Early Stage Portfolio

724 Solutions

Acquired by Mobixell Networks

724 Solutions delivers market leading IP-based solutions for Mobile Internet, Mobile Broadband and IP Messaging built upon an intelligent, scalable, extensible architecture that allows mobile operators and converged service providers to significantly grow revenues. The company's solutions leverage a state-of-the-art decision making capability to tailor the network resources and the services provided, enabling subscribers to experience the All-Ways Connected Lifestyle, 724's vision of seamless access and communication without barriers; a vision of how subscribers will use data services to enhance and enrich their professional and private lives with access to services from any device at all times. 724 Solutions is a global company headquartered in Santa Barbara, California with development centers in Switzerland and India.

Acorn Systems

Profitability and cost management solutions

Acorn provides companies with profitability and cost management solutions to drive better business decisions. Combining proprietary technology with proven methodology, Acorn reveals enterprise-wide profit opportunities.

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Active Network

NYSE: ACTV

Active Network is the largest and most comprehensive Internet site for participatory sports, providing athletes and event directors worldwide with a range of web-based resources and services. The company was started by athletes in search of a better way to handle the search and registration process for competing in sporting events.

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Adometry

Online advertising analytics

Adometry, Inc. redefines marketing analytics by combining and interpreting previously silo-ed sources of big data to generate actions that improve return on advertising spend and increase sales.

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AlterPoint

Acquired by Versant (NASDAQ: VSNT)

AlterPoint network governance solutions optimize network spend and better align IT with business imperatives. The world's most respected enterprises rely on AlterPoint to curb hardware over-provisioning, reduce specialized labor, lower the cost of compliance, and improve application availability. AlterPoint's open, comprehensive network CMDB combines operational and business data to automate, analyze and optimize network change, compliance, security and equipment life cycles. Multiple stakeholders benefit from AlterPoint's customizable analytics and dashboards for impact assessment, faster troubleshooting, compliance scorecards and trend analysis. Founded in 2001, AlterPoint is headquartered in Austin, Texas.

AnswerSoft

Acquired by Davox (NASDAQ: DAVX)

Communication software

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Bazaarvoice

NASDAQ: BV

Bazaarvoice is one of the world's largest shopper networks connecting people, products, brands and retailers at each stage of the buying journey. For more than 2,000 clients globally, Bazaarvoice helps channel authentic, consumer-generated branded content into all the places that influence purchase decisions, giving our clients business insights so they can offer consumers more of what they want. Many of the world's largest retailers rely upon Bazaarvoice to drive more traffic to and conversion on their ecommerce sites, and the Bazaarvoice network helps brands participate directly in the retail channel to influence consumers at the point of purchase. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, Bazaarvoice has offices in Amsterdam, London, Munich, New York, Paris, San Francisco, Stockholm and Sydney.

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BetweenMarkets

Acquired by Inovis Inc.

BetweenMarkets provides the first comprehensive platform for ensuring B2B Information Quality by monitoring, managing and enforcing the quality of transactional information exchanged between enterprises and their external business process partners. By offering unprecedented visibility and control to its customers, BetweenMarkets makes every multi-enterprise business process dramatically more accurate, responsive and cost-efficient. BetweenMarkets solutions complement traditional B2B technology investments, which focus on the transmission and translation of external data into critical business applications, by validating the business information before it affects downstream processes, customer satisfaction, and ultimately, a company's bottom line. BetweenMarkets is based in Austin, Texas.

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Bloomfire

Sales enablement platform for learning content

Connecting people with information and knowledge, Bloomfire aims to reduce the amount of time people spend searching for information to do their jobs. Bloomfire delivers content management and social collaboration features in an easy-to-use web application, bridging the gap between business people who have knowledge with those who need it. Create and contribute multimedia posts. Search and browse enduring content. Ask and answer important questions. Find and follow experts. 

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Boundless Network

Technology-enabled service provider in promo products industry

Boundless Network is transforming the $20 billion promotional marketing industry through a highly trained, professional sales organization and proprietary technology that empowers companies to proactively manage their promotional spend. Our patent-pending technology platform connects buyers across organizations to create efficiencies of scale and reduce the cost of branded merchandise by as much as 40 percent.

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BreakingPoint Systems

Acquired by Ixia (NASDAQ: XXIA)


BreakingPoint's comprehensive application, performance and security testing tools ensure the resiliency of content-aware network devices and application servers. BreakingPoint is headquartered in Austin, Texas, with offices throughout the world. For more information visit breakingpoint.com and download the latest resources for realistic firewall testing, IPS testing, server load balancer testing and more.

BroadJump

Acquired by Motive

Software infrastructure for intelligent broadband networks

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BuildForge

Acquired by IBM (NYSE: IBM)

Development automation solutions for Real-World Application Lifecycle Management

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Caringo

Object storage software

Caringo software gives enterprises everything they need to deliver private cloud storage or cloud storage as a service. The solution combines efficient object storage technology with elastic content protection, intelligent and automatic distribution and centralized management under a global namespace on your choice of commodity hardware.

