Meritech Capital Partners

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Meritech Capital Partners
Industry Private equity
Founded 1999
Founders Mike Gordon, Paul Madera, Rob Ward
Headquarters Palo Alto, CA, United States
Key people
Craig Sherman (Managing Director)
Products Venture capital
Total assets $2.6 billion
Number of employees

Meritech Capital Partners is an American private equity company focused on late stage venture capital investments in information technology companies with a focus on consumer Internet and media, software and services, enterprise infrastructure, and medical devices.


The Palo Alto, California-based firm, was founded in 1999 with sponsorship from Accel Partners, Oak Investment Partners, Redpoint Ventures and Worldview Technology Partners. Since 2003, however, Meritech has independently operated and invested in later stage technology companies. The firm has raised approximately $2.6 billion since inception across four funds. In July 2014 Meritech raised a $500 million fund with a $65 million sidecar vehicle.[1]


Among Meritech's most notable investments are Cornerstone OnDemand,[2] Facebook,[3] Fortinet, and Other notable investments include Alteryx, Anaplan, 2Wire, Evernote, Tableau Software, Sourcefire, Riverbed, Netezza, Netsuite, IntraLase, and Cloudera.


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