Sutter Hill Ventures

Founded 1964
Founders Paul Wythes William Draper


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Total investments 272
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 136
Rounds per year 4.77
Lead investments 52
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 83
Key employees 9
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Late Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • Enterprise Software
  • Biotechnology
  • Mobile
  • Information Technology

Sutter Hill Ventures appeared to be the VC, which was created in 1964. The leading representative office of defined VC is situated in the Palo Alto. The company was established in North America in United States.

The increased amount of exits for fund were in 2018. When the investment is from Sutter Hill Ventures the average startup value is 500 millions - 1 billion dollars. The fund is generally included in 13-24 deals every year. Comparing to the other companies, this Sutter Hill Ventures performs on 2 percentage points less the average number of lead investments. The real fund results show that this VC is 5 percentage points more 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 2007. Despite it in 2019 the fund had an activity.

The standard case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 4-5 partakers. Despite the Sutter Hill Ventures, startups are often financed by Benchmark, Accel, Battery Ventures. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are OUP (Osage University Partners), Tenaya Capital, Maverick Ventures. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Tenaya Capital, Kleiner Perkins, Bessemer Venture Partners.

This organization was formed by Paul Wythes, William Draper. The overall number of key employees were 9.

Among the most popular fund investment industries, there are Telecommunications, Information Technology. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Youku, Snowflake Computing, Pure Storage. Besides, a startup requires to be at the age of 4-5 years to receive 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. The fund has no specific favorite in a number of founders of portfolio startups. When startup sums 5+ of the founder, the probability for it to get the investment is little.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation


Cloud Security
$1B18 Nov 2021 San Jose, California, United States


Artificial Intelligence
Enterprise Software
Machine Learning
$250M29 Jun 2021 Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Sila Nanotechnologies

$590M26 Jan 2021 California, United States


Cloud Security
$525M07 Jan 2021 San Jose, California, United States


Business Information Systems
Data Integration
Information Services
Information Technology
$35M07 Oct 2020 California, United States


Health Care
$73M14 Sep 2020 South San Francisco, California, United States


Developer Platform
Developer Tools
Information Technology
$35M02 Sep 2020 San Francisco, California, United States


Internet of Things
$61M11 Aug 2020 California, United States

Astera Labs

Intelligent Systems
22 Apr 2020 San Jose, California, United States
DataRobot Unveils Major Milestones, Including $300M Series G Funding Investment

– DataRobot announced a $300m Series G funding round to fuel platform innovation and enable DataRobot to bring the transformative impact of Augmented Intelligence to customers around the world.
– The round was led by return investors Altimeter Capital and Tiger Global and joined by new investors Counterpoint Global, Franklin Templeton, ServiceNow Ventures, and Sutter Hill Ventures.
– DataRobot’s Augmented Intelligence platform is currently trusted by a third of the Fortune 50. By empowering organizations large and small across industries to use AI to help solve key business challenges, including building better products, improving customer relationships, more accurately forecasting demand, and decreasing costs, its platform helps generate tremendous value for customers.

Ghost Pulls In $100M Series D Round

– Ghost has announced the closing of a $100m Series D financing.
– Returning investors Sutter Hill Ventures and Founders Fund participated in the round, along with a new commitment from Coatue.
– The financing is fueling the development of its autonomous driving system that features a revolutionary breakthrough in crash prevention.


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