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byucougarcapital.com

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About BYU Cougar Capital

Cougar Capital is a student-run venture capital and private equity fund run by 2nd-year MBA students at the Marriott School at Brigham Young University.

Headquarters Location

640 Tanner Building

Provo, Utah, 84602,

United States

801-422-8377

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Latest BYU Cougar Capital News

GrainChain Raises $29M in Funding

Feb 18, 2023

Backers included Overstock, Pelion Venture Partners, Brigham Young University (via BYU Cougar Capital) and others. The company, which has raised a total of $39.7m, intends to use the funds to accelerate growth in the U.S. and Latin America. Led by CEO and Co-Founder Luis Macias, GrainChain is a technology company that provides a suite of products that helps facilitate transactions and financing to agricultural players by digitizing the supply chain and reducing counterparty risk. Its software ecosystem connects and enhances supply chain visibility for all players, empowering producers and suppliers while reducing risks to lenders and buyers. With agriculture markets facing substantial economic challenges over the last few years, the company has increasingly focused on facilitating access to liquidity for producers to help them run their operations seamlessly. GrainChain has been supporting operations for MasterBarter in Brazil since 2020, one of four regions where the company currently operates (along with the U.S., Mexico and Central America). FinSMEs

BYU Cougar Capital Investments

9 Investments

BYU Cougar Capital has made 9 investments. Their latest investment was in GrainChain as part of their Series B on February 16, 2023.

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BYU Cougar Capital Investments Activity

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Date

Round

Company

Amount

New?

Co-Investors

Sources

2/16/2023

Series B

GrainChain

$19M

Yes

9

6/24/2021

Series B

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$99M

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10

4/6/2017

Series A

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$99M

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10

2/7/2017

Series B

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$99M

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10

2/4/2016

Series A

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$99M

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Date

2/16/2023

6/24/2021

4/6/2017

2/7/2017

2/4/2016

Round

Series B

Series B

Series A

Series B

Series A

Company

GrainChain

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Amount

$19M

$99M

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$99M

New?

Yes

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Co-Investors

Sources

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4 Team Members

BYU Cougar Capital has 4 team members, including , .

Name

Work History

Title

Status

Gary Williams

Founder

Current

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Gary Williams

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