Sutter Hill Ventures

Founded in 1964, Sutter Hill Ventures considers investments in promising companies of all sectors, but has extensive experience in sectors such as internet software and services, network equipment, semiconductors, biomedicine, and supply chain management. The firm invests in all parts of the United States focusing on early stage deals. Sutter offers expertise in developing business strategy and partnerships, building management teams, and financing companies in both public and private markets.

Len Baker

MD

Tench Coxe

MD

Stefan Dyckerhoff

MD

Doug Mohr

MD

Sam Pullara

MD

Andy Sheehan

Partner

Mike Speiser

MD

David Sweet

MD

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Dave Weiper

Partner

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James N. White

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Jim White

Managing Partner

Bill Younger

MD

312 past transactions

Acceleron Pharma

Series C in 2007
Biopharmaceutical company engaged in developing, manufacturing and commercializing novel biotherapeutics

Drais Pharmaceuticals

Series A in 2012
Drais Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is a venture capital supported drug development company with an exciting new business model. Through strong relationships with Astellas Pharma Inc. and our venture capital investors - InterWest Partners, Sutter Hill Ventures, and Astellas Venture Management LLC, we have created multiple virtual companies to enable the development of interesting novel compounds in a variety of therapeutic areas. Our focus is on early stage development through proof of concept. Our business model relies on a small internal team who provide drug development services to those virtual companies via vendors and CROs. Our internal experts are able to move compounds rapidly through key development milestones and decision points, thus de-risking programs early in development.

Pacific Biosciences

Series F in 2010
Pacific Biosciences designs, develops, and manufactures sequencing systems to resolve genetically complex problems. Its single molecule real-time (SMRT) sequencing technology enables single molecule real-time detection of biological processes. Pacific Biosciences offers PacBio RS II and Sequel Systems that conducts, monitors, and analyzes single molecule biochemical reactions in real time. It also provides consumable products, including SMRT cells, as well as various reagent kits, such as template preparation, binding, and sequencing kits. Pacific Biosciences' customers include research institutions; commercial laboratories; genome centers; clinical, government, and academic institutions; genomics service providers; pharmaceutical companies; and agricultural companies. It markets its products through a direct sales force in North America and Europe, as well as primarily through distribution partners in Asia, the Middle East, and Latin America. Joseph Bonventre and Stephen Turner founded Nanofluidics in 2000 that laterbecame Pacific Biosciences. Its headquarters is in Menlo Park in California.

e-Rewards

Private Equity Round in 2008
e-Rewards®, Inc. (ERI) is the global leader in permission-based digital data collection and reporting. From its inception in 1999, e-Rewards, Inc. has become recognized in the market research industry for setting high quality standards through the combination of innovative technology and proven research practices – all toward helping clients discover insights that lead to greater understanding. With over 1,200 employees worldwide and 6 million panelists around the globe, that “world of understanding” is becoming more and more attainable. The company has 25 offices around the world and operates through its business units Research Now, e-Miles, Peanut Labs, Conversition and iPinion, Inc., and is headquartered in Plano, Texas.

RF Pixels, Inc.

Seed Round in 2016
RF Pixels is a technology company that provides next generation wireless solutions, enabling 5G.

Drobo

Series B in 2006
Data storage and computer back up

Verinata Health

Series C in 2011
Verinata is driven by a sole, extraordinary purpose – maternal and fetal health. Our initial focus is to develop and offer non-invasive tests for early identification of fetal chromosomal abnormalities using our proprietary technologies. We aim to reduce the anxiety associated with today's multi-step process, the unacceptable false-positive rates, the non-specific and sometimes confusing results of current prenatal screening methods, as well as the risk of current invasive procedures. In support of national guidelines recommending first trimester aneuploidy risk assessment, we believe women who desire such an assessment should be offered a single blood draw test with a definitive result. Verinata is conducting a prospective, blinded pivotal study to clinically validate the sensitivity and specificity of its first prenatal test on a large scale with results of the study expected in 2011.

Virobay

Series B in 2014
Virobay, Inc. operates as an anti-viral drug discovery and development company. It engages in developing, investigating, and creating treatments for hepatitis C, such as protease and polymerase inhibitors. The company was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in Menlo Park, California.

Lacework

Series D in 2021
Lacework, Inc. provides a cloud security platform. The company offers Polygraph, a solution for cloud workload security; a solution that integrates with the cloud provider’s security that secures customer accounts, workloads, and data; and detects the anomaly and deliver actionable insights to remediate incidents. Its solutions include AWS deployments protection; continuous compliance; workload security; container security; and applications and services in the cloud using DevOps processes and automated tools. The company was incorporated in 2014 and is based in Mountain View, California.

Sila Nanotechnologies

Series A in 2011
Sila Nanotechnologies is an electronics company that offers new battery materials chemistry. It works directly with leading consumer electronics and automotive OEMs to help accelerate product roadmaps, and partners with battery manufacturers commercial cell production. The company was founded in 2011 and headquartered in California, United States.

Laserlike

Venture Round in 2015
Laserlike is a computer software company that specializes in the fields of that develops web-scale content search, discovery, and personalization platform. using advanced machine learning. Its mission is to deliver high-quality information and diverse perspectives on any topic from the entire web.

Horizon Pharma

Series B in 2007
Horizon Therapeutics operates as a biopharmaceutical company. It focuses on the development of prescription drugs for mild to moderate pain relief and arthritis. The company's product candidates include HZT-501, a proprietary fixed-dose combination formulation of NSAID and ibuprofen; and HZT-602, a combination oral drug product consisting of naproxen and famotidine. Horizon Therapeutics is based in Northbrook, Illinois, and was founded in 2005.

Sigma Computing, Inc.

Series C in 2021
Sigma Computing is the first company to truly deliver on the promise of self-service analytics and business intelligence (A&BI). Inspired by the spreadsheet knowledge workers were raised on, the Sigma Spreadsheet interface empowers anyone - from the data team to analysts and domain experts at every level- to analyze data, without code or extracts, and make insight-driven decisions quickly. Sigma is powering an iterative and community-driven approach to A&BI that aligns business goals with analysis and frees data experts to focus on more innovative, fulfilling initiatives.

e-Rewards

Venture Round in 1999
e-Rewards®, Inc. (ERI) is the global leader in permission-based digital data collection and reporting. From its inception in 1999, e-Rewards, Inc. has become recognized in the market research industry for setting high quality standards through the combination of innovative technology and proven research practices – all toward helping clients discover insights that lead to greater understanding. With over 1,200 employees worldwide and 6 million panelists around the globe, that “world of understanding” is becoming more and more attainable. The company has 25 offices around the world and operates through its business units Research Now, e-Miles, Peanut Labs, Conversition and iPinion, Inc., and is headquartered in Plano, Texas.

