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Kinetic Ventures

Kinetic Ventures is a leading venture capital investor in high growth, industry defining communications, information and power/clean technology companies. For over two decades they have partnered with outstanding entrepreneurs to build world-class enterprises. Kinetic is gratified to be partners with many remarkable entrepreneurs in the creation of industry defining companies like Ciena, VerticalOne, Corvis, Cerent, Peace Software, Broadware, APX, Calix, Altierre and SmartSynch.

Kinetic Ventures VIII, capitalized by corporate pension, endowment and family office investors primarily invests in early stage companies. They also selectively invest in seed and growth stage opportunities. Areas of focus for the fund include:

  • Communications. Solutions that bring greater speed, functionality, usability or accessibility to voice, data and video networks.
  • Information Technology. Solutions that deliver greater efficiency, collaboration, security and functionality to users.
  • Power/Clean Technology. Solutions for the power and related industries that take advantage of the ongoing and rapid evolution in communications, information and energy technologies.

Recent Milestones


Company Date Round Size Participants
9Lenses 10/2013Series A$1.1M3
9Lenses 9/2013Series A$3M2
Kwarter 1/2013Series A$4M2
Load DynamiX 9/2012Series B$7.25M5
AnyPresence 8/2012Series B$5.5M2
Tower Cloud 6/2012Venture Round$17M5
Tower Cloud 7/2011Venture Round$54M9
AnyPresence 7/2011Series A$2M1
Tower Cloud 10/2009Venture Round$20M5
Altierre 5/2008Series C$8M6
Altierre 4/2007Series B$17M5
Pathfire 1/2007Venture Round$2M5
SmartSynch 10/2005Series C$12M10
Caymas Systems 10/2005Series D$13M4
Ample Communications 1/2005Venture Round$10.5M5
Altierre 1/2005Series A$13M3



  1. 9Lenses Closes Additional $1.1M Funding ( [edit]
  2. 9Lenses closes Series A funding ( [edit]
  3. Social TV Startup Kwarter Raises $4 Million To Help Broadcasters And Brands Build Second-Screen Apps ( [edit]
  4. SwiftTest Raises $7.25 Million in Series B Funding ( [edit]
  5. Former Oracle, SAP Execs Land $5.5M For DIY App Development Platform AnyPresence ( [edit]
  6. Tower Cloud Secures $17 Million in Equity Funding to Fuel Continued Expansion and Growth of its 4G Wireless Backhaul Networks ( [edit]
  7. SEC ( [edit]
  8. With Kinetic Energy’s Jake Tarr on Board, AnyPresence Raises $2M ( [edit]
  9. Tower Cloud Raises $20 million in Preferred Equity Funding to Expand Fast Growing Wireless Backhaul Services ( [edit]
  10. Altierre raises $8 million more on top of previous round ( [edit]
  11. Altierre raises $17M to push wireless infrastructure for retailers ( [edit]
  12. EDGAR [edit]
  13. Battelle Ventures Joins $12-million Series C Financing of SmartSynch, a Leader in Wireless Smart Metering Technology; Marks the Fund's Second Investment in the Energy Sector. ( [edit]
  14. Caymas Systems Announces $13M Expansion Round ( [edit]
  15. EDGAR [edit]
  16. Altierre Secures $17 Million in Oversubscribed Series B Round Led By the D. E. Shaw Group ( [edit]
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