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Investor type Venture Capital
Founders Dave Hitz James Lau Michael Malcolm Michiaki Kono


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Total investments 8
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 8
Rounds per year 0.27
Lead investments 0
Exits 5
Key employees Soon

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • Enterprise Software
  • Computer
  • Data Center
  • Cloud Data Services

NetApp appeared to be the Corporate Investor, which was created in 1992. The main department of described Corporate Investor is located in the Sunnyvale. The company was established in North America in United States.

The fund was created by Dave Hitz, James Lau, Michael Malcolm, Michiaki Kono.

The real fund results show that this Corporate Investor is 6 percentage points less often commits exit comparing to other companies. The common things for fund are deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars. The high activity for fund was in 2019. The top amount of exits for fund were in 2018. The fund is constantly included in less than 2 deals per year. This NetApp works on 28 percentage points more the average amount of lead investments comparing to the other organizations.

The typical case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 4-5 participants. Despite the NetApp, startups are often financed by True Ventures, Mayfield Fund, Israel Seed Partners. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Cisco, Windward Ventures, Tamir Fishman Ventures. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Windward Ventures, Menlo Ventures, Dynafund Ventures.

The fund has no exact preference in a number of founders of portfolio startups. We can highlight the next thriving fund investment areas, such as Network Security, Robotics. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Portworx, DiskSites, Datos IO. Moreover, a startup needs to be at the age of 2-3 years to get the investment from the fund. For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - United States.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation


$19M12 May 2020 San Jose, California, United States


Cloud Storage
Data Center
Data Storage
$27M20 Mar 2019 California, United States


Artificial Intelligence
Machine Learning
04 Mar 2019 London, England, United Kingdom

Datos IO

Big Data
Cloud Computing
Cloud Data Services
Enterprise Software
10 May 2017 San Jose, California, United States


Data Center
Data Integration
$10M08 Aug 2007 Palo Alto, California, United States


Flash Storage
$17M15 Mar 2005 Mountain View, California, United States


Enterprise Software
Network Security
$3M04 Apr 2001 New Jersey, United States

Troika Networks

Information Technology
Web Hosting
$41M26 Jul 2000 California, United States


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