Portfolio Companies


Turning content into social media phenomenon for Fortune 500 brands

Ooyala (Acquired by Telstra)

1,000 enterprise customers and two billion daily analytic events

AuthenTec (NASDAQ: AAPL)

Revolutionary fingerprint security and one of Apple’s largest acquisitions

Bina Technologies (Acquired by Roche)

Accelerating the path from genomics information to cure with a next gen data analysis platform


Revolutionizing how small businesses are run


Chinese leader shifts the chip industry to “design lite”

Teradata (NYSE: TDC)

A global data leader across 42 countries

SourceFire (NASDAQ: FIRE)

Cybersecurity leader
acquired by Cisco for $2.7 billion

Appcelerator (acquired by Axway)

Accelerating the mobile enterprise and a half million developers

Greenplum (NYSE: EMC)

Big data analytics leader and EMC acquisition


Unleashing the next generation of enterprise apps across any cloud

InvenSense (NYSE: INVN)

Brought motion interface to the consumer electronics market

Sierra Ventures is an active, early-stage investor in India and China. The Firm has invested successfully in India and China since 2006. Our investment focus for these regions includes domestic consumer solutions, advanced technology and enterprise class services offerings. Sierra Ventures has a number of active and past successful investments including the following companies:

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Team Member: Ben Yu

Established in 2004 and led by CEO George Li, 800Apps develops and markets Customer Relationship Management solutions. 800Apps has since emerged as a leader in the online CRM space in China.

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Alpine Data Labs

Team Member: Tim Guleri

Incubated at Greenplum, Alpine Data is making big data accessible and easy to use. Alpine embeds predictive analytics into every business function, enabling organizations to run on the insights that really matter.

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Applied MicroStructures

Team Member: Ben Yu

Applied MicroStructures designs and manufactures Molecular Vapor Deposition tools: a breakthrough proprietary nanotechnology that enables the growth of ultra-thin films with a wide range of functionalities.Coming soon.

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Team Member: Mark Fernandes

Boomtrain changes the way you understand and communicate with your customers on a 1:1 level. Understand your audience better and make decisions faster to easily individualize user experiences at any scale.

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Team Member: Mark Fernandes

Mobile payments company focused on the Mexico and Latin American market.

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Team Member: Ben Yu

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Team Member: David Schwab

Provides facilities and field service management solutions in the cloud. Corrigo's software is deployed in over 15,000 organizations, from the Fortune 50 to SMB.

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Team Member: Tim Guleri

DNN has developed the most widely adopted Web Content Management Platform for building web sites and web applications on Microsoft .NET.

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Team Member: Mark Fernandes

Elasticbox is a revolutionary product that aims to make cloud application development and management efficient. Elasticbox's software is currently deployed in large Fortune 500 companies across several industry verticals.

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Team Member: Tim Guleri

Hired runs “auctions” for a small group of hand-selected software engineers to receive job offers from top-tier VC funded companies. Hired's customers include companies like Groupon, Pulse, and Digg.

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Team Member: Ben Yu

K4Connect is a systems integration company connecting any number of disparate devices, systems and applications into a single cohesive system – whether in your home, office, or anywhere in-between.

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Team Member: Mark Fernandes

Kinnek is a B2B platform that allows small businesses to request and receive customized quotes from suppliers for their purchases.

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Team Member: Tim Guleri

LeadGenius delivers qualified leads that are ready to convert by managing the entire lead generation and outreach process for you.

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Team Member: Ben Yu

MIOX develops next-generation water purification technology. The company has 1,500 installations in hundreds of U.S. communities and over 30 countries. Their award-winning on-site generation technology is safely disinfecting more than 6.5 billion gallons of water per day.

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Team Member: Tim Guleri

Nexenta Systems is the world’s leading provider of Software-defined Storage solutions. The company’s flagship software-only platform, NexentaStor, delivers high-performance, ultra-scalable, cloud- and virtualization-optimized storage management.

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Team Member: Ben Yu

NextInput has developed a force sensitive touch technology enabling a richer, more intuitive 3D human interface experience.

