Andreessen Horowitz backs bold entrepreneurs who move fast, think big, and are committed to building the next major franchises in technology. Founded by Marc Andreessen and Ben Horowitz, the firm provides entrepreneurs with access to expertise and insights in innovation, executive and technical talent, market intelligence, policy and regulatory affairs, business development, and marketing and brand-building.
Founded in 1988, Highland Capital Partners is a global venture capital firm focused on putting the entrepreneur first. With offices in Palo Alto and Boston, Highland has raised over $3.5 billion in committed capital and invested in more than 271 companies, resulting in category-defining businesses across consumer and enterprise technology. Investments include 2U, CheckFree, Gigamon, Harry’s, nuTonomy, Freshly, Rent the Runway, Catalant, Malwarebytes, Qihoo, Starent Networks, Sybase, and VistaPrint.
Ignition Partners is an early stage, business software venture capital firm with unparalleled connections in Silicon Valley and Seattle. From turning their early idea into a business, to hiring the right team, providing the right industry and functional insight and connections, to growing the business strategically, globally, financially, to realizing the best ultimate outcome, Ignition is ready to go the distance. Ignition brings together an unparalleled combination of domain focus, technical expertise, and global operational experience. Ignition’s partners are proven business leaders who have built some of the world’s most successful businesses of the last two decades, including Microsoft Windows and Office, McCaw Cellular Communications, AT&T Wireless and Starbucks.
Intel Capital invests in innovative startups targeting artificial intelligence, autonomous driving, workload accelerators, 5G connectivity, merged reality and a wide range of other disruptive technologies.
Since 1991, Intel Capital has invested US $12.2 billion in 1,520 companies worldwide, and more than 650 portfolio companies have gone public or been acquired. Intel Capital curates thousands of business development introductions each year between its portfolio companies and the Global 2000.
Meritech Capital Partners is a leading provider of growth stage venture capital to category-defining private technology companies, and has been one of the top performing venture firms of the past two decades. With over $3 billion under management, Meritech primarily leads investments into companies with proven and differentiated technology. Meritech investments in industry-leading companies include Alteryx, Anaplan, Box, Cloudera, Coupa, Datadog, Facebook, Hybris, Looker, Mulesoft, Netezza, NetSuite, Proofpoint, Roblox, and Tableau. Meritech is located in Palo Alto, CA.
Silver Lake is the global leader in technology investing, with about $39 billion in combined assets under management and committed capital and a team of approximately 100 investment and value creation professionals located around the world. Dedicated to the thesis that the dynamism and rapid pace of innovation in global technology demand intensely focused domain expertise, Silver Lake differentiates itself from generalist investment firms by devoting its full scope of talent and intellectual capital to the singular mission of investing in the world’s leading technology companies and tech-enabled businesses. Applying the strategic insights of an experienced industry participant, the operating skill of a world-class management team, and the investing capabilities of a leading private equity firm, Silver Lake leverages the deep knowledge and expertise of a global team based in Silicon Valley, New York, London, Hong Kong, and Tokyo.