New Enterprise Associates, Inc. (NEA) is a leading venture capital and growth equity 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. Since the firm's founding in 1978, NEA's experienced management team has invested in over 650 companies, of which more than 165 have gone public and more than 265 have been acquired. In the U.S., NEA has two offices in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area and one in Menlo Park, California. In addition, New Enterprise Associates (India) Pvt. Ltd. has offices in Bangalore and Mumbai, India and New Enterprise Associates (Beijing), Ltd. has offices in Beijing and Shanghai, China.
Founded in 1995, Foundation Capital is a venture capital firm committed to supporting entrepreneurs and their companies, targeting innovative opportunities in cleantech, consumer Internet and infrastructure; telecommunications and networking; and enterprise software and on demand services. Foundation Capital funds total more than $1.7 billion.
Mesirow Financial is a diversified financial services firm headquartered in Chicago. Founded in 1937, it is an independent, employee-owned firm with more than $30 billion in assets under management and 1,200 employees in locations across the country and in London. With expertise in Investment Management, Investment Services, Insurance Services, Investment Banking, Consulting and Real Estate, Mesirow Financial strives to meet the financial needs of institutions, public sector entities, corporations and individuals. For more information about Mesirow Financial, visit its Web site at www.mesirowfinancial.com.
Rustic Canyon Partners is an early stage venture capital firm that invests in exceptional entrepreneurs building transformational companies. The investment team works collaboratively, drawing on a diverse set of experiences as successful entrepreneurs, managers, and strategic and financial advisors. With over $900 million in funds under management, Rustic Canyon is one of the largest firms based in Southern California, with strong presence in Silicon Valley and Seattle. Key investment themes include Internet/media convergence, clean technology, technology-enabled services, information services, and wireless and wireline broadband.
EnerTech Capital has been successfully investing in energy and clean energy technology companies since 1996. The Firm focuses on early to expansion stage ventures that dramatically improve the profitability of producing and consuming alternative and incumbent fuels and electricity. The company manages three funds totaling $380 million.
Navitas Capital is a sector-based venture capital firm within the cleantech sector. Navitas Capital's investment focus is unique among VCs -- dedicated to working with entrepreneurs who are developing innovative building materials and technologies for a sustainable built environment. Founded in 2008, Navitas has been one of the early and driving forces behind several of today's leading green building technology companies. Navitas Capital is based in Berkeley, California.
Cheyenne Partners is a new private equity investment firm founded in 2008 by Gregory Eaton, the former founder of Rembrandt Venture Partners. Cheyenne Partners focuses on investing in life changing companies that cover technology, consumer, healthcare, and environmental alternative sciences. Through the company's world class network of partners, we engage with exceptional managers and superior co-investors that seek to provide companies access to customers, partners, board members and managers.
Saints is a leading direct secondary acquirer of venture capital and private equity investments in emerging growth companies around the globe. The company also makes traditional direct venture capital investments on a primary basis and in special situations in technology, healthcare, consumer and industrial companies in the United States. Saints is headquartered in San Francisco, with investment professionals in Europe and in Asia. The company currently manages funds with investments in over one hundred individual companies totaling over a half of a billion dollars in originally invested capital.
VantagePoint Partners is a leader in investing in 21st century technologies and partners with entrepreneurs in the CleanTech, Healthcare and Information Technology sectors. With an extensive industry-leading investment team of experts, a broad network of important Strategic Partners and Senior Advisors, and more than $4.5 billion in committed capital, the Firm has the depth of resources to help build transformative companies that are clear leaders in their fields. The Firm, headquartered in Silicon Valley with offices in Hong Kong and Beijing, has investments in more than 70 companies.
Staenberg Ventures is a Seattle, San Francisco and Argentina-based firm focused on venture capital funding, strategic consulting and entrepreneurship in the technology, business social media, and consumer products arenas. By leveraging an extensive partner network in the Silicon Valley, the Pacific Northwest, New York and South America, the firm provides a unique and important bridge between these business centers.
As a partner, Staenberg provides more than just financial contributions. They help their portfolio companies build winning management teams and obtain access to expert resources. All of the firm's advisers offer veteran knowledge in their industry. Staenberg consults with early-stage companies and co-invests in later-stage companies alongside other institutional funds.
Currently, the firm is most focused on Serious Energy, Emicus.com and Hand of God wines.