DAG Ventures

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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]


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]



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]


A partial list of investments includes:


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  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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