VC  Tenaya Capital

     Office Locations:

3101 Park Blvd.
Palo Alto, CA 94306
Phone: 650-687-6500



  • Early
  • Expansion
  • Growth



  • Communications & Networking
  • Energy & Clean Tech
  • Information Technology
  • Semiconductor
  • Software & Internet



    With offices in Pal Alto, CA and Boston, Tenaya Capital is a venture capital firm that invests in mid to late stage venture-backed technology companies. Founded in 1995 as Lehman Brothers Venture Partners, the firm became an independent company in 2009. Over the years Tenaya has raised five funds representing over $1 billion of committed capital, investing it in a wide range of high-growth technology companies including software, consumer Internet, IT infrastructure, communications and electronics. Tenaya's investment can be more than $30 million, however the firm typically starts with an initial investment of $5 million to $20 million. The firm's investments range from companies that are in the initial stages of revenue generation to companies seeking pre-IPO mezzanine capital. The majority of Tenaya's investments are in the mid-stage, where companies are generating $1 - 5 million of revenue per quarter. The firm does not make seed or Series A investments.

    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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    Luna Lu Associate
    Ben Boyer Partner
    Brian Melton Partner
    Brian Paul Partner
    Dorian Merritt CFO


    Recent Funding Events (trailing 12 months):







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      Series D


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