Venture Capital Firms in Bay Area – Azure Capital Partners – San Francisco, CA – 15/50
Other Areas of Focus: Software, Internet, IT
Total Capital: $750 million
Notable Investments: Yik Yak, Julep, SilkRoad Technology, Ranovus
Azure Capital Partners is a venture capital firm specializing in early stage and growth capital investments. It also invests in in post-seed and Series A stage, startups with differentiated products and defensible technologies.
These startups develop products based upon a technology that allows them to compete effectively with much larger incumbents and that enables a time to market advantage. It seeks to invest in internet and information technology sector with a focus on software, media, infrastructure technologies, mobile, communications services and equipment, mobility solutions, and communications applications, web, digital media, and related web properties. It invests in the North America, Silicon Valley, United States and Canada with a focus on Calgary, Vancouver, Toronto, and Montreal.
Azure Capital Partners seeks to acquire a board seat in its portfolio companies. Michael Kwantinetz, Paul Ferris, and Paul Weinstein founded it on April 7, 2000, with its headquarters in San Francisco in California additional offices in Calgary in Canada and Menlo Park in California.
Azure Capital Partners, founded 2000, is an early stage venture capital firm that invests in the information technology industry using an investment research approach to venture capital investing. Azure Capital Partners was founded by Mike Kwatinetz, Paul Ferris, Paul Weinstein, and Cameron Lester.
The firm’s portfolio includ es TopTier,VMware, World Wide Packets, and VAPPS. And more recently: BlogHer, BroadLight,Calix, Chairish, Cooking.com, Convercent, Coraid, Cyan Optics, Education.com, ezRez Software (Switchfly), Fonality, K2 (SourceCode), Knowledge Adventure, Medsphere, NeoNova, Phanfare, PSS Systems, Rooftop Comedy, SilkRoad Tech, SlideRocket, The Bouqs, TravelMuse, TripIt and Zend Technologies.
In 2009, Azure Capital was listed as one of the top 100 global venture capital firms in the Red Herring magazine and in October 2008, the company sold Bill Me Later to eBay for $945 million.
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