Hummer Winblad Venture Partners

Founded in 1989 by John Hummer and Ann Winblad, HWVP pioneered the idea of a venture capital firm investing exclusively in enterprise software companies. From their earliest funds focused on the disruptive shift away from mainframes to client/server computing, through the commodity-driven cloud data centers of today, they have remained true to their software-only roots. Through their deep understanding of the technology landscape, they have helped drive companies to success by supporting those at the forefront of disruptive advances in the software industry. Entrepreneurs themselves, their team has deep technology roots and a passion for building successful companies. Having started their careers as engineers and programmers, they understand the challenges inherent in creating a scalable and economically viable company. From the complexities of product launches, building sales teams, making payroll, and raising capital, to running public companies - they have been where you are and taken companies where you want to go.

Ann Winblad

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227 past transactions

PLUMgrid

Series A in 2012
PLUMgrid is pioneering new innovations in virtual networking and SDN/NFV to deliver cloud infrastructure solutions that transform businesses everywhere. Recognized by multiple industry awards for best for shows and Top 100 in the data center and cloud categories, PLUMgrid is one of the hottest start-ups in Silicon Valley with thought-leading R&D, marketing, and sales talent. Founded in 2011 by industry veterans in networking, software, and semi-conductor, PLUMgrid is privately held and headquartered in Sunnyvale, CA with locations in the US, Europe, and Asia. Backed by top-tier venture capital firms, PLUMgrid is growing rapidly and expanding its global presence.

Elastra

Series B in 2008
[Elastra](http://www.elastra.com) provides cloud-based computing services. Companies can access virtual hardware environments with scalable database and infrastructure services. Pricing is variable based on usage of Elastra's resources.

Lavastorm

Series A in 1999
Lavastorm powers enterprises-grade business applications with agile analytics to help businesses gain a competitive advantage by unlocking the potential of their data. It’s collaborative solution empowers businesses to quickly, easily and accurately build analytical applications at scale, across multiple, disparate data sources. Lavastorm is the only solution that combines data preparation with robust analytics for augmenting data-centric applications with integrated automation and governance. This innovative approach enables IT, data experts and business-process-owners to extract, prepare, and analyze data from disparate sources and deliver these applications to end users

InsideSales.com, Inc.

Series C in 2014
XANT delivers the industry-leading sales engagement AI platform powered by Real DataTM. XANT provides solutions that accelerate revenue by enabling (sales) teams to build a better pipeline and close more deals. Our core differentiation stems from RealData that like modern AI apps such as WAZE, Netflix and Amazon use data though a collective that drives insights, scores and predictions across email, voice, LinkedIn, SMS interactions. Hundreds of customers across the globe including companies such as American Express, Cisco, John Hancock, and Pluralsight, trust XANT to drive productivity, visibility, and effectiveness in their prospect and customer interactions.

TidalScale

Series A in 2014
TidalScale, Inc. develops software for in-memory applications that binds multiple commodity hardware servers into a unified software virtual machine. It offers TidalScale software-defined servers that represent the next wave of compute. The company’s technology also helps users to configure virtual servers of various sizes, and achieve in-memory performance for the big data workloads. Its solutions include Oracle database, SAP HANA, and data analytics. TidalScale, Inc. was incorporated in 2012 and is based in Campbell, California with additional offices in Seoul, South Korea; Tokyo, Japan.

Scalent Systems

Series B in 2004
Scalent Systems, Inc. provides infrastructure virtualization software to data centers in the United States and internationally. The company offers virtual operating environment software that enables data centers to react to changing business needs by changing what servers are running and how those servers are connected to network and storage. It also offers software development kits. The company's customers include enterprise data centers, managed service providers, and server operations infrastructure companies, and various government entities. Its software products are available directly, and through partners and resellers in the United States and internationally. The company was founded in 2003 and is based in Palo Alto, California.

Akimbi Systems

Series A in 2005
As of June 16, 2006, Akimbi Systems, Inc. was acquired by VMware, Inc. Akimbi Systems, Inc. develops infrastructure management solutions for software development and test organizations. It offers complex configuration capture-and-restore system, a software development and test infrastructure, which allows software developers and quality assurance engineers to suspend and capture to a shared storage library. Akimbi Systems, Inc. has strategic partnership with Mercury, Microsoft, Platespin, and VMware. The company was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in San Mateo, California.

PLUMgrid

Venture Round in 2013
PLUMgrid is pioneering new innovations in virtual networking and SDN/NFV to deliver cloud infrastructure solutions that transform businesses everywhere. Recognized by multiple industry awards for best for shows and Top 100 in the data center and cloud categories, PLUMgrid is one of the hottest start-ups in Silicon Valley with thought-leading R&D, marketing, and sales talent. Founded in 2011 by industry veterans in networking, software, and semi-conductor, PLUMgrid is privately held and headquartered in Sunnyvale, CA with locations in the US, Europe, and Asia. Backed by top-tier venture capital firms, PLUMgrid is growing rapidly and expanding its global presence.

InMage Systems

Series B in 2007
InMage is a software vendor developing and delivering disk-based and scalable business application recovery solutions that allow companies to meet stringent disaster recovery requirements, eliminate the impacts of local backups, and manage application uptime to meet high availability needs. Targeting enterprises, InMage solutions provide solid data protection for high growth data environments while eliminating backups, minimizing data loss on recovery, shortening recovery times, and increasing recovery reliability in heterogeneous environments. Their innovative, 6 patent-pending data and application recovery solutions are uniquely differentiated against the competition and as a result, we're beating the big players, gaining market share, and generating a lot of fiercely loyal customers. The company was founded in 2001 and is headquartered in Santa Clara, California. InMage Systems, Inc. has engineering operations in Hyderabad, India.

