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Sutter Hill Ventures

Sutter Hill Ventures has financed technology-based start-ups and assisted entrepreneurs in building market-leading companies since 1962. Through their decades of experience, they have developed strong industry networks, considerable operating and venture capital experience, and an understanding of the challenges that early-stage and high-growth companies face. They offer expertise in developing business strategy and partnerships, building management teams, and financing companies in both public and private markets.

They are experienced operating executives who love building companies. Their approach is straightforward. They have a collegial and uncomplicated operating style that is direct and results-driven. They work as a team to respond quickly to new investment proposals and to their portfolio companies’ needs. Once they invest in a company, they bring to bear their time, expertise, and extensive industry networks to help these companies succeed. Building companies is their top priority and their favorite occupation.

They have structured Sutter Hill to allow them to invest in a focused portfolio of early-stage companies and build value for the long-term. They are always available to their CEOs and founders as advisors and mentors ready with practical and strategic advice from their own venture capital and operating experiences. They don’t insist on winning every argument, but they will always tell you what they think. They also have a network of executives, advisors, and support infrastructure to help their portfolio get going in the right direction quickly. As former line managers themselves, they know the vision, energy and commitment that building a successful company requires. They strive to build partnerships with entrepreneurs that combine dedicated support from Sutter Hill with trust that the teams they back can make good decisions and execute on the details.

Their limited partners have committed long-term support to their evergreen fund which allows them to make long-term commitments to their companies. In addition, a significant portion of every dollar they invest is their own money, and each one of them participates in every investment. This direct investment reinforces each partner’s commitment to every company in their portfolio and ensures that they bring every available resource to bear in helping their companies succeed.

Recent Milestones


Company Date Round Size Participants
SilverRail Technologies 4/2014Series C$40M4
Platfora 3/2014Series C$38M8
Glassdoor 12/2013Series F$50M6
FoundationDB 11/2013Series A$17M2
Boxer 10/2013Venture Round$3M1
Benu Networks 9/2013Series B$26.6M3
Guardian Analytics 9/2013Series E$11.5M4
Pure Storage 8/2013Series E$150M9
Infer 4/2013Series A$10M5
Instart Logic 4/2013Series B$17M4
Demandbase 3/2013Series D$15M6
OpenDNS 2/2013Series B$9.26M1
Streetline 1/2013Series C$25M5
Room 77 1/2013Series C$30.3M5
Clover 12/2012Venture Round$3.3M2
Sumo Logic 11/2012Series C$30M3
Platfora 11/2012Series B$20M5
Glassdoor 10/2012Series D$20M4
Intacct 10/2012Venture Round$13.5M6
Pure Storage 8/2012Series D$40M4
FreeMonee 8/2012Series B$34M4
Tower Cloud 6/2012Venture Round$17M5
Yext 6/2012Series E$27M5
FreeMonee 5/2012Series A$11M5
SilverRail Technologies 3/2012Series B$15M5
Ruckus Wireless 2/2012Series G$21.7M9
Sumo Logic 1/2012Series B$15M3
Kineto Wireless 1/2012Venture Round$3M3
RedSeal Networks 11/2011Venture Round$10M5
Platfora 9/2011Series A$7.2M3
Pure Storage 8/2011Series C$30M3
Verinata Health 8/2011Series C$48.5M3
Restoration Robotics 8/2011Series C$41M4
Tower Cloud 7/2011Venture Round$54M9
Yext 7/2011Series D$10M4
Guardian Analytics 6/2011Series D$14.1M3
Streetline 6/2011Series B$15M3
Room 77 6/2011Series B$10.5M7
Intacct 6/2011Venture Round$12.3M5
TOA Technologies 5/2011Series D$17.2M6
Demandbase 5/2011Series C$10M4
Clover 4/2011Series A$5.5M3
Digital Chocolate 2/2011Series D$12M3
Glassdoor 2/2011Series C$12M3
Kineto Wireless 11/2010Debt$3M4
Inflection 9/2010Series A$30M2
SilverRail Technologies 7/2010Series A$9M4
BARRX Medical 7/2010Series D$15M6
Pacific Biosciences 7/2010Series F$109M11
Streetline 7/2010Series A1
Aepona 6/2010Series C$10M8
Virobay 6/2010Venture Round$10M2
LinkSmart 6/2010Series B$4.2M3
Guardian Analytics 5/2010Series C$9M2
Virobay 1/2010Debt$300k3
AkaRx 1/2010Venture Round$26.1M2
Room 77 1/2010Angel$3M7
Youku 12/2009Series E$40M4
Drobo 10/2009Series E$10M5
Tower Cloud 10/2009Venture Round$20M5
Yext 10/2009Series B$25M3
RedSeal Networks 10/2009Series C$12M5
Pacific Biosciences 10/2009Series E$68M14
Ruckus 9/2009Series F$10.7M5
Forterra Systems 6/2009Venture Round$1.2M3
SpinMedia Group 3/2009Series D$12.5M5
Return Path 1/2009Series E$6M4
Pure Storage 1/2009Series A$5M2
Grain Management 10/2008Venture Round$20M3
Glassdoor 10/2008Series B$6.5M2
Kineto Wireless 10/2008Series D$15.5M4
Radiance 10/2008Venture Round$26M5
Drobo 9/2008Series D$15M4
Yext 9/2008Series A$3.5M1
Youku 6/2008Series D$40M5
SeeSaw Networks 6/2008Series B$3.3M3
Intacct 4/2008Venture Round$15M3 3/2008Venture Round$17.7M3
WebVisible 3/2008Series B$12M2
Kadoink 1/2008Series A$7M1
Consorte Media 12/2007Series B$7M2
Youku 11/2007Series C$25M4
Ruckus Wireless 11/2007Series E$7.5M8
Actiance 9/2007Venture Round$15.6M4
Restoration Robotics 8/2007Series B$25M3
Intacct 6/2007Venture Round$14M3
Roxro Pharma 6/2007Series B$42.7M3
RedSeal Networks 5/2007Series B$17.1M4
AmberPoint 4/2007Venture Round$9M5
VoloMedia 4/2007Series B$8.5M3
PINC Solutions 4/2007Series C$4.5M2
Farecast 1/2007Series C$12.1M6
Youku 12/2006Series B$12M3
SeeSaw Networks 11/2006Series A$10M1
MyNewPlace 9/2006Series B$12M2
LifeSize, a Division of Logitech 9/2006Series D$25M6
Acceleron Pharma 8/2006Series B$30M6
Digital Chocolate 7/2006Series C$22.5M10
Drobo 7/2006Series B$12M3
ProStor Systems 6/2006Series B$12.2M3
Indicative Software 4/2006Series B$6M3
Networks in Motion 3/2006Series C$10M3
TeleCommunication Systems 3/2006Series C$10M3
AmberPoint 3/2006Series D$19.3M6 2/2006Series C$12.4M3
Bix 1/2006Series A$6.7M2
LifeSize, a Division of Logitech 12/2005Series C$17.5M5
Ceon 9/2005Venture Round$5.04M3
Right Hemisphere 6/2005Series B$12M3
FeedBurner 4/2005Series B$7M4
Digital Chocolate 12/2003Series B$13M4



