Aspenwood Ventures is the next generation of Hummer Winblad Venture Partners- carrying on the legacy of 30+ years of investing in early-stage software companies.

Helping Our Portfolio Companies Find Their Path to Success

Innovation Shapes History

We provide the first institutional capital to emerging software companies that are changing the technology landscape by orders of magnitude, where innovation is truly disruptive.

Regardless of the size of our investment, we are active collaborators with a deep commitment to each company. We join your board and put our entire team and ecosystem behind helping you to create success.

Aspenwood works harder for the success of our business than any other firm I know. It makes a huge difference when you are trying to manage a young and growing business to know they have your back.

- Tom Dibble

The AspenwoodVC Team brings a huge amount of SaaS experience to the table that helps Klue dominate our category.

- Jason Smith

All of Our Portfolio Companies are Unique, but Share Some Commonalities:


We look for founding teams that draw talented people to work with them.


We are interested in founding teams that have a repeated pattern of success in life and business.


We love founding teams willing to knock down any barriers to their success.


We respect opinionated visionaries who chart their own path in technology and markets.


We support principled teams with a long-term commitment to building a world-class enterprise software company.


We work with technically deep people who thrive on creating innovative software solutions.

Our Companies Tell Our Story Best


Sonatype is a high-growth company helping Global2000 customers innovate faster and automatically control open source risk. We are their lead and first investor.


Hopin is the first all-in-one live online events platform where attendees can learn, interact, and connect with people from anywhere in the world. Hopin events are known for their full conference capabilities: stages, networking, breakout sessions (roundtables), sponsors, tickets, and analytics. It's all online—everyone can attend at no cost to the planet.

Arkose Labs

The Arkose Labs Fraud and Abuse Prevention Platform combines real-time risk profiling, rich analytics, and adaptive step-up challenges to progressively diminish the profitability of attacks while adapting to evolving attack patterns.A dynamic risk engine, Arkose Detect, uncovers the underlying intent of users while a challenge-response mechanism, Arkose Enforce, roots out malicious humans and bots. Arkose’s unified platform breaks down the business model of fraud by sapping fraudsters’ time and resources until attacks become financially non-viable. This authentication technology provides a long-term solution to abuse yet preserves the online experience for good customers.

Success in Enterprise Software is Hard Work

We work hard to tilt the playing field in favor of our companies and strive to help every company in our portfolio find the maximum success and full market potential. By working with a select few outstanding companies, we’re able to dig deep into the technology and stay committed for the long-term.