InterWest Philosophy & Values - Partnering with Entrepreneurs
InterWest is the lead investor in more than 70% of the investments we make, reflecting our ability to marshal resources and organize financings on behalf of our portfolio companies. We maintain relationships with our portfolio companies for an average of five years and in some cases for ten years or more. An InterWest general partner serves as a director for 85% of the companies in our portfolio, often continuing to serve even after the partnership's investment in the company has been returned.
Our commitment to our investors and our longstanding record of success has earned InterWest a reputation as one of Silicon Valley's leading venture capital firms. This high level of personal commitment enables us to deliver on our fundamental promise to the entrepreneurs we back: to add value beyond the capital we contribute.