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Cisco Investments


Investing in the next generation of entrepreneurs has always been closely coupled with Cisco's overall business strategy, and the Cisco Investments portfolio shows that Cisco has been a consistently active investor across a wide range of technologies and geographies.

Cisco Investments is a leading strategic investor in technology innovation. Cisco invests globally and partners with entrepreneurs to discover and accelerate disruptive technologies as well as new business models.

Who we are:

We are an active investor with more than 50 investment professionals with deep market and technology expertise located in major geographies, including US, China, India, Israel, and Europe. Cisco Investments currently has an active portfolio of $2B with over 75 direct investments around the world, and we also hold Limited Partner positions in over 35 funds globally.

Our Focus:

We are focused on strategic opportunities aligned with Cisco's businesses today, and we also keep a keen eye on potential future disruptions that will shape the broader, global market and ecosystem in a meaningful way to Cisco's customers and partners.

How we are different:

Cisco Investments combines the benefits of a corporate investor with that of traditional venture investing. Cisco has the financial strength to use a wide range of investment vehicles to foster innovation in the start-up community. Investment types range from small grants to seed-stage companies and winners of business plan competitions to larger equity investments in later stage and even pre-IPO companies.

In addition, with Cisco being an influential innovator and buyer of IT technology, a new focus for Cisco Investments is to accelerate the development of the portfolio companies by connecting them to Cisco IT, Cisco's business leaders as well as Cisco's network of partners and customers through our global events and programs, such as Cisco Live and Cisco's partner programs.

If you have an idea and want to be part of a select group of technology and market innovators, let's start a dialogue. To speak with an investment professional in your particular domain, please contact the appropriate member of the Cisco Investments Team. For general inquiries, please send email to

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