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  Confirmation Report of Angels and VC's

COMPANY NAME
Page 2 of 7


CI Capital Partners
Offices: New York, New York
CI Capital Partners is a leading private equity investment firm specializing in leveraged buyouts of middle-market companies located primarily in North America. The firm was founded in 1993 to invest private capital on behalf of Caxton Associates, a New York investment management firm. Their heritage has shaped a unique culture built around long-term equity investments and high integrity.


CIC Partners
Offices: Dallas, Texas
CIC Partners' investment success begins and ends with successful operators. CIC's investment strategy ensures success throughout the life cycle of an investment. They partner with proven management that has demonstrated excellence and desires to develop a meaningful equity position in a growing business. They strive to align management incentives with those of the investors throughout the life cycle of the investment.


CID Capital
Offices: Chicago, Illinois
CID Capital has financed the growth plans of emerging technology companies, funded management buyouts, supported acquisition strategies, and helped position companies for their initial public offerings. CID Capital's experience in meeting the capital requirements of nearly 100 portfolio companies has enabled their investment professionals to develop the skills and insight to structure financial arrangements that are both fair and effective.


CID Equity Partners
Offices: Indianapolis, Indiana
CID Equity Partners, founded in 1981, is a leading provider of private equity and debt financing to high growth companies throughout the Mid-America region. The firm is actively managing seed, venture and mezzanine capital funds which together total nearly $440 million. Industries of interest include information technology, life sciences, business services and manufacturing.


Cimino & Associati Private Equity (CAPE)
Offices: Milano, Italy
Cimino & Associati Private Equity invests equity in small and medium size companies operating in Northern Italy, mainly through buy-outs. Cape activity starts in 1999, when Simone Cimino, former managing partner of LBO Italia, launches his first fund with a group of private investors. CAPE organization is made up of 15 professionals: 3 managing partners, 3 partners, 2 investment managers and 7 investment analysts.


Cinven
Offices: London, England
Established in 1977, Cinven is one of the most prominent and successful investors in the European buyout market. Their reputation has been built on their pioneering transactions, the quality of their people and the exceptional success of their funds. Their achievements rest on proven ability to apply effective investment strategies to their portfolio of leading companies, thereby creating value and long term growth.


Cipio Partners
Offices: Munich, Germany
Cipio Partners is a leading investment management firm in the secondary direct market. Founded in mid-2003, Cipio Partners manages an international portfolio of early and later-stage venture capital and mid-market investments. Representative portfolio companies include Broadbus Technologies, Danger and MontaVista Software in the US as well as Saifun Semiconductors and DiBcom in Europe.


Circle Peak Capital
Offices: New York, New York
Circle Peak Capital is a private equity firm that invests alongside founders and management to build market leading companies in the consumer, industrial, and financial services sectors. By leveraging the firm's deep industry expertise and exclusive network of operating executives, their partnership strategy empowers management to enter new markets, pursue new opportunities, and grow sustainable businesses.


Citadel Group
Offices: Chicago, Illinois
Citadel Securities has a heritage of successful business-building. The Citadel Investment Group is a leading liquidity provider and market-maker in both options and equities, and a trusted partner in the markets, providing fast and dependable execution services throughout the economic cycle. The Cidatel Asset Management business deploys capital through multiple investment strategies across the world’s major markets.


CIT GAP Funds
Offices: Herndon, Virginia
CIT GAP Funds makes seed-stage equity investments in Virginia-based technology and life science companies with a high potential for achieving rapid growth and generating significant economic return. CIT’s family of funds includes: a vintage 2004 fund fully invested in seed-stage technology companies; investing exclusively in life science companies; and, a fund for investing in IT and technology companies.


CITG Capital Partners
Offices: Troy, Michigan
CITG Capital Partners is a private equity group that represents capital committed by families and private individuals. They have a 20 year history of investing in growth oriented, entrepreneurial companies in a wide variety of industries. CITG takes an opportunistic approach to investing with a flexible view on capital structure position, investment size and ownership stake.


CITIC Capital
Offices: Hong Kong-Shanghai-Beijing, China
CITIC Capital Partners, the private equity arm of CITIC Capital, invests globally in companies which are capitalizing upon the growth and productive resources of the Chinese economy. They have invested in transactions with a cumulative enterprise value in excess of US$2.3 billion. Since 1978, CITIC Group has been investing in and helping to build outstanding businesses in China in partnership with multi-national corporations.


Citi Foundation
Offices: New York, New York
The Citi Foundation is committed to the economic empowerment of individuals and families, particularly those in need, in the communities where they work so that they can improve their standard of living. They fulfill this mission by providing grant support for programs that are aligned with their priority focus areas, promote collaboration and effective use of philanthropic resources, engage their employees.


