Portfolio

Diverse. Dynamic. Disruptive.

ONSET Ventures invests in information technology and medical markets leveraging both disruptive technologies and disruptive business models. In information technology, we invest in areas such as mobility, new media, security and infrastructure. Within medical technology, our investment focus includes medical devices, drug delivery, diagnostics and healthcare information technology.

  • Accelerated Networks, Inc.

    Moorpark, CA

    No URL

    Founded in 1996

    High-performance networking products that allow integrated data and voice services to be delivered to a customer over a single high-speed line. Merged with Occam Networks Inc. in 2002.

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  • AccessClosure, Inc.

    Santa Clara, CA

    http://www.accessclosure.com

    Founded in 2002

    Devices used to seal arterial punctures after vascular interventional procedures. Acquired by Cardinal Health in 2014.

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  • Adaptive Insights, Inc. (formerly Adaptive Planning)

    Palo Alto, CA

    http://www.adaptiveinsights.com/

    Founded in 2003

    Hosted subscription-based financial planning, forecasting and business intelligence software.

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  • Adara

    Mountain View, CA

    http://www.adaraglobal.com/

    Founded in 2005

    Internet ad targeting leveraging audience data from premium offline and online sources.

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  • AdsNative

    San Francisco, CA

    http://www.adsnative.com/

    Founded in 2013

    Content-sensitive in-stream/native ad serving platform for premium publishers.

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  • Alteon WebSystems, Inc.

    San Jose, CA

    No URL

    Founded in 1996

    Gigabit ethernet products to increase the performance, scalability and availability of servers. IPO 1999. Acquired by Nortel Networks in 2000.

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  • AneuRx, Inc.

    Cupertino, CA

    No URL

    Founded in 1993

    Surgical grafts for treating abdominal aortic aneurysms delivered via minimally invasive technologies. Acquired by Medtronic in 1996.

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  • APX Holdings, Inc.

    San Jose, CA

    http://www.apx.com/

    Founded in 1996

    Provides information analytics and services for energy and environmental markets.

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  • Arcot Systems, Inc.

    Sunnyvale, CA

    http://www.arcot.com/

    Founded in 1997

    Market leader in authentication and digital signature software.
    Acquired by CA Technologies (CA) in 2010.

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  • BAROnova, Inc.

    Goleta, CA

    http://www.baronova.com

    Founded in 2006

    Innovative minimally invasive nonsurgical, nonpharmacologic therapies for the treatment of obesity.

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  • BuySight, Inc.

    Sunnyvale, CA

    http://www.buysight.com/

    Founded in 2008

    Online display advertising network focused on the e-commerce shopping market. Acquired by AOL in 2012.

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  • Callidus Software, Inc.

    San Jose, CA

    http://www.callidussoftware.com/

    Founded in 1996

    Enterprise Incentive Management (EIM) software solutions for sales optimization. IPO 2003. NASDAQ: CALD.

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  • Clarify, Inc.

    San Jose, CA

    No URL

    Founded in 1990

    Customer relationship management for companies that sell complex systems or technology-based products. IPO 1995. Acquired by Nortel Networks in 2000.

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  • ClariPhy Communications, Inc.

    Irvine, CA

    http://www.clariphy.com

    Founded in 2002

    Develops mixed-signal CMOS integrated circuits to enable 10, 40 and 100 Gb/s optical networks.

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  • Cloud Cruiser

    Roseville, CA

    http://www.cloudcruiser.com

    Founded in 2010

    Cloud Cruiser is the leader in Cloud Cost Management, providing cost optimization for the enterprise cloud.

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  • Conceptus

    Mountain View, CA

    http://www.conceptus.com

    Founded in 1992

    Unique catheter-based systems for less-invasive diagnosis and treatment of female reproductive disorders. Went public in 1996. NASDAQ: CPTS.

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  • Corvita Corporation

    Miami, FL

    No URL

    Founded in 1986

    Synthetic grafts for replacing diseased blood vessels. IPO 1994. Acquired by Pfizer in 1996.

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  • Curon Medical, Inc.

    Fremont, CA

    No URL

    Founded in 1997

    Devices for the minimally invasive treatment of gastro-intestinal diseases, focusing initially on Gastro Esophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), and fecal incontinence. IPO 2000. NASDAQ: CURN.

