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Artiman Ventures Fund II, 5/2007 $185M
Artiman Ventures III, 1/2010 $200M


East Palo Alto, USA
2000 University Ave
Suite 602
East Palo Alto, CA, 94303
Bangalore, IND
Rest House Crescent Road
Bangalore, 560 001, IND


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Artiman Ventures

Artiman Ventures focuses on helping talented entrepreneurs commercialize leading edge technologies to create world class companies. They are actively involved with entrepreneurs from the earliest stages of company creation in distilling ideas and opportunities, brainstorming, refining business plans, building high energy teams, developing channel partners and customers, and syndicating venture financings.

The cornerstone of Artiman’s technology-diversified investment strategy is investing in ‘white spaces’, which they define as large opportunities where a company has no identifiable competitors, and a market or technology lead of at least twelve months. They are typically the first institutional capital, most often at the ‘concept stage’ when the founders are still refining their key ideas and concepts. At the ‘concept stage’, the Artiman team acts as collaborative partners to the founding team, helping with all aspects of strategy, market definition and company creation.

Their initial investments range in size from $100K seed to a conventional Series A investment of $2-4M. They prefer to limit aggregate investment over the life of a company to approximately $10M in capital.

Recent Milestones


Company Date Round Size Participants
Crossbar 3/2014Series C$25M28
Crossbar 3/2014Series C$25M28
Tonbo Imaging 8/2013Series A$6.4M1
Guavus 1/2013Series D$30M5
Cellworks 10/2012Venture Round$13M1
Virident Systems 9/2012Series D$26M4
CardioDx 8/2012Private Equity$58M11
Guavas 7/2012Series C$15M3
Guavus 7/2012Series C$15M3
Virident Systems 7/2012Venture Round$5.7M5
CardioDx 7/2012Private Equity$30.5M14
Virident Systems 11/2011Series C$21M5
Prysm 10/2011Private Equity$100M2
Guavus 10/2011Series B$25M3
CardioDx 5/2011Private Equity$60M14
Pricelock 3/2011Series B$12M4
Virident Systems 11/2010Series B$12.7M3
Ortiva Wireless 11/2010Series C$8M4
Adama Materials 9/2010Series A$4.75M3
VuCast Media 2/2010Series B$5.5M1
OpSource 2/2009Series E$10M5
InvenSense 4/2008Series C$19M4
Dyyno 10/2007Series A$4.19M1
Dyyno 8/2007Series A$7M2
Myndnet 6/2007Series A1
Ortiva Wireless 6/2007Series B$15M4
OpSource 6/2007Series D$15M2
XTRM 5/2007Series B$1.13M1
Virident Systems 5/2007Series A$13.3M2
InvenSense 1/2007Series B$11M3
Nethra Imaging 11/2006Series C$14M5
OpSource 9/2006Series C$20M5
Sierra Design Automation 5/2006Series B$14M3
Airwide Solutions 1/2006Series D$25M5
Zyme Solutions 9/2005Series A$3.04M1
NetDevices 8/2005Series B$25M5



  1. Artiman Ventures raises $185M fund ( [edit]
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  3. Artiman Ventures to raise fifth fund that could be its largest ever — VentureWire ( [edit]
  4. Crossbar Completes $25M Series C Funding ( [edit]
  5. Crossbar Completes $25M Series C Funding ( [edit]
  6. Angel investors exit Tonbo Imaging as the Bangalore-based firm completes Series A round ( [edit]
  7. Telecommunications Data Analytics Company Guavus Raises $30M From IGC, Intel Capital And Others ( [edit]
  8. VC funding: Q4 2012 [edit]
  9. Enterprise Flash Storage Company Virident Systems Raises $26M From Sequoia, Mitsui And Others ( [edit]
  10. CardioDx Completes $58M Equity Financing ( [edit]
  11. Big-Data Software Developer Guavas Captures $15M Series C ( [edit]
  12. Guavus Lands $14,999,998 Series C Financing ( [edit]
  13. VC Funding: Q3 2012 [edit]
  14. VC Funding: Q3 2012 source [edit]
  15. Virident Grabs $21 Million From Intel Capital, Cisco, Sequoia And More For Enterprise Storage Solutions ( [edit]
  16. Prysm Raises 100M In Equity Funding, Begins Volume Production Of Its Laser Phosphor Displays ( [edit]
  17. Guavus Receives Equity Investment from Intel Capital ( [edit]
  18. CardioDx Closes $60m Financing Round ( [edit]
  19. Pricelock Raises $12 Million To Protect Companies From Increasing Fuel Prices ( [edit]
  20. SEC ( [edit]
  21. Intel Capital Leads Venture Funding in Ortiva Wireless, 17 Others ( [edit]
  23. VuCast Closes $5.5 Million Series B Funding Round ( [edit]
  24. OpSource Acquires $10 Million in Series 'E' Funding ( [edit]
  25. InvenSense takes on $19M for phone motion sensing ( [edit]
  26. [edit]
  27. Startup of the Day - Dyyno ( [edit]
  28. [edit]
  29. Ortiva Wireless Raises $15 Million ( [edit]
  30. OpSource Closes $15 Million Series D Funding Round Led by Crosslink Capital ( [edit]
  31. XTRM Financials ( [edit]
  32. Virident draws $5.06M for secretive computer hardware co. ( [edit]
  34. Nethra raises $14M for chip for better mobile photos ( [edit]
  35. Opsource, enterprise infrastructure Co., raises $20M in VC/debt ( [edit]
  36. Sierra Design Automation Completes $14 Million Series B Financing ( [edit]
  37. Airwide Solutions Secures $25 Million in Financing - To Address Emerging Opportunities in Mobile Communications ( [edit]
  38. EDGAR [edit]
  39. NetDevices Secures $25 million in Series B Funding ( [edit]
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