It prefers to invest in companies based in the United States, Europe, India and China operating in the agribusiness, financial services, energy, data, communication, infrastructure, software, internet of things, clean energy, retail, business e-commerce and healthcare sectors. The firm was founded in 1969 and is based in Menlo Park, California.
In April 2016 Mayfield raised $525 million across two new funds, including a $400 million early-stage firm and a $125 million fund that will be used to support portfolio companies that need later-stage funding.
Mayfield has raised 14 early-stage funds. It closed its last fund with $365 million in 2012 and used that capital to fund roughly 30 companies.
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