VC  Bridgescale Partners

     Office Locations:

855A Santa Cruz Avenue
Menlo Park, CA 94025
Phone: 650-854-6100
Fax: 650-618-8745



  • Expansion
  • Growth



  • Business Services
  • Communications & Networking
  • Energy & Clean Tech
  • Information Technology
  • Media & Digital Media



    Bridgescale Partners is a Menlo Park-based venture capital firm providing expansion capital to U.S.-based later-stage technology companies. The firm has invested in more than 100 private companies of which 25 achieved and IPO and more than 50 exited through an M&A. This list includes category leaders such as Atheros, CNET, FormFactor, Geocities, ONI Systems, Pivotal Technologies, Quantum Effects Design, SupportSoft and Sycamore Networks. The firm is active across a broad range of information technology, media and communication sectors based on the core investment themes for growth: Broadband enabled services, Digital Media Convergence, Software as a Service, Communication Infrastructure, Mobility and Clean Energy. In addition, Bridgescale has advised on more than 35 M&A and financing transactions representing more than $25 billion in transaction value. Bridgescale's strategy is to invest $3 million to $8 million into category leading mid to late stage companies in what is generally their final round before achieving profitability.



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    Investment Firm Key

       VC = Venture Capital
       PE = Private Equity
       A = Angel
       I = Incubator
       MB = Merchant Bank
       VD = Venture Debt
       FI = Family Investment Office
       FOF = Fund of Funds
       ED = Economic Development Office   
       TT = Technology Transfer Office
       CVC = Corporate Venture Capital
       SEC = Secondary Purchaser
       HF = Hedge Fund/Mutual Fund
    Venture Capital
    Seed Stage
    (includes "pre-seed," or
    concept stage)
    No Revenue
    Early StageMinimal
    Growth Stage
    (also called Mid-stage)
    Expansion Stage
    (also called Late-stage)
    $7M and greater
    Private Equity
    Lower Middle Market$10M-$249M
    Middle Market$250M-$499M
    Upper Middle Market$500M-$1B
    Large Cap>$1B

    Investment Team:

    Name   Title
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    Matthew Cowan Managing Director
    Rob Chaplinsky Managing Director


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