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Ignition Growth Capital Fund, 10/2007 $275M
Ignition Ventures IV, 10/2007 $400M
Ignition Venture Partners V, 4/2013 $150M


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Bellevue, WA, 98004
Palo Alto, USA
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Palo Alto, CA, 94301


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Ignition Partners

Ignition is a venture capital firm dedicated to helping the best entrepreneurs seize opportunity. With over $2B under management, Ignition invests in emerging and future leaders in communications, internet, software, and services across business and consumer targets.

Ignition brings together an unparalleled combination of domain focus, technical expertise, and global operational experience. Ignition’s partners are proven business leaders who have built some of the world’s most successful businesses of the last two decades, including Microsoft Windows and Office, McCaw Cellular Communications, AT&T Wireless and Starbucks.

Ignition helps entrepreneurs by turning their early idea into a business, to hiring the right team, providing the right industry and functional insight and connections, to growing the business strategically, globally, financially, to realizing the best ultimate outcome, Ignition is ready to go the distance.

Recent Milestones


Company Date Round Size Participants
Avvo 4/2014Series D$37.5M4
Tipbit 3/2014Series A$4M1
DocuSign 3/2014Private Equity$85M11
Skytap 2/2014Series C$6.45M5
Chef 12/2013Series D$32M6
PaxVax 12/2013Series B$22M3
Apprenda 11/2013Series C$16M3
Coho Data 11/2013Series B$25M2
Bromium 10/2013Series C$40M5
BlueData Software 9/2013Series B$15M5
StrongLoop 9/2013Series A$8M2
Vastrm 8/2013Seed$1M7
Couchbase 8/2013Series D$25M5
Swiftype 8/2013Seed$1.7M15
Xamarin 7/2013Series B$16M4
Mattermark 7/2013Seed$400k13
TellWise 6/2013Series A$3M2
Keas 6/2013Series B$8M2
Tipbit 5/2013Debt$1.95M2
Motif Investing 4/2013Series C$25M4
Amiato 3/2013Seed$2M4
Hangtime 3/2013Venture Round$3.5M13
WhipTail 12/2012Series C$31M4
Cloudera 12/2012Series E$65M5
Continuuity 11/2012Series A$10M4
Xeround 10/2012Series D$4M3
Referly 10/2012Seed$1M11
Message Bus 10/2012Series B$11M6
Topsy Labs 10/2012Venture Round$5.3M2
Message Bus 10/2012Venture Round$950k1
SnapLogic 9/2012Series C$20M3
OrderAhead 8/2012Seed$2.5M8
Xamarin 7/2012Series A$12M3
Bromium 6/2012Series B$26.5M4
Hipmunk 6/2012Series B$15M4
Prosodic 5/2012Seed$1.4M3
WePay 5/2012Series B$10M4
Moz 5/2012Series B$18M2
Bromium 4/2012Venture Round$100k4
Chef 3/2012Series C$19.5M4
Spoken Communications 2/2012Series B$11.5M1
Continuuity 1/2012Seed$2.5M3
Symplified 1/2012Series C$20M1
WhipTail 1/2012Series B3
Flotype 1/2012Seed$1.4M9
Keas 12/2011Series A$6.5M3
Xeround 12/2011Series C$9.3M4 12/2011Seed$1.62M9
Graffiti 12/2011Seed$1.6M6
ServiceMesh 11/2011Venture Round$15M2
MinoMonsters 11/2011Seed$1M9
Parse 11/2011Series A$5.5M2
Cloudera 11/2011Series D$40M5
BlueStacks 10/2011Series B$6.4M5
Zenprise 10/2011Series E$30M6
Visible Technologies 9/2011Venture Round$4M2
Mashape 8/2011Seed$1.5M13
Couchbase 8/2011Series C$14M4
AppFog 8/2011Series B$8M4
Apprenda 8/2011Series B$10M3
Motif Investing 7/2011Series B$20M3
Swype 7/2011Series C$2.5M5
Connected 6/2011Angel$500k6
StorSimple 6/2011Series C$10.5M4
Glympse 6/2011Series B$7.5M3
Bromium 6/2011Series A$9.2M3
ScaleXtreme 6/2011Series B$11M2
BlueStacks 5/2011Series A$10.6M5
Inporia 5/2011Seed$1.25M10
