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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

Platform Solutions

Fri, 06/15/2012 - 09:04 -- admin

Platform Solutions is the first developer of two standards-based open mainframe computers compatible with the broadcast set of datacenter environments and operating systems, including IBM z/OS. The new PSI systems, based on proven Amdahl Corporation systems architecture, provide customers true choice and flexibiliy in mainframe computing. Platform Solutions was acquired by IBM in 2008.


Fri, 06/15/2012 - 09:03 -- admin

With core technology and talent incubated at Xerox's Palo Alto Research Center, this company developed a Java-based, audio-enabled, real-time platform for building and deploying shared applications to large groups on the Web. PlaceWare was acquired by Microsoft in 2003.


Fri, 06/15/2012 - 08:58 -- admin

CubeTree is a freemium enterprise collaboration suite built on a social networking platform that enables employees to connect, communicate and collaborate efficiently and securely using a set of full-featured, integrated tools. Delivered as a software service, CubeTree brings value to enterprises of all sizes from start-ups to Global 500 companies. CubeTree was acquired by SuccessFactors in 2010, which was acquired by SAP in 2012.

Convex Computer

Fri, 06/15/2012 - 08:57 -- admin

Convex designed and sold high-performance mini-super computer systems for scientific applications. In 1995 Convex was acquired by Hewlett-Packard and has since become the core of the HP high-performance computing division.


Tue, 06/12/2012 - 13:26 -- admin

Optimizely lets website owners compare the effectiveness of various site elements and designs, by adding a JavaScript snippet to the site’s code. As the site is visited, Optimzely gathers usage data and makes it available in Google Analytics or on a customer’s existing analytics dashboard.


Tue, 06/12/2012 - 13:25 -- admin

Badgeville, The Behavior Platform, enables the world's most innovative
businesses to measure and influence user behavior. Founded in 2010 to
revolutionize the analytics industry and bring modern engagement experiences
to every web and mobile property, Badgeville draws on proven techniques
from social gaming, traditional loyalty programs and social networking in its
acclaimed suite of Behavior Lifecycle Management solutions.


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

Xirrus provides high-performance wireless networks that perform under the most demanding circumstances without failure, enabling customers to confidently deploy business-critical applications and operations to mobile users. Xirrus's Wi-Fi Array delivers more coverage, bandwidth, throughput and user density than anything else available on the market today.


Mon, 06/11/2012 - 11:18 -- admin

Vendavo is the leading provider of price management and optimization software for chemical, technology, manufacturing, consumer, mill products and distribution companies worldwide. Its Enterprise Pricing Suite combines science, best practices and enterprise-class software to maintain control and improve every stage of the pricing process—from segmentation to deal close—to drive 10% to 30% increases in profits. Vendavo was acquired by Francisco Partners in 2014.


Mon, 06/11/2012 - 11:18 -- admin

Varolii’s cross-channel Interact platform blends self-service voice, email, text and mobile technologies applications to execute highly personalized communications on a large scale. It works with major corporations to reach customers and employees with the message they need, at the time they need it, through their preferred channel—at a fraction of the cost and time it takes using traditional methods.


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