Accelerating from 50 to 500 (employees)
It’s all about the people. We invest in extraordinary CEOs - and only invest in a company if we believe it's led by the CEO for the long term. It's one of our guiding principles. And, we do everything we can to help those CEOs along the way, especially when it comes to building an exceptional team.
Your operational challenges and focus change dramatically when you move from tens of millions in sales to hundreds of millions and when you move from being private to being a public-ready company. With hyper growth comes a lot of hiring, and an exponentially growing number of questions, too. How do you add firepower without wrecking your unique and special corporate culture and the foundation for future success that you've painstakingly built? How do you find great leaders who will bring a new level of expertise but also respect and build on the strengths of your founders and early team members? We've helped dozens of our companies make this transition. We know the great late stage executives and managers, with complementary skills or experiences. We have watched them in action and have worked hard to parse out who is good at what, and where their unique assets would be most valuable. So when CEOs ask for our help we can make very selective introductions.
"Lots of investors will throw you names and make introductions, but Meritech's introductions have been spot on - I don't waste time meeting people that are a poor fit." Martin Roche, CTO of Sourcefire.
When it becomes time to sell the merits of the company, our track record speaks volumes to the candidates you want. The same is true for boards. We know the late stage and transitional governance issues back-and-forth. We can help round out committees, and find value-add, truly independent board members.
Looking for a great [fill in the blank]? We've helped our companies find board members, CFOs, CMOs, COOs, CROs, VP Sales, HR and more:
Acclarent's medical devices achieve the goals of sinus surgery with novel, endoscopic, catheter-based tools - Balloon Sinuplasty™ devices.
Audience Science sells the leading online audience targeting and data management platform, delivering efficient and effective online advertising, and the industry’s first media transaction platform.
BlueArc is a leading provider of high performance, highly scalable networked storage systems for businesses of all sizes. It was acquired by Hitachi Data Systems in September 2011.
Box was founded on a simple, powerful idea: people should be able to access and share their content from anywhere. Box’s cloud content management platform helps more than 7 million individuals and 77% of the Fortune 500 do just that.
Cornerstone OnDemand is a leading global provider of comprehensive learning and talent management solutions.
Cyan provides multi-layer packet optical transport platforms, SaaS software and services to carriers and data center operators. Cyan's offers a new paradigm of network equipment built on merchant silicon and open software APIs.
Model N (MODN)
Model N is the leading vendor of revenue management software for life sciences and high tech companies. Today, customers manage over $150 billion of revenue using Model N’s software.
OpenLane was the largest online automobile auction site for dealer to dealer and fleet to dealer transactions. It was acquired in October 2011 by KAR Holdings, the holding company of Adesa, one of the largest physical auto auction site managers.
Pop Cap (EA)
The worldwide leader in developing casual games across PC, mobile, and social platforms. Over 1 billion people have played at least one of PopCap's captivating casual gaming franchises like Bejeweled, Zuma, Peggle and Plants vs. Zombies.
Sourcefire was the first to create an open source family of commercial Intrusion Protection Systems (IPS). Sourcefire's offers a full range of security solutions from the network to the end point.
Tableau Software (DATA)
Tableau Software helps business and individuals quickly and easily see and understand data.
Tremor is the largest independent video ad network and technology provider. Tremor offers the scale and reach of TV with the engagement and performance of online advertising.