USVP

USVP

USVP or U.S. Venture Partners is a VC firm investing in SaaS, cloud, security, consumer, healthcare technology companies.

Founded in 1981, U.S. Venture Partners (USVP) is a venture capital firm based in Menlo Park, California. The firm seeks to invest through early-stage investing in the enterprise software, information technology, security, consumer internet, mobile, e-commerce, healthcare, and information technology-enabled healthcare services sectors.

Investment

USVP has partnered with entrepreneurs to grow their ideas into companies. USVP has invested in over 400 companies spanning three decades, including: Box, Castlight Health, Check Point Software, Concur, GoPro, Guidewire Software, Hellosign, Heartflow, HotelTonight, Imperva, InsideSales.com, Inspire Medical, Intersect ENT, Omada Health, Prevoty, SanDisk, Sun Microsystems, Trunk Club, Threatmetrix, Trusteer, Yammer, and Zerto.

USVP focuses on early-stage start-ups. The USVP team consists of former entrepreneurs, technologists, corporate executives, and financial professionals who assist with strategy, scaling, team building, product development, and business development.

Timeline

Funded Companies

Company
Description
Industry
Website
Location
Box (company)

A cloud content management company. It was founded in 2005 and has headquarters located in Redwood City, California.

Content management
Redwood City, California
Zerto

Zerto is an enterprise software company.

Enterprise software
HotelTonight

HotelTonight is a London-based company.

E-commerce
London
Human Interest

Human Interest (formerly Captain 401) is a company that participated in the S15 cohort of Y Combinator. It offers 401(k) retirement plans for small businesses and startups. It was founded in 2015 and is located in San Francisco, California.

Personal finance
San Francisco
Chute (company)

Chute is a company that provides a visual-marketing platform. It participated in the W12 cohort of Y Combinator.

Marketing
San Francisco
Omada Health

Omada Health is a San Francisco-based education company.

Education
San Francisco
Wayin (company)

Company

Social
Chicago
PLUMgrid

PLUMgrid is a Santa Clara, California-based web hosting service company founded by Sushil Singh.

Web hosting service
Santa Clara, California
Placeiq (company)

Placeiq is a New York City-based company.

Advertising
New York City
Trunk Club

Company

Fashion
XANT (Formerly InsideSales.com)

Insidesales.com is a company designing and develops sales automation platforms.

Artificial intelligence (AI)
Provo, Utah
ThreatMetrix

ThreatMetrix is a San Jose, California-based cybersecurity company developing an integrated digital identity platform to reduce transaction friction.

Risk management
San Jose, California
Primary.com

Children's clothes company based in New York City.

E-commerce
New York City
Electric Cloud

Electric Cloud is a Sunnyvale, California-based company.

Enterprise software
Sunnyvale, California
Redwood Systems (company)

Redwood Systems is an Hickory, North Carolina-based company.

Hickory, North Carolina
Appthority

Appthority is a San Francisco-based company founded by Domingo Guerra.

Artificial intelligence (AI)
San Francisco
HealthJoy

HealthJoy is a Chicago-based company.

Healthcare
Chicago
Neuros Medical

Neuros Medical is a Willoughby, Ohio-based company founded in 2008 by Jon J. Snyder.

Healthcare
Willoughby, Ohio
Karmasphere Inc.

Company

Software
Cupertino, California
Smartling

Company

Software
New York
Raken

Raken is a company founded in 2012.

Offshore construction
Cardiff
Percepto

A software company offering a pilotless, AI security solution for commercial applications.

Artificial intelligence (AI)
Tel Aviv
Effector Therapeutics

A company dedicated on the discovery and development of small molecule therapeutics to treat cancer

Biotechnology
San Diego
LineStream Technologies

Company

Semiconductor
Cleveland
Happy Returns

Happy Returns is a Santa Monica, California-based company.

E-commerce
Santa Monica, California
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Associated investment funds

Investment Fund
Total offering (USD)
Total sold (USD)
Location
Date signed
U.S. Venture Partners XII, L.P.
300,000,000
Menlo Park, California
March 28, 2018
U.S. Venture Partners XI, L.P.
275,000,000
Menlo Park, California
September 18, 2014
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People

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Role
LinkedIn

Casey Tansey

General Partner

Dafina Toncheva

General Partner

Dale Holladay

Chief Financial Officer

Irwin Federman

Senior Advisor

Jacques Benkoski

Partner

Jon Root

General Partner

Mike Maher

Advisor

Phil Young

Advisor

Rick Lewis

General Partner

Steve Krausz

General Partner

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