About

Our experience makes us realistic about how businesses unfold, and we can advise our portfolio companies at all phases of growth. Our size, global presence and heritage enable us to offer our venture capital and growth equity portfolio companies high-level, long-term assistance.

For more than 50 years, Norwest Venture Partners (NVP) has actively partnered with entrepreneurs to build and grow successful businesses. The firm manages approximately $5 billion in capital, has funded over 550 companies since inception and has demonstrated an exemplary track record producing premier investment returns during differing capital market environments. Our size, global presence and heritage enable us to offer our venture capital and growth equity portfolio companies high-level, long-term assistance. Our experience makes us realistic about how businesses unfold, and we can advise our portfolio companies at all phases of growth, from start-up through IPO or acquisition. (View our historical timeline)

NVP is a global, multi-stage fund dedicated to both domestic and international venture capital and growth equity investments. We believe that raising one global fund is a distinct advantage for our portfolio companies. In today’s global economy, it is important that all NVP portfolio companies—whether they are based in the U.S. or abroad—benefit from our network of global contacts and resources. Therefore, we’ve chosen to invest out of one single fund, instead of keeping our international investments and partners separate from the rest of the firm. NVP partners are committed to each investment in the portfolio, regardless of the location, and they all have a vested interest in making each NVP company successful.

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Companies need more than an infusion of capital to succeed. Norwest Venture Partners provides the business relationships that make the difference between moderate success and market leadership. We work hard with our management teams to think critically about key strategic issues, business building initiatives and how collectively we can drive increased shareholder value.