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We epitomize “hands-on” investors by contributing more than financial support and mentorship. Our partnership provides deep-rooted networks and programs that fuel efficient growth, global exposure and strategic guidance.

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Today’s Innovations
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Read about our portfolio companies’ accomplishments that advance consumer and enterprise technologies.

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03.29.17
Townsquared Acquires Voo, Top Messaging Application
Townsquared, a Sierra Ventures’ company and the leading social platform for local SMBs, announces their acquisition of Voo, a messaging application voted Top 10 iMessage App of 2016 by VentureBeat, Fortune Magazine, and Yahoo...

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03.13.17
Wall Street Journal on Alpine Data, “What is a Data Scientist, Anyway?”
Alpine Data Labs, a Sierra Ventures’ company, is featured in The Wall Street Journal article, “What is a Data Scientist, Anyway?” Alpine co-founder, Steven Hillion, provides great insights on Alpine’s work and data...

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02.06.17
Former CEO of Sierra Ventures Company, Ooyala, Appointed CEO of Zenefits
Zenefits Appoints Jay Fulcher, Former CEO of Sierra Ventures Company, Ooyala, as New Chairman and CEO. Fulcher was the President and CEO of Ooyala for over 6 years and brings more than...

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11.08.16
Sierra Ventures participates in Joy $4.5M seed round
Joy launched out of Y-Combinator this summer, and is an all-in-one wedding planning platform that offers couples CRM, planning and guest list management solutions. Create the perfect wedding website and app that makes sharing and coordinating...

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03.09.16
CIOs Looking Beyond Data Warehouses to Data Lakes
Mark Fernandes, Managing Director at Sierra Ventures, shares his viewpoint on how big data management is evolving, and how Data Lakes are the next big innovation trend to impact large enterprises. Read his...

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01.15.16
Ben Yu’s perspective on Fund XI Innovation Investment Strategy
Read Ben Yu’s blog article about Sierra Ventures Fund XI, announced on January 7, 2016. Ben recaps the markets they invested Fund X in, and also what areas are gaining traction within...

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04.20.16  Jim Doehrman
5 Portfolio Companies Recognized for Innovation and Growth in Q1, 2016
  Sierra Ventures congratulates LeadGenius, Nexenta, Prelert, TouchCommerce and Zimperium for being recognized by industry and media for their technology innovation and company growth. Inc. Magazine highlights LeadGenius as one of seven...

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03.09.16  Mark Fernandes
Data Lakes: Sink or Swim?
We are all fascinated with data. And in recent years, overwhelmed by the volume of it. But wait there’s more… data comes in different sizes, shapes and speeds, it’s processed across various...

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01.26.16  Tim Guleri
Sierra Ventures’ portfolio company, Appcelerator, is acquired by Enterprise software company Axway
Sierra Ventures would like to congratulate the Appcelerator team for being acquired by Axway (Euronext: AXW.PA), a global software company with more than 11,000 public- and private-sector customers. Sierra Ventures has seen...

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Entrepreneur Visionaries

They are inspired pioneers and leaders. Many have devoted entire careers to crafting the future of enterprise
technology. By the force of their intuition, hard work and skill they have created companies and products
that are reshaping industries. We are proud to partner with these visionary entrepreneurs.

Bina TechnologiesAcquired by Roche

Narges Asadi, CEO & Co-Founder

Big Data Science Platform Providing Scalable Genomic Analytics

GreenplumNYSE: EMC

Scott Yara, Founder

Database Software for Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing

IntuitNASDAQ: INTU

Scoot Cook, Founder

Providing Financial Management Solutions for Consumers and Businesses

NexgateAcquired by Proofpoint

Devin Redmond, CEO

Allowing Companies to Discover, Audit, and Protect their Social Web Accounts

OoyalaAcquired by Telstra

Sean Knapp, CTO & Co-Founder

The Intelligent Cloud-Based Platform for Video Commerce

SourceFireNASDAQ: FIRE
Acquired by Cisco for $2.7 Billion

Martin Roesch, Founder and CTO

Defending Our World From Cyber Attack

TeradataNYSE: TDC

Mike Koehler, CEO

Leader in Data Warehousing Analytic Technologies Making Companies Smarter

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