August Capital was founded in 1995 to invest in companies differentiated by technical innovation and entrepreneurial excellence. Today, August Capital’s eight investment professionals have more than a century of combined venture and operational experience. Together they manage $1.3 billion and have invested in more than 75 companies across the technology spectrum. From its inception, August Capital has funded an extraordinary group of entrepreneurs who have built significant, long-term value across the full range of information technologies. The companies that August Capital’s partners have backed represent an aggregate market capitalization of well over $250 billion, generate in excess of $75 billion in annual revenue and employ a quarter of a million people around the world. This success is a testament to the entrepreneurs themselves, as well as the fundamental technologies they have created. We are proud to have supported these entrepreneurs and their companies as they have grown and prospered. For more information, visit their site.
Dell Ventures is a strategic investment arm of Dell Computer Corporation. It is focused on identifying, funding and fueling the “next big thing;” visionary technologies that anticipate and address the needs of the future. A strategic complement to Dell’s M&A, R&D and partnerships, Dell Ventures adds another avenue of innovation and tremendous potential for profitable growth. Centered on early to growth stage investing, it pursues opportunity in areas strategic to Dell’s business — storage, servers, networking, cloud computing and virtualization, analytics/BI/Big Data, mobility, end-user computing, services and software.
Ericsson is a world-leading provider of communications technology and services, focused on enabling the Networked Society with efficient real-time solutions that allow us all to study, work and live our lives more freely, in sustainable societies around the world. Offerings comprise services, software and infrastructure within Information and Communications Technology for telecom operators and other industries.
Today 40 percent of the world’s mobile traffic goes through Ericsson networks, with support for customers’ networks servicing more than 2.5 billion subscriptions.
The company employs more than 110,000 people working with customers in more than 180 countries. Founded in 1876, Ericsson is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden. Ericsson is listed on NASDAQ OMX, Stockholm and NASDAQ, New York stock exchanges.
The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. is a leading global investment banking, securities and investment management firm that provides a wide range of financial services to a substantial and diversified client base that includes corporations, financial institutions, governments and high-net-worth individuals. Founded in 1869, the firm is headquartered in New York and maintains offices in all major financial centers around the world.
Insight Venture Partners
Insight Venture Partners is a leading global venture capital and private equity firm investing in high-growth technology and software companies driving transformative change in their industries. Founded in 1995, Insight has raised more than $8 billion and invested in more than 200 companies worldwide. Our mission is to find, fund and work successfully with visionary executives providing them with practical, hands-on growth expertise to foster long-term success. For more information on Insight and all of our investments, visit www.insightpartners.com or follow us on Twitter: @insightpartners.
Intel Capital‘s mission is to spur innovation and inspire the entrepreneurial spirit in support of Intel’s vision of creating and extending computing technology to connect and enrich the lives of every person on earth.
Innovation drives growth, which drives the focus on adding value beyond a financial investment. Access to engineering, manufacturing and strategic expertise helps portfolio companies expand quickly, while the credibility building and international awareness of our global brand augment staying power.
Since 1991, more than US$10.8 billion has been in over 1,250 companies in 54 countries. This focus on company building has resulted in more than 200 of our portfolio companies going public and more than 300 being acquired or participating in a merger.
Sapphire Ventures (formerly SAP Ventures) is focused on helping today’s most innovative technology companies become global category-defining leaders. Leveraging nearly two decades of experience and an extensive global enterprise network, Sapphire Ventures invests capital, resources and expertise to enable its portfolio companies to scale rapidly. Whether entrepreneurs sell to businesses, consumers or both, Sapphire Ventures offers a powerful platform for business development and operational excellence to help them accelerate growth. Sapphire Ventures has US$1.4 billion under active management via direct growth investments and an early-stage fund of funds strategy, with locations in in Palo Alto and London. See more at www.sapphireventures.com. Follow us @sapphirevc.
Siguler Guff & Company is a private equity investment firm which, together with its affiliates, manages direct investment funds, multi-manager funds and separate accounts totaling more than $10 billion of assets under management. Founded in 1991 within PaineWebber, Siguler Guff became an independent firm in 1995. The firm serves approximately 500 institutional clients, including corporate and public employee benefit plans, endowments, foundations, government agencies, and financial institutions, and more than 600 family office and high net worth investors. Siguler Guff is headquartered in New York, and maintains U.S. offices in Boston and Chicago, as well as international offices in Shanghai, São Paulo, Mumbai, Moscow, Kiev and London. Siguler Guff’s investment philosophy is focused on identifying market inefficiencies that are capable of generating high absolute rates of return and creating efficient solutions to capture them. To learn more about Siguler Guff, please visit www.sigulerguff.com.
WestSummit Capital is a China-based technology investment firm with deep local expertise in China and a global approach to creating market leaders. It is the first growth capital firm sponsored by the most prestigious financial institution in China focused on growth-stage technology companies operating between China and the rest of the world.
The senior partners collectively bring over 100 years of success as entrepreneurs, public company executives and investors of many leading technology companies in China and the United States. Through offices in Beijing and Silicon Valley, Summit West closely partners with its portfolio companies to realize the full potential of developing their businesses in China to become global industry leaders.