Excelergy

Venture Round in 2001
Headquartered in Lexington, Massachusetts, Excelergy is a recognized world leader in software technology for the global energy/utility industry. Their clients include more than 40% of the top energy/utility companies in North America, with a growing major client base in Europe and Asia. Excelergy's collaborative software platforms automate and streamline six mission-critical business processes facing companies in restructuring markets -forecasting, trading, scheduling, billing, settlement and customer/partner acquisition and care. Excelergy's highly flexible, scalable software platforms are based on an open object-based, Web-centric, native XML technology architecture, an award-winning architecture considered the most advanced in the industry.

OptiMine Software, Inc.

Series B in 2014
OptiMine Software was founded by experienced software executives, including Rob Cooley and Doug Bryan, experts in marketing applications based on data mining. Together they have more than 25 years of experience in e-commerce analytics. It provides intelligent software for advertising optimization. There flagship product, OptiMine Paid Search Bid Management, forecasts the performance of each paid search ad placement each day and automatically sets optimal bids. It is used by leading organizations such as Overstock.com and Wells Fargo and may be implemented in-house, hosted, or as software-as-a-service (SaaS).

Employease

Venture Round in 2000
Human resource software application delivered as a service over the Internet; applications and services for this platform include HR benefits and payroll administration, employee self-service, interactive voice response, and total benefits outsourcing.

SyncVoice Communications

Series B in 2007
SyncVoice Communications offers true lifecycle management solutions regardless of convergence level, vendor device or network topology. The company is based in Costa Mesa, California.

NuoDB, Inc.

Series B in 2015
NuoDB’s distributed SQL database for cloud applications helps customers get applications to market faster and reduce their total cost of ownership. Software vendors and e-commerce companies rely on NuoDB to obtain the combination of scale-out simplicity, elasticity, and continuous availability that cloud applications require, with the transactional consistency and durability that databases of record demand. As a result, customers can capitalize on modern technologies such as cloud computing and containerization to ensure their applications are ready for today’s evolving expectations, as well as any future requirements. NuoDB is headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, with offices in Dublin, London, and Sofia.

Replay Solutions

Series A in 2006
[Replay Solutions](http://www.replaysolutions.com) creates software to help software developers get their products done on time, with as few bugs as possible.

Baynote

Series B in 2007
Baynote software provides a smart data hub that leverages historical data and real-time behavior, creating a holistic view of the consumer across all devices. The technology utilizes big data and predictive intelligence to create meaningful one-to-one consumer and buyer profiles. Retailers can use the profiles and personalization tools to create an individualized, relevant experience for each and every consumer. Baynote’s innovative approach to individualized commerce has helped hundreds of retailers across the globe to accelerate their brand experience.

Krillion

Series A in 2006
Krillion is how Web-savvy consumers compare and connect with local retailers. Krillion applies local search expertise and the Web's largest aggregated database of product, location and in-stock availability information to answer the question: "where can I buy it now and pick it up today?" Krillion works with leading search engines, manufacturers, publishers and retailers to offer ready-to-buy shoppers access to Krillion's data wherever they research products online. Krillion's technology — the patent-pending Krillion Localization Engine; localized search results that include thousands of products in over 40,000 U.S. locations; and unique, real-time StockCheck™ tool — transforms the Web-to-store purchase process and drives in-store traffic and sales. Krillion was founded in February 2006 and is funded by Hummer Winblad Venture Partners.

Marketwired

Venture Round in 2001
Marketwired is a social communications company that provides solutions for global press release distribution, industry-leading social media monitoring and analytics, and a fully integrated marketing communications platform for content creation, optimization, distribution, and measurement.  Its solutions are catered to everyone, from Fortune 500 enterprises to start-ups. Marketwired plays a critical role in shaping the everyday conversations that happen in newsrooms, corporate boardrooms, and social networks around the world, helping communicators move markets, change public opinion, and affect consumer behavior. Marketwired is majority-owned by OMERS Private Equity, which manages the private equity activities of OMERS Administration Corporation and today has 6.4 billion U.S. dollars of investments under management. Marketwired was founded in 1983 by [Nick Koudas](https://www.crunchbase.com/person/dr-nick-koudas) and [Michael Terpin](https://www.crunchbase.com/person/michael-terpin-2). It is headquartered in Toronto, O.N.

Yosemite Technologies

Series A in 2002
Yosemite Technologies is a global provider of enterprise caliber backup solutions for the small-to-medium enterprise (SME). Yosemite’s flagship product, TapeWare®, provides a single solution for environments running Microsoft® Windows, Linux, Novell NetWare® and UNIX.

Cenquest, Inc.

Series B in 2000
Cenquest, Inc. provides managed education services for corporations. The company offers audits, assessment tools, and strategic planning services to evaluate the return on education spending, as well as develops corporate managed education plans. It also creates e-learning programs for graduate degree programs that are custom-developed for corporations. Cenquest, Inc. was formerly known as Amicus Interactive, Inc. and changed its name to Cenquest, Inc. in July, 1999. The company was founded in 1998 and is based in Portland, Oregon.

NeuVector

Series A in 2017
NeuVector Inc. develops full lifecycle container security with cloud-native Kubernetes security platform. Its end-to-end vulnerability management provides a risk profile on known threats and its container firewall technology blocks to protect infrastructure from known and unknown threats. The company serves government, financial services, healthcare, and transportation industries. NeuVector Inc. was founded in 2015 and is headquartered in San Jose, California.

Five9

Series D in 2013
Five9 is a leading provider of cloud software for the enterprise contact center market, bringing the power of the cloud to thousands of customers and facilitating approximately three billion customer interactions annually. Since 2001, Five9 has led the cloud revolution in contact centers, helping organizations transition from legacy premise-based solutions to the cloud. Five9 provides businesses reliable, secure, compliant and scalable cloud contact center software designed to create exceptional customer experiences, increase agent productivity and deliver tangible business results.

