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Descriptionexpansion stage, I.T. focused VC fund


Focus Ventures III, 4/2006 $250M


Palo Alto, USA
525 University Avenue
Suite 225
Palo Alto, CA, 94301


General Partner
General Partner
General Partner
Limited Partner


Focus Ventures

Focus Ventures provides expansion stage venture capital for software, communications, and semiconductor companies. They seek companies that have completed initial development of their product or service, that have demonstrated clear market acceptance, and are seeking additional capital to expand their sales and marketing efforts or to execute strategic acquisitions.

Recent Milestones


Company Date Round Size Participants
SpinMedia Group 2/2014Private Equity$10M3
Turn 1/2014Series E$80M9
Sojern 12/2013Series C$10M5
Pivot3 10/2013Private Equity$14M8
Apigee 7/2013Series F$35M7
Picarro 7/2012Series D$7M3
Apigee 7/2012Series E$20M5
SAY Media 7/2012Venture Round$27M8
Sojern 3/2012Series C$7.5M4
Pivot3 2/2012Private Equity$23M7
Hara 5/2011Series C$25M6
Marin Software 4/2011Series E$16M5
Rafter 2/2011Venture Round$20M4
PCH International 2/2011Series B$26M5
Stoke 1/2011Series E$17M9
3VR 12/2010Series E$17M2
Sojern 8/2010Venture Round$9M3
Sepaton 8/2010Series B1 6/2010Series C$14M3 6/2010Series C$15M5
Marin Software 6/2010Series D$11.2M5
Pivot3 4/2010Series D$4M2
Pivot3 2/2010Series D$25M5
WebVisible 2/2010Series C$20M2
Cyan 12/2009Series D$22M4
Cedar Point Communications 12/2009Debt$2M8
Mimosa Systems 11/2009Debt$4M6
Teknovus 11/2009Venture Round$5.6M8
Drobo 10/2009Series E$10M5
Delivery Agent 9/2009Series D$37M5
Ruckus Wireless 9/2009Series F$10.7M1
Marin Software 4/2009Series C$13M3
Sepaton 4/2009Series F$15.5M5
SpinMedia Group 3/2009Series D$12.5M5
Buzz Media 2/2009Series D1
Black Duck Software 2/2009Series D$9.5M8
PCH International 9/2008Series A$21M3
Turn 8/2008Series C$15M4
DATAllegro 6/2008Series D$19.6M7
Mu Dynamics 5/2008Series C$10M4
Panasas 5/2008Series E$25M6
Ecast 5/2008Series D$12.3M5
RGB Networks 4/2008Series D$20M5
Mimosa Systems 4/2008Series D$17M6
Digital Fuel 3/2008Series E1
LogLogic 2/2008Series D1
Kace Networks 1/2008Series C1
Teknovus 9/2007Series D$28M10
SAY Media 9/2007Series D$15M5
PA Semi 8/2007Series D1
Orchestria Corporation 8/2007Series E1
Miradia 8/2007Series C1
Marin Software 8/2007Series C1
The Fanfare Group 5/2007Venture Round$12M3
Crossbeam Systems 5/2007Series F$21M8
Mimosa Systems 4/2007Series C$17M5
Black Duck Software 2/2007Series C$12M6
BlackDuck 2/2007Series C1
Aruba Networks 10/2006Series D$30M5
Quartics 10/2006Series B1
Barracuda Networks 9/2006Series D1
DATAllegro 9/2006Series C$22.5M1
Cyan 9/2006Series C1
Ecast 8/2006Series C1
Kazeon 8/2006Venture Round$21M2
RGB Networks 6/2006Series C$20M5
MarkMonitor 5/2006Venture Round$12M4
Centrality Communications 12/2005Series D$20M7
Sequence Design 12/2005Venture Round$5.3M7
Teknovus 8/2005Series C$13M10
Cedar Point Communications 8/2005Series D$15M8
OuterBay Technologies 3/2005Series C$12M5
Six Apart 10/2004Series B$10M2
Equallogic 7/2004Series C$20M4
Pure Digital Technologies 1/2004Venture Round$28M4
Elance 9/2000Series B$50M4



