It Started with an Invention

Ours is a company founded and built on breakthroughs. The Caterpillar name was born when Benjamin Holt replaced the wheels on a tractor with a pair of tracks that moved like caterpillars — and we’ve been finding creative ways to solve problems every day since. It’s not just about being leading edge. It’s about giving our customers an edge. Innovation has always been our competitive advantage. And sustainable innovation is what will drive us forward.​


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Collaboration accelerates the pace of change. We’re proud to collaborate with industry, government and academic institutions around the world — sharing expertise and ideas as we work together to build a better, more sustainable world. Join us.

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Caterpillar Ventures makes strategic, minority-interest investments in early-stage startups. We’re here to help you grow and commercialize your business.

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