Zencoder 4/2011Series A$2M14
Chirply 4/2011Seed$1.1M18
Visible Technologies 3/2011Series C$6M5
Swype 3/2011Series C$3.5M1
Topsy Labs 3/2011Series C$15M5
Tier 3 3/2011Series A$8.5M2
DailyBooth 3/2011Series A$6M2 2/2011Series A$4.5M3
Korrio 1/2011Series A$3.3M1
Hipmunk 1/2011Series A$4.2M6
AppFog 1/2011Series A$1.8M5
Skytap 12/2010Series C$10M4
DocuSign 12/2010Venture Round$27M5
StorSimple 9/2010Series B$13M4
eHi Car Rental 8/2010Series C$70M5
2Duche 8/2010Venture Round3
Zenprise 6/2010Venture Round$9M5
Heroku 5/2010Series B$10M4
Bonanza 4/2010Venture Round$1M5
VM6 Software 4/2010Series A$4M2
Avvo 3/2010Series C$10M3
Visible Technologies 1/2010Series C$22M5
Appature 12/2009Series A$3.5M3
ChinaCache 12/2009Series D6
fotopedia 12/2009Series A$1.1M7
PaxVax 11/2009Venture Round$2M1
Onehub 10/2009Series A$1.3M1
Modiv Media 8/2009Series B$1.52M2
Keas 6/2009Series A$11M2
Visible Technologies 5/2009Series C$6M2
DocuSign 5/2009Series D$5M4
Likewise Software 4/2009Series C$10M3
Skytap 3/2009Series B$7M3
Enclarity 3/2009Series C$5.5M2
Zenprise 3/2009Venture Round$10M4
Kickball Labs 3/2009Series A$2M2
eHi Car Rental 1/2009Private Equity$95M3
Topsy Labs 12/2008Series B$11M4
FiREapps 11/2008Series B$8.75M2
ChinaCache 9/2008Series C6
RadioFrame 8/2008Series B$28M7
InstallFree 8/2008Series B$8.5M2
Xeround 7/2008Series B$16M4
AdXpose 6/2008Series B$10M2
Oriental Cambridge Education Group 5/2008Venture Round$1M2
Jobster 4/2008Series D$7M4
eHi Car Rental 3/2008Series A$5M2 2/2008Series B$27M2
AdmitOne Security 1/2008Series C$11M4
Lala 1/2008Series C$20M3
Earth Class Mail 1/2008Series A$5.9M2
Fat Spaniel Technologies 1/2008Series B$18M5
Entellium 1/2008Venture Round$50M2
Airbiquity 1/2008Series F$25M4
Modiv Media 12/2007Series A$8M3
Azaleos 11/2007Series C$10M2
Blowtorch 11/2007Series A$50M1
mFoundry 10/2007Series C$15M6
Melodeo 10/2007Venture Round$7.9M2
DocuSign 9/2007Series C$12.4M4
Visible Technologies 9/2007Series B$12M2
Splunk 9/2007Series C$25M4
Earth Class Mail 9/2007Series A$7.4M3
Moz 9/2007Series A$1.25M2
Skytap 8/2007Series A$6M4
Avvo 4/2007Series B$10M2
ChinaCache 4/2007Series B7
AdXpose 2/2007Series A$9.8M1
Yeelion 1/2007Venture Round$5.5M2
Lala 1/2007Series B$5.7M2
SEVEN Networks 12/2006Venture Round$42M5
Talyst 11/2006Venture Round$20M2
SourceLabs 10/2006Venture Round$7M3
Twisted Pair Solutions 9/2006Series A$9M3
Full Capture Solutions 9/2006Series B$7M2
Jobster 7/2006Series C$18M4
SEVEN Networks 5/2006Series D$20M5
DocuSign 4/2006Series B$10M3
Centeris Corporation 3/2006Series B$11.5M3
mFoundry 3/2006Series B$7.3M3
Vayusa 3/2006Series A$10M3
Lala 2/2006Venture Round$9.05M2
RadioFrame 1/2006Series E$40M4
Pure Networks 1/2006Series B$12.5M3
AdmitOne Security 11/2005Series B$8M2
Centeris Corporation 10/2005Series A$5M1
Teranode 9/2005Series B$9.5M4
Yeelion 8/2005Series A$800k1
Jobster 8/2005Series B$19.5M3
Klir Technologies 6/2005Series A$8.7M2
RLX Technologies 3/2005Series A$9.1M4
Lockdown Networks 2/2005Series B$5.5M2
Lala 1/2005Series A$9.4M2
Jobster 1/2005Series A$8M2
Judys Book 7/2004Series A$2.5M2
Cloudmark 7/2003Venture Round$4.5M1



  1. TechFlash ( [edit]
  2. Ignition Partners ( [edit]
  3. Ignition Partners Raises $150 Million Fund ( [edit]
  4. Avvo, The Online Legal Advice Marketplace, Lands $37.5M Led By Tech-Focused Hedge Fund Coatue ( [edit]
  5. Tipbit Scores $4 Million Series A For Its Productivity-Focused Email App ( [edit]
  6. DocuSign Raises $85M To Speed Up Product Innovation, Expand Into New Verticals ( [edit]