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Team Member: Tim Guleri

Nomic's goal is to create a more personal, street-level economy. The platform allows users to connect on a deeper level with their favorite businesses.

Phenom People

Talent Relationship Marketing and the Phenom TRM Cloud Platform connects the billions of people around the world looking for their dream job with the great companies eager to make their next phenomenal hire. Phenom People is redefining what it means to search for a job and recruit top talent.

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Team Member: David Schwab

Prelert is developing the next generation of predictive analytics for IT admins and developers. The company has created an add-in for Splunk to find anomalous activities in application and system performance.

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Team Member: Ben Yu

At Qeexo, we're working on bringing new dimensions of touch to interactive experiences. We believe the era of multi-touch is coming to an close, and that a new age of rich-touch devices in on the horizon.

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Team Member: David Schwab

Revionics offers lifecycle price, promotion, and markdown optimization solutions for the retail industry. The company serves 31,000+ stores, and was a 2012 Finalist for the Red Herring 100 Global Award.

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Team Member: Mark Fernandes

Runnable is innovating the way developers create, edit, and share code. The platform allows users to run, edit, share, and embed “live” code without server setup or app keys. The company was founded in 2012 by a former Amazon engineer.

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Shape Security

Team Member: Tim Guleri

Shape Security provides a revolutionary new product to protect websites against the most dangerous cyber attacks.

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Sikka Software

Team Member: Mark Fernandes

Sikka Software Corporation is revolutionizing the retail healthcare industry via its platform cloud, analytical tools, apps and big data leadership.

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Spotzer Media

Team Member: Mark Fernandes

Spotzer Media provides small businesses with solutions for creating and maintaining highly visible online content. The company has produced ab online presence for more than 50,000 businesses in 16 countries.

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Team Member: Mark Fernandes

Thismoment delivers an Enterprise System for Social Brand Marketing, called the Distributed Engagement Channel (DEC). Used by more than 150 Fortune 500 brands, DEC is a real-time platform for managing a brand’s digital presence across multiple sites and devices.

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Touch Commerce

Team Member: Steven Williams

TouchCommerce is a leading provider of best-in-class real time customer analytics and live interaction technology to significantly increase online customer conversion and satisfaction. The company was awarded the Red Herring Top 100 for 2013.

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Treasure Data

Team Member: Tim Guleri

Treasure Data leverages the power of big data to transform business. The company's vision is to become the cloud analytics hub for businesses to transform big data into immediate value.

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F.K.A. Flypaper
Team Member: David Schwab

Trivantis brings the power of Flash to users of all technical skill levels, enabling people to create compelling, sophisticated stories. Trivantis is used in companies such as Pepsi, Intel and Cisco.

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Team Member: Ben Yu

VeriSilicon is an integrated circuit (IC) design foundry providing custom silicon solutions and System-on-Chip (SoC) turnkey services. Verisilicon has been recognized as a top 500 high technology and high growth company in Asia Pacific.

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Zimperium is focused on shaping the future of mobile security by setting new standards.

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Active Software


Active Software provides security and infrastructure solutions, as well as, technical and business development consulting services. The company was founded in 2003 by a group software industry veterans.



Currently serving more than 2.7 million members in 13 states nationwide, Amerigroup offers solutions that improve health care access and quality for members. Amerigroup manages publicly funded health programs.



ATMI is a leader in high performance materials, materials packaging, and materials delivery systems for use in the manufacture of microelectronics devices worldwide.

Centex Telecommunications


Centex Telecom is a preferred reseller of all ESI phone systems and equipment, which include PBX phone systems, VoIP business phone systems, SIP phone systems and key phone systems.

Digital Generation Systems


Digital Generation is the world’s leading ad management and distribution platform. The platform connects over 12,000 global advertisers and 5,000 agencies with their targeted audiences.



Fatbrain.com was a leading online bookseller specializing in professional and technical titles for the corporate marketplace.



FaxSav is a service provider that offers low-cost, worldwide fax-over-IP services to business users.



Healtheon develops and markets Internet-based on-line health care and benefit information and services.

