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We are thrilled to share the news today that we have raised Sierra Venture’s next fund, Fund XI. With the New Year just beginning, we are ready and fired up to continue... More


When investing in early-stage technology companies, we look at three things: the entrepreneur, the company, and how their idea may impact change. We are looking for three types of transformations: industries (ex.... More


Sierra’s investment strategy for Fund XI will remain the same as Fund X and the new fund will be managed by the same partners, Mark, Tim and me. Our primary focus areas... More


The Sierra Ventures’ team would like to congratulate Gerri Martin-Flickinger on becoming Starbucks’ Chief Technology Officer. Gerri has been successful leading large-scale global IT organizations for companies experiencing explosive growth through acquisition, global... More


A little over three and a half years ago, over a cup of coffee at a cafe in the Flatiron Building in New York, my co-founder posed a powerfully simple question- “How... More


Sierra Ventures proudly introduces the Sierra CXO Summit Gala and Networking Reception, connecting game-changing business, investment and technology executives driven by innovation and the SHIFT it creates. The annual Sierra Summit Gala... More


   Yesterday Sierra announced our investment in the Berkeley-based company LeadGenius.com.  With 120 plus customers after only selling for 4 quarters, LeadGenius has emerged as a leader in the nascent but very... More


  I love soccer.  I love it almost as much as my main sport; investing in great technology companies. The game is competitive, requires team spirit, grit and persistence to succeed.  About... More


Staples, the largest office product company in the world and the second largest e-tailer acquired Sierra-backed RUNA today.  I congratulate the team of brainiacs at RUNA, a company that Sierra funded just... More


Pick up your smartphone. Are the apps inviting, so you want to keep using them? Do they make you happy to use them? If so, that’s great user interface design in action:... More