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El Dorado Ventures

Founded in 1986, El Dorado Ventures (EDV) is a leading early-stage venture capital firm that invests in disruptive technologies and business models in emerging and high-growth markets, across a broad range of sectors including software, technology-enabled services, communications and emerging technology.

El Dorado has a two-decade track record of successful early-stage technology investing, including early investments in Compellent Technologies, Cyras Systems, EarthLink, Efficient Networks, Novellus and NuSpeed Internet Systems. Numerous EDV portfolio companies have gone public or been acquired by major technology companies, including AT&T, Ciena, Cisco Systems, nVidia, Siemens and Texas Instruments.

With more than $750 million in capital under management, EDV has a stable group of institutional investors, most of whom have invested with EDV for more than a decade. EDV’s limited partners also include a select group of successful entrepreneurs and other technology luminaries, known as EDV’s Technology Partner Network, who play an active role as strategic consultants to EDV and its portfolio companies.

El Dorado’s team of investment professionals is cycle-tested, accessible and easy to work with. EDV’s General Partners get directly involved in investment decisions early in the process, providing entrepreneurs with valuable and rapid feedback as EDV moves toward making its investment decision.

Recent Milestones


Company Date Round Size Participants
Coupa Software 3/2014Series F$40M7
Atlantis Computing 5/2013Series D$20M4
Sport Ngin 4/2013Series C$6M1
LockPath 7/2012Series B$6M3
Tower Cloud 6/2012Venture Round$17M5
Badgeville 5/2012Series C$25M4
Coupa Software 5/2012Series E$22M5
Joyent 1/2012Series D$85M7
Catalog Spree 11/2011Series A$6.5M3
Enstratius 11/2011Series A$3.5M2
BridgeLux 10/2011Venture Round$15M6
Sport Ngin 8/2011Series B$3.5M1
Tower Cloud 7/2011Venture Round$54M9
Badgeville 7/2011Series B$12.2M4
Allegiance 6/2011Series B$12M3
LockPath 6/2011Series A$2M3
Coupa Software 2/2011Series D$12M4
Badgeville 11/2010Series A$2.5M4
Atlantis Computing 8/2010Series C$10M3
Voxify 4/2010Venture Round$8M4
Ampulse 11/2009Series A$8M2
Tower Cloud 10/2009Venture Round$20M5
Scout Labs 10/2009Venture Round$4M2
Coupa Software 9/2009Series C$7.5M3
RipCode 1/2009Series C$12.5M5
Grain Management 10/2008Venture Round$20M3
CrossLoop 9/2008Series B$6M2
SoftSwitching Technologies 9/2008Series E$2M4
BlueRoads 5/2008Series E$6M4
Ecast 5/2008Series D$12.3M5
Inside Track 4/2008Venture Round2
BridgeLux 4/2008Series D$30M6
FusionOne 2/2008Series A$6M3
Voxify 2/2008Series D$15M4
CrossLoop 12/2007Series A$3M1
BlueRoads 9/2007Series C$9M3
BridgeLux 8/2007Series C$23M5
RipCode 8/2007Series B$12.5M4
Storspeed 6/2007Series A$13M4
Convio 5/2007Series E$10.2M10
TriActive 4/2007Venture Round$2.1M3
Sana Security 4/2007Series E$12M2
Blaze DFM 3/2007Series B$10M3
Zolo Technologies 1/2007Series D$12.5M5
RipCode 11/2006Series A$7M3
Strix Systems 10/2006Venture Round$7M6
DVDPlay 6/2006Venture Round$20M4
ClickShift 6/2006Series A$6M2
Nextance 5/2006Series E$10.1M4
BridgeLux 4/2006Venture Round$8.5M3
OurStory 1/2006Series A$6.3M3
Strix Systems 11/2005Series E$12M4
nanosys 11/2005Series D$41.5M16
Skytide 8/2005Series A$6M2
Cortina Systems 8/2005Series C$30M7
Entrisphere 5/2005Series C$75M8
Voxify 2/2005Series B$10M3
Strix Systems 10/2003Series D8