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  2. SpinMedia LLC Acquired By New Investors as SpinMedia Group Receives $10M ( [edit]
  3. Digital Ad Company Turn Raises $80M, Stays Vague On Possible IPO Plans ( [edit]
  4. Sojern Raises $10M in Series C Funding ( [edit]
  5. Pivot3 Raises More Than $14M ( [edit]
  6. Apigee Raises $35M For Its API Management Platform ( [edit]
  7. Picarro Raises $7M in Series D Funding ( [edit]
  8. Apigee Adds $20 Million to Warchest, Looks to Extend Lead in Enterprise API Management ( [edit]
  9. Say Media Says Yes To $27M, Will Build Out Publishing Platform, Buy More Assets ( [edit]
  10. Sojern Raises $7.5 Million For Its Push Into Travel Tech And Targeted Travel Ads ( [edit]
  11. Samsung Leads $23M Round In Data Storage Hardware Company Pivot3 ( [edit]
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  13. Marin Software Raises $16 Million For Paid Search Management Platform ( [edit]
  14. BookRenter Raises $40 Million To Take On Chegg In Textbook Rentals ( [edit]
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  16. Stoke Raises $17m in Series E Funding ( [edit]
  17. 3VR Secures $17 Million in Funding to Bring Intelligent Video Search to Broader Market Global Leader in Intelligent Video Search and Analytics Concludes Record Year With Funding and New Addition to the Management Team ( [edit]
  18. Sojern Secures $9M in Venture Capital Funding ( [edit]
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  21. Online Privacy Startup ReputationDefender Raises $15 Million. ( [edit]
  22. Marin Raises Another $11.2 Million For Search Engine Management Software ( [edit]
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  25. Local Ad Firm Webvisible Gets $20 Million in New Funding ( [edit]
  26. Cyan Optics spies $22M for optical communication systems ( [edit]
  27. Cedar Point pulls in $2M in debt funding ( [edit]
  28. Mimosa takes $4M for archiving email, files ( [edit]
  29. Teknovus captures $5.6M for optical Ethernet chips ( [edit]
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  33. Marin Software Closes $13 Million Series C Financing ( [edit]
  34. Sepaton Wins $15.5M Series F Round ( [edit]
  35. Buzznet Raises $12.5 Million ( [edit]
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  37. Black Duck Software Gets $9.5 Million To Help You Ship Better Software More Quickly ( [edit]
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  44. RGB Networks raises $20 milllion for video processing chips ( [edit]
  45. Mimosa raises $17M for email archiving ( [edit]
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  49. Teknovus Raises 28 Million In “Oversubscribed” Mezzanine Financing Round ( [edit]
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  55. Fanfare, high-tech device testing software co., raises $12M more. ( [edit]
  56. Top Research Firm Ranks Crossbeam Systems No. 1 In High-End Unified Threat Management For The Eighth Consecutive Quarter ( [edit]
  58. Black Duck Software Closes $12 Million in Third Round Financing ( [edit]
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  66. Kazeon Gets $21M Venture Boost ( [edit]
  67. Video Processing Technology Firm RGB Networks Raises $20 Million ( [edit]
  68. MarkMonitor Secures $12 Million in Financing; Names New Board Member ( [edit]
  69. EDGAR [edit]
  70. Article: Sequence Closes $5.3 Million Funding Round; Expands Into Fast-Growing International Markets, Boosts R&D To Maintain Low-Power Tech Lead. ( [edit]
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  72. Cedar Point adds $15 M to coffers ( [edit]
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  77. eLance Raises $50 Million in Second Round of Funding; Pequot Capital Leads Group of Investors; Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers Invests Again. ( [edit]
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