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Sequoia Capital is a Californian venture capital firm located on Sand Hill Road
Sand Hill Road
Sand Hill Road is a road in Menlo Park, California, notable for its concentration of venture capital companies. Its significance as a symbol of private equity in the United States may be compared to that of Wall Street in the stock market...

 in Menlo Park, California
Menlo Park, California
Menlo Park, California is a city at the eastern edge of San Mateo County, in the San Francisco Bay Area of California, in the United States. It is bordered by San Francisco Bay on the north and east; East Palo Alto, Palo Alto, and Stanford to the south; Atherton, North Fair Oaks, and Redwood City...

. The Wall Street Journal
The Wall Street Journal
The Wall Street Journal is an American English-language international daily newspaper. It is published in New York City by Dow Jones & Company, a division of News Corporation, along with the Asian and European editions of the Journal....

has called Sequoia Capital "one of the highest-caliber venture firms", and noted that it is "one of Silicon Valley's most influential venture-capital firms". The New York Times
The New York Times
The New York Times is an American daily newspaper founded and continuously published in New York City since 1851. The New York Times has won 106 Pulitzer Prizes, the most of any news organization...

has called Sequoia "one of the top venture firms in the Valley
Silicon Valley
Silicon Valley is a term which refers to the southern part of the San Francisco Bay Area in Northern California in the United States. The region is home to many of the world's largest technology corporations...

" and has said that it is "among the most successful venture firms in Silicon Valley." The Washington Post
The Washington Post
The Washington Post is Washington, D.C.'s largest newspaper and its oldest still-existing paper, founded in 1877. Located in the capital of the United States, The Post has a particular emphasis on national politics. D.C., Maryland, and Virginia editions are printed for daily circulation...

has called Sequoia Capital "one of the pre-eminent venture capital firms in Silicon Valley." The firm is known for the companies it has funded, and it estimates that 19% of the NASDAQ
NASDAQ
The NASDAQ Stock Market, also known as the NASDAQ, is an American stock exchange. "NASDAQ" originally stood for "National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations". It is the second-largest stock exchange by market capitalization in the world, after the New York Stock Exchange. As of...

’s value is made up of firms Sequoia has funded.

Sequoia has funded companies including Apple, Aruba Networks
Aruba Networks
Aruba Networks, Inc. is a networking vendor selling enterprise wireless LAN and edge access networking equipment. The company has over 500 employees and is headquartered in Sunnyvale, CA...

, Google
Google
Google Inc. is an American multinational public corporation invested in Internet search, cloud computing, and advertising technologies. Google hosts and develops a number of Internet-based services and products, and generates profit primarily from advertising through its AdWords program...

, YouTube
YouTube
YouTube is a video-sharing website, created by three former PayPal employees in February 2005, on which users can upload, view and share videos....

, PayPal
PayPal
PayPal is an American-based global e-commerce business allowing payments and money transfers to be made through the Internet. Online money transfers serve as electronic alternatives to paying with traditional paper methods, such as checks and money orders....

, Cisco Systems
Cisco Systems
Cisco Systems, Inc. is an American multinational corporation headquartered in San Jose, California, United States, that designs and sells consumer electronics, networking, voice, and communications technology and services. Cisco has more than 70,000 employees and annual revenue of US$...

, Oracle
Oracle Corporation
Oracle Corporation is an American multinational computer technology corporation that specializes in developing and marketing hardware systems and enterprise software products – particularly database management systems...

, Electronic Arts
Electronic Arts
Electronic Arts, Inc. is a major American developer, marketer, publisher and distributor of video games. Founded and incorporated on May 28, 1982 by Trip Hawkins, the company was a pioneer of the early home computer games industry and was notable for promoting the designers and programmers...

, Yahoo!
Yahoo!
Yahoo! Inc. is an American multinational internet corporation headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, United States. The company is perhaps best known for its web portal, search engine , Yahoo! Directory, Yahoo! Mail, Yahoo! News, Yahoo! Groups, Yahoo! Answers, advertising, online mapping ,...

, NVIDIA
NVIDIA
Nvidia is an American global technology company based in Santa Clara, California. Nvidia is best known for its graphics processors . Nvidia and chief rival AMD Graphics Techonologies have dominated the high performance GPU market, pushing other manufacturers to smaller, niche roles...

, Navigenics
Navigenics
Navigenics, Inc. is a privately held personal genomics company, based in Foster City, California, that uses genetic testing to help people determine their individual risk for dozens of health conditions....

, Cotendo
Cotendo
Cotendo, Inc. is a content delivery networkand an application delivery networkservice provider. The company's headquarters are in Sunnyvale, California, with research and development based in Netanya, Israel.- Mobile Acceleration Suite :...

, Atari
Atari
Atari is a corporate and brand name owned by several entities since its inception in 1972. It is currently owned by Atari Interactive, a wholly owned subsidiary of the French publisher Atari, SA . The original Atari, Inc. was founded in 1972 by Nolan Bushnell and Ted Dabney. It was a pioneer in...

, Ameritox
Ameritox
| name = | logo = | type = Private | genre = | foundation = Baltimore, MD | founder = | location_city = Baltimore, MD | location_country = United States | location =...

, Kayak
Kayak.com
KAYAK is a technology company providing online travel tools through its global family of websites and mobile applications. Started by cofounders of Expedia, Orbitz, and Travelocity, KAYAK allows users to compare information from hundreds of other travel websites in one display when booking travel...

, Meebo
Meebo
Meebo is a social platform connecting users with their friends across the web. It began in 2005 as a browser based instant messaging program which supported multiple IM services, including Yahoo! Messenger, Windows Live Messenger, AIM, ICQ, MySpaceIM, Facebook Chat, Google Talk, CafeMom and...

, Admob
AdMob
AdMob is a mobile advertising company founded by Omar Hamoui. The name AdMob is a portmanteau for "advertising on mobile". It was incorporated in 2006 and is based in San Mateo, California. In November 2009 it was acquired by Google for $750 million. The acquisition was completed on May 27, 2010....

, Zappos, Green Dot
Green Dot Corporation
Green Dot Corporation is an issuer of prepaid MasterCard and Visa cards in the United States. These products are available at nearly 50,000 retail stores, including CVS, Rite Aid, Walgreens, and RadioShack; as well as with discounted offerings at Meijer and Wal-Mart.The cards may be used like...

 and LinkedIn
LinkedIn
LinkedIn is a business-related social networking site. Founded in December 2002 and launched in May 2003, it is mainly used for professional networking. , LinkedIn reports more than 120 million registered users in more than 200 countries and territories. The site is available in English, French,...

. The firm has offices in the U.S., China, India and Israel. Sequoia invests in companies all over the world.

Sequoia was founded by Don Valentine
Don Valentine
Donald T. "Don" Valentine is an influential venture capitalist who concentrates mainly on technology companies in the United States. He has been called the "grandfather of Silicon Valley venture capital"...

 in 1972. The firm's partners include Don Valentine
Don Valentine
Donald T. "Don" Valentine is an influential venture capitalist who concentrates mainly on technology companies in the United States. He has been called the "grandfather of Silicon Valley venture capital"...

, Jake Anderson, Mickey Arabelovic, Roelof Botha
Roelof Botha
Roelof F. Botha is a venture capitalist and company director. By training, he is a qualified actuary.Botha is a partner at Sequoia Capital and sits on the board of Eventbrite, Jawbone, Mahalo, Meebo, Nimbula, Square, Tokbox, Tumblr, Unity and Xoom...

, Scott Carter, Randy Ditzler, Michael Dixon, Jim Goetz
Jim Goetz
Jim Goetz is a venture capitalist at Sequoia Capital in Silicon Valley. He currently is on the board of directors for Barracuda Networks, Jive Software, MetaSwitch, Nimble Storage, Pocket Gems and Widgetbox....

, Michael Goguen, Gaurav Garg, Patrick Grady, Warren Hogarth, Mark Kvamme
Mark Kvamme
Mark Kvamme is a venture capitalist at Sequoia Capital in Silicon Valley.Mark joined Sequoia Capital in 1999. He currently sits on the board of LinkedIn, Mark Logic, Adbrite, Strongmail, Funny or Die and UJAM. He specializes in media, software and advertising services investments. Before Sequoia,...

, Timothy Lee, Doug Leone
Douglas Leone
Douglas M. Leone is a venture capitalist, and has been a partner at Sequoia Capital since 1993. His focus is on internet, software and communication investments. He was ranked # 11 on Forbes Magazine's Midas List in 2011. Forbes also named Leone to their list of the top 10 venture capitalists in...

, Alfred Lin
Alfred Lin
Alfred Lin is a venture capitalist at Sequoia Capital and currently sits on the board of Stella & Dot. Alfred focuses on consumer internet, enterprise and mobile companies. He was born in Taiwan and moved to New York City at the age of six or seven....

, Greg McAdoo
Greg McAdoo
Greg McAdoo is a venture capitalist at Sequoia Capital in Silicon Valley. Greg specializes in internet services, mobile, energy and technology investments. Greg currently serves on the board of Achates Power, Airbnb, Bump Technologies, Clustrix, Imageshack, Loopt, Powerfile and RockYou...

, Michael Moritz
Michael Moritz
Michael Moritz is a Welsh-American venture capitalist with Sequoia Capital in Menlo Park, California in Silicon Valley, and a former member of the board of directors of Google Inc.-Life and career:...

, Chris Olsen, Luis Robles, Bryan Schreier, David Spector, and Mark Stevens
Mark Stevens (venture capitalist)
Mark Stevens is a venture capitalist at Sequoia Capital in Menlo Park, California.Stevens obtained a Bachelor of Science and master’s degree from the University of Southern California and an MBA from Harvard University...

.

The firm


Sequoia Capital is a private equity and venture capital firm specializing in incubation, seed stage, start-up stage, early stage, and growth stage investments in private companies. It also invests in public companies. The firm seeks to invest in all sectors with a focus on services including financial services, healthcare, Internet, outsourcing, retail, and wireless; mobile; technology; software including application, infrastructure, data management, and wireless; systems including networking, infrastructure, security, and wireless; components including semiconductors with a focus on analog and mixed signal, networking, multimedia, and programmable and wireless components; and energy including alternative energy, conventional energy, energy efficiency, energy storage, and energy services.

The firm seeks to invest in companies based in the United States for early and seed stage investments. However, for growth stage investments, it does not limit its investments to any country. It invests between $100,000 and $1 million in seed stage, between $1 million and $10 million in early stage, and between $10 million and $100 million in growth stage. The firm prefers to be the first investor and business partner in a growth stage company. Sequoia Capital was founded in 1972 and is based in Menlo Park, California.
  • Financial services

Within financial services, it invests in banking, brokerage, payments, and enabling technology.
  • Healthcare

Within healthcare, the firm invests across diagnostic services, genetics services, lab services, patient services, product development services, and enabling technology companies.
  • Internet

Within Internet, it invests in advertising, communications, ecommerce, games, media, search, social networking, and enabling technology companies.
  • Mobile sector

Within the mobile sector, the firm invests in advertising, applications, devices and enabling technology companies.
  • Outsourcing

Within outsourcing, it invests across business process outsourcing, hosting services, managed services, professional services and software development services.
  • Technology

Within technology, the firm invests in semiconductor, sub-systems, systems, software, and services companies.
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  • Other

It also invests in optical components; computer, subsystems, and communication systems; and consumer and professional services.

Portfolio


Sequoia Capital provided venture capital for the following companies:
Name First Invested Description Status
10gen
10gen
10gen is a software company that develops and provides commercial support for the open source database MongoDB.-Overview:10gen was founded in 2007 by former DoubleClick Founder and CTO Dwight Merriman and former DoubleClick engineer and ShopWiki Founder and CTO Eliot Horowitz...