Citi Private Equity (CPE)
Offices: New York, New York
Citi Private Equity ("CPE") manages private equity fund commitments, non-control direct private equity investments and mezzanine investments on behalf of Citi's proprietary accounts and third party clients. CPE is a direct beneficiary of Citi's long history in private equity both as a direct investor and as a limited partner in third party funds dating back to the 1960s. Over time and through many market cycles, Citi has built a deep private equity network.

Citi Venture Capital International (CVCI)

Offices: New York, New York
Citi Venture Capital (CVC), founded in 1968, is Citi’s leveraged buyout platform focused on making control equity investments in US - and European-based middle-market companies. CVC, in close cooperation with management, seeks to invest in companies best positioned to benefit from changing industries. Its strategy is to identify market leaders operating in dynamic sectors leading to superior growth and value creation.


Citizens Capital
Offices: New York, New York
As the private equity arm of Citizens Financial Group,, Citizens Capital provides customized mezzanine and equity capital to later-stage privately held businesses across the United States. Citizens Capital has invested more than $500 million since inception. Their portfolio companies come from a variety of industries and include manufacturers, consumer product companies, distributors, and service companies.


Citizens Energy
Offices: New York, New York & London, England
The new Stimulus Bill made important changes to Federal home energy efficiency tax credits, including raising the credit to 30% of the purchase price and the maximum amount of the credit to $1,500. The bill also extended the credits through 2010. Citizens Energy Corporation exists to help make life's basic needs more accessible and affordable. At the same time, Citizens Energy seeks to use market opportunities to help the poor and needy.


City Light Capital
Offices: New York, New York
City Light Capital is a venture capital firm seeking market-based solutions to major social problems. They invest in early stage, for-profit businesses that create solutions in safety and security, education and media, and energy and the environment. City Light's belief and experience demonstrates to them that these businesses can simultaneously benefit the entrepreneurs, their investors and society at large, delivering improvements to their everyday personal and business lives.


CIVC Partners
Offices: Chicago, Illinois
CIVC Partners, a leader in private equity investing for over 35 years, manages $1 billion in private equity capital and currently invests from a $650 million fund closed in 2003. CIVC Partners provides growth and buyout capital to middle-market companies and executives with a focus on business services, financial services, media and communications, and industrial growth.


Clairvest Group
Offices: Toronto, Ontario
Clairvest Group is one of Canada’s leading providers of equity financing to mid-market companies and currently has approximately C$600 million of equity capital under management. Clairvest partners with management to invest in profitable small and mid-sized North American companies with the goal of helping to build value in the business and generate superior long term financial returns for investors.


Claremont Creek Ventures
Offices: Oakland, California
Claremont Creek Ventures is a venture capital firm investing in early-stage information technology companies. Their investment professionals are experienced managers and proven venture investors. Their team shares a deep commitment to helping entrepreneurs build successful companies from the ground up. They focus on IT sectors where they have deep domain expertise, including—but not limited to—mobility, healthcare, and security markets.


Clarendon Fund Managers
Offices: Belfast, Ireland
Clarendon Fund Managers is a regional venture capital fund manager which was established in 2000, and is authorized and regulated by the Financial Services Authority. It is the appointed Fund Manager for the Viridian Growth Fund LP, which was established in August 2001, and it also manages the Nitech Growth Fund LP, which was established in February 2003.


Clarian Health Ventures
Offices: Indianapolis, Indiana
The mission of Clarian Health Ventures is to profitably facilitate the commercialization of activities within Clarian Health—Indiana's largest health care system—and to invest in external business opportunities that directly benefit the mission of Clarian. Clarian Health Ventures invests in opportunities where the value of such an opportunity is immediately enhanced by the presence and resources of Clarian Health.


Clarion Capital Partners
Offices: New York, New York
Clarion Capital Partners is a private equity investment firm, which invests capital in middle-market, growth-oriented companies. The firm is seeking opportunities in industries in which it can leverage the experience and relationships of its principals to benefit Clarion’s portfolio companies. Clarion seeks companies requiring an equity investment of $15 to $50 million, targets $25 million, and will consider a broad range of investment structures.


Claritas Capital
Offices: Nashville, Tennessee
Claritas Capital concentrates on finding and funding talented emerging growth companies and entrepreneurs. Specifically, they help frontier businesses and their managements in two main industries each distinguished by a history of innovation and entrepreneurship.


Clarity China
Offices: Beijing-Shanghai, China
Clarity China is a China-based private equity firm focused on investment opportunities in the greater China region that capitalize on the rapidly growing domestic consumer market in China. Clarity China was established by individuals with a deep knowledge and understanding of the China market and the necessary skills and resources to help Chinese entrepreneurs build outstanding companies.


