Founded in 2000, Artiman Ventures (“Artiman”) is an early-stage venture capital firm with offices in Palo Alto and Bangalore. Artiman’s core focus is on helping talented entrepreneurs commercialize leading edge technologies in order to create world-class companies. Artiman targets investments in “whitespaces”, which it defines as areas where a company has no identifiable competition and a 12 month lead on a technology or market. Artiman seeks to partner with “concept stage” entrepreneurs in order to dramatically impact their portfolio companies’ strategic plans, technical roadmaps, industry relationships and culture. When appropriate, Artiman plays an active role in helping their portfolio companies establish India-based operations for low-cost, high-quality product development, quality assurance and beta testing. For more information on Artiman Ventures, please visit http://www.artiman.com.
Correlation Ventures, a $165 million venture capital fund with offices in Palo Alto and San Diego, CA, leverages world-class analytics to offer entrepreneurs and other venture capitalists a dramatically better option when they are seeking additional co-investment capital to complete a financing round. The firm makes investment decisions in two weeks or less and offers reliability and transparency about reserves and its intentions to follow in future financings. Correlation Ventures invests across all industry segments, U.S. geographies and investment stages – from seed through late stage. Current portfolio companies include Aldea Pharmaceuticals, AlienVault, Bunchball, Crossbar, edo interactive, Getaround, InstaEDU, Lytro, Mirna Therapeutics, MOGL, Retrofit, RQX Pharmaceuticals, Telly, Urjanet and Virsto Software. For more information, visit www.correlationvc.com and @correlationvc.
KLEINER PERKINS CAUFIELD & BYERS
Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (KPCB) has backed entrepreneurs in more than 500 ventures leading to 150 IPOs, 350,000 jobs and a deep strategic network. The firm has helped build pioneering companies like Amazon, Electronic Arts, Genentech, Google, Intuit, Juniper Networks, Netscape, Symantec and VeriSign. KPCB partners serve on the boards of Amazon, Apple, Bloom Energy, Flipboard, Google, Hewlett-Packard, Nest, Square and Zynga, among others. KPCB accelerates the success of entrepreneurs with a team of partners delivering company-building services including strategy, operational scaling, recruiting, business development and product delivery. The firm invests in all stages from seed and incubation to growth companies. KPCB operates from offices in Menlo Park, San Francisco, Shanghai and Beijing.
Korea Investment Partners
Korea Investment Partners, a Korea Investment Holdings company, is a private equity company specializing in small- and mid-cap business and has been discovering, investing in and promoting growth of promising businesses since establishment in 1986. From 2000, we have been managing venture capital funds worth KRW 714.8 billion and an overseas fund worth RMB 100 million, and maintaining robust relationships with major long-term institutional investors including National Pension Service, Korea Finance Corporation and Korea Development Bank based on our solid track record.
Northern Light Venture Capital (NLVC) is a leading China-focused venture capital firm targeting early and early growth stage opportunities. We partner with select entrepreneurs with groundbreaking ideas and exceptional vision to build world-class companies. Each NLVC team member brings a strong investment track record and cross-border expertise in entrepreneurship, engineering and operations. Our work is governed by a singular goal: to provide guidance, network and resources that companies need to thrive.
Founded in 2005, NLVC has emerged as a top venture capital firm along with the rapidly growing Chinese economy. To date, we’ve backed more than 70 companies. We manage approximately US$ 1 billion in committed capital with 3 US$ funds and 3 RMB funds. Our funds have attracted leading institutional investors from the United States, Europe and Asia, including sovereign funds, endowments and foundations.
SAIF Partners is a leading private equity firm that provides growth capital to companies in China. SAIF is also looking at investment opportunities for US companies that are expanding to China. The primary areas of focus include Information Technology, Internet, Mobile, Consumer Products and Services, Healthcare, Education, Modern Agriculture, Financial Services & Manufacturing. SAIF Partners was founded in 2001 and currently manages over $3.5 billion in capital, with over 200 investments since its inception.
Tao Invest, the direct investment entity of Tao Capital Partners, invests in technology-enabled and alternative energy businesses across venture, growth, and late-stage. Tao is an active investor with the ability to support companies through various stages of their life-cycle.
University of Michigan
The Regents of the University of Michigan through its “MINTS” program (Michigan Investment in New Technology Startups) participates in direct investments in companies based on technology developed at and licensed from the University. The MINTS program is part of the endowment’s venture capital portfolio. For further information, please follow the link above.