Canaan Partners Technology
Canaan Partners invests in visionary entrepreneurs and provides them the networks, insights and operational guidance required to build high-performance technology and healthcare companies. Founded in 1987, the firm has raised eight funds and completed more than 78 acquisitions and 53 IPOs. With $3 billion under management and a worldwide footprint, the firm is committed to catalyzing the growth of innovative digital media, communications & mobility, enterprise, clean tech, biopharmaceutical, medical device, diagnostics and healthcare infrastructure companies. Among its successes are Associated Content, the people's media company; VOIP equipment supplier Acme Packet; CommerceOne, the company that pioneered B2B ecommerce; DoubleClick, the leading online advertising solution; Match.com, the most popular online dating site in the world; and SuccessFactors, the global leader in on-demand performance and talent management solutions. Other Canaan investments include 3Crowd, Active Networks, blip.tv, Blurb, iYogi, Lending Club, ON24, OpenSky, Prime Sense, SOASTA, Tremor Media, TweetPhoto and Zoosk. Canaan has offices in California, Connecticut, India and Israel.
Investor Growth Capital
Investor Growth Capital (IGC) is the wholly-owned venture capital arm of Investor AB, a publicly traded industrial holding company, listed on the Stockholm Exchange with a market capitalization of $20 billion. Investor Growth Capital was formed in the mid-1990s to invest in high quality, growth oriented companies, primarily in the IT and Healthcare industries. Today its 30 investment professionals are developing a portfolio with a current value of close to USD 1 billion from offices located in New York, Menlo Park, Stockholm, Hong Kong, Tokyo and Beijing. Investor AB is a leading shareholder in a number of European multinational corporations, including Astra Zeneca, Ericsson, Atlas Copco and SEB. For almost a century Investor AB's business philosophy has been to generate attractive long-term returns by investing in companies with solid potential for value creation and applying experience, knowledge and network to make them best-in-class. IGC shares that approach and benefits from Investor AB's extensive global network of companies and senior managers.
Mission Ventures was founded in 1996 by a team of partners who brought together their collective experience in successful venture capital investing along with a deep understanding of the IT and service sectors in which they operate. Managing over $500 million of capital across three funds, Mission Ventures is an actively engaged investment partner, investing primarily in early-stage, emerging growth companies within the Southern California region. This focused strategy has generated strong returns to our limited partner investors.
Founded in 1986, Trinity Ventures, a boutique firm, partners with passionate entrepreneurs to transform revolutionary ideas into reality. With over $1 billion under management, Trinity Ventures was founded on the principle of personal engagement and mutual respect with the entrepreneurs they fund. Trinity Ventures focuses on early stage technology ventures with a particular emphasis on digital media, Internet services, mobility, security and software markets.
Trinity Ventures has invested in more than 100 ventures, including such leading companies as Aruba Networks (NASDAQ: ARUN), Blue Nile (NASDAQ: NILE), Crescendo Communications, Extreme Networks (NASDAQ: EXTR), Forte Software, Illustra, LoopNet (NASDAQ: LOOP), Photobucket (acquired by News Corporation: NWS), Speedera Networks (acquired by Akamai Technologies: AKAM), Starbucks (NASDAQ: SBUX) and Sygate Technologies (acquired by Symantec: SYMC).