Civitas Learning

Developer of cloud-based predictive analytics platform and applications to help college students learn well and graduate on time

Civitas Learning brings together the best of education, technology and data to help college students learn well and graduate on time. Using a cloud-based predictive analytics platform and engaging applications, the company delivers personalized, real-time recommendations directly to students, faculty, advisors and administrators. The company’s unique approach to predictive analytics informs decisions, big and small, across the student lifecycle to help students select degrees and courses, budget study time and identify ideal support resources; help faculty and advisors identify at-risk students and how to intervene; and help administrators identify which investments are working, understand student performance, and forecast needs for staffing, programs and courses.

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ClearCommerce

Acquired by eFunds (NASDAQ: EFD)

Electronic payment and risk management software

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Convio

NASDAQ IPO 2010; Acq by Blackbaud (NASDAQ: BLKB)

Convio is a provider of software and services to help nonprofits use the Internet strategically to build strong relationships with constituents for driving fundraising, advocacy and other forms of support. Convio has online solutions for fundraising and membership, advocacy, special events, volunteer fundraising, Web site management and email communications.

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Credant Technologies

Acquired by Dell (NASDAQ: DELL)

CREDANT Mobile Guardian solutions protect endpoint data wherever it resides, helping to ensure endpoint data security and demonstrate compliance while avoiding the costs and complexities of full disk solutions. Chosen in 2007 and 2008 as the fastest growing, privately-held security company in the Inc 500 survey, CREDANT Technologies enables customers to leverage the business productivity benefits of highly mobile endpoint computing without the risks or operational constraints imposed by other technologies.

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Dachis Group

Acquired by Sprinklr

Dachis Group is the global leader in data-driven social marketing solutions. Built on a proprietary big data analytics platform, Dachis Group's social performance measurement and amplification software applications, collaborative insights and reporting capabilities, and world leading data-driven social marketing solutions group help the world's largest brands engage@scale with their customers.

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Datical

Open source solutions to be consumed by enterprise level customers

Datical enables open source solutions to be consumed by enterprise level customers. Starting with database schema management, Datical was founded to industrialize open source point projects for Fortune 1000 clients.

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DAZEL

Acquired by Hewlett Packard (NYSE: HPQ)
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ESO Solutions

Software solutions for the health-care industry

The ESO Solutions team brings together industry leaders in EMS, software design and information technology to create electronic patient care reporting and other software solutions for public and private emergency medical services and Fire organizations nationwide.

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Exterprise

Acquired by CommerceOne (NASDAQ: CMRC)

eMarket management - powering new market networks

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FiveRuns

Acquired by Workstreamer

FiveRuns has developed a new breed of systems management software - a simple, straightforward, open-source answer for monitoring, analyzing, reporting and predicting. Monitor and maintain your systems wherever you are and whenever you want with little more than a web browser and an internet connection.

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Gazzang

The Big Data Security Experts

Gazzang provides data security solutions and expertise to help enterprises protect sensitive information and maintain performance in big data and cloud environments. Innovative and market-leading organizations like MetLife, Western Union, Intel, 3M, Nike, Spirit Airlines and others turn to Gazzang to secure their big data initiatives and drive compliance. The company is headquartered in Austin, Texas.

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Hire.com

Acquired by Authoria (NYSE:MMC)

Hire.com provides recruiting applications to large corporations on a monthly subscription service basis. Hire.com's unique modular system offers solutions to achieve competitive advantage, and to plan for future talent management needs.

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Idera

Application and server management

Idera provides industry-leading application and server management software for physical and virtual server platforms, including solutions for server backup, SQL Server administration and SharePoint administration. Idera's award-winning products address real-world challenges, including performance monitoring, backup and recovery, security, compliance and administration.

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Ignite Technologies

Content Delivery Solution

Ignite Technologies, privately-held and headquartered in Frisco, Texas, provides the industry's most secure and scalable Content Delivery Solution enabling customers to efficiently publish, deliver and manage digital assets - from rich media content for communications and training to software patches and virus updates - to anyone, anywhere, at any time. Ignite's patented Content Delivery Solution overcomes network and connectivity constraints that have limited the ability to reach online audiences with the highest quality, secure rich media. Ignite's Solution has been deployed across hundreds of thousands of users around the globe at companies like Accenture, and Bank of America.

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iMark

Acquired by Freemarkets

B2B exhange for used industrial equipment

Innography

Cloud-based business intelligence solution

Innography enables organizations of all types and sizes to achieve optimal return on their IP investments. Innography's proprietary suite of products combines unique correlation and visualization technologies to seamlessly integrate patent data with financial, litigation, market and other key business information.

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