WaveMaker

Venture Round in 2005
Build applications fast and ship them frequently with the power of low-code development and containerized app delivery. WaveMaker Rapid for Low-code Development: A visual Application development platform to build web and mobile applications at a fraction of the time and cost of traditional application development. WaveMaker HyScale for Containerized App Delivery: A visual DevOps platform that fully automates app containerization and enables continuous delivery into any container runtime.

MuleSoft

Series F in 2014
MuleSoft makes it easy to connect the world’s applications, data, and devices. They provide a software platform that enables organizations to easily build application networks using APIs. APIs are the digital glue that allows applications to talk to each other and exchange data. Their flexible, unified platform connects nearly any application or system by leveraging APIs to quickly and securely share data, regardless of format or source, in application networks. It was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California,.

NuoDB, Inc.

Venture Round in 2018
NuoDB’s distributed SQL database for cloud applications helps customers get applications to market faster and reduce their total cost of ownership. Software vendors and e-commerce companies rely on NuoDB to obtain the combination of scale-out simplicity, elasticity, and continuous availability that cloud applications require, with the transactional consistency and durability that databases of record demand. As a result, customers can capitalize on modern technologies such as cloud computing and containerization to ensure their applications are ready for today’s evolving expectations, as well as any future requirements. NuoDB is headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, with offices in Dublin, London, and Sofia.

InsideSales.com, Inc.

Series D in 2017
XANT delivers the industry-leading sales engagement AI platform powered by Real DataTM. XANT provides solutions that accelerate revenue by enabling (sales) teams to build a better pipeline and close more deals. Our core differentiation stems from RealData that like modern AI apps such as WAZE, Netflix and Amazon use data though a collective that drives insights, scores and predictions across email, voice, LinkedIn, SMS interactions. Hundreds of customers across the globe including companies such as American Express, Cisco, John Hancock, and Pluralsight, trust XANT to drive productivity, visibility, and effectiveness in their prospect and customer interactions.

InMage Systems

Series C in 2008
InMage is a software vendor developing and delivering disk-based and scalable business application recovery solutions that allow companies to meet stringent disaster recovery requirements, eliminate the impacts of local backups, and manage application uptime to meet high availability needs. Targeting enterprises, InMage solutions provide solid data protection for high growth data environments while eliminating backups, minimizing data loss on recovery, shortening recovery times, and increasing recovery reliability in heterogeneous environments. Their innovative, 6 patent-pending data and application recovery solutions are uniquely differentiated against the competition and as a result, we're beating the big players, gaining market share, and generating a lot of fiercely loyal customers. The company was founded in 2001 and is headquartered in Santa Clara, California. InMage Systems, Inc. has engineering operations in Hyderabad, India.

Excelergy

Venture Round in 1999
Headquartered in Lexington, Massachusetts, Excelergy is a recognized world leader in software technology for the global energy/utility industry. Their clients include more than 40% of the top energy/utility companies in North America, with a growing major client base in Europe and Asia. Excelergy's collaborative software platforms automate and streamline six mission-critical business processes facing companies in restructuring markets -forecasting, trading, scheduling, billing, settlement and customer/partner acquisition and care. Excelergy's highly flexible, scalable software platforms are based on an open object-based, Web-centric, native XML technology architecture, an award-winning architecture considered the most advanced in the industry.

Alpharank

Seed Round in 2017
Alpharank is a bank technology company that develops a behavioral commerce platform. The platform identifies and ranks customers, profiles consumers based on their purchasing patterns, and detects customer influences and preferences, enabling businesses and enterprises to influence and retain their customers. It uses social contagion science, generating insights from historical transaction/purchase data. In 2015, Brian Ley founded the company in Redwood City, California.

Pancetera

Series A in 2009
Pancetera reduces virtual storage complexity and cost. Pancetera's virtual appliance reduces I/O and cost of storage for virtual environments. This can include improvements in performance, reduced resource contention, and lowered cost per VM. The company is composed of ex-Data Domain, Legato, and Thinstall executives.

CITTIO

Series B in 2006
CITTIO, Inc. develops automated network and systems monitoring software. It provides WatchTower, an automated network and systems monitoring software that maintains up to date view of the information technology infrastructure, as well as provides an automatic platform for network monitoring, systems monitoring, application monitoring, network visualization, fault and performance management, event correlation, information technology network asset management, and integration with third party applications. The company also offers professional, managed administration, custom engineering, training, and support services to the retail industry, as well as federal, state, and local governments. In addition, it provides service level management and network asset management solutions, as well as monitors and manages datacenters, networks, servers, distribution centers, networking equipment, remote facilities, POS systems, security cameras, kiosks, and customer-centric applications. CITTIO, Inc. was formerly known as JJ Labs. The company was founded in 2001 and is based in San Francisco, California.

Klue

Series A in 2020
B2B SaaS providing market and competitive intelligence. Helps sales, and the teams that enable them, leverage competitive intelligence to win more business. It was founded in 2015 by Jason Smith and Sarathy Naicker and is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada.

Kiip, Inc.

Series A in 2011
Kiip is a rewards network and mobile application that offers rewards from brands and companies for virtual achievements. It has received $15.4 million in total funding to date from Relay Ventures, Interpublic Group, Hummer Winblad, American Express Ventures, Digital Garage, True Ventures, Verizon Ventures, CrossLink Capital, and others. Kiip was Brian Wong, Courtney Guertin, and Amadeus Demarzi in 2010.

Strobe

Series A in 2010
Strobe Inc. provides software and cloud services for touch-centric applications on the web. Based on a blend of technologies, like native, HTML5 and SproutCore, Strobe apps offer a high-quality native-style user experience across devices.

