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Investments

8

Funds

2

About Tahoma Ventures

Tahoma Ventures is the venture fund of John Ives, making early stage investments in IT technology startups.

Tahoma Ventures Headquarter Location

Boulder, Colorado,

United States

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Kentik Raises $40 Million to End the Era of Fragmented Monitoring

Oct 8, 2021

Company unifies full-stack observability for network, infrastructure, application and business operations teams SAN FRANCISCO, October 7, 2021-- Kentik®, the network observability company, today announced it closed a $40 million Series C funding round led by existing investor Third Point Ventures. Investors from prior rounds – August Capital, Tahoma Ventures, DCVC, Engineering Capital and Vistara Growth – were joined by new investors Golub Capital, Gaingels and Delta-v Capital to complete this round. To date, Kentik has raised $102 million in total financing. With the explosion of digital business, the API economy and consumer expectations for instantaneous service, applications rely more than ever on network health and performance. At the same time, those networks are increasingly diverse and no longer managed by one group. When there's a service outage or degradation, teams scramble to siloed monitoring tools to understand whether the root cause is a code flaw, cloud infrastructure misconfiguration, network congestion or any number of issues within or outside of their control. And every second of delay directly affects the customer experience and revenue. "Kentik provides the only platform to unify full-stack observability for network, infrastructure, application and business operations teams. Tech economy leaders like Box, Dropbox, Zoom and hundreds more use Kentik to diagnose and prevent performance issues, optimize across infrastructure, and drive massive growth and customer satisfaction," said Avi Freedman, Co-founder and CEO of Kentik. "This financing will help us accelerate investments in our platform as well as partner with other observability leaders to end the era of fragmented monitoring." "Kentik's base business continues to grow fast, with great retention and upsell, and its new products are opening up massive new TAM," said Robert Schwartz, Managing Partner of Third Point Ventures. "With strong financial results and excellent growth economics, we're excited to double down on our commitment to Kentik." The raise comes on the heels of several milestones for the company: • Quick adoption of new products Kentik Synthetics and Kentik Cloud • Key partnerships, including with New Relic and Cloudflare • The launch of Kentik Labs, Kentik's new open-source initiative "We have full confidence in Kentik as the industry leader in developing network infrastructure software at a pivotal time when networks are becoming increasingly complex," said Rob Sverbilov, Senior Director at Golub Capital. "We are excited to partner with the existing and new investors to support Kentik's next growth phase." "We look for exceptional companies with committed teams who are making the world better with more than just their product offerings," said Lorenzo Thione, Managing Director of Gaingels. "As the largest investor network focused on supporting companies that value and embrace diverse leadership, we're proud to invest in Kentik's growth, and we are committed to helping as they scale and strengthen the company and continue to build a culture that reflects the diversity of its teams, customers, partners and the market." Kentik is expanding its world-class team and hiring globally for open positions in engineering, marketing, operations, product management and sales. The company recently earned the highest ratings among competitors in Network Performance Management (NPM) and was named a 2021 Value Leader by analyst firm EMA. The Kentik Network Observability Cloud platform is available for free trial, or you can request a demo. ABOUT KENTIK Kentik is the network observability company. Our platform is a must-have for the network front line, whether digital business, corporate IT or service provider. Network professionals turn to the Kentik Network Observability Cloud to plan, run and fix any network, relying on our infinite granularity, AI-driven insights and fast search. Kentik makes sense of network, cloud, host and container flow, internet routing, performance tests and network metrics. We show networking pros what they need to know about their network performance, health and security to make their business-critical services shine. Networks power the world's most valuable companies, and those companies trust Kentik for network observability. Market leaders like IBM, Box and Zoom rely on Kentik for network observability. Visit us at kentik.com and follow us at @kentikinc. For more information about the investors, visit: Third Point Ventures, August Capital, Tahoma Ventures, DCVC, Engineering Capital, Vistara Growth, Golub Capital, Gaingels and Delta-v Capital.

Tahoma Ventures Investments

8 Investments

Tahoma Ventures has made 8 investments. Their latest investment was in Kentik Technologies as part of their Series D on October 10, 2021.

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Tahoma Ventures Investments Activity

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Date

Round

Company

Amount

New?

Co-Investors

Sources

10/7/2021

Series D

Kentik Technologies

$40M

No

3

5/27/2020

Series C

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$99M

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10

8/8/2017

Seed VC - II

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$99M

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10

5/30/2017

Seed VC

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$99M

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10

3/22/2016

Seed VC

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$99M

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10

Date

10/7/2021

5/27/2020

8/8/2017

5/30/2017

3/22/2016

Round

Series D

Series C

Seed VC - II

Seed VC

Seed VC

Company

Kentik Technologies

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Amount

$40M

$99M

$99M

$99M

$99M

New?

No

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Co-Investors

Sources

3

10

10

10

10

Tahoma Ventures Fund History

2 Fund Histories

Tahoma Ventures has 2 funds, including Tahoma Ventures I LP.

Closing Date

Fund

Fund Type

Status

Amount

Sources

12/31/2013

Tahoma Ventures I LP

Early-Stage Venture Capital

$5M

1

Tahoma Ventures I Continuity

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$99M

10

Closing Date

12/31/2013

Fund

Tahoma Ventures I LP

Tahoma Ventures I Continuity

Fund Type

Early-Stage Venture Capital

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Status

Amount

$5M

$99M

Sources

1

10

Tahoma Ventures Team

2 Team Members

Tahoma Ventures has 2 team members, including current Managing Director, John Ives.

Name

Work History

Title

Status

John Ives

Managing Director

Current

Kevin Lyman

Founder

Former

Name

John Ives

Kevin Lyman

Work History

Title

Managing Director

Founder

Status

Current

Former

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