DCM is an early stage venture capital firm supporting entrepreneurs building world-class technology companies. The firm's partners manage US$1.6 billion and have funded leading technology companies including 2Wire, 51job (Nasdaq: JOBS), @Motion (Openwave), About.com (The New York Times Co.), All About (Jasdaq: 2454), Arroyo (Cisco), Clearwire (Nasdaq: CLWR), Dang Dang, Foundry Networks (Nasdaq: FDRY), HireRight, Internap (AMEX: IIP), IPivot (Intel), JCI (Nasdaq Japan - Hercules: 9424), Kabu.com (TSE Main:8703), PGP Corporation, Recourse Technologies (Symantec), Sigmatel (Nasdaq: SGTL), SMIC (NYSE: SMI), UUNet (MCI), and Vimicro (Nasdaq: VIMC). DCM offers hands-on operational guidance and access to an extensive network of resources, including close relationships with many of the Pacific Rim's leading companies and investors. Visit DCM's website at www.dcm.com.
NORWEST VENTURE PARTNERS
Norwest Venture Partners (NVP) is a global venture capital firm that has actively partnered with entrepreneurs to build great businesses for more than 47 years. NVP focuses on investments in information technology including: consumer Internet and media, software, services, enterprise and communications systems, and semiconductor/components. The firm currently manages more than $2.5 billion in venture capital. It has offices in Palo Alto, California, Mumbai and Bangalore. NVP has funded over 450 companies in the U.S. since inception, as well as several direct investments overseas, and more than 20 cross border companies. Some of the firm's recent investments and transactions include Adventity, Airespace (acquired by Cisco Systems), deCarta, KACE, mBlox, Omneon, Open-Silicon (acquired by Unicorn Investment Bank), Persistent Systems, Qumranet (acquired by Red Hat), Rackspace (NYSE: RAX), Resonext Communications (acquired by RF Micro Devices), SideStep (acquired by Kayak), Spinnaker Networks (acquired by Network Appliance), Sulekha.com, Winphoria Networks (acquired by Motorola) Yatra, and Yipes (acquired by Reliance/Flag Telecom). NVP has also funded such market leaders as Actel Corporation, Cerent (acquired by Cisco Systems), Documentum, Extreme Networks, Forte Software (acquired by Sun Microsystems), PeopleSoft, Siara Systems (acquired by Redback Networks) and Tivoli Systems (acquired by IBM). For more information, please visit www.nvp.com
Motorola Ventures (MV) is the global, strategic venture capital investment arm of Motorola, Inc. MV actively invests at all stages in developing companies of strategic value to Motorola in order to accelerate access to new technologies, new markets and new talent. Visit Motorola Ventures' website at www.motorola.com/ventures.
Since 1983, Battery has been investing in technology and innovation worldwide. The firm partners with entrepreneurs and management teams across technology sectors, geographies, and stages of a company's life -- from start-up and expansion financing to growth equity and buyouts. Battery has supported many semiconductor and related companies around the world, including: Achronix, Advanced Analogic Technologies (AATI), Amalfi Semiconductor, Anobit, InFocus (INFS), Lara Networks (acquired by Cypress Semiconductor), MaxLinear (MXL), PixelWorks (PXLW), SigmaTel (SGTL) and Zenverge. The firm currently manages $4B in committed capital, including its current $750M fund, and invests from offices in Boston, Silicon Valley and Israel. For more information, please visit www.battery.com.
ENTROPIC COMMUNICATIONS, INC.
Entropic Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ:ENTR) is a leading fabless semiconductor company that is engineering the future of connected home networking and entertainment by providing next-generation silicon and software technologies to the world's leading cable, telco and satellite service providers, OEMs and consumer electronics manufacturers. As a co-founder of MoCA (Multimedia over Coax Alliance), Entropic pioneered and continues to evolve the way high-definition television-quality video and other multimedia and digital content such as movies, music, games and photos are brought into and delivered throughout the home. For more information, visit Entropic at www.entropic.com.
Founded in 1998, The CID Group was established by a seasoned and professional team with more than 200 years of direct investment experiences. Since inception, the team has been fully committed to carrying out the mission of "Integrating Global Resources to Create Synergistic Businesses". Today, CID has become one of the fastest growing Asia-headquartered private equity firms.
For more than a decade, CID has been focusing on identifying and building top emerging Greater China companies. CID aims to leverage the unique and systematic investment platforms built in Shanghai, Beijing, Chongqing, Taipei and the U.S., to provide real operational value-add to portfolio companies and thus create more consistent and superior investment returns. CID has delivered more than 35% IRR consistently over the past 12 years, and achieved 40 IPOs and 24 M&A/trade sales from more than 140 investments.
With investors including prominent endowments, foundations, pensions, financial institutions and worldwide public corporations from United Stated, Europe, Japan, Singapore, Middle East and Taiwan, today CID is managing 3 LP funds with over US$1B capital.
Founded in 1983, Woodside Fund is an early-stage venture capital firm located in Silicon Valley. The importance we place on developing solid relationships is the secret to our longevity and ongoing success. We form relationships that are built on trust - trust founded on a rare guiding principle: Woodside Fund regards entrepreneurs as equal partners. Together we overcome challenges, share the ups and downs that come with building companies - and we excel.
Because we've done it ourselves, we know how to nurture ideas and grow them into thriving technology companies. Each of us has built at least one company, and as fellow entrepreneurs, we treat founders and startup executives like we would want to be treated. That's what distinguishes us from other venture capital firms.
Others often measure our success by our frequent IPO's and liquidity events, but we like also to measure our accomplishments by the quality of the testimonials from our portfolio executives. Woodside Fund is their trusted partner.
Verizon Ventures seeks and invests in promising entrepreneurial companies to drive innovation in Verizon Communications. Verizon Ventures’ portfolio focuses on new products, technologies, applications and services that complement Verizon networks, service platforms and distribution channels. Deal size ranges from seed capital to $5 million depending on the needs and opportunities. Verizon Ventures often co-invests with other venture firms and strategic partners. It undertakes an in-depth due diligence process and typically requires board observer rights.