Birst, Inc.

Series D in 2012
Birst is the world’s most advanced networked business analytics platform. Organizations can now achieve a new level of trusted insight and decision making by connecting their data and people via a network of analytics services. Birst scales from individuals to the enterprise in a manner that is smarter, more connected, and more scalable than any previous analytics and business intelligence platform. Learn more at www.birst.com and join the conversation @BirstBI.

Employease

Venture Round in 1999
Human resource software application delivered as a service over the Internet; applications and services for this platform include HR benefits and payroll administration, employee self-service, interactive voice response, and total benefits outsourcing.

Viewpoint Digital

Venture Round in 1994
Viewpoint started in 1988 and was one of the first companies to build and sell 3D Models to the new Computer Graphics industry. These models were used in over 500 movies and video games and the Viewpoint catalog became the reference for building new objects. Viewpoint also was the pioneer in developing new ways to digitize 3D objects as well as 2D vector maps and clip art. Viewpoint was acquired by Computer Associates in October of 1998.

NuoDB, Inc.

Series B in 2012
NuoDB’s distributed SQL database for cloud applications helps customers get applications to market faster and reduce their total cost of ownership. Software vendors and e-commerce companies rely on NuoDB to obtain the combination of scale-out simplicity, elasticity, and continuous availability that cloud applications require, with the transactional consistency and durability that databases of record demand. As a result, customers can capitalize on modern technologies such as cloud computing and containerization to ensure their applications are ready for today’s evolving expectations, as well as any future requirements. NuoDB is headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, with offices in Dublin, London, and Sofia.

Voltage Security

Series B in 2003
Data-centric security to combat advanced security threats inside and outside the cloud, from mainframe to mobile Voltage Security provides data-centric security and stateless key management solutions to combat new security threats and address compliance by protecting structured and unstructured data as it is used across data centers, public and private clouds and mobile devices. Voltage solutions are in use at almost 1,000 enterprise customers, including some of the world's leading brand-name companies in payments, banking, retail, insurance, energy, healthcare and government such as ING, Kaiser Permanente, Kodak, Wells Fargo and Heartland Payment Systems. Voltage solutions reduce the risks associated with theft of sensitive and private information, support privacy guidelines including PCI DSS, HITECH, U.S. Data Breach Disclosure laws and European Data Privacy directives. Offerings include Voltage SecureMail™, Voltage SecureData™, Voltage SecureFile™, Voltage SecureData Payments™, Voltage SecureData Web™, and Voltage Cloud Services™ providing cloud scale encryption for email and document encryption between businesses, partners and their customers. The company has been issued several patents based upon breakthrough research in mathematics and cryptographic systems. To learn more about Voltage customers please visit voltage.com/customers.

Internet Wire

Venture Round in 2002
Internet Wire, an Internet-based distributor of direct company news and online business communications materials.

Kiip, Inc.

Series B in 2012
Kiip is a rewards network and mobile application that offers rewards from brands and companies for virtual achievements. It has received $15.4 million in total funding to date from Relay Ventures, Interpublic Group, Hummer Winblad, American Express Ventures, Digital Garage, True Ventures, Verizon Ventures, CrossLink Capital, and others. Kiip was Brian Wong, Courtney Guertin, and Amadeus Demarzi in 2010.

SignalDemand

Series B in 2005
SignalDemand delivers margin optimization software that enables process manufacturers to maximize profitability, even as costs and markets change around them. The company's applications rely on the latest econometric models, optimization algorithms and activity-based costing techniques.

Viquity

Series C in 2000
Viquity is the emerging leader in providing secure, enterprise-class eBusiness infrastructure services and software for the exchange of actionable business documents. The Viquity Dynamic Commerce Network™ enables organizations of all sizes to implement internet-based trading networks incorporating the same level of transactional integrity, reliability and availability as traditional OLTP applications.

VKernel Corporation

Series B in 2009
VKernel was acquired by Quest Software in 2011. With Dell's acquistion of Quest in September 2012, VKernel is now a part of Dell. Founded in 2007, VKernel Corporation established itself as a leading provider of performance and capacity management products for VMware and Microsoft virtualized infrastructures. VKernel products simplify the complex and critical tasks of planning and predicting capacity utilization and performance bottlenecks. Used by over 50,000 system administrators, the products have proven their ability to maximize capacity utilization, reduce virtualization costs and improve application performance. Led by an experienced and proven management team, VKernel is well-positioned to address the growing demand and opportunity for performance and capacity management solutions for virtualized and cloud environments. The company has operations in the US and in Europe and sells its products directly or through a network of worldwide distribution and reseller partners.

6connect, Inc.

Series A in 2013
6connect, Inc. develops network automation solutions for enterprises, content providers, and service providers. It offers Internet Protocol Address Manager that supports Internet Protocol v4 addresses and network data on a comprehensive visual dashboard serving for service providers; DNS/DHCP, a DNS management module that allows management of IPv6 and IPv4 zone records; and Peering, a peering module that enables the management of peering connections and identification of peering opportunities for ASN. The company also provides IPv6 training and implementation services. 6connect, Inc. was founded in 2009 and is based in Palo Alto, California.

Flite, Inc

Series B in 2008
Flite is a creative management platform that powers creatives and marketers from top-tier brands, agencies, and publishers. Its platform gives creative professionals the power to design visually stunning ads on live, interactive canvases, while giving marketers the ability to launch, manage, measure and optimize digital ad campaigns in real-time, at scale, all in one seamless experience. Founded in 2006, Flite builds innovative technology to power creativity. Flite is headquartered in San Francisco with offices in New York City and Chicago and is backed by Sequoia Capital, HWVP, General Catalyst Venture Partners, Conde Nast, Iris Capital, and Harrison Metal.