Creators of MongoDB
MongoDB
MongoDB is an open source, high-performance, schema-free, document-oriented database written in the C++ programming language...

, open source NoSQL database software.
Private
A123 Systems Lithium-ion battery systems. IPO
Achates Power Diesel engine systems. Private
AcousticEye Industrial tubes monitoring systems. Private
AdBrite
AdBrite
AdBrite, Inc. is an online advertising network based in San Francisco, California. It was founded by Philip J. Kaplan and Gidon Wise.AdBrite serves advertisements on 112,009 sites, according to their published statistics , and is the 10th largest advertising network on the Internet, according to...

Sell advertising on their websites and blogs Private
Acton Pharmaceuticals Drug development services. Private
AdMob
AdMob
AdMob is a mobile advertising company founded by Omar Hamoui. The name AdMob is a portmanteau for "advertising on mobile". It was incorporated in 2006 and is based in San Mateo, California. In November 2009 it was acquired by Google for $750 million. The acquisition was completed on May 27, 2010....

Mobile Advertising Marketplace. Acquired by Google
Google
Google Inc. is an American multinational public corporation invested in Internet search, cloud computing, and advertising technologies. Google hosts and develops a number of Internet-based services and products, and generates profit primarily from advertising through its AdWords program...

Advanced Power Projects Power generation systems. Private
Airbnb
Airbnb
Airbnb is an online service that matches people seeking vacation rentals and other short-term accommodations with those with rooms to rent, generally private parties that are not professional hoteliers. The site was founded in August 2008 by Brian Chesky and Joe Gebbia. In July 2011, the company...

Peer-to-peer travel network. Private
Airstrip Technologies Mobile medical software. Private
Allston Trading High Frequency trading. Private
AMCC
Applied Micro Circuits Corporation
Applied Micro Circuits Corporation is a fabless semiconductor company designing network and embedded Power Architecture , and server processor ARM , optical transport and storage solutions...

Provides storage, embedded hardware and software solutions. IPO
Amobee Media Systems
Amobee Media Systems
Amobee, founded in 2005 by Gil Shulman, Saul Rurka and Zohar Levkovitz, is an end-to-end mobile advertising solution and service for large-scale advertisers, developers, publishers and operators. Amobee enables its customers to run targeted mobile ad campaigns on a global scale...

Mobile Advertising Systems for Mobile Operators. Private
Aobi Children's social networking services. Private
Aotian Mobile travel management services. Private
Appirio
Appirio
Appirio Inc. is an information technology consulting company headquartered in San Mateo, California that offers technology and professional services to companies wishing to adopt public cloud applications...

SaaS systems integration services. Private
Applabs Pvt Ltd Software Testing Company. Private
Apple Inc. Designs and manufactures consumer electronics. IPO
Aricent
Aricent
Aricent Group is a global innovation and technology services company. The company develops software and provides technology services to application, infrastructure, and service providers with operations in 19 countries worldwide....

Independent communications software company. Private
Aruba Networks
Aruba Networks
Aruba Networks, Inc. is a networking vendor selling enterprise wireless LAN and edge access networking equipment. The company has over 500 employees and is headquartered in Sunnyvale, CA...

Delivers enterprise network access to users IPO
AssureRx Health Personalized medicine company specializing in pharmacogenetics. Private
Atari
Atari
Atari is a corporate and brand name owned by several entities since its inception in 1972. It is currently owned by Atari Interactive, a wholly owned subsidiary of the French publisher Atari, SA . The original Atari, Inc. was founded in 1972 by Nolan Bushnell and Ted Dabney. It was a pioneer in...

Coin-operated video games, coin-operated pinball machines and home game consoles.
Atom Entertainment
Atom Entertainment
Atom Entertainment is an Internet entertainment company which operates Atom Films, Shockwave.com, AddictingGames.com, and AtomUploads.com, formerly known as AddictingClips.com....

Distributes casual games, short films, and animations on the web. Acquired by Viacom/MTV
Attenti Provider of remote people monitoring technologies. Acquired by 3M
Axtria Data analytics services. Private
Barracuda Networks
Barracuda Networks
Barracuda Networks, Inc. is a privately held company providing security, networking and storage solutions based on appliances and cloud services. The company’s security products include solutions for protection against email, web surfing, web hackers and instant messaging threats such as spam,...

Network security appliance vendor. Private
BestStudy K–12 tutoring services. Private
Bihu.com In-game instant messaging services. Private
Birst
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Sequoia Capital is a Californian venture capital firm located on Sand Hill Road
Sand Hill Road
Sand Hill Road is a road in Menlo Park, California, notable for its concentration of venture capital companies. Its significance as a symbol of private equity in the United States may be compared to that of Wall Street in the stock market...

 in Menlo Park, California
Menlo Park, California
Menlo Park, California is a city at the eastern edge of San Mateo County, in the San Francisco Bay Area of California, in the United States. It is bordered by San Francisco Bay on the north and east; East Palo Alto, Palo Alto, and Stanford to the south; Atherton, North Fair Oaks, and Redwood City...

. The Wall Street Journal
The Wall Street Journal
The Wall Street Journal is an American English-language international daily newspaper. It is published in New York City by Dow Jones & Company, a division of News Corporation, along with the Asian and European editions of the Journal....

has called Sequoia Capital "one of the highest-caliber venture firms", and noted that it is "one of Silicon Valley's most influential venture-capital firms". The New York Times
The New York Times
The New York Times is an American daily newspaper founded and continuously published in New York City since 1851. The New York Times has won 106 Pulitzer Prizes, the most of any news organization...

has called Sequoia "one of the top venture firms in the Valley
Silicon Valley
Silicon Valley is a term which refers to the southern part of the San Francisco Bay Area in Northern California in the United States. The region is home to many of the world's largest technology corporations...

" and has said that it is "among the most successful venture firms in Silicon Valley." The Washington Post
The Washington Post
The Washington Post is Washington, D.C.'s largest newspaper and its oldest still-existing paper, founded in 1877. Located in the capital of the United States, The Post has a particular emphasis on national politics. D.C., Maryland, and Virginia editions are printed for daily circulation...

has called Sequoia Capital "one of the pre-eminent venture capital firms in Silicon Valley." The firm is known for the companies it has funded, and it estimates that 19% of the NASDAQ
NASDAQ
The NASDAQ Stock Market, also known as the NASDAQ, is an American stock exchange. "NASDAQ" originally stood for "National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations". It is the second-largest stock exchange by market capitalization in the world, after the New York Stock Exchange. As of...

’s value is made up of firms Sequoia has funded.

Sequoia has funded companies including Apple, Aruba Networks
Aruba Networks
Aruba Networks, Inc. is a networking vendor selling enterprise wireless LAN and edge access networking equipment. The company has over 500 employees and is headquartered in Sunnyvale, CA...

, Google
Google
Google Inc. is an American multinational public corporation invested in Internet search, cloud computing, and advertising technologies. Google hosts and develops a number of Internet-based services and products, and generates profit primarily from advertising through its AdWords program...

, YouTube
YouTube
YouTube is a video-sharing website, created by three former PayPal employees in February 2005, on which users can upload, view and share videos....

, PayPal
PayPal
PayPal is an American-based global e-commerce business allowing payments and money transfers to be made through the Internet. Online money transfers serve as electronic alternatives to paying with traditional paper methods, such as checks and money orders....

, Cisco Systems
Cisco Systems
Cisco Systems, Inc. is an American multinational corporation headquartered in San Jose, California, United States, that designs and sells consumer electronics, networking, voice, and communications technology and services. Cisco has more than 70,000 employees and annual revenue of US$...

, Oracle
Oracle Corporation
Oracle Corporation is an American multinational computer technology corporation that specializes in developing and marketing hardware systems and enterprise software products – particularly database management systems...

, Electronic Arts
Electronic Arts
Electronic Arts, Inc. is a major American developer, marketer, publisher and distributor of video games. Founded and incorporated on May 28, 1982 by Trip Hawkins, the company was a pioneer of the early home computer games industry and was notable for promoting the designers and programmers...

, Yahoo!
Yahoo!
Yahoo! Inc. is an American multinational internet corporation headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, United States. The company is perhaps best known for its web portal, search engine , Yahoo! Directory, Yahoo! Mail, Yahoo! News, Yahoo! Groups, Yahoo! Answers, advertising, online mapping ,...

, NVIDIA
NVIDIA
Nvidia is an American global technology company based in Santa Clara, California. Nvidia is best known for its graphics processors . Nvidia and chief rival AMD Graphics Techonologies have dominated the high performance GPU market, pushing other manufacturers to smaller, niche roles...

, Navigenics
Navigenics
Navigenics, Inc. is a privately held personal genomics company, based in Foster City, California, that uses genetic testing to help people determine their individual risk for dozens of health conditions....

, Cotendo
Cotendo
Cotendo, Inc. is a content delivery networkand an application delivery networkservice provider. The company's headquarters are in Sunnyvale, California, with research and development based in Netanya, Israel.- Mobile Acceleration Suite :...

, Atari
Atari
Atari is a corporate and brand name owned by several entities since its inception in 1972. It is currently owned by Atari Interactive, a wholly owned subsidiary of the French publisher Atari, SA . The original Atari, Inc. was founded in 1972 by Nolan Bushnell and Ted Dabney. It was a pioneer in...

, Ameritox
Ameritox
| name = | logo = | type = Private | genre = | foundation = Baltimore, MD | founder = | location_city = Baltimore, MD | location_country = United States | location =...

, Kayak
Kayak.com
KAYAK is a technology company providing online travel tools through its global family of websites and mobile applications. Started by cofounders of Expedia, Orbitz, and Travelocity, KAYAK allows users to compare information from hundreds of other travel websites in one display when booking travel...

, Meebo
Meebo
Meebo is a social platform connecting users with their friends across the web. It began in 2005 as a browser based instant messaging program which supported multiple IM services, including Yahoo! Messenger, Windows Live Messenger, AIM, ICQ, MySpaceIM, Facebook Chat, Google Talk, CafeMom and...

, Admob
AdMob
AdMob is a mobile advertising company founded by Omar Hamoui. The name AdMob is a portmanteau for "advertising on mobile". It was incorporated in 2006 and is based in San Mateo, California. In November 2009 it was acquired by Google for $750 million. The acquisition was completed on May 27, 2010....

, Zappos, Green Dot
Green Dot Corporation
Green Dot Corporation is an issuer of prepaid MasterCard and Visa cards in the United States. These products are available at nearly 50,000 retail stores, including CVS, Rite Aid, Walgreens, and RadioShack; as well as with discounted offerings at Meijer and Wal-Mart.The cards may be used like...

 and LinkedIn
LinkedIn
LinkedIn is a business-related social networking site. Founded in December 2002 and launched in May 2003, it is mainly used for professional networking. , LinkedIn reports more than 120 million registered users in more than 200 countries and territories. The site is available in English, French,...

. The firm has offices in the U.S., China, India and Israel. Sequoia invests in companies all over the world.

Sequoia was founded by Don Valentine
Don Valentine
Donald T. "Don" Valentine is an influential venture capitalist who concentrates mainly on technology companies in the United States. He has been called the "grandfather of Silicon Valley venture capital"...

 in 1972. The firm's partners include Don Valentine
Don Valentine
Donald T. "Don" Valentine is an influential venture capitalist who concentrates mainly on technology companies in the United States. He has been called the "grandfather of Silicon Valley venture capital"...

, Jake Anderson, Mickey Arabelovic, Roelof Botha
Roelof Botha
Roelof F. Botha is a venture capitalist and company director. By training, he is a qualified actuary.Botha is a partner at Sequoia Capital and sits on the board of Eventbrite, Jawbone, Mahalo, Meebo, Nimbula, Square, Tokbox, Tumblr, Unity and Xoom...

