Weekly Update #115: 15 Late Stage Companies to Watch

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Hello Investors,
 
 
15 Late Stage Companies to Watch
We wanted to take a look at the potential upcoming class of Unicorns (private tech companies with $1 billion+ valuations). We searched for companies backed by the top late-stage venture capital firms, that had also raised over $50M to date. Here's a short list:
 
  • Founded: 2008
  • Funding to date: $473M
  • Notable investors: Fidelity Investments, Founders Fund

Blue Jeans Network

  • Founded: 2009
  • Funding to date: $175M
  • Notable investors: New Enterprise Associates, Accel Partners, Battery Ventures

Delphix

  • Founded: 2008
  • Funding to date: $119M
  • Notable investors: Fidelity Investments, Greylock Partners, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Battery Ventures, Summit Partners

Sweetgreen

  • Founded: 2007
  • Funding to date: $75M
  • Notable investors: T. Rowe Price, Red Sea Ventures, Signatures Capital, Steve Case

SevOne

  • Founded: 2005
  • Funding to date: $202M
  • Notable investors: Bain Capital Ventures, Westfield Capital Management, Brookside Capital, HarbourVest Partners, Osage Venture Partners

Crossbar

  • Founded: 2008
  • Funding to date: $80M
  • Notable investors: KPCB, Artiman Ventures, CBC Capital, Correlation Ventures, University of Michigan

Kobalt

  • Founded: 2000
  • Funding to date: $116M
  • Notable investors: Google Ventures, Balderton Capital, MSD Capital, Spark Ventures, Michael Dell

Whipclip

  • Founded: 2014
  • Funding to date: $60M
  • Notable investors: Institutional Venture Partners, Greycroft Partners, Metamorphic Ventures 

Oportun

  • Founded: 2005
  • Funding to date: $250M
  • Notable investors: Institutional Venture Partners, Greylock Partners, Madrone Capital Partners, TPG Capital 

MarkLogic

  • Founded: 2003
  • Funding to date: $175M
  • Notable investors: Wellington Management, Arrowpoint Partners, Northgate Capital, Sequoia Capital, Lehman Brothers

Tintri

  • Founded: 2008
  • Funding to date: $260M
  • Notable investors: Silver Lake, Insight Venture Partners, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Menlo Ventures, New Enterprise Associates

Appirio

  • Founded: 2006
  • Funding to date: $112M
  • Notable investors: Fidelity, General Atlantic, GGV Capital, Salesforce Ventures, Sequoia Capital

Urban Airship

  • Founded: 2009
  • Funding to date: $76M
  • Notable investors: August Capital, Foundry Group, True Ventures, Verizon Ventures, Intel Capital

C2FO

  • Founded: 2008
  • Funding to date: $70M
  • Notable investors: Tiger Global Management, Mithril Capital Management, Union Square Ventures

LimeRoad

  • Founded: 2012
  • Funding to date: $50M
  • Notable Investors: Tiger Global Management, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Matrix Partners
 
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Phil Haslett | Founder & Head of Investor Relations | EquityZen 
 
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