Clarity Partners
Offices: Beverly Hills, California
Clarity Partners is a private equity firm focused exclusively on investments in communications, media and related services and technologies within those sectors. All of the senior members of the Clarity team have been successful investors in these industry segments, but in addition, they have all had senior level operating and financing experience. Clarity also brings assistance with technology, marketing, operating and financing issues.


Clark Enterprises (CEI)
Offices: Bethesda, Maryland
Established in 1972, Clark Enterprises is a diversified investment company headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland. CEI is one of the largest privately held companies in the Washington, DC metropolitan area with holdings in real estate; commercial, heavy and residential construction; and venture capital, private equity and other investments. Clark Enterprises continually scans the investment horizon looking for new opportunities across a wide spectrum of market sectors.


CLARK Investment Group (CIG)
Offices: Wichita, Kansas
CLARK Investment Group is a privately held investment company specializing in real estate related investments since 1955. CIG is primarily engaged in the acquisition, development, and management of real estate investments to be held for the long-term production of income. CIG’s investment philosophy demands quality, which provides a foundation for mutually beneficial relationships with our lenders and strategic business partners.


Clarus Ventures
Offices: Cambridge, Massachusetts
Clarus Ventures is a life sciences venture capital firm with a team that has a long history of success in creating value. Deep relationships with world thought leaders and decision makers allow this team to identify unique investment opportunities and shepherd them to maturity. Clarus augments its core expertise of investing in biopharmaceuticals and medical technology with the deep and diverse expertise of the team.


Clayton Associates
Offices: Franklin, Tennessee
While Clayton Associates was originally designed to be an advisory and investment consulting firm, the company evolved quickly into a hub of strategic business development activities for healthcare, diversified service and technology companies throughout the Southeast. Due to the extensive operating experience and network of relationships of the principals, Clayton Associates has attracted many skilled managers with inventive ideas seeking access to capital.


Clayton Dubilier & Rice (CD&R)
Offices: New York, New York
Clayton Dubilier & Rice is one of the oldest and most respected private equity investment firms in the world. Since its founding in 1978, Clayton, Dubilier & Rice and private equity funds managed by it (together, including subsidiaries, as appropriate, "CD&R") have invested $4 billion in 36 businesses representing a broad range of industries with aggregate transaction values in excess of $18 billion and revenues of over $25 billion.


Clean Energy Angel Fund (CalCEF)
Offices: San Francisco, California
The California Clean Energy Fund , formed in 2004, will make equity investments totaling at least $30 million in emerging clean energy technology companies. The Fund arises from the PG&E bankruptcy settlement negotiated by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC). CalCEF will invest in companies located in PG&E’s service territory and elsewhere that are developing technology or products that could benefit the region.


Clean Energy Capital (CEC)
Offices: London, England
Clean Energy Capital is a leading provider of investment and development capital for the low carbon economy. Operating on a global scale, they have considerable expertise in developing environmental technologies, investing their own funds, capital raising and trading carbon and energy products. CEC targets the best propositions that exist in the sector, providing expertise and support throughout a project’s complete lifecycle.


Clean Pacific Ventures
Offices: San Francisco, California
Clean Pacific Ventures invests in early stage clean technology companies. They look for motivated, entrepreneurial management teams with clarity of purpose and who are dedicated to building premier clean technology businesses. Clean Pacific's five investment professionals contribute sector expertise, venture investment experience and strong working relationships to the portfolio companies they fund.


Clean Resources Capital (CRC)
Offices: Singapore
Clean Resources Capital is the first Asia-Pacific public and private investment platform dedicated to the clean technology sector. The CRC team manages four public equity funds and a private equity fund providing comprehensive exposure to Asia-Pacific’s listed and private resource-efficient companies. CRC’s sole focus is the Asia-Pacific region's rapid structural trend towards greater energy and resource efficiency.


Clearlake Capital
Offices: New York, New York
Clearlake Capital Group is a private investment firm co-founded by Steve Chang, Behdad Eghbali, and José Feliciano in partnership with Reservoir Capital Group. Clearlake seeks to partner with world-class management teams to provide businesses and industries going through change and transition with patient, long-term capital and operational expertise to invest in businesses going through change.


ClearLight Partners
Offices: Newport Beach, California
The ClearLight Partners strategy is to invest in industry-leading companies with talented management teams, and to work hard to help them achieve the next phase of success. ClearLight takes a long-term view toward building value and driving growth in their investments. During a typical five-to-seven year partnership with a portfolio company, they endeavor to provide their management partners with the extensive real-world operating and financial experience of their network.