Benu Networks

Venture Round in 2017
Benu Networks is a privately held telecommunications software company led by an experienced team that is headquartered in Billerica, Massachusetts, USA. Benu Networks is a leading software and solutions provider, simplifying the industry’s most complex edge networks. With a comprehensive set of products and innovative solutions coupled with over a decade in the industry, Benu Networks delivers solutions to instantly transform legacy networks, elastically manage services, and carve the path to 5G. Backed by leading venture capital funds, Benu Networks has received funding from Sutter Hill Ventures, Liberty Global Venture, Comcast Ventures, Spark Capital, and ARRIS Group, Inc.

SiFive, Inc.

Series E in 2020
SiFive designs chips for the semiconductor industry. It offers the system on a chip for the microcontroller, embedded, IoT, and wearable applications; and toolset to provide debug capabilities. SiFive brings the power of open source and software automation to the semiconductor industry, making it possible to develop new hardware faster and more affordably than ever before. With our platform for rapidly designing, testing, and building RISC‑V-based core IP and chips, we’re accelerating the pace of innovation for businesses large and small.

K2 Optronics

Series B in 2001
K2 Optronics specializes in designing, developing, and manufacturing analog and digital transmission lasers for the cable television (CATV), telecommunications, sensing, and test and measurement industries.

Youku

Series D in 2008
Youku is a Chinese video-sharing website that enables users to search, view, and share high-quality video content across multiple devices. Employing the tri-networks integration model, Youku’s online video content ranges from user-generated content and self-produced serials to licensed professional content. Its platform offers a space for individuals and institutions to upload and share their treasured moments, independent films, viral videos, and other creations. Youku was first listed on the New York Stock Exchange on December 18, 2010. As of 2007, the company had raised over $40 million in funds, which came from existing investors, including Maverick Capital, Brookside Capital (an affiliate of Bain Capital, LLC), Sutter Hill Ventures, Farallon Capital, and China-based Chengwei Ventures, LLC. In the same year, AC Nelson Co. announced that Youku's overall video viewing (VV) rate had exceeded 100 million, and the daily UV rate exceeded 12 million. On March 12, 2012, Youku reached an agreement to acquire Tudou in a stock-for-stock transaction, the new entity being named Youku Tudou, Inc. Youku's major competitors include Tencent Video, 163 Video, and Sohu Video.
Portola Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, develops and commercializes novel therapeutics in the areas of thrombosis, and other hematologic disorders and inflammation in Europe and the United States. Its lead product Andexxa, an antidote for the treatment of rivaroxaban and apixaban under the Ondexxya Brand. The company offers Bevyxxa (betrixaban), an oral, once-daily Factor Xa inhibitor for the prevention of venous thromboembolism in adult patients for an acute medical illness. It also develops cerdulatinib, an investigational oral, dual spleen tyrosine kinase, and janus kinases inhibitor for the treatment of hematologic cancers; and Syk inhibitors. Portola Pharmaceuticals, Inc. has collaboration agreements with Bristol-Myers Squibb; Pfizer Inc.; Daiichi Sankyo, Inc.; Bayer Pharma, AG; Takeda, Ora, Inc.; Astellas Pharma Inc.; and Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. The company was founded in 2003 and is headquartered in South San Francisco, California. As of July 1, 2020, Portola Pharmaceuticals, Inc. operates as a subsidiary of Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Horizon Pharma

Series C in 2007
Horizon Therapeutics operates as a biopharmaceutical company. It focuses on the development of prescription drugs for mild to moderate pain relief and arthritis. The company's product candidates include HZT-501, a proprietary fixed-dose combination formulation of NSAID and ibuprofen; and HZT-602, a combination oral drug product consisting of naproxen and famotidine. Horizon Therapeutics is based in Northbrook, Illinois, and was founded in 2005.

Observe Inc.

Series A in 2022
Observe Inc. develops an online platform for log analytics, infrastructure monitoring, and application performance management. The company’s platform observes and manages data; creates landing pages to provide top issues and the overall health of the system; structures and relates the data to ingest; and investigates service incidents using worksheets. The company was founded in 2017 and is based in San Mateo, California.
Threshold is a biotechnology company focused on the discovery and development of drugs targeting Tumor Hypoxia, the low oxygen condition found in microenvironments of most solid tumors. This approach offers broad potential to treat most solid tumors. By selectively targeting tumor cells, they are building a pipeline of drugs that hold promise to be more effective and less toxic to healthy tissues than conventional anticancer drugs.

Mentor Graphics Corporation

Seed Round in 1981
Mentor Graphics specializes electronic design automation, providing software and hardware design solutions that enable companies to develop electronic products faster and more cost-effectively.

Skyport Systems

Series C in 2016
Skyport Systems develops Hyper-Secured Infrastructure (HSI) that ensures the security of mission-critical IT and corporate assets, with tight integration of compute, security, virtualization and policy management. Skyport’s SkySecure System is an engineered hardware, software and service stack. It operates as a single turn-key system inclusive of all necessary software and hardware and provides continuous protection and integrity verification for application workloads and their underlying hardware and software.

Room 77

Seed Round in 2010
Room 77, Inc. operates a hotel room database and search engine. It allows travelers to compare pricing across various travel sites and hotels online. It allows users to search for rates and discounts in various government, military, automobile club, and senior/AARP hotels; and search for hotels in the United States. The company offers its services on Web, as well as via iPhone and Android applications. Room 77, Inc. was formerly known as Expert Media, Inc. The company was founded in 2009 and is based in Sunnyvale, California. As of March 5, 2019, Room 77, Inc. operates as a subsidiary of HotelPlanner.com.