  7. Skytap Closes $6.45M of Series C Financing ( [edit]
  8. Chef Closes $32M Series D Funding ( [edit]
  9. PaxVax Completes $22M Series B Financing ( [edit]
  10. Apprenda Closes $16M in Series C Financing ( [edit]
  11. Coho Data Closes $25M Series B Funding ( [edit]
  12. Bromium Raises $40M For Security Technology That Traps Malware And Limits Attacks ( [edit]
  13. BlueData Raises $15M in Series B Funding ( [edit]
  14. StrongLoop Raises $8M For Mobile App Platform Built On Node.js ( [edit]
  15. Vastrm Fashion Raises $1M in Seed Funding ( [edit]
  16. Couchbase Raises $25M To Further Develop NoSQL Database And Expand Into International Markets ( [edit]
  17. Site Search Engine Creator Swiftype Raises $1.7M From A16Z, Others ( [edit]
  18. Xamarin Raises $16M Series B Round Led By Lead Edge Capital, Passes 20,000 Paid Developer Seats ( [edit]
  19. Backed By NEA And Andreessen Horowitz, Mattermark (Formerly Referly) Wants To Be The Data Signaling Platform For VCs ( [edit]
  20. Discuzz Picks Up $3M for Sales and Marketing Service ( [edit]
  21. Keas Raises $8M In Funding ( [edit]
  22. SEC ( [edit]
  23. Motif Gets $25M Series C Led By Goldman Sachs For Its Theme-Based Stock Investment Platform ( [edit]
  24. With $2 Million From Andreessen And Others, YC’s Amiato Launches To Bring Big Data A/B Testing With SQL To All ( [edit]
  25. Silicon Valley Venture Capital Almanac - Source [edit]
  26. WHIPTAIL Raises $31 Million in Series C ( [edit]
  27. Big Data Leader Cloudera Raises $65M To Fuel Further Hadoop Adoption ( [edit]
  28. Big Data App Platform Continuuity Raises $10M From Battery, Andreessen Horowitz And Others ( [edit]
  29. SEC ( [edit]
  30. YC-Backed Referly Raises $1M To Bring Affiliate Commerce To Everyone ( [edit]
  31. Message Bus Raises $11M to Make Messaging More Reliable ( [edit]
  32. VC Funding: Q4 2012 [edit]
  33. VC Funding: Q4 2012 [edit]
  34. SnapLogic Raises $20 Million in Series C Venture Funding Led by Ignition Partners ( [edit]
  35. OrderAhead Nabs $2.3M From Adam D’Angelo, Matrix, Eric Schmidt For Ordering On The Go ( [edit]
  36. Microsoft .NET for Mobile Company Xamarin Gets $12 Million In Series A Funding ( [edit]
  37. Bromium Raises $26.5M For Security Through Micro-Virtualization ( [edit]
  38. Hipmunk Raises $15M Series B, Promises Big Product Improvements ( [edit]
  39. Prosodic Completes $1.4M Seed Funding Round ( [edit]
  40. WePay Raises $10 Million To Scale Its Online Payment Platform ( [edit]
  41. SEOmoz Memenounces $18 Million in Series B Funding ( [edit]
  42. VC Funding: Q2 2012 source [edit]
  43. Cloud Infrastructure Automation Startup Opscode Lands $19.5M To Take On IBM, HP And BMC ( [edit]
  44. Spoken Communications Completes $11.5M Series B Financing ( [edit]
  45. Big VCs Invest In Big Data Startup Continuuity ( [edit]
  46. Symplified Closes $20M Venture Capital Round ( [edit]
  47. whiptail-secures-series-b-investment ( [edit]
  48. Andreessen Horowitz, Salesforce Put $1.4M In Real-Time Messaging Infrastructure Startup Flotype ( [edit]
  49. Keas Scores $6.5 Million Series B Financing From Atlas Venture, Ignition Partners ( [edit]
  50. Cloud Database Startup Xeround Raises $9.3M From Benchmark And Others ( [edit]
  51. Cloud Application Services Company Raises $1.4 Million Seed Round From Baseline ( [edit]
  52. VC Funding: 2014 Source [edit]
  53. Enterprise Cloud Platform ServiceMesh Raises $15 Million From Ignition Partners ( [edit]