Clearstone Venture Partners
Offices: Santa Monica-Menlo Park, California
Clearstone Venture Partners is leader in early stage venture financing. Clearstone works closely with high-potential technology companies to help them become leaders in their industries. Their $100 million first fund and $350 million second fund have invested in dozens of successful technology companies. All of their partners have substantial operating backgrounds and at least five years of successful VC experience.


Clearview Capital
Offices: Los Angeles, California
Clearview Capital is a private investment firm specializing in the acquisition and recapitalization of companies with operating profits of $4 - 20 million. The firm's principals have a successful track record of completing transactions and creating and realizing value in portfolio companies. As a team, the principals have invested in ten platform companies and have also completed numerous add-on acquisitions.


Clearwater Capital Partners
Offices: New York, New York
Clearwater Capital Partners provides investors with access to a full spectrum of special-situation investments in public and private debt or equity of local, Asia-region issuers. In doing so, Clearwater also assists owners and management, particularly of the region's often capital-constrained small-to-medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), to create financial and operating restructurings that will allow their companies to succeed.


Cleveland Foundation
Offices: Cleveland, Ohio
Established in 1914, the Cleveland Foundation is the world's first community foundation and the nation’s third-largest today, with assets of $1.8 billion and annual grants of $80 million to $85 million. The foundation improves the lives of Greater Clevelanders now and for generations to come by building community endowment, addressing needs through grant making, and providing leadership on vital issues.


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Climate Change Capital
Offices: London, England
Climate Change Capital is an investment manager and advisor specializing in the opportunities that are generated by the global transition to the low carbon economy. They have advised, raised and deployed capital on a global basis. These include financing renewable energy installations; destroying industrial greenhouse gases; advice on the acquisition and divestiture strategies for private equity funds and carbon intensive industry.


Cloquet Capital Partners
Offices: Northfield, Illinois
Cloquet Capital Partners private equity firm that, along with its operating partners and affiliates, manages in excess of $50 million of available or invested capital. Its mission is to acquire and build a portfolio of exceptional business in niche markets. Cloquet invests in venture-stage communication software companies, management buyouts, growth equity investments and special situations. Cloquet seeks to enter into close operating partnerships.


Close Ventures
Offices: London, England
Close Ventures looks to invest £1-10m in a wide range of growing businesses, from technology-oriented companies to service and asset-based businesses. Investment is made in either ordinary equity or a mixture of debt and equity. Larger investments tend to be strongly asset-backed such as care homes, hotels and pubs, while at the smaller end of the funding scale Close Ventures looks at second or third round technology propositions.


CLS Capital Group
Offices: Toledo, Ohio
CLS Capital Group is a private lending company that specializes in unconventional financing where speed and attention to special circumstances are critical. Their unique lending program has made CLS one of the best direct, private lenders in the country. At CLS, they recognize the importance of speed, and that loans must often be structured around each client's unique set of financial circumstances.



CM Capital
Offices: Brisbane, Australia
At CM Capital, they partner with the management teams of life sciences and telecommunications companies to help create market leaders in their respective fields. Their team combines management experience, industry knowledge, technology and financial expertise to help their portfolio companies and advisory clients build upon and transform great ideas into great companies.


CMEA Ventures
Offices: San Francisco, California
CMEA Ventures was established in 1998 and specializes in high technology and life sciences investments. They invest in both early and late stage companies, and actively partner with their extended network of companies, other VC firms, institutional investors, strategic partners as well as entrepreneurs. CMEA was originally formed as an affiliate of New Enterprise Associates (NEA) in 1989 and became independent in 1997.


CM Equity Partners
Offices: New York, New York & Washington, DC
CM Equity Partners is a private equity investment firm that makes controlling investments in middle-market companies operating primarily in the United States and Canada. CM Equity Partners also makes minority investments in certain situations. Since 1993, they have completed over 40 acquisitions, including private and public companies, subsidiaries of public companies, and companies operating in a bankruptcy process.


CMS Small Cap Private Equity Fund
Offices: Wynnewood, Pennsylvania
CMS Small-Cap Private Equity Fund has been helping successful entrepreneurs grow, manage and preserve personal wealth since 1969. On behalf of these select clients, CMS has invested more than $3.5 billion in alternative assets such as private equity and real estate. This experience affords CMS Companies a unique understanding of the opportunities and challenges facing owners as they seek to grow and expand their businesses.


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Coachella Valley Angel Network
Offices: Palm Dessert, California
Coachella Valley Angel Network is a group of experienced entrepreneurs and accredited investors that have formed an angel investment group. CV Angel Network is interested in providing early-stage funding to start-up companies—particularly those based in the Coachella Valley. Their members come from a variety of backgrounds and professions, including medical technology, consumer goods, computer technology and financial services.


