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Redefine What’s Possible

We have been the earliest investor with dozens of teams that have dared to pursue their vision—creating and leading new markets, and shaping the future.

Meet the companies that inspire us every day.

Our Companies

Virident Systems

Virident Systems

In 2006, the founding team of Virident set out to create data storage solutions that would maximize CPU utilization by boosting I/O performance. The company became known for its FlashMAX Connect product, the industry’s first software suite to deliver a shared server-side flash storage tier with enterprise-class reliability. One of the most notable use cases of Virident’s technology is how it provided the analysis to help LinkedIn’s 200 million members identify who they should follow and enable users to connect more quickly and efficiently for a better overall customer experience. In 2013 Virident was acquired by Western Digital Subsidiary, HGST – formerly know as Hitachi Global Storage Tech – for $685 million in cash.

  • Founded: 2006
  • Round Partnered: Seed
  • Year Partnered: 2006
  • Fund: Prior Investments
  • Clear Partner(s): Rajeev Madhavan
  • Status: Acquired
  • Acquirer: Western Digital (WDC)
  • Acquisition Price: $ 685,000,000

Results Matter, Success Counts

Four of the companies our team co-founded produced over $1.7 billion of market cap from 2 IPOs and 2 acquisitions.

We have funded over 90 companies, 90% as the first investors, and have had 48 exits valued at $95B from 11 IPOs, and 37 acquisitions.

Before we became VCs, we had already founded 5 successful companies.

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