Glassdoor

Series E in 2013
Glassdoor is a job and recruiting sites that operates online jobs and career community. It helps employees, job seekers, employers, and recruiters in finding and sharing information about the companies and jobs that include company reviews, interview questions and reviews, office photos, salary details, and information to make career decisions. Rich Barton, Robert Hohman, and Tim Besse founded June 2007, with its headquarters in Mill Valley in California. Glassdoor operates worldwide.

Astronomer, Inc.

Series C in 2022
Astronomer’s mission is to help organizations realize the potential of Apache Airflow. Building on the foundation of Astronomer Cloud, the market-leading Airflow as a Servic offering, Astronomer is developing new standards of scale, performance, and reliability and leading the way to enterprise-grade Airflow.

Adexa, Inc.

Private Equity Round in 2000
Adexa, Inc. provides enterprise business planning and performance management solutions that link strategic, financial, and supply chain planning. The company offers enterprise global planning system (eGPS) that provides sales, inventory, operations, demand, inventory, supply chain, and collaborative demand planning; and factory planning and scheduling, network optimizer, available-to-promise, supplier visibility and planning, and supply chain and performance management solutions. It provides strategic business services that include supply chain diagnostic, supply chain network design, demand management, inventory optimization, and supply chain system selections; value assessment methodology; benchmark analysis; and business solutions-as-a-service (B-SaaS) that delivers various levels of software and service support. The company’s solutions combine sales and operation planning, supply chain planning, plant planning and sequencing, ATP/CTP, network optimization, demand planning, and multi echelon inventory optimization in a data model. It serves customers in semiconductor, electronics, consumer packaged goods, industrial, soft goods, chemicals and healthcare, aerospace, and automotive industries. Adexa, Inc. was formerly known as Paragon Management Systems, Inc. and changed its name to Adexa, Inc. in February 2000. The company was founded in 1994 and is based in Los Angeles, California. It has international offices in Canada, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.

Kineto Wireless

Series A in 2001
Internet protocol-based services and solutions for mobile operators acquired by taqua on the 09-04-2014

InfoMedics

Venture Round in 2000
InfoMedics develops patient-physician communications programs that improves brand awareness, patient adherence and physician acceptance, and brand preferences. It offers its users with Brand Accelerator, a program in which patients are surveyed about their experiences taking a medication at a specific location. Treatment Educator is used to convey information about proper product usage to patients. Adherence Driver is a customized solution that targets patients’ individual behavioral challenges, addresses them head on, and connects patients to their prescribing physicians. The company also offers its users with services in the development and publication of manuscripts, abstracts and posters, and presentations based on the data generated from its patient feedback programs. InfoMedics is a U.S.-based company that was founded in 1995 and the company was acquired by Physicians Interactive on December 3, 2012.

Pure Storage, Inc.

Series C in 2011
Pure Storage is pioneering a new class of enterprise storage that has been designed from the ground up to take full advantage of flash memory. The company's products accelerate random I/O-intensive applications like server virtualization, desktop virtualization (VDI), database (OLTP, rich analytics/OLAP, SQL, NoSQL), and cloud computing. Pure Storage makes it cost effective to broadly deploy flash within the data center, enabling organizations to manage growth within existing power and space constraints. Launching later this year, the company's products are in private beta with select customers. Pure Storage is funded by Greylock Partners and Sutter Hill Ventures.

CodeSignal

Seed Round in 2015
CodeSignal, Inc. develops and operates a cloud-based coding and recruiting platform to discover, develop, and promote technical talent. It applies game mechanics that offer developers online computer programming for both instructional and recruiting purposes. The company’s platform creates custom tests for employers that are calibrated with interview process and creates assessments that test more than data structures and algorithms. CodeSignal, Inc. was formerly known as BrainFights, Inc. and changed its name to CodeSignal, Inc. in October 2020. The company was founded in 2014 and is based in San Francisco, California.

Glassdoor

Series F in 2015
Glassdoor is a job and recruiting sites that operates online jobs and career community. It helps employees, job seekers, employers, and recruiters in finding and sharing information about the companies and jobs that include company reviews, interview questions and reviews, office photos, salary details, and information to make career decisions. Rich Barton, Robert Hohman, and Tim Besse founded June 2007, with its headquarters in Mill Valley in California. Glassdoor operates worldwide.

Forterra Systems

Venture Round in 2009
Forterra Systems is a San Matteo, California-based company that creates 3D virtual environments used for meetings, training, events, and collaboration within corporations, government agencies and health care organizations. The OLIVE (On-Line Interactive Virtual Environment) software platform uses industry standard PC hardware and networks. Customers can rapidly deploy realistic, collaborative, 3D Internet solutions that scale from small group applications to large scale simulated environments supporting many hundreds of concurrent users. The OLIVE based virtual worlds have an experience close to a live, face-to-face meeting that is more engaging and immersive than audio and web conferencing yet still eliminates the need to travel. The software is used by leading companies like Thomson Reuters, Lockheed Martin, Accenture, and the US Army. Forterra Systems partners with IBM, Accenture, and Autodesk.

FoundationDB

Series A in 2013
FoundationDB is a scalable NoSQL database with high-performance multi-key ACID transactions that support multiple data models. The company started in 2009 by Nick Lavezzo, Dave Rosenthal, and Dave Scherer to address the lack of transactional NoSQL database systems. The team draws on its experience in executive and technology roles at Visual Sciences in building breakthrough data processing technologies and a successful business.

IASIS Healthcare

Series A in 2007
IASIS Healthcare is a healthcare services organization delivering high-quality, cost-effective healthcare through a broad and differentiated set of capabilities and assets, including acute care hospitals with related patient access points and a diversified and growing managed care risk platform.

npm, Inc.

Series A in 2018
npm is the package manager for the JavaScript programming language. Developers use it to install, manage, and publish shared pieces of JavaScript code for both front-end and back-end applications. npm supports the JavaScript community by providing the registry where developers publish and share packaged open-source modules, and offers paid products that allow for the storage of private packages. The company was incorporated in 2013 and is based in Oakland, California.

Concept Shopping

Series E in 2007
Concept Shopping operates as a shopper marketing company that helps retailers and their marketing partners increase sales through offers based on the retailers’ frequent shopper purchase data. The company provides technology infrastructure, marketing and merchandising support, promotion sales and execution, personal advertisement channels, and performance reporting services. Concept Shopping was founded in 1997 and is based in Lisle, Illinois.