Vendia, Inc.

Series A in 2021
Vendia, Inc. develops a cloud and blockchain based serverless and distributed data sharing platform. It offers Vendia Share to share data and code with partners in real time, without giving up control; and share data across multiple parties and clouds. The company’s Vendia Share is used various use cases, such as multi-party, cross-cloud, and cross-account data sharing; real time data for real time forecasting; and autonomous supply chains to predict supply and demand. The company was incorporated in 2020 and is based in San Francisco, California.

Buylink

Series A in 2000
Buylink.com is the web's wholesale marketplace. The products here are not available for consumer purchase. Every few hours, hundreds of retailers and vendors make contact at Buylink. It's the fastest growing wholesale marketplace ever in the trade. And your company can benefit right now. Show your products in minutes. Each day, hundreds of manufacturers and sales reps add or update their product information for retail merchants to see. Jump-start your specialty products business overnight. There's no other way to be in front of thousands of new retail accounts in minutes. And even if there was, it sure wouldn't be free.
Piston Cloud Computing, Inc. provides Piston OpenStack, a software that automates the orchestration of a private cloud environment on commodity servers. The company also provides assistance services in planning, systems integration, and operations design; software update services; and online and customized training services for application developers, cloud operators, and cloud administrators. It serves companies building Web, mobile, and big data applications; and financial services organizations, medical research labs, service providers, and federal government agencies worldwide. Piston Cloud Computing, Inc. was founded in 2011 and is based in San Francisco, California. As of June 12, 2015, Piston Cloud Computing, Inc. operates as a subsidiary of Cisco Systems, Inc.

Skire

Series B in 2001
Skire is the global industry leader in providing cloud-based solutions for managing capital projects, facilities and real estate. Skire's Unifier system has helped manage over $300 billion in capital projects and over three billion square feet of facilities and real estate. From Global Fortune 1000 companies, including five of the Fortune 10, to universities, local municipalities and small businesses, organizations of all sizes utilize their best-in-class system to improve operations, reduce costs and enhance service delivery.

Quiver, Inc.

Series C in 2002
Quiver, Inc. develops and markets information management software that provides the most intuitive and accurate categorization of enterprise and online content. Building on its core technology competencies in information classification, ranking and retrieval, the company delivers the Quiver Knowledge Suite(TM) (QKS). This portfolio of information management products is making Global 2000 enterprises more efficient and more productive. QKS Classifier(TM), the company's flagship product, is an end-to-end categorization and taxonomy application that provides the most accurate and efficient way to organize, manage and distribute information. QKS Topic Advisor(TM), the newest product in the Quiver Knowledge Suite, automatically generates taxonomy topics for human review speeding initial implementation and enhancing the management and growth of existing directories.

Quiver, Inc.

Series A in 1999
Quiver, Inc. develops and markets information management software that provides the most intuitive and accurate categorization of enterprise and online content. Building on its core technology competencies in information classification, ranking and retrieval, the company delivers the Quiver Knowledge Suite(TM) (QKS). This portfolio of information management products is making Global 2000 enterprises more efficient and more productive. QKS Classifier(TM), the company's flagship product, is an end-to-end categorization and taxonomy application that provides the most accurate and efficient way to organize, manage and distribute information. QKS Topic Advisor(TM), the newest product in the Quiver Knowledge Suite, automatically generates taxonomy topics for human review speeding initial implementation and enhancing the management and growth of existing directories.

Infopia

Series C in 2007
Infopia provides eCommerce software and services with its Infopia Transact solution to help merchants grow their online business. From managing inventory across multiple online channels, to creating enterprise level websites, to integrating business applications such as CRM, Infopia provides many tools designed to increase online revenues.

Ace Metrix

Venture Round in 2010
Ace Metrix offers a live platform enabling companies to access timely, actionable data with real-time advertising campaign optimization. Through its platform companies can now access timely actionable data wherever, whenever they need to, enabling real-time advertising campaign optimization. It was founded in 2007 and headquartered in El Segundo, California.

Communicado

Series A in 2006
Communicado provides software platforms, management processes and real-time communication expertise needed by business organizations and industry partners to make convergence work for everyone. Onsite or remote, software is licensed or provided as a service.

SyncVoice Communications

Series A in 2006
SyncVoice Communications offers true lifecycle management solutions regardless of convergence level, vendor device or network topology. The company is based in Costa Mesa, California.
Piston Cloud Computing, Inc. provides Piston OpenStack, a software that automates the orchestration of a private cloud environment on commodity servers. The company also provides assistance services in planning, systems integration, and operations design; software update services; and online and customized training services for application developers, cloud operators, and cloud administrators. It serves companies building Web, mobile, and big data applications; and financial services organizations, medical research labs, service providers, and federal government agencies worldwide. Piston Cloud Computing, Inc. was founded in 2011 and is based in San Francisco, California. As of June 12, 2015, Piston Cloud Computing, Inc. operates as a subsidiary of Cisco Systems, Inc.

Bridgestream

Series A in 2004
Bridgestream was founded in 2000 and sold software for identity management and security. Bridgestream was acquired by Oracle, and products rolled into the Oracle suite of IAM products.

Employease

Series C in 2001
Human resource software application delivered as a service over the Internet; applications and services for this platform include HR benefits and payroll administration, employee self-service, interactive voice response, and total benefits outsourcing.

Notara

Series B in 1998
Notara develops software applications that automate the marketing process, such as tracking the changes to advertising and promotional campaigns with the agencies involved. The software sends the changes to the appropriate person to sign off the changes, before it moves to the next level for approval.

InsideSales.com, Inc.

