Sierra Ventures

Sierra Ventures

A venture capital firm in California that focuses on Next Generation Enterprise and Emerging Technologies.

Sierra Ventures is a venture capital firm in California that focuses on Next Generation Enterprise and Emerging Technologies. Founded 1982 in San Mateo, California, United States by Peter Wendell, it invests in early stage ventures, series A, series B, series D, and series C rounds. Its portfolio companies include Enable, Spectro Cloud, HeadSpin, Omniex, and Phenom People. As of April 2020, Sierra Ventures has made 311 investments. Their most recent investment was on March 23, 2020, when Enable raised $13M. Sierra Ventures has had 74 exits, the most notable of which include Intuit, MakeMyTrip.com, and Shape Security. Sierra Ventures has raised 12 funds, their latest being Sierra Ventures XII. This fund was announced on July 18, 2019 and raised a total of $216.8M.

Timeline

July 19, 2019

Sierra Ventures closes $215m for Fund XII.

The firm's most recent investments include participation in startup Zycada Networks' Series A, text analytics suite Text IQ's Series A, and Austin-based digital learning platform Interplay Learning's Series A.

1982

Founded

Funded Companies

Company
Description
Industry
Website
Location
Deep Lens

Deep Lens is an Artificial Intelligence company matching patients with clinical trials.

Artificial intelligence (AI)
Shape Security

Shape Security is a Mountain View, California-based company.

Artificial intelligence (AI)
Mountain View, California
Q-CTRL

Company developing software for quantum technologies

Software
Sydney
Agent IQ

Agent IQ is a company that develops AI software for digitizing banking operations.

Artificial intelligence (AI)
San Francisco
Interplay Learning

A company offering online trade education through mobile, desktop, and virtual reality applications.

Education
Austin, Texas
InvenSense

Provider of the motiontracking™ sensor system on chip for consumer electronic

Semiconductor
San Jose, California
MakeMyTrip

MakeMyTrip is a Gurgaon-based company.

E-commerce
Gurgaon
Ooyala

Ooyala is a video company.

Video
Meru Networks

Meru Networks is a Sunnyvale, California-based company.

Telecommunications industry
Sunnyvale, California
Thismoment

Company

Software
San Francisco
Zimperium

Zimperium is a San Francisco and Dallas-based cybersecurity and mobile security company founded in 2010 by Zuk Avraham.

Artificial intelligence (AI)
San Francisco
Drop

Drop is a Toronto-based company.

E-commerce
Toronto
Jetlore

Artificial Intelligence company

CRM
San Mateo, California
Hired (company)

Company

Human resources
San Francisco
Wizeline

A software company offering a collaboration platform for distributed teams.

Digital media
San Francisco
Skydrop

Skydrop is a logistics company that uses a technological platform to connect people and businesses to delivery service and courier.

Logistics
Monterrey
Bitfusion

Company

Artificial intelligence (AI)
Austin, Texas
ZoomSystems

ZoomSystems is a San Francisco-based company founded by Gower Smith.

San Francisco
Runnable

Runnable is a software as a service company founded by Yash Kumar.

Software as a service (SaaS)
Ribbon (payment company)

Blockchain company

Politics
San Francisco
Sikka Software

Sikka Software is a San Jose, California-based healthcare software developer offering cloud computing, analytical tools, and applications.

Software
San Jose, California
Piggybackr

Piggybackr is a San Francisco-based company founded by Andrea Lo.

Fundraising
San Francisco
DynamicOps

DynamicOps is a Burlington, Massachusetts-based company.

Enterprise software
Burlington, Massachusetts
Nexenta Systems

Nexenta Systems is a Santa Clara, California-based software company.

Software
San Jose, California
Text IQ

Artificial Intelligence company

Artificial intelligence (AI)
San Francisco
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Associated investment funds

Investment Fund
Total offering (USD)
Total sold (USD)
Location
Date signed
Sierra Ventures XII, L.P.
216,769,231
216,769,231
San Mateo, California
July 22, 2019
Sierra Ventures X, L.P.
200,000,000
Menlo Park, California
December 19, 2011
Sierra Ventures XI, L.P.
150,000,000
San Mateo, California
September 4, 2015
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People

Name
Role
LinkedIn

Adam Dawkins

Employee

Al Campa

Employee

Ayden Ye

Employee

Ben Yu

Employee

David Meyer

Employee

Evan jafa

Investor

FRANK HERNANDEZ

Employee

Lylan Masterman

Employee

Mike Scanlin

Employee

Mrinal Gokhale

Employee

Mustafa Masud

Employee

Navin V Nagiah

Employee

Nisan Gabbay

Employee

Robert Walker

Employee

Sharam Fouladgar-Mercer

Employee

Tim Guleri

Employee

Tim Stanley

Employee

Toby Eduardo Redshaw

Employee

Vignesh Ravikumar

Employee

Further reading

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Documentaries, videos and podcasts

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Date
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Companies

Company
CEO
Location
Products/Services

Astronomer

Enable

Interplay Learning

Paro

Phenom People

Q-CTRL

Spectro Cloud

Text IQ

Zycada Networks

News

Title
Author
Date
Publisher
Description
March 23, 2020
WebWire
Enable, a modern software solution to help distributors, manufacturers and retailers manage rebates, today announced a $13 million Series A funding round led by Menlo Ventures with participation from Sierra Ventures. As part of this funding round, Menlo Ventures' Steve Sloane joins the board. , , , , Enable makes it easy for distributors to track, manage, and optimize rebates. Rebate incentives are a common industry practice, but they create complexity in the back office where setting ter...

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