From left, Ignition Partners managing partners Frank Artale, John Connors, and Nick Sturiale. Photo courtesy Ignition Partners

From left, Ignition Partners managing partners Frank Artale, John Connors, and Nick Sturiale. Photo courtesy Ignition Partners

In a world where bigger is better, Ignition Partners, a Bellevue-based venture capital firm, is keeping it small. So to speak.

What is not small is its latest round of funding, which gave the firm $200 million to invest. Its previous fund was $160 million.

For comparison, Palo Alto-based Andreessen Horowitz recently closed its fourth fund with $1.5 billion.

“We embrace the notion of being an “anti-scale” venture firm. We leverage our presence being in Palo Alto and both Amazon and Microsoft’s back yard, coupled with our outsized devotion to a small number of entrepreneurial teams to help generate differential outcomes,” partner Nick Sturiale said in a press release.

The firm reported that during the fundraising process, it received more than $300 million in interest, but chose to stay true to its “boutique” investment model in which it targets small Series A startups.

Sturiale said the fund will focus on mobile products, Internet infrastructure, and cloud-delivered productivity services.

During the past three years, Ignition Partners’ funds have realized more than $800 million in liquidity. The last fund, Fund V, was $160 million in 2013 and invested during the past two years.