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Websitesilvertonpartners...
Twitter@silvertonvc
Phone512.476.6700
Employees6

Funds

Total$150M
Silverton Partners IV, 11/2013 $75M
Silverton Partners III, 6/2006 $75M

Offices

Austin Office
1000 Rio Grande (corner of 10th & Rio Grande)
Austin, TX, 78701
USA

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Silverton Partners

Silverton Partners is people-driven in their investment strategy. They back exceptional teams who not only have the talent to identify and execute on exciting opportunities but can also pull off the mid-course corrections that are inevitably required in an early stage company. They focus on executive leadership, execution ability and domain expertise in our assessment of teams.

Silverton Partners’ investment approach centers on putting the entrepreneur first. They are typically the go-to guy in the investment syndicate and usually hear the bad news first. They are committed to putting a fair deal on the table, being unusually responsive to their entrepreneurs’ needs and putting the company’s interests ahead of their own. They believe in communication that is open, honest and direct.

They are almost always the first institutional investor in a company and the lead investor if there is a syndicate of investors. They invest in pure start-ups, in boot-strapped companies that are ready for expansion capital (or founder liquidity), and in angel-backed companies which seek institutional backing. They typically invest up to $3 million in an initial financing, with the expectation that they will double that commitment over the life of the company.

They invest primarily in Austin-based companies. Although they will look at other Texas-based opportunities on an exception basis, they have found that they do best when they can be close to their companies. Their company interactions are highly relationship driven and they find it difficult to maintain this dynamic if distance prevents the casual and impromptu encounters that they find so valuable.

Silverton Partners is broadly focused on information technology. Within this space, they tend to invest in market opportunities where Austin has world class talent. Their companies can be either technology driven or focused on opportunities where technology can be used to build significant proprietary barriers over time.

Recent Milestones

Investments

Company Date Round Size Participants
Pingboard 1/2014Seed$1.25M12
Favor 11/2013Seed$815k1
TrendKite 8/2013Series A$1.2M6
360pi 8/2013Venture Round$4.1M1
Nuve 7/2013Series A$1.14M1
FibeRio 2/2013Venture Round$13M4
The Zebra 1/2013Seed$1.5M4
OutboundEngine 11/2012Series A$3M4
CopperEgg Corporation 5/2012Series A$2.1M2
Famigo, Inc. 3/2012Seed$1M4
WP Engine 11/2011Series A$1.2M7
Socialware 8/2011Series C$7M5
CopperEgg Corporation 7/2011Series A$2M1
BlackLocus 7/2011Series A$2.5M2
SpareFoot 3/2011Series B$3.5M4
Socialware 2/2011Venture Round$3M3
Socialware 6/2010Venture Round$4.17M1
Boundless Network 12/2009Venture Round$5M2
SpareFoot 9/2009Series A$850k4
Hyper9 2/2009Series B$8M4
UnboundID 12/2008Series A$2M1
B-Side Entertainment 11/2008Series B$4.25M5
SailPoint Technologies 8/2008Series C$6.5M4
Tk20 5/2008Seed$55.9k1
Nascentric 9/2007Series C$7.2M4
Hyper9 7/2007Series B$7.2M2
Convio 5/2007Series E$10.2M10
Tk20 2/2007Series B$683k1
Tk20 2/2007Series A$2.02M1
SailPoint Technologies 1/2007Series B$10M4
B-Side Entertainment 10/2006Series A$3.1M4
Nascentric 6/2006Series B$6.2M2
SailPoint Technologies 1/2006Series A$4.5M4

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  1. Silverton Partners Closes Fourth Fund at $75M (pevc.dowjones.com) [edit]
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  3. Pingboard Secures $1.25M In Seed Funding To Modernize Office Management (techcrunch.com) [edit]
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  5. TrendKite Closes $1.2M in Series A Funding (finsmes.com) [edit]
  6. 360pi Raises $US4.1M in Financing (finsmes.com) [edit]
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  8. FibeRio Completes $13M Funding (finsmes.com) [edit]
  9. Insurance Zebra Raises $1.5 Million From Mark Cuban, Floodgate, Silverton & Birchmere To Be The Kayak For Auto Insurance (techcrunch.com) [edit]
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  11. CopperEgg Raises $2.1M in Series A Funding Round (finsmes.com) [edit]
  12. Famigo Announces Close of $1 Million Seed Round to Expand Family Focused Mobile Platform (betanews.com) [edit]
  13. Silverton, Automattic Put $1.2M Into WordPress Hosting And Security Service WP Engine (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  14. Morgan Stanley Leads $7M Round In Social Media Compliance Startup Socialware (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  15. CopperEgg raises $2 million in funding (statesman.com) [edit]
  16. BlackLocus snags $2.5M funding round (bizjournals.com) [edit]
  17. SpareFoot Lands $1.5 Million For Online Marketplace For Self-Storage Companies (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  18. Socialware Lands $3 Million To “Put Social Networks To Work” (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  19. SEC (sec.gov) [edit]
  20. AustinStartup (austinstartup.com) [edit]
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  22. Venrock Leads Investment Round in Hyper9, Mike Maples Sr. Joins Its Board of Directors (austin.dbusinessnews.com) [edit]
  23. UnboundID lines up $2 million in funding (dayton.bizjournals.com) [edit]
  24. B-Side to enter feature distribution (variety.com) [edit]
  25. SailPoint Secures $6.5 Million from Existing Investors (sailpoint.com) [edit]
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  27. Nascentric Closes $7.2M Investment Round with Intel Capital and Austin Ventures (www10.edacafe.com) [edit]
  28. Hyper9 Raises $8 Million Series B Round, Mike Maples Joins Its Board (virtualization.com) [edit]
  29. On Heels Of Acquisition, Convio Gets Fresh Financing (eldorado.com) [edit]
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  32. SailPoint Secures $10 Million in Series B Funding. (sailpoint.com) [edit]
  33. VC Deals (hosting.mansellgroup.net) [edit]
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