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  • CytoPherx, Inc.

    Ann Arbor, MI

    No URL

    Founded in 2007

    Cytopheresis-based inflammation modulating system for treatment of acute kidney injury patients.

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  • Eloquent, Inc.

    San Mateo, CA

    http://www.eloquent.com/

    Founded in 1995

    Enterprise software for managing product marketing, product launch and product sales. IPO 2000. Acquired by Open Text in 2003.

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  • Embolic Protection, Inc.

    Campbell, CA

    No URL

    Founded in 1999

    Devices for the prevention of embolic complications including stroke and heart attack during interventional vascular procedures. Acquired by Boston Scientific in 2001.

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  • Endocardial Solutions, Inc.

    St. Paul, MN

    No URL

    Founded in 1992

    Mapping and other diagnostics for irregular heart rhythms. IPO 1997. Acquired by St. Jude Medical in 2005.

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  • EndoTex Interventional Systems

    Cupertino, CA

    No URL

    Founded in 1995

    Carotid stents to treat carotid artery disease and prevent strokes. Acquired by Boston Scientific in 2007.

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  • Ensim Corporation

    Santa Clara, CA

    http://www.ensim.com

    Founded in 1998

    Provides management software for security and provisioning of Microsoft Active Directory and Exchange.

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  • Enteromedics, Inc.

    St. Paul, MN

    http://www.enteromedics.com

    Founded in 2002

    Therapeutic neuromodulation platform for treating obesity and other medical conditions. IPO 2007. NASDAQ: ETRM.

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  • Euphonix, Inc.

    Palo Alto, CA

    http://www.euphonix.com/

    Founded in 1988

    Computer-based systems that bring digital sound recording, mixing and editing to professional recording studios. IPO 1995. OTC: EUPH.PK

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  • Flexuspine, Inc.

    Pittsburgh, PA

    http://www.flexuspine.com

    Founded 2003

    Total spine joint replacement for the treatment of degenerative spine disease.

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  • Gadzoox Networks, Inc.

    Santa Clara, CA

    No URL

    Founded in 1992

    Gigabit connectivity products for storage area networks (SANs) based on fiber channel standards. IPO 1999. Acquired by Broadcom in 2003.

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  • Gale Technologies (formerly Lumenaré Networks)

    Santa Clara, CA

    http://www.galetechnologies.com

    Founded in 1998

    Software and systems to automate the management of lab and test environments for large data centers. Aquired by Dell in 2012.

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  • Glimmerglass, Inc.

    Hayward, CA

    http://www.glimmerglass.com

    Founded in 2000

    Provides optical switching products for carriers and enterprises to create, monitor and reconfigure optical light paths.

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  • Gridstore, Inc.

    Mountain View, CA

    http://www.gridstore.com

    Founded in 2009

    Grid-based scale-out NAS delivered entirely through software.

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  • Hotspur Technologies, Inc.

    Mountain View, CA

    http://www.hotspur-inc.com

    Founded 2008

    Devices for managing AV graft thrombus for patients with end-stage renal disease. Acquired by Teleflex Incorporated in 2012.

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  • Invarium, Inc.

    San Jose, CA

    http://www.invarium.com/

    Founded in 2003

    Software for improving device yields in advanced semiconductor manufacturing. Acquired by Cadence Design Systems in 2007.

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  • Nektar Therapeutics

    San Francisco, CA

    http://www.nektar.com

    Founded in 1990

    Non-invasive drug delivery systems for delivery of pharmaceuticals via the lungs. IPO 1994. NASDAQ: NKTR.

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  • NetSeer, Inc.

    Mountain View, CA

    http://www.netseer.com/

    Founded in 2006

    Concept-based targeting of online display advertising.

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  • Neuronetics, Inc.

    Malvern, PA

    http://www.neuronetics.com

    Founded in 2003

    Non-invasive neurologic stimulation devices used to treat chronic depression.

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  • Nok Nok Labs, Inc.

    Palo Alto, CA

    http://www.noknok.com

    Founded in 2011

    Strong, flexible user authentication solutions for consumer and enterprise web services.

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  • Novasys Medical, Inc.