, Scott Carter, Randy Ditzler, Michael Dixon, Jim Goetz
Jim Goetz
Jim Goetz is a venture capitalist at Sequoia Capital in Silicon Valley. He currently is on the board of directors for Barracuda Networks, Jive Software, MetaSwitch, Nimble Storage, Pocket Gems and Widgetbox....

, Michael Goguen, Gaurav Garg, Patrick Grady, Warren Hogarth, Mark Kvamme
Mark Kvamme
Mark Kvamme is a venture capitalist at Sequoia Capital in Silicon Valley.Mark joined Sequoia Capital in 1999. He currently sits on the board of LinkedIn, Mark Logic, Adbrite, Strongmail, Funny or Die and UJAM. He specializes in media, software and advertising services investments. Before Sequoia,...

, Timothy Lee, Doug Leone
Douglas Leone
Douglas M. Leone is a venture capitalist, and has been a partner at Sequoia Capital since 1993. His focus is on internet, software and communication investments. He was ranked # 11 on Forbes Magazine's Midas List in 2011. Forbes also named Leone to their list of the top 10 venture capitalists in...

, Alfred Lin
Alfred Lin
Alfred Lin is a venture capitalist at Sequoia Capital and currently sits on the board of Stella & Dot. Alfred focuses on consumer internet, enterprise and mobile companies. He was born in Taiwan and moved to New York City at the age of six or seven....

, Greg McAdoo
Greg McAdoo
Greg McAdoo is a venture capitalist at Sequoia Capital in Silicon Valley. Greg specializes in internet services, mobile, energy and technology investments. Greg currently serves on the board of Achates Power, Airbnb, Bump Technologies, Clustrix, Imageshack, Loopt, Powerfile and RockYou...

, Michael Moritz
Michael Moritz
Michael Moritz is a Welsh-American venture capitalist with Sequoia Capital in Menlo Park, California in Silicon Valley, and a former member of the board of directors of Google Inc.-Life and career:...

, Chris Olsen, Luis Robles, Bryan Schreier, David Spector, and Mark Stevens
Mark Stevens (venture capitalist)
Mark Stevens is a venture capitalist at Sequoia Capital in Menlo Park, California.Stevens obtained a Bachelor of Science and master’s degree from the University of Southern California and an MBA from Harvard University...

.

The firm


Sequoia Capital is a private equity and venture capital firm specializing in incubation, seed stage, start-up stage, early stage, and growth stage investments in private companies. It also invests in public companies. The firm seeks to invest in all sectors with a focus on services including financial services, healthcare, Internet, outsourcing, retail, and wireless; mobile; technology; software including application, infrastructure, data management, and wireless; systems including networking, infrastructure, security, and wireless; components including semiconductors with a focus on analog and mixed signal, networking, multimedia, and programmable and wireless components; and energy including alternative energy, conventional energy, energy efficiency, energy storage, and energy services.

The firm seeks to invest in companies based in the United States for early and seed stage investments. However, for growth stage investments, it does not limit its investments to any country. It invests between $100,000 and $1 million in seed stage, between $1 million and $10 million in early stage, and between $10 million and $100 million in growth stage. The firm prefers to be the first investor and business partner in a growth stage company. Sequoia Capital was founded in 1972 and is based in Menlo Park, California.
  • Financial services

Within financial services, it invests in banking, brokerage, payments, and enabling technology.
  • Healthcare

Within healthcare, the firm invests across diagnostic services, genetics services, lab services, patient services, product development services, and enabling technology companies.
  • Internet

Within Internet, it invests in advertising, communications, ecommerce, games, media, search, social networking, and enabling technology companies.
  • Mobile sector

Within the mobile sector, the firm invests in advertising, applications, devices and enabling technology companies.
  • Outsourcing

Within outsourcing, it invests across business process outsourcing, hosting services, managed services, professional services and software development services.
  • Technology

Within technology, the firm invests in semiconductor, sub-systems, systems, software, and services companies.
----
  • Other

It also invests in optical components; computer, subsystems, and communication systems; and consumer and professional services.

Portfolio


Sequoia Capital provided venture capital for the following companies:
Name First Invested Description Status
10gen
10gen
10gen is a software company that develops and provides commercial support for the open source database MongoDB.-Overview:10gen was founded in 2007 by former DoubleClick Founder and CTO Dwight Merriman and former DoubleClick engineer and ShopWiki Founder and CTO Eliot Horowitz...

{{dts|link=off|format=dmy|2010|12|1}} Creators of MongoDB
MongoDB
MongoDB is an open source, high-performance, schema-free, document-oriented database written in the C++ programming language...

, open source NoSQL database software.
Private
A123 Systems {{dts|link=off|format=dmy|2001|12|18}} Lithium-ion battery systems. IPO
Achates Power {{dts|link=off|format=dmy|2007|8|6}} Diesel engine systems. Private
AcousticEye {{dts|link=off|format=dmy|2009|12|29}} Industrial tubes monitoring systems. Private
AdBrite
AdBrite
AdBrite, Inc. is an online advertising network based in San Francisco, California. It was founded by Philip J. Kaplan and Gidon Wise.AdBrite serves advertisements on 112,009 sites, according to their published statistics , and is the 10th largest advertising network on the Internet, according to...

{{dts|link=off|format=dmy|2004|7|26}} Sell advertising on their websites and blogs Private
Acton Pharmaceuticals {{dts|link=off|format=dmy|2009|12|18}} Drug development services. Private
AdMob
AdMob
AdMob is a mobile advertising company founded by Omar Hamoui. The name AdMob is a portmanteau for "advertising on mobile". It was incorporated in 2006 and is based in San Mateo, California. In November 2009 it was acquired by Google for $750 million. The acquisition was completed on May 27, 2010....

{{dts|link=off|format=dmy|2006|5|19}} Mobile Advertising Marketplace. Acquired by Google
Google
Google Inc. is an American multinational public corporation invested in Internet search, cloud computing, and advertising technologies. Google hosts and develops a number of Internet-based services and products, and generates profit primarily from advertising through its AdWords program...

Advanced Power Projects {{dts|link=off|format=dmy|2008|3|17}} Power generation systems. Private
Airbnb
Airbnb
Airbnb is an online service that matches people seeking vacation rentals and other short-term accommodations with those with rooms to rent, generally private parties that are not professional hoteliers. The site was founded in August 2008 by Brian Chesky and Joe Gebbia. In July 2011, the company...

{{dts|link=off|format=dmy|2009|4|20}} Peer-to-peer travel network. Private
Airstrip Technologies {{dts|link=off|format=dmy|2010|8|6}} Mobile medical software. Private
Allston Trading High Frequency trading. Private
AMCC
Applied Micro Circuits Corporation
Applied Micro Circuits Corporation is a fabless semiconductor company designing network and embedded Power Architecture , and server processor ARM , optical transport and storage solutions...

{{dts|link=off|format=dmy|1987|9|15}} Provides storage, embedded hardware and software solutions. IPO
Amobee Media Systems
Amobee Media Systems
Amobee, founded in 2005 by Gil Shulman, Saul Rurka and Zohar Levkovitz, is an end-to-end mobile advertising solution and service for large-scale advertisers, developers, publishers and operators. Amobee enables its customers to run targeted mobile ad campaigns on a global scale...

{{dts|link=off|format=dmy|2005|01|07}} Mobile Advertising Systems for Mobile Operators. Private
Aobi {{dts|link=off|format=dmy|2010|03|31}} Children's social networking services. Private
Aotian {{dts|link=off|format=dmy|2010|12|9}} Mobile travel management services. Private
Appirio
Appirio
Appirio Inc. is an information technology consulting company headquartered in San Mateo, California that offers technology and professional services to companies wishing to adopt public cloud applications...

{{dts|link=off|format=dmy|2008|6|20}} SaaS systems integration services. Private
Applabs Pvt Ltd {{dts|link=off|format=dmy|1999|1|1}} Software Testing Company. Private
Apple Inc. {{dts|link=off|format=dmy|1978|1|1}} Designs and manufactures consumer electronics. IPO
Aricent
Aricent
Aricent Group is a global innovation and technology services company. The company develops software and provides technology services to application, infrastructure, and service providers with operations in 19 countries worldwide....

{{dts|link=off|format=dmy|2006|9|1}} Independent communications software company. Private
Aruba Networks
Aruba Networks
Aruba Networks, Inc. is a networking vendor selling enterprise wireless LAN and edge access networking equipment. The company has over 500 employees and is headquartered in Sunnyvale, CA...

{{dts|link=off|format=dmy|2002|4|19}} Delivers enterprise network access to users IPO
AssureRx Health {{dts|link=off|format=dmy|2011|3|25}} Personalized medicine company specializing in pharmacogenetics. Private
Atari
Atari
Atari is a corporate and brand name owned by several entities since its inception in 1972. It is currently owned by Atari Interactive, a wholly owned subsidiary of the French publisher Atari, SA . The original Atari, Inc. was founded in 1972 by Nolan Bushnell and Ted Dabney. It was a pioneer in...

{{dts|link=off|format=dmy|1975}} Coin-operated video games, coin-operated pinball machines and home game consoles.
Atom Entertainment
Atom Entertainment
Atom Entertainment is an Internet entertainment company which operates Atom Films, Shockwave.com, AddictingGames.com, and AtomUploads.com, formerly known as AddictingClips.com....

{{dts|link=off|format=dmy|2000|1|14}} Distributes casual games, short films, and animations on the web. Acquired by Viacom/MTV
Attenti {{dts|link=off|format=dmy|2009|3|26}} Provider of remote people monitoring technologies. Acquired by 3M
Axtria {{dts|link=off|format=dmy|2009|12|14}} Data analytics services. Private
Barracuda Networks
Barracuda Networks
Barracuda Networks, Inc. is a privately held company providing security, networking and storage solutions based on appliances and cloud services. The company’s security products include solutions for protection against email, web surfing, web hackers and instant messaging threats such as spam,...

{{dts|link=off|format=dmy|2006|1|9}} Network security appliance vendor. Private
BestStudy {{dts|link=off|format=dmy|2011|1|21}} K–12 tutoring services. Private
Bihu.com {{dts|link=off|format=dmy|2007|12|14}} In-game instant messaging services. Private
Birst
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Sequoia Capital is a Californian venture capital firm located on Sand Hill Road
Sand Hill Road
Sand Hill Road is a road in Menlo Park, California, notable for its concentration of venture capital companies. Its significance as a symbol of private equity in the United States may be compared to that of Wall Street in the stock market...

 in Menlo Park, California
Menlo Park, California
Menlo Park, California is a city at the eastern edge of San Mateo County, in the San Francisco Bay Area of California, in the United States. It is bordered by San Francisco Bay on the north and east; East Palo Alto, Palo Alto, and Stanford to the south; Atherton, North Fair Oaks, and Redwood City...

. The Wall Street Journal
The Wall Street Journal
The Wall Street Journal is an American English-language international daily newspaper. It is published in New York City by Dow Jones & Company, a division of News Corporation, along with the Asian and European editions of the Journal....

has called Sequoia Capital "one of the highest-caliber venture firms", and noted that it is "one of Silicon Valley's most influential venture-capital firms". The New York Times
The New York Times
The New York Times is an American daily newspaper founded and continuously published in New York City since 1851. The New York Times has won 106 Pulitzer Prizes, the most of any news organization...

has called Sequoia "one of the top venture firms in the Valley
Silicon Valley
Silicon Valley is a term which refers to the southern part of the San Francisco Bay Area in Northern California in the United States. The region is home to many of the world's largest technology corporations...