Interact Commerce


Interact Commerce engages in the development, distribution, and support of business management software for SMBs. The company’s products include SalesLogix, the customer relationship management software and ACT!, the contact management software.



Intuit is a leading provider of financial and tax preparation software and related services for small businesses, accountants and individuals. In 2013, Intuit was ranked on Fortune's list of World's Most Admired Software Companies for a tenth straight year.

Intuitive Surgical

Intuitive Surgical is the global leader in the rapidly emerging field of robotic-assisted minimally invasive surgery. Since its inception, the company has consistently provided surgeons and hospitals with the tools needed to improve clinical outcomes and to help patients return to active lives.

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Team Member: Ben Yu

InvenSense Inc. is the leading provider of MotionTracking™ devices for consumer electronics products such as smartphones, tablets, game controllers, smart TVs, and wearable sensors.

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Team Member: Tim Guleri

MakeMyTrip.com is India’s leading online travel company. Founded in 2000, it was created to empower the Indian traveler with instant booking and comprehensive choices.

Meru Networks


Meru Networks develops and markets wireless infrastructure solutions that enable the All-Wireless Enterprise. Its products deliver wireless service fidelity for business applications to major Fortune 500 enterprises, universities, healthcare organizations and government agencies.



Micromuse is a leading provider of network management software to monitor and manage sophisticated technology infrastructures. Micromuse served companies like AOL, British Telecom, and NCR.

On Assignment


On Assignment is a leading global provider of in-demand, skilled professionals in the growing technology, healthcare, and life sciences sectors, where quality people are the key to success. The company was  was founded in 1985 and has branch offices.


Acquired by ACT!

Saleslogix is the CRM platform of choice for companies strategically focused on customer engagements. Saleslogix is designed to deliver purpose-built, cost-effective solutions for the mobile world.

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Teradata is the global leader in data warehousing and analytic technologies that make smart companies smarter. The company serves some of the most prominent companies in the world such as Coca Cola, 3M and British Airways.



Theravance is a biopharmaceutical company with a pipeline of internally discovered product candidates and strategic collaborations with pharmaceutical companies.

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Vertel is a leading provider of convergent service management mediation solutions. Vertel’s high performance solutions enable customers to quickly and cost effectively introduce new services, networks and OSSs while leveraging existing investments.

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Acquired by Oracle Corporation (NASDAQ: ORCL)

360Commerce's platform provides point-of-sale, inventory management, returns management and workforce management software for retailers.


Formerly Click Forensics
Team Member: Steven Williams

Adometry is redefining marketing analytics by combining and interpreting previously silo-ed sources of big data to generate actions that improve return on advertising spend and increase sales.

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American Fiber Systems

Acquired by ZAYO Group

American Fiber Systems offers metropolitan fiber optical networking infrastructure, dark fiber, and transport services. AFS has deployed more than 1.2 million miles of high-capacity, high-bandwidth cables.


(acquired by Axway)
Team Member: Tim Guleri

Appcelerator offers an enterprise SaaS platform enabling enterprises to create, deliver and analyze their entire mobile application portfolio. Appcelerator has more than 50,000 mobile applications deployed on over 130 million devices.

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Acquired by Lawson Software, an Infor Affiliate

Approva is the leading provider of continuous controls monitoring software and is the industry standard for three of the five largest audit and advisory firms.


Acquired by Yahoo, Inc. (NASDAQ: YHOO)

Arthas.com provides Web-based and person-to-person electronic payment services. Its platform lets individuals electronically exchange money and pay bills online.

Astra Business Services

Acquired by Central Credit Services

Astra Business Services has developed a breakthrough combination that unlocks more value from your receivables. Astra’s combination includes an executive team with extensive experience in financial services and high-value collections professionals.


Acquired by Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL)

AuthenTec is a leading provider of mobile and network security. Their encryption technology, fingerprint sensors and identity management software are deployed by mobile device, networking and computing companies.


Acquired by CCH Incorporated

Axentis is the market’s most robust, configurable, comprehensive compliance management system. Their software provides a unique, Risk-Driven Compliance Management's strategy to rapidly, accurately and cost-effectively identify and mitigate all of your compliance-related risks.

