Westcott LLC

Carl Westcott founded Westcott LLC in 1996 as an entrepreneurial private investment platform. Westcott LLC makes opportunistic investments across a broad array of industries and business models.

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Commodore Partners Ltd.

Founded in 2002, Commodore Partners is a Westcott-owned private equity firm that focuses on venture capital investments and the acquisition and development of real estate.

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Commodore Development LLC

Commodore Development LLC is a Westcott-owned development firm formed to develop the real estate assets of Commodore Partners and the Westcott family.

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Carl H. Westcott

Carl H. Westcott is Chairman of Westcott LLC and General Partner of Commodore Partners, Ltd., a real estate holding and development company.

In 1986, Mr. Westcott founded Westcott Communications. The company delivered education, training and information to various markets via interactive classrooms, private satellite television, and videotape. The company was sold in 1996 to KIII.

He founded First Extended Service Corporation in 1978, a processing firm for auto dealerships. FESC merged with AON Insurance Company in 2002.

He was a majority shareholder in Digital Witness which was formed in 2001 to develop and market video software solutions. The company was acquired by Westec Interactive Security, Inc. in November 2007.

He devotes much of his time to the Westcott Foundation. In 2003 Mr. Westcott received the Horatio Alger Award and was inducted as a Lifetime member of the Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans.

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Door, Inc. Raises $12 Million Series A For Flat-Fee Home Brokerage

The company closed the final chunk of an approximately $12 million Series A round, which was raised in multiple tranches. Door’s CEO, Alex Doubet, confirmed this in a phone interview with Crunchbase News.

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Immusoft Closes First Part of Series B Financing, New CEO to Lead Gene Therapy Company

Immusoft Corporation, a Seattle, Wash.-based gene therapy company, announced today it has closed a $3M initial tranche of a Series B financing. The full Series B is underway. The round is expected to provide Immusoft the funding it needs to complete its Phase I/II clinical trial in MPS-I (Mucopolysaccharidoses type I) and advance its pipeline, which uses its proprietary Immune System Programming (ISP™) approach to B cell modification for treating diseases.

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Investment update: The Curious AI Company raises $3.7 million

We’re delighted to announce funding in Helsinki-based The Curious AI Company, with a round that also includes Lifeline Ventures and Invus, along with new investors Data Collective, Jaan Tallinn, Court Westcott’s Cosmist Capital and Tekes, the Finnish Funding Agency for Innovation. The visionary AI specialist and AI-focused investor, Court Westcott leads the round and joins Curious AI’s board as chairman.

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Memphis Meats’ Lab-Grown Meat Raises $17M With Help From Bill Gates And Richard Branson

In another recent leap for lab grown meat, clean meat company Memphis Meats announced that it completed a $17 million Series A fundraising round that was led by Draper Fisher Jurvetson (DFJ), a leading venture capital firm that has also invested in SpaceX, Twitter and Tesla. The round included a number of notable investors including Richard Branson, Bill Gates and Suzy and Jack Welch. The round was also supported by food industry leaders including farm-to-table founding father Kimbal Musk and agriculture company Cargill Inc., the largest privately held corporation in the United States whose last declared revenues ($136.7 billion) would rank it number 15 on the Fortune 500.

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