    Newark, CA

    http://www.novasysmedical.com

    Founded in 1999

    Minimally invasive devices and procedures for treatment of stress urinary incontinence.

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  • Obopay, Inc.

    Redwood City, CA

    http://www.obopay.com

    Founded in 2005

    Mobile payment service that enables consumers to get, send, and spend money from their mobile phones.

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  • Packeteer, Inc.

    Cupertino, CA

    No URL

    Founded in 1995

    Bandwidth management products for TCP/IP networks that optimize network bandwidth by user application and connection speed. IPO 1999.  Acquired by Blue Coat in 2008.

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  • Pancetera Software

    Santa Clara, CA

    http://www.pancetera.com/

    Founded in 2008

    Managing storage within virtualized environments.  Acquired by Quantum (QTM) in 2011.

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  • Penederm, Inc.

    Foster City, CA

    No URL

    Founded in 1987

    Novel drugs for the skin using transdermal drug delivery. IPO 1993. Acquired by Mylan Laboratories in 1998.

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  • Placecast

    San Francisco, CA

    http://www.placecast.net/

    Founded in 2005

    Location-based marketing and advertising enabling advertisers to transparently deliver localized advertising and marketing to online, wifi and mobile devices.

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  • Presidio Systems, Inc.

    Sunnyvale, CA

    No URL

    Founded in 1991

    Software systems for the collection of data during clinical trials of new drugs and medical devices. Acquired by Phase Forward Corporation in 2001.

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  • Relievant Medsystems

    Redwood City, CA

    http://www.relievant.com

    Founded in 2004

    Devices used in a minimally invasive therapeutic procedure for chronic back pain.

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  • SS8 Networks, Inc.

    Milpitas, CA

    http://www.ss8.com

    Founded in 1999

    Provides lawful intercept software services to communication service providers.

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  • Sadra Medical, Inc.

    Los Gatos, CA

    http://www.sadramedical.com

    Founded in 2003

    Minimally invasive aortic heart valves placed percutaneously via catheter.  Acquired by Boston Scientific in 2011.

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  • Securent, Inc.

    Mountain View, CA

    No URL

    Founded in 2004

    Transforms how organizations control access to applications and data with innovative entitlement management solution. Acquired by Cisco in 2007.

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  • Sentilla Corporation

    Redwood City, CA

    http://www.sentilla.com/

    Founded in 2003

    Software for managing power use in data centers.

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  • Spinal Concepts, Inc.

    Austin, TX

    No URL

    Founded in 1996

    Implantable devices used in spinal surgeries. Acquired by Abbott Laboratories in 2003.

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  • Trilogy Software, Inc.

    Austin, TX

    http://www.trilogy.com/

    Founded in 1989

    Applications software and services that help companies sell complex products by automating the order entry and supply chain for greater efficiency.

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  • Truviso, Inc.

    Foster City, CA

    http://www.truviso.com/

    Founded in 2006

    Business intelligence solutions for applications with high volumes of streaming data. Acquired by Cisco in 2012.

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  • Uptake Medical Corporation

    Tustin, CA

    http://www.uptakemedical.com

    Founded in 2004

    Technology for measurably improving pulmonary function and quality of life in severe emphysema patients.

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  • Valeritas, Inc.

    Bridgewater, NJ

    http://www.valeritas.com

    Founded in 2006

    Easy-to-use, discreet, wearable, disposable insulin delivery devices for Type 2 diabetics.

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  • Vertos Medical, Inc.

    Aliso Viejo, CA

    http://www.vertosmedical.com

    Founded in 2005

    Minimally invasive devices for decompression of lumbar spinal stenosis.

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  • Vidder

    Campbell, CA

    http://www.vidder.com/

    Founded in 2009

    Provides solutions to enable cloud and virtualized VPN security.

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  • Vindicia, Inc.

    Belmont, CA

    http://www.vindicia.com/

    Founded in 2003

    Provides on-demand billing and fraud management services for SaaS, content and gaming companies.

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  • VisionCare Ophthalmic Technologies, Inc.

    Saratoga, CA

    http://www.visioncareinc.net

    Founded in 1997

    Implantable ophthalmic devices for vision improvement in patients with severe age-related “dry” macular degeneration (AMD).

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