Helixis

Venture Round in 2018
Helixis, Inc. is a company that develops low-cost molecular diagnostic products.

Lacework

Series A in 2015
Lacework, Inc. provides a cloud security platform. The company offers Polygraph, a solution for cloud workload security; a solution that integrates with the cloud provider’s security that secures customer accounts, workloads, and data; and detects the anomaly and deliver actionable insights to remediate incidents. Its solutions include AWS deployments protection; continuous compliance; workload security; container security; and applications and services in the cloud using DevOps processes and automated tools. The company was incorporated in 2014 and is based in Mountain View, California.

SpinMedia

Series D in 2009
SpinMedia LLC will now be known as SpinMedia Group. SpinMedia is the leader in pop culture and millennial audience reach - the world’s fastest-growing digital media company with more than 100 million monthly unique visitors. The over 35 SpinMedia brands – including Celebuzz, Stereogum, Buzznet, TheSuperficial, Idolator, Just Jared, Just Jared Jr., PureVolume, Hype Machine, Absolute Punk, What Would Tyler Durden Do?, SocialiteLife, Go Fug Yourself, Pink is the New Blog, Gorilla vs. Bear, RCRD LBL, Videogum, TheFrisky, Egotastic!, Concrete Loop, Brooklyn Vegan, Crunktastical, Punknews.org, and others- are category-leading, authentic, influential voices. SpinMedia is currently the fifth largest Web destination reaching adults 18-24. Via comScore, the company is the second largest digital publisher in Entertainment News and the tenth largest in Music. SpinMedia uses its massive reach, deep audience engagement, and understanding of the young adult audience to provide customized, innovative marketing and advertising solutions across its branded properties.

Snowflake Computing

Series F in 2018
Snowflake Inc. provides cloud-based data platform in the United States and internationally. The company’s platform enables customers to consolidate data into a single source of truth to drive meaningful business insights, build data-driven applications, and share data. Its platform is used by various organizations of various sizes in a range of industries. The company was formerly known as Snowflake Computing, Inc. and changed its name to Snowflake Inc. in April 2019. Snowflake Inc. was founded in 2012 and is headquartered in San Mateo, California.

Tower Cloud

Venture Round in 2012
Tower Cloud provides telecom backhaul services to wireless carriers. The company builds and operates fiber optic and wireless networks to connect cellular towers to the wireless carriers' mobile switching centers. Wireless carriers utilize Ethernet and Sonet T-1 broadband capacity provided by Tower Cloud to manage the exploding volume of voice and data traffic on their cellular networks. Tower Cloud currently operates backhaul networks in the greater Orlando, FL and Miami, FL markets and is in the process of constructing a new network in Atlanta, GA. The company was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in St. Petersburg, FL.

Youku

Series E in 2009
Youku is a Chinese video-sharing website that enables users to search, view, and share high-quality video content across multiple devices. Employing the tri-networks integration model, Youku’s online video content ranges from user-generated content and self-produced serials to licensed professional content. Its platform offers a space for individuals and institutions to upload and share their treasured moments, independent films, viral videos, and other creations. Youku was first listed on the New York Stock Exchange on December 18, 2010. As of 2007, the company had raised over $40 million in funds, which came from existing investors, including Maverick Capital, Brookside Capital (an affiliate of Bain Capital, LLC), Sutter Hill Ventures, Farallon Capital, and China-based Chengwei Ventures, LLC. In the same year, AC Nelson Co. announced that Youku's overall video viewing (VV) rate had exceeded 100 million, and the daily UV rate exceeded 12 million. On March 12, 2012, Youku reached an agreement to acquire Tudou in a stock-for-stock transaction, the new entity being named Youku Tudou, Inc. Youku's major competitors include Tencent Video, 163 Video, and Sohu Video.

Clover

Series A in 2011
Clover is building the open, cloud-based point-of-sale platform. They partner with the world's largest payment processors, developers, and hardware manufacturers to bring point-of-sale products to market. They use Android as the client platform, which enables the use of inexpensive devices, both off-the-shelf and purpose-built.

Lacework

Series D in 2021
Lacework, Inc. provides a cloud security platform. The company offers Polygraph, a solution for cloud workload security; a solution that integrates with the cloud provider’s security that secures customer accounts, workloads, and data; and detects the anomaly and deliver actionable insights to remediate incidents. Its solutions include AWS deployments protection; continuous compliance; workload security; container security; and applications and services in the cloud using DevOps processes and automated tools. The company was incorporated in 2014 and is based in Mountain View, California.
Portola Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, develops and commercializes novel therapeutics in the areas of thrombosis, and other hematologic disorders and inflammation in Europe and the United States. Its lead product Andexxa, an antidote for the treatment of rivaroxaban and apixaban under the Ondexxya Brand. The company offers Bevyxxa (betrixaban), an oral, once-daily Factor Xa inhibitor for the prevention of venous thromboembolism in adult patients for an acute medical illness. It also develops cerdulatinib, an investigational oral, dual spleen tyrosine kinase, and janus kinases inhibitor for the treatment of hematologic cancers; and Syk inhibitors. Portola Pharmaceuticals, Inc. has collaboration agreements with Bristol-Myers Squibb; Pfizer Inc.; Daiichi Sankyo, Inc.; Bayer Pharma, AG; Takeda, Ora, Inc.; Astellas Pharma Inc.; and Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. The company was founded in 2003 and is headquartered in South San Francisco, California. As of July 1, 2020, Portola Pharmaceuticals, Inc. operates as a subsidiary of Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Glassdoor

Series C in 2011
Glassdoor is a job and recruiting sites that operates online jobs and career community. It helps employees, job seekers, employers, and recruiters in finding and sharing information about the companies and jobs that include company reviews, interview questions and reviews, office photos, salary details, and information to make career decisions. Rich Barton, Robert Hohman, and Tim Besse founded June 2007, with its headquarters in Mill Valley in California. Glassdoor operates worldwide.

