DAG Ventures

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DAG Ventures
Private
Industry Venture capital
Founded 2001
Headquarters Palo Alto, USA
Website www.dagventures.com


DAG Ventures is an American venture capital firm based in Palo Alto, California. It is known as a "coattail" fund for co-investing in later-stage private financing rounds alongside more prominent top-tier venture funds such as Kleiner Perkins, Sequoia Capital, Benchmark Capital, and Accel Partners.[1]

Background[edit]

Founded in 2001 as an offshoot of San-Francisco based Duff Ackerman & Goodrich, DAG invests primarily in the fields of energy, information technology, and life sciences.[2]

Investments[edit]

Funds[edit]

Like many venture firms, DAG has raised a series of different closed-end funds, each with different money sources and investments. Its third fund of approximately $477 million closed in 2005.[1]

Portfolio[edit]

A partial list of investments includes:

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Matt Marshall (July 2, 2007). "Money pours into venture funds, but selectively". Venture Beat. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h Matt Marshall (2008-08-12). "DAG “Coattail” Ventures is raising an $800M fund". Venture Beat. 
  3. ^ "DAG Ventures travels well-worn path". The Deal. 2007-11-30. 
  4. ^ Andrea Quong (2007-09-18). "Amyris Closes in on $70M". Red Herring. 
  5. ^ Tameka Kee (2008-12-15). "BitTorrent Renegotiates Third Round; Takes $10 Million Less Than Before". Paidcontent.org. 
  6. ^ "DisplayLink gets $8M venture round". Bizjournals.com. 2009-12-09. 
  7. ^ "In Search of New Friends". Reuters. 2006-08-22. 
  8. ^ Dawn Kawamoto (2006-08-21). "Friendster scoops up $10 million in funding". CNET. 
  9. ^ J. Nicholas Hoover (2009-11-18). "In-Q-Tel Invests In Cybersecurity Company". Information Week. 
  10. ^ Matt Marshall (2007-12-11). "Kosmix riases $10M more for search sites in health, autos, more". Venture Beat. 
  11. ^ O'Malley, Gavin (January 8, 2010). "Social Media Tools Provider Lithium Raises $18M". MediaPost. 
  12. ^ Alexandra Berzon (2007-08-21). "How to Brew $30M". Red Herring. 
  13. ^ Joseph Weisenthal (2008-07-09). "Mevio, Formerly PodShow, Raises $15 Million Third Round". Paidcontent.org. 
  14. ^ Joseph Tartakoff (2009-08-12). "Mint Raises $14 Million For Its Online Finance Service". Paidcontent.org. 
  15. ^ Vivek (May 23, 2007). "MyMint.com acquires Mint.com; raises $5 million". Startup Squad. 
  16. ^ Patrick Hoge (2009-09-27). "ODesk pulls up a chair for freelancers". San Francisco Business Times. 
  17. ^ Richard Tyler (2009-06-22). "Solid businesses have plenty of fans". London Telegraph. 
  18. ^ "Proofpoint gets $28M in new funding". San Jose Business Journal. 2008-02-27. 
  19. ^ Alaska Miller (2009-12-01). "Seeking Alpha Bags $7 Million In Funding". Business Insider. 
  20. ^ Matt Marshall (2007-09-28). "Xoom, money transfer site, raises $20M more". Venture Beat. 
  21. ^ Tricia Duryee (2008-05-27). "Pelago Secures $15 Million In Funding For Mobile Social Network On A Map". Paidcontent.org. 
  22. ^ David Gelles (2009-12-19). "Google close to deal to buy Yelp". Financial Times. 
  23. ^ Patrick Hoge (2009-09-04). "Video ad firm YuMe gets $5M". San Francisco Business Times. 

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