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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How We Scale Startups

 

 

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.

05.21.19
Interplay Learning Secures $5.5 Million Series A Financing Round
The online training firm for skilled trades utilizing virtual reality and 3D simulations to add talent, expand customer success team, pursue additional markets and develop new platform features. AUSTIN, Texas, May 21, 2019 /PRNewswire/...

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05.15.19
K4Connect Partners with White Horse Village in PA to Bring Digital Transformation
White Horse Village in Newton Square, PA announced the deployment of K4Community, the premier senior living solution from K4Connect. White Horse Village says that K4Community will, “Lay the foundation for White Horse Village’s...

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05.13.19
Regulus Webinar: The Forgotten Side of Automotive Cybersecurity – Protecting Navigation and Sensors
Regulus Cyber is hosting a webinar with Automotive IQ about cybersecurity for autonomous vehicles on Wednesday, May 15th. It’s a must-attend for those dealing in cybersecurity, navigation, sensors, and GNSS.   For...

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05.15.19
The ABCDs of Security: An Investor Perspective by Mark Fernandes, Managing Director, Sierra Ventures
Sierra Ventures Managing Director Mark Fernandes shares an Investor’s Perspective on the ABCDs of Security with Enterprise Security Magazine. Check out the article.

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04.30.19
Sierra Ventures Managing Director Ben Yu featured by SkyDeck
Sierra Ventures Managing Director Ben Yu was featured by Berkeley SkyDeck in their “VC Spotlight”. SkyDeck is UC Berkeley’s official startup accelerator that helps Cal entrepreneurs and transformational startups.   Check out the feature...

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03.31.19
The convergence of 5G and AI: A venture capitalist’s view
Sierra Ventures Managing Director Ben Yu talks about the convergence of AI and 5G. Read the story on VentureBeat

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05.22.19  Adam Dawkins
Interplay Learning – Why Sierra Ventures Invested
We are excited to announce our investment in Interplay Learning, where we participated in a $5.5M funding round.   Interplay develops online training for skilled laborers in the mechanical, electrical and industrial...

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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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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