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Since 1976 we have had over 250 successful businesses (IPOs or $250M+ acquisitions) across 11 funds. We are currently making new investments from our $285M Fund 11, and follow-on investments from our $385M Fund 10.

SpringSource Open source application servers;
acquired by VMware
Benchmark Capital, Accel Partners
DynaTrace Application performance management;
acquired by Compuware
Bain Capital
Buddy Media Platform for brands to engage with customers over social media IVP, GGV, Insight, Softbank, GreyCroft, Mark Pincus, Peter Thiel
Cornerstone On Demand SaaS for HR, learning and performance mgmt;
Interact911 Software and systems for 911 dispatch Foundation Capital
Apigee API management Norwest, SAP Ventures, Juniper Networks
LiveMedia Advertising network with LCD screens in captive environments in India Draper Fisher Jurvetson
ParAccel Specialized relational database for high-performance analytics, Mohr Davidow, Walden Intl., Menlo Ventures
Guidewire Software Transaction and policy systems for insurance companies USVP, Battery Ventures
Eloqua SaaS for marketing automation JMI Equity, Bessemer Visual shopping search;
acquired by Google
Menlo Ventures, Blue Run Ventures, Crosslink Capital
M-Factor SaaS for marketing ROI analytics;
acquired by DemandTec, now part of IBM
Norwest, USVP
Tealeaf Customer Experience Management (CEM) Foundation Capital, Matrix Partners
Zenprise Management and security of mobile devices Greylock, Mayfield, Shasta, Blackberry Fund
Lumension Security
Management of patches, upgrades, security across the enterprise for all major products and OS's BAVP, GIC
Xactly SaaS for precise fine-grained salesforce incentives and compensation Rembrandt Ventures, Outlook Ventures, Alloy Ventures, European Founders Fund
AMEC Semiconductor manufacturing equipment in China Redpoint, Walden, Interwest, Lightspeed, Goldman Sachs, Shangai Venture Capital
Akros Silicon Power over Ethernet USVP, Levensohn Venture Partners
Jambool Virtual currency and payments;
acquired by Google
Hitforge, CRV, Madrona
Eventful World's largest database of live events Draper Fisher Jurvetson
Engine Yard Open source, PaaS for Ruby on Rails, PHP Benchmark Capital, NEA,
Sonatype Open source software artifact management Accel Partners, Morganthaler, Hummer Winblad
LendingClub Peer to peer lending Union Square Ventures, Morgenthaler, Norwest Venture Partners, Canaan Partners
Enphase Energy Microinverters for solar panels Rockport, Madrone, Third Point
HipLogic Smartphone app platform; acquired by Zynga Benchmark Capital
MuleSoft Open source middleware Morgenthaler, Hummer Winblad, Lightspeed
CardFlo Gift card fraud prevention solutions Jafco, Redpoint, Shasta, First Round Capital
Envia Systems Energy storage Redpoint, General Motors
OncoMed Cancer therapeutics USVP, Morgenthaler
PurePlay Real-money online subscription poker Steve Jurvetson, Tim Draper
G2One Open source; acquired by SpringSource, now part of VMware None
FantasyBook Fantasy sports app network;
acquired by Citizen Sports, now part of Yahoo!
SocialPicks Finance, content aggregation, performance tracking;
acquired by Financial Content
Jim Young (, Michael Birch (Bebo)
Cake Financial Analytics for public market investors;
acquired by E*Trade
Alsop-Louie Partners
Triggit Real-time bidding on ad exchanges; sold our position to Spark & Foundry Spark Capital, Foundry Group, Reid Hoffman, Joi Ito
Dropcam Cloud-based DVR for webcams Accel Partners, Bessemer Venture Partners, Mitch Kapor
Finestrella MVNO (mobile virtual network operator) in Mexico Omidyar Network, Ignia
Yapta Travel ecommerce First Round Capital, Voyager Capital
DeliveryEdge Aggregation of last mile logistics; shutdown Angels
Teach the People Facebook app network; shutdown None
Sales-i Upsell recommendations None
Vaxart Platform for oral vaccines Care Capital
Marketocracy Finding the Warren Buffets next door USVP, Formative Ventures
FinancialContent Syndicated financial and business content for publishers None


Greatest Hits

Arix Computers and hardware IPO
Boxer Cross Semiconductor manufacturing equipment (metrology systems) Acquired by Applied Materials
Brocade Communications Storage networking switches IPO - NASDAQ: BRCD
CAE Systems Computer-aided engineering workstations Acquired by Tektronix
Calera Recognition Systems Optical character recognition software Acquired by Caere, now part of Nuance
Cardiometrics Intravascular medical devices for coronary artery disease IPO - Later acquired by EndoSonics
Concerto Software Contact center solutions Merged with Aspect Communications
Concord Communications Network management software Acquired by CA
Convoy PeopleSoft data migration tools Acquired by NEON
Digital Island Low-latency IP network for mission-critical applications Acquired by Cable & Wireless
Electronic Lighting Energy-efficienct ballasts, controls, and lighting systems Merged with Lumion
E-mu Systems Digital sample-based musical instruments and audio solutions Acquired by Creative
Everex Personal computers and backup systems IPO - Listed on Taiwan Exchange
Excelan Smart Ethernet cards IPO - Later acquired by Novell
Exel Microelectronics Programmable logic devices Acquired by Exar
Exodus Communications Internet hosting services IPO
Extricity B2B e-commerce software IPO - Later acquired by Peregrine Systems
iCat E-commerce software Acquired by Intel
Informatica Data warehousing and management software IPO - NASDAQ: INFA
Intraspect Software Collaboration & knowledge management software Acquired by Vignette, now part of OpenText
Macromedia Web development & graphics software IPO - Later acquired by Adobe
Magellan GPS-based navigation systems Acquired by Thales Navigation
Maxtor Hard drives and other storage products IPO - Later acquired by Seagate
Metaphor Computer Systems Workstations and mainframe retrieval/analysis systems Acquired by IBM
Molecular Simulations Molecular modeling and computer-aided chemistry software Acquired by Pharmacopia
Mountain Computer Mainframe storage services Acquired by Nakamichi
Nanogram Devices Medical devices leveraging nanomaterials synthesis Acquired by GreatBatch
NCM Services (formerly Geoworks) Operating systems and software for consumer computing IPO
NetBoost Network policy management hardware and software Acquired by Intel
NetDialog Self-service customer support Acquired by Kana Communications
Netlink Protocol converters for connecting IBM & non-IBM networking hardware Acquired by Cabletron Systems
NetManage Windows communications software and development tools Acquired by Micro Focus International
NetScaler Application delivery controllers (ADCs) Acquired by Citrix Systems
Nuera Communications Trunking media gateways Acquired by AudioCodes
Octel Communications Modular voice-processing systems for enterprises IPO - Later acquired by Lucent
Pillar Enterprise software for budgeting/forecasting Acquired by Hyperion Software
Placeware Web conferencing software Acquired by Microsoft
PMC-Sierra Communications and storage chips IPO - NASDAQ: PMCS
Protocol Systems Portable patient monitoring equipment IPO - Later acquired by Welch Allyn
Raster Graphics High-performance, large-format printing systems IPO - Later acquired by OCE
Red Brick Systems Relational database software for data warehousing IPO - Later acquired by Informix, now part of IBM
Shiva Remote-access servers Acquired by Intel
SilverStorm Technologies High-performance interconnect fabrics for cluster & grid computing Acquired by QLogic
SonicWALL Firewalls and network security IPO - Later taken private, then acquired by Dell
Spectrian Power amplifiers for wireless infrastructure equipment Acquired by REMEC
Versata B2B application development software IPO - Later acquired by Trilogy
Wavtrace LMDS broadband wireless technology Acquired by Harris
Wayfarer Communications Portals and web information delivery Acquired by Vantive
WebLogic Application servers & transaction systems Acquired by BEA, now part of Oracle
eConvergent Web-based CRM software Acquired by Seurat Company
JRG Software Production scheduling software for packaged goods companies Acquired by CDC Software
Moonlight Systems Automated server management software Acquired by PatchLink
NewMarkets International Web-based forex payment services Acquired by Commonwealth Foreign Exchange
North Systems Multi-channel B2B e-commerce software Acquired by OnDemand
Pixo Mobile content and application provisioning software Acquired by Sun Microsystems
Sportvision Sports content enhancement solutions Acquired by ChiTech Software
Thinque Systems Mobile applications for salesforce automation Acquired by MEI