Ascent stands at the investing edge
of enterprise tech innovation.

We have a firm-wide commitment to backing
companies with innovative and courageous
ideas about how technology can
transform business.


Data & Analytics

Big data is creating opportunities to provide fast, powerful insights about customers, industries, products, markets, or trends. Learn More

Modern Analytics Leader RapidMiner Nabs $15 Million in Funding
Sidecar Raises $8 Million to Support Its Rapid Growth


Shift to the Cloud

Opportunity and simplicity - the cloud is fundamentally shifting business processes and logistics. Learn More

StrikeIron Acquired by Informatica in June 2014
Acquired by Carrier Corporation (a Division of United Technologies) in June 2006.
Invaluable Raises $33.75 Million Investment Led by Insight Venture Partners.



With global connectivity, security threats have matured in their sophistication and magnitude. Learn More

CloudLock Extends World’s Most Trusted Data Security and Compliance Solution to Salesforce.
PerspecSys acquired by Blue Coat Systems July 2015
Fidelis acquired by General Dynamics in August 2012
IBM Acquired Guardium in November 2009.


Mobility & Communications

As device adoption and media consumption grow exponentially, so do opportunities for innovative solutions. Learn More

Mobile Monetization Platform StartApp Rakes in One Billion Downloads
Concord Went Public and Achieved Market Capitalization of More Than $700 Million Prior to Being Acquired by Computer Associates in 2005.