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focusventures.com

Investments

205

Portfolio Exits

88

Funds

4

Partners & Customers

1

About Focus Ventures

Focus Ventures, located in Palo Alto, California, was founded in 1997 and currently has over $830 million under management. Focus Ventures invests in privately held, expansion stage technology companies that have previously received backing from a leading early stage venture capital firm. The firm seeks communications and software companies that have completed initial product development and have begun the marketing of their products and/or services. Most of the technical risk is behind them, and they are seeking additional capital to further expand their sales and marketing efforts.

Headquarters Location

525 University Avenue Suite 225

Palo Alto, California, 94301,

United States

650-325-7400

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Latest Focus Ventures News

BSRP Advises Focus Ventures and Hiventures on Investment in Continest Technologies

Sep 22, 2022

Details Default Helvetica Segoe Georgia Times Ban, S. Szabo, Rausch & Partners has advised Focus Ventures and Hiventures on their investment in Continest Technologies. According to BSRP, “Focus Ventures and Hiventures are investment fund managers managing municipal investment funds across Hungary. Continest is a company that has developed innovative foldable container technology and is currently rapidly expanding the sale and lease of such containers in various industry fields, including defense and health.” BSRP’s team was led by Partner Balazs Unger, supervised by Managing Partner Janos Rausch , and included Associates Diana Aszodi, Viktoria Utassy, and Kinga Laszlo-Boelcskei. BSRP was unable to provide additional information on the deal. Hungary Knowledge Partner Nagy és Trócsányi was founded in 1991, turned into limited professional partnership (in Hungarian: ügyvédi iroda) in 1992, with the aim of offering sophisticated legal services. The firm continues to seek excellence in a comprehensive and modern practice, which spans international commercial and business law. The firm’s lawyers provide clients with advice and representation in an active, thoughtful and ethical manner, with a real understanding of clients‘ business needs and the markets in which they operate. The firm is one of the largest home-grown independent law firms in Hungary. Currently Nagy és Trócsányi has 26 lawyers out of which there are 8 active partners. All partners are equity partners. Nagy és Trócsányi is a legal entity and registered with the Budapest Bar Association. All lawyers of the Budapest office are either members of, or registered as clerks with, the Budapest Bar Association. Several of the firm’s lawyers are admitted attorneys or registered as legal consultants in New York. The firm advises a broad range of clients, including numerous multinational corporations. Our activity focuses on the following practice areas: M&A, company law, litigation and dispute resolution, real estate law, banking and finance, project financing, insolvency and restructuring, venture capital investment, taxation, competition, utilities, energy, media and telecommunication. Nagy és Trócsányi is the exclusive member firm in Hungary for Lex Mundi – the world’s leading network of independent law firms with in-depth experience in 100+countries worldwide. The firm advises a broad range of clients, including numerous multinational corporations. Among our key clients are: OTP Bank, Sberbank, Erste Bank, Scania, KS ORKA, Mannvit, DAF Trucks, Booking.com, Museum of Fine Arts of Budapest, Hungarian Post Pte Ltd, Hiventures, Strabag, CPI Hungary, Givaudan, Marks & Spencer, CBA.

Focus Ventures Investments

205 Investments

Focus Ventures has made 205 investments. Their latest investment was in Continest Technologies as part of their Seed VC - II on May 5, 2022.

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Focus Ventures Investments Activity

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Round

Company

Amount

New?

Co-Investors

Sources

5/25/2022

Seed VC - II

Continest Technologies

$6.92M

Yes

1

9/12/2019

Series F

Shape Security

$51M

No

29

11/1/2018

Series E

Shape Security

$26M

Yes

4

10/5/2018

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$99M

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10

1/5/2017

Series E

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$99M

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10

Date

5/25/2022

9/12/2019

11/1/2018

10/5/2018

1/5/2017

Round

Seed VC - II

Series F

Series E

Unattributed VC

Series E

Company

Continest Technologies

Shape Security

Shape Security

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Amount

$6.92M

$51M

$26M

$99M

$99M

New?

Yes

No

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Co-Investors

Sources

1

29

4

10

10

Focus Ventures Portfolio Exits

88 Portfolio Exits

Focus Ventures has 88 portfolio exits. Their latest portfolio exit was Pivot3 on July 20, 2021.

Date

Exit

Companies

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Acquirer

Sources

7/20/2021

Acquired

$99M

2

6/8/2021

Merger

$99M

3

12/19/2019

Acquired

$99M

5

2/9/2018

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10

11/3/2017

Acquired

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$99M

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10

Date

7/20/2021

6/8/2021

12/19/2019

2/9/2018

11/3/2017

Exit

Acquired

Merger

Acquired

Acquired

Acquired

Companies

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Valuation

$99M

$99M

$99M

$99M

$99M

Acquirer

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Sources

2

3

5

10

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Focus Ventures Fund History

4 Fund Histories

Focus Ventures has 4 funds, including Focus Opportunity Fund.

Closing Date

Fund

Fund Type

Status

Amount

Sources

2/8/2016

Focus Opportunity Fund

$10M

1

4/19/2006

Focus Ventures III

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$99M

10

12/23/1999

Focus Ventures II LP

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$99M

10

10/1/1997

Focus Ventures I LP

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$99M

10

Closing Date

2/8/2016

4/19/2006

12/23/1999

10/1/1997

Fund

Focus Opportunity Fund

Focus Ventures III

Focus Ventures II LP

Focus Ventures I LP

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Amount

$10M

$99M

$99M

$99M

Sources

1

10

10

10

Focus Ventures Partners & Customers

1 Partners and customers

Focus Ventures has 1 strategic partners and customers. Focus Ventures recently partnered with Daewoo Engineering and Construction on October 10, 2014.

Date

Type

Business Partner

Country

News Snippet

Sources

10/23/2014

Partner

South Korea

Focus Signs Joint Venture Agreement with Daewoo International Corporation

Under the terms of the agreement , Focus Ventures Ltd. and Daewoo International will establish a joint venture company to develop and operate the Aurora project .

1

Date

10/23/2014

Type

Partner

Business Partner

Country

South Korea

News Snippet

Focus Signs Joint Venture Agreement with Daewoo International Corporation

Under the terms of the agreement , Focus Ventures Ltd. and Daewoo International will establish a joint venture company to develop and operate the Aurora project .

Sources

1

Focus Ventures Team

8 Team Members

Focus Ventures has 8 team members, including current Founder, General Partner, James H. Boettcher.

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Work History

Title

Status

James H. Boettcher

Founder, General Partner

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James H. Boettcher

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