Charles River Ventures
Founded in 1970, Charles River Ventures is one of the nation’s oldest and most successful early-stage venture capital firms with approximately $2.1 billion under management. CRV is dedicated to helping exceptional entrepreneurs turn their ideas into the next category leaders in high growth technology and media sectors. Over the past 10 years, CRV funds have been ranked among the industry’s top performers. CRV has offices in Boston, MA and Menlo Park, CAFor more information, visit www.crv.com.
Based in New York City, FirstMark Capital (formerly Pequot Ventures) has established itself as a venture leader with a strong, international reach over its twelve-year history. FirstMark invests in companies that are creating new markets with innovative technology solutions or rethinking existing markets by applying a novel business model. With nearly $2 billion in capital commitments, FirstMark’s team of investment and operations professionals have decades of entrepreneurial experience and leadership in core technology markets, making the firm uniquely qualified to offer industry insight, relationships and the operational expertise to build lasting businesses. Select historical investments include: Netgear, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTGR); First Advantage Corp. (NASDAQ: FADV); StubHub, Inc. (Acquired by eBay, Inc.); Netegrity, Inc. (Acquired by CA Inc.); Flarion, Inc. (Acquired by Qualcomm, Inc.); OutlookSoft Inc. (Acquired by SAP AG); Analex Corp. (Acquired by QinetiQ); Vallent (Acquired by IBM); Syndesis (Acquired by Subex) and Navic (Acquired by Microsoft).For more information, visit www.firstmarkcap.com..
Kodiak Venture Partners
Kodiak Venture Partners is a Waltham, Mass.-based early stage venture firm focused on formation investing in sectors such as emerging communications/ wireless, semiconductor/ equipment, software/ services, Internet/ new media and life technologies. Kodiak is made up of world-class entrepreneurs with successful backgrounds and broad functional expertise. As a result of their hands-on approach, they have a proven track record in building companies with disruptive technologies and first class management teams into true market leaders.For more information, visit www.kodiakvp.com.
Rustic Canyon Partners
Since its founding in 1999, Rustic Canyon has maintained its position as one of the largest venture capital firms based in Southern California, with a strong and visible presence in Silicon Valley and Seattle. Our presence in these locations and our roots in these communities provide Rustic Canyon with extensive connections to entrepreneurs, management teams and other strategic resources to help build value for our portfolio companies and investors.For more information, visit www.rusticcanyon.com.
HighBridge Capital Management
Highbridge Capital Management is an alternative investment management organization founded in 1992. The company has developed a diversified investment platform comprising hedge funds, traditional investment management products, and credit and equity investments with longer-term holding periods. Highbridge and its affiliates manage approximately $29 billion in capital for many of the world’s most prominent institutional investors, public and corporate pension funds, endowments, foundations, family offices and high net worth individuals. The Firm is based in New York with offices in Hong Kong and London and employs (with its affiliates) over 455 people, including more than 150 investment professionals.For more information visit www.highbridge.com.
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