Sevin Rosen Funds was founded in 1981 by L.J. Sevin and Ben Rosen. The firm's focus areas of investment include: Internet, media, software & services; technology & communications infrastructure; life sciences & healthcare innovations; and materials & energy innovations Sevin Rosen Funds examine technology trends, and tries to identify those technologies they believe will change industries. Their emphasis is on what will happen next, what will succeed, and then, what will endure.
They have exited investments in Vidyo, Hightail, Electronic Arts, Alder Biopharmaceuticals, Luxtera, Genband, ExteNet Systems and Xtera.
Sevin Rosen Funds has raised a total of $1.7B across 3 funds, their latest being Sevin Rosen Fund IX. This fund was announced on Jul 8, 2004 and raised a total of $300M. They raised their Sevin Rosen Fund VIII, announced November 2000 with a total raised amount of $875 million. And they raised their Sevin Rosen Fund VII, announced in February 2000 with a total raised amount of $480 million.
Funding Rounds Participated In
- Venture capitalVenture capital is a form of private equity financing that is provided by venture capital firms or funds to startups, early-stage, and emerging companies, that have been deemed to have high growth potential or which have demonstrated high growth. Capital invested usually carries a substantial element of risk.