Bina Technologies

Acquired by Roche
Team Member: Tim Guleri

Bina is a leader in the genome sequencing space, and is led by a Stanford PhD. The company's Bina Box appliance is making genome analysis faster than ever, and accessible to those without supercomputers.

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Acquired by Axel Springer

CarWale offers a complete consumer-focused service that includes content and tools for exhaustive research, pricing and marketplace information. The site is one of the most viewed automotive sites in India.


Acquired by Oracle Corporation (NASDAQ: ORCL)

ClearApp offers performance, application change, and SOA performance management solutions for J2EE-based composite applications to enterprises.

Code Green Networks

acquired by Digital Guardian
Team Member: Tim Guleri

Code Green Networks offers an all-in-one solution that provides content monitoring and data loss protection from insider threats and accidental misuse. The product is designed to scale from SMBs to large enterprises.

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Acquired by Cisco Systems (NASDAQ: CSCO)

Combinet provided telecommuters and remote offices with high-speed remote access to enterprise networks. The company was founded in 1988 and was based in Sunnyvale, California.


Acquired by Dell Corporation (NASDAQ: DELL)

ConvergeNet provides centralized SAN management for heterogeneous environments.

Core Audience

FKA Red Aril, Acquired by Hearst Corp

Core Audience developed the industry's first data management platform built for brands. Their platform enables brands to profit from audience targeting and site personalization.

CSS Corp

Acquired by Columbia Capital India Advisors
Team Member: David Schwab

CSS Corp is a global technology consulting and support company that uses cutting-edge technologies to effect strategic business transformations.

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Digital Media Group

Acquired by Acquired by VisionChina

Digital Media Group is the leader in China's subway mobile television advertising market. The company operates in subway transport systems in Beijing, Chengdu, Chongqing, Guangzhou, Hong Kong, Nanjing, Shanghai, Shenzhen, and Tianjin.


Acquired by VMware, Inc.
Team Member: Mark Fernandes

DynamicOps develops cloud automation and management solutions. The company's software has been recognized at VMworld 2012 as the best of Public and Hybrid Cloud Computing Technologies.

Eltek Valere

Acquired by Eltek ASA
Team Member: Ben Yu

Eltek Valere is a technology leader developing and marketing high-efficiency (HE) power solutions for telecom and industrial applications.

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Acquired by Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT)

FrontBridge is a global provider of comprehensive secure messaging services.


Acquired by EMC Corporation (NYSE: EMC)

Greenplum is a leader in the data warehousing space, focusing on providing software for large cloud computing infrastructures.


Acquired by Red Hat

Makara enables organizations to provision, deploy, manage, monitor and scale their Java and PHP applications on both public and private clouds. Makara tools allow users to easily undertake application scaling, rightsizing, rollback and monitoring tasks of running apps.

Marathon Technologies

Acquired by Stratus Technologies Inc.

Marathon Technologies Corporation provides fault-tolerant and disaster recovery software solutions for physical and virtual servers.

Micro Power Electronics

Acquired by Weston Presidio

Micro Power Electronics is an FDA registered supplier of custom battery systems for the portable medical, rugged handheld computing, and data collection equipment markets. The company has a proven track record of technical excellence, quality solutions and award-winning service.


Acquired by Analog Devices

Multigig develops state-of-the-art technologies for solving system-level timing problems. Mulitigig's proprietary and patented RotaryWave technology forms the foundation for barrier shattering, energy efficient, low cost timing products targeting.


Acquired by Citrix Systems (NASDAQ: CTXS)

Net6's technology is a vendor of SSL VPN, providing a single point of access from any device to any IT resource over an SSL secure connection. The technology provides on-demand access to both voice and data across virtually any screen size.


Acquired by Proofpoint
Team Member: Mark Fernandes

Nexgate is working to protect businesses’ social media accounts from spam and hijacking. The solution looks to delivers an intuitive way to find and understand your organization's social presence while matching and valuing it against its actual network.

