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306 Cambridge Avenue
Palo Alto, CA, 94306


Venture Partner


Tugboat Ventures

Tugboat Ventures is a venture capital firm specializing in investments in consumer Internet, enterprise software-as-a-service, mobility, and the next generation of online advertising companies. The firm prefers to invest in early-stage companies in the vicinity of the San Francisco Bay area. Tugboat Ventures was founded by Mr. David Whorton and is based in Menlo Park, Ca.

Recent Milestones


Company Date Round Size Participants
Aria Systems 11/2013Series D$40M6
Alminder 10/2013Seed$1.53M2
Koozoo 12/2012Seed$2.5M4
Risk I/O 11/2012Series A$5.25M4
RichRelevance 8/2012Series E$8M4
RichRelevance 5/2012Series E$20M5
Ifeelgoods 6/2011Series A$9.5M2
Risk I/O 2/2011Venture Round$1M2
Aria Systems 2/2011Series C$27.2M4
Atzip 2/2011Venture Round$614k1
Education Elements 2/2011Seed$2.1M3
Qwiki 1/2011Series A$8M9
Mahoot Games 1/2011Seed1
Ifeelgoods 9/2010Seed$1.5M6
GoalSpring Financial 4/2010Series A$2M2
SavvyMoney, Inc. 4/2010Series A$2M2
MATRIXX Software 3/2010Series A$9M2
RepairPal 12/2009Series A$4M1
RichRelevance 7/2009Series C$12.5M5
Cuil 4/2008Series B$25M3
RichRelevance 12/2007Series B$4.2M5
SayNow 8/2007Series A$7.5M2
Cuil 3/2007Series A$8M2
Mamapedia 12/2005Series A$4.6M2



  1. Aria Systems Raises $40M in Fourth Funding ( [edit]
  2. Alminder Closes $1.525M Seed Funding ( [edit]
  3. Koozoo Raises $2.5 Million Seed Round Led by NEA and Tugboat ( [edit]
  4. Former Orbitz Security Chief Lands $5.25M For Risk I/O, A “Vulnerability Intelligence” Platform ( [edit]
  5. RichRelevance Raises Another $8 Million To Bring Personalized Shopping To E-Commerce Sites ( [edit]
  6. RichRelevance Raises $20M From Crosslink, Greylock To Help Manage Personalization For Retailers ( [edit]
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  8. HoneyApps Raises $1 Million For Security Management Software ( [edit]
  9. Aria raises $20M to handle online billing for large companies ( [edit]
  10. Atzip gets $614K for real-world socializing ( [edit]
  11. raised $2.1 million in seed funding from Tugboat Ventures, NewSchools Venture Fund, Wally Hawley, and Imagine K12 to help get its software and services off the ground. ( [edit]
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  15. DebtGoal Garners $2 Million Series A Investment ( [edit]
  16. DebtGoal Raises $2M To Suggest Debt Cutting Ideas ( [edit]
  17. MATRIXX Software Secures US$9 Million in Second-Round Funding, SEC ( [edit]
  18. RepairPal Grabs $4 Million For Google Health For Cars ( [edit]
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  22. SayNow Lands $7.5 Million Series A ( [edit]
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