Enterprise Partners was founded in 1985 and is one of the few venture firms that have consistently focused on investing in Southern California businesses. To date, they have helped build over 150 companies and they are currently investing their sixth fund. They are pleased to say that they have put over $1.1 billion to work for those companies.
Their partners are entrepreneurs themselves, having formed, run and sold multiple companies across a spectrum of industries. Their professional staff brings financial, legal, product development, marketing and operations support to the firm and the partners at Enterprise draw on their experience when working with their portfolio companies.
Entrepreneurs often ask them what they look for in a company. Typically, they look at large emerging markets and markets undergoing fundamental changes along with the companies that they believe will become leaders in these markets and they look for talented people with innovative business models that can create or transform these large markets.
They are open-minded regarding the specific types of businesses they fund but they are currently looking most actively at businesses in the life sciences.
|Complete Genomics||8/10||Series E||$39M||7|
|Nexx Systems||10/09||Series D||$4M||2|
|VMIX Media||10/09||Series B||$2M||4|
|Complete Genomics||8/09||Series D||$45M||6|
|Expresso Fitness||8/09||Series D||$6M||3|
|Breach Security||5/09||Venture Round||$2M||4|
|Expresso Fitness||12/08||Series D||$14M||4|
|Breach Security||7/08||Venture Round||$6M||2|
|VMIX Media||10/07||Series B||$16.5M||4|
|Hammerhead Systems||8/07||Series D||$18M||6|
|Expresso Fitness||3/07||Series C||$9.3M||2|
|Quorum Systems||10/06||Series C||$15M||4|
|Kalon Semiconductor||6/06||Series A||$10.9M||4|
|Specific Media||6/06||Series A||$10M||2|
|Breach Security||5/06||Series B||$6M||2|
|Complete Genomics||3/06||Series A||$6M||2|
|Novera Optics||3/06||Venture Round||$7.4M||5|
|VMIX Media||3/06||Series A||$5M||2|
|Hammerhead Systems||1/06||Series C||$30M||6|
|SKY MobileMedia||1/06||Series B||$15M||2|
|Pivotal Systems||1/06||Series B||$10M||3|
|NP Photonics||10/05||Series A||$2M||3|
|NP Photonics||7/05||Series A||$5M||4|
|Quorum Systems||5/05||Series B||$15M||3|
|ACTIVE Network||9/04||Series E||$20M||5|
|ACTIVE Network||11/00||Series C||$19M||6|