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DFJ began in 1985 with a focus on early-stage companies. Tim Draper, a third-generation VC with a passion for technology and unconventional thinking, teamed with John Fisher, a former colleague of Draper's, known for his deep enterprise and tech finance experience. Together they shaped the firm's foundational philosophy of investing in people first. One of their first recruits was co-founder Steve Jurvetson. Together they went on to invest in break out companies like Baidu, Hotmail, and Skype. A decade ago, they added their Growth team dedicated to late-stage investing. Today, they have two teams investing two funds. Their Venture team works with founders in the early phases of company building. Their Growth team partners with companies entering hyper-growth mode. DFJ has backed 27 companies that have each achieved more than $1 billion in realized value through an initial public offering or acquisition.

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BrightSource Energy

Series C in 2008
BrightSource Energy designs and builds large scale solar plants that deliver low-cost solar energy in the form of steam and/or electricity, at prices competitive with fossil fuels, to industrial and utility customers worldwide. BrightSource Energy enables industrial and utility companies to lessen their dependency on fossil fuels by providing a low cost, reliable source of clean energy during periods of peak usage. BrightSource Energy's corporate headquarters are located in Oakland, California.
Komli Media is Asia Pacific’s leading media technology company with solutions across display, mobile, social, and video for marketers, agencies and publishers. Komli is building next-generation platforms that leverage the power of programmatic buying to make advertising across display, mobile and social simpler and transparent.

eYak (Sonexis)

Venture Round in 2000
eYak (Sonexis) is an IP telephony services company. It provides internet protocol media server software and solutions for voice applications. The company was founded by Jeff Flowers in 1999 and is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts.

Yield Software

Series B in 2008
[Yield Software](http://www.yieldsoftware.com/): The Yield Web Marketing Suite integrates Natural Search (SEO), Paid Search (PPC) and Landing Page Optimization in a single, powerful Web-based system. Users report they have saved time and lowered costs while driving new website traffic and better conversion rates, leading to increased revenues. via: [Yield Software](http://www.yieldsoftware.com/)

SportPursuit

Venture Round in 2013
SportPursuit is the UKs first sport-specific flash sales website featuring top quality sports products and services from the world's best brands. During their 7 days flash sales, members receive exclusive access to sales at up to 70% off RRP in a fun, content rich, personalised environment. SportPursuit works very closely with its brand partners to help enhance their brand image through push marketing to their large targeted member base of sports enthusiasts, encouraging brand engagement and trial.

Ember Technologies

Seed Round in 2001
Ember is a design-led temperature control brand whose mission is to revolutionize the way people eat, drink and live. Founded by inventor and serial entrepreneur Clay Alexander, Ember designs and develops patented technology and products that disrupt industries across healthcare, wellness, consumer products and more. From inventing the world’s first temperature control smart mug, to revolutionizing the cold chain for temperature sensitive medicines, Ember is creating a multidisciplinary temperature control platform that brings precision temperature control to your fingertips.

Prosper

Series E in 2011
Prosper is an online lending platform that connects people who want to borrow money with individuals and institutions. Its platform provides lists of loan requests with low, fixed-rate loans and no hidden fees or prepayment penalties, enabling clients to easily gain access to affordable personal loans and investors to earn solid returns via a data-driven underwriting model. The company was founded in 2005 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.

Vital Therapies

Venture Round in 2012
As of April 12, 2019, Vital Therapies, Inc. was acquired by Immunic AG, in a reverse merger transaction. Vital Therapies, Inc., a biotherapeutic company, focuses on developing cell-based therapies for the treatment of acute forms of liver failure. The company was formerly known as Vitagen Acquisition Corp. and changed its name to Vital Therapies, Inc. in June 2003. Vital Therapies, Inc. was founded in 2003 and is based in San Diego, California.

Desi Hits

Series B in 2008
Desi Hits! is an entertainment/lifestyle hub for anyone curious about Desi culture. We aim to provide Desi lifestyle/culture and music in a format that cannot be found anywhere else. Desi Hits! aims to make South Asian culture more widely dispersed and understood as well as offering a platform for South Asian artists to promote themselves globally. Desi Hits! draws on the multicultural backgrounds of our target audience, namely the “Desi”, who can often be described as bilingual, trendy, cosmopolitan and as likely to jive to Madonna as they are to Bollywood. We focus heavily on bi-cultural remixes as they uniquely represent the next generation (and beyond) South Asian experience. It’s an exciting time for the South Asian community, particularly as the cross pollination of cultural heritage is spilling into the mainstream. Icons such as Aishwarya Rai and pop idols such as M.I.A. point to a new hybrid pop vernacular that represents South Asians everywhere. The impact on global pop can be seen by the fact that artists such as Britney Spears, Madonna, Jay-Z and Timbaland have put a South Asian spin to their music and are working with Desi producers and artists. The Desi Hits! offering, however, is not exclusively South Asian. Desi Hits! covers mainstream as well as bicultural news, music, interviews and lifestyle content with a global perspective since the next generation Desi wants it all and is currently forced to go to multiple vendors to get it. To that end, Desi Hits! will just as soon cover Usher and P Diddy as it would up and coming South Asian artists like Jay Sean and Rishi Rich or even Bollywood.
Canvera Digital Technologies Pvt Ltd. operates as an online digital photography company in India. It offers prints, calendars, and photobooks. The company also provides Canvera Pro Designer, which provides desktop software for designing and ordering. Canvera Digital Technologies Pvt Ltd. was incorporated in 2007 and is based in Bangalore, India.

SolarCity

Series D in 2008
SolarCity is the nation's 1 leading provider of solar energy systems that deliver reliable clean energy to homes and businesses. SolarCity went public on the NASDAQ exchange in 2012 with a market cap of around $600 million.

Polaris Wireless, Inc.

