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HighBar Partners, 6/2013 $130M


Menlo Park, USA
545 Middlefield Road
Suite 175
Menlo Park, CA, 94025


Managing Partner
Managing Partner
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HighBar Partners

HighBar Partners is a private investment firm focused on strategic growth capital investments in enterprise and infrastructure software companies. We are a creative and engaged investor with resources and relationships to assist management teams with financial, strategic and operational execution. Our unique model makes us an ideal partner when evaluating and structuring investments in companies undergoing significant change or transition. We specialize in complex transactions and invest in strategic growth equity rounds, turnarounds, divestitures & spinouts, management buyouts and other special situations.

HighBar was originally formed as a personal investment vehicle for three executives who were part of the founding teams at Sun Microsystems (Bill Joy, Andreas Bechtolsheim) and Brocade Communications Systems (Roy Thiele-Sardina). We have since grown into an institutional firm with approximately $200 million under management and investment and operating executives who work closely with the firm’s portfolio companies during the evaluation, planning and execution phases of development.

HighBar’s principals have founded, operated or invested in over 100 companies in the technology sector. We have a successful history doing this as investor operators, and our commitment is to partner with management teams and co-investors to add significant value beyond the financing.

Recent Milestones


Company Date Round Size Participants
Xangati 11/2013Series C$11M2
Clustrix 8/2013Series D$10M4
Blazent 2/2013Partial Close$5.04M2
Zettaset 11/2012Series B$10M4
Vyatta 11/2011Series D$12M4
Blazent 6/2010Venture Round$10M4
Soonr 6/2010Series D$4.5M5
CollegeWikis 10/2008Seed$2M4
Ingrian Networks 4/2005Series D$15.4M5



  1. HighBar Partners Closes $130 Million Strategic Growth Capital Fund ( [edit]
  2. HighBar Partners Closes $130 Million Strategic Growth Capital Fund ( [edit]
  3. Xangati Raises $11M in Funding Led by HighBar Partners to Bring VDI, Workload and Cloud Performance Management to a Wider Market. ( [edit]
  4. Clustrix bags $10M more in funding to keep scaling out its SQL database ( [edit]
  5. VC Funding: Q2 2013 [edit]
  6. Zettaset Raises $10M To Build Out Hadoop Data Security ( [edit]
  7. Network Infrastructure Startup Vyatta Raises $12M ( [edit]
  8. Blazent Raises $10M in New Funding ( [edit]
  9. Soonr lands $4.5M to expand its cloud offerings for work on the go ( [edit]
  10. CollegeWikis Raises $2M ( [edit]
  11. Ingrian Nets $15.4 Million in Fourth Round Fundin ( [edit]
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