would coinvest:
Yes
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Portfolio - latest investments by CMEA Ventures VC fund

Founders' reviews of CMEA Ventures VC fund

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Always on Time, Big Picture
For years CMEA has been a great resource and firm. Sumeet Jain is a strong partner and honest. My experience with Sumeet has been as a very early-stage founder, in fact we crossed paths before I even had a prototype. His openness to give advice and really listening to a vision has been surprising. Our start-up still isn't big enough to work with CMEA but I would love the opportunity to have a formal relationship with them.
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Chaotic but at Least Attentive
Meeting started late and one guy showed up just before the end. Made for a somewhat all-over-the-place Q&A as everyone wasn't quite on the same page. No one totally zoned out, which I take to be a good thing. For the most part they asked reasonable questions and expressed decent concerns. The rushed nature of the meeting showed itself when they asked (what I consider to be) a few uninformed questions, however.
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One of the Good Guys
Jim Watson is a world-class advisor who simply "gets it". There's no one I'd rather have on my Board than him.
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Solid Citizens
They do what they say they are going to. They don't lie, they don't cheat, and they don't steal. They think big, and long term. What more could you ask for"
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Cmea is Terrific
Terrific venture fund. They understand the importance of people and relationships, invest for the long-term and look out for the management and employees. Work very hard on behalf of their companies and are committed to building each business into a great company. They have great experience and contacts in the materials, energy and cleantech space. I would definitely work with them again.
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Jim Hornthal
Jim Hornthal is a Venture Partner at CMEA and is a talented, connected and high-octane guy. CMEA did not invest in my company but Jim is involved. He always says it as he sees it, respects managers, follows up on everything he says he will and works his rolodex as much as anyone I've ever met on the behalf of others. You'd be fortunate to get Jim involved in your company in any way.
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Terrific Small Firm
May not have a brand yet, but excellent to work with. No nonsense. Straight shooters. Fair terms.
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Outstanding Firm
May just be the best venture firm I've ever worked with. Smart, collaborative, and clearly committed to building each business, not just their portfolio.
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