Sierra Ventures

Sierra Ventures is a venture capital firm focused on investments in consumer and enterprise information technology, including big data, social, mobile, communications and security. It specializes in incubation, seed, start-ups, and early venture, mid venture, growth capital, emerging growth. The Firm invests globally over several rounds of financing and acts as a lead investor in the Series A, B, or C rounds, and seeks to take a board seat on its portfolio companies.

HQSan Mateo, CA, US
Size (employees)29 (est)
Cybersecurity ratingBMore
Sierra Ventures was founded in 1982 and is headquartered in San Mateo, CA, US

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Key People/Management at Sierra Ventures

Mark Fernandes

Mark Fernandes

Managing Partner
Tim Guleri

Tim Guleri

Managing Partner
Ben Yu

Ben Yu

Managing Partner
Joyce Lee

Joyce Lee

VP of Finance
Brendon Schmidt

Brendon Schmidt

Director of Business Development
Peter Wendell

Peter Wendell

Founder & Advisor
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Sierra Ventures Office Locations

Sierra Ventures has an office in San Mateo
San Mateo, CA, US (HQ)
1400 Fashion Island Blvd #1010
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Sierra Ventures News and Updates

[Funding alert] Pune-based Loop Health raises $2.3M from Sierra Ventures, Y-Combinator, and others

Loop Health claims to have onboarded 100 companies in the last few months as its early adopters and is now planning to roll out its solution broadly.

As Sierra Ventures Announces 12th Fund, MD Mark Fernandes Offers A Look Inside The Firm

The venture capital firm, Sierra Ventures, announced its 12th fund, raising $215 million. Co-founder and managing director, Mark Fernandes, offers a look inside the firm, where it focuses in terms of technologies and entrepreneurs, and offers insights into the advantages of being small and focused.

Sierra Ventures raises $215 mln for twelfth fund

Sierra Ventures, an early-stage tech venture firm, has closed its twelfth fund at $215 million. The fund's limited partners include best endowments, pension funds and corporations.

AI-based CRM platform Yalochat secures $8 M from Sierra Ventures, expands India ops

San Francisco-based Yalochat, which allows companies to carry out end-to-end relationship management with their respective customers through chat platforms, plans to expand its operations, and team in India.

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Sierra Ventures Blogs

PR Tips for Startups

PR experts with backgrounds in media, agencies, startups, and content strategy participated in a PR for Startups Workshop session for Sierra Ventures Portfolio Companies. They shared insights on: How to communicate with reporters and what they look for when startups/founders reach out directly Fundi…

PR for Startups Workshop – Video Recording

PR experts with backgrounds in media, agencies, startups, and content strategy participated in a PR for Startups Workshop session for Sierra Ventures Portfolio Companies. In this video recording of the Workshop you will learn about: How to communicate with reporters and what they look for when start…

How to Create A Category Defining Company

What Entrepreneurs Can Learn From the fast-growing Enterprise Conversational Intelligence Market   Have you ever had a conversation so engaging that you wished you had recorded it so you could remember the insights and perhaps share them with others? Maybe you were in a restaurant, and a napkin and …

Meet the Team – Jim Doehrman

Periodically, we feature a member from our Team to provide a behind the scenes look at the people that make it all happen at the firm. Featured This Month: Jim Doehrman – Operating Partner   What is your focus at Sierra Ventures? While I participate in deal sourcing and company diligence/evaluation …

Inside a Robotics Startup: JD Ambati of EverestLabs

Robotics entrepreneur and Sierra Ventures portfolio company Founder JD Ambati caught up with us to talk about what it’s like to build a Robotics startup. JD is the Founder of EverestLabs, an AI and Robotics company that is automating the recycling/waste management industry. JD is an entrepreneurial …

ArmorCode – Why Sierra Ventures Invested

We’re excited to announce Sierra Ventures’ investment in ArmorCode’s $3M Seed Round. ArmorCode is building a next-generation Application Security Platform. Their vision is to bring security tools closer to the developers, by making it easy for a developer to identify, understand, and fix code flaws …
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Sierra Ventures Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Sierra Ventures founded?

    Sierra Ventures was founded in 1982.

  • Who are Sierra Ventures key executives?

    Sierra Ventures's key executives are Mark Fernandes, Tim Guleri and Ben Yu.

  • How many employees does Sierra Ventures have?

    Sierra Ventures has 29 employees.

  • Where is Sierra Ventures headquarters?

    Sierra Ventures headquarters is located at 1400 Fashion Island Blvd #1010, San Mateo.

  • Where are Sierra Ventures offices?

    Sierra Ventures has an office in San Mateo.

  • How many offices does Sierra Ventures have?

    Sierra Ventures has 1 office.