Meritech Capital Partners

Meritech Capital Partners

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Headquarters Location

United States, Palo Alto


Meritech Capital Partners is the renowned VC, which was created in 1999. The VC's location is in North America, United States. The the headquarters of this VC is in Palo Alto.

In 2000, the fund's activity was at its peak. Additionally, in 2019 the fund was active. The fund typically enters into 7-12 deals annually. Meritech Capital Partners is involved in 13 percentage points more than the average amount of lead investments when compared with other funds. The most common rounds for this fund are in the range of 50 - 100 millions dollars. The highest number of exits from this fund were in 2011. At the time of investment by Meritech Capital Partners, a typical start-up valuation would be more than 1 billion dollars. In real terms, this VC performs 26 percentage points more exits than other funds.

The country of its foundation and the country of its most frequent investments coincides - United States. Besides this, the fund also invested in 4 other countries. Moreover, a start-up needs to be 6-10 years old to get investment from this fund. The fund has no an exact preference in the amount of founders of companies in its portfolio. When a start-up has 5+ founders, the probability of closing the deal is low. Facebook, Snap, Tableau are among the most popular portfolio start-ups of the fund. Among the most popular investment industries for the fund are Telecommunications, Information Technology. However, the fund’s focus is not limited to this, since there are 124 more areas of investment.

The usual method for the fund is to invest in rounds with 5-6 other investors. Aside from Meritech Capital Partners, start-ups are often funded by Mayfield Fund, DFJ, Versant Ventures and 260 other funds. The most common co-investors for the fund are Salesforce Ventures, Greylock Partners, Goldman Sachs and also 197 different VCs. In subsequent rounds, the fund is usually supported by New Enterprise Associates, Kleiner Perkins, IVP (Institutional Venture Partners), out of 120 investors from our database.

The fund was created by Mike Gordon, Paul Madera, Rob Ward. The overall number of key employees in the fund's team is 7.

Year Founded


Fund Activity


Group Appearance [how often fund is operating separately from groups with shared interest]

100.0% of cases

Investments per Year [average amount of rounds in which fund participates each year]


Follow-on Index [how often fund is ready to support its portfolio startup at next rounds]

25.2% of cases

Average Multiplicator [the average ratio of the last valuation of portfolio startups to their total amount of financing raised]


Average Portfolio Company
Exit Age [the average age of portfolio startups at which they go public or become acquired]

6.8 years

Decision Makers / Strategy
Similarity Index [see explanation at]

0.33 out of 1

Success / Strategy Similarity
Index [the matching between fund's investment strategy and its proved successes in the form of portfolio startups high valuations]

0.87 out of 1

Number of Unicorns [amount of portfolio companies, which were valuated at more then $1B]


Number of Decacorns [amount of portfolio companies, which were valuated at more then $10B]


Number of Hectocorns [amount of portfolio companies, which were valuated at more then $100B]


Number of Minotaurs [amount of portfolio companies, which raised more then $1B in total]


Funds Investing in Previous

Mayfield Fund, DFJ, Versant Ventures

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