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Fund IV, 11/2012 $40M
Birchmere Ventures High Yield Fund, 9/2013 $3M


530 Lytton Avenue
2nd Floor
Palo Alto, CA, 94301
Pittsburgh, USA
424 South 27th Street
Suite 203
Pittsburgh, PA, 15203


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Birchmere Ventures

Birchmere Ventures is an early-stage venture capital firm founded in 1996 with a focus on IP-differentiated companies to create Engineering Driven Innovation. They specialize in being the first institutional investor in Cleantech, Medical, and Technology start-ups. Their companies are founded by entrepreneurs with deep domain expertise who are developing revolutionary innovations that sell into existing markets. Their investment team comprises technologists with strong operating and venture investing experience – they partner with companies from launch to exit, helping them to minimize risk and maximize opportunity every step of the way .

They are a lead investor in early-stage Cleantech, Medical, and Technology companies. They believe that entrepreneurship and innovation are the best means of maintaining sustainability of the planet, as well as improving the quality of life of all its people.

Recent Milestones


Company Date Round Size Participants
Estimote 12/2013Seed$3.1M5
ALung Technologies 9/2013Series B$15.8M6
SoThree 7/2013Seed$1.5M2
Conscious Box 4/2013Seed$400k1
PresenceLearning 4/2013Venture Round$8M6
The Resumator 10/2012Series B$2.1M5
NoWait 8/2012Series A$2M3
ZeaChem 2/2012Series C$19M6
ALung Technologies 2/2012Series B$10M2
TenMarks Education 9/2011Venture Round$3M2
Solexant 7/2011Series D$23M6
CyOptics 1/2011Venture Round$50M4
ALung Technologies 10/2010Series A$14M2
Solexant 6/2010Series C$41.5M6
CymaBay Therapeutics 11/2009Venture Round$8.6M12
Inspired Technologies 10/2009Series B$5.4M4
CymaBay Therapeutics 4/2007Series D$32M16
CyOptics 10/2005Series F$27M5
Be Here 1/2005Series A$5M1



  1. Birchmere's Fourth Fund Closed at $40M as Firm Taps Family Offices ( [edit]
  2. Birchmere Advisors closes on $3M ( [edit]
  3. iBeacon Pioneers Estimote Raise $3.1M Seed Round ( [edit]
  4. ALung Technologies Closes $15.8M Series B1 Financing Round ( [edit]
  5. Umano Raises $1M In Seed Funding ( [edit]
  6. Conscious Company, A Birchbox For Eco-Friendly Products, Raises $400K Seed Round Led By Birchmere Ventures ( [edit]
  7. PresenceLearning Raises $8M To Connect Students With Speech And Occupational Therapists ( [edit]
  8. Hiring Platform The Resumator Raises $2.1M Series B Round Led By Birchmere Ventures, Rincon Ventures Partners & Salesforce ( [edit]
  9. NoWait protects restaurants from the wrath of restless customers ( [edit]
  10. ZeaChem, Inc.: Series C $19M ( [edit]
  11. ALung closes $10M financing round ( [edit]
  12. TenMarks Raises $3 Million For Personalized Math Learning SaaS ( [edit]
  13. XSeed Capital Source [edit]
  14. CyOptics Reveives $50M Equity Investment led by JVP ( [edit]
  15. ALung Technologies Raises $14M in Series A Financing Round ( [edit]
  16. Solexant Unstealths with $41.5M and a CadTel Recipe ( [edit]
  17. Metabolex ( [edit]
  18. Inspired Technologies, Inc.: Series B $5.4M ( [edit]
  19. Metabolex ( [edit]
  20. CyOptics Closes $27M Series F Financing Round ( [edit]
  21. Be Here completes $5M Series A financing round ( [edit]
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