Sierra Ventures

2018 was a successful year for Sierra Ventures. Sierra X had two significant exits in addition to the prior nine acquisitions and we made 10 exciting new investments in Sierra XI.

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OVER 3 DECADES OF INVESTING $1.9 BILLION INTO EXCEPTIONAL INNOVATION.
WE GROW EARLY-STAGE EMERGING TECH INTO MARKET LEADERS

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Experienced Investment Team

Our directors were successful engineers and entrepreneurs before becoming investors.
Sierra contributes our deep operational and executive experience to help startups scale.

Meet the Team

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Large Enterprise Exposure

The Sierra Ventures’ CXO Advisory Board is a network of the most passionate IT leaders. They influence our strategic investment decisions and provide new technologies helpful direction from an enterprise technology standpoint.

CXO Advisory Board Advantage

Working Investment

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
Bring Tomorrow’s Change

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

03.21.19
NextInput Revolutionizes Smartphone Gaming Experience
  MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–NextInput, Inc., the leader in MEMS-based force sensing solutions, announced today its ForceTouch™ solution is designed into the Xiaomi Black Shark 2 gaming smartphone, announced in Beijing earlier...

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03.19.19
CNEX Highlighted by Microsoft at the Open Compute Summit
For the second consecutive year, CNEX Labs was part of Microsoft’s keynote address at the OCP Summit in San Jose. Kushagra Vaid – GM and Distinguished Engineer, Azure Cloud Infrastructure – presented...

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03.14.19
Binance Issues Research Report on Theta Labs
Binance, a global cryptocurrency exchange that provides a platform for trading more than 100 cryptocurrencies, released an in-depth research report about Theta Labs’ new end-to-end infrastructure for decentralized video streaming. The report was...

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03.22.19
NVCA Building Better: Sierra Ventures & Treasure Data Feature
NVCA featured Sierra Ventures & Treasure Data in their “Building Better” Series. The piece profiles Sierra Ventures Managing Director Tim Guleri and Treasure Data CEO and Co-Founder Hiro Yoshikawa’s relationship from initial...

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02.05.19
Sierra Ventures Co-hosts SaaStr CXO Dinner
SaaStr is a premier event for SaaS companies that are looking to learn best practices for how to scale. As such, Sierra partnered with Boast Capital, Threshold (fka DFJ), Mars Accelerator and...

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01.23.19
Tim Guleri Speaking at Latham & Watkins for “Meet the VC” Series
On January 23rd, 2019 Sierra Ventures Managing Director Tim Guleri spoke at Latham & Watkins for their “Meet the VC” event, hosted with Early Growth Financial Services, Square 1 Bank, TriNet, and...

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03.05.19  Jim Doehrman
A Recap of 2018
2018 was a successful year for Sierra Ventures. Sierra X had two significant exits in addition to the prior nine acquisitions, allowing us to more than return capital for that fund. We...

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Appcues Team

02.13.19  Tim Guleri
Innovation that Reduces SaaS Churn: Meet Appcues, the Leader in User Experience Management
For Series A investments, I’m frequently asked what I look for in a company. In a nutshell, I look for: 1) explosive new categories, 2) a team that’s an 11 on a...

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07.24.18  Tim Guleri
Inside my Inbox: Actionable Tips for Entrepreneurs & Founders from an SV VC
  Inside my Inbox: Actionable Tips for Entrepreneurs & Founders from an SV VC The Inside my Inbox blog series captures solutions to “under the waterline” issues that vex Founders. Snapshots are...

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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

Scott 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

Bismark Lepe, Co-Founder & CEO
Sean Knapp, CTO & Co-Founder
Belsasar Lepe, Co-Founder & Lead Engineer

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