Venture Capital Firms in Bay Area – Battery Ventures – San Francisco, CA and Menlo Park, CA – 16/50
Other Areas of Focus: Enterprise Software, Software, Analytics
Notable Investments: Fastly, BlueJeans Network, Optimizely
Battery Ventures was founded in 1983 in Boston, Massachusetts by Rick Frisbie, Howard Anderson and Bob Barrett. Since its inception, Battery has raised more than $6.9 billion in capital through the following twelve funds and corresponding side funds:
In 1995, the firm opened its second office in Menlo Park, California, followed by the opening of its Israel office in 2009, and the addition of its San Francisco office in 2015.
Current investing general partners includ e: Neeraj Agrawal, Michael Brown, Morad Elhafed, Jesse Feldman,Russell Fleischer, Roger Lee, Itzik Parnafes, Chelsea Stoner, Dharmesh Thakker and Scott Tobin.
In its 35-year history, Battery has invested in more than 400 companies globally resulting in more than 60 IPOs and more than 170 M&A events by acquirers including Adobe, Apple, AppNeta, BMC, Boeing, BigPanda, Comcast, Danaher, Dataiku, EMC, Google, HotelTonight, Intel, KeyMe, LinkedIn, MetroPCS, Narrative Science, Neolane,Netezza, Niantic, OutlookSoft, Oracle, Palo Alto Networks, Worldhotels, ResMed, Roper, Salesforce, Scott Safety, SAP, Stratoscale, Visa, WebPT, Yahoo!, and Yesware.
The firm’s current investment focus includ es:
- Application software
- IT infrastructure technologies
- Consumer internet/mobile
- Industrial technologies
Battery Ventures is a venture capital firm with offices in Boston, Silicon Valley, and Israel. Battery invests in potentially cutting-edge, category-defining businesses in markets including application software, IT infrastructure technologies, consumer-internet and mobile services, and industrial technologies.
Founded in 1983, the firm backs companies at stages ranging from seed to growth and private equity.