Anzu Partners Launches Second VC Fund for Breakthrough Industrial Technologies

SAN DIEGO, Calif., April 18, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Anzu Partners, a venture capital and private equity firm that invests in breakthrough industrial technologies, today announced that it has launched its second fund, Anzu Industrial Capital Partners II L.P. and AICP II Limited, targeting $150 million USD (Anzu Industrial Fund II). Similar to Anzu’s first fund, which closed in December 2017 at $128 million USD, Fund II is investing in U.S. and Canada-based private industrial technology companies that innovate in manufacturing, materials, monitoring & measurement, and modeling.

Anzu held its first closing for Fund II in March 2019, with current commitments exceeding $110 million, and expects a final close in mid-2019. Anzu will commence investing into Fund II immediately.

Anzu Partners’ senior leadership comprises Managing Partners David Michael, David Seldin, and Whitney Haring-Smith. The Anzu professional team of 25 staff includes six PhDs in technical disciplines. The fund’s investors include institutions, family offices, and individuals across the U.S. and overseas. The firm has offices in Boston, MA, San Diego, CA, Tampa, FL, and Washington, DC.

“We see a very strong pipeline of investment opportunities in our targeted space, and we are delighted with the support we have received from our investor community that has enabled us to establish Fund II,” said David Michael, Managing Partner.

Earlier this year, the firm celebrated the successful exit of their investment in Axsun Technologies, and announced its newest investment with Liquid Instruments, a developer of precision test and measurement equipment, whose core technology originated at California Institute of Technology and the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL).

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Anzu Partners is a venture capital and private equity firm that invests in breakthrough industrial technologies. Anzu teams with entrepreneurs to develop and commercialize technological innovations by providing capital and deep expertise in business development, market positioning, global connectivity, and operations. For more information, please visit On Twitter: @anzupartners.

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