  1. SilverRail Closes $40M Series C Funding ( [edit]
  2. Big Data Analytics Company Platfora Raises $38M ( [edit]
  3. SEC ( [edit]
  4. FoundationDB Raises $17M For Database Similar To Next Generation Google Technology Used To Run Adwords ( [edit]
  5. Boxer Raises $3 Million To Tame Your Inbox ( [edit]
  6. Benu Networks raises $26.6m in Series B funding ( [edit]
  7. SEC ( [edit]
  8. Pure Storage Raises $150M And Sets For Battle With The Storage Giants ( [edit]
  9. Infer Raises $10 Million From Redpoint And Others To Help Sales Teams Improve Leads With Big Data ( [edit]
  10. Instart Logic Raises $17M From Andreessen Horowitz And Greylock To Improve Web And Mobile App Performance ( [edit]
  11. Demandbase Raises $15M More From Scale, Adobe And Others For B2B Marketing Services ( [edit]
  12. OpenDNS Raises Cash From Sutter Hill Ventures As It Looks To Build Out Enterprise Network Security As A Service ( [edit]
  13. Streetline Raises $25M Round Led By True Ventures To Bring Real-Time Parking Data To Cities And Drivers ( [edit]
  14. Room 77 Closes $30.3 Million Series C From Expedia And Others To Take Its Hotel Search Engine Global ( [edit]
  15. Clover picks up $3.3M to send payments out into the field ( [edit]
  16. Log Data Management And Analytics Company Sumo Logic Raises $30M From Accel, Greylock ( [edit]
  17. Platfora Closes $20M Series B Funding ( [edit]
  18. TechCrunch ( [edit]
  19. Financial SaaS Company Intacct Raises $13.5M Led By Split Rock Partners, Secures $6M Line Of Credit From Silicon Valley Bank ( [edit]
  20. Pure Storage Receives $40M Cash Infusion to Accelerate Explosive Growth, Initiate European Expansion ( [edit]
  21. FreeMonee Network Raises $34 Million, More Than Three Times its Series A Round ( [edit]
  22. Tower Cloud Secures $17 Million in Equity Funding to Fuel Continued Expansion and Growth of its 4G Wireless Backhaul Networks ( [edit]
  23. Yext Raises $27M More At a $270M Valuation ( [edit]
  24. Former eBay, Oracle Execs Raise $11 Million For "Gift Network" FreeMonee ( [edit]
  25. SilverRail Technologies Raises $15M in Series B Funding ( [edit]
  26. Ruckus Wireless Names Former Verizon and Ericsson Telecom Heavyweights to Its Board, Closes Mezzanine Round of $22 Million ( [edit]
  27. Sumo Logic Press Release ( [edit]
  28. VC Funding- Q1 2012 Source [edit]
  29. RedSeal Networks Secures $10M in Funding ( [edit]
  30. Andreessen Horowitz Leads $5.7M Round In Analytics Platform For Hadoop Data Platfora ( [edit]
  31. Pure Storage Raises $30M in Series C Financing for All-Flash Enterprise Array Technology ( [edit]
  32. Verinata Health Closes $46.5M Series C Financing ( [edit]
  33. Restoration Robotics Raises $41M in Series C Financing ( [edit]
  34. SEC ( [edit]
  35. Yext Raises $10 Million To Double Down On PowerListings For Local Businesses ( [edit]
  36. SEC ( [edit]
  37. Streetline raises $15M from Bill Ford, RockPort for smarter parking ( [edit]
  38. Search Engine Room 77 Raises $10.5M For Personalized Hotel Room Recommendations ( [edit]
  39. Intacct Closes $12.3 Million in New Financing to Further Accelerate Growth Split Rock Partners Led the Round and All Existing Investors Participated ( [edit]
  40. TOA Technologies Raises $17.2 Million in Series D Funding ( [edit]
  41. Demandbase Raises $10 Million For B2B Marketing Software ( [edit]
  42. Clover Collects $5.5M ( [edit]
  43. Digital Chocolate Secures $12 Million Series D Investment led by Intel Capital ( [edit]
  44. TechCrunch ( [edit]
  45. Kineto Wireless gets $3M to improve mobile phone coverage ( [edit]