DirectAg.com

Venture Round in 1999
DirectAg.com is built for you and is intended to be a dynamic marketplace that evolves based on your feedback. Tell us what you think. What products, services and information do you want to see? What brands are important? How can this site better serve your business needs? We want to hear from you and look forward to building a relationship with you in the years to come.
Atmosic Technologies, Inc. operates as a fabless semiconductor company. It designs ultra-low power wireless technologies to dramatically reduce and disrupt device dependency on batteries, focusing to deliver battery life and the battery free connected Internet of Things (IoT) applications. The company’s products enable the IoT device ecosystem—designers and manufacturers, developers, and end users to reduce costs and efforts associated with maintaining the IoT in personal, home, auto, healthcare, industrial, enterprise, and smart cities segments. Atmosic Technologies, Inc. was founded in 2016 and is based in Campbell, California.

Pure Storage, Inc.

Series A in 2009
Pure Storage is pioneering a new class of enterprise storage that has been designed from the ground up to take full advantage of flash memory. The company's products accelerate random I/O-intensive applications like server virtualization, desktop virtualization (VDI), database (OLTP, rich analytics/OLAP, SQL, NoSQL), and cloud computing. Pure Storage makes it cost effective to broadly deploy flash within the data center, enabling organizations to manage growth within existing power and space constraints. Launching later this year, the company's products are in private beta with select customers. Pure Storage is funded by Greylock Partners and Sutter Hill Ventures.

QuinStreet, Inc.

Series B in 2000
QuinStreet uses the internet to connect companies with potential customers. The online performance marketing company helps businesses target their would-be customer audiences by using its proprietary technologies and media reach to generate sales leads. As a sign of confidence in its quality, QuinStreet has adopted a pay-for-performance model of pricing. Founded in 1999, QuinStreet is headquartered in Foster City, California, with satellite offices worldwide and 500 employees.

Drobo

Series E in 2009
Data storage and computer back up

Lacework

Series D in 2021
Lacework, Inc. provides a cloud security platform. The company offers Polygraph, a solution for cloud workload security; a solution that integrates with the cloud provider’s security that secures customer accounts, workloads, and data; and detects the anomaly and deliver actionable insights to remediate incidents. Its solutions include AWS deployments protection; continuous compliance; workload security; container security; and applications and services in the cloud using DevOps processes and automated tools. The company was incorporated in 2014 and is based in Mountain View, California.

Ghost Locomotion

Funding Round in 2021
Ghost turns your car into a self-driving car.  By adding a few small cameras and a compact computer to existing cars, Ghost will deliver Real Self-Driving on freeways, with a system so safe commuters can fully pay attention to something other than driving.   Ghost was founded by John Hayes and Volkmar Uhlig in 2017. John previously founded Pure Storage (NYSE: PSTG), taking the company public in 2015. The company is backed by Mike Speiser at Sutter Hill Ventures, Keith Rabois at Founders Fund, and Vinod Khosla at Khosla Ventures and is headquartered in Mountain View, CA.

Ghost Locomotion

Series C in 2019
Ghost turns your car into a self-driving car.  By adding a few small cameras and a compact computer to existing cars, Ghost will deliver Real Self-Driving on freeways, with a system so safe commuters can fully pay attention to something other than driving.   Ghost was founded by John Hayes and Volkmar Uhlig in 2017. John previously founded Pure Storage (NYSE: PSTG), taking the company public in 2015. The company is backed by Mike Speiser at Sutter Hill Ventures, Keith Rabois at Founders Fund, and Vinod Khosla at Khosla Ventures and is headquartered in Mountain View, CA.

NuGEN Technologies

Series C in 2003
NuGEN is a provider of innovative genomics sample preparation solutions enabling scientists to access true biology in all samples, independent of type, quality and amount for analysis on leading analytical platforms. Committed to advancing the life sciences, NuGEN ensures robust and reproducible results for researchers seeking to predict disease risk and drug response, potentially shortening the path to treatment.

Youku

Series C in 2007
Youku is a Chinese video-sharing website that enables users to search, view, and share high-quality video content across multiple devices. Employing the tri-networks integration model, Youku’s online video content ranges from user-generated content and self-produced serials to licensed professional content. Its platform offers a space for individuals and institutions to upload and share their treasured moments, independent films, viral videos, and other creations. Youku was first listed on the New York Stock Exchange on December 18, 2010. As of 2007, the company had raised over $40 million in funds, which came from existing investors, including Maverick Capital, Brookside Capital (an affiliate of Bain Capital, LLC), Sutter Hill Ventures, Farallon Capital, and China-based Chengwei Ventures, LLC. In the same year, AC Nelson Co. announced that Youku's overall video viewing (VV) rate had exceeded 100 million, and the daily UV rate exceeded 12 million. On March 12, 2012, Youku reached an agreement to acquire Tudou in a stock-for-stock transaction, the new entity being named Youku Tudou, Inc. Youku's major competitors include Tencent Video, 163 Video, and Sohu Video.

RedSeal

Venture Round in 2011
RedSeal develops security risk management (SRM) software and solutions and helps companies eliminate cyber threats. RedSeal was founded in 2004, helps Global 2000 organizations defend their critical digital assets. RedSeal gets ahead of cyber criminals by calculating every possible internal and external “attack path” to the most valuable network assets – before they do. Customers get a prioritized list of the most vulnerable paths to their most valuable assets. More than 200 corporations and government agencies worldwide have RedSealed their networks, including five of the top 50 financial institutions, all of the major security vendors, fifteen of the Fortune 100 retail companies, and a number of US government organizations including the US Army, US Navy, US Postal Service and the FAA. Key commercial customers include Nationwide, Oracle, Cisco and First Data. RedSeal partners with all of the top suppliers of network infrastructure (Cisco, Juniper Networks, Fortinet, Arista, Aruba, Check Point, Palo Alto Networks, F5). Its software integrates with all industry leading security solutions (McAfee, Symantec, Qualys, HP ArcSight, Rapid7, Splunk,Tripwire, MaxPatrol, nMap) as well as with major workflow vendors (ServiceNow, Remedy), providing the most comprehensive validation of network security. RedSeal is backed by prominent venture investors including Venrock, Leapfrog Ventures, Sutter Hill Ventures, JAFCO Ventures, Olympic Venture Partners and In-Q-Tel.

Lacework

Series C in 2019
Lacework, Inc. provides a cloud security platform. The company offers Polygraph, a solution for cloud workload security; a solution that integrates with the cloud provider’s security that secures customer accounts, workloads, and data; and detects the anomaly and deliver actionable insights to remediate incidents. Its solutions include AWS deployments protection; continuous compliance; workload security; container security; and applications and services in the cloud using DevOps processes and automated tools. The company was incorporated in 2014 and is based in Mountain View, California.

