Meritech Capital Partners

Meritech Capital Partners

A venture capital firm in California that focuses on technology companies.

Meritech Capital Partners is a venture capital firm in California that focuses on technology companies. Founded 1999 in Palo Alto, California, United States by Mike Gordon, Paul Madera and Rob Ward, it invests in late stage ventures, private equity, series D, series E, series C, and secondary markets. Its portfolio companies include Roblox, ServiceMax, 21viaNet, Snowflake, and Alto Pharmacy. As of March 2020, Meritech Capital Partners has made 259 investments. Their most recent investment was on February 26, 2020, when Roblox raised $150M. Meritech Capital Partners has had 104 exits, the most notable of which include Facebook, Looker, and Box. Meritech Capital Partners has raised four funds, their latest being Meritech Capital Partners VI. This fund was announced on June 4, 2018 and raised a total of $630M.

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Funded Companies

Company
Description
Industry
Website
Location
Facebook

A social media and social networking service company.

Advertising
Menlo Park, California
Carta (company)

Carta (formerly eShares) is a San Francisco based cap table management platform that offers 409A valuations, products for investors and public companies.

Management
San Francisco
Cloudera

Cloudera is a business enterprise founded by Christophe Bisciglia, Jeff Hammerbacher and Amr Awadallah.

Machine learning
Domo (company)

Domo designs and delivers an executive management platform as a service to help executives manage their business.

Software
American Fork, Utah
Looker (company)

Looker is a business intelligence software company providing data access tools to organizations and data analysts.

Software
San Francisco
Box (company)

A cloud content management company. It was founded in 2005 and has headquarters located in Redwood City, California.

Content management
Redwood City, California
UiPath

UiPath is a software company designing and developing robotic process automation software.

Artificial intelligence (AI)
Bucharest
Yapstone

Yapstone provides flexible and customizable payment solutions.

Mobile payment
San Francisco
Snowflake Computing

Snowflake Computing is a cloud-based data warehouse as a service company based in San Mateo, California founded in 2012.

Database
San Mateo, California
Snapchat

Snapchat, a product of Snap Inc., is a free image messaging application and augmented reality platform.

Streaming media
California
DataRobot

DataRobot sells a machine learning platform that helps users build and deploy accurate predictive models. The Boston-based company was founded in 2012 by Jeremy Achin.

Boston
Yubico

Yubico is a Palo Alto, California-based secure authentication and enterprise security company founded in 2007 by Stina Ehrensvärd and Jakob Ehrensvärd.

Computer security
Palo Alto, California
Segment (company)

Segment is a company providing a data infrastructure for businesses.

Application programming interface (API)
San Francisco
Pendo (company)

A company offering a cloud platform for digital product creators and product development teams.

Raleigh, North Carolina
Evernote

Evernote is a company offering notetaking software and online service founded in 2008 by Stepan Pachikov.

Software
United States
DataStax

DataStax delivers a distributed cloud database built on Apache Cassandra

Software
Santa Clara, California
Tray.io

Hosted programming platform for developing with public APIs.

Workflow
San Francisco
10X Genomics

A biotechnology company offering a genomics platform supporting scientific research into life sciences such as oncology, immunology, and neuroscience.

Genomics
Pleasanton, California
Fusion-io

American technology company

Software
Cottonwood Heights, Utah
PopCap Games

PopCap Games is a Seattle-based company founded by Jason Kapalka.

Video game industry
Seattle
Instana

Instana is a SaaS-based application performance management (APM) platform based in Chicago, Illinois and in the Ohligs borough of Solingen, Germany.

Artificial intelligence (AI)
Chicago
Auth0

Auth0 is a Seattle-based company.

Security
Seattle
Yammer

Yammer is a San Francisco-based social enterprise company founded by David O. Sacks.

Social enterprise
San Francisco
Prosper

Company

Peer-to-peer
San Francisco
ForeScout Technologies

ForeScout Technologies is a San Jose, California-based security company founded by Hezy Yeshurun.

Security
San Jose, California
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Associated investment funds

Investment Fund
Total offering (USD)
Total sold (USD)
Location
Date signed
Meritech Capital Entrepreneurs VI L.P.
8,540,000
8,540,000
Palo Alto, California
August 13, 2018
Meritech Capital Partners V Sidecar L.P.
65,000,000
65,000,000
Palo Alto, California
July 29, 2014
Meritech Capital Partners VI L.P.
630,000,000
630,000,000
Palo Alto, California
June 1, 2018
Meritech Capital Partners V L.P.
500,000,000
500,000,000
Palo Alto, California
July 29, 2014
Meritech Capital Partners IV L.P.
400,000,000
390,000,000
Palo Alto, California
October 27, 2010
Meritech Capital Partners VII L.P.
800,000,000
800,000,000
Palo Alto, California
June 2020
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People

Name
Role
LinkedIn

Rob Ward

Co-Founder & Managing Director

Alex Clayton

General Partner

Alex Kurland

General Partner

Craig Sherman

General Partner

George Bischof

Managing Director

Joel Backman

Chief Operating Officer

Paul Madera

Co-Founder & MD

Veronica Santana

VP of Finance

Further reading

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Link
Type
Date

Documentaries, videos and podcasts

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Date
Link

Companies

Company
CEO
Location
Products/Services

Bright Health

DataRobot

Icertis

Pendo

Roblox

Sonendo

tray.io

Verkada

Willow

Yubico

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