Series D in 2015
XANT delivers the industry-leading sales engagement AI platform powered by Real DataTM. XANT provides solutions that accelerate revenue by enabling (sales) teams to build a better pipeline and close more deals. Our core differentiation stems from RealData that like modern AI apps such as WAZE, Netflix and Amazon use data though a collective that drives insights, scores and predictions across email, voice, LinkedIn, SMS interactions. Hundreds of customers across the globe including companies such as American Express, Cisco, John Hancock, and Pluralsight, trust XANT to drive productivity, visibility, and effectiveness in their prospect and customer interactions.

Scalent Systems

Series C in 2007
Scalent Systems, Inc. provides infrastructure virtualization software to data centers in the United States and internationally. The company offers virtual operating environment software that enables data centers to react to changing business needs by changing what servers are running and how those servers are connected to network and storage. It also offers software development kits. The company's customers include enterprise data centers, managed service providers, and server operations infrastructure companies, and various government entities. Its software products are available directly, and through partners and resellers in the United States and internationally. The company was founded in 2003 and is based in Palo Alto, California.

NuoDB, Inc.

Series A in 2010
NuoDB’s distributed SQL database for cloud applications helps customers get applications to market faster and reduce their total cost of ownership. Software vendors and e-commerce companies rely on NuoDB to obtain the combination of scale-out simplicity, elasticity, and continuous availability that cloud applications require, with the transactional consistency and durability that databases of record demand. As a result, customers can capitalize on modern technologies such as cloud computing and containerization to ensure their applications are ready for today’s evolving expectations, as well as any future requirements. NuoDB is headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, with offices in Dublin, London, and Sofia.

OptiMine Software, Inc.

Series C in 2015
OptiMine Software was founded by experienced software executives, including Rob Cooley and Doug Bryan, experts in marketing applications based on data mining. Together they have more than 25 years of experience in e-commerce analytics. It provides intelligent software for advertising optimization. There flagship product, OptiMine Paid Search Bid Management, forecasts the performance of each paid search ad placement each day and automatically sets optimal bids. It is used by leading organizations such as Overstock.com and Wells Fargo and may be implemented in-house, hosted, or as software-as-a-service (SaaS).

ScreenMeet

Venture Round in 2021
ScreenMeet, Enterprise Remote Support in the cloud. The cloud-native remote support solution that is fully integrated with your existing CRM/CSM/ITSM system (Salesforce, ServiceNow, Microsoft Dynamics and Zendesk). From a ticket, case or incident see, takeover and fix any PC, MAC or mobile device. All data gets written back to your CRM for auditing, analytics and reporting.

Voltage Security

Series A in 2002
Data-centric security to combat advanced security threats inside and outside the cloud, from mainframe to mobile Voltage Security provides data-centric security and stateless key management solutions to combat new security threats and address compliance by protecting structured and unstructured data as it is used across data centers, public and private clouds and mobile devices. Voltage solutions are in use at almost 1,000 enterprise customers, including some of the world's leading brand-name companies in payments, banking, retail, insurance, energy, healthcare and government such as ING, Kaiser Permanente, Kodak, Wells Fargo and Heartland Payment Systems. Voltage solutions reduce the risks associated with theft of sensitive and private information, support privacy guidelines including PCI DSS, HITECH, U.S. Data Breach Disclosure laws and European Data Privacy directives. Offerings include Voltage SecureMail™, Voltage SecureData™, Voltage SecureFile™, Voltage SecureData Payments™, Voltage SecureData Web™, and Voltage Cloud Services™ providing cloud scale encryption for email and document encryption between businesses, partners and their customers. The company has been issued several patents based upon breakthrough research in mathematics and cryptographic systems. To learn more about Voltage customers please visit voltage.com/customers.

Skire

Series A in 2000
Skire is the global industry leader in providing cloud-based solutions for managing capital projects, facilities and real estate. Skire's Unifier system has helped manage over $300 billion in capital projects and over three billion square feet of facilities and real estate. From Global Fortune 1000 companies, including five of the Fortune 10, to universities, local municipalities and small businesses, organizations of all sizes utilize their best-in-class system to improve operations, reduce costs and enhance service delivery.

Graffiti

Seed Round in 2019
Reinventing online commenting by bringing digital markup tools (think Snapchat) to the Internet. Create Graffiti directly on top of any website, no constraints and no publisher provided text-based commenting platforms needed, and have your Graffiti discovered by other users visiting the same website. Over 700M people use digital markup tools every day to add captions, filters, emojis, drawings, etc. on top of digital content before they share with friends. Graffiti allows the digital markup generation to fully express themselves online and cannot be blocked by publishers or governments.

Dean & Deluca

Venture Round in 2000
At DEAN & DELUCA they want to share with you their passion for food of incomparable quality. For more than 35 years it has been their mission to find and provide to you the world’s finest options for cooking, eating and entertaining.

Scopus Video Networks

Series A in 2001
Scopus Video Networks develop, market and support digital video networking products, including intelligent video gateways, encoders, decoders and network management products. Their customers include satellite, cable and telecom service providers and terrestrial broadcasters, collectively referred to as network operators.

Ace Metrix

Series B in 2009
Ace Metrix offers a live platform enabling companies to access timely, actionable data with real-time advertising campaign optimization. Through its platform companies can now access timely actionable data wherever, whenever they need to, enabling real-time advertising campaign optimization. It was founded in 2007 and headquartered in El Segundo, California.

Stackery

Venture Round in 2018
Stackery, Inc. develops open source tools for developers to design, deploy, monitor, and scale cloud infrastructure. It offers Stackery, a tool to deploy and operate the entire stack, and the developer can focus on the applications. The company’s tool is also used to design stack by dragging in components, such as Docker clusters, virtual networks, and load balancers; and connect and configure services using operational practices for an error-proof deployment. Stackery, Inc. was founded in 2016 and is based in Portland, Oregon.

