Gabriel Venture Partners is a venture capital firm from San Mateo, California that focuses on industries in the communications, networking and information technology sectors. Founded in 1999 by Rick Bolander and Phil Samper, it provides funding for early and late stage ventures. This company assists technology entrepreneurs and technology-enabled enterprises. It has offices in Redwood Shores, CA and Annapolis, MD and has more than $260 million under administration, divided into two funds, Gabriel I and Gabriel II.
Gabriel started putting resources into its first fund during the dotcom crash of 2000-2002. Gabriel I had exits out of Crossmedia (obtained by Gannett, Knight Ridder, and Tribune), Netscaler (acquired by Citrix), and Placeware (gained by Microsoft). Gabriel II was raised during a similar period and since its start has made 32 ventures and exited Encentuate (gained by IBM), Iridigm (obtained by Qualcomm), LVL7 (acquired by Broadcom), NeoPath (acquired by Citrix), NextG Networks (acquired by private equity syndicate), Step Labs (obtained by Dolby Laboratories), and Tejas, and from India, Allsec and MakeMyTrip.
Co-Founder, Partner Emeritus
Managing Director / Co-Founder
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