  46. Bootstrapping band of brothers raise $30M for people search engine Inflection ( [edit]
  47. SilverRail raises $9M for train ticketing ( [edit]
  48. BÂRRX Medical, Inc. Completes $15 Million Growth Financing ( [edit]
  49. Pacific Biosciences adds $109M to its venture haul ( [edit]
  50. Sutter Hill Ventures Investment Portfolio ( [edit]
  51. Aepona Announces Completion of Strategic Investment by SAP Ventures ( [edit]
  52. Drug developer Virobay secures $10M for hepatitis C treatments ( [edit]
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  54. Guardian Analytics Locks Up $9M For Secure Web Banking ( [edit]
  55. Virobay raises $300K to treat hepatitis C and autoimmune disorders ( [edit]
  56. Eisai's $255M AkaRx Buy Creates Returns For InterWest, Sutter Hill ( [edit]
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  58. Chinese YouTube Youku Raises $40 Million Round ( [edit]
  60. Tower Cloud Raises $20 million in Preferred Equity Funding to Expand Fast Growing Wireless Backhaul Services ( [edit]
  61. The $25 Million Demo. Yext Scores A Big Round From IVP After TechCrunch50 Debut. ( [edit]
  62. RedSeal takes $12M for security software ( [edit]
  63. Pacific Biosciences, Inc.: Series E $68M ( [edit]
  64. Ruckus nabs $10.7M for Wi-Fi for internet TV ( [edit]
  65. Forterra raises $1.2M for corporate virtual worlds ( [edit]
  66. Buzznet Raises $12.5 Million ( [edit]
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  69. Capital Report Index [edit]
  70. VentureBeat ( [edit]
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  74. TechCrunch ( [edit]
  75. Chinese Video Site Youku Raises $40 Million Fourth Round ( [edit]
  76. SeeSaw Networks raises $3.3 million for out-of-home media ( [edit]
  77. Intacct Corporate ( [edit]
  78. VentureBeat ( [edit]
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  80. Kadoink, widget-maker for bands and their fans, raises $7 million ( [edit]
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  82. Raises US$25M Series C Round ( [edit]
  83. Ruckus Wireless raises $7.5M more for IPTV router ( [edit]
  84. FaceTime, provider of messaging control software, raises $15.6M. ( [edit]
  85. Hair-transplant automator Restoration Robotics raises $25M ( [edit]
  86. Intacct Corporate ( [edit]
  87. Roxro Pharma raises $43M for pain drugs ( [edit]
  88. RedSeal Systems Raises $17.1 Million in Series B Funding. ( [edit]
  89. Amberpoint raises $9M for SOA runtime governance software ( [edit]
  90. EDGAR [edit]
  91. RFID Yard Management Provider Lands $4.5m ( [edit]
  92. Farecast Raises An Oversubscribed $12M Financing Led By Sutter Hill Ventures ( [edit]
  93. Raises US$25M Series C Round ( [edit]
  94. SeeSaw Networks raises $10M for advertising in places like train stations ( [edit]
  95. MyNewPlace raises $12M in second round ( [edit]
  96. LifeSize® Secures $25 Million in Funding - Investment Led by Lehman Brothers Venture Partners ( [edit]
  97. Acceleron Pharma Closes $30M Series B Financing ( [edit]
  98. Digital Chocolate Gets $22.5 Million ( [edit]
  99. EDGAR [edit]
  100. ProStor Systems Completes Series B Financing of $12.2 Million led by Sutter Hill Ventures ( [edit]
  101. Indicative Software gets $6M financing ( [edit]
  102. Networks In Motion Closes $10 Million Series C Round ( [edit]
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  104. EDGAR [edit]
  105. AdWeek Article ( [edit]
  106. EDGAR [edit]
  107. LifeSize Grows $17.5M ( [edit]
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