Five9

Series C in 2011
Five9 is a leading provider of cloud software for the enterprise contact center market, bringing the power of the cloud to thousands of customers and facilitating approximately three billion customer interactions annually. Since 2001, Five9 has led the cloud revolution in contact centers, helping organizations transition from legacy premise-based solutions to the cloud. Five9 provides businesses reliable, secure, compliant and scalable cloud contact center software designed to create exceptional customer experiences, increase agent productivity and deliver tangible business results.

MS2

Series C in 2000
MS2, Inc. defines, develops, and markets product lifecycle automation software. The company offers MS2 Accelerate, an enterprise application for the product lifecycle automation market, which encompasses various phases of a product’s lifecycle.

Infopia

Series B in 2006
Infopia provides eCommerce software and services with its Infopia Transact solution to help merchants grow their online business. From managing inventory across multiple online channels, to creating enterprise level websites, to integrating business applications such as CRM, Infopia provides many tools designed to increase online revenues.

Marquee Equity

Venture Round in 2021
Introductions to potential investors interested in pursing an investment in a private capital market opportunity.

Evostor

Series A in 2010
EvoStor is pioneering development of a new generation of storage systems purpose-built for the challenging requirements of virtual infrastructure. Storage vendors have tried to add capabilities to legacy products to address the challenges introduced by virtualization. Just adding features is not enough. EvoStor delivers innovative new technology to fully integrate with virtualization systems and management tools so they are simple to deploy and manage while providing enterprise class functionality.

Omniture

Series C in 2005
The Omniture product suite provides an integrated set of services: advanced web analytics and segmentation (SiteCatalyst, Discover and Data Warehouse), search marketing (SearchCenter), optimization (Advanced Testing and Targeting -- Offermatica and TouchClarity), and the marketing integration platform (Genesis). They also have an iPhone application that allows customers to sign into their Omniture account and view statistics from anywhere.

Crowd Factory

Series A in 2008
Crowd Factory is a social marketing platform that helps companies significantly increase the effectiveness of their marketing initiatives with powerful social marketing amplifiers. The platform consists of 3 primary components: 1) A complete suite of social marketing apps such as CrowdShare Widgets, Social Sweepstakes and Contests, Polls, Voting, Group Offers and Flash Deals 2) Powerful analytics and dashboards that give you the ability to see what is and isn’t working so you can easily test, measure, refine and repeat marketing programs 3) And a Social Database that accumulates in the background as the influencers and their social networks interact with your company. Crowd Factory's social amplifiers work across all online channels, including major social networks like Facebook, email, landing pages, display ads and more. Their innovative applications enable companies of all sizes to dramatically increase new customer acquisition, drive loyalty and engagement, and amplify brand awareness. Customers include leading B2B and B2C companies such as HBO, Universal, Billboard, The Golf Channel, Sony and McAfee.

Amberdata

Seed Round in 2017
Amberdata is defining the Cryptoeconomics data provider category. By combining validated blockchain & crypto market data from the leading crypto exchanges into a unified platform and API, Amberdata enables customers to build data-powered applications to develop and maintain an edge over their competition. The company was founded in 2017 in Palo alto, California led by Shawn Douglass.

Influitive Corporation

Series B in 2015
Influitive is driving the shift from company-centric marketing to advocate marketing. Their advocacy platform and team of experts helps the world’s most successful businesses spark, build and sustain a movement behind their brands with the participation of their greatest marketing asset: their customers. They believe the companies that put their customers at the heart of their marketing — and their business — are the ones that will win.

Notara

Series D in 2002
Notara develops software applications that automate the marketing process, such as tracking the changes to advertising and promotional campaigns with the agencies involved. The software sends the changes to the appropriate person to sign off the changes, before it moves to the next level for approval.

Aria Systems, Inc.

Series B in 2008
Proven by the world's most demanding enterprises, including AAA NCNU, Constant Contact, Falck, Hootsuite, Pitney Bowes, Audi, Adobe, Telekom Denmark, Philips, Roku, and VMware, Aria helps enterprises grow their recurring revenue businesses. Aria helps clients take advantage of each customer-driven event − known as revenue moments − with agile billing, active customer engagement, and the rapid development of new products and services. With Aria's end-to-end active monetization platform, global brands can get to market faster with a wider variety of products and services, while maximizing customer satisfaction, retention, and lifetime value.

MyPrimeTime Inc.

Series A in 1999
MyPrimeTime, Inc. operates as a media company that creates and distributes content through print, broadcast television, radio, Internet, and wireless media. It offers television and radio programming, cross-media sponsorships, direct marketing through email, and e-commerce solutions. The company also operates a community of adults seeking the best way to navigate life’s major events; and aggregates authors, speakers, consultants, and talent of all kinds who empower people to lead their lives. MyPrimeTime, Inc. was founded in 1999 and is based in San Francisco, California.

HAHT Commerce

Venture Round in 2000
HAHT Commerce, an award-winning provider of demand chain management applications was acquired by Global eXchange Services, a leading provider of B2B integration solutions in February 2004.

Tizor Systems

Series C in 2008
Tizor Systems, Inc. provides enterprise data auditing and protection solutions for monitoring and reporting data activity in the data center, databases, file servers, and mainframe applications. It offers Mantra, a network-based data auditing and protection solution that enables compliance assurance, data security, and privacy by providing data auditing, data discovery, audit reporting, theft detection, real-time alerting, and data protection. The company also offers support, education, and consulting services. Tizor Systems, Inc. was founded in 2002 and is based in Maynard, Massachusetts.

Bridgestream

Series B in 2006
Bridgestream was founded in 2000 and sold software for identity management and security. Bridgestream was acquired by Oracle, and products rolled into the Oracle suite of IAM products.