Cody Gate Ventures
Offices: Cheltenham, Scotland
Cody Gate Ventures invests in businesses to meet the important needs of global corporations and government. What makes Cody Gate unique is its preferential access o disruptive, government-funded technologies to realize high-value opportunities across a range of sectors. They invest in sectors such as mobile infrastructure, government security, Internet infrastructure & services, renewable energy, medical devices & nanotechnology.


Code Hennessy & Simmons (CHS)
Offices: Chicago, Illinois
Code Hennessy & Simmons is a middle market private equity firm that was founded upon a core philosophy: they build shareholder value through the strength of their relationships and the soundness of their investment strategies. Code Hennessy & Simmons have formed five private equity funds with commitments totaling over $2.5 billion and invested in 58 platform investments.


Coleman Swenson
Offices: Franklin, Tennessee
Coleman Swenson Booth was established in 1983 to make venture capital investments in all sectors of healthcare and the life sciences. Four funds are currently under management aggregating $188 million. Coleman Swenson has assisted its portfolio companies in raising over $800 million in private equity capital. The partners began their venture capital careers in 1983 managing a portfolio of healthcare companies.


Coller Capital
Offices: New York, New York
Coller Capital is the leading investor in private equity secondaries worldwide, with approximately $8 billion under management. They acquire positions in venture capital, buyout and mezzanine funds, together with portfolios of companies or stakes in companies, from institutions, corporations, government bodies and family offices. Their investment in any one transaction ranges from $1 million to more than $1 billion.


Colony Capital
Offices: New York, New York
Through the identification of supply-demand source imbalances in capital, product types and information availability, Colony Capital achieves attractive risk-adjusted returns by investing in real estate, non-performing loans, distressed assets, real estate-dependent operating companies, and select commercial and residential development opportunities throughout the world.


Colony Financial
Offices: Santa Monica, California
Colony Financial is a commercial real estate finance company engaged in acquiring, originating, investing in, financing and managing a diversified portfolio of real estate-related debt investments, with a primary focus on commercial mortgage loans (which may be performing, sub-performing or non-performing loans), CMBS, mezzanine loans, real estate owned properties, debtor-in-possession loans, B-notes, bridge loans and other commercial real estate-related debt investments.


Colt ventures
Offices: Dallas, Texas
Colt Ventures is a venture capital firm focused on life sciences, technology and natural resources. Colt utilizes its team of seasoned investment professionals and industry experts to provide companies with the resources and guidance they need to grow and create value. Colt's combination of investment and insight helps entrepreneurs build market leading companies. Colt invests in businesses that will dramatically alter market segments or create new ones.


Columbia Capital
Offices: Alexandria, Virginia
Columbia Capital is dedicated to helping talented entrepreneurs build successful companies and shape the development of new markets. Their track record of success and their approach to early-stage, hands-on investing sets them apart. Columbia Capital has been partnering with early-stage ventures to build communications and technology enterprises for more than twelve years. They have invested more than $700 million in technology ventures.


Comcast Interactive Capital (CIC)
Offices: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Comcast Interactive Capital is a $350 million venture capital fund affiliated with Comcast Corporation, a diversified global leader in broadband services, telecommunications, electronic commerce, and entertainment. CIC's primary goal is to generate superior financial returns from equity investments in companies in the Internet and other interactive technologies. CIC works to foster the success of its portfolio companies.


CommonAngels
Offices: Lexington, Massachusetts
Named after the city's historic public meeting grounds, Common Angels is a group of 50 leading private investors and several dozen limited partners in two co-investment funds. They have expertise in over 58 specific sectors; have founded over 115 companies; sold over 100; and participated in over 34 IPOs. They finance some the region's most innovative high-tech ventures with a focus on capital efficiency: Series A rounds.


Common Capital
Offices: Brookline, Massachusetts
Commons Capital is a venture capital firm founded to realize competitive rates of return by investing in promising young companies whose products, services and corporate cultures promote a sustainable economy and deliver market solutions to major social and environmental problems. They believe that business can be a powerful force for good in the world and that early stage companies—due to their creativity, flexibility and energy.


Commonwealth Capital
Offices: Wellesley, Massachusetts
Commonwealth Capital was founded in 1995 by a team of experienced venture capital investors, Commonwealth Capital is a leading early-stage venture capital firm focused on opportunities in the Communications Infrastructure and Software and Services sectors. With over $350 million of committed capital under management, the firm’s partners have invested in more than 130 high-growth companies that are leaders in their industry categories.


Communities Foundation of Texas (CFT)
Offices: Dallas, Texas
Communities Foundation of Texas traces its roots back to 1953. Since that year, more than $1 billion in grants have been made by the Dallas-based foundation. It has grown along with North Texas to become one of the largest community foundations in the nation. People who make charitable gifts save time and effort by working with CFT. They help donors take advantage of optimal tax benefits.