" and has said that it is "among the most successful venture firms in Silicon Valley." The Washington Post
The Washington Post
The Washington Post is Washington, D.C.'s largest newspaper and its oldest still-existing paper, founded in 1877. Located in the capital of the United States, The Post has a particular emphasis on national politics. D.C., Maryland, and Virginia editions are printed for daily circulation...

has called Sequoia Capital "one of the pre-eminent venture capital firms in Silicon Valley." The firm is known for the companies it has funded, and it estimates that 19% of the NASDAQ
NASDAQ
The NASDAQ Stock Market, also known as the NASDAQ, is an American stock exchange. "NASDAQ" originally stood for "National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations". It is the second-largest stock exchange by market capitalization in the world, after the New York Stock Exchange. As of...

’s value is made up of firms Sequoia has funded.

Sequoia has funded companies including Apple, Aruba Networks
Aruba Networks
Aruba Networks, Inc. is a networking vendor selling enterprise wireless LAN and edge access networking equipment. The company has over 500 employees and is headquartered in Sunnyvale, CA...

, Google
Google
Google Inc. is an American multinational public corporation invested in Internet search, cloud computing, and advertising technologies. Google hosts and develops a number of Internet-based services and products, and generates profit primarily from advertising through its AdWords program...

, YouTube
YouTube
YouTube is a video-sharing website, created by three former PayPal employees in February 2005, on which users can upload, view and share videos....

, PayPal
PayPal
PayPal is an American-based global e-commerce business allowing payments and money transfers to be made through the Internet. Online money transfers serve as electronic alternatives to paying with traditional paper methods, such as checks and money orders....

, Cisco Systems
Cisco Systems
Cisco Systems, Inc. is an American multinational corporation headquartered in San Jose, California, United States, that designs and sells consumer electronics, networking, voice, and communications technology and services. Cisco has more than 70,000 employees and annual revenue of US$...

, Oracle
Oracle Corporation
Oracle Corporation is an American multinational computer technology corporation that specializes in developing and marketing hardware systems and enterprise software products – particularly database management systems...

, Electronic Arts
Electronic Arts
Electronic Arts, Inc. is a major American developer, marketer, publisher and distributor of video games. Founded and incorporated on May 28, 1982 by Trip Hawkins, the company was a pioneer of the early home computer games industry and was notable for promoting the designers and programmers...

, Yahoo!
Yahoo!
Yahoo! Inc. is an American multinational internet corporation headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, United States. The company is perhaps best known for its web portal, search engine , Yahoo! Directory, Yahoo! Mail, Yahoo! News, Yahoo! Groups, Yahoo! Answers, advertising, online mapping ,...

, NVIDIA
NVIDIA
Nvidia is an American global technology company based in Santa Clara, California. Nvidia is best known for its graphics processors . Nvidia and chief rival AMD Graphics Techonologies have dominated the high performance GPU market, pushing other manufacturers to smaller, niche roles...

, Navigenics
Navigenics
Navigenics, Inc. is a privately held personal genomics company, based in Foster City, California, that uses genetic testing to help people determine their individual risk for dozens of health conditions....

, Cotendo
Cotendo
Cotendo, Inc. is a content delivery networkand an application delivery networkservice provider. The company's headquarters are in Sunnyvale, California, with research and development based in Netanya, Israel.- Mobile Acceleration Suite :...

, Atari
Atari
Atari is a corporate and brand name owned by several entities since its inception in 1972. It is currently owned by Atari Interactive, a wholly owned subsidiary of the French publisher Atari, SA . The original Atari, Inc. was founded in 1972 by Nolan Bushnell and Ted Dabney. It was a pioneer in...

, Ameritox
Ameritox
| name = | logo = | type = Private | genre = | foundation = Baltimore, MD | founder = | location_city = Baltimore, MD | location_country = United States | location =...

, Kayak
Kayak.com
KAYAK is a technology company providing online travel tools through its global family of websites and mobile applications. Started by cofounders of Expedia, Orbitz, and Travelocity, KAYAK allows users to compare information from hundreds of other travel websites in one display when booking travel...

, Meebo
Meebo
Meebo is a social platform connecting users with their friends across the web. It began in 2005 as a browser based instant messaging program which supported multiple IM services, including Yahoo! Messenger, Windows Live Messenger, AIM, ICQ, MySpaceIM, Facebook Chat, Google Talk, CafeMom and...

, Admob
AdMob
AdMob is a mobile advertising company founded by Omar Hamoui. The name AdMob is a portmanteau for "advertising on mobile". It was incorporated in 2006 and is based in San Mateo, California. In November 2009 it was acquired by Google for $750 million. The acquisition was completed on May 27, 2010....

, Zappos, Green Dot
Green Dot Corporation
Green Dot Corporation is an issuer of prepaid MasterCard and Visa cards in the United States. These products are available at nearly 50,000 retail stores, including CVS, Rite Aid, Walgreens, and RadioShack; as well as with discounted offerings at Meijer and Wal-Mart.The cards may be used like...

 and LinkedIn
LinkedIn
LinkedIn is a business-related social networking site. Founded in December 2002 and launched in May 2003, it is mainly used for professional networking. , LinkedIn reports more than 120 million registered users in more than 200 countries and territories. The site is available in English, French,...

. The firm has offices in the U.S., China, India and Israel. Sequoia invests in companies all over the world.

Sequoia was founded by Don Valentine
Don Valentine
Donald T. "Don" Valentine is an influential venture capitalist who concentrates mainly on technology companies in the United States. He has been called the "grandfather of Silicon Valley venture capital"...

 in 1972. The firm's partners include Don Valentine
Don Valentine
Donald T. "Don" Valentine is an influential venture capitalist who concentrates mainly on technology companies in the United States. He has been called the "grandfather of Silicon Valley venture capital"...

, Jake Anderson, Mickey Arabelovic, Roelof Botha
Roelof Botha
Roelof F. Botha is a venture capitalist and company director. By training, he is a qualified actuary.Botha is a partner at Sequoia Capital and sits on the board of Eventbrite, Jawbone, Mahalo, Meebo, Nimbula, Square, Tokbox, Tumblr, Unity and Xoom...

, Scott Carter, Randy Ditzler, Michael Dixon, Jim Goetz
Jim Goetz
Jim Goetz is a venture capitalist at Sequoia Capital in Silicon Valley. He currently is on the board of directors for Barracuda Networks, Jive Software, MetaSwitch, Nimble Storage, Pocket Gems and Widgetbox....

, Michael Goguen, Gaurav Garg, Patrick Grady, Warren Hogarth, Mark Kvamme
Mark Kvamme
Mark Kvamme is a venture capitalist at Sequoia Capital in Silicon Valley.Mark joined Sequoia Capital in 1999. He currently sits on the board of LinkedIn, Mark Logic, Adbrite, Strongmail, Funny or Die and UJAM. He specializes in media, software and advertising services investments. Before Sequoia,...

, Timothy Lee, Doug Leone
Douglas Leone
Douglas M. Leone is a venture capitalist, and has been a partner at Sequoia Capital since 1993. His focus is on internet, software and communication investments. He was ranked # 11 on Forbes Magazine's Midas List in 2011. Forbes also named Leone to their list of the top 10 venture capitalists in...

, Alfred Lin
Alfred Lin
Alfred Lin is a venture capitalist at Sequoia Capital and currently sits on the board of Stella & Dot. Alfred focuses on consumer internet, enterprise and mobile companies. He was born in Taiwan and moved to New York City at the age of six or seven....

, Greg McAdoo
Greg McAdoo
Greg McAdoo is a venture capitalist at Sequoia Capital in Silicon Valley. Greg specializes in internet services, mobile, energy and technology investments. Greg currently serves on the board of Achates Power, Airbnb, Bump Technologies, Clustrix, Imageshack, Loopt, Powerfile and RockYou...

, Michael Moritz
Michael Moritz
Michael Moritz is a Welsh-American venture capitalist with Sequoia Capital in Menlo Park, California in Silicon Valley, and a former member of the board of directors of Google Inc.-Life and career:...

, Chris Olsen, Luis Robles, Bryan Schreier, David Spector, and Mark Stevens
Mark Stevens (venture capitalist)
Mark Stevens is a venture capitalist at Sequoia Capital in Menlo Park, California.Stevens obtained a Bachelor of Science and master’s degree from the University of Southern California and an MBA from Harvard University...

.

The firm


Sequoia Capital is a private equity and venture capital firm specializing in incubation, seed stage, start-up stage, early stage, and growth stage investments in private companies. It also invests in public companies. The firm seeks to invest in all sectors with a focus on services including financial services, healthcare, Internet, outsourcing, retail, and wireless; mobile; technology; software including application, infrastructure, data management, and wireless; systems including networking, infrastructure, security, and wireless; components including semiconductors with a focus on analog and mixed signal, networking, multimedia, and programmable and wireless components; and energy including alternative energy, conventional energy, energy efficiency, energy storage, and energy services.

The firm seeks to invest in companies based in the United States for early and seed stage investments. However, for growth stage investments, it does not limit its investments to any country. It invests between $100,000 and $1 million in seed stage, between $1 million and $10 million in early stage, and between $10 million and $100 million in growth stage. The firm prefers to be the first investor and business partner in a growth stage company. Sequoia Capital was founded in 1972 and is based in Menlo Park, California.
  • Financial services

Within financial services, it invests in banking, brokerage, payments, and enabling technology.
  • Healthcare

Within healthcare, the firm invests across diagnostic services, genetics services, lab services, patient services, product development services, and enabling technology companies.
  • Internet

Within Internet, it invests in advertising, communications, ecommerce, games, media, search, social networking, and enabling technology companies.
  • Mobile sector

Within the mobile sector, the firm invests in advertising, applications, devices and enabling technology companies.
  • Outsourcing

Within outsourcing, it invests across business process outsourcing, hosting services, managed services, professional services and software development services.
  • Technology

Within technology, the firm invests in semiconductor, sub-systems, systems, software, and services companies.
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  • Other

It also invests in optical components; computer, subsystems, and communication systems; and consumer and professional services.

Portfolio


Sequoia Capital provided venture capital for the following companies:
Name First Invested Description Status
10gen
10gen
10gen is a software company that develops and provides commercial support for the open source database MongoDB.-Overview:10gen was founded in 2007 by former DoubleClick Founder and CTO Dwight Merriman and former DoubleClick engineer and ShopWiki Founder and CTO Eliot Horowitz...

{{dts|link=off|format=dmy|2010|12|1}} Creators of MongoDB
MongoDB
MongoDB is an open source, high-performance, schema-free, document-oriented database written in the C++ programming language...

, open source NoSQL database software.
Private
A123 Systems {{dts|link=off|format=dmy|2001|12|18}} Lithium-ion battery systems. IPO
Achates Power {{dts|link=off|format=dmy|2007|8|6}} Diesel engine systems. Private
AcousticEye {{dts|link=off|format=dmy|2009|12|29}} Industrial tubes monitoring systems. Private
AdBrite
AdBrite
AdBrite, Inc. is an online advertising network based in San Francisco, California. It was founded by Philip J. Kaplan and Gidon Wise.AdBrite serves advertisements on 112,009 sites, according to their published statistics , and is the 10th largest advertising network on the Internet, according to...

{{dts|link=off|format=dmy|2004|7|26}} Sell advertising on their websites and blogs Private
Acton Pharmaceuticals {{dts|link=off|format=dmy|2009|12|18}} Drug development services. Private
AdMob
AdMob
AdMob is a mobile advertising company founded by Omar Hamoui. The name AdMob is a portmanteau for "advertising on mobile". It was incorporated in 2006 and is based in San Mateo, California. In November 2009 it was acquired by Google for $750 million. The acquisition was completed on May 27, 2010....

{{dts|link=off|format=dmy|2006|5|19}} Mobile Advertising Marketplace. Acquired by Google
Google
Google Inc. is an American multinational public corporation invested in Internet search, cloud computing, and advertising technologies. Google hosts and develops a number of Internet-based services and products, and generates profit primarily from advertising through its AdWords program...

