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InterWest is proud and privileged to partner with visionary management teams who are shaping the future of Information Technology and Healthcare. The companies they have started are vital parts of the portfolio of industry-leading startups that InterWest has helped over the last four decades.

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Information Technology

Information Technology

NexPlanar Corp

Mon, 06/11/2012 - 10:59 -- admin

NexPlanar builds the next generation of chemical mechanical planarization (CMP) pads for the semiconductor device industry. Its proprietary nano-domain technology, coupled with patented molded grooves and the unique ability to tune the pads, results in dramatically improved yields and lower cost of ownership with extended pad life.

Market Tools

Mon, 06/11/2012 - 10:54 -- admin

MarketTools is the leader in software and services for enterprise feedback management and online market research. It gives customers the ability to continuously understand their target customers through innovative approaches based on advanced technology, research expertise, global market reach and an online panel community of over 2.5 million individuals worldwide. MarketTools was acquired by Survey Monkey in 2012.

LocBox Labs

Mon, 06/11/2012 - 10:50 -- admin

LocBox provides online advertising services that help companies draw new customers and encourage the return of previous customers to their website by co-marketing with other businesses. Using LocBox services, companies can create offers, last-minute promotions, automatic reminders and loyalty programs.

InVisage Technologies

Mon, 06/11/2012 - 10:48 -- admin

InVisage Technologies is a fabless semiconductor company developing QuantumFilm, a breakthrough imaging-sensing technology that will replace silicon. Its first product enables high-fidelity, high-resolution images from handheld devices like camera phones and digital cameras.

INVIDI Technologies

Mon, 06/11/2012 - 10:47 -- admin

INVIDI Technologies is the world’s only truly addressable targeted television advertising and marketing solution for cable, satellite and IPTV service providers at the headend, household and individual viewer level. It is instrumental in resolving the growing disparity between pay television’s greater share of television viewership and its disproportionately smaller share of advertising revenue.


Mon, 06/11/2012 - 10:45 -- admin

iDoneThis is a web-based service where users can record their daily accomplishments for journaling, tracking tasks, business reporting and for simply staying motivated. The site launched in May 2010 and within a few months had attracted more than 10,000 users logging hundreds of thousands of entries per day.


Mon, 06/11/2012 - 10:42 -- admin

Gain Fitness’s website and mobile app personalize exercise science to fit individuals’ unique lifestyles. Launched in 2011, it plans to disrupt the fitness industry, which is overly focused on sensationalized, guilt-driven marketing and aggressive distribution models. Founded by Google veterans and fitness experts, the company’s web and mobile services use patent-pending algorithms to create highly personalized, dynamic workout programs based on an individual’s body, goals and lifestyle.


Mon, 06/11/2012 - 10:25 -- admin

Empowered offers students professional certificates and career counseling designed specifically for those transitioning to new careers or seeking to remain viable in today’s job market. With a focus on practical work-related knowledge, the fully online courses will allow students to complete certificate programs in just one year with far more robust interaction than many modern day classrooms. Empowered was acquired by Qualcomm in 2014.


Mon, 06/11/2012 - 10:21 -- admin

Damballa protects corporations, ISPs and telecommunications service providers from cyber-attacks used for organized, online crime. Its isolates the command-and-control needed to launch cyber-attacks and terminates the hidden communication channels used to control breached computer systems. Damballa solutions protect companies from botnets, advanced persistent threats, next-generation malware, cyber-crime, and insider threats.

Convey Computer

Mon, 06/11/2012 - 10:19 -- admin

Convey Computer produces the world's first and only hybrid-core computer system. Using Intel processors and tightly coupled FPGA accelerators, Convey squeezes more performance per dollar, watt, or rack out of computationally intensive applications.


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