OpenView Venture Partners is a venture capital firm focused on helping technology companies turn their visions into reality.
Everything we do is focused on finding, capitalizing and assisting expansion stage technology companies and accelerating their pursuit to become market leading organizations.
We’ve built our team around the idea that we will provide meaningful value to each and every portfolio company. To that end, we devote every person, every skill, and every advantage into making sure that each and every one of our portfolio companies succeeds.
Based in Boston, MA, we invest around the world and offer significant global expansion assistance to companies both inside and outside of North America.
In support of a founder’s vision, OpenView Venture Partners provides financial, strategic, operational and practical support in a highly collaborative way, on an as-needed basis.
The art and science behind the business: OpenView Labs
What makes OpenView Partners most unique as a venture capital firm is our team of strategic and operational consultants at OpenView Labs. The charge of Labs is to create, gather, store, and disseminate best practices on behalf of our portfolio companies.
Through the team’s continual research, analysis and real-world deployments, our portfolio companies gain new ideas, approaches and methodologies for improving and growing their businesses.
The Labs team hosts quarterly idea-sharing forums and workshops, coaches and collaborates with our portfolio of software companies, and publicly discusses the best company building ideas through our blogs and websites.
Our portfolio companies can even use the Labs office as temporary space to house some of their staff for training or process incubation purposes, and use our OpenView Studios space for meetings, conferences, or recording and producing multimedia marketing content.
- To help our portfolio companies and prospects better understand the power of Labs, we post videos that give them a much better idea of what we can do for expanding technology companies.
- We also feature a case study that describes a specific situation or approach that contributed to the success of one or more of our portfolio companies.
- We collect and share industry data on hot topics for expansion stage technology companies in our reports.
- To provide ideas and inspiration to senior managers of the emerging technology community as a whole, we have created the Labs website.
- Further, we share our learnings in our blog and our weekly tips and tricks e-mail.
This blend of art and science combined with an open approach allows us to be at the forefront of industry trends and solutions – all of which drives the success of our portfolio companies.
What We Bring
There are five tangible benefits that OpenView Venture Partners brings to each and every portfolio company:
- Experienced People and teams to work with
- Proven Approaches for working with our companies
- Innovative Ideas for building companies
- Portfolio Community to learn from and collaborate with
- Efficient Process for getting the right investment and team in place
It is our strong belief that:
Success is the result of great aspirations (e.g. mission, vision, values), a solid set of strategic goals, appropriate resources, and relentless execution.
The portfolio company management teams are the key to great strategy, focus, and execution. In order to maximize the probability of success, every management team needs a constant flow of the best outside contacts, solid ideas, objective assessments, and great people to help them continuously improve and maximize their market opportunity.
A well-designed venture capital firm is uniquely positioned to provide management teams with a meaningful flow of contacts, ideas, and people and can also offer its portfolio companies significant help developing and refining aspirations, goals, execution, and ultimate performance.
The only way for a venture capital firm to provide meaningful value is to truly understand the issues, opportunities, people, and companies in and around the companies that it invests in. Sharp focus on market sector and stage significantly improves this understanding.
Mission-driven. Growth oriented.
To be the best firm in the industry for our stakeholders by:
- Building great companies
- Delivering top investment results
- Developing outstanding people and teams
- Being solid community citizens.
- Deliver significant value to each and every portfolio company
- Focus only on target prospects
- Capitalize on all best-fit opportunities
- Build something great
- Focus on the few things that matter
- True sense of urgency
- Continuous rapid improvement
- Fact-based decision making
- High ethical standards
To learn more about OpenView Venture Partners by viewing the OpenView brochure.
OpenView Venture Partners III, L.P.
Total Assets Under Management
Expansion – Companies that have solid growth, are achieving $2-$20 million in annual sales, and are interested in raising $5-$15 million in capital.
Technology – We target technology companies in markets that include software, Internet, new media, and technology-enabled business models.
What We Do
At OpenView we target expansion stage technology companies that have solid growth, are achieving $2-$20 million in annual sales, and are interested in raising $5-$15 million in capital.
Mission, Vision & Values
Success is the result of great aspirations, a solid set of strategic goals, appropriate resources, and relentless execution.
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