InterWest Partners

InterWest Partners

A venture capital firm in California that focuses on investing in companies through the full range of venture investment stages.

InterWest Partners is a venture capital firm in California that focuses on investing in companies through the full range of venture investment stages. Founded 1979 in Menlo Park, California, United States, it invests in early stage ventures, late stage ventures, series B, series D, series C, and debt financing. Its portfolio companies include PMV Pharmaceuticals, NewsCred, GoCheck (Gobiquity, Inc.), Splice Machine, Aria Systems, The RealReal, Bolt, Avedro, Totango, and Gynesonics. As of April 2020, InterWest Partners has made 406 investments. Their most recent investment was on November 13, 2019, when PMV Pharmaceuticals raised $62M. InterWest Partners has had 100 exits, the most notable of which include The RealReal, Spredfast, and Polymorph. The company has raised a single venture fund, InterWest Tenth Fund. This fund was announced on August 11, 2008 and raised a total of $650M.

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Funded Companies

Company
Description
Industry
Website
Location
Canva

Canva is a company operating as an online graphic design platform. It provides users with a drag-and-drop design tool and a library of stock photographs, graphic elements and fonts.

Graphic design
Sydney
Aria Systems

Aria Systems is a San Francisco-based software company.

Video on demand
San Francisco
Epocrates

Company

Software
Watertown, Massachusetts
Varolii

Varolii is a Seattle-based software company.

Software
Seattle
Tapjoy

Tapjoy is a mobile advertising company

Mobile advertising
San Francisco
Optimizely

Optimizely is an American multinational internet and technology corporation. It builds customer experience optimization software for enterprises.

Software
San Francisco
Get Satisfaction (company)

Get Satisfaction is a San Francisco-based company.

Forum
San Francisco
Fluidigm

A company focused on the immune response monitoring of patients with cancer, infection or autoimmune disease

Biotechnology
South San Francisco, California
Doximity

Doximity is a San Francisco-based medical network company.

Physician
San Francisco
Apteligent (formerly Crittercism)

Company

Management
San Francisco
GAIN Fitness

GAIN Fitness is a fitness company founded by Nicholas Gammell.

Fitness
New York
HireArt

HireArt is a company providing an online recruitment platform.

Education
New York
Badgeville

Badgeville is a Redwood City, California-based enterprise software company.

Enterprise software
Redwood City, California
Restoration Robotics

A medical device company developing computer-assisted robotic system to harvest follicular units

Biotechnology
San Jose, California
Ribbon (payment company)

Blockchain company

Politics
San Francisco
Swell Radio

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

Audio
Mountain View, Contra Costa County, California
MacroGenics

A biopharmaceutical company developing therapeutics for the treatment of cancer, infectious diseases and autoimmune disorders

Biotechnology
Rockville, Maryland
Invuity

Invuity is a San Francisco-based healthcare company.

Healthcare
San Francisco
Hangtime, Inc.

Hangtime, Inc. is a San Francisco-based company founded by Karl Jacob, Allan Carroll and Mark Halstead.

San Francisco
Tesaro

A biopharmaceutical company focused on identifying cancer therapies

Biotechnology
Waltham, Massachusetts
Piggybackr

Piggybackr is a San Francisco-based company founded by Andrea Lo.

Fundraising
San Francisco
Spredfast

Software
The RealReal

An online retailer for authenticated luxury consignment

E-commerce
San Francisco
Totango (company)

Company

Advertising
Redwood City, California
Neuronetics

A medical device company designing and developing products for patients with psychiatric disorders

Biotechnology
Malvern, Arkansas
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LinkedIn

Drew Harman

Employee

Keval Desai

Employee

Linda Seale

Investor

Steve Cohen

Employee

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Documentaries, videos and podcasts

Title
Date
Link

Companies

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CEO
Location
Products/Services

Aria Systems

GoCheck (Gobiquity, Inc.)

NewsCred

PMV Pharmaceuticals

Splice Machine

The RealReal

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