Northgate Capital

Northgate Capital

Venture capital direct investments for expansion-stage high-tech startups; venture capital and private equity fund-of-funds

Northgate Capital is a Danville, California based venture capital firm venture capital and private equity firm founded in 2000 by Brent Jones and Thomas Vardell.

The firm invests in early stage, later stage companies in various sectors and specializes in fund of funds, private equity, and mezzanine finance.

The notable investment portfolio of Northgate Capital includes includes Agrivida, Clari, Diamanti, Directly, Drawbridge, Linio, Moogsoft, Natgas, and Usermind., etc. As of January 2020, Northgate Capital has made 166 investments and had 100 exits.

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Funded Companies

Company
Description
Industry
Website
Location
Directly

Directly is a San Francisco-based developer of artificial intelligence systems of customer experience and chatbots founded by Antony Brydon, Jean Tessier and Jeff Patterson.

Artificial intelligence (AI)
San Francisco
Arundo Analytics

Arundo provides software to enable advanced analytics in industrial companies. Arundo's customers transform their businesses through predictive analytics, deeper understanding of physical operations, and data-driven SaaS applications.

Machine learning
Houston
MarkLogic

MarkLogic is an American software company developing and providing an enterprise NoSQL database.

Web development
San Carlos, California
DataSift

DataSift is a company founded by Nicholas Halstead.

Social
Visible Measures

Visible Measures is a company founded by Brian Shin.

Advertising
TubeMogul

Enterprise software company for brand advertising

Video
Emeryville, California
Revinate (company)

Revinate is a San Francisco-based company founded by Jay Ashton.

Software
San Francisco
Zuora

Company

Digital media
San Mateo, California
Egnyte

Egnyte is a Mountain View, California-based company.

Enterprise
Mountain View, Contra Costa County, California
Panasas

Panasas is a Sunnyvale, California-based web hosting service company.

Web hosting service
Sunnyvale, California
Scale Computing

Company

Telecommunications industry
Indianapolis
MarketLive

MarketLive is an e-commerce company.

E-commerce
AOptix Technologies

An adaptive optics technology company that gives identify verification and wireless communications solutions to the government and commercial markets

Biotechnology
Campbell, California
Agrivida

An agricultural biotechnology company producing renewable, biomass-based fuels and raw materials

Biotechnology
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Cisco Meraki

Provides products for large-scale, distributed wired and wireless networks

Enterprise IT Management
San Francisco
Xoom Corporation

Xoom Corporation is a San Francisco-based company founded by Kevin Hartz.

San Francisco
Rocket Fuel Inc.

Rocket Fuel Inc. is a Redwood City, California-based mobile advertising company.

Mobile advertising
Redwood City, California
Adamas Pharmaceuticals

Adamas Pharmaceuticals is a Emeryville, California-based healthcare company.

Healthcare
Emeryville, California
Coupa

Coupa is a San Mateo, California-based company.

Software
San Mateo, California
Clari

Clari helps B2B organizations increase win rates, shorten sales cycles, improve forecast accuracy and drive full funnel accountability across their revenue engine.

Artificial intelligence (AI)
Sunnyvale, California
Drawbridge (company)

Drawbridge develops software for visualization of customer data.

Software
San Mateo, California
Usermind

Company

Software
Seattle
Moogsoft

Moogsoft is a San Francisco-based company.

