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Venture Capital Firm

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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Venture Capital Firm

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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Venture Capital Firm

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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Venture Capital Firm

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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Venture Capital Firm

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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Venture Capital Firm

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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Venture Capital Firm

 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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Venture Capital Firm

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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Venture Capital Firm

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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Venture Capital Firm

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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Venture Capital Firm

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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