Return Path

Series E in 2009
Return Path is the expert in deliverability. Every day, our customers trust our data and insights to help them optimize their email marketing. Partnered with best-in-class email service providers, we help marketers take their email programs to the next level by driving more response and increasing revenue. At Return Path, we know email. Return Path was founded in 1999. Headquartered in New York, we have offices in Denver, Sunnyvale, Austin, Indianapolis, Toronto, London, Paris, Hamburg, Sydney, and Sao Paulo.

BARRX Medical

Series C in 2006
BÂRRX Medical, Inc. develops endoscopic treatment solutions for Barrett's esophagus and other chronic gastroenterological diseases. Barrett's is a precancerous condition of the lining of the esophagus (swallowing tube) caused by gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD. The company's HALOFLEX, HALO360 and HALO90 ablation systems are designed to provide a uniform and controlled ablation effect, in order to remove diseased tissue and allow re-growth of normal cells. A multi-center randomized, sham-controlled study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine in 2009, studied HALO radiofrequency ablation applied in the highest risk Barrett's population (those having dysplasia). The ablation group had a high rate of complete eradication of dysplasia and intestinal metaplasia and a significantly decreased rate of disease progression and cancer development, as compared to the control group. In another study (AIM-II) published in Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, 98.4% of treated patients were Barrett's-free after two and a half years of follow-up. The HALO systems are cleared by the FDA for use in the United States and each have CE Mark for use in Europe. More than 58,000 procedures have been performed in over 400 hospitals around the world. Based in Sunnyvale, Calif., BÂRRX Medical, Inc. was founded in 2000 and is privately-held.

InQuira

Series D in 2003
InQuira, Inc. provides a software platform that includes knowledge base management, natural language search, and analytics and reporting applications. Its products include Intelligent Search, a semantic search system for understanding and responding to user inquiries; Information Manager, a knowledge management application for identifying, developing, organizing, and sharing enterprise information; and Analytics, a reporting application for managing user experience on the Web and in contact centers. The company was founded in 2002 and is based in San Bruno, California. InQuira was acquired by Oracle in July 2011.

Pure Storage, Inc.

Series E in 2013
Pure Storage is pioneering a new class of enterprise storage that has been designed from the ground up to take full advantage of flash memory. The company's products accelerate random I/O-intensive applications like server virtualization, desktop virtualization (VDI), database (OLTP, rich analytics/OLAP, SQL, NoSQL), and cloud computing. Pure Storage makes it cost effective to broadly deploy flash within the data center, enabling organizations to manage growth within existing power and space constraints. Launching later this year, the company's products are in private beta with select customers. Pure Storage is funded by Greylock Partners and Sutter Hill Ventures.

Bix

Series A in 2006
Bix.com, Inc. operates a website that allows users and advertisers to create, enter into, and judge online contests. It focuses on talent—based online contests, with categories, such as photography, Karaoke, comedy, dance, and writing. The company was formerly known as 900 Seconds Inc. The company was founded in 2006 and is based in Sunnyvale, California.

InfoMedics

Venture Round in 2000
InfoMedics develops patient-physician communications programs that improves brand awareness, patient adherence and physician acceptance, and brand preferences. It offers its users with Brand Accelerator, a program in which patients are surveyed about their experiences taking a medication at a specific location. Treatment Educator is used to convey information about proper product usage to patients. Adherence Driver is a customized solution that targets patients’ individual behavioral challenges, addresses them head on, and connects patients to their prescribing physicians. The company also offers its users with services in the development and publication of manuscripts, abstracts and posters, and presentations based on the data generated from its patient feedback programs. InfoMedics is a U.S.-based company that was founded in 1995 and the company was acquired by Physicians Interactive on December 3, 2012.

Boxer Inc.

Venture Round in 2013
Boxer Inc., previously known as TaskBox, develops a mobile e-mail application to access various e-mail accounts. The company’s application supports various e-mail providers, including Exchange, Google's Gmail and Google Apps, Yahoo! Mail, Apple's iCloud, AOL Mail, and Microsoft's Outlook/Hotmail. Its application is available to download through the Apple iTunes application store. The company was founded in 2012 and is based in Austin, Texas.

Pure Storage, Inc.

Series B in 2010
Pure Storage is pioneering a new class of enterprise storage that has been designed from the ground up to take full advantage of flash memory. The company's products accelerate random I/O-intensive applications like server virtualization, desktop virtualization (VDI), database (OLTP, rich analytics/OLAP, SQL, NoSQL), and cloud computing. Pure Storage makes it cost effective to broadly deploy flash within the data center, enabling organizations to manage growth within existing power and space constraints. Launching later this year, the company's products are in private beta with select customers. Pure Storage is funded by Greylock Partners and Sutter Hill Ventures.

Guardian Analytics

Series C in 2010
Guardian Analytics is the pioneer and leading provider of behavioral analytics and machine learning solutions for preventing banking fraud. More than 400 financial institutions have standardized on Guardian Analytics’ innovative solutions to mitigate fraud risk and rely on the company to stop the sophisticated criminal attacks targeting retail and commercial banking clients. With Guardian Analytics, financial institutions build trust, increase competitiveness, improve their customer experience and scale operations. Guardian Analytics is privately held and based in Mountain View, CA. For more information, please visit www.GuardianAnalytics.com. Guardian Analytics is a registered trademark of Guardian Analytics, Inc.

Astera Labs, Inc.

Series C in 2021
Astera Labs, Inc., a fabless semiconductor company, designs, manufactures, and supplies semiconductors and purpose-built connectivity solutions for data-centric systems. It offers system-aware semiconductor integrated circuits and boards; Aries PCIe smart retimers; systems, such as riser cards, PCIe-over-cable extender cards, and GPU booster cards; design and testing services. The company’s products are used in server connectivity, deployment, interoperation, distributed machine learning, and high-end gaming graphics applications. Astera Labs, Inc. was founded in 2017 and is headquartered in Santa Clara, California.

