Madrona Venture Group
Madrona has been investing in early-stage technology companies in the Pacific Northwest since 1995 and has been privileged to play a role in some of the region’s most successful technology ventures. The firm invests predominately in seed and Series A rounds across the information technology spectrum including consumer Internet, commercial software and services, digital media and advertising, networking and infrastructure, and wireless. Madrona currently manages over $425 million and was an early investor in companies such as Amazon.com, Isilon Systems, Farecast, iConclude, World Wide Packets, and ShareBuilder. To learn more, visit www.madrona.com.
Meritech Capital Partners
Meritech Capital Partners is a leading provider of late-stage venture capital to category-defining private technology companies, and has been one of the top performing venture firms of the past decade. With over $2.6 billion under management, Meritech primarily leads investments into portfolio companies of leading early-stage venture capital firms and looks for companies with proven and differentiated technology, rapidly-growing revenue and experienced management teams. With one of the most active venture portfolios, Meritech has experience in, and provides guidance on issues facing rapidly growing companies including management incentive plans, IPO market timing and positioning, M&A strategies and negotiations and adviser selection. Meritech investments in industry-leading companies include 2Wire, Acclarent, BigFix, Broadsoft, Cornerstone-OnDemand, Danger, Facebook, Fortinet, Greenplum, Netezza, NetSuite, PopCap, Presidio, Riverbed, Salesforce.com, Sourcefire, SpringSource, Tele Atlas and Zipcar. Meritech is located in Palo Alto, CA. To learn more, visit www.meritechcapital.com.
Andreessen Horowitz is a venture capital firm that invests in high technology companies and is based on a vision for a new, modern venture capital firm that supports entrepreneurs through angel investments to large scale funding. Its general partners are Marc Andreessen, Ben Horowitz and John O’Farrell, all widely recognized experts in the creation, scaling, and operation of high growth technology companies such as Netscape, Opsware, Silver Spring Networks, and Excite@Home. Andreessen Horowitz has more than 25 investments with companies like Foursquare, Kno, Rockmelt, Skype, and Zynga. The firm was established in June 2009 and is located in Menlo Park, CA.To learn more, visit www.a16z.com.