Advanced Power Projects {{dts|link=off|format=dmy|2008|3|17}} Power generation systems. Private
Airbnb
Airbnb
Airbnb is an online service that matches people seeking vacation rentals and other short-term accommodations with those with rooms to rent, generally private parties that are not professional hoteliers. The site was founded in August 2008 by Brian Chesky and Joe Gebbia. In July 2011, the company...

{{dts|link=off|format=dmy|2009|4|20}} Peer-to-peer travel network. Private
Airstrip Technologies {{dts|link=off|format=dmy|2010|8|6}} Mobile medical software. Private
Allston Trading High Frequency trading. Private
AMCC
Applied Micro Circuits Corporation
Applied Micro Circuits Corporation is a fabless semiconductor company designing network and embedded Power Architecture , and server processor ARM , optical transport and storage solutions...

{{dts|link=off|format=dmy|1987|9|15}} Provides storage, embedded hardware and software solutions. IPO
Amobee Media Systems
Amobee Media Systems
Amobee, founded in 2005 by Gil Shulman, Saul Rurka and Zohar Levkovitz, is an end-to-end mobile advertising solution and service for large-scale advertisers, developers, publishers and operators. Amobee enables its customers to run targeted mobile ad campaigns on a global scale...

{{dts|link=off|format=dmy|2005|01|07}} Mobile Advertising Systems for Mobile Operators. Private
Aobi {{dts|link=off|format=dmy|2010|03|31}} Children's social networking services. Private
Aotian {{dts|link=off|format=dmy|2010|12|9}} Mobile travel management services. Private
Appirio
Appirio
Appirio Inc. is an information technology consulting company headquartered in San Mateo, California that offers technology and professional services to companies wishing to adopt public cloud applications...

{{dts|link=off|format=dmy|2008|6|20}} SaaS systems integration services. Private
Applabs Pvt Ltd {{dts|link=off|format=dmy|1999|1|1}} Software Testing Company. Private
Apple Inc. {{dts|link=off|format=dmy|1978|1|1}} Designs and manufactures consumer electronics. IPO
Aricent
Aricent
Aricent Group is a global innovation and technology services company. The company develops software and provides technology services to application, infrastructure, and service providers with operations in 19 countries worldwide....

{{dts|link=off|format=dmy|2006|9|1}} Independent communications software company. Private
Aruba Networks
Aruba Networks
Aruba Networks, Inc. is a networking vendor selling enterprise wireless LAN and edge access networking equipment. The company has over 500 employees and is headquartered in Sunnyvale, CA...

{{dts|link=off|format=dmy|2002|4|19}} Delivers enterprise network access to users IPO
AssureRx Health {{dts|link=off|format=dmy|2011|3|25}} Personalized medicine company specializing in pharmacogenetics. Private
Atari
Atari
Atari is a corporate and brand name owned by several entities since its inception in 1972. It is currently owned by Atari Interactive, a wholly owned subsidiary of the French publisher Atari, SA . The original Atari, Inc. was founded in 1972 by Nolan Bushnell and Ted Dabney. It was a pioneer in...

{{dts|link=off|format=dmy|1975}} Coin-operated video games, coin-operated pinball machines and home game consoles.
Atom Entertainment
Atom Entertainment
Atom Entertainment is an Internet entertainment company which operates Atom Films, Shockwave.com, AddictingGames.com, and AtomUploads.com, formerly known as AddictingClips.com....

{{dts|link=off|format=dmy|2000|1|14}} Distributes casual games, short films, and animations on the web. Acquired by Viacom/MTV
Attenti {{dts|link=off|format=dmy|2009|3|26}} Provider of remote people monitoring technologies. Acquired by 3M
Axtria {{dts|link=off|format=dmy|2009|12|14}} Data analytics services. Private
Barracuda Networks
Barracuda Networks
Barracuda Networks, Inc. is a privately held company providing security, networking and storage solutions based on appliances and cloud services. The company’s security products include solutions for protection against email, web surfing, web hackers and instant messaging threats such as spam,...

{{dts|link=off|format=dmy|2006|1|9}} Network security appliance vendor. Private
BestStudy {{dts|link=off|format=dmy|2011|1|21}} K–12 tutoring services. Private
Bihu.com {{dts|link=off|format=dmy|2007|12|14}} In-game instant messaging services. Private
Birst {{dts|link=off|format=dmy
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|SaaS Business Intelligence
|Private
|-
|Blippy
Blippy
Blippy is a social media sharing site operated from Palo Alto, California by a company of the same name, for users to post and follow each other's updates about their purchases of goods and services. It has been described as the "Twitter of personal finance", and is often compared with Twitter...


|{{dts|link=off|format=dmy|2009|12|8}}
|Social messaging service for goods and products purchases.
|Private
|-
|Boyaa
|{{dts|link=off|format=dmy|2011|1|7}}
|Social network gaming.
|Private
|-
|C12 Energy
|{{dts|link=off|format=dmy|2008|9|12}}
|CO2 Sequestration and Enhanced Oil Recovery.
|Private
|-
|Café Coffee Day
Cafe Coffee Day
Café Coffee Day is a division of India's largest coffee conglomerate, Amalgamated Bean Coffee Trading Company Ltd. . ABCTCL grows coffee in its own estates of 10,000 acres . The land value of the plantations is US$250–300 million. It is the largest producer of Arabica beans in Asia...


|{{dts|link=off|format=dmy|2006|7|14}}
|Coffee distribution and retail services.
|Private
|-
|Cafepress
|{{dts|link=off|format=dmy|2005|1|21}}
|Print-on-demand ecommerce site.
|Private
|-
|Celon Labs
|{{dts|link=off|format=dmy|2010|10|5}}
|Oncology pharmaceutical products.
|Private
|-
|CERNET-Koncept
|{{dts|link=off|format=dmy|2008|7|17}}
|College social networking services.
|Private
|-
|Challenge Games
|{{dts|link=off|format=dmy|2007|9|24}}
|Online casual gaming services.
|Acquired by Zynga
Zynga
Zynga is a social network game developer located in San Francisco, United States. The company develops browser-based games that work both stand-alone and as application widgets on social networking websites such as Facebook and MySpace....


|-
|Churn Labs
|{{dts|link=off|format=dmy|2011|2|10}}
|The startup builder
|Private
|-
|Clickatell (Pty) Ltd
|{{dts|link=off|format=dmy|2007}}
|Global mobile messaging company
|Private
|-
|Clustrix
|{{dts|link=off|format=dmy|2006|6|15}}
|Enterprise infrastructure software.
|Private
|-
|Clean Cell International
|{{dts|link=off|format=dmy|2008|10|1}}
|Renewable energy technology
|Private
|-
|Cisco
Cisco
Cisco may refer to:Companies:*Cisco Systems, a computer networking company* Certis CISCO, corporatised entity of the former Commercial and Industrial Security Corporation in Singapore...


|{{dts|link=off|format=dmy|1987|12|14}}
|Networking hardware, software, and services.
|IPO
|-
|Cloudshare
CloudShare
CloudShare is a cloud computing provider which enables users to create, replicate and share fully functional IT environments in the Cloud. The company was founded in January 2007 in Israel and is now headquartered in San Mateo, California...


|{{dts|link=off|format=dmy|2008|4|3}}
|Virtual sales engagement software.
|Private
|-
|Cotendo
Cotendo
Cotendo, Inc. is a content delivery networkand an application delivery networkservice provider. The company's headquarters are in Sunnyvale, California, with research and development based in Netanya, Israel.- Mobile Acceleration Suite :...


|{{dts|link=off|format=dmy|2008|1|25}}
|Software-focused CDN technologies.
|Private
|-
|Color
|{{dts|link=off|format=dmy|2011|3|24}}
|Mobile proximity-based data mining.
|Private
|-
|Comviva
Comviva
Comviva Technologies Ltd is one of India’s largest providers of value-added services for mobile operators and one of the top 3 providers of "integrated value added solutions" for mobile operators in rapidly growing markets...


|{{dts|link=off|format=dmy|2006|1|10}}
|Leading Integrated VAS Solutions Provider.
|Private
|-
|Correlix
|{{dts|link=off|format=dmy|2008|8|22}}
|Latency Intelligence systems.
|Private
|-
|DataStax
|{{dts|link=off|format=dmy|2010|7|1}}
|Cassandra software and services.
|Private
|-
|Dadida
|{{dts|link=off|format=dmy|2011|2|18}}
|Children's apparel.
|Private
|-
|Documentum
Documentum
Documentum is an enterprise content management platform, now delivered by EMC Corporation, as well as the name of the software company that originally developed the technology. EMC acquired Documentum for $1.7 billion in December, 2003...


|{{dts|link=off|format=dmy|1993|10|18}}
|Enterprise content management.
|IPO and later acquired by EMC Corporation
EMC Corporation
EMC Corporation , a Financial Times Global 500, Fortune 500 and S&P 500 company, develops, delivers and supports information infrastructure and virtual infrastructure hardware, software, and services. EMC is headquartered in Hopkinton, Massachusetts, USA.Former Intel executive Richard Egan and his...


|-
|Dongpeng
|{{dts|link=off|format=dmy|2010|8|13}}
|Cermamic tile manufacturing and distribution.
|Private
|-
|Dropbox
Dropbox (storage provider)
Dropbox is a Web-based file hosting service operated by Dropbox, Inc. that uses cloud storage to enable users to store and share files and folders with others across the Internet using file synchronization. It was founded in 2007 by MIT graduates Drew Houston and Arash Ferdowsi as a Y Combinator...


|{{dts|link=off|format=dmy|2007|9|24}}
|File sharing and storage.
|Private
|-
|Druva
Druva
Druva is a regional newspaper published in Latvia.Druva is also a software company registered under the name Druva Software in India and Druva Inc in US ....


|{{dts|link=off|format=dmy|2010|3|23}}
|Data protection software.
|Private
|-
|eCardio
|{{dts|link=off|format=dmy|2009|6|6}}
|Provider of products and services that improve the diagnosis of cardiac arrhythmias.
|Private
|-
|Eddingpharm
|{{dts|link=off|format=dmy|2010|8|4}}
|Consumer pharmaceutical products.
|Private
|-
|eMeter
|{{dts|link=off|format=dmy|2009|7|15}}
|Provider of comprehensive, enterprise-scale, energy information management solutions for utility mass market and C&I deployment.
|Private
|-
|Electronic Arts
Electronic Arts
Electronic Arts, Inc. is a major American developer, marketer, publisher and distributor of video games. Founded and incorporated on May 28, 1982 by Trip Hawkins, the company was a pioneer of the early home computer games industry and was notable for promoting the designers and programmers...


|{{dts|link=off|format=dmy|1982|12|6}}
|Distributor of computer and video games.
|IPO
|-
|Eloan
|{{dts|link=off|format=dmy|1998|9|2}}
|Financial services company that offering home mortgage, home equity, and auto loans.
|IPO
|-
|Equitas
Equitas
Equitas is the general label given to a group of companies linked to Lloyd's of London. It was set up in 1996 specifically to reinsure liabilities that had accumulated in the syndicates at Lloyd's of London on policies written from the 1930s up to and including 1992. This business was reinsured by...


|{{dts|link=off|format=dmy|2009|12|23}}
|Microfinance services.
|Private
|-
|Eventbrite
Eventbrite
- Overview :Eventbrite is a website that allows event organizers to plan, set up ticket sales and promote events of any size and publicize them across Facebook, Twitter and other social-networking tools directly from the site's interface. It also enables attendees to find and purchase tickets to...


|{{dts|link=off|format=dmy|2009|10|30}}
|Online event management and ticketing services.
|Private
|-
|Evernote
EverNote
Evernote is a suite of software and services designed for notetaking and archiving. A "note" can be a piece of formatted text, a full webpage or webpage excerpt, a photograph, a voice memo, or a handwritten "ink" note. Notes can also have file attachments...


