Norwest Venture Partners

Norwest Venture Partners

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Headquarters Location

United States, Palo Alto


Norwest Venture Partners is the renowned VC, which was created in 1961. The main office of this VC is situated in Palo Alto. This investor is located in North America, United States.

The fund's activity peaked in 2019. Besides, in 2019 the fund was active. The most exits for the fund occurred in 2014. The fund generally invests in 25-48 deals every year. In real terms, this VC performs 16 percentage points more exits than other funds. When Norwest Venture Partners invests, the average start-up valuation is 500 millions - 1 billion dollars. Typical investments for this fund are deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars. In comparison with other funds, Norwest Venture Partners makes 8 percentage points less than the average number of lead investments.

Among the most popular investment industries for the fund are Software, E-Commerce. However, the fund’s focus is not limited to this, since there are 121 more areas of investment. Lending Club, Rackspace, are amongst the various portfolio companies of this fund. Moreover, a start-up needs to be 4-5 years old to get investment from this fund. The country of its foundation and the country of its most frequent investments coincides - United States. Besides this, the fund also invested in 7 other countries. The fund has no an exact preference in the amount of founders of companies in its portfolio. If there are 5+ founders in the start-up, the probability of getting the investment is low.

The usual method for the fund is to invest in rounds with 4-5 other investors. Along with Norwest Venture Partners, start-ups are often financed by Spark Capital, Slow Ventures, Greylock Partners as well as 333 other investors. The most common co-investors for the fund are Shlomo Kramer, Sequoia Capital India, Sapphire Ventures and also 331 different VCs. In subsequent rounds, the fund is usually joined by Tenaya Capital, IVP (Institutional Venture Partners), DCM Ventures, as well as 250 other investors.

We also identified another 26 core personnel in our database.

Year Founded


Fund Activity


Mail Rule [rules by which you can get an email of an interesting for you fund employee, knowing only the name and surname of this employee]

Domain name:; User name format in descending order of probability: first_initial last, first last, last, last first_initial, first last_initial

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

95.6% 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]

41.0% 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]

3 years

Decision Makers / Strategy
Similarity Index [see explanation at]

0.13 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]

0.7 out of 1

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


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


Funds Investing in Previous

Spark Capital, Slow Ventures, Greylock Partners

Funds Investing Together

Sequoia Capital India, Sapphire Ventures

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