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.
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.
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.