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Acquired by AgJunction, Inc.

Novariant's technology provides precision location and machine control solutions in applications that require a high level of accuracy, consistency, and availability. Novariant was founded in 1994 as a spinout from Stanford University.

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NP Photonics

Acquired Solus MicroTechnologies, Inc.

NP Photonics was founded in 1998 as a spin-off of the renowned University of Arizona's Optical Sciences Center. Today the company designs and produces optical light sources for sensing, medical, and research and development markets.

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Acquired by Telstra
Team Member: Mark Fernandes

Ooyala provides tools for enterprises to help them stream videos online and monetize them. The company was founded in 2007 by ex-Googlers Bismarck Lepe, Balsasar Lepe, and Sean Knapp.

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Opalis Software

Acquired by Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT)

Opalis Software provides IT process automation software to help automate and streamline workflow processes within the data center. The company was founded in 1998 by a former HP executive.


Acquired by Microsoft
Team Member: David Schwab

Parature is the leading provider of web-based social and customer service software for more than 50 million end users worldwide. Parature helps clients deliver legendary customer service and to engage with their customers across multiple channels.

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Permeo Technologies

Acquired by Blue Coat Systems (NASDAQ: BCSI)

Permeo Technologies is a leading provider of remote access and information protection solution for mobile workers. Permeo has helped more than 250 of the world's largest companies secure their information and protect their assets beyond the borders of their enterprise.


Acquired by Seagate Technology (NYSE: STX)

Quinta is a developer of technology to boost the performance of sophisticated computer disk drives.


acquired by Synchronoss Technologies
Team Member: Steven Williams

Rated as the strongest financial assurance supplier in North America by Frost & Sullivan, Razorsight provides cloud-based analytics software for telcos to monitor network and subscriber activity.

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acquired by Staples
Team Member: Tim Guleri

Runa provides solutions to increase conversions and maximize profits in real-time on online merchants websites. Runa's customers include eBay, PayPal, Groupon, and Rovio.

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Acquired by KEYW

SenSage offers patented event data warehouse solutions that provide actionable results from massive amounts of log and event data. More than 400 customers have deployed SenSage solutions to reduce security, fraud and compliance risks.

Simplify Media

Acquired by Google (NASDAQ: GOOG)

Simplify Media is a developer of streaming media software. Their software makes it easy for anyone to remotely access, play and share their personal digital media.

Social Touch

Acquired by Legend Holdings

Social Touch offers a social media suite that enables enterprises to launch and manage their marketing efforts across Chinese social networks like Sina Weibo, Wechat, and Renren.

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Sourcefire, acquired by Cisco for $2.7 billion, provides enterprise threat management solutions for IT infrastructures. The company serves a broad spectrum of customers and organizations in over 180 countries, including some of the world’s largest enterprises.


Acquired by Cisco Systems (NASDAQ: CSCO)

StrataCom is a leading supplierof Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM) and Frame Relay high-speed WAN switching equipment. StrataCom's ATM product is a key technology underlying the world's communications systems in the 1990s and 2000s.


Acquired by Murata Manufacturing (NASDAQ: MRAAY)

SyChip provides Radio Frequency (RF), Integrated Circuits (ICs), and chip scale modules for the wireless Internet appliance market, reducing time-to-market, increasing performance and improving reliability.

Tempo AI

Acquired by Salesforce.com
Team Member: Ben Yu

Tempo AI leveraged years of SRI International’s artificial intelligence research and semantic technology to create Tempo Smart Calendar, a breakthrough mobile productivity application.



Terayon Communication Systems is a vendor of equipment to broadband service providers for delivering broadband voice, video and data services to residential and business subscribers.


Team Member: Steven Williams

Founded in 1999, Webcollage has quickly become the industry standard for publishing rich product information to retailer web sites. The company is a provider of enhanced online merchandising solutions to over 1,000 manufacturers.

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Team Member: Ben Yu

Founded in 2012 in Shanghai, Ximalaya builds the largest social sound platform in China, streaming millions of high-quality user-generated audio content through web and mobile devices everyday.

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