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What Investors Look for in Artificial Intelligence Startups

What Investors are Looking for in AI/ML

Advances in artificial intelligence (AI) have enabled machines to begin to outperform humans in areas like picking stocks, interpreting X-rays, and language translation. AI enables machines to perform human-like tasks with increasing degrees of autonomy by learning from experience and adjusting to new pieces of information.  Businesses are eager to use AI for new opportunities …

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Sierra Ventures - Statement on Diversity and Inclusion

We Will Do Better

Fast forward more than 56 years since the 1963 Civil Rights March on Washington and emotions today range from sadness to outrage at what we have not accomplished in over a generation, and now amplified to crisis proportions by the police killing of George Floyd. So, what can a 15-person venture capital firm do better? …

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Preparing for 2020 – Tips for Entrepreneurs from the Sierra Ventures Team

Whether it’s keeping a pulse on trends and market dynamics, or providing tried and true tips for running a business, the Sierra Ventures team is always helping entrepreneurs navigate how to build and run a successful company. As we get ready for the New Year, the Sierra Ventures team shares thoughts around things founders and …

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Sierra Ventures Raises $215M – 3rd fund in 7 Years

On July 18th, 2019 the Sierra Ventures team announced the raise of our 12th venture fund. Fund XII was oversubscribed and raised 25% more than the previous (2016) fund. In addition to increased commitments from our existing investors, we added five Institutional Investors, three Strategic Investors, and one large Family Office. The enthusiasm from the …

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Sierra Ventures Raises $215M for 12th Fund

Fund Builds on Success of Previous Funds with “Patient Capital” Strategy SAN MATEO, Calif., July 18, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Sierra Ventures, an early-stage technology focused venture capital firm, announced today that they have closed their twelfth investment fund, raising $215 million. This fund was oversubscribed and the prior fund’s institutional investors increased their commitment to the new fund. “We …

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