Norwest Venture Partners

Norwest Venture Partners

A venture capital firm in California that focuses on companies that operate in the technology, information services, business services, financial services, consumer products/services, and healthcare sectors

Norwest Venture Partners is a venture capital firm in California that focuses on companies that operate in the technology, information services, business services, financial services, consumer products/services, and healthcare sectors. Founded 1961 in Palo Alto, California, United States, it invests in early stage ventures, late stage ventures, private equity, series C, series B, series A, and series D rounds. Its portfolio companies include Wiliot, Udemy,Swiggy, Envisage Technologies, and Aisera. As of February 2020, Norwest Venture Partners has made 652 investments. Their most recent investment was on February 19, 2020 with Envisage Technologies. Norwest Venture Partners has had 138 exits, the most notable of which include Casper, Lending Club, and FireEye. Norwest Venture Partners has raised 12 funds, their latest being Norwest Venture Partners XV. This fund was announced on November 14, 2019 and raised a total of $2B.

Timeline

1961

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Funded Companies

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FireEye

Fireeye, inc. is a Milpitas, California-based publicly listed network security company

Grove Collaborative is an online, subscription-based retailer selling natural home and health products.

Company making cultured meat based in San Francisco founded by Uma Valeti, Nicholas Genovese and Will Clem.

An American global semiconductor and telecommunications company.

Honeybook is a San Francisco-based company founded by Shadiah Sigala, Oz Alon, Naama Alon and Dror Shimoni.

A healthcare technology company offering a platform for organizing healthcare data from multiple systems.

Udemy is an online learning and teaching marketplace with over 80,000 courses and 24 million students.

A company developing platform that analyzes consumer credit card transactions to help companies understand consumer behavior, performance, and rank against their competitors.

An information technology services company. It was acquired by Google in 2016 for a reported $625 million.

Exabeam is a San Mateo, California-based data security analytics company offering cybersecurity and early cyber attack detection software.

Ngmoco is a San Francisco-based company founded by Neil Young.

Phiar Technologies is a company that provides a vehicle navigation platform based on the combined technologies of deep learning artificial intelligence and augmented reality.

A logistics company that uses technology to fulfill warehouse orders. It was founded in 2015 and is located in Waltham, Massachusetts.

An insurance technology company offering an online platform for purchasing and comparing insurance.

Formerly analyticsMD, Qventus is a company designing and developing artificial intelligence based software platform for hospital operations with the use of real time data analytics.

A software company supplying open-source management software and infrastructure for open-source development teams.

Sensay is a company that develops AI-based chat platforms.

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Kurt Betcher

Administrative Partner

Jeff Crowe

Managing Partner

Matthew Howard

General Partner

Promod Haque

Senior Managing Partner

Sonya Brown

General Partner

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Aisera

Boost Insurance

Bumblebee Spaces

Envisage Technologies

Ess Kay Fincorp

FloQas

Gong.io

Memphis Meats

Pepperfry

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Jonathan Shieber
June 26, 2020
TechCrunch
Salt Lake City's Spiff has announced a $10 million round of funding to expand the sales and marketing efforts for its service that automates commission payments for sales people. Some of the biggest names in startup tech are using the service to pay their sales force including Brex, Workfront, Algolia, and the publicly traded startup, [...]
AlleyWatch
May 30, 2020
AlleyWatch
The Pulse of New York Tech
Connie Loizos
November 14, 2019
TechCrunch
Norwest Venture Partners, the 58-year-old venture firm backed primarily by Wells Fargo, has closed its 15th fund with $2 billion. The firm closed its last fund with $1.5 billion at the beginning of 2018; the firm now manages $9.5 billion across all of its funds. We talked with managing partner Jeff Crowe a couple of [...]
Jonathan Shieber
August 15, 2019
TechCrunch
The four-year-old, Southern California athletic brand Vuori has picked up a $45 million growth equity investment from the investment firm Norwest Venture Partners. The company, which says it's profitable, will now join a stable of consumer startup brands that includes Birdies, Casper Sleep, Grove Collaborative, Jolyn, Kendra Scott, Madison Reed and Topo Athletic. Founded by [...]
Ishita Russell
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DealStreetAsia
Existing investors of Pepperfry may invest around $100 million more in the company, while Hopscotch is looking to raise up to $75 million in a new round.

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