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We are a global, technology-focused investment firm pursuing the most promising companies and ideas.
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Founded in 1983, Battery makes venture-capital and private equity investments across stages from offices in Boston, Silicon Valley and Israel. Our team ferrets out potentially cutting-edge, category-defining businesses in markets including application software, IT infrastructure, consumer Internet/mobile and industrial technology. We have raised $4.7 billion since inception and are currently investing our latest funds with a combined market capitalization of $900 million. 

Learn more about our firm on our website here, on our Powered by Battery site for entrepreneurs and on Twitter; follow us there @BatteryVentures.

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AppDynamics CEO Jyoti Bansal is back with general partner Neeraj Agrawal in the latest SaaS Adventure series; catch the videos here:

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Movin' on up. Congratulations to Battery Ventures' newest vice presidents Jeff Lu, Sanjiv Kalevar and Shiran Shalev, and welcome back Ben Johnston!
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Thank Gorbachev for entrepreneurship--and liberty! From that wave of Jewish refugees came entrepreneurs who created world-changing technology companies like PayPal, Google and WhatsApp. Battery Ventures General Partner Scott Tobin in Forbes:
It has now been 25 years since Mikhail Gorbachev, with his Soviet Union crumbling, decided to open the emigration gates and allow 1.6 million Jews to leave for Israel, Germany and the United States. This may be one of the most stunning and ironic immigration stories of the last 50 years. [...]
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How data and algorithms can help companies find more highly skilled workers who are better matches for their organization, employ a more diverse workforce--via Claire Cain Miller, The New York Times
Start-ups say they can eliminate biases and create more skilled and diverse workplaces, but data science will probably need human supervision.
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Be Intentional About Culture—and Pick Your VCs Wisely: Lessons from Marketo’s Phil Fernandez
In the final installments of our Phil Fernandez SaaS Adventure video series, the Marketo CEO talks with Battery’s Neeraj Agrawal about building a healthy company...
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How one Palo Alto startup aims to overhaul the rental market, take the agony and uncertainty out of finding a rental in the hottest real estate market in the country: http://bayareane.ws/1KBBdLA 
HomeSuite, a 5-month-old startup, is using the Web to overhaul the short-term rental market, trying to take the agony and uncertainty out of finding a month-to-month rental in the hottest real-estate market in the country.
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Thrilled to announce that former MongoDB CEO Max Schireson is joining Battery Ventures as an executive in residence (EIR). Working alongside Battery General Partner Dharmesh Thakker, who invested in MongoDB at Intel Capital, Schireson will advise startups on building open-source communities, product-market fit and monetization.
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In just 7 years, Jyoti Bansal has grown AppDynamics from tiny startup to an industry-leading application-intelligence company. Battery Ventures general partner Neeraj Agrawal sits down with Bansal to hear his SaaS Adventure story; watch here:  
What does it take to build a standout enterprise SaaS company? In the latest installment of our SaaS Adventure video series, Battery Ventures General Partner...
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Proud to participate in Sukhinder Singh Cassidy's important, new ChoosePossibility diversity initiative, BoardList, which aims to increase the number of women on private-company boards. Battery Ventures general partners Michael Brown and Roger Lee discuss: 
A few weeks ago, we were approached by a prominent Silicon Valley executive we both know, Sukhinder Singh Cassidy, about helping her with a project...
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What is “Low-Code” App Development? And Why Should Businesses Care?
The UK-based insurer LV= (formerly Liverpool Victoria) was facing a technical challenge. A period of rapid growth, including numerous acquisitions, had swamped its IT department...
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Are VC services over-hyped? The story of Battery Ventures' middle path: 
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Advice for entrepreneurs on validating product-market fit, scaling sales management and going international from Phil Fernandez, CEO, Marketo in a new video interview with Battery Ventures general partner Neeraj Agrawal.
How, as a SaaS company, do you validate product-market fit? Scale a sales team? And successfully expand your business overseas? Marketo CEO Phil Fernandez continues...
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