Divergent Ventures

Divergent Ventures

Divergent Ventures is a venture capital firm investing in early-stage cloud computing and big data companies.

Divergent Ventures is an early-stage venture capital firm that invests in companies operating in the big data, cloud infrastructure and data driven application sectors. It was founded in 2005 and is headquartered in Seattle, Washington.

Divergent Ventures have participated in all stages of venture investing. Their preferred initial investment point is in the first professional round. They will consider seed stage investments and they reserve capital for participation in follow on rounds.

Early Stage investing is well served by being accessible and available and Divergent Ventures have found that time zones make it much more difficult to deliver on the promise of close involvement. They have successfully invested across the country, but are focused on their current efforts on the west coast. In addition to investment capital, they actively work with their portfolio company management teams and potential investment management teams to refine their plans, introduce them to potential customers, employees and investors.

Investment

Divergent Ventures' investments include SpaceCurve, ReadyPulse, Piston Cloud Computing, TempoIQ, Union Bay Networks, Pliant Technology, RNA Networks, HyperQuality and Wicket Labs.

Their exited investments include SpaceIQ, BlueTalon, PushSpring, Shippable, ReadyPulse, Piston Cloud Computing, Proximal Data, FlashSoft, Pliant Technology and Union Bay Networks.

Timeline

Funded Companies

Company
Description
Industry
Website
Location
Shippable

Shippable is a Seattle-based company founded by Avi Cavale.

Iron.io is a cloud computing company founded by Chad Arimura.

Pliant Technology is an enterprise software company founded by Alex Abramov.

Proximal Data is a La Jolla, Placentia, California-based software company.

SpaceIQ is a Mountain View, Contra Costa County, California-based company.

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Associated investment funds

Investment Fund
Total offering (USD)
Total sold (USD)
Location
Date signed
Divergent Venture Partners IV, L.P.
25,000,000
5,100,000
August 10, 2015
25,000,000
6,950,000
June 19, 2012
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People

Name
Role
LinkedIn

Fraser Black

Employee

Kevin Ober

Employee

Michael Marasco

Investor

Rob Shurtleff

Employee

Todd Warren

Employee

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