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Western Technology Investment

A venture capital firm in California that focuses on offering acquisition financing to revenue generating firms.

Western Technology Investment is a venture capital firm in California that focuses on offering acquisition financing to revenue generating firms. Founded 1980 in Portola Valley, California, United States by Ronald Swenson, it invests in early stage ventures, grants, late stage ventures, private equity, seed, series B, series A and debt financing. Its portfolio companies include Axonius, Sparta Science, Veev, and L1ght. As of April 2020, Western Technology Investment has made 227 investments. Their most recent investment was on March 31, 2020, when Axonius raised $58M. Western Technology Investment has had 67 exits, the most notable of which include Facebook, Stitch Fix, and Jet. Western Technology Investment has raised a single venture fund, Western Technology Investment Fund VII. This fund was announced on January 9, 2013 and raised a total of $375M.

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Funded Companies

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Company providing consultation for security standards and regulatory compliance for technology startups

A technology company offering a platform for renting properties.

U.S-based Cisco subsidiary designing fabless silicon photonics semiconductors.

The Climate Corporation (Climate) is a digital agriculture company that is a subsidiary of Bayer. The Climate Corporation, founded in 2006 and based in San Francisco, examines weather, soil and field data.

Boost Media is a San Francisco-based company using crowdsourcing and market testing to help businesses find effective words and images for marketing campaigns.

Renovia is a Boston-based medical device company developing diagnostic and therapeutic devices for women with pelvic floor disorders.

Ambient.ai is an artificial intelligence company focused on cloud computing and computer situational awareness.

PayJoy is a software development company offering a mobile digital platform to purchase new smartphones and receive loans using their smartphone as collateral.

Julep beauty, inc. is a privately held seattle, wa based cosmetics company.

Berkeley Design Automation, Inc. is a leader in nanometer circuit verification.

Kareo is an ehr, medical practice management software and medical billing services company.

Metawave is a developer of metamaterials for wireless communications, including materials for autonomous driving radar systems.

Pathway Genomics is a San Diego-based company founded in 2008 by Jim Plante.

Medsphere Systems is an information technology company providing supply chain and IT services for the healthcare industry.

Iolon, Inc. is a laser design and manufacturing company.

Zodiac is a company founded by Dan McCarthy, Justin Bleich, Artem Mariychin and Peter Fader.

CytoVale is a company that develops biomarkers based on the mechanical properties of cells to identify diseases. It has applied its technology to detect sepsis.

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People

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Role
LinkedIn

Andrew Baldwin

Principal

David Wanek

Investment Partner

Patrick Ward

Associate

Further reading

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Companies

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Axonius

L1ght

Talage

Veev

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