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Venture Capital Firm

A-Grade Investments is a venture capital firm founded in 2010 by actor Ashton Kutcher, entertainment manager Guy Oseary, and billionaire investor Ron Burkle to opportunistically invest in technology start-up companies. The company is headquartered in Los Angeles, California. Ashton Kutcher, Guy Oseary, and Ron Burkle invested in private equity deals individually, but in 2010, they formed A-Grade Investments to invest in technology startups as a group. Chris Hollod is a Partner at the firm and works directly with the founders to manage the fund. On May 1, 2013 onstage at TechCrunch Disrupt NYC, Ashton and Guy confirmed rumors that the fund was valued at over $100 million. Among its portfolio companies, A-Grade has invested…

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Atlas Venture is an early-stage venture capital firm that invests in technology and life sciences startup companiesin both the U.S. and Europe. Atlas is headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Since its inception in 1980, Atlas has invested in over 350 companies in more than 16 different countries. Among the firm’s most notable exits are Isilon Systems, Trading Dynamics, Actelion, Novexel, OnDisplay, Omnia, Phase Forward, Adnexus, Element 14, Momenta, SolidWorks, Spotfire, Castle Networks, and DailyMotion. A sample of current investments include CustomMade, Dataxu, Globoforce, Hopper, Jenavalve, Mojo Motors, Inc., Nimbus Discovery, Skillz, sqrrl, Veracode, Zafgen and Zoopla. The firm has raised over $3.0 billion of investor commitments across its nine venture capital funds. The firm raised $705 million for its 2000-vintage fifth fund, $600 million for its 2001-vintage sixth fund, $385 million for its 2006-vintage…

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Highland Capital Partners is a global venture capital firm with offices in Silicon Valley, Boston and Shanghai. Highland has raised over $3 billion in committed capital and invested in more than 225 companies. Investments include 2U, Aereo, Ask Jeeves, Bromium, Gigamon, Leap Motion, Lululemon Athletica, LevelUp, Lycos, MapQuest, Nebula, Qihoo 360, Quattro Wireless, Rent the Runway, Starent Networks, Sybase, VistaPrint and WePay. Highland also serves as a mentor for future entrepreneurs through Summer@Highland, a program that provides students and university-affiliated startups with the environment and resources to take their initiative to the next level. Founded in 1988, the company has offices in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA; Menlo Park, California, USA; Geneva, Switzerland; London, UK and Shanghai, China. Led by Thomas G. Stemberg, the Highland Consumer Fund was formed by Highland in 2006 to invest in consumer-facing enterprises that…

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Greycroft Partners is a venture capital firm focused on investments in early stage companies primarily in the digital media sector. The firm, which has offices in New York City and Los Angeles. Greycroft was founded in 2006 by venture capital pioneer Alan Patricof, after leaving Apax Partners in 2005. Together with partners Dana Settle and Ian Sigalow, Patricof wanted to return to early stage investing in smaller transactions. Greycroft was formed based on two realizations: First, advances in technology have allowed companies to scale with less direct investment. Second, large venture funds have a tendency to over-capitalize early stage companies, eliminating many likely exit opportunities. The firm raised its first fund with $75 million of investor commitments and has deployed that fund…

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Draper Fisher Jurvetson (DFJ) is a venture capital firm based in Menlo Park, California with affiliate offices in more than 30 cities around the world and over $7 billion in capital commitments. The firm has funded well-known technology companies including Baidu, Hotmail (acquired by Microsoft), Overture(acquired by Yahoo), Skype (acquired by Microsoft) and Glam Media. Other notable investments include Tesla Motors, SugarCRM, Box.net, Interwoven, BrightSource Energy, SpaceX, Meebo, Cafemom, Pebble (watch) andSolarCity among others. DFJ was founded in 1985 by Timothy C. Draper as Draper Associates. Draper and John H.N. Fisher left Alex. Brown & Sons, where they were officemates. The firm’s current name is attributed to Draper and Fisher as well as co-founder and managing director Steve Jurvetson.