Artificial intelligence (AI)
San Francisco
SuVolta

Integrated circuit
Ticketfly

Company

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Associated investment funds

Investment Fund
Total offering (USD)
Total sold (USD)
Location
Date signed
Northgate Venture Partners VIII, L.P.
125,000,000
1,200,000
Danville, California
December 28, 2018
NVP VI SA, L.P.
50,000,000
Danville, California
April 2, 2012
NCD Investors, A Delaware Multiple Series LLC/Silver Spring Networks - Common (NCD Series A)
4,610,782
Danville, California
August 27, 2010
NCD Investors, A Delaware Multiple Series LLC/Root Music - Series B (NCD Series A)
3,969,697
Danville, California
August 17, 2011
Northgate Mexico, L.P.
15,001,000
Danville, California
July 11, 2012
NCD Investors, A Delaware Multiple Series LLC/Scale Computing - Series C (NCD Series A)
1,999,998
1,999,998
Danville, California
November 23, 2010
NCD SWIB, L.P.
Danville, California
March 29, 2012
NCD Investors, A Delaware Multiple Series LLC/Verinata Health Systems (NCD Series A)
539,445
Danville, California
September 16, 2011
NCD Investors, A Delaware Multiple Series LLC/Solexel - Series C (NCD Series A)
3,015,729
Danville, California
August 28, 2013
NCD Investors, A Delaware Multiple Series LLC/Moxie Software - Series CC-1 (NCD Series A)
2,000,000
Danville, California
January 5, 2011
NCD Investors, A Delaware Multiple Series LLC/Meraki - Series C (NCD Series A)
1,191,749
Danville, California
February 2, 2011
Northgate Venture Partners VII, L.P.
Danville, California
September 17, 2014
Northgate Partners, A Delaware Multiple Series LLC/Puppet Labs - Series D
520,000
Danville, California
May 28, 2015
Northgate Partners, A Delaware Multiple Series LLC/Carbon 3D - Common
95,686
Danville, California
September 8, 2015
Northgate Partners, A Delaware Multiple Series LLC/RAV - Series Cc (NCD Series A)
275,000
Danville, California
August 28, 2013
Northgate Partners, A Delaware Multiple Series LLC/Edgewave - Series A
499,999
Danville, California
January 15, 2015
Northgate Partners, A Delaware Multiple Series LLC/Solexel - Series C (NCD Series A)
97,961
Danville, California
August 28, 2013
NVG IV SWIB, L.P.
Danville, California
July 15, 2015
NCD Partners VII, L.P.
Danville, California
July 20, 2011
NC SWIB, L.P.
Danville, California
October 17, 2011
NCD Investors, A Delaware Multiple Series LLC/Blue Danube - Series B (NCD Series A)
359,000
Danville, California
March 2, 2015
Northgate Partners, A Delaware Multiple Series LLC/Series NCD Investors, A Delaware Multiple Series LLC/Visible Measures - Series D (NCD Series A)
999,999
Danville, California
April 20, 2011
Northgate Partners, A Delaware Multiple Series LLC/Series NCD Investors, A Delaware Multiple Series LLC/Rocket Fuel-Series C (NCD Series A)
440,000
Danville, California
March 21, 2011
Northgate Partners, A Delaware Multiple Series LLC/Centage Corp - Series A
1,250,000
Danville, California
January 15, 2015
Northgate Partners, A Delaware Multiple Series LLC/Series NCD Investors, A Delaware Multiple Series LLC/Rocket Fuel - Series C-1 (NCD Series A)
2,204,229
Danville, California
May 21, 2012
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People

Name
Role
LinkedIn

Alejandro Portales

Investment Manager

Ali Ojjeh

Chairman

Carol Pulford

Senior Controller

Casey Gordon

Co-Founder and Partner

Georg Mende

Partner

Guillermo Carmona

Principal

Ian Walker

Principal

Jana Vaze

CFO

Larry Cowen

Chief Compliance Officer & General Counsel

Laura Deitz

Investor Relations Principal

Luciana Castro

Head Of Investor Relations

Moez Virani

Senior Advisor

Oscar Alvarado

Partner

Thomas Vardell

Co-Founder and Partner

Tyler Hartsock

Principal

Further reading

Title
Author
Link
Type
Date

Documentaries, videos and podcasts

Title
Date
Link

Companies

Company
CEO
Location
Products/Services

Agrivida

Clari

Diamanti

Directly

Drawbridge

Linio

Moogsoft

Natgas

Usermind

News

Title
Author
Date
Publisher
Description
Ingrid Lunden
May 7, 2020
TechCrunch
A lot of enterprise cybersecurity efforts focus on malicious hackers that work on behalf of larger organizations, be they criminal groups or state actors -- and for good reason, since the majority of incidents these days come from phishing and other malicious techniques that originate outside the enterprise itself. But there has also been a [...]

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