NEA is a leading venture capital firm focused on helping entrepreneurs build transformational businesses across multiple stages, sectors and geographies. With approximately $11 billion in committed capital, NEA invests in information technology, healthcare and energy technology companies at all stages in a company’s lifecycle, from seed stage through IPO. The firm's long track record includes more than 175 portfolio company IPOs and more than 290 acquisitions. www.nea.com.

Accel Partners

Founded in 1983, Accel has helped entrepreneurs build over 300 successful category-defining companies including: AdMob, Brightcove, ComScore, Etsy, Facebook, Foundry Networks, Gameforge, Glam Media, Macromedia, metroPCS, Real Networks, Riverbed, Veritas, Walmart.com, Webroot, XenSource, and Zimbra. Accel is dedicated to partnering with outstanding entrepreneurs and management teams to build world-class companies, from inception through growth. www.accel.com.

Hummer Winblad

Hummer Winblad was created in 1989 as the first venture capital firm focused exclusively on software. As the software industry grew from PC software to enterprise computing to Internet applications, Hummer Winblad has been at the forefront - funding the entrepreneurs and ideas that helped define these markets. The firm’s goal is to provide the capital, experience, and vision that will enable its companies to become leaders in this new software economy. www.humwin.com.


Morgenthaler is a premier venture capital firm, dedicated to helping entrepreneurs build valuable companies for more than 40 years. The firm has invested in approximately 300 companies in the information technology and life science sectors. Past and present portfolio companies in the IT space include: Siri, Evernote, Lending Club, Adara, MuleSoft, Rhythm NewMedia, Wize Commerce (NexTag), Nominum, NuoDB, PeopleMatter, Voltage Security, JasperSoft, OneChip, Sonatype and Apple. www.morgenthaler.com.

Bay Partners

Since 1976, Bay Partners has partnered with entrepreneurs in starting and growing over 200 information technology and health care businesses. From just an idea scribbled on a napkin to a first product with early revenue - they have seen it all. The school of hard knocks has given them a deep respect for the entrepreneurial process. It has taught them that there is no one recipe or formula for success. But the one thing that was common amongst their most successful entrepreneurs was that they took large risks and attacked large markets. So don’t be shy, it’s okay to. www.baypartners.com
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Goldman Sachs

The Goldman Sachs Principal Strategic Investments group seeks to make long term strategic investments in fast growing technology companies that are uniquely positioned to benefit from a deeper business relationship with Goldman Sachs. www.goldmansachs.com