  54. MinoMonsters Nabs $1 Million From Andreessen Horowitz, SV Angel, And More For Mobile Monster Battles ( [edit]
  55. Parse, The ‘Heroku For Mobile’, Raises $5.5 Million Series A ( [edit]
  56. Ignition, Accel, Greylock Put $40M In Apache Hadoop Distribution Platform Cloudera ( [edit]
  57. BlueStacks Raises $6.4 Million To Give You One-Click Access To Android Apps On Windows Devices ( [edit]
  58. Zenprise Closes $30M Strategic Financing Round ( [edit]
  59. Visible Technologies Receives $4 Million in Funding; Reports Record Results with New Strategic Partnerships and Strong Customer Wins ( [edit]
  60. API market Mashape raises $1.5M seed from mega investors ( [edit]
  61. NoSQL, Yes Funding! Couchbase Raises $14 Million ( [edit]
  62. AppFog lands $8M for PHP Cloud ( [edit]
  63. Apprenda Secures $10 Million Series B ( [edit]
  64. Former Microsoft Exec Raises $20 Million For Motif, An Investment Vehicle For Ideas ( [edit]
  65. Android Keyboard Maker Swype Closes $6 Million C Round ( [edit]
  66. Connected Raises $500K For Contact Management Application ( [edit]
  67. StorSimple Closes $10.5M Series C Funding ( [edit]
  68. Glympse Raises $7.5 Million To Help You Share Your Location, A Few Hours At A Time ( [edit]
  69. Virtualization And Cloud Security Startup Bromium Raises $9.2M From Andreessen Horowitz And Others ( [edit]
  70. ScaleXtreme Raises $11 Million For Cloud-based Systems Management Software ( [edit]
  71. SEC ( [edit]
  72. Stealth Startup Inporia Raises $1.25 Million From Ron Conway, 500 Startups And More ( [edit]
  73. Updated: Zencoder Raises $2M for Video Encoding in the Cloud ( [edit]
  74. Crowd-Sourced Design Startup Chirply Raises $1.1 Million, Launches Redesign ( [edit]
  75. Social Media Monitoring Company Visible Technologies Lands $6 Million ( [edit]
  76. Report: Ignition Adds $3.5M to Swype ( [edit]
  77. TechCrunch ( [edit]
  78. Tier 3 Lands $8.5 Million For Its ‘Enterprise Platform As A Service’ ( [edit]
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  80. TechCrunch ( [edit]
  81. Korrio Secures $3.3M Series A Led By Ignition Partners ( [edit]
  82. Hipmunk’s Official Round: $4.2 Million Led By Ignition And A Group Of Online Travel Experts ( [edit]
  83. PHP Fog Raises $1.8 Million To Be The Heroku Of PHP ( [edit]
  84. Skytap Raises $10 Million For Cloud Automation Solutions ( [edit]
  85. E-Signature Company DocuSign Lands $27 Million, Expands Management Team ( [edit]
  86. StorSimple raises $13M in 2nd round ( [edit]
  87. Goldman Leads $70M Investment In China's EHi Car Rental ( [edit]
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  89. Zenprise raises $9M to manage company smartphones ( [edit]
  90. Former Microsoft Execs Lead $10 Million Round In Ruby On Rails Startup Heroku ( [edit]
  91. Bonanzle Raises $1M from Angel Investors, Plus Three VC Firms, to Expand Its Online Marketplace ( [edit]
  92. Virtualization Infrastructure Software Company VM6 Raises $4 Million ( [edit]
  93. Online attorney rating service Avvo scores $10 million ( [edit]
  94. Visible Technologies Raises A Whopping $22 Million For Social Media Monitoring Software ( [edit]
  95. Appature Raises $3.5M, Led by Ignition and Madrona, to Expand Healthcare Customer Base ( [edit]
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  102. Visible Technologies raises $6M to help companies track buzz ( [edit]
  103. DocuSign Scores $5M More ( [edit]
