Foundation Capital is a venture capital firm driven by the singular goal of changing the world – about leaving it a better place – by building great companies. It is this entrepreneurial spirit, along with a deep technical expertise, that gives the partners the understanding, perspective, and enthusiasm to help promising companies in their formative stages. Foundation Capital targets innovative opportunities in cleantech, consumer Internet and infrastructure; telecommunications and networking; and enterprise software and on-demand services. Foundation Capital maintains investments in nearly 70 ventures, including Calix, Financial Engines, Netflix and Silver Spring Networks.
For more information, please visit www.foundationcapital.com.
Institutional Venture Partners (IVP)
With $4 billion of committed capital, Institutional Venture Partners (IVP) is a premier later-stage venture capital and growth equity firm in the United States. Founded in 1980, IVP has invested in over 300 companies, 90 of which have gone public. IVP is one of the top performing firms in the industry and has a 32-year IRR of 43.2%. IVP specializes in venture growth investments, industry rollups, founder liquidity transactions, and select public market investments. Since its inception, IVP investments include such notable companies as ArcSight (HPQ), Buddy Media, ComScore (SCOR), Concur Technologies (CNQR), Dropbox, HomeAway (AWAY), Juniper Networks (JNPR), Kayak, LegalZoom, LifeLock, LivingSocial, Marketo, MySQL (ORCL), Netflix (NFLX), Polycom (PLCM), Seagate (STX), Shazam, Synchronoss (SNCR), Tivo (TIVO), Twitter, and Zynga (ZNGA).
Norwest Venture Partners
Norwest Venture Partners (NVP) is a multi-stage investment firm that has partnered with entrepreneurs to build great businesses for more than 50 years. The firm manages over $3.7 billion in capital and has funded more than 500 companies since inception. Headquartered in Palo Alto, Calif., NVP has subsidiaries in Mumbai and Bengaluru, India and Herzelia, Israel. NVP makes early to late-stage venture and growth equity investments across a wide range of sectors including: technology, information services, business services, financial services, consumer products/services and healthcare.
Sequoia Capital provides venture capital funding to founders of startups who want to turn business ideas into companies. As the "Entrepreneurs Behind the Entrepreneurs", Sequoia Capital's Partners have worked with innovators such as Steve Jobs of Apple Computer, Larry Ellison of Oracle, Bob Swanson of Linear Technology, Sandy Lerner and Len Bozack of Cisco Systems, Dan Warmenhoven of Network Appliance, Jerry Yang and David Filo of Yahoo!, Jen-Hsun Huang of NVIDIA, Michael Marks of Flextronics, Larry Page and Sergey Brin of Google, Chad Hurley and Steve Chen of YouTube, Dominic Orr and Keerti Melkote of Aruba Wireless Networks and Jonathan Kaplan of Pure Digital.
For more information, please visit www.sequoiacap.com/us/mobile.
Storm Ventures is a venture capital firm focused on investing in seed and early stage companies in the Mobile Internet, Enterprise Cloud, and Internet-enabled Commerce sectors. Storm was the first investor in Airespace (Cisco), Appcelerator, EchoSign (Adobe), MobileIron, SandForce (LSI) and Silego. Storm was an early stage investor in BookRenter, Com2uS (Korea IPO), IML (Taiwan IPO), Kidaro (Microsoft), Lightera (Ciena), Marketo, NetScaler (Citrix), Sanera (McData/Brocade), and Sierra Monolithics (Semtech).
For more information, please visit www.stormventures.com.
Big Basin Partners LP
Frank Marshall's family limited partnership was formed in 2000 for the purpose of investing in a variety of long term assets, including wireless networking equipment and services, and network identity and security and clean energy technology. Current investments include ClearEdge Power, Infoblox, and Azalea Networks.
To learn more about Big Basin Partners LP, visit www.timark.net.