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|Multi-platform Note Syncing Service
|Private
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|Faaso's
|{{dts|link=off|format=dmy|2011|10|12}}
|Fast food chain in India
|Private
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|FireEye, Inc.
FireEye, Inc.
FireEye is a Milpitas, California-based network security company that provides dynamic malware protection and automated threat forensics. Its main product line is the Malware Protection System with versions for Web security, Email security, and Malware Analysis researchers.-History:FireEye was...


|{{dts|link=off|format=dmy|2004|3|1}}
|Provider of network security and malware protection systems.
|Private
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|First Republic Bank
First Republic Bank
First Republic Bank is a bank and wealth management company offering personal banking, business banking, trust and wealth management services. The bank specializes in delivering personalized relationship-based service through preferred banking or trust offices on the US East and West Coasts,...


|{{dts|link=off|format=dmy|2010|6|18}}
|Private banking services.
|Private
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|FirstSource
Firstsource
Firstsource is a provider of Business Process Outsourcing services headquartered in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. Firstsource provides customized business process management to customers in the Banking & Financial Services, customer services, Telecom & Media and Healthcare sectors...


|{{dts|link=off|format=dmy|2001|6|13}}
|Provider of business process management services.
|IPO
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|Flextronics
Flextronics
Flextronics International Ltd. is an electronics manufacturing services provider that offers services to original equipment manufacturers . It also provides supporting supply chain services, including packaging and transportation throughout the world, as well as design and after-sales...


|{{dts|link=off|format=dmy|1993|6|29}}
|Worldwide electronics design, fabrication, assembly, and test company.
|IPO
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|Followap
Followap
Followap in 1999, was a leading provider of Presence and Instant Messaging solutions to the telecommunications industry. By the time it was acquired in 2006, it had over 17 mobile operators many of them tier-ones, serving a combined user base of over 200 million subscribers...


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|Mobile Instant Messaging and Presence
|Acquired by NeuStar
NeuStar
Neustar, Inc. is a provider of clearinghouse and directory services to the global communications and Internet industries.-History:Neustar was incorporated in Delaware in 1998. It started as a business unit within Lockheed Martin Corporation...


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|Fundant
|{{dts|link=off|format=dmy|2010|4|26}}
|Industrial wire products.
|Private
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|Funny or Die
Funny or Die
Funny or Die is a comedy video website founded by Will Ferrell and Adam McKay's production company, Gary Sanchez Productions with original and user-generated content. Funny or Die contains exclusive material from a number of famous contributors and also has its own Funny or Die Team, which creates...


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|Large media company with multiple vertical websites, including funnyordie.com started with comedian Will Ferrell
Will Ferrell
John William "Will" Ferrell is an American comedian, impressionist, actor, and writer. Ferrell first established himself in the late 1990s as a cast member on the NBC sketch comedy show Saturday Night Live, and has subsequently starred in the comedy films Old School, Elf, Anchorman, Talladega...

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|GameGround
|{{dts|link=off|format=dmy|2009|5|12}}
|Web-based gaming console that allows gamers to manage, maximize, and broadcast their gaming activities.
|Private
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|Ganji
|{{dts|link=off|format=dmy|2010|12|8}}
|Online classified services.
|Private
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|Gene Security Network
|{{dts|link=off|format=dmy|2007|6|8}}
|Bioinformatics technology services.
|Private
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|GeoAPI
GeoAPI
GeoAPI is a free software providing a set of Java interfaces for GIS applications. GeoAPI interfaces are derived from the abstract model and concrete specifications published collaboratively by the International Organization for Standardization in its 19100 series of documents and the Open...


|{{dts|link=off|format=dmy|2008|7|25}}
|Geo-location web services (note: this .com company is unrelated to the .org project of the same name).
|Acquired by Twitter
Twitter
Twitter is an online social networking and microblogging service that enables its users to send and read text-based posts of up to 140 characters, informally known as "tweets".Twitter was created in March 2006 by Jack Dorsey and launched that July...


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|GlobalLogic
GlobalLogic
GlobalLogic is an offshore software R&D services company that was founded in 2000 by Rajul Garg, Sanjay Singh, Manoj Agarwala and Tarun Upadhyay and has headquarters in McLean, Virginia and San Jose, California. It is a privately held company funded by New Enterprise Associates, Sequoia Capital,...


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|Outsourced software development services.
|Private
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|Glocal
|{{dts|link=off|format=dmy|2011|1|28}}
|Rural hospital services.
|Private
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|Goldsquare
|{{dts|link=off|format=dmy|2010|12|2}}
|Invitation-based online shopping services.
|Private
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|Google
Google
Google Inc. is an American multinational public corporation invested in Internet search, cloud computing, and advertising technologies. Google hosts and develops a number of Internet-based services and products, and generates profit primarily from advertising through its AdWords program...


|{{dts|link=off|format=dmy|1999|5|26}}
|Search Engine.
|IPO
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|Gracenote
Gracenote
Gracenote, Inc., formerly called CDDB , is a company that maintains and licenses an Internet-accessible database containing information about the contents of audio compact discs and vinyl records. It provides software and metadata to businesses that enable their customers to manage and search...


|{{dts|link=off|format=dmy|2002|6|26}}
|Digital media data management software.
|Private
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|Green Dot Corporation
Green Dot Corporation
Green Dot Corporation is an issuer of prepaid MasterCard and Visa cards in the United States. These products are available at nearly 50,000 retail stores, including CVS, Rite Aid, Walgreens, and RadioShack; as well as with discounted offerings at Meijer and Wal-Mart.The cards may be used like...


|{{dts|link=off|format=dmy|2003|2|27}}
|Prepaid credit cards.
|IPO
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|Greplin
|{{dts|link=off|format=dmy|2010|11|3}}
|Cloud search services.
|Private
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|Guruji.com
Guruji.com
Guruji.com is an Indian Internet search engine that is focused on providing better search results to Indian consumers, by leveraging proprietary algorithms and data in the Indian context.-The Concept:...


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|Local search services.
|Private
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|Happigo
|{{dts|link=off|format=dmy|2010|2|1}}
|TV shopping services.
|Private
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|Hayneedle
Hayneedle
Hayneedle is an online retail company based in Omaha, Nebraska, USA. The company owns and operates over 220 online niche stores featuring a wide variety of products. Hayneedle currently employs over 300 people in the Omaha Metro area. In 2009 Hayneedle, formerly known as NetShops, unveiled its new...


|{{dts|link=off|format=dmy|2006|5|12}}
|Niche retailer services.
|Private
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|Hearsay
Hearsay
Hearsay is information gathered by one person from another person concerning some event, condition, or thing of which the first person had no direct experience. When submitted as evidence, such statements are called hearsay evidence. As a legal term, "hearsay" can also have the narrower meaning of...


|{{dts|link=off|format=dmy|2010|2|23}}
|Corporate to local social media management.
|Private
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|HubSpot
HubSpot
HubSpot is a venture-funded marketing software company based in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Its customer base grew from over 1,400 in July 2009 to over 3,600 in November 2010, mainly in the USA.-History:...


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|Small business web-based marketing and sales tools.
|Private
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|Humble Bundle
|{{dts|link=off|format=dmy|2011|4|6}}
|Digital content distribution services.
|Private
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|Idea Cellular
Idea cellular
Idea Cellular, usually referred to as Idea, is an Indian wireless telecom company based in Mumbai, India. Idea is the 3rd largest mobile services operator in India, in revenue terms, and recorded of over 98.4 million customers as of August 2011....


|{{dts|link=off|format=dmy|2006|11|27}}
|Cellular services, SMS services and mobile communication devices.
|IPO
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|ImageShack
ImageShack
ImageShack is a free image hosting website. ImageShack has a subscription service but the majority of its revenue is produced from advertising related to its free image hosting. The imageshack.us Alexa ranking in September 25, 2007 was one of the top 40, but now as of September 25, 2011 it's...


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|Media hosting.
|Private
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|IMI Mobile
|{{dts|link=off|format=dmy|2009|11|4}}
|Mobile value added services.
|Private
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|Ind-Barath
|{{dts|link=off|format=dmy|2009|10|27}}
|Power generation services.
|Private
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|Inkling
|{{dts|link=off|format=dmy|2010|6|11}}
|iPad textbook publishing software.
|Private
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|Infoblox
Infoblox
Infoblox, Inc. is a privately held developer and provider of enterprise network infrastructure automation software and hardware that provide DNS, DHCP, IPAM, and NCCM network services...


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|Core network services.
|Private
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|Interlude
|{{dts|link=off|format=dmy|2011|2|17}}
|Interactive video systems.
|Private
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|Implantable Provider Group
|{{dts|link=off|format=dmy|2010|2|17}}
|Implanted devices management services.
|Private
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|Isilon
|{{dts|link=off|format=dmy|2002|7|3}}
|Modular network storage solutions designed for large digital files.
|IPO and later acquired by EMC Corporation
EMC Corporation
EMC Corporation , a Financial Times Global 500, Fortune 500 and S&P 500 company, develops, delivers and supports information infrastructure and virtual infrastructure hardware, software, and services. EMC is headquartered in Hopkinton, Massachusetts, USA.Former Intel executive Richard Egan and his...


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|ITA Software
ITA Software
ITA Software is a travel industry software company in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The company was founded by computer scientists from the MIT Artificial Intelligence Laboratory in 1996. On July 1, 2010 ITA agreed to be acquired by Google. On April 8th, 2011 the US Department of Justice approved the...


|{{dts|link=off|format=dmy|2006|1|6}}
|Airfare pricing and shopping software.
|Acquired by Google
Google
Google Inc. is an American multinational public corporation invested in Internet search, cloud computing, and advertising technologies. Google hosts and develops a number of Internet-based services and products, and generates profit primarily from advertising through its AdWords program...


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|Jajah
Jajah
Jajah is a VoIP provider, founded by Austrians Roman Scharf and Daniel Mattes in 2005. The Jajah headquarters are located in Mountain View, CA, USA, and Luxembourg. Jajah maintains a development centre in Israel...


|{{dts|link=off|format=dmy|2005|11|4}}
|Consumer VoIP services.
|Acquired by Telefonica
Telefónica
Telefónica, S.A. is a Spanish broadband and telecommunications provider in Europe and Latin America. Operating globally, it is the third largest provider in the world...


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|Jawbone (headset)
Jawbone (headset)
The Jawbone is a line of Bluetooth mobile phone headsets produced by Aliph, a privately held San Francisco-based consumer technology company founded by Alex Asseily and Hosain Rahman. Since the introduction of the line in December 2006, it has been widely regarded as one of the best Bluetooth...


|{{dts|link=off|format=dmy|2007|8|31}}
|Bluetooth headsets.
|Private
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|Jigsee
|{{dts|link=off|format=dmy|2011|3|16}}
|Enterprise VOD services.
|Private
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|Jive Software
Jive Software
Jive Software is a software company in the social business software industry based in Palo Alto, California. Founded in 2001, Jive maintains additional offices in Portland, OR, Boulder, CO, Frankfurt, Germany, Tel Aviv, Israel, and London, UK.-Products:...


|{{dts|link=off|format=dmy|2007|8|9}}
|Enterprise 2.0 collaboration software.
|Private
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|JustDial
|{{dts|link=off|format=dmy|2009|6|19}}
|Local search engine in India.
|Private
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|K12 Techno
|{{dts|link=off|format=dmy|2010|5|24}}
|Education system services.
|Private
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|Kayak.com
Kayak.com
KAYAK is a technology company providing online travel tools through its global family of websites and mobile applications. Started by cofounders of Expedia, Orbitz, and Travelocity, KAYAK allows users to compare information from hundreds of other travel websites in one display when booking travel...


|{{dts|link=off|format=dmy|2004|12|17}}
|Travel search services.
|Private
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|Kenshoo
|{{dts|link=off|format=dmy|2007|12|11}}
|Search Engine Marketing Platform.
|Private
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|Klarna
Klarna
Klarna provides payment solutions for the e-commerce sector. About 20% of all e-commerce sales in Sweden goes through Klarna. The company's payment solutions,which are built using the programming language Erlang, are offered by more than 10,000 e-stores across Europe – mainly in Germany,...