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Mayfield Fund is one of the oldest venture capital firms in the US, focusing on early-stage to growth-stage investments in consumer, enterprise, energy tech, semiconductors and components, and communication service providers. The firm was founded in 1969 by Thomas J. Davis, Jr. Since inception, the firm has raised over $2.8 billion of investor commitments across 13 private equity funds. The firm is headquartered on Sand Hill Road in Menlo Park, Californiaand was one of the earliest venture capital firms to locate in Silicon Valley. The firm’s most notable investments include Compaq, Silicon Graphics, 3COM, Amgen, Genentech, Millennium Pharmaceuticals, Sandisk, Legato Software, Citrix, PlayFirst, Advent Software, Vantive, Pure Software, Nuance,Tibco, webMethods, Peribit, Redback Networks, Concur Technologies, 3Par, Snapfish, Fab.com, and Akimbi Systems.

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Bessemer Venture Partners is an American global venture capital firm with offices in Silicon Valley, New York,Boston, Herzliya, Israel, and Mumbai and Bangalore, India. Since its inception in 1911, Bessemer has provided capital to companies such as Box, Pinterest, Quidsi (Diapers.com), Skype, Staples Inc., VeriSign and Dick’s Sporting Goods. More than 100 Bessemer companies have gone public, including recent IPO’s from Cornerstone, BroadSoft,LinkedIn, Yelp, Millennial Media, Eloqua and LifeLock. In September 2013, it was announced that NewVoiceMedia has secured £21m in a Series C round of funding led by new investor Bessemer Venture Partners. The investment will help fuel the company’s international growth, and closely follows the opening of its new regional headquarters in North America and Asia Pacific. The business is growing at more than twice the rate of…

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Polaris Partners is a multi-generational venture capital firm investing in technology and healthcare companies across all stages. Polaris is based in Waltham, Massachusetts with additional offices in San Francisco, California and Dublin, Ireland. A Boston Seaport office will be opening in the Spring of 2014. The firm has over $3 billion under management and current investments in more than 100 companies. Polaris Venture Partners was founded in 1995/1996 by Jon Flint, Terry McGuire, Steve Arnold, who were partners ofBurr, Egan, Deleage & Co. (BEDCO).  Polaris was the first of four successors to Burr, Egan, Deleage & Co. (BEDCO), one of the earliest bi-coastal venture capital firms in the US, which dissolved in 1996. One of the contributing factors in the dissolution was the…

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500 Startups is a seed accelerator and related investment fund McClure founded in 2010. The fund admitted a first “class” of twelve startups to its incubator office in Mountain View, California in February, 2011. They expanded to a second class of 21 in June 2011 and a third class of 34 in October 2011. As of July 27, 2013, 500 Startups had invested in over 500 companies, including Safe Shepherd, idreambooks, Fileboard, myGengo, Artsicle,Cucumbertown, Visual.ly, E la Carte, Canva, Udemy, 24/7 Techies. ZipMatch, and RidePal. Of current investments, more than 20% have participated in other incubators, 10-15% are international, and 10 have been acquired. Dave’s firm, which acquired Mexican.VC, an accelerator in Mexico City, expects to ramp up its investment in Mexico substantially. Through its investment in Alta Ventures Mexico, 500 Startups will have…

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Matrix Partners is a US-based private equity investment firm focusing on venture capital investments. The firm invests in seed and early stage companies in the United States and India, particularly in the software, communications, semiconductors, data storage, Internet or wireless sectors. The firm has offices in Waltham, Massachusetts, Palo Alto, California, Mumbai, India and Beijing, China. Matrix Partners is not connected with Matrix Private Equity Partners LLP or Matrix Securities, which are part of Matrix Group, a UK financial services business based in London.

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Spark Capital is a venture capital firm in the United States, with branches in Boston, New York, and San Francisco. Its portfolio includes Twitter (the microblogging service that had an IPO in 2013), Tumblr (that was sold to Yahoo! for $1.1 billion USD in 2013), Foursquare, Warby Parker, Stack Exchange,Upworthy, Academia.edu, and many other companies. Spark Capital was founded in 2005 by Alex Finkelstein, Bijan Sabet, Paul Conway, Santo Politi, and Todd Dagres. Other people who have joined the company since its inception include Andrew Parker, Danya Cheskis-Gold, Mo Koyfman, and Nabeel Hyatt. Spark Capital’s success can be attributed to maintaining focus specifically on technology startups in the media, entertainment, and mobile sectors. Further, information-sharing within the company was organized so that all partners can work with a portfolio company, not just the partner…

