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Phone(650) 926-7800



1600 El Camino Real
Suite 250
Menlo Park, CA, 94025


Founder and Managing Partner
Partner and COO
Chief Financial Officer


Pinnacle Ventures

Pinnacle Ventures is a private venture capital fund focused on providing debt and equity financing to early-stage companies across information technology, cleantech and healthcare. Pinnacle differentiates itself through the strength and diversity of its team, its creative and flexible financing alternatives and its unique approach to helping its portfolio companies achieve success.

Recent Milestones


Company Date Round Size Participants
PSafe 12/2013Series C$30M3
TinyCo 11/2013Series B$20M2
Voxel 9/2013Seed$1.6M6 6/2013Series D$150M7
Videology 5/2013Series D$60M5
Nextdoor 2/2013Series B$21.6M8
CloudPay 12/2012Series B$16M2
Cobalt Technologies 10/2012Venture Round$4.98M3
FreeMonee 8/2012Series B$34M4
Nextdoor 7/2012Series A$18.6M7 7/2012Series C$105M10
TriVascular 6/2012Series D$60M7
Aquantia 5/2012Series F$40M6
FreeMonee 5/2012Series A$11M5
Cobalt Technologies 4/2012Venture Round$2.92M5
Aquantia 6/2011Series E$21M6
BuyWithMe 6/2011Debt$5M1
Kabam 5/2011Series D$85M7
Gilt Groupe 5/2011Series E$138M10
Cobalt Technologies 5/2011Series D$20M5
true[x] Media 3/2011Series D$20M4
Spiracur 2/2011Venture Round$35M5
Augmenix 1/2011Debt$3M3
Zipcar 12/2010Venture Round$21M2
Lotame 12/2010Series C$11M4
TriVascular 8/2010Series C$60M5
true[x] Media 5/2010Series C$11.7M1
Quidsi 4/2010Debt$20M6
Aquantia 12/2009Series D$35M5
Chegg 11/2009Debt$30M2
Augmenix 10/2009Series B$6.1M4
WiChorus 11/2008Series C$18M4
Cobalt Technologies 10/2008Series C$25M6
APT Pharmaceuticals 9/2008Series A$32M7
Kickfire 7/2008Series B$20M4
Gemin X Pharmaceuticals 7/2008Series C$38M13
Mascoma 5/2008Debt$20M1
Flixster 4/2008Series B$5M2
Aquantia 2/2008Series B$26M4
Silver Peak Systems 1/2008Series D$21M6
Cogentus Pharmaceuticals 12/2007Series C$62.5M4
Kovio 9/2007Series D$19.5M9
Satiety 7/2007Series D$30M6
Farecast 1/2007Series C$12.1M6
Newport Media 11/2006Series C$30M6
Mascoma 11/2006Venture Round$30M7
LifeSize, a Division of Logitech 9/2006Series D$25M6
Newport Media 2/2006Series B$25M5
Silver Peak Systems 1/2006Series B$13M4
LifeSize, a Division of Logitech 12/2005Series C$17.5M5



  1. Brazilian Antivirus Startup PSafe Raises $30M Series C From China’s Qihoo 360 And Redpoint ( [edit]
  2. Mobile Game Maker TinyCo Raises $20M From Pinnacle Ventures, Andreessen ( [edit]
  3. Voxel Raises $1.6M in Seed Funding ( [edit]
  4. Fab Grabs $150M At $1B Valuation (And Is Raising Another $100M+ More) ( [edit]
  5. Videology Completes $60M Series D Financing ( [edit]
  6. Nextdoor Closes $21.6 Million In New Series B Funding To Take Its Neighborhood-Focused Social Network Global ( [edit]
  7. CloudPay nabs $16M from Pinnacle, Rho, & others to improve payroll management ( [edit]
  8. VC funding: Q4 2012 [edit]
  9. FreeMonee Network Raises $34 Million, More Than Three Times its Series A Round ( [edit]
  10. Nextdoor, the social network for neighbors, raises $18.6 million to help Americans stop bowling alone ( [edit]
  11. Fab Seals The Deal On $105 Million In New Funding ( [edit]
  12. TriVascular Secures $60 Million in Equity Financing ( [edit]
  13. SEC ( [edit]
  14. Former eBay, Oracle Execs Raise $11 Million For "Gift Network" FreeMonee ( [edit]
  15. VC Funding: Q2 2012 source [edit]
  16. Semiconductor Company Aquantia Raises $21 Million ( [edit]
  17. Citation Needed [add]
  19. TechCrunch ( [edit]
  20. Cobalt Technologies Raises $20 Million To Make Plant-Based Jet Fuel And Paint ( [edit]
  21. SocialVibe Closes $20 Million Funding Round ( [edit]
  22. Spiracur Closes $35M Equity Financing ( [edit]
  23. Medical device startup Augmenix infused with $3M financing ( [edit]
  24. Car-Sharing Service Zipcar Adds $21 Million To Its Coffers ( [edit]
  25. Lotame Raises $11M in Series C Funding ( [edit]
  26. TriVascular, Inc.: Series C $60M ( [edit]
  27. SEC D ( [edit]
  28. TechCrunch [edit]
  29. Aquantia Announces $44M Financing as it Begins its Next Leap in 10G Ethernet Connectivity Solutions ( [edit]
  30. Secures $112 Million to Fund Explosive Growth in Online Textbook Rentals ( [edit]
  31. Xconomy Boston ( [edit]
  32. WiChorus Closes Series C As An Up-Round ( [edit]
  33. Cobalt Biofuels Raises $25 Million to Commercialize Next Generation Biofuel -- Biobutanol ( [edit]
  34. APT Pharmaceuticals Secures $32 Million in Series B Financing ( [edit]
  35. VentureBeat ( [edit]
  36. Gemin X Pharmaceuticals closes $38 Mn Series C financing ( [edit]
  37. Big companies line up to invest in cellulosic — Mascoma is latest beneficiary, gets $81M ( [edit]
  38. Flixster Raises $5 Million Of Planned $8 Million Second Round; No Sale ( [edit]
  39. Aquantia Closes $26 M Series B Funding Round. ( [edit]
  40. VentureBeat ( [edit]
  41. Cogentus Pharma raises $63M for blood thinners ( [edit]
  42. Kovio raises $19.4M for printed electronics ( [edit]
  43. Satiety pulls in $30M for obesity device ( [edit]
  44. Farecast Raises An Oversubscribed $12M Financing Led By Sutter Hill Ventures ( [edit]
  45. Newport Media Closes $30 million Series C Financing ( [edit]
  46. Mascoma gets $30M for cellulosic ethanol — in bid to replace gasoline ( [edit]
  47. LifeSize® Secures $25 Million in Funding - Investment Led by Lehman Brothers Venture Partners ( [edit]
  48. Newport Media Closes $25 Million Funding Round Led By Oak Investment Partners ( [edit]
  49. Silver Peak Secures $13 Million in Series B Financing ( [edit]
  50. LifeSize Grows $17.5M ( [edit]
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