Series B in 2004
Polaris Wireless, Inc. develops and offers software-based 3D location solutions to wireless operators, law enforcement and government agencies, and location-based application companies. The company provides 3D Location Platform, a cloud-based platform enabling applications that locate any mobile device on any network, indoors, and in real-time; and OmniLocate, integration and quicker time-to-market solution. It caters to public safety, hospitality, and healthcare industries. Polaris Wireless, Inc. was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Mountain View, California with additional offices in Zug, Switzerland and Singapore.

Enviz

Series A in 2000
Enviz is the technology leader in business intelligence for the user experience. The comprehensive Enviz service is designed for business managers seeking to evaluate and improve the ROI of their e-business. With a powerful and flexible software service, Enviz is the only company that offers natural observation of Web users to provide accurate results and recommendations that directly impact the bottom line. Headquartered in Redwood City, CA, Enviz is privately held with funding from Draper Fisher Jurvetson and Stanford University.

Chartbeat Inc.

Series B in 2012
Chartbeat is a content intelligence platform for publishers that empowers companies to build loyal audiences with real-time and historical editorial analytics across desktop, social, and mobile platforms. The company helps digital publishing organizations understand what, within their content, is keeping people engaged. It shows visitors, load times, and referring sites on a minute-by-minute basis. The service also provides alerts the second your Website crashes or slows to a crawl. The company was founded in 2009 and is based in New York.
Bharat Light and Power Private Limited intend to own and operate power generation facilities. It intends to generate power through wind, solar, bio mass, hydro, and gas. The company was incorporated in 2010 and is based in New Delhi, India.

EnerNOC

Series B in 2006
EnerNoc's technology-enabled energy management solutions help meet the needs of utilities/grid operators that deliver energy and are responsible for maintaining the real-time balance between supply and demand.

Jibe

Series B in 2013
At Jibe, we create global recruiting software solutions to help the world’s leading companies identify, engage, and hire the best talent. Jibe's core technology is the Jibe Recruiting Cloud, a SaaS-based platform that enables leading companies to hire the best talent, regardless of their existing systems. Through this platform, Jibe provides a suite of products including personalized career sites and recruiting tools for sourcing, nurturing and marketing to candidates. Jibe currently serves the world's leading Fortune 500 companies, including Johnson & Johnson, FedEx, Marriott, and American Express. Elevated by strategic partnerships with Google and LinkedIn and backed by their expertise in recruiting technology, Jibe continues to be an innovative leader in the changing world of talent acquisition.

Emilio Health

Series B in 2021
Brightline is a technology-enabled behavioral health home for children and their families. Brightline delivers integrated care through innovative technology, virtual behavioral health services, and a collaborative care team focused on supporting children across developmental stages and their families.

Skype

Series B in 2004
Skype Communications SARL provides an application to meet and collaborate online with people via computer, mobile, or tablet devices worldwide. Its application enables users to make audio and video calls, instant messages, and mobile and landline calls with friends and families; and have professional online meetings. The company was founded in 2003 and is based in Luxembourg. Skype Communications SARL operates as a subsidiary of Microsoft Corporation.

Xfire

Series B in 2003
Provides social gaming and networking services, shares in-game screen shots and videos, and live-streams gameplay

NanoOpto

Series D in 2006
NanoOpto is applying proprietary nano-optics and nano-manufacturing technology to design and make components for optical systems and networks. Based on years of research, the company's technology allows orders of magnitude more rapid prototyping, higher performance, and lower overall system cost. Both on its own and with corporate partners, NanoOpto will use subwavelength techniques to produce better conventional optical components and also to create new classes of integrated components. The company's development of proprietary nano-pattern transfer techniques forms the basis for high volume manufacture at its facility in Somerset, New Jersey.

Epocrates

Series B in 2000
Epocrates develops mobile and online clinical information and decision support software that enables health-care professionals to find answers more quickly and confidently at the point of care. 1 out of 3 U.S. physicians and 1 out of 3 U.S. medical students currently use Epocrates software.

Ooma, Inc.

Series B in 2007
Ooma (NYSE: OOMA) creates powerful connected experiences for businesses and consumers, delivered from its smart cloud-based SaaS platform. For businesses of all sizes, Ooma provides advanced voice and collaboration features that are flexible and scalable. For consumers, Ooma provides PureVoice HD voice quality, advanced functionality and integration with their mobile devices. Ooma’s groundbreaking home security solution delivers a full range of wireless security sensors and a smart video camera, putting consumers in charge of protecting their homes. Learn more at www.ooma.com.

EdeniQ Inc.

Venture Round in 2014
Edeniq, Inc. is a leading biotechnology company that develops processes for producing and measuring cellulosic ethanol from corn kernel fiber through its Intellulose technology. Edeniq’s Intellulose requires zero capital investment and is easily integrated into existing ethanol production facilities. Edeniq was established in 2008 and is headquartered in Visalia, Calif. with a field office in Omaha, Neb. More information can be found at www.edeniq.com.

Brightkite

Venture Round in 2009
Use Brightkite to meet people around you, keep up with your friends, explore and discover new places. Brightkite is the real time social discovery network. 1 Million people use Brightkite's free services every week, which are available to anyone, anywhere, worldwide. All you need is a mobile phone or Web browser to bring your friends together in the real world, wherever you may be. The award-winning company is headquartered in Burlingame, California. To learn more about using your phone as a social discovery tool, visit us at www.brightkite.com.

Planet Metrics

Series A in 2008
Planet Metrics is a carbon information management (CIM) software company that provides streamlined modeling, analytics and complex data visualization for corporate sustainability strategists and product innovation teams. Planet Metric's goal is to guide customers in their corporate decision making to achieve sustainability goals and improve financial performance. Working with major brands in automotive, consumer packaged goods, retail, technology, and other industries, Planet Metrics provides Rapid Carbon Modeling (RCM) technology which offers organizations software to model, visualize, and manage carbon reduction efforts throughout the company's operations. Integrated analytics and visualizations make it easy to identify hot spots of carbon intensity in packaging, supply chain, transportation, logistics, and disposal. Planet Metrics solutions are typically deployed in under 30 days, and integrate existing Lifecycle Assessment (LCA) data, GHG Inventories, and other enterprise business application data.