  1. Coupa Software Closes $40M Series F Funding Round ( [edit]
  2. Atlantis Computing raises $20M Series D Virtual desktop storage provider has now raised $35 million in funding ( [edit]
  3. TST Media Raises $6M Series C, Rebrands as Sport Ngin ( [edit]
  4. LockPath Secures $6 Million in Series B Funding ( [edit]
  5. Tower Cloud Secures $17 Million in Equity Funding to Fuel Continued Expansion and Growth of its 4G Wireless Backhaul Networks ( [edit]
  6. Badgeville Levels Up With $25M From InterWest & More To Gamify Enterprise ( [edit]
  7. Coupa Raises $22 Million Series E To Help Companies Track Spending ( [edit]
  8. Cloud Computing Software Company Joyent Raises $85 Million To Pursue Global Growth ( [edit]
  9. Catalog Spree Raises $6.1M in Series A Funding ( [edit]
  10. enStratus Closes $3.5M Series A Funding ( [edit]
  11. Bridgelux Raises $15M in Funding ( [edit]
  12. TST Media Raises $3.5M from El Dorado Ventures ( [edit]
  13. SEC ( [edit]
  14. Badgeville Raises $12 Million ( [edit]
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  16. LockPath Closes $2M Series A Financing ( [edit]
  17. Coupa Raises $12 Million To Help Companies Spend Smarter ( [edit]
  18. Badgeville raises $2.5M to spread game mechanics across the web ( [edit]
  19. Atlantis Computing Raises $10M From Partech International, El Dorado And Cisco ( [edit]
  20. Voxify Secures Growth Funding to Expand Delivery of Innovative Speech Self-Service to Contact Centers ( [edit]
  21. Ampulse Raises $8M to Marry Silicon With Thin-Film Production ( [edit]
  22. Tower Cloud Raises $20 million in Preferred Equity Funding to Expand Fast Growing Wireless Backhaul Services ( [edit]
  23. Scout Labs ( [edit]
  24. Coupa Raises $7.5 Million, Helps Companies Spend Smarter ( [edit]
  25. Full Stream Ahead: RipCode Raises $12.5 Million For Video Transcoding ( [edit]
  26. Capital Report Index [edit]
  27. TechCrunch [edit]
  28. EDGAR [edit]
  29. BlueRoads raises $6M for vendor management ( [edit]
  30. Capital Funding Report [edit]
  31. Citation Needed [add]
  32. Bridgelux SECURES $40 MILLION IN FINANCING ( [edit]
  33. FusionOne raises $6M for mobile content backup services ( [edit]
  34. VentureBeat ( [edit]
  35. CrossLoop blog ( [edit]
  36. BlueRoads, provider of online software to manage vendors raises $9M ( [edit]
  37. $23M Series C Round Positions Bridgelux for Dynamic Expansion ( [edit]
  38. RipCode Secures $2 Million in Additional Financing; Increases Second Round Funding Total to $12.5 Million ( [edit]
  39. StorSpeed Raises $13M ( [edit]
  40. On Heels Of Acquisition, Convio Gets Fresh Financing ( [edit]
  41. EDGAR [edit]
  42. EDGAR [edit]
  43. Blaze DFM Closes $10 Million Series B Funding. ( [edit]
  44. Zolo Technologies Announces $12.5 Million in Series D Round Co-led by Siemens Venture Capital and El Dorado Investment Company ( [edit]
  45. RipCode Secures $7 Million in Venture Capital Financing ( [edit]
  46. EDGAR [edit]
  48. Article: ClickShift Secures Series A Financing From El Dorado Ventures and U.S. Venture Partners; Optimization Start-up Redefines How Online Advertising Campaigns Are Managed.(Company overview) ( [edit]
  49. Nextance Reports Strong Momentum and Closes $10.1M in New Funding; Sustained Growth and Large Deals Point to Increasing Demand for Contract Performance Management ( [edit]
  50. eLite Optoelectronics Raises $8.5 Million in Venture Capital Funding, Changes Name to BridgeLux, Inc. ( [edit]
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  52. Strix Strikes $12M to Make Mesh ( [edit]
  53. EDGAR [edit]
  54. EDGAR ( [edit]
  55. Comm IC maker secures $30 million in funding ( [edit]
  56. Entrisphere Scores $75M Round ( [edit]
  57. Voxify Announces $10 million Financing Round Led by Sigma Partners ( [edit]
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