Blueprint Ventures is a seed- and early-stage venture capital firm focused on IT infrastructure start-ups, including systems, software, and components. Located in the San Francisco Bay Area, Blueprint specializes in funding early-stage Corporate IP Spinouts by partnering with high-tech companies to commercialize their intellectual property. The firm targets companies that deliver disruptive technologies to market in a timely, capital-efficient manner. Investments include LANDesk Software, Platform Solutions, Vidient Systems, and KeyEye Communications.
DFJ is a venture capital firm that partners with extraordinary entrepreneurs who are changing the world. Since 1985, DFJ's core funds have raised $4B, which has been deployed in more than 300 portfolio companies, including AdMob, Baidu, Box, Hotmail, Skype, Solarcity, SpaceX, Tesla Motors, Tumblr, Twitter and Yammer. DFJ works with companies at seed, early and growth stages, with the goal of partnering with entrepreneurs to build iconic and lasting businesses. DFJ Growth is the later stage investment practice that focuses on investing in private technology companies that are addressing huge market opportunities, scaling very rapidly, and poised for category leadership. Learn more at dfj.com.
ePlanet Capital, formerly known as ePlanet Ventures, is a premier, global venture capital firm that operates offices in Silicon Valley, California; Singapore; Bejing, and Shanghai, China; Hong Kong; London; and Tokyo; and New Delhi.
Founded in 1999, to take advantage of the growing trend towards the globalization of technology, ePlanet, with over $650 million under management, seeks to provide superior returns to its investors through its investments in early stage information technology and medical device start-ups in Asia and Europe, and in expansion stage information technology and medical device companies in the U.S. ePlanet's investments are currently focused primarily on wireless, semiconductor, consumer Internet, life sciences, VOIP, broadband and other emerging services sectors.
GKM Newport is an independent and employee owned institutional private equity firm managing over a billion dollars in capital commitments from institutions and wealthy families. They specialize in building diversified portfolios of blue chip venture capital and small buyout funds, select emerging managers and opportunistic co-investments for their valued clients. GKM Newport's elite group of venture capital fund managers includes the investors behind: Akamai, Dell, Hotmail, Juniper, Skype & Yahoo. Their clients include: New York Common Retirement System, Treasury of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Northwestern Mutual Insurance Company and The United Methodist Church.
Meritech Capital Partners (MCP)
Meritech Capital Partners is a leading provider of late-stage venture capital to category-defining private technology companies, and has been one of the top performing venture firms of the past decade. With over $2.6 billion under management, Meritech primarily leads investments into portfolio companies of leading early-stage venture capital firms and looks for companies with proven and differentiated technology, rapidly-growing revenue and experienced management teams.
Meritech investments in industry-leading companies include 2Wire, Acclarent, Broadsoft, Cornerstone-OnDemand, Danger, Facebook, Fortinet, Fusion-io, Greenplum, Imperva, IntraLase, Netezza, NetSuite, PopCap, Riverbed, Salesforce.com, Sourcefire, and Tele Atlas.
Oak Investment Partners
Oak Investment Partners is a growth-oriented private equity firm with a total of $4.2 billion in committed capital. Investments are primarily focused on growth opportunities in enterprise application and infrastructure software, telecommunications equipment and services, data storage, outsourced services, healthcare services and retail. Over its 25-year history, Oak has achieved a strong track record as a stage-independent investor funding more than 350 companies at various points in their lifecycle. They have been involved in the formation of companies, provided growth equity to mid- and late-stage businesses and financed management-led buyouts, as well as spinouts of operating divisions and technology assets. Oak Investment Partners industry focus and willingness to fund operating losses associated with rapid growth sets Oak apart from traditional private equity investment firms.
Rustic Canyon Partners
Rustic Canyon Partners is a leading West Coast-based investment firm with approximately $700 million under management. With a unique footprint that covers Southern California, Silicon Valley and the Pacific Northwest, and an extraordinary team with diverse and complementary backgrounds, Rustic Canyon Partners provide the expertise and strategic insight that prudent investment decisions require, and the guidance necessary for sustained growth and superior returns.