Horizon Ventures is a venture capital firm based in Los Altos, California. The firm specializes in startup and early-stage investments. The firm prefers to invest in technology companies with a focus on communication, system, healthcare, information technology, semiconductor and software application sectors.
Horizon Ventures was founded in 1999 and manages $150 million in private capital in 3 separate funds. They have invested in institutional rounds with similar firms who will add value and are local to the company. Their portfolio companies usually have some institutional venture capital investment already and are either entering their market or generating revenue.
In February 2012, secondary investors purchased the interest of the Small Business Administration in Horizon Ventures Fund II. Since then Horizon Ventures is no longer making any new investments and working on completing the liquidity of their portfolio.
Horizon Ventures' investments include Chelsio Communications, Identity Engines, InfiniRoute Networks, RapidStream, Sandpiper Network, Applied MicroStructures, Discera, iWatt and Cholestech Corporation.
They have exited their investmetns in WhiteHat Security, Siri, Discera, SpectraLinear, NuCore Technologies, Applied MicroStructures, LED Engin, iWatt, Right90 and Native Minds.