Community Foundation for the National Capital Region
Offices: Washington, DC
The Community Foundation for the National Capital Region is one of the largest philanthropic foundations of any type in the United States. In FY2007, The Foundation and their donors distributed more than $95 million in grants to nonprofit organizations and educational institutions throughout the Greater Washington area and beyond. They are committed to ensuring equity, access and opportunity for all residents of the Washington metropolitan area.

Compass Technology Ventures
Offices: Menlo Park, California
Compass Venture is a venture capital firm focused on investing in emerging companies, with high-growth potential and a focus on science and technology, innovation and intellectual property. Their mission is to enable and support entrepreneurs grow sustainable businesses with large market potentials. They do so with capital, the collective experience of their partners and the access to their network of relationships.

ComVest Group
Offices: New York, New York & West Palm Beach, Florida
The ComVest Group seeks to realize superior returns primarily through investments in equity and debt securities of public and private middle market companies. The fund's mandate is to invest in the information technology, healthcare and telecommunication industries with a particular emphasis on distressed, special situation, and mezzanine investment opportunities. The ComVest Equity Fund seeks to invest between $10-$50 million per transaction.


Concept Ventures
Offices: Menlo Park, California
Concept Ventures invests in early stage companies in the Information and Media Technology sectors. They believe that a successful new enterprise must offer a solid management team, a clearly differentiated value proposition in a growing market segment, disruptive technology, and a sustainable business model. Creating shareholder value by helping young companies formulate valuable ideas to take never-before-commercialized products.

Concert Venture Capital
Offices: San Francisco, California
Concert Venture Capital is a private equity firm that partners with the founders and management teams of profitable businesses experiencing rapid growth. They work in concert with entrepreneurs - offering their capital, their financial and operating expertise, and their network of industry relationships. They encourage entrepreneurs and business owners seeking capital, liquidity and view themselves as a true partner for their next phase of growth.

Concord Ventures
Offices: Herzliya, Israel
Concord Ventures is one of the leading venture firms in Israel. With $260 million under management, they concentrate their investments in early and later-stage companies in the areas of: Datcom and Telecommunications; Software Applications and Internet Infrastructure; Medical Technologies and Biotechnology; and, Semiconductors. They dedicate substantial time and resources to companies in their portfolio, taking an active role in strategic planning, recruiting, business development and corporate partnerships.

Conduit Ventures
Offices: London, England
Conduit Ventures is the first EU venture capital company which specializes on fuel cells and related hydrogen technologies. They are the only firm with such a focus and a global reach. Their ambition is to become the leading independent global provider of venture capital to different fuel cell and related hydrogen technologies industries, in order to generate superior financial returns for investors.

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Connecticut Innovations
Offices: Rocky Hill, Connecticut
Since 1995, Connecticut Innovations has become the state's leading investor in high-technology companies, having invested more than $109 million to attract and retain growing companies, create high-paying jobs and increase Connecticut's intellectual capital. Investments typically range from $500,000 to $2 million in the form of equity and convertible debt.

Conning Capital Partners
Offices: Hartford, Connecticut
Conning Capital Partners with approximately $600 million currently under management, the firm is focused on investing in financial services and healthcare services companies. Their main areas of investment include all forms of insurance, banking and finance, capital markets, health care services and employee benefits, and supporting services and technology enterprises within these industries.

Conor Venture Partners
Offices: Espoo, Finland
Conor Venture Partners Oy is a new breed technology venture capital fund and management company. Conor invests in early-stage companies originating from Finland, Sweden and the Baltics. Investment areas include information and communications technology, embedded software, semiconductor technology, electronics, new materials and optics.

Conrad H Hilton Foundation
Offices: Reno, Nevada & Los Angeles, California
Established in 1944 by hotel entrepreneur, Conrad N. Hilton, the foundation remained relatively small until his death on January 3, 1979 when it was named the principal beneficiary of his estate. Offices are located in Los Angeles, California and Reno, Nevada. The Foundation and its related charitable entities have total assets in excess of $3.4 billion. Since inception, the Foundation has awarded in excess of $800 million in grants. Currently more than 50% supports international charitable projects.


Consor Capital
Offices: Sausalito, California & Greenwich, Connecticut
Consor Capital has been formed by Josh and Jay Huffard to manage venture capital investments. Consor Capital focuses on early-stage companies serving consumers and small businesses. They seek to partner with companies run by strong leaders, focused on rapidly changing markets and leveraging technology as a key aspect of their business model. They have worked and invested together in more than 20 companies over the past 10 years.

