Sierra Ventures

Founded 1982
Founders Peter Wendell


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Total investments 320
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 181
Rounds per year 8.21
Lead investments 80
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 73
Key employees 7
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • SaaS
  • Information Technology
  • Enterprise Software
  • Mobile

In 1982 was created Sierra Ventures, which is appeared as VC. The venture was found in North America in United States. The main office of represented VC is situated in the San Mateo.

We also calculated 7 valuable employees in our database.

The usual cause for the fund is to invest in rounds with 3-4 partakers. Despite the Sierra Ventures, startups are often financed by AngelPad, Canaan Partners, Storm Ventures. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Battery Ventures, Translink Capital, Dell Technologies Capital. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by NeoCarta Ventures, Intel Capital, Translink Capital.

Comparing to the other companies, this Sierra Ventures performs on 6 percentage points less the average number of lead investments. The top amount of exits for fund were in 2017. The common things for fund are deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars. The fund is generally included in 7-12 deals every year. Speaking about the real fund results, this VC is 8 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other organizations. The typical startup value when the investment from Sierra Ventures is 100-500 millions dollars. The important activity for fund was in 2008. Despite it in 2019 the fund had an activity.

For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - United States. Besides, a startup requires to be at the age of 4-5 years to receive the investment from the fund. 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. Among the most successful fund investment fields, there are SaaS, Internet. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Sourcefire, Accruent, InvenSense.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRoundRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation


Web Design
$20M01 Sep 2021 United States, San Francisco


Artificial Intelligence
Machine Learning
Speech Recognition
$37M19 Aug 2021 United States, City of Saint Louis


Cloud Data Services
$45M18 Aug 2021 United States, San Francisco

Reify Health

Business/Productivity Software
Clinical Trials
Health Care
Other Healthcare Services
Other Healthcare Technology Systems
$220M10 Aug 2021 United States, Boston


Artificial Intelligence
Financial Services
$34M04 Aug 2021 United States, Palo Alto

Spectro Cloud

Information Technology
$20M27 Jul 2021 United States, San Jose


Financial Services
$25M20 Jul 2021 United States, Chicago

Invisible AI

Artificial Intelligence
Business Intelligence
Computer Vision
Enterprise Software
Machine Learning
$2M14 Jul 2021 United States, San Francisco

Information Technology
$2M06 Jul 2021 United States, Newark
DeepHow Raises $9M Pre-Series A Funding to Bridge the Skills Gap in the Manufacturing, Service, and Construction Industries
– DeepHow, the AI company that turns technical know-how into smart, how-to training videos, has closed $9M in pre-Series A funding. – Sierra Ventures, a specialist in early-stage VC funding, led the round with participation by Osage Venture Partners, Qualcomm Ventures LLC, and pre-seed investor Foothill Ventures. – The company will use this additional funding to solidify its technical lead, accelerate its market expansion in Asia, and fuel its enterprise sales and marketing initiatives. Read more
Enable Raises $45M in Series B Funding
– Enable, a San Francisco, CA-based cloud-based software solution for B2B rebate management, raised $45m in Series B funding. – The round was led by Norwest Venture Partners with participation from previous investors Menlo Ventures and Sierra Ventures, along with several angel investors. – The new investment will be used to continue to expand operations and its business reach. Read more


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