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Union Square Ventures (USV) is a New York based venture capital firm that manages assets totaling $650 million as of January 2014. The firm is best known for its early investments in companies including Zynga, Twitter andTumblr. Additionally, the firm’s founder, Fred Wilson, has acquired a celebrity status in the Tech world stemming in part to his blog AVC.com. Union Square Ventures was originally founded in 2003 by Fred Wilson (a former partner of Flatiron Partners) and Brad Burnham (a former Executor in Residence with AT&T Ventures). The two men created USV with the intent of investing in and fostering the development of early stage companies. Their investments are “mostly U.S.-based Internet and mobile companies considered to be ‘disruptive’. In 2007, Albert Wenger, the…

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Bain Capital Ventures LLC is the venture capital division within Bain Capital, which has approximately $60 billion ofassets under management worldwide. The firm’s early-stage investments have included Staples, LinkedIn, Kiva, andShopping.com. Bain Capital Ventures manages approximately $2 billion of committed capital, has over 70 active portfolio companies, and has offices in Boston, New York, and Palo Alto. Bain Capital Ventures has raised slightly over $2 billion of investor capital since 2001 across five investment funds. The firm is currently investing its fifth fund, Bain Capital Venture Fund 2012, which raised $600 million from investors. The following is a summary of Bain’s private equity funds raised from its inception through the beginning of 2012.

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Benchmark is an American venture capital firm responsible for the early stage funding of several successful startups. In 1997, the firm invested $6.7 million in eBay, which made it worth more than $5 billion by the spring of 1999. Other high-profile investments have included or currently include Instagram, Zillow, Zipcar, Zendesk, Yelp, Demandforce, and Proofpoint as well as Ariba, Juniper Networks, Red Hat, and Twitter. Benchmark is noted for creating the first equal ownership and compensation structure for its partners. The “maverick” firm differs from most VC firms, which are named for their founders and are structured hierarchically; Benchmark is “a lean operation in which its six full-time partners share profits equally.” The Menlo Park, California-based firm announced in May 2012 it would be expanding by opening an office…

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Redpoint Ventures is a venture capital firm focused on investments in early stage technology companies. The firm’s partners include Allen Beasley, Jeff Brody, Satish Dharmaraj, Tom Dyal, Tim Haley, Brad Jones, Nety Krishna, Chris Moore, Lars Pedersen, Scott Raney, John Walecka, Geoff Yang, Marjorie Yang, David Yuan and Vivian Yuan. The founders of Redpoint Ventures have been involved with successful investments including Foundry, Juniper Networks,9flats, Netflix and Right Media. The firm was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Menlo Park, with offices in Los Angeles and Shanghai. The firm manages $2.4 billion of capital and invests across early and early-growth stages. Its partners have been involved in 43 IPOs and 69 acquisitions including: Foundry Networks, LifeSize, MySpace, TiVo, Right Media and Zimbra.…

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Greylock Partners is one of the oldest venture capital firms, founded in 1965, with committed capital of over $2 billion under management. The firm focuses on early stage companies in the consumer, enterprise software and infrastructure as well as semiconductor sectors. Today, Greylock operates out of offices in the Bay Area, Cambridge (USA), Israel and India. Greylock was founded in 1965 by Bill Elfers and Dan Gregory, joined shortly thereafter by Charlie Waite. Bill and Charlie had both worked at American Research and Development Corporation—one of the country’s first venture capital firms—while Dan was an investment manager at John P. Chase. The original capital ($9 million in total) was committed by a group of six prominent families, all of whom…

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Founders Fund is a San Francisco based venture capital investment firm. The firm’s five partners, Peter Thiel, Ken Howery, Luke Nosek, and Brian Singerman were founders or early investors in companies such as Facebook, PayPal, Napster, and Palantir Technologies. Founders Fund was formed in 2005 and launched four funds with more than $1 billion in aggregate capital under management by 2011. The firm was organized by Peter Thiel and Ken Howery in early 2005 and raised its first fund of $50 million from individual entrepreneurs and angel investors in January of that year. In 2007, the firm raised a new fund of $220 million. In 2010, the firm raised its third fund, with $250 million in committed capital, and in 2011, a fourth fund with $625 million of committed…

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The Social+Capital Partnership (“Social Capital”) is a partnership of philanthropists, technologists and capitalists utilizing venture capital as a force to create value and change on a global scale. The Partnership is based in Palo Alto, California. Social+Capital Partnership founder Chamath Palihapitiya has invested (through the fund) in a number of companies since then, including Yammer and SecondMarket. In March 2013, Palihapitiya confirmed that his venture fund had raised over $275 million in its second round of fundraising. Palihapitiya started off making investments on the side while still employed at Facebook, including investments in Playdom (bought by The Walt Disney Company) and Bumptop (bought by Google). In 2011, he had enough money to quit his job at Facebook and start his own fund called The Social+Capital…

