Duff Ackerman & Goodrich Ventures ("DAG Ventures") is a venture capital partnership investing in and helping outstanding entrepreneurs create leading, long-term companies across a range of markets. With roots from the 1980s in cable TV, infrastructure, media, and wireless industries, the partnership today is privileged to work with world-class entrepreneurs as they build tomorrow's leaders in the information technology, energy, and life science sectors. DAG Ventures invests in companies with proven technology, from the prototype stage onward.
Foundation Capital was founded in 1995 by Bill Elmore, Kathryn Gould, and Jim Anderson with a single purpose: to build great companies. These are companies that rise upward on the strongest of all foundations - the power of an idea. And as such, they are organizations that make a difference, not only in the lives of their constituents, but in the impact they have on their markets. Every partner at Foundation Capital has been an entrepreneur. Foundation Capital partners have served as CEOs, as executive managers, and as technologists with compelling ideas that ultimately resulted in real-world experiences directing companies to success.
Since its founding in 1972, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers has backed entrepreneurs in 475 ventures, including AOL, Align, Amazon.com, Citrix, Compaq Computer, Electronic Arts, Genentech, Genomic Health, Google, Hybritech, IDEC Pharmaceuticals, Intuit, Juniper Networks, Netscape, Lotus, Nuvasive, Sun Microsystems, Symantec, Verisign and Xilinx. KPCB portfolio companies employ more than 250,000 people. More than 150 of the firm's portfolio companies have gone public. Many other ventures have achieved success through mergers and acquisitions. KPCB has broadly invested in both life sciences and information technology since inception in 1972. In the last six years, KPCB has expanded its focus to include Greentech and pandemic preparedness.
For 27 years, OVP Venture Partners has led the drive into new, high-growth technology markets predominantly in the Pacific Northwest. OVP makes early stage investments in cleantech, digital biology, and information technology. The firms' record of 52 liquidity events - including 22 IPOs - leads the region. OVP has over $750 million in capital under management and is currently investing its seventh fund. The firm has offices in Seattle, WA, and Portland, OR.