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|E-commerce payment solutions.
|Private
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|Lakoo
|{{dts|link=off|format=dmy|2010|6|7}}
|Mobile gaming software.
|Private
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|Le Gaga
|{{dts|link=off|format=dmy|2006|4|27}}
|Produce distribution services.
|IPO
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|LinkedIn
LinkedIn
LinkedIn is a business-related social networking site. Founded in December 2002 and launched in May 2003, it is mainly used for professional networking. , LinkedIn reports more than 120 million registered users in more than 200 countries and territories. The site is available in English, French,...


|{{dts|link=off|format=dmy|2003|11|7}}
|Online network that helps you find and be found by former colleagues.
|IPO
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|LogLogic
LogLogic
LogLogic is a technology company that specializes in Security Management, Compliance Reporting, and IT Operations products. LogLogic developed the first appliance-based log management platform. LogLogic's Log Management platform collects and correlates user activity and event data...


|{{dts|link=off|format=dmy|2003|10|27}}
|Log data systems.
|Private
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|Loopt
Loopt
Loopt is a company based in Mountain View, California, United States. Loopt produces mobile Location-based services that allow users to discover the world around them, and find and enjoy the friends, places and events around them....


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|Mobile social networking services.
|Private
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|Lovable
|{{dts|link=off|format=dmy|2011|11|2}}
|Women's intimate apparel.
|IPO
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|Luxim
Luxim
LUXIM, the world leader in Light Emitting Plasma technology, is a privately owned clean tech company based in Sunnyvale, California, which was founded in 2000.LUXIM manufactures a solid state electrodeless lamp lighting system...


|{{dts|link=off|format=dmy|2003|8|3}}
|Solid state high intensity light source technology.
|Private
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|LSI Logic
|{{dts|link=off|format=dmy|1981|1|20}}
|Provider of silicon, systems and software technologies.
|IPO
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|Mahalo.com
Mahalo.com
Mahalo.com is a web directory and Internet-based knowledge exchange launched in alpha test in May 2007 by Jason Calacanis...


|{{dts|link=off|format=dmy|2006|12|14}}
|Human powered search services.
|Private
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|MarkLogic
|{{dts|link=off|format=dmy|2003|2|25}}
|Database software for unstructured information.
|Private
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|Masa Maso
|{{dts|link=off|format=dmy|2009|11|20}}
|Online clothing retailer.
|Private
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|Mecox Lane
|{{dts|link=off|format=dmy|2007|12|28}}
|Mail order services.
|IPO
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|MedExpress
|{{dts|link=off|format=dmy|2010|9|21}}
|Urgent medical care services.
|Private
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|Meebo
Meebo
Meebo is a social platform connecting users with their friends across the web. It began in 2005 as a browser based instant messaging program which supported multiple IM services, including Yahoo! Messenger, Windows Live Messenger, AIM, ICQ, MySpaceIM, Facebook Chat, Google Talk, CafeMom and...


|{{dts|link=off|format=dmy|2005|12|15}}
|Instant messaging services.
|Private
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|Mellanox Technologies
|{{dts|link=off|format=dmy|1999|6|1}}
|Provider of InfiniBand
InfiniBand
InfiniBand is a switched fabric communications link used in high-performance computing and enterprise data centers. Its features include high throughput, low latency, quality of service and failover, and it is designed to be scalable...

 technology.
|IPO
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|MeLLmo
|{{dts|link=off|format=dmy|2011|9|15}}
|Mobile business intelligence data visualization app provider.
|Private
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|The Melt
|{{dts|link=off|format=dmy|2010|7|20}}
|Quick service restaurants.
|Private
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|Meraki
Meraki
Meraki is a cloud networking company that provides hardware and software for building large scale wired and wireless networks. These networks are used by businesses, schools, and other organizations that need wireless access points, multi-site wired networks, or both. It uses a centralized...


|{{dts|link=off|format=dmy|2006|15|2}}
|Mesh wireless networking.
|Private
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|Merlin Securities
|{{dts|link=off|format=dmy|2007|12|12}}
|Prime brokerage services, trading and reporting technology for hedge funds.
|Private
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|Metaswitch
Metaswitch
Metaswitch Networks is the trading name of Data Connection Ltd and Data Connection Corp, a private UK-based company that designs, develops, manufactures, and markets telecommunications hardware and software solutions to communication service providers, equipment manufacturers and large...


|{{dts|link=off|format=dmy|2008|1|7}}
|Telephony hardware and networking protocols.
|Private
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|Microchip Technology
Microchip Technology
Microchip Technology is an American manufacturer of microcontroller, memory and analog semiconductors. Its products include microcontrollers , Serial EEPROM devices, Serial SRAM devices, KEELOQ devices, radio frequency devices, thermal, power and battery management analog devices, as well as...


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|Manufacturer of microcontroller, memory and analog semiconductors.
|IPO
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|Micromax
|{{dts|link=off|format=dmy|2010|9|17}}
|Mobile handset devices.
|Private
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|Mintigo
|{{dts|link=off|format=dmy|2010|2|2}}
|Market research services.
|Private
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|Mixpanel
|{{dts|link=off|format=dmy|2011|4|28}}
|Real-time web app analytics services.
|Private
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|Netezza
Netezza
Netezza designs and markets high-performance data warehouse appliances and advanced analytics applications for uses including enterprise data warehousing, business intelligence, predictive analytics and business continuity planning....


|{{dts|link=off|format=dmy|2003|7|10}}
|Provider of enterprise data warehouse appliances.
|IPO and acquired by IBM
IBM
International Business Machines Corporation or IBM is an American multinational technology and consulting corporation headquartered in Armonk, New York, United States. IBM manufactures and sells computer hardware and software, and it offers infrastructure, hosting and consulting services in areas...

 in 2010
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|Netscreen
|{{dts|link=off|format=dmy|1998|5|21}}
|Networking and security solutions.
|IPO and later acquired by Juniper Networks
Juniper Networks
Juniper Networks is an information technology and computer networking products multinational company, founded in 1996. It is head quartered in Sunnyvale, California, USA. The company designs and sells high-performance Internet Protocol network products and services...

, Inc.
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|NetApp
|{{dts|link=off|format=dmy|1994|9|23}}
|Provides an integrated solution that enables storage, delivery, and management of network data.
|IPO
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|Nimble Storage
|{{dts|link=off|format=dmy|2010|12|1}}
|Integrated Primary/Backup storage solution, optimized with SSDs.
|Private
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|Nimbula
Nimbula
Nimbula is a startup backed by Sequoia Capital and Accel Partners based out of Mountain View. The company was founded by Chris Pinkham and Willem Van Biljon who led the team that created Amazon’s Elastic Compute Cloud . Nimbula develops cloud orchestration software for the implementation of public...


|{{dts|link=off|format=dmy|2010|10|29}}
|Cloud Infrastructure Software.
|Private
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|NVIDIA
NVIDIA
Nvidia is an American global technology company based in Santa Clara, California. Nvidia is best known for its graphics processors . Nvidia and chief rival AMD Graphics Techonologies have dominated the high performance GPU market, pushing other manufacturers to smaller, niche roles...


|{{dts|link=off|format=dmy|1993|7|2}}
|Technologies for video cards, graphics cards, notebooks, workstations, and desktop PCs.
|IPO
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|OkayBuy
|{{dts|link=off|format=dmy|2009|10|23}}
|Online shoe retailer.
|Private
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|Onavo
|{{dts|link=off|format=dmy|2011|4|1}}
|Mobile data management services.
|Private
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|OpenDNS
OpenDNS
OpenDNS is a DNS resolution service. OpenDNS extends DNS adding features such as misspelling correction, phishing protection, and optional content filtering...


|{{dts|link=off|format=dmy|2009|6|30}}
|Provides free security and infrastructure services that make the internet safer through integrated web content filtering, anti-phishing and DNS.
|Private
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|Outright
Outright
Outright is an accounting and bookkeeping application that assists small businesses and sole proprietors with managing their business income and expenses. It also provides them with a means to organize and categorize expenses for filing a Schedule C....


|{{dts|link=off|format=dmy|2009|11|2}}
|Small business bookkeeping services.
|Private
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|Paypal
PayPal
PayPal is an American-based global e-commerce business allowing payments and money transfers to be made through the Internet. Online money transfers serve as electronic alternatives to paying with traditional paper methods, such as checks and money orders....


|{{dts|link=off|format=dmy|1999|8|2}}
|Internet payment services.
|IPO and later acquired by eBay
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|Peak Sport
Peak Sport
Peak Sport Products Co., Limited is a Chinese sportswear/sports equipment company founded in 1989.PEAK has more than 20 years experience on designing, developing and manufacturing professional & casual sports apparel, footwear and accessories for the people from children to adults with good...


|{{dts|link=off|format=dmy|2007|7|13}}
|Sports foot wear, apparel & equipment.
|IPO
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|Personetics
|{{dts|link=off|format=dmy|2011|4|14}}
|Financial services customer care solutions.
|Private
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|Plaxo
Plaxo
Plaxo is an online address book and social networking service originally founded by Sean Parker, Minh Nguyen and two Stanford engineering students, Todd Masonis and Cameron Ring...


|{{dts|link=off|format=dmy|2002|3|1}}
|Address book services.
|Acquired by Comcast
Comcast
Comcast Corporation is the largest cable operator, home Internet service provider, and fourth largest home telephone service provider in the United States, providing cable television, broadband Internet, and telephone service to both residential and commercial customers in 39 states and the...

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|Pixelworks
|{{dts|link=off|format=dmy|1998|4|29}}
|Designs, develops and markets highly integrated system-on-a-chip solutions for broadband communications.
|IPO
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|PMC-Sierra
PMC-Sierra
PMC-Sierra is a fabless semiconductor company which develops and sells devices into the communications, storage, printing, and embedded computing marketplaces.-Corporate history:...


|{{dts|link=off|format=dmy|1984|1|11}}
|Broadband communications and storage chips.
|IPO
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|Pocket Gems
|{{dts|link=off|format=dmy|2010|7|16}}
|Touch based gaming services.
|Private
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|Pontis
Pontis
Pontis is a software application developed to assist in managing highway bridges and other structures. Pontis stores bridge inspection and inventory data based on the U.S. Federal Highway Administration National Bridge Inventory System coding guidelines...


|{{dts|link=off|format=dmy|2006|12|14}}
|Carrier integrated marketing software.
|Private
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|Prudent Energy
|{{dts|link=off|format=dmy|2010|2|11}}
|Energy storage systems.
|Private
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|Pure Digital Technologies
|{{dts|link=off|format=dmy|2005|3|3}}
|Digital imaging systems, including the Flip Video family of digital camcorders.
|Acquired by Cisco
Cisco
Cisco may refer to:Companies:*Cisco Systems, a computer networking company* Certis CISCO, corporatised entity of the former Commercial and Industrial Security Corporation in Singapore...

