Investors

Institutional Venture Partners (IVP)

ivp-logoWith $4 billion of committed capital, Institutional Venture Partners (IVP) is one of the premier later-stage venture capital and growth equity firms in the United States. Founded in 1980, IVP has invested in over 300 companies, 95 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 (CRM), ComScore (SCOR), Concur Technologies (CNQR), Dropbox, Fleetmatics (FLTX), HomeAway (AWAY), Juniper Networks (JNPR), Kayak (KYAK), LegalZoom, LifeLock (LOCK), Marketo (MKTO), MySQL (ORCL), Netflix (NFLX), Polycom (PLCM), RetailMeNot (SALE), Seagate (STX), Shazam, Synchronoss (SNCR), Tivo (TIVO), Twitter, and Zynga (ZNGA). For more information, visit http://ivp.com or follow IVP on Twitter: @ivp.

 

JMI Equity

JMI EquityFounded in 1992, JMI is a growth equity firm focused on investing in leading software and technology-enabled services companies. We have invested in over 100 companies, helping many of these businesses become industry leaders. More than 65 of our portfolio companies have achieved successful outcomes, including sales to strategic acquirers or initial public offerings.
JMI combines domain expertise and active partnership to help our portfolio companies create long-term shareholder value. While we are flexible as to the size, structure and form of our investments, we invest only in businesses where we believe we can make a difference. We partner with entrepreneurs to build market-leading businesses, providing advice, guidance and connections to the JMI network.

Blumberg Capital

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Blumberg Capital is an early-stage venture firm that works closely with innovative entrepreneurs to build exceptional companies.  Our team has over a century of relevant experience collaborating with disruptive technology companies in Software, Digital and Social Media, Mobile and Consumer Internet.  Our relevant operational expertise and focused network enables us to be bridge-builders, connecting entrepreneurs with key business, technology, and investor partnerships to drive success.  Blumberg Capital is headquartered in San Francisco with team members located in New York and Israel.

First Round Capital

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First Round Capital is an early-stage venture capital firm. As seed-stage investors, it often provides a company’s first outside capital – and typically invests alongside angel investors. First Round Capital invests in pre-revenue companies, and the firm understands the challenges of launching a new product. The company operates as an entrepreneurial shop and makes quick decisions: no investment committees, no months of negotiations. When First Round Capital invests, it usually decides in days. First Round Capital invests nationally and has offices in San Francisco, New York and Philadelphia.

 

Genacast Ventures

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Genacast Ventures is a seed fund that invests in technology-centric Internet start-ups in the northeastern US. A partnership between serial entrepreneur Gil Beyda and Comcast Interactive Capital, Genacast brings the best of “been there, done that” start-up experience and seasoned venture investing. The company’s special DNA enables it to provide unique perspective and value to companies it invests in. Genacast is a refreshingly traditional fund founded on the principles of “old school” venture capital: find and nurture passionate entrepreneurs with innovative ideas for game-changing businesses in undiscovered markets.