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Canaan Partners (or Canaan) is a multi-billion dollar global venture capital firm focusing on investments in early stage companies in the technology and healthcare sectors. The firm’s technology group focuses on digital media, communications & mobility, enterprise and cleantech. The healthcare group focuses on biopharmaceuticals, devices, and diagnostics. Founded in 1987, the firm has offices in Menlo Park, California, USA; Westport, Connecticut, USA; New York, New York, USA; Gurgaon, Haryana, India; and Herzliya, Israel. Since inception, Canaan has raised nine funds to date, completed more than 82 acquisitions and 52 IPOs, and currently manages $3.5 billion in capital.

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Sequoia Capital is a venture capital firm specializing in incubation, seed stage, start-up stage, early stage, and growth stage investments in private companies. It also invests in public companies. The firm seeks to invest in all sectors, see portfolio section below. The firm seeks to invest in companies based in the United States for early and seed stage investments. However, for growth stage investments, it does not limit its investments to any country and recent funds have been internationally focused. It invests between $100,000 and $1 million in seed stage, between $1 million and $10 million in early stage, and between $10 million and $100 million in growth stage. Sequoia was founded…

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Khosla Ventures is a venture capital firm focused on early stage companies in the Internet, computing, mobile, silicon technology and clean technology sectors that was founded by Vinod Khosla. The firm is based in Menlo Park, California and manages approximately $1.3 billion of investor capital as well as earlier funds funded by Khosla. The firm was founded in 2004 by Vinod Khosla, a former general partner of Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. The firm’s first two investment vehicles were funded with Khosla’s own personal capital and were not open to institutional investors. In March 2009, Pierre Lamond became General Partner. In December 2009, Khosla completed fundraising for two new funds, to invest in cleantech and information technology start-ups. Khosla Ventures Fund III secured $1 billion of investor commitments to invest in traditional…

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Battery Ventures is a venture capital firm that invests principally in technology markets including: Internet & Digital Media, Financial & Information Services, Cleantech, Software, Semiconductors & Components, Infrastructure Technologies, Communication Services, and Industrial Technologies. The firm, which is based in Boston, Massachusetts, was founded in 1983. Battery has offices in Herzliya, Israel, andMenlo Park, California. The firm invests in companies ranging from seed to later stage, with as low as a few hundred thousand dollars up to $100 million. The investment team is adept at sophisticated deal structures such as leveraged buyouts, PIPEs, spin outs, rollups and take-privates, as well as debt arrangements and secondary transactions. The firm has raised approximately $4 billion of investor commitments since…

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Angel Investment Firm

SV Angel is a San Francisco-based angel investment firm, which helps startup companies with business development, financing, M&A and other strategic advice. It provides capital investments to early stage companies focused on the Internet, e-commerce, and information technology markets. In 2011 the company added more than 80 new companies to its portfolio, which then included 290 active investments. In early 2011 the company launched the Start Fund, a joint venture with DST, to direct investments to companies participating in Y Combinator.

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General Catalyst Partners is a venture capital firm focused on Early Stage and XIR/Growth investments. The firm was founded in 2000 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and also has offices in Palo Alto, California, and New York City. It has invested in companies such as Snapchat, Stripe, Airbnb, HubSpot, Datalogix and Warby Parker. General Catalyst also helps to incubate companies, examples including KAYAK, Naturebox, Altiscale and Highfive.

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First Round is a venture capital firm that specializes in providing seed-stage funding to technology companies. Founded by Josh Kopelman,[1] the firm’s investment team now includes Chris Fralic, Rob Hayes, Howard L. Morgan, Bill Trenchard, Kent Goldman, Phineas Barnes, and CeCe Cheng. First Round typically provides seed-stage funding and focuses on portfolio companies’ growth during their first 18 months. It has offices in San Francisco, Philadelphia and New York. The company seeks to take an active role in supporting the operations of its portfolio companies.[2] To make this possible, it built a platform team to encourage community between its portfolio companies, hold industry events, promote mindshare and offer consulting services.[3] In 2012, the firm launched Dorm Room Fund for college students to fund startups…