Diamanti

Series A in 2016
Diamanti is the technology leader in bare-metal container infrastructure. Purpose-built for modern cloud and open-source environments, Diamanti’s container platform gives infrastructure architects, IT operations, and application owners the speed, simplicity, efficiency, and control they need to run stateful containerized applications in production.

Agradis

Venture Round in 2012
Agradis is an agricultural biotechnology company formed in 2011 to improve the sustainability and efficiency of crop production agriculture.

GameSalad

Series A in 2012
GameSalad Inc. provides a mobile game development platform. It offers GameSalad Creator, which allows game developers to design, publish, and distribute original games for iOS, Android, HTML5, Kindle, Windows, Tizen, and other online platforms. The company also operates an online community for users to express and share their ideas through games. GameSalad Inc. was formerly known as Gendai Games, Inc. and changed its name to GameSalad Inc. in November 2010. The company was founded in 2007 and is based in Austin, Texas.

d.light design

Series A in 2008
d.light design inc. designs, manufactures, distributes, and sells solar light and power products for households and small businesses worldwide. The company solar lanterns, home systems, and appliances. It serves customers through a network of importers, distributors, and retailers, as well as online. The company was founded in 2004 and is based in Palo Alto, California with additional offices in Shenzhen, China; Gurgaon, India; Nairobi, Kenya; Kampala, Uganda; and Lagos, Nigeria.

CenterPost Communications

Series C in 2001
CenterPost Communications is a leading provider of enterprise multi-channel solutions for automating communications between companies and their customers via voice, email, fax, wireless text and instant messaging. CenterPost's solutions are designed to help companies acquire, care for, grow and retain customers by enabling frequent and relevant customer contact at a price-point that is far superior to traditional methods.

Ripple TV

Series C in 2008
Ripple TV operates a national network of digital advertising screens targeting the areas of extended leisure time for people on-the-go. Ripple TV’s national network consists of thousands of screens located in places such as coffee shops, bookstores, and other high-traffic specialty retail locations for people who like to hang out and happen to have some attention to spare. Ripple TV was launched in 2006 and is headquartered in El Segundo, California.

Doximity

Series C in 2014
Founded in 2011, Doximity connects physicians and clinicians to make them more successful and productive. It is the largest professional medical network with over 70 percent of all U.S. physicians as members. The network enables medical professionals to communicate with colleagues and patients, and to share their perspectives on the latest health care trends and research. Doximity is based in San Francisco and was created by the founders of Epocrates and Rock Health. To learn more, visit www.doximity.com

Splashtop

Series A in 2006
Splashtop, Inc. provides remote desktop solutions that enable people to access and control their favorite applications, files, and data via their mobile devices. Its products include Splashtop On-Demand Support, a solution that connects users’ computers with a session code; Splashtop Personal, a solution to access home computers; Splashtop Enterprise, a multiple remote-access for educational institutions; and Splashtop Business, a remote access solution for business users or teams. The company also provides Mirroring360 that lets users to wirelessly share and record their Chromebook, iPad, iPhone, Android, Windows, and Mac screens, as well as music, movies, TV shows, photos, games, and applications; and Splashtop Classroom, which allows teachers to share their desktops and applications. In addition, it offers Splashtop Whiteboard, a solution that lets educators, sales professionals, trainers, etc. to turn tablets into interactive whiteboards; and Splashtop Wired XDisplay, a solution to turn iPads or iPhones into high performance monitors for users’ computers. Splashtop, Inc. was formerly known as DeviceVM, Inc. and changed its name in October 2010. The company was founded in 2006 and is based in San Jose, California with additional offices in China, Japan, and Taiwan. It also has operations in the Netherlands.

Stiki Digital

Series A in 2008
Stiki Digital enables companies to offer digital content as promotional gifts and point of sales rewards.

Hive Meetup

Series D in 2008
Meetup brings people together in thousands of cities to do more of what they want to do in life. It is organized around one simple idea: when they get together and do the things that matter to us, they’re at their best. And that’s what Meetup does. It brings people together to do, explore, teach, and learn the things that help them come alive. Meetup was established in 2002 and is based in New York City.

Eventful

Series C in 2008
Eventful, the leading digital media company, powers the online ecosystem of local events and entertainment. Over 20 million people rely on Eventful to find out what's happening and decide what to do. Eventful's unique, social media platform, "Demand it!" empowers fans to influence content and location of entertainment and live events. Music promoters, film studios, ticketing companies and other industry providers use Demand it! to engage with fans and determine their routing schedules or theatrical distribution. National marketers rely on Eventful to drive local awareness, commerce, attendance and tune-in. Thousands of digital publishers also rely on Eventful to power their local events and entertainment content. Eventful's proprietary technologies provide a global platform for local event discovery: the world's largest selection of local event content, content management system, state-of-the-art recommendation engine, email platform delivering personalized, localized content and commercial offers, robust API platform, localization system, Demand it! and a self-service premium listing platform. Eventful competitors include [Upcoming.org](http://www.Upcoming.org) and [Zvents](http://www.crunchbase.com/organization/zvents/).

Canvera Digital Technologies

Venture Round in 2010
Canvera Digital Technologies Pvt Ltd. operates as an online digital photography company in India. It offers prints, calendars, and photobooks. The company also provides Canvera Pro Designer, which provides desktop software for designing and ordering. Canvera Digital Technologies Pvt Ltd. was incorporated in 2007 and is based in Bangalore, India.

CrowdAI

Series A in 2021
CrowdAI, Inc. develops an artificial-intelligence (AI)-as-a-service platform that sends autonomous vehicles, satellite, or drone images. Its solutions are used to identify features in satellite imagery and track moving obstacles for self-driving cars and automated drones. CrowdAI, Inc. was founded in 2016 and is based in Mountain View, California.

