Veteran investors Ed Anderson and Richard D'Amore, along with CFO and healthcare investor Bill Geary, establish North Bridge on Wyman Street in Waltham, MA.
Prominent limited partners back North Bridge's founding team.
In 1996, North Bridge raised NBVP II's $86 Million Fund, the #1 performing vintage year fund.
Arris Networks, a developer of wide-area network access products, is purchased by Cascade Comm in late 1996.
Solidworks, a developer and marketer of 3D CAD design software, is bought by Dassault in early 1996.
SQA developed, marketed and supported software tools that tested Windows Graphical User Interface applications.
Jamie Goldstein and Jeff McCarthy join North Bridge.
As our portfolio of companies grew, fundraising broke the $100 million mark.
The Bay Colony Office Park in Waltham, MA becomes North Bridge's new home base.
New Oak made access products that provided users with a secure, authenticated tunnel to corporate data via the internet.
NetCore Systems developed a highly integrated wire speed router and ATM switch for Internet Service Providers.
SiverStream provided an extensive platform for developing, deploying and managing enterprise level Internet applications.
Sycamore Networks (NASDAQ: SCMR) is a developer of optical networking products for telecommunications service providers.
Redstone provided carrier class, wire speed edge routers enabling ISPs to support multiple service classes and service level agreements.
Excelligence Learning (NASDAQ: LRNS) is a developer of educational products to child care programs, schools, and consumers.
eBenX (NASDAQ: EBNX) provides software that assists employers in designing, operating and purchasing their health insurance online.
Fund IV nearly quadruples 1998's NBVP III.
Communications giant Lucent purchases Spring Tide, developer of carrier-class network equipment for service providers.
Concord Comm purchases FirstSense, provider of real-time applications performance management software.
ArrowPoint Communications was a leading provider of content switches that sped up the transmission of web content.
ADC purchases Broadband Access Systems, provider of communications equipment.
Sonus Networks (NASDAQ: SONS) is a provider of voice infrastructure products for the new public network.
IP Mobile developed next generation data communications infrastructure equipment enabling wireless connection to the internet.
Centra (NASDAQ: CTRA) enables groups to work faster and more effectively by automating learning and training initiatives online.
At the start of the new millennium, North Bridge nearly doubled its prior fund.
Revit, a developer of software tools for the Architectural, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) markets is bought by Autodesk.
In late 2002, software veteran Michael Skok becomes a key member of the North Bridge team.
The successful enterprise wide Internet application for managing cross organizational projects is purchased by Documentum/EMC.
LifeMetrix, an e-health company providing comprehensive support for chronic disease patients, their providers, and health plans is bought.
The mobile giant snatches up Winphoria Networks, developer of next-generation Mobile Switching Center.
North Bridge celebrates its first annual Cricket Day at Franklin Field in Boston.
Phase Forward (NASDAQ: PFWD), the leading provider of web-based solutions for clinical trial data management, goes public.
By mid 2005, another fund begins North Bridge's second decade.
IMS buys the patient-level informational database supporting outcomes, claims and proprietary analytic solutions.
Hewlett Packard snatches up AppIQ, the company behind seamless integrations of SAN management and storage resources management.
Paul Santinelli joins North Bridge in early 2005.
Digital media veterans Dayna Grayson and Cali Tran become part of the North Bridge family in July.
Telelogic purchased I-Logix, provider of Collaborative Model-Driven Development solutions for systems design and software development.
Hitachi buys Archivas, a provider of online storage management solutions for long-term storage of fixed-content digital assets.
The Growth Equity team raises its initial fund.
North Bridge gains materials veterans Basil Horangic and Carmichael Roberts.
During Winter, North Bridge opens its first west coast office stationed in San Mateo, California.
Cognio provided spectrum analysis capabilities to wireless LAN networks.
The leading provider of infrastructure solutions enabling mobile operators to deliver multimedia services to subscribers goes public.
The North Bridge Growth Equity team is officially formed with veteran investors Doug Kingsley and Mike Pehl leading the way.
North Bridge Venture Partners raises its latest fund in Summer 2008.
Seasoned software veteran Jim Moran joins the North Bridge team.
A123 Systems, developer and manufacturer of advanced technology lithium-ion battery packs goes public.
Acme Packet buys Convergence, developer of the industry's first unified security solutions for services based on Session Initiation Protocol (SIP).
Cisco purchases the leading public provider of infrastructure solutions enabling mobile operators to deliver multimedia services to their subscribers.
Ric Fulop, co-founder of A123 Systems and a materials veteran joins North Bridge.
North Bridge's™ eighth annual Cricket Day is a huge success, with 250+ attendees made up of portfolio company employees and families.
Camiant, a provider of a single multi-service platform for broadband services, is purchased by Tekelec in May.
Former Facebook VP, Jonathan Heiliger, Joins North Bridge as General Partner.
Palo Alto is the new home of North Bridge's west coast office.