CVC  Palo Alto Networks Venture Fund lication-framework/venture-capital

     Office Locations:

3000 Tannery Way
Santa Clara, CA 95054
Phone: 408-753-4000



  • Early
  • Growth
  • Seed



  • Information Technology
  • Software & Internet



    The Palo Alto Networks Venture Fund provides the capital and tools to fuel the growth of seed-, early- and growth-stage security companies focused on developing innovative cloud-delivered capabilities for the Palo Alto Networks Application Framework. Palo Alto Networks is the next-generation security company, leading a new era in cybersecurity by safely enabling applications and preventing cyber breaches for tens of thousands of organizations worldwide. The $20 million security venture fund will collaborate with Greylock Partners and Sequoia Ventures to identify and evaluate innovative security applications for potential strategic co-investment. The Palo Alto Networks Venture Fund and Application Framework will help companies craft innovative technology that solves important security use cases facing the market today, providing them with seamless customer adoption, data access, and speed to market.

    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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    Chad Kinzelberg Senior VP
    Kathy Bonanno Chief Financial Officer
    Mark Anderson President
    Nikesh Arora CEO & Chairman
    Nir Zuk Founder and Chief Technology Officer


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