Constellation Ventures
Offices: New York, New York & Tokyo, Japan
Constellation Ventures manages $450 million in venture capital. The fund invests between $5 and $35 million in early to mid-stage companies that enable the distribution, management and control of information over emerging digital networks. Constellation Ventures provides its portfolio companies with strategic leverage with Bear Stearns, Sony, Viacom, Young & Rubicam, Tribune, Dai Nippon Printing, NTT Data, Acxiom, Toyota and Singapore Technologies.

Constitution Medical Investors
Offices: Boston, Massachusetts
Constitution Medical Investors is a private investment firm focused on healthcare sector-related acquisitions, which was launched in partnership with Warburg Pincus, the global private equity firm. Constitution Medical Investors focuses on the identification and acquisition of innovative, healthcare-related platform technologies and companies where the principals will be able to leverage their experience.

Consumer Capital Partners
Offices: Denver, Colorado
Consumer Capital Partners is a unique private investment, concept/brand development, & strategic advisory firm. They are 100% focused on multi-unit consumer centric business. They help principals and executives create significant, lasting value. Their edge: Consumer focused, insight & data drive and innovative time tested process. They are differentiated by their results, experience, innovation, breadth of talent & imagination.

Contour Venture Partners
Offices: New York, New York
Contour Venture Partners is a venture capital firm focused on working with companies that provide leading-edge technology enhanced products and services. They partner with passionate entrepreneurs and management teams to build great businesses that will ultimately transform their industries. They have a deep understanding of how difficult it is to transform even the best ideas into successful enterprises.

Conversus Capital
Offices: Guernsey, Channel Islands
Conversus Capital expects to invest 10-25% of its total investments in direct private equity investments. A majority of their direct private equity investments are expected to be investments in individual operating companies in the form of equity, mezzanine debt, equity-linked securities and PIPEs. Conversus expect that the majority of its investments in individual operating companies to be co-investments in portfolio companies of private equity funds in its portfolio.

Convexa
Offices: Espoo, Finland
Convexa is a leading Norwegian based venture capital company that invests in early stage companies with disruptive technologies in the areas of solar energy and oil technology. Convexa focuses on accelerating these technology companies to international markets. Convexa is an active investor from early stage all the way to IPO or trade sale and has demonstrated value creation from direct investments in a large number of technology companies.


Coral Group
Offices: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Coral Group (formerly, Coral Ventures) invests in technology driven companies with substantial intrinsic momentum led by strong management teams, with early demand indicators, such as accelerating revenues, increasing product or service utilization, and a growing customer base. They focus on opportunities in high growth markets undergoing imminent transitions.

Cordiant Capital
Offices: Quebec, Montreal
Cordiant is a pre-eminent fund manager of emerging market, private sector investments. With USD1.4 billion in subscriptions since inception and a solid record, the firm counts a number of the world's top institutional investors amongst its clients. Drawn from around the globe and with over 150 years of collective experience, Cordiant's investment professionals manage top quality private equity and debt deals throughout the emerging and high growth markets.

Cordova Ventures
Offices: Alpharetta, Georgia
Cordova Ventures invests in privately-held companies at varying stages of development, including seed and start-up, early-stage and later-stage growth in amounts ranging from $250,000 to $4 million. The firm invests primarily in the Southeast in a wide variety of companies with concentration in information technology, communications, industrial technologies, healthcare services, telecommunications, financial services and real estate development equity financing.

Core Capital Partners
Offices: Washington, DC
Core Capital Partners is a $180 million private equity fund that provides capital to both early-stage ventures and small to mid-sized growth companies. The common thread is that these companies are developing or incorporating disruptive technologies into their businesses. They focus principally on the kinds of "core" or fundamental technologies that enable or enhance information, data and communication. Most of their investments are made on the East Coast.

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CoreNetwork
Offices: Toledo, Ohio
CoreNetwork is a private, independent, and confidential group of individuals who are interested in looking at private equity investment opportunities, primarily in the local area, which may provide an above-average return. CoreNetwork provides a formal structure to accomplish this in a manner which incorporates community and sponsor support intended to improve the likelihood for success of the investee companies.

Corinthian Capital
Offices: New York, New York & Chicago, Illinois
Corinthian Capital was founded in 2005 to invest in small and middle market companies. Their founders have over 80 years of combined private equity investment experience. They have completed over 50 acquisitions with a combined total value of over $1.5 billion. During their nearly 20 years together, they have exclusively focused on making equity investments in manufacturing, distribution, and service companies.

Coriolis Ventures
Offices: New York, New York
Coriolis Ventures is an early stage Venture and incubation fund specializing in new media and infrastructure technology related to Internet advertising. Coriolis provides its portfolio companies with both capital (and in many cases) incubation assistance to help nascent early stage companies accelerate their growth and development.

