Meritech Capital Partners

Investor type Venture Capital
Founders Mike Gordon Paul Madera Rob Ward


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Total investments 271
Average round size
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Portfolio companies 168
Rounds per year 12.32
Lead investments 51
Follow on index
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Exits 101
Key employees 7
Stages of investment
Late Stage Venture
Private Equity

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • Enterprise Software
  • Information Technology
  • SaaS
  • Internet

Meritech Capital Partners appeared to be the VC, which was created in 1999. The leading representative office of defined VC is situated in the Palo Alto. The venture was found in North America in United States.

The fund was created by Mike Gordon, Paul Madera, Rob Ward. The overall number of key employees were 7.

The usual cause for the fund is to invest in rounds with 5-6 partakers. Despite the Meritech Capital Partners, startups are often financed by Mayfield Fund, DFJ, Versant Ventures. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Salesforce Ventures, Greylock Partners, Goldman Sachs. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by New Enterprise Associates, Kleiner Perkins, IVP (Institutional Venture Partners).

The fund has no exact preference in some founders of portfolio startups. When startup sums 5+ of the founder, the probability for it to get the investment is little. Moreover, a startup needs to be at the age of 6-10 years to get the investment from the fund. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Facebook, Snap, Tableau. For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - United States. Among the most popular fund investment industries, there are Telecommunications, Information Technology.

The higher amount of exits for fund were in 2011. The fund is constantly included in 7-12 deals per year. Opposing the other organizations, this Meritech Capital Partners works on 13 percentage points more the average amount of lead investments. Considering the real fund results, this VC is 26 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other organizations. The common things for fund are deals in the range of 50 - 100 millions dollars. The typical startup value when the investment from Meritech Capital Partners is more than 1 billion dollars. The important activity for fund was in 2000. Despite it in 2019 the fund had an activity.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation


Cloud Infrastructure
Enterprise Software
Open Source
$188M28 Oct 2021 Sunnyvale, California, United States


Productivity Tools
Task Management
$400M27 Oct 2021 San Diego, California, United States


Human Resources
$275M11 Oct 2021 Munich, Bavaria, Germany


$100M28 Sep 2021 San Francisco, California, United States

Self Financial

Financial Services
Personal Finance
$50M16 Sep 2021 Austin, Texas, United States

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Cyber Security
Fraud Detection
Identity Management
Information Technology
$150M15 Sep 2021 San Francisco, California, United States

Aviatrix Systems

Enterprise Software
Information Technology
$200M08 Sep 2021 San Jose, California, United States


Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)
Product Management
$75M17 Aug 2021 Augsburg, Bavaria, Germany


Automation/Workflow Software
Business/Productivity Software
Enterprise Software
Product Design
Product Management
UX Design
$150M26 Jul 2021 Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
Self Financial Raises $50M in Series E Funding

– Self Financial from Austin, TX, enables consumers to build credit and savings.
– The company raised $50m in Series E funding.
– The round was led by Altos Ventures with participation from Meritech Capital and Conductive Ventures.
– The new investment will be aimed at further scaling the business to make building credit accessible for Americans.

Aviatrix Raises $200M in Series E Funding

– Aviatrix from Santa Clara provides cloud networking and security software for enterprises.
– The company raised $200m in Series E funding.
– The round was led by TCV with participation from new investors Insight Partners and Tiger Global, and existing investors CRV, Formation 8, General Catalyst, Greenspring Associates, Ignition, Liberty Global Ventures, Meritech Capital and TrueBridge Capital Partners.
– The new investment will be aimed at scaling the worldwide sales and support operations.


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