Cisco Investments

We are an active investor with more than 40 investment professionals with deep market and technology expertise located in major geographies, including US, Canada, China, India, Israel, and Europe. Investments are a key part of our innovation strategy and they can vary in size and stage. Our purpose is to find the best teams to build the next generation of companies with disruptive technology and business models. Over the last 20 years, Cisco Investments has invested in hundreds of companies across different segments. We currently have an active portfolio of $2B with over 80 direct investments around the world, and we also hold Limited Partner positions in over 35 funds globally.

Parent CompanyCisco
HQSan Jose, US
Cybersecurity ratingCMore
Cisco Investments is headquartered in San Jose, US

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Key People/Management at Cisco Investments

Janey Hoe

Janey Hoe

Phil Kirk

Phil Kirk

Sr. Director
Derek Idemoto

Derek Idemoto

Hitesh Saijpal

Hitesh Saijpal

Sr. Director
Amit Chaturvedy

Amit Chaturvedy

Daniel Karp

Daniel Karp

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Cisco Investments Office Locations

Cisco Investments has offices in San Jose, San Francisco, Melbourne, Bengaluru and in 3 other locations
San Jose, US (HQ)
Cisco Building D, 170 W Tasman Dr
San Francisco, US
126 Post St 5th floor, San Francisco
San Jose, US
300 E Tasman Dr
Melbourne, AU
Banana Alley
Bengaluru, IN
MG road, Near Trinity circle metro train station, Yellappa Garden, Yellappa Chetty Layout, Sivanchetti Gardens
תל אביב יפו, IL
בית פסגות, שדרות רוטשילד 3
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Cisco Investments News and Updates

We are looking to invest in Indian startups addressing global markets, says Pankaj Mitra, Head, Cisco Investments

In a conversation with YourStory, Pankaj Mitra, Director & India Head for Cisco’s Business Development, talks about Cisco’s plan for the Indian market, and why they are bullish about the B2B and enterprise ecosystem in India.

Cisco Investments Online and Social Media Presence

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Cisco Investments Blogs

Redesigning Retail Store Operations – COVID-19 as Catalyst to Drive Best Practices at the Front Line

Cisco Investments recently invited three experts in the field of retail operations for a panel discussion to explore how the industry has responded to the COVID-19 pandemic and what operational changes must still be made to position themselves for success in a post-pandemic retail environment. The P…

MemVerge: Pioneering New Paths in Storage Class Memory

At Cisco Investments, we constantly monitor market trends and build hypotheses around potential disruptions.  As we were analyzing the memory and storage industry, we started to deep dive into the Storage Class Memory (SCM) space and developed an investment thesis on the potential convergence and im…

EXPLORE2020: DISCOVER new tech. MEET the startup ecosystem. EXPLORE the possibilities.

For the first time, Cisco Investments is hosting a two-day Virtual Summit, offering you the opportunity to explore the latest insights and tech tools transforming our rapidly-changing global workplace — without leaving your living room. Now more than ever, tech leaders must act to identify the emerg…

Beyond the Pandemic: Integrating and Scaling Telehealth and Patient Communication for the Future

Never before have healthcare contact centers, care facilities, and state agencies been as tested as they are today to handle the massive call volumes imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic. Call centers have rapidly shifted entire agent workforces to work remotely, while patient communications platforms l…

Dremio – the more things change, the more they stay the same

Much has changed in the world of big data & analytics since we first invested in Dremio in 2018. Data lakes, which were largely synonymous with the term Big Data since the emergence of Hadoop as a force more than half a decade ago, saw sometimes disappointing commercial consolidation (Cloudera &…

Cisco invests in Sealights, a software quality intelligence company

  We all agree that testing is crucial before launching new software. But unnecessary testing can often be as harmful as no testing at all, causing undue and even fatal delays. SeaLights has created a quality intelligence platform that has speeded up the process considerably. SeaLights co-founder a…
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Cisco Investments Frequently Asked Questions

  • Who are Cisco Investments key executives?

    Cisco Investments's key executives are Janey Hoe, Phil Kirk and Derek Idemoto.

  • Where is Cisco Investments headquarters?

    Cisco Investments headquarters is located at Cisco Building D, 170 W Tasman Dr, San Jose.

  • Where are Cisco Investments offices?

    Cisco Investments has offices in San Jose, San Francisco, Melbourne, Bengaluru and in 3 other locations.

  • How many offices does Cisco Investments have?

    Cisco Investments has 10 offices.