Blueprint Ventures is a seed- and early-stage venture capital firm focused on IT infrastructure start-ups, including systems, software and components. Located in the San Francisco Bay Area, Blueprint specializes in funding early-stage Corporate IP Spinouts by partnering with high-tech companies to commercialize their intellectual property. The firm targets companies that deliver disruptive technologies to market in a timely, capital-efficient manner. Investments include LANDesk Software, Platform Solutions, Vidient Systems and KeyEye Communications.
Presidio Partners was founded (as CMEA Capital) in 1989 and maintains offices in San Francisco and Menlo Park. They invest in both early and late stage science-focused ventures and leverage a strong network of corporate, investment and entrepreneurial relationships on behalf of portfolio companies. Their partners and associates have extensive science, engineering and operational backgrounds, providing them with the confidence to look beyond today's technology. They apply their focus on science and technology, and collaborate with entrepreneurs and venture investment partners who dare to change the world, one great company at a time.
Cipio Partners is a leading investment management and advisory firm in the secondary direct market. Founded in 2003, Cipio Partners manages an international portfolio of growth stage technology investments from offices in Luxembourg and Munich. The firm has raised approximately €300 million of capital to date. Further information is available at www.cipiopartners.com.
Based in San Francisco, Granite Ventures is an early stage venture capital firm focusing on communications and software investments leveraging their deep specialized knowledge and significant industry and investment expertise. Granite manages over $650 million in committed venture capital including those in dedicated partnerships with Adobe Systems Incorporated and Texas Instruments Incorporated.
Founded in 1993, Trident Capital is a $1.2 billion Tier 1 Venture Fund with a vision to invest in information and business services companies. Business process outsourcing, security and wireless infrastructure and marketing services are the focus of Trident Investment today. This focus has resulted in Trident becoming an early investor in Internet companies, including MapQuest and CSG Systems.
Founded in 1987, Walden International has established itself as a Tier 1 global venture capital firm. With over US$1.5 billion under management, Walden investments are focused on four key sectors, namely communications, electronics, software & IT Services and semiconductors. Headquartered in San Francisco and with offices around the globe, Walden's team of multicultural investment professionals provide the capital, technical expertise, industry knowledge, operating experience and global resources to launch early stage companies into successful businesses.