Median Technologies

Series B in 2004
MEDIAN Technologies develops medical imaging software and services dedicated to oncology clinical trials, cancer screening, and clinical practice. The company standardizes and automates the interpretation of medical images in oncology to optimize the diagnosis of cancer patients and the assessment of their response to therapy. The company serves two primary markets: drug development and patient care. MEDIAN Technologies has a strategic partnership with a contract research organization to offer integrated imaging services for clinical trials to biopharma sponsors worldwide, and a strategic partnership with Canon to develop new imaging technologies, and to address the patient care market. MEDIAN Technologies was founded in 2002 and is based in Sophia-Antipolis, France.

Siimpel Corporation

Series D in 2008
Applies high precision MEMS platform technology to enable the reduction in size of high-performance digital cameras

Zettaset, Inc.

Series A in 2011
Zettaset is a software-defined encryption provider whose products protect against data theft and can be transparently deployed across all physical and virtual environments. Its products are designed for medium to large enterprises that deal with sensitive information that would expose them, financially and reputationally, in the event of a breach. Unlike traditional solutions that are appliance-based, Zettaset is a cost-effective, software-only solution that is easy to deploy, does not impact performance, and scales with your business from on premise to the cloud.

Technorati

Series D in 2009
Technorati, Inc. builds tools and services that accelerate publishers’ programmatic revenues. Its advertising platform uses technology and real-time market insights to optimize digital advertising interactions across a publisher network. The company offers Contango that supports publishers with a technology platform for aggregating and managing demand partnerships in real time. Technorati, Inc. was founded in 2002 and is based in San Francisco, California. As of February 26, 2016, Technorati, Inc. operates as a subsidiary of Synacor, Inc.

Ipedo Inc

Series A in 2001
Ipedo delivers innovative enterprise information integration software that provides on-demand intelligence to users. The award-winning Ipedo XIP combines powerful SQL and XML Query processing, enabling organizations to fuse together information from any database, content source or Web Service. Customers in financial services, government, life sciences, manufacturing, and high technology organizations rely on its patented Dual-Core Query Architecture to power a range of business critical applications.

Planitax

Series A in 2003
Planitax, Inc. provides corporate tax software and services to enable corporate tax departments to manage the data. The company offers Data Collector, which automates the error prone and time consuming task of tax package data collection; Tax Positions that manages FIN 48 related tax positions; Provision Manager, which enable companies to manage and control tax information and documentation to calculate the tax provision; Workflow Manager to automates repeatable tax processes; and R&D Tax Credit Manager that is designed for companies to file federal and state R&D tax credits, as well as to automate survey distribution, monitors survey responses, and calculates federal and state credits. It also provides Audit Manager, which tracks audit information and provides rapid access to supporting documentation; Tax Operations and File Manager, a document storage and tracking solution for corporate tax, project management, and tax calendaring; and Global Entity Manager that tracks entity attributes, including governance information, mergers and acquisition activity, tax jurisdictions, registered agents, transfer pricing agreements, and inter-company transactions. Planitax, Inc. was founded in 1999 and is based in Alameda, California.

Tacit Software

Venture Round in 2004
Tacit Software is a provider of collaboration and knowledge management software and the company behind illumio (www.illumio.com), a productivity tool for monitoring news, blogs, and wikis and connecting with others to share knowledge and expertise. illumio is used by individuals and organizations to more effectively discover and share information by delivering to users only what's important to them. Tacit's enterprise customers include some of the world's leading Fortune 500 companies including Lockheed Martin, Morgan Stanley, and Northrop Grumman.

Transcarent

Series B in 2021
Transcarent is a consumer digital health company, uses a combination of software, technology, and data science to empower consumers with information and access, leading to better outcomes and more cost-effective decisions. We believe that having the right information, tools, and incentives in the decision-making process can be positively transformative in the way we all experience healthcare.

D-Wave Systems

Venture Round in 2014
D-Wave Systems designs and manufactures quantum computing and superconducting electronics. It offers D-Wave One system, a computing system that is designed for industrial problems encountered by Fortune 500 companies, government, and academia. The company also provides customer support, site preparation, site installation, training packages, and on-site engineer support services. D-Wave Systems was founded in 1999 and is based in Burnaby, Canada. The company has additional offices and R&D facilities in Palo Alto, California.

Nervana

Series A in 2015
Nervana focuses on building technology to power the next generation of intelligent applications. Founded by experts in machine learning, neuroscience, processor architecture, and chip design, Nervana Systems is bringing unprecedented scale and simplicity to the application of brain-inspired algorithms. It was founded in 2014 and headquartered in San Diego, California.

Technorati

Series B in 2004
Technorati, Inc. builds tools and services that accelerate publishers’ programmatic revenues. Its advertising platform uses technology and real-time market insights to optimize digital advertising interactions across a publisher network. The company offers Contango that supports publishers with a technology platform for aggregating and managing demand partnerships in real time. Technorati, Inc. was founded in 2002 and is based in San Francisco, California. As of February 26, 2016, Technorati, Inc. operates as a subsidiary of Synacor, Inc.

Yammer

Series E in 2012
Yammer is an enterprise social network established to foster team collaboration, empower employees, and drive business transformation. It enables employees to collaborate in real time across departments, geographies, and business applications. It also helps them create groups to collaborate on projects and share and edit documents. The service of yammer.com can be accessed through the web, desktop and mobile devices including iPhone, iPad, Windows Phone, Android, and Blackberry, enabling a “virtual office” that employees can plug into while on-the-go. Additionally, Yammer can be easily integrated with other systems such as Microsoft SharePoint, creating a social layer across all enterprise applications. Yammer has secured more than 7 million users, including employees from 85 percent of the Fortune 500 companies. Founded in 2008, Yammer is now a part of Microsoft.

Konarka Technologies

Series C in 2004
Konarka Technologies, Inc. develops and advances nano-enabled polymer photovoltaic materials for commercial, industrial, government, and consumer applications. It provides standard products to serve portable power needs; and custom solutions, such as roll up chargers, personal accessories, and fold up chargers. The company's products are used in outdoor, portable power, indoor and remote sensing, and mission critical applications. It has strategic partnerships with Air Products, 24 Innovations, Kurz, SkyShades, Chevron, Merck, Toppan Forms, Dupont, Siemens, and the U.S. Air Force. Konarka Technologies, Inc. was founded in 2001 and is headquartered in Lowell, Massachusetts with business development offices in Asia. It has a research and development facility in Austria. The company has operations in the United States, Europe, and Asia.

