Sequoia Capital is one of the largest and well-known venture capital firms in existence. The firm has been an active participant in the inception stages of many of the most influential companies that have built today's IT and networking industries. As the "Entrepreneurs Behind the Entrepreneurs", Sequoia Capital's venture capitalists have worked with innovators such as Steve Jobs of Apple Computer, Larry Ellison of Oracle, Bob Swanson of Linear Technology, Sandy Lerner and Len Bozack of Cisco Systems, Dan Warmenhoven of Network Appliance, Jerry Yang and David Filo of Yahoo!, Jen-Hsun Huang of nVIDIA, Michael Marks of Flextronics, Larry Page and Sergey Brin of Google, Chad Hurley and Steve Chen of YouTube, Sujal Patel of Isilon Systems and Dominic Orr and Keerti Melkote of Aruba Wireless Networks.
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 a 28-year IRR of 43.2 percent and has invested in over 300 companies, 85 of which have gone public. IVP specializes in venture growth investments, industry rollups, founder liquidity and select public market transactions. Since its inception, IVP has invested in such notable companies as ArcSight, Ask Jeeves, Aspect Communications, Business.com, Clarify, ComScore, Concur Technologies, Danger, Foundry Networks, Juniper Networks, LSI Corporation, Mobile 365, MySQL, Netflix, Polycom, Seagate and Tivo.
JAFCO Ventures is a venture capital partnership focused on companies that are emerging leaders in the communications, Internet, semiconductor and software industries. JAFCO Ventures was formed in 2003 and currently manages more than $350 million in capital. The fund's charter is to invest in venture opportunities with true breakout potential where JAFCO Ventures can meaningfully add value with capital, the experience of seasoned venture capital investors, and the deployment of an Asia business development team, to help portfolio companies generate revenue from customers in Japan and other parts of Asia.
Cambrian Ventures is a unique technology research and venture capital firm. Venky Harinarayan and Anand Rajaraman co-founded Junglee Corp. and are both Ph.D.s in Computer Science. They both love disruptive technologies and applications and typically get involved very early with such companies to help shape both the technology and the business. Investments have included Neoteris (now Juniper Networks), Kaltix (now Google), Transformic (now Google), and Efficient Frontier.
First Round Capital is an early stage venture capital firm managed by Josh Kopelman, Chris Fralic, Robert Hayes and Howard Morgan. First Round Capital provides seed-stage investment for innovative technology companies. As former entrepreneurs, the principals understand the challenges of launching a new enterprise and look to take an active role in portfolio companies.
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