August Capital

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August Capital
Venture fund
IndustryVenture capital
Founded1995; 25 years ago (1995)[1]
FoundersDavid Marquardt
John Johnston
HeadquartersMenlo Park, California, U.S.

August Capital is a venture capital firm founded by David Marquardt and John Johnston in 1995. It is focused on information technology and is based in Menlo Park, California.


August Capital specialized in growth capital and startup investments. The firm has invested in all stages with a focus on early and late stage, management buyouts, and private investments in public equity. The firm has invested in the information technology spectrum including IT infrastructure, data center technologies, systems management, security, storage, and cloud computing systems and software.[2]

Partner David Hornik was on the Midas List in 2012.[3]

Investments include[4] Alta Devices,,[5] Be Incorporated,[6] CommonBond, Conexant, CSR, Devicescape, DNN, Ebates, Encentuate, Fastly, GitLab, Hipcamp, INRIX, Integral Ad Science, LendingTree, Livemocha, Liveops, Luxtera, Massdrop, Mavenir Systems, MetroFi, Mirantis, Netpulse, Nomis, Open Garden, OrderAhead, PacketTrap, Paperless Post,[5] Postini,[7] Pubmatic, Quandl, RADLAN, Red Swoosh,, RJMetrics, Rocket Lawyer, Samba TV, Seagate, Six Apart, Snagajob, Splunk, StumbleUpon, Sun Basket, Swoopo, Technorati, Tegile, Ubicom, UpGuard, Urban Airship, Virsto, Wattpad, WePay, Xirrus, and Zulily.[5]


  1. ^ "August Capital Raises $450 Million For Its Seventh Fund, August VII".
  2. ^ "August Capital: Private Company Information - Businessweek". Retrieved 2016-07-19.
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  4. ^ "August Capital | Crunchbase". Crunchbase. Retrieved 2018-06-06.
  5. ^ a b c "Active Funds Archives". August Capital. Retrieved 2019-02-06.
  6. ^ Kanellos, Michael. "Intel to invest in Be". CNET. Retrieved 2019-02-07.
  7. ^ Abrar, Peerzada (2012-06-07). "PubMatic raises $45 million in Mezzanine Financing led by August Capital". The Economic Times. Retrieved 2019-02-07.