Idun Handel & Industri AB

Venture Round in 2004
IDUN Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, engages in the discovery and development of human therapeutics to control apoptosis. Its products under Phase 2 and preclinical trials include drugs for liver disease, CNS diseases, inflammation, and cancer, as well as IDN-6556 for the treatment of liver diseases in patients infected with Hepatitis C virus. The company was founded in 1993 and is based in San Diego, California. As of July 30, 2010, IDUN Pharmaceuticals, Inc. operates as a subsidiary of Conatus Pharmaceuticals Inc.

RF Pixels, Inc.

Series A in 2019
RF Pixels is a technology company that provides next generation wireless solutions, enabling 5G.

PINC Solutions Corp.

Series C in 2007
PINC provides scalable software, hardware, and services that enable companies to move inventory throughout the supply chain faster, cost-effectively, consistently, and more efficiently. Its cloud-based real-time asset tracking platform powered by an Internet of Things (IoT) sensor network that includes passive RFID, GPS, optical, cellular, and other sensors, provides actionable insights and connected expert guidance that allow companies to optimize their supply chain execution. The company was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in Union City, California.

CrossWeave

Series B in 2001
CrossWeave develops software designed to let companies automate e-business interactions without modifying their existing applications.

Metrika Design

Venture Round in 2001
Metrika Design is recognized for its work in architecture, urban Design, event sculpting, design and strategic thinking. Today different professionals, including architects, designers, planners, engineers and makers work collaborate with Metrika Design in the ti-county area of Miami Dade, Broward and Palm Beach. Metrika Design provides professional Design services, conceptual design, visualization, and technical document production in the fields of urban design, architecture, event production and sculpture. Their design experience ranges from large residential developments to single family units, commercial and educational architecture, aviation structures to Interiors as well as furniture & production design for high-end and luxury brands. They have worked with traditional building systems and cutting edge prefab modular concrete systems.

Tower Cloud

Venture Round in 2011
Tower Cloud provides telecom backhaul services to wireless carriers. The company builds and operates fiber optic and wireless networks to connect cellular towers to the wireless carriers' mobile switching centers. Wireless carriers utilize Ethernet and Sonet T-1 broadband capacity provided by Tower Cloud to manage the exploding volume of voice and data traffic on their cellular networks. Tower Cloud currently operates backhaul networks in the greater Orlando, FL and Miami, FL markets and is in the process of constructing a new network in Atlanta, GA. The company was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in St. Petersburg, FL.

Sumo Logic

Series B in 2012
Sumo Logic, Inc. provides cloud-native software-as-a-service platform that enables organizations to address the challenges and opportunities presented by digital transformation, modern applications, and cloud computing. Its platform enables organizations to automate the collection, ingestion, and analysis of application, infrastructure, security, and IoT data to derive actionable insights. The company offer a suite of solutions to address areas, such as operational intelligence, security intelligence, business intelligence, and global intelligence. Sumo Logic, Inc. was founded in 2010 and is headquartered in Redwood City, California.

Infer, Inc.

Series A in 2013
Infer’s cloud-based application helps companies win more customers. It uses historical data from your CRM app, as well as hundreds of external signals from the web, to determine which leads are most likely to convert. With Infer, you can focus reps on the hottest leads, uncover hidden opportunities, and extract high-potential prospects from any list. Inspired by the simplicity of the consumer web, Infer seamlessly integrates with your existing systems so you can get up and running in just days.

Vical Incorporated

Venture Round in 1988
Vical's core technology grew out of a chance discovery and provided the cornerstones for two new biopharmaceutical industry sectors: DNA vaccines and non-viral gene therapy. Vical's management systematically leveraged that technology into a broad portfolio of independent and partnered product development programs. The first products for animal health are on the market. The first human products are approaching.

AkaRx

Series A in 2005
AkaRx, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, develops therapeutic treatments for unmet medical needs. Its product includes AKR-501, an orally-available small molecule for use in the treatment of thrombocytopenia. The company was founded in 2005 and is headquartered in Paramus, New Jersey.

iPIN

Series B in 2000
iPIN is one of the world’s leading Artificial Intelligence companies. They are committed to building a general business intelligence analysis platform, with capabilities of business identity comprehension and information analysis, in order to help their clients work more efficiently in a challenging environment and achieve knowledge work automation.

Smartsheet Inc.

Series E in 2014
Smartsheet is the best way to plan, track, automate, and report on work, enabling you to move from idea to impact - fast. This cloud-based work management platform empowers collaboration, drives better decision making, and accelerates innovation for over 70,000 brands in 190 countries, including more than 50% of the Fortune 500. Named by Forbes as one of the world’s top private cloud companies, Smartsheet complements existing enterprise investments by deeply integrating with applications from Microsoft, Google, Salesforce, Atlassian, and many others.

Ghost Locomotion

Series A in 2017
Ghost turns your car into a self-driving car.  By adding a few small cameras and a compact computer to existing cars, Ghost will deliver Real Self-Driving on freeways, with a system so safe commuters can fully pay attention to something other than driving.   Ghost was founded by John Hayes and Volkmar Uhlig in 2017. John previously founded Pure Storage (NYSE: PSTG), taking the company public in 2015. The company is backed by Mike Speiser at Sutter Hill Ventures, Keith Rabois at Founders Fund, and Vinod Khosla at Khosla Ventures and is headquartered in Mountain View, CA.

Platfora

Series C in 2014
Platfora’s mission is to empower customers to transform their businesses into fact-based enterprises. Platfora's Big Data Analytics Platform masks the complexity of Hadoop, making it easy for customers to understand all the facts in their business across events, actions, behaviors and time.

MATRIXX Software

Series C in 2018
MATRIXX Software is Powering the FutureTM for market-leading Digital Service Providers (DSPs) worldwide. Through patented real-time technology, MATRIXX enables service providers to innovate and profit from the transition to digital. The MATRIXX platform combines real-time charging, policy and analytics enablement to offer a differentiated customer experience. Its technology provides DSPs with unique market advantages by delivering unrivalled performance. In deployment, it is proven to outperform existing real-time systems by greater than 100 times. Using MATRIXX, DSPs can accelerate data monetization, rapidly deploy new service propositions and drive customer engagement.

Infinera Corporation

Series D in 2003
Optical networking systems based on photonic integration technology in the united states

K2 Optronics

Series C in 2004
K2 Optronics specializes in designing, developing, and manufacturing analog and digital transmission lasers for the cable television (CATV), telecommunications, sensing, and test and measurement industries.