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Accel Partners is a venture and growth equity firm. Accel funds companies from inception through the growth stage. The company manages over $8.8 billion from offices in Palo Alto, California, New York City, London, India and China(through a partnership with IDG-Accel). Since 1983, Accel has invested in over 300 companies, including Facebook, Groupon, GetJar, Cloudera, AdMob,Dropbox, Trivone, 99designs, Glam Media, Spotify, Etsy, Angry Birds (Rovio), Braintree, Lookout, SunRun, TRUSTe,Kayak, Supercell, Macromedia, Medio, metroPCS, Code 42 Software, Flipkart, Walmart.com and Vox Media. Accel Partners was founded in 1983 by Arthur Patterson and Jim Swartz. In addition to Accel’s continued investments in early-stage startups from the Accel X early stage fund, Accel announced its $480 million growth fund in December of 2008. This fund has focused on growth equity opportunities across sectors including: information technology, internet, digital media, mobile, networking, software, and services. In 2000, Accel entered into a joint-venture…

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 Lightspeed Venture Partners is a venture capital firm focusing on early and expansion stage investments in the consumer, enterprise technology and cleantech markets. Lightspeed Venture Partners has backed more than 200 companies, including Brocade (BRCD), DoubleClick (acquired by Google after going public), Nicira (acquired by VMware), Playdom (acquired, DIS), Pliant Technology (acquired, SanDisk), XtremeIO (acquired, EMC), Blue Nile (NILE), Fusion-io (FIO), Phone.com (OPWV), Informatica (INFA), and Solazyme (SZYM). Lightspeed Venture Partners invests in the U.S. and internationally, with investment professionals and advisors in Silicon Valley, India, Israel, and China with Lightspeed China Partners. The team is currently investing out of Lightspeed IX, a $675 million fund.

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Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (KPCB) is a venture capital firm located on Sand Hill Road in Menlo Park in Silicon Valley. The Wall Street Journal and other media have called it one of the “largest and most established” venture capital firms and by Dealbook as “one of Silicon Valley’s top venture capital providers.”KPCB specializes in investments in incubation and early stage companies. Since its founding in 1972, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers has backed entrepreneurs in more than 500 ventures including AOL, Amazon.com,Navigenics, Citrix, Compaq, Electronic Arts, Genentech, Genomic Health, Geron Corporation, Google, Intuit, Juniper Networks, Nebula, Netscape, Sun Microsystems, Symantec, Verisign, WebMD and Zynga. KPCB focuses its global investments in three practice areas – digital, green tech and life sciences.

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Google Ventures is the venture capital investment arm of Google Inc. and provides seed, venture, and growth stage funding to technology companies. The firm operates independently from Google and makes financially driven investment decisions. Google Ventures seeks to invest in startup companies in a variety of fields ranging fromInternet, software, and hardware to cleantech, biotech, and health care. Google Ventures has offices in Mountain View, San Francisco, New York City, Cambridge and London. The group was founded on March 31, 2009, with a $100 million capital commitment.[1] In 2012, that commitment was raised to $300 million annually, and the fund has $1.5 billion under management.[4][5] General partners include Bill Maris, Rich Miner,[6] Joe Kraus,[7][8] David Krane, Kevin Rose,[9] Karim Faris, Krishna Yeshwant, MG Siegler,[10] Andy Wheeler, and Blake Byers. In July 2014, the group launched a $100 million fund to invest…

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New Enterprise Associates (NEA) is a global venture capital firm. NEA focuses on a variety of investment stages, ranging from seed stage through growth stage. NEA invests across a broad array of industry sectors. With over $13 billion in committed capital, NEA ranks as the world’s largest venture capital firm. NEA invests in three broad industry sectors: information technology, health care, and energy technology, with investment professionals allocated to each industry. NEA invests in companies in various stages of development, from seed stage through growth stage. NEA employs more than 40 investment professionals. Since its founding, NEA invested in over 650 companies, and realized nearly 500 liquidity events (with close to 200 portfolio company IPOs and 300 portfolio company acquisitions)., making NEA…

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Andreessen Horowitz is a $4 billion venture capital firm, founded in 2009 by Marc Andreessen and Ben Horowitz. The company is headquartered in Menlo Park, California. Between 2005 and 2009, Andreessen and Horowitz were active investors in technology companies. Separately and together, they invested $4 million in 45 start-ups such asTwitter. During that time, the two became well known as super angel investors. On July 6, 2009, Andreessen and Horowitz launched their venture capital fund with an initial capitalization of $300 million. In November 2010, the company raised another $650 million for a second venture fund at a time when the field of venture capitalism was contracting. In less than…

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