Xtime

Series D in 2004
Xtime is the leading provider of hosted Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and Scheduling software for automotive service departments in North America. Xtime has over 3,000 dealerships, registered over 1 Million customers and processes over 1 Million appointments a month. Xtime is the exclusive or preferred provider for many of the leading global automotive manufacturers, including Lexus, Toyota Canada, Toyota US, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Nissan, Infiniti, VW, Audi, Chrysler and Hyundai. Xtime is also the trusted choice for many of the industry's leading dealership groups, including AutoNation, Group 1 Automotive, Sonic Automotive, West Herr, Luther, Ferman and Checkered Flag. Xtime is based in Redwood Shores, California.

Raydiance

Series D in 2012
Raydiance is the world’s leading developer of ultrafast laser technology. Raydiance has built a deeply experienced team that draws expertise from the software, microelectronics, telecommunications and photonics industries. Creator of the first compact, reliable, “industrial grade” femtosecond laser platform, Raydiance is powering an explosion of innovation in manufacturing, healthcare, defense and more. Raydiance began when senior Defense Department officials introduced technology pioneer Barry Schuler to a DARPA project designed to miniaturize ultrafast lasers for military applications. Schuler immediately grasped the compelling capabilities of ultrafast lasers – if they could be liberated from highly controlled lab environments and transformed into small, inexpensive photonic engines that could power many applications. Schuler brought together a world-class team to build the world’s first miniaturized, computer controlled, software driven “plug and play” ultrafast laser platform. Raydiance’s Smart LightTM technology is transforming a wide array of sectors, including medical micro-devices, clean tech energy, consumer electronics and defense applications. The company has built the world’s first high-volume manufacturing facility capable of scaling production to thousands of units per year. Further, it has invented key technologies—such as its proprietary fiber delivery system—that support volume commercialization. By aggregating many markets onto its platform, Raydiance is using volume-manufacturing techniques to drive costs down and open market opportunities. The company is rapidly transforming ultrafast technology from a unique research tool into a practical and broadly accessible platform technology.

Horizon Discovery Group plc

Venture Round in 2010
Horizon Discovery Group PLC is a UK life science company that uses gene editing and gene modulation platforms to produce cells, applying them in research and clinical applications that advance human health. The Company’s gene editing and gene modulation platform, are able to alter almost any DNA sequence or RNA transcription, has generated a catalogue of over 1,000,000 cell and reagent products that help researchers recapitulate the genetic and protein anomalies found in diseases like cancer. These models have been adopted by c12, 000 organizations to better understand of the predictors and drivers of disease and drug response, and by Horizon in a range of services offered to customers, as well as in the Company’s own research R&D pipeline.

Qmobile

Series A in 2004
Qmobile is one of the service providers in the emerging digital media industry. Launched in 2003 and leveraging the founding team's deep domain knowledge, Qmobile has delivered compelling entertainment and information services to almost one million mobile phone users across the US, and now has over 350,000 subscribers. The company currently offers downloadable ringtones, wallpaper images and games. It also runs a SMS chat service, and additional services are under development.

Liquid Machines

Series A in 2002
Liquid Machines' Enterprise Rights Management (ERM) software provides control of electronic corporate assets throughout the information lifecycle, making users more efficient and reducing the risk of compliance violations and intellectual property leakage. Liquid Machines’ Enterprise Rights Management solutions enable organizations to persistently control access and usage of electronic information regardless of where it exists without changing the way users work.

Magnolia Broadband

Series B in 2002
Magnolia Broadband, Inc. provides RF services to the wireless market. It offers value proposition and broadband technology products to the multimedia services. The company was founded in 2000 and is based in Englewood, New Jersey.

NanoString Technologies

Series A in 2005
NanoString Technologies (NASDAQ: NSTG) is a publicly held provider of life science tools for translational research and molecular diagnostics. The company's technology enables a wide variety of basic research, translational medicine and in vitro diagnostics applications. NanoString's products are based on a novel digital molecular barcoding technology invented at the Institute for Systems Biology (ISB) in Seattle under direction of Dr. Leroy Hood. The company was founded in 2003 with an exclusive license to develop and market the technology. In 2008, NanoString launched its first commercial instrument system and began international sales operations with its first multiplexed assays for gene expression analysis. In 2010, the company launched new applications for the system to support microRNA analysis and copy number variation detection, and in 2013 launched Prosigna®, its first in vitro diagnostic product for prognosis of early stage breast cancer.

IZEA

Series A in 2006
IZEA operates the premier online marketplace that connects brands with influential content creators. IZEA creators range from leading bloggers and social media personalities to A-List celebrities and professional journalists. Creators are compensated for developing and distributing unique content on behalf of brands including long form text, videos, photos and status updates. Brands receive influential consumer content and engaging, shareable stories that drive awareness.

Liquid Machines

Series C in 2006
Liquid Machines' Enterprise Rights Management (ERM) software provides control of electronic corporate assets throughout the information lifecycle, making users more efficient and reducing the risk of compliance violations and intellectual property leakage. Liquid Machines’ Enterprise Rights Management solutions enable organizations to persistently control access and usage of electronic information regardless of where it exists without changing the way users work.

Box

Series D in 2011
Box is an online file sharing and cloud content management service offering unlimited storage, custom branding, and administrative controls. After starting as a college business project in 2005, Box was officially launched in March of 2006 with the vision of connecting people, devices, and networks. Box provides more than 8 million users with secure cloud content management and collaboration. They say their platform "allows personal and commercial content to be accessible, sharable, and storable in any format from anywhere." It also helps businesses of all sizes in every industry securely access and manages their critical information in the cloud. It was founded in 2005 and is headquartered in Redwood City, California.
Mtime.com Inc. operates as a film portal and film promotion company in China. It provides entertainment news. The company also offers online ticketing and movie merchandising services. It enables fans to to purchase tickets via the website, mobile app, and in-theater kiosks. The company develops film-themed products. The company was founded in 2005 and is based in China. As of August 10, 2016, Mtime.com Inc. operates as a subsidiary of Wanda Cinema Line Co., Ltd.