Akimbi Systems

Series B in 2005
As of June 16, 2006, Akimbi Systems, Inc. was acquired by VMware, Inc. Akimbi Systems, Inc. develops infrastructure management solutions for software development and test organizations. It offers complex configuration capture-and-restore system, a software development and test infrastructure, which allows software developers and quality assurance engineers to suspend and capture to a shared storage library. Akimbi Systems, Inc. has strategic partnership with Mercury, Microsoft, Platespin, and VMware. The company was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in San Mateo, California.

MuleSoft

Series E in 2013
MuleSoft makes it easy to connect the world’s applications, data, and devices. They provide a software platform that enables organizations to easily build application networks using APIs. APIs are the digital glue that allows applications to talk to each other and exchange data. Their flexible, unified platform connects nearly any application or system by leveraging APIs to quickly and securely share data, regardless of format or source, in application networks. It was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California,.

Mambo.com

Series C in 2000
Mambo.com is an online marketplace for planning and promoting real world activities and events. Mambo.com was launched by Greg Richards and Chris Grandi.

Amberdata

Series A in 2021
Amberdata is defining the Cryptoeconomics data provider category. By combining validated blockchain & crypto market data from the leading crypto exchanges into a unified platform and API, Amberdata enables customers to build data-powered applications to develop and maintain an edge over their competition. The company was founded in 2017 in Palo alto, California led by Shawn Douglass.

Sonatype, Inc.

Private Equity Round in 2018
Sonatype helps enterprises get precise intelligence about open source components and accelerate software innovation, quality, and security. It has a long history of partnership with the world of open source software development. From being a core contributor to Apache Maven, to supporting the world’s largest repository of open source components (Central), to distributing the world's most popular repository manager (Nexus), Sonatype exists for one simple reason; to help accelerate software innovation. Sonatype was established in 2008 and is based in Fulton, Maryland with offices in McLean, London, and Sydney.

NuoDB, Inc.

Series B in 2014
NuoDB’s distributed SQL database for cloud applications helps customers get applications to market faster and reduce their total cost of ownership. Software vendors and e-commerce companies rely on NuoDB to obtain the combination of scale-out simplicity, elasticity, and continuous availability that cloud applications require, with the transactional consistency and durability that databases of record demand. As a result, customers can capitalize on modern technologies such as cloud computing and containerization to ensure their applications are ready for today’s evolving expectations, as well as any future requirements. NuoDB is headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, with offices in Dublin, London, and Sofia.

Blissfully

Seed Round in 2018
Blissfully helps companies discover, integrate, and manage the right technologies by providing hands-on IT as a Service and complementary software. Blissfully was proudly founded in 2016 by serial technology-entrepreneurs. Previously, they founded Boundless, an education company that creates online textbooks and learning tools. Boundless raised over $10M in venture capital, reaches millions of students and teachers every month, and was acquired in 2015.

Baynote

Venture Round in 2011
Baynote software provides a smart data hub that leverages historical data and real-time behavior, creating a holistic view of the consumer across all devices. The technology utilizes big data and predictive intelligence to create meaningful one-to-one consumer and buyer profiles. Retailers can use the profiles and personalization tools to create an individualized, relevant experience for each and every consumer. Baynote’s innovative approach to individualized commerce has helped hundreds of retailers across the globe to accelerate their brand experience.

Domo

Series C in 2014
Domo, Inc. operates a cloud-based platform in the United States. Its platform digitally connects from the chief executive officer to the frontline employee with the people, data, and systems in an organization, giving them access to real-time data and insights, and allowing them to manage business from smartphones. The company was formerly known as Domo Technologies, Inc. and changed its name to Domo, Inc. in December 2011. Domo, Inc. was founded in 2010 and is headquartered in American Fork, Utah.

Flite, Inc

Series C in 2011
Flite is a creative management platform that powers creatives and marketers from top-tier brands, agencies, and publishers. Its platform gives creative professionals the power to design visually stunning ads on live, interactive canvases, while giving marketers the ability to launch, manage, measure and optimize digital ad campaigns in real-time, at scale, all in one seamless experience. Founded in 2006, Flite builds innovative technology to power creativity. Flite is headquartered in San Francisco with offices in New York City and Chicago and is backed by Sequoia Capital, HWVP, General Catalyst Venture Partners, Conde Nast, Iris Capital, and Harrison Metal.

MyDrugRep

Venture Round in 2000
MyDrugRep.com is an innovative new sales channel enabling the pharmaceutical industry to market its products directly to physicians via the Internet. With offices in Newport Beach, CA, and Philadelphia, PA, MyDrugRep.com also is a leading provider of online pharmaceutical services for physicians and other licensed prescribers. The company delivers value to physicians by providing access to nearly 220 pharmaceutical companies and their respective resources through one portal. The management team is composed of professionals from leading companies in the pharmaceutical industry such as Bristol Myers Squibb, Astra-Zeneca, Genentech, Merck & Co. Inc., Medical Economics and ICN Pharmaceuticals. For more information, visit www.mydrugrep.com.

inFreeDA

Series A in 2005
Free ad-supported phone based directory assistance service

Aria Systems, Inc.

Series E in 2016
Proven by the world's most demanding enterprises, including AAA NCNU, Constant Contact, Falck, Hootsuite, Pitney Bowes, Audi, Adobe, Telekom Denmark, Philips, Roku, and VMware, Aria helps enterprises grow their recurring revenue businesses. Aria helps clients take advantage of each customer-driven event − known as revenue moments − with agile billing, active customer engagement, and the rapid development of new products and services. With Aria's end-to-end active monetization platform, global brands can get to market faster with a wider variety of products and services, while maximizing customer satisfaction, retention, and lifetime value.