Cornerstone Angels
Offices: Chicago, Illinois
Cornerstone Angels seeks to provide financial capital and mentorship to early-stage companies in the greater Midwest. Their group is a private investment organization composed of highly successful executives, entrepreneurs, and investors. Cornerstone orchestrates a rigorous and disciplined approach to angel investing. Their goal is to help bridge the widening gap between initial start-up capital and institutional financing.

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Cornerstone Equity Investors
Offices: New York, New York
Cornerstone Equity Investors is one of the largest and most experienced private equity firms in the United States. Since 1984, the professionals of Cornerstone have raised over $1.2 billion in committed capital. Cornerstone focuses on middle market leveraged buyouts of corporate divisions, closely held private companies and small capitalization public companies.

Cortec Group
Offices: New York, New York
Cortec Group was founded by senior executives of a diversified public company; they bring a record of working with management to achieve excellence in all functional areas of businesses. Cortec Group’s principals collectively have over 150 years of combined experience leading more than 75 different specialty manufacturing, distribution and service businesses. They do not run the companies they acquire; they offer their expertise and resources to management.

Cotton Creek Capital
Offices: Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas
Cotton Creek Capital Management is a multi-strategy investment firm managing investment funds focused on private equity, oil & gas and other asset classes. The firm has been founded upon the relationships and active involvement of Smith Brownlie and Jim Braden, whose Brownlie & Braden advisory firm has been providing financial advisory services to the truly wealthy for over 20 years.

Council Ventures
Offices: Nashville, Tennessee
Council Ventures is focused on early-stage companies with proven, technology-driven value propositions and strong revenue momentum. Council Ventures brings substantial management and operating experience to their portfolio companies through their CEO Council, comprised of 22 former and current CEOs of major corporations and institutions.

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Court Square Capital Partners
Offices: New York, New York
Court Square Capital Partners is an independent private equity firm established by the former members of Citigroup Venture Capital Equity Partners. For 20 years, the investment professionals at Court Square have invested in a wide variety of industries over the course of numerous economic and financial cycles, gaining broad experience in evaluating and managing private equity investments.

Court Square Ventures
Offices: Charlottesville, Virginia
Court Square Ventures is a venture capital firm that invests in early-stage communications, information technology, and media companies, with a particular interest in points of convergence between these industries. The firm’s deep understanding of its three target sectors stems from the partners’ 60 years of operating and investing experience in these areas. Court Square uses this base of experience to support young companies.

Covera Ventures
Offices: Austin-Dallas, Texas
Covera Ventures is a venture capital firm focused on investing in early-stage technology companies with a primary focus on infrastructure, wireless and mobility, software, and technology-enabled service companies. Their team of experienced investment professionals is committed to working with entrepreneurs to build great companies that address unmet needs in the marketplace.

Covington Capital
Offices: Toronto, Ontario
Covington Capital is the investment manager to five Ontario-based Labour Sponsored Investment Funds: Covington Fund I, Covington Fund II , New Millennium Venture Fund, Triax Growth Fund and the Venture Partners Fund. The Covington team has over 150 years of combined experience and focuses on growth and maximization of shareholder value. Covington Capital currently manages combined assets of approximately $465 million.


Craton Equity Partners
Offices: Morristown, New Jersey & Los Angeles, California
Craton Equity Partners invests in water remediation, waste conversion and “green” building materials. They believe that companies providing clean environmental solutions in these areas will be driven by the demands of the market, following public sentiment as well as federal and state regulations. In addition, they find that major global trends are emerging in the clean tech sector to create new and exciting investment opportunities.

Cravey Green Wahlen
Offices: Atlanta, Georgia
Cravey, Green & Wahlen is a private equity investment firm which supports management teams in acquisitions and recapitalizations of middle-market companies, typically involving transactions valued between $25–200 million. The firm invests through its managed partnerships, CGW Southeast Partners. With current equity capital under management in excess of $750 million, the firm has focused exclusively on the middle market.

Crawley Ventures
Offices: Denver, Colorado
Crawley Ventures make makes direct investments in private companies and investments in venture funds and hedge funds. Crawley Ventures invests in seed, early, and expansion stage companies seeking capital to fund opportunities with significant growth potential. Portfolio companies are in a broad range of industries including high tech optics, financial services, software, manufacturing and wireless technologies.

Creandum
Offices: Stockholm, Sweden
Creandum is an independent and partner owned firm that invests in Nordic companies in the technology sectors and currently has approximately 120 million Euros under management. Their most recent fund was opened for investments in Q1 2007 and they are actively looking for new companies to invest in. Their initial investment can be as small as a couple of hundