Focus Ventures

Focus Ventures

A venture capital firm in California that focuses on software, communications, and semiconductor companies.

Focus Ventures is a venture capital firm in California that focuses on software, communications, and semiconductor companies. Founded 1996 in Palo Alto, California, United States by Kevin McQuillan, it invests in debt, early stage ventures, late stage venture, private equity, and other ventures. Its portfolio companies include Shape Security, Reputation.com, Tachyus, and Pivot3. As of May 2020, Focus Ventures has made 134 investments. Their most recent investment was on November 1, 2018, when Shape Security raised $26M. Focus Ventures has had 63 exits, the most notable of which include Upwork, Shape Security, and Turn. The company has raised a single venture fund, Focus Ventures III. This fund was announced on April 18, 2006 and raised a total of $250M.

Timeline

1996

Founded

Funded Companies

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Description
Website
Industry
Location

Symantec is a Mountain View, California-based cybersecurity company providing security, storage, and systems management solutions for consumers and enterprises.

An information technology services company. It was acquired by Google in 2016 for a reported $625 million.

MarkMonitor is a San Francisco-based enterprise software company.

Panasas is a Sunnyvale, California-based web hosting service company.

Stoke is a company founded by Valerie Wilson McCarthy.

Marin Software is a San Francisco-based advertising company.

Mimosa Systems is a software company founded by The Hive.

Sepaton is a Marlborough, Massachusetts-based flash storage company.

PCH International is a Cork-based manufacturing company.

Company and brand of external storage devices

Elance is a Mountain View, California-based company.

Piccaro is a Santa Clara, California-based carbon capture and storage company.

Six Apart is a Tokyo-based company.

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People

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Role
LinkedIn

Allen Alley

Investor

Bill Heston

Investor

Chris Adams

Employee

Dan Ho

Employee

David Lutz

Employee

Hans Swildens

Investor

Limiao Cheng

Employee

Martin Gedalin

Employee

Miko Matsumura

Employee

Philip James

Employee

Sara Leoni

Investor

Further reading

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Companies

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Products/Services

Apigee

Dynamic Signal

Pivot3

Pivot3

Reputation.com

Shape Security

Sojern

SpinMedia Group

Tachyus

Turn

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