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|Qihoo
|{{dts|link=off|format=dmy|2006|1|25}}
|Mobile & internet search software.
|IPO
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|Quick Heal Technologies
|{{dts|link=off|format=dmy|2010|8|10}}
|Computer security software.
|Private
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|Rackspace
Rackspace
Rackspace US, Inc. is an IT hosting company based in San Antonio, Texas. The company also has offices in Australia, the United Kingdom, The Netherlands and Hong Kong, and data centers operating in Texas, Illinois, Virginia, the United Kingdom, and Hong Kong in late 2008...


|{{dts|link=off|format=dmy|2000|3|28}}
|Managed hosting service provider.
|IPO
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|Rayspan
|{{dts|link=off|format=dmy|2007|6|15}}
|Metamaterial air interface systems.
|Private
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|Renhe
|{{dts|link=off|format=dmy|2007|12|28}}
|Commercial property development services.
|IPO
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|RingCentral
RingCentral
RingCentral provides cloud computing based phone systems, designed to help small businesses manage mobile, fax, and email communications. Its products include RingCentral Office, RingCentral Mobile, and RingCentral Fax. - History :...


|{{dts|link=off|format=dmy|2006|12|8}}
|Small business telecommunications services.
|Private
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|RockYou
RockYou
RockYou is a developer of social games and advertising solutions for social media. RockYou is focused on the development of social game titles, including Gourmet Ranch and the Zoo World franchise...


|{{dts|link=off|format=dmy|2007|1|9}}
|Slideshow widgets.
|Private
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|Ruckus
Ruckus Wireless
Ruckus Wireless is a manufacturer of higher-end computer products for wireless Internet networking. The company deals almost completely in business computing solutions rather than home systems....


|{{dts|link=off|format=dmy|2002|11|4}}
|Smart Wi-Fi systems.
|Private
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|Satellier
Satellier
Satellier Inc. is a US based company, headquartered in Chicago, IL with operations in India. The company provides global workshare services to architecture, engineering, construction and owner-operated partners.- History :...


|{{dts|link=off|format=dmy|2000}}
|Outsourced AEC design services.
|Private
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|Satnav Technologies
|{{dts|link=off|format=dmy|2008|5|28}}
|Mobile mapping and navigation services.
|Private
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|SCIOinspire
|{{dts|link=off|format=dmy|2007|12|17}}
|Healthcare accounting services.
|Private
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|Sencha
|{{dts|link=off|format=dmy|2009|10|16}}
|Web application development software.
|Private
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|Service-now.com
|{{dts|link=off|format=dmy|2009|11|25}}
|On-demand IT service management solutions.
|Private
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|Shenghui
|{{dts|link=off|format=dmy|2010|9|27}}
|Lighting and electronics products.
|Private
|-
|Silent Communication
|{{dts|link=off|format=dmy|2007|11|}}
|Call completion services for mobile operators.
|Private
|-
|SINA
Sina
Sina is a Persian name. "Sina" comes from a Hebrew word meaning: "explorer of knowledge". It is a popular male name in Iran, largely due to Avicenna...


|{{dts|link=off|format=dmy|2010|11|24}}
|Online media and MVAS services.
|IPO
|-
|Snaptu
Snaptu
Snaptu is a free mobile application platform that runs on virtually every type of Internet-enabled mobile phone. It allows the user to access popular services, varying from social networks like Facebook, Twitter, Flickr and Picasa to entertainment news, blogs, sports and local...


|{{dts|link=off|format=dmy|2009|12}}
|Consumer applications for mass-market mobile phones.
|Private
|-
|Sourcebits
|{{dts|link=off|format=dmy|2011|05}}
|Mobile Application Development Services.
|Private
|-
|Sourcefire
Sourcefire
Sourcefire, Inc develops network security hardware and software. The Sourcefire 3D System is based on Snort, an open-source intrusion detection engine.-Background:...


|{{dts|link=off|format=dmy|2004|1|16}}
|Network security.
|IPO
|-
|Sparkle Roll
|{{dts|link=off|format=dmy|2009|12|9}}
|Multi-brand luxury goods services.
|IPO
|-
|Square
Square (payment service)
Square is an electronic payment service, and the name of the card-reading device it uses. Square allows users in the United States to accept credit cards through their mobile phones, either by swiping the card on the Square device or by manually entering the details on the phone.-Creation:The...


|{{dts|link=off|format=dmy|2011|1|10}}
|Mobile payment software.
|Private
|-
|Stardoll
Stardoll
Stardoll is a browser game for girls and boys based around the paper doll concept. Launched in 2004, the website was attracting a reported 200 thousand unique users a month ; as of September 2011 there were over 124 million users worldwide...


|{{dts|link=off|format=dmy|2006|6|15}}
|Girls social networking.
|Private
|-
|Star Health
|{{dts|link=off|format=dmy|2010|12|31}}
|Health insurance services.
|Private
|-
|Stella & Dot
|{{dts|link=off|format=dmy|2010|11|24}}
|Boutique jewelry and accessories.
|Private
|-
|Storwize
|{{dts|link=off|format=dmy|2007|6|1}}
|Storage compression systems.
|Acquired by IBM
IBM
International Business Machines Corporation or IBM is an American multinational technology and consulting corporation headquartered in Armonk, New York, United States. IBM manufactures and sells computer hardware and software, and it offers infrastructure, hosting and consulting services in areas...


|-
|StoveKraft
|{{dts|link=off|format=dmy|2010||23}}
|Kitchen appliances.
|Private
|-
|Sugar Inc.
|{{dts|link=off|format=dmy|2006|9|12}}
|Women's publishing.
|Private
|-
|SunRun
SunRun
SunRun Inc. is a United States-based provider of residential solar electricity, headquartered in San Francisco, California. The company operates in ten states: Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Massachusetts, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and Oregon. SunRun was co-founded in...


|{{dts|link=off|format=dmy|2010|6|25}}
|Residential home solar services.
|Private
|-
|SupplierMarket.com
|{{dts|link=off|format=dmy|1999|6|25}}
|Strategic Sourcing.
|Acquired by Ariba
|-
|Taykey
|{{dts|link=off|format=dmy|2010|5|17}}
|Advertising targeting services.
|Private
|-
|Tokbox
Tokbox
TokBox provides a free API that allows anyone to add group video chat features to their own websites. Experienced programmers use the OpenTok API to build custom interactive video chat applications...


|{{dts|link=off|format=dmy|2007|8|3}}
|Video communications services.
|Private
|-
|Tong Meng
Tong Meng
Tong Meng is a fictional character in the Water Margin, one of the Four Great Classical Novels of Chinese literature. He ranks 69th of the 108 Liangshan heroes and 33rd of the 72 Earthly Fiends. He is nicknamed "River Churning Clam".-Background:...


|{{dts|link=off|format=dmy|2010|6|16}}
|Children's entertainment services.
|Private
|-
|Tula Technology Inc.
|{{dts|link=off|format=dmy|2011|5|4}}
|Engine efficiency.
|Private
|-
|Trulia
Trulia
Trulia is an online residential real estate site for home buyers, sellers, renters and real estate professionals. It lists properties for sale and rent as well as neighborhood information and community insights...


|{{dts|link=off|format=dmy|2007|5|7}}
|Real estate search services.
|Private
|-
|Tumblr
Tumblr
Tumblr is a website and microblogging platform that allows users to post text, images, videos, links, quotes and audio to their tumblelog, a short-form blog. Users can follow other users, or choose to make their tumblelog private. The service emphasizes ease of use. The site ranks as the 10th...


|{{dts|link=off|format=dmy|2010|12|3}}
|Microblogging internet platform.
|Private
|-
|Tuniu
|{{dts|link=off|format=dmy|2011|22|3}}
|Travel tour booking services.
|Private
|-
|Ujjivan
|{{dts|link=off|format=dmy|2008|12|1}}
|Microfinance services.
|Private
|-
|Unity Technologies
|{{dts|link=off|format=dmy|2009|10|20}}
|Game development software.
|Private
|-
|Virident Systems
Virident Systems
Virident Systems is a computer systems company headquartered in Milpitas, California, that designs and builds Storage Class Memory storage solutions and aims to redefine memory-storage hierarchy...


|{{dts|link=off|format=dmy|2010|11|12}}
|Enterprise flash-based storage systems.
|Private
|-
|Visual Tao
|{{dts|link=off|format=dmy|2009|5|12}}
|SaaS technologies that enable users to edit 2D and 3D CAD and geospatial data from every internet enabled machine.
|Private
|-
|Widgetbox
Widgetbox
Widgetbox is a San Francisco, California based company that enables businesses to create and deliver applications to their customers.Widgetbox products include:Widgetbox Mobile: build and distribute mobile web applications for iPhone and Android....


|{{dts|link=off|format=dmy|2007|5|1}}
|Widget marketplace services.
|Private
|-
|Xoom Corporation
Xoom Corporation
Xoom Corporation is a San Francisco-based online money transfer company that provides consumer remittance services to the Philippines, India, Latin America, Europe, Australia, Canada, and South Africa...


|{{dts|link=off|format=dmy|2003|12|19}}
|Global money transfer services.
|Private
|-
|Yahoo!
Yahoo!
Yahoo! Inc. is an American multinational internet corporation headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, United States. The company is perhaps best known for its web portal, search engine , Yahoo! Directory, Yahoo! Mail, Yahoo! News, Yahoo! Groups, Yahoo! Answers, advertising, online mapping ,...


|{{dts|link=off|format=dmy|1995|4|5}}
|Web Portal.
|IPO
|-
|YouTube
YouTube
YouTube is a video-sharing website, created by three former PayPal employees in February 2005, on which users can upload, view and share videos....


|{{dts|link=off|format=dmy|2005|10|21}}
|Hosts user-generated videos.
|Acquired by Google
Google
Google Inc. is an American multinational public corporation invested in Internet search, cloud computing, and advertising technologies. Google hosts and develops a number of Internet-based services and products, and generates profit primarily from advertising through its AdWords program...


|-
|Yodlee
Yodlee
Yodlee is an American software company that develops an account aggregation service that allows users to see their credit card, bank, investment, email, travel reward accounts, etc. on one screen...


|{{dts|link=off|format=dmy|1999|10|}}
|Online data aggregation and online Bill Pay service provider.
|Private
|-
|Zappos.com
Zappos.com
Zappos.com is an online shoe and apparel shop currently based in Henderson, Nevada.In July 2009, the company announced it would be acquired by Amazon.com in an all-stock deal worth about $1.2 billion. Since its founding in 1999, Zappos has grown to be the largest online shoe store.-Inception:Zappos...


|{{dts|link=off|format=dmy|2004|10|15}}
|Online Retailer
|Acquired by Amazon.com
Amazon.com
Amazon.com, Inc. is a multinational electronic commerce company headquartered in Seattle, Washington, United States. It is the world's largest online retailer. Amazon has separate websites for the following countries: United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Japan, and...


|-
|Zirmed
|{{dts|link=off|format=dmy|2009|12|2}}
|Healthcare billing services.
|Private
|-
|Zhongchi
|{{dts|link=off|format=dmy|2011|2|9}}
|Water treatment plants.
|Private
|-
|}

See also

  • Business plan
    Business plan
    A business plan is a formal statement of a set of business goals, the reasons why they are believed attainable, and the plan for reaching those goals. It may also contain background information about the organization or team attempting to reach those goals....

  • Entrepreneurship
    Entrepreneurship
    Entrepreneurship is the act of being an entrepreneur, which can be defined as "one who undertakes innovations, finance and business acumen in an effort to transform innovations into economic goods". This may result in new organizations or may be part of revitalizing mature organizations in response...

  • Private Equity
    Private equity
    Private equity, in finance, is an asset class consisting of equity securities in operating companies that are not publicly traded on a stock exchange....

  • Venture capital
    Venture capital
    Venture capital is financial capital provided to early-stage, high-potential, high risk, growth startup companies. The venture capital fund makes money by owning equity in the companies it invests in, which usually have a novel technology or business model in high technology industries, such as...

  • Startup company
    Startup company
    A startup company or startup is a company with a limited operating history. These companies, generally newly created, are in a phase of development and research for markets...

  • Silicon Valley
    Silicon Valley
    Silicon Valley is a term which refers to the southern part of the San Francisco Bay Area in Northern California in the United States. The region is home to many of the world's largest technology corporations...

  • Green Technology Valley

External links


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