  104. Likewise Secures $10 Million in Funding; Sets Sights on New Users and Product Development ( [edit]
  105. Skytap Raises $7 Million ( [edit]
  106. Enclarity Secures Series C Funding from Bain Capital Ventures and Ignition Partners ( [edit]
  107. Zenprise nabs $10M for automated mobile troubleshooting ( [edit]
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  109. With $70M, China’s eHi Car Rental Looks To Untangle Traffic Snarls ( [edit]
  110. Topsy Bets On Real-Time Twitter Search With $15M Backing ( [edit]
  111. FiREapps Raises $8.75 Million in New Funding, Announces New Customer Acquisitions ( [edit]
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  113. RadioFrame Networks raises another $28 million in financing ( [edit]
  114. Virtualization startup InstallFree raises $8.5M ( [edit]
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  116. Widgetbucks Pockets $10 Million in Series B Funding ( [edit]
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  120. GlobalScholar Raises $27M ( [edit]
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  123. Earth Class raises $13.3 million ( [edit]
  124. Fat Spaniel Energy Monitoring Specialist Secures $4.6M ( [edit]
  125. TechCrunch ( [edit]
  126. Airbiquity raises $25M for vehicle telematics ( [edit]
  127. Modiv Media Inc. Receives $8,000,000 Series A Round ( [edit]
  128. Azaleos Raises $10M in Series C Funding ( [edit]
  129. Blowtorch Raises $50 Million to Launch a New Hollywood Studio ( [edit]
  130. MFoundry, mobile financial services company, raises $15M more. ( [edit]
  131. Melodeo Announces $7.9 Million in New Funding to Drive Growth of Online and Mobile Music ( [edit]
  132. DocuSign raises $12.4M ( [edit]
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  143. Industry Veteran Joins as CEO; $42M in Expansion Capital ( [edit]
  144. Talyst gets investment of $20 million in drug system ( [edit]
  145. EMC Acquires SourceLabs, And With It Open Source Documentation Project SWiK ( [edit]
  146. Twisted Pair Solutions Secures $9 Million Series A Funding from Ignition Partners, Core Capital Partners, Chart Venture Partners ( [edit]
  147. Full Capture Solutions, Inc. Secures $7 Million in Series B Funding; Rapid Product and Market Expansion Slated to Commence. ( [edit]
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  152. mFoundry Receives $7.3 Million in Series B Financing; GRP Partners Leads Round and Ignition ( [edit]
  153. MobileLime Closes $10 Million Series A Funding Round Led by Oak Investment Partners. ( [edit]
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  155. $40 million for RadioFrame ( [edit]
  156. Pure Networks Raises $12.5 Million in Funding ( [edit]
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  158. Centeris Corp, a new systems management company focused on managing Linux within Microsoft Corp Windows-based networks, has announced its official launch with $5m in Series A funding. ( [edit]
  159. Teranode Corporation Raises $9.5 Million In Series B Funding ( [edit]
  160. Yeelion Gets $0.8 Million First Round ( [edit]
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  162. Article: Klir Technologies Closes $8.7 Million Series A Financing Co-Led by Ignition Venture Partners and MK Capital. ( [edit]
  163. Nexcom Signs Global OEM Agreement With RLX to Resell RLX Control Tower to Customer Base ( [edit]
  164. Lockdown seizes $5.5M to capture network security market ( [edit]
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