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DescriptionVenture Capital



4 Main Street, Suite 50
Los Altos, CA, 94022


Venture Partner
Venture Partner
Managing Director
Managing Director
Co - Founder & Managing Director


Horizon Ventures

The Horizon Ventures partners have been helping entrepreneurs turn startup ventures into successful companies for the past 20 years. We search for entrepreneurs with a vision that is both compelling and pragmatic and who appreciate active involvement as much as equity financing. We believe differentiated technology provides the best platform from which to build a profitable and sustainable company.

Horizon Ventures invests in technology startups with an emphasis in the following areas:

* Communications and Systems
* Component Technologies
* Healthcare IT
* Software Applications for Business

Horizon Ventures was founded in 1999, and manages $150 million in private and SBIC leveraged capital. We make investments in institutional rounds with similar firms who will add value and are local to the company. Our companies usually have some institutional VC investment already and are either entering their market or generating revenue of $1 to $5 million per year. We prefer to make a $2 to $4 million initial investment and target a total investment of $7 million or more over time; however, we will consider smaller initial investments in selected situations. We invest predominantly in the San Francisco Bay Area, with consideration given to investments west of the Rocky Mountains where we can visit the company easily and often.

We like to actively assist entrepreneurs achieve their objectives and work closely with them to determine optimal exit outcomes. Horizon Ventures offers the benefit of 100 man-years of operating experience and more than 40 man-years making early stage venture capital investments. Our “back to basics” approach provides portfolio companies with the opportunities for profitable growth achieved by following sound business fundamentals.

Recent Milestones


Company Date Round Size Participants
Discera 7/2012Venture Round$11.8M2
Sensys Networks 9/2011Venture Round$8.5M4
Discera 1/2010Series D$11M3
Chelsio Communications 11/2009Series F$17M10
SpectraLinear 1/2009Series C$10M6
Right90 9/2008Series C$10M4
Sensys Networks 7/2008Venture Round$5M3
iWatt 7/2008Series E$12.4M3
WhiteHat Security 6/2008Series D$7M4
Gear6 3/2008Venture Round$10M3
Chelsio Communications 1/2008Series E$25M8
PINC Solutions 4/2007Series C$4.5M2
Discera 3/2007Series C$17.5M6
Identity Engines 5/2006Series B$13M3
Identity Engines 9/2005Series A$8.7M2
Applied MicroStructures 4/2005Series B$8.5M3
Alignent Software 3/2005Series A$6M2
Venturi Wireless 1/2005Series C$10M5
Chelsio Communications 1/2005Series C$25M8



  1. Discera Inc. raises $11.8M ( [edit]
  2. Sensys Networks Raises $8.5M in New Funding ( [edit]
  3. Discera Completes $11M Series D Financing ( [edit]
  4. Chelsio Communications ( [edit]
  5. SpectraLinear Closes $10M Series C Financing ( [edit]
  6. Right90 gets $10M in third round ( [edit]
  7. Sensys Networks Secures $5M Round of Funding to Support Rapid Growth ( [edit]
  8. iWatt, Inc. Raises $12.4 Million in Series E Financing ( [edit]
  9. WhiteHat Security secures $7M ( [edit]
  10. 2008: Gear6 gets $10M in new funding ( [edit]
  11. Chelsio Communications raises $25M for 10Gb ethernet ( [edit]
  12. RFID Yard Management Provider Lands $4.5m ( [edit]
  13. Discera lands timing chip partner; VC funding ( [edit]
  14. Identity Engines clinched $13 million in Series B funding ( [edit]
  15. Identity Engines raises $8.7M ( [edit]
  16. Applied MicroStructures Secures $8.5 Million in Series B Funding ( [edit]
  17. EDGAR [edit]
  18. Venturi Wireless Secures $10 Million in Series C Financing Led by InterWest Partners. ( [edit]
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