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Morgenthaler Ventures

Morgenthaler Ventures

Morgenthaler Ventures invests in technology companies in AI, online marketplaces, financial technology, digital health, enterprise software, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device sectors.

Morgenthaler Ventures is a private equity and venture capital firm based in Cleveland, Ohio. The firm was founded in 1968 by David T. Morgenthaler. It invests primarily in information technology and life sciences. The company made early investments in major technology companies such as Apple and Verifone.



After announcing a ninth fund in 2008, the firm split itself into information technology and life sciences divisions. Each division would raise individual funds that would still be managed under the umbrella of Morgenthaler Ventures. 



The information technology division was first to closed its fund, called Canvas Ventures, in 2013 at $175 million. In 2016, Canvas Ventures announced that had closed its second fund at $200 million.



The life sciences division closed its first fund, called Lightstone Ventures, valued at $172 million.  Lightstone announced in 2017 that it has closed its second fund at $250 million.

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Funded Companies

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Practice Fusion is a San Francisco-based company founded by Matthew Douglass, Jonathan Malek and Ryan Howard.

Biotechnology company developing synthetic materials for native tissue regeneration and tissue engineering platforms

A company that develops products for weight management and obesity-related metabolic disorders

Nominum is a Redwood City, California-based network security company founded by Paul Mockapetris.

Socrata is a Seattle-based company founded by Kevin Merritt.

Force10 is a San Jose, California-based e-commerce company.

Fundly is a company founded by James Nicol.

LendingClub is an online credit marketplace connecting borrowers and investors

Big Switch Networks is a Santa Clara, California-based software company.

A company developing microbiome modulators for infection, immunity and metabolic diseases

A medical device company manufacturing non-invasive respiratory support system

A company developing automated bedside glucose monitoring device for patients

A company that provides reagents, services and training for scientists for cellular reprogramming

Iga Worldwide is a company founded by Darren Herman, Justin Holmes, Jeffrey Thibeault and Wilson Kriegel.

A pharmaceutical company developing products to address hemophilia

Digital Railroad is a photography company founded by Evan Nisselson.

RelateIQ is an enterprise software company.

A company developing small molecule drugs treat cancer

A biopharmaceutical company developing oral small molecule therapies for the treatment of cancer and autoimmune diseases

A biotechnology company developing targeted therapeutics for the treatment of fibrosis and other diseases

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Alex Nigg

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Courtney Mccolgan

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Cristian Liu

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David T. Morgenthaler

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Gaby Gulo

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Gary Little

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Itamar Novick

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Juan-Pablo Mas

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Kathy Finnegan

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Marc McDonnell

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Missy Krasner

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Rebecca Lynn

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Slava Balter

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