Menlo Security, Inc.

Series B in 2015
Menlo Security provides a cloud-based isolation platform that protects organizations from cyberattacks by eliminating the threat of malware from websites, documents, and emails. Menlo Security is trusted by major global businesses, including Fortune 500 companies and financial services institutions, and backed by Vista Equity Partners, Neuberger Berman, General Catalyst, Sutter Hill Ventures, Engineering Capital, Osage University Partners, American Express Ventures, Ericsson Ventures, HSBC, and JP Morgan Chase. Menlo Security was founded in 2012 and headquartered in Mountain View, California.

AkaRx

Series A in 2006
AkaRx, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, develops therapeutic treatments for unmet medical needs. Its product includes AKR-501, an orally-available small molecule for use in the treatment of thrombocytopenia. The company was founded in 2005 and is headquartered in Paramus, New Jersey.

SiFive, Inc.

Series C in 2018
SiFive designs chips for the semiconductor industry. It offers the system on a chip for the microcontroller, embedded, IoT, and wearable applications; and toolset to provide debug capabilities. SiFive brings the power of open source and software automation to the semiconductor industry, making it possible to develop new hardware faster and more affordably than ever before. With our platform for rapidly designing, testing, and building RISC‑V-based core IP and chips, we’re accelerating the pace of innovation for businesses large and small.

Lifesize

Series D in 2006
Lifesize is a global innovator of video conferencing, collaboration, and meeting productivity solutions. It combines best-in-class, cloud-based video conferencing services with integrated equipment to help present the business in the best light. Recognized as Frost and Sullivan’s Cloud Video Conferencing Vendor of the Year, Lifesize leads the industry in customer satisfaction with the world’s first 4K video conferencing solution and 4K service architecture. Together with a full suite of integrations and offerings designed for businesses of any size, Lifesize sets a new standard for workplace communication and productivity on a global scale. The company was founded in 2003 and is headquartered in Austin, Texas.

Pure Storage, Inc.

Series F in 2014
Pure Storage is pioneering a new class of enterprise storage that has been designed from the ground up to take full advantage of flash memory. The company's products accelerate random I/O-intensive applications like server virtualization, desktop virtualization (VDI), database (OLTP, rich analytics/OLAP, SQL, NoSQL), and cloud computing. Pure Storage makes it cost effective to broadly deploy flash within the data center, enabling organizations to manage growth within existing power and space constraints. Launching later this year, the company's products are in private beta with select customers. Pure Storage is funded by Greylock Partners and Sutter Hill Ventures.

Eversight

Venture Round in 2016
Eversight, Inc. provides cloud-based solutions built on the predictive, machine learning, and data science technologies for retailers and consumer goods manufacturers. It specializes in promotions, price optimization, consumer goods, experimentation, machine learning, and data science. The company offers solutions for retail, which include Eversight View that tracks manufacturer campaigns and maximize the ROI of each trade dollar; Eversight Innovate to grow store-brand sales; and Eversight Testing Network to test through various digital platforms. It also provides cloud solutions for consumer goods manufacturers, such as Eversight Innovate for designing, testing, and honing promotions; and Eversight Amplify that improves relationships with retailers. Eversight, Inc. has strategic partnerships with Unilever, BIC, AB InBev, Altierre Corp., and others. The company was incorporated in 2012 and is based in Palo Alto, California.

SERVIZ

Series B in 2014
SERVIZ offers a web and mobile application that enables its users to find and book home service providers according to their location. It was founded in 2014 and is headquartered in Sherman Oaks, California.

Astera Labs, Inc.

Series B in 2020
Astera Labs, Inc., a fabless semiconductor company, designs, manufactures, and supplies semiconductors and purpose-built connectivity solutions for data-centric systems. It offers system-aware semiconductor integrated circuits and boards; Aries PCIe smart retimers; systems, such as riser cards, PCIe-over-cable extender cards, and GPU booster cards; design and testing services. The company’s products are used in server connectivity, deployment, interoperation, distributed machine learning, and high-end gaming graphics applications. Astera Labs, Inc. was founded in 2017 and is headquartered in Santa Clara, California.

SilverRail Technologies

Series C in 2014
SilverRail Technologies AB develops software for inventory, sales, distribution, operations, and settlement for rail and ground transport services in Scandinavia. The company also sells and distributes tickets online. SilverRail Technologies AB was formerly known as Linkon AB, and changed its name to SilverRail Technologies AB in February, 2018. The company was founded in 2000 and is based in Stockholm, Sweden. SilverRail Technologies AB operates as a subsidiary of SilverRail Linkon AB.

Wavefront

Series A in 2016
Wavefront, Inc. operates a cloud-based analytics platform for managing data centers. Its platform enables users to ask new questions; get real-time answers; send data points every day; localize an issue by identifying and addressing the culprit during a crisis; prevent downtime; and get alerts on various situations. The company was incorporated in 2013 and is headquartered in Palo Alto, California. As of May 19, 2017, Wavefront, Inc. operates as a subsidiary of VMware, Inc.

Menlo Security, Inc.

Series C in 2017
Menlo Security provides a cloud-based isolation platform that protects organizations from cyberattacks by eliminating the threat of malware from websites, documents, and emails. Menlo Security is trusted by major global businesses, including Fortune 500 companies and financial services institutions, and backed by Vista Equity Partners, Neuberger Berman, General Catalyst, Sutter Hill Ventures, Engineering Capital, Osage University Partners, American Express Ventures, Ericsson Ventures, HSBC, and JP Morgan Chase. Menlo Security was founded in 2012 and headquartered in Mountain View, California.

Restoration Robotics

Series C in 2014
Restoration Robotics is a privately held medical device company, is dedicated to revolutionizing the field of hair transplantation by developing and commercializing a state-of-the-art image-guided system (ARTAS™ System) that enables follicular unit extraction.

OpenDNS, Inc.

Series B in 2013
OpenDNS is a provider of Internet security and Domain Name System services for homes and businesses. It also provides internet wide security network for web content filtering, anti phishing, Domain Name System infrastructure, and navigation services that enable consumers and administrators to protect networks from online threats and to enforce internet use policies.