Founded in 1983, Accel Partners has a long history of partnering with outstanding entrepreneurs and management teams to build world-class businesses. Accel today invests globally using dedicated teams and market-specific strategies for local geographies, with offices in Palo Alto, California, New York City, London, New Delhi and Bangalore, as well as in China via its partnership with IDG-Accel. Accel has helped entrepreneurs build over 300 successful companies, many of which have defined their categories, including AdMob, Arrowpoint, Atlassian, Brightcove, ComScore, Facebook, Foundry Networks, Groupon, Infinera, JBoss, Kayak, Macromedia, Polycom/PictureTel, Playfish, Real Networks, Redback Networks, Riverbed, UUNet, Veritas, Walmart.com, Wily Technology, XenSource and Zimbra.
Bessemer Venture Partners
With $4 billion under management, Bessemer Venture Partners (BVP) is a global venture capital firm with offices in Silicon Valley, Cambridge, Mass., New York, Mumbai, Bangalore and Herzliya, Israel. BVP delivers a broad platform in venture capital spanning industries, geographies and stages of company growth. From Staples to Skype, VeriSign to Yelp, LinkedIn to Pinterest, BVP has helped incubate and support companies that have anchored significant shifts in the economy. More than 100 BVP-funded companies have gone public on exchanges in North America, Europe and Asia.
Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) is the worldwide leader in IT that helps companies seize the opportunities of tomorrow by proving that amazing things can happen when you connect the previously unconnected. Cisco Investments has more than 40 investment professionals with deep market and technology expertise located in major geographies, including US, Canada, China, India, Israel, and Europe. Over the last 20 years, Cisco Investments has invested in hundreds of companies across different segments and helped them build to successful IPOs or acquisitions. The firm currently has an active portfolio of $2B with over 80 direct investments around the world, and also holds Limited Partner positions in over 35 funds globally.
Disruptive partners with great entrepreneurs to build companies and drive them forward – from infancy stage into category leaders. Our commitment is, to entrepreneurs who go far beyond the status quo and have a world-changing vision. Our team sees innovation, technology, and entrepreneurship as a way to enable people to make the world a better place. Our name reflects our ethos. Disruptive is coming from the need to disrupt and change existing habits or the way people interact with products .
Innovation Endeavors is an early-stage venture capital firm partnering with startups that apply cutting edge technology to transform large industries. The firm runs a dedicated global team that builds industry networks to create value for its portfolio companies. Innovation Endeavors has offices in Silicon Valley and Tel-Aviv, and is solely backed by Eric Schmidt, the Executive Chairman of Google.
Marker LLC invests in cutting-edge companies where we have deep domain expertise and extensive relationships across the globe. We choose to make investments where we can provide a meaningful commitment of time and effort to our portfolio companies. We make and manage proprietary, private equity related investments on behalf of sophisticated individual and institutional investors from around the globe.
Redpoint Ventures has helped entrepreneurs build innovative businesses that defy convention, shape the future, and change the world. From early investments in industry pioneers like MySpace, Netflix, TiVo, and Juniper to companies such as RightMedia, Zimbra, LifeSize, Danger, Fortinet, Heroku and HomeAway – we stand behind our entrepreneurs helping them go all the way to the top. With our deep experience and focus on quality, we offer entrepreneurs a culture and approach that values mutual respect, meaningful relationships, and an intense commitment to succeed. Redpoint was founded in 1999 and currently has over $2 billion under management. Its partners have been involved in 39 IPOs and 65 upside acquisitions. The firm is headquartered in Menlo Park, CA with offices in Los Angeles and Shanghai, China.