InsightSquared

Series B in 2013
InsightSquared offers the industry's most complete and flexible Revenue Intelligence Platform, featuring six integrated solutions in one. We empower revenue professionals to make better decisions by equipping them with actionable, real-time intelligence that drives predictable growth. B2B organizations worldwide rely on InsightSquared to build stronger, healthier pipelines, improve conversion rates, target rep coaching, boost forecast accuracy and significantly increase competitive win rates. For more information, visit www.insightsquared.com.

Troika Networks

Venture Round in 2000
Troika Networks, Inc. provides storage network data protection and management integrated solutions, hosting platforms, and enabling technologies. Its integrated solutions, application hosting platforms, and embedded technology provide a cost-effective approach for implementing disaster recovery, backup, and volume management functionality through original equipment manufacturers and resellers worldwide. The company was founded in 1998 and is based in Westlake Village, California.

Technorati

Series C in 2007
Technorati, Inc. builds tools and services that accelerate publishers’ programmatic revenues. Its advertising platform uses technology and real-time market insights to optimize digital advertising interactions across a publisher network. The company offers Contango that supports publishers with a technology platform for aggregating and managing demand partnerships in real time. Technorati, Inc. was founded in 2002 and is based in San Francisco, California. As of February 26, 2016, Technorati, Inc. operates as a subsidiary of Synacor, Inc.

Planet Labs Inc.

Series B in 2013
Planet Labs, Inc., a space and analytics company, provides information about the changing planet. The company operates a fleet of earth imaging satellites to frequently image the entire planet and provide open access to that information. Planet Labs Inc. was formerly known as Cosmogia, Inc. The company was incorporated in 2010 and is based in San Francisco, California.

Mythic

Series A in 2016
Mythic Inc. designs and develops silicon chips and intelligence processing unit (IPU) based on artificial intelligence (AI). Its AI platform puts desktop GPU compute capabilities and neural networks onto a button-sized chip. The company was formerly known as Isocline Engineering Corporation. Mythic Inc. was founded in 2012 and is based in Redwood City, California with an additional office in Austin, Texas.

Everdream

Series B in 2000
Digital content agency providing on-demand personal computer and desktop management software services

SkyGrid

Series A in 2006
SkyGrid is a real-time web service that keeps people up-to-date on the things they care about. It is located in Sunnyvale, California and is operated and privately owned by SkyGrid, Inc. In April 2010, SkyGrid launched on the Apple iPad with an application to browse and share streams of news. People use SkyGrid to receive updates on trending news and to follow their personal interests. SkyGrid's name comes from the combining the word "Sky" representing a vast limitless space and "Grid" a simple way to organize an unlimited amount of information. SkyGrid was founded by Kevin Pomplun, in 2005 when he was 22 years old. SkyGrid began building technology to create a way for people to see what information was traveling the fastest. As a result of this, Pomplun invented Information Velocity and was issued a United States Patent Aug 23, 2007. SkyGrid began as a real-time search service, then licensed it to the financial market, and now has returned to its original use to provide updates on information people are interested in. In January 2011, SkyGrid announced the launch of SkyGrid Groups; a service that connects people with the music artists, brands, and public figures they are passionate about. Groups is a new social forum; connecting the conversations people are having all over the web — on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and hundreds of other places — in one place. For ex, music artists use Groups to connect with fans who are excited about an upcoming show. Brands use Groups to connect with customers who are excited about a new product. Public figures use Groups to connect with voters who are excited about akey issue in their community. Even humanitarian causes are now using Groups to connect with people who want to help.

Human Longevity, Inc.

Series A in 2014
Human Longevity (HLI) is the genomic-based, health intelligence company empowering proactive healthcare and enabling a life better lived. HLI combines the largest database of genomic and phenotypic data with machine learning to drive discoveries and revolutionize the practice of medicine. Its business areas include the HLI Health Nucleus, a genomic powered clinical research center that uses whole-genome sequence analysis, advanced clinical imaging, and innovative machine learning, along with curated personal health information to deliver the most complete picture of individual health; HLIQ Whole Genome and HLIQ Oncology. It was founded in 2013 and is headquartered in San Diego, California.

EverSpin Technologies

Venture Round in 2012
Everspin Technologies, Inc. manufactures and sells magnetoresistive random access memory (MRAM) products in the United States, Hong Kong, Japan, China, Germany, and internationally. It offers Toggle MRAM, spin-transfer torque MRAM, and tunnel magneto resistance sensor products, as well as foundry services for embedded MRAM. The company provides its products for applications, including data center, industrial, automotive, transportation, and enterprise storage markets. It serves original equipment manufacturers and original design manufacturers through a direct sales channel and a network of representatives and distributors. Everspin Technologies, Inc. was incorporated in 2008 and is headquartered in Chandler, Arizona.

Jibe

Series A in 2011
At Jibe, we create global recruiting software solutions to help the world’s leading companies identify, engage, and hire the best talent. Jibe's core technology is the Jibe Recruiting Cloud, a SaaS-based platform that enables leading companies to hire the best talent, regardless of their existing systems. Through this platform, Jibe provides a suite of products including personalized career sites and recruiting tools for sourcing, nurturing and marketing to candidates. Jibe currently serves the world's leading Fortune 500 companies, including Johnson & Johnson, FedEx, Marriott, and American Express. Elevated by strategic partnerships with Google and LinkedIn and backed by their expertise in recruiting technology, Jibe continues to be an innovative leader in the changing world of talent acquisition.
Komli Media is Asia Pacific’s leading media technology company with solutions across display, mobile, social, and video for marketers, agencies and publishers. Komli is building next-generation platforms that leverage the power of programmatic buying to make advertising across display, mobile and social simpler and transparent.

Aveillant

Series B in 2013
Aveillant Ltd develops and commercializes holographic radar systems. It offers wind farm mitigation and surveillance products. The company’s products are used in high-speed trajectory measurement, aerial target discrimination, ship protection, maritime and coastal surveillance, and border and force protection applications, as well as to know the problems caused by wind turbines that cause to air traffic control radar. Aveillant Ltd was founded in 2011 and is based in Cambridge, United Kingdom. As of November 28, 2017, Aveillant Ltd operates as a subsidiary of Thales S.A.

Power Integrations

Post in 2008
Power Integrations designs, develops, markets, and manufactures high-voltage, analog integrated circuits (ICs). Its ICs and diodes enable AC-DC power supplies for a vast range of electronic products, including mobile devices, TVs, PCs, appliances, smart utility meters, and LED lights. The company’s products include AC-DC converters, IGBT-drivers, and LED-drivers. Power Integrations was co-founded by Klas Eklund, Art Fury, and Steve Sharp in 1988 and is based in San Jose, California.

Ooma, Inc.

Series B in 2006
Ooma (NYSE: OOMA) creates powerful connected experiences for businesses and consumers, delivered from its smart cloud-based SaaS platform. For businesses of all sizes, Ooma provides advanced voice and collaboration features that are flexible and scalable. For consumers, Ooma provides PureVoice HD voice quality, advanced functionality and integration with their mobile devices. Ooma’s groundbreaking home security solution delivers a full range of wireless security sensors and a smart video camera, putting consumers in charge of protecting their homes. Learn more at www.ooma.com.

Periscope Data

Series B in 2016
Periscope Data Inc. develops data caching technology. Its Periscope technology plugs directly into databases and enables users to run, save, and share analyses over various data rows. The company was founded in 2012 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California. As of May 14, 2019, Periscope Data Inc. operates as a subsidiary of Sisense Inc.

ViaFone

Series A in 2000
ViaFone is a world-class enterprise software company whose product, the OneBridge(TM) Mobility Platform, enables enterprises to easily build, deploy, and flexibly manage the long-term lifecycle of business applications across all wireless data and voice interfaces. ViaFone's mission is to help businesses conquer the complexity of the mobile environment, now and into the future, while improving their bottom line. With its unique combination of data and voice technologies, ViaFone's OneBridge enables the most complete mobile solutions for the vast array of WAP phones, PDAs, pagers, and standard voice telephones. Leveraging a strong partnership network and open-platform approach, OneBridge integrates seamlessly with backend infrastructures and links to the most popular business software from companies like Oracle, SAP and Siebel. ViaFone provides everything enterprises need to optimize IT investments as they maintain security and control of multiple mobile solutions for employees, partners, and customers on the go. Founded in September 1999, ViaFone is based in Redwood Shores, Calif.

World Tech Makers

Angel Round in 2015
We are pioneering on-site, beginner-focused coding bootcamps in Latin America. Introducing Bootcamps.online, e-lessons for programmers with experienced programming teachers across the world.

EoPlex Technologies

Series C in 2007
EoPlex Technologies is the creator of a high-volume 3D printing technology and process that is capable of printing proprietary inks that allow for volume manufacture of complex, multi-material devices that are difficult and expensive, if not impossible, to manufacture with conventional technology. This technology is disruptive in areas of semiconductor packaging and IOT/MEMs devices. Email info@eoplex.com for more information.

Pentalum Technologies

Series A in 2010
Pentalum develops the SpiDAR: a revolutionary, cost effective, patent pending, wind LiDAR (Light Detection And Ranging) system, for remote sensing of wind. The system targets all three main wind farm applications: Wind resource assessment, Wind farm operation optimization and Wind forecasting. Pentalum is a privately held company, funded by VCs and headed by highly experienced entrepreneurs, professionals in optics, fluid mechanics and atmospheric remote sensing. Pentalum Technologies Inc. was incorporated in 2009 and is based in Rehovot, Israel.

ShareThis

Series C in 2014
ShareThis transforms authentic human sharing behavior into actionable data outputs at scale for marketers and publishers. It has been collecting and synthesizing social share data since 2007.

RethinkDB

Series A in 2011
RethinkDB is the first open-source scalable database for the realtime web. It exposes an exciting new access model -- instead of polling for changes, the developer can tell the database to continuously push updated query results to applications in realtime. RethinkDB allows developer to build scalable realtime apps in a fraction of the time with fewer engineering resources. RethinkDB features a pleasant and powerful query language that has useful queries like table joins and groupBy, a highly parallelized architecture, and web tools for managing clusters.

Lumidigm

Series B in 2005
Lumidigm Inc. is a biometric company dedicated to enabling convenient, secure, and reliable identification and verification. Lumidigm powered sensors work because they produce high-quality images every time, in all conditions. Everyone is identifiable. Lumidigm provides biometric identity management for civil ID, point-of-sale, time & attendance, physical and logical access, and portable electronic device applications.

Clickmarks

Series D in 2002
Clickmarks, a venture backed company focused on providing a rapid, cost effective solution for performing integration and wireless enablement of enterprise applications.

Glycos Biotechnologies

Series B in 2010
Glycos Biotechnologies, Inc. enables the fuels and chemicals industries of the future. Their partners can flexibly make high value products from a wide range of non-food feedstocks, increasing profits and reducing carbon footprint. They partner with ethanol companies, biodiesel companies and chemical companies interested in leveraging existing infrastructure into alternative chemicals and fuels production. They are also collaborating with biorefinery manufacturers and plant operators to deliver the technology for an integrated biorefinery solution.

ShareThis

Series B in 2008
ShareThis transforms authentic human sharing behavior into actionable data outputs at scale for marketers and publishers. It has been collecting and synthesizing social share data since 2007.

Xtime

Series B in 2001
Xtime is the leading provider of hosted Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and Scheduling software for automotive service departments in North America. Xtime has over 3,000 dealerships, registered over 1 Million customers and processes over 1 Million appointments a month. Xtime is the exclusive or preferred provider for many of the leading global automotive manufacturers, including Lexus, Toyota Canada, Toyota US, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Nissan, Infiniti, VW, Audi, Chrysler and Hyundai. Xtime is also the trusted choice for many of the industry's leading dealership groups, including AutoNation, Group 1 Automotive, Sonic Automotive, West Herr, Luther, Ferman and Checkered Flag. Xtime is based in Redwood Shores, California.
IMMI, a San Mateo, CA-based mobile-based ad tracking and research firm. The IMMI phone randomly samples 10 seconds of room audio every 30 seconds...these sample are uploaded continuously to the IMMI servers. IMMI also tracks all local TV and radio outlets, and then compares mobile-uploaded signatures with the IMMI-monitored TV and radio broadcasts. The mobile phone also receives a signal from an IMMI "Bluetooth beacon" when the panel member is at home, so the servers can interpret media exposure as "in" or "out-of-home."

Pagoo

Series C in 2000
Pagoo Inc. is a global provider of IP-based voice applications software and solutions. Pagoo´s applications are the first to make VoIP a true alternative to voice over traditional telephone networks.

Fotomoto

Series A in 2009
Fotomoto is an e-commerce system specifically designed for photos. If you are a photographer or you operate a website with a big photo inventory, Fotomoto helps you monetize your photos and sell them in a professional way -- on your own website. You will sell without any hassle. Fotomoto takes care of everything: processing order right on your website, processing the payment, making a print (or other products), and shipping it to the customers. Our goal is to let photographers and content owners focus on their photography without worrying about the hassles of selling. Fotomoto was sold to liveBooks, Inc. on December 31, 2012.

Location Labs

Series B in 2005
Location Labs provides mobile security solutions for people worldwide. The company offers Phone Controls which provides anti-virus and cloud-based backup solutions for protecting people who carry phones, including kids, families, and individuals; Locator that enables users to see where important people are on a map, get automatic location alerts, and keep track of where they have been; and Drive Safe that locks the phone automatically when it is moving. The company also offers Sparkle, a mobile platform that enables its users to manage analytics, MDM, and enhanced location remotely in the cloud. Location Labs was founded in 2000 and is based in Emeryville, California.

BrightSource Energy

Series D in 2010
BrightSource Energy designs and builds large scale solar plants that deliver low-cost solar energy in the form of steam and/or electricity, at prices competitive with fossil fuels, to industrial and utility customers worldwide. BrightSource Energy enables industrial and utility companies to lessen their dependency on fossil fuels by providing a low cost, reliable source of clean energy during periods of peak usage. BrightSource Energy's corporate headquarters are located in Oakland, California.

Homestead Technologies

Series A in 1998
Homestead Technologies provides website and e-commerce site creation, marketing, and hosting services for small businesses. The company offers search engine optimization services, including professional key phrase selection, web page optimization, strategic link-building, and online tracking and reporting; site design services for search engines and ongoing search engine optimization; and website building, website hosting, domain and email, customer support, online store, and marketing tool services. Homestead Technologies was founded in 1996 and is based in Menlo Park, California. It operates as a subsidiary of Endurance International Group Holdings, Inc. Because of the breadth and depth of Homestead Technologies's expertise, their competitors are many. But, in regards to website creation, competitors could include [SnapPages](http://www.snappages.com), Wix, Weebly, or Squarespace.

PubMatic

Series C in 2010
PubMatic is an automation solutions company for an open digital media industry. Featuring the leading omni-channel revenue automation platform for publishers and enterprise-grade programmatic tools for media buyers, PubMatic’s publisher-first approach enables advertisers to access premium inventory at scale. Processing nearly one trillion ad impressions per month, PubMatic has created a global infrastructure to activate meaningful connections between consumers, content and brands. Since 2006, PubMatic’s focus on data and technology innovation has fueled the growth of the programmatic industry as a whole. Headquartered in Redwood City, California, PubMatic operates 12 offices and six data centers worldwide. PubMatic is a registered trademark of PubMatic, Inc. Other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Panraven

Debt Financing in 2009
Panraven, Inc. provides an end-to-end Web-based service for the travel operators and guests. It offers ways to capture, publish, and share life's most enriching moments. The company enhances the travel experiences through pre-trip planning; and enriches memories through the sharing and re-living of vivid travel memories. It focuses on bringing personal travel and vacation stories to life in pictures and print. The company provides its services through tour operators. Panraven, Inc. was founded in 2005 and is headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

WaterSmart Software

Series A in 2013
WaterSmart Software provides intelligence beyond the meter to make the lives of water utility managers easier. Water providers using WaterSmart’s cloud-based, customer engagement, and analytics platform have been proven to reduce costs, protect revenue, and increase customer satisfaction by more than 25%. The company has won the globally coveted World Economic Forum Technology Pioneers Award for their potential to impact business and society through the design, development, and implementation of new technologies and innovation.

SHIFT

Series D in 2018
Shift is an online marketplace for buying and selling used cars. Shift is an online platform that enables its users to find, compare, and purchase or sell cars. Acting as a personal concierge service, the company details cars, lists them on multiple lists, handles test drives, and finds intent buyers. Charging a Shift Service Fee for registration, car prep services, and sales tax, Shift provides customers with a 150-point concierge report that includes specs, high-resolution photos, vehicle history, and results on their cars before purchase.

Homestead Technologies

Venture Round in 2000
Homestead Technologies provides website and e-commerce site creation, marketing, and hosting services for small businesses. The company offers search engine optimization services, including professional key phrase selection, web page optimization, strategic link-building, and online tracking and reporting; site design services for search engines and ongoing search engine optimization; and website building, website hosting, domain and email, customer support, online store, and marketing tool services. Homestead Technologies was founded in 1996 and is based in Menlo Park, California. It operates as a subsidiary of Endurance International Group Holdings, Inc. Because of the breadth and depth of Homestead Technologies's expertise, their competitors are many. But, in regards to website creation, competitors could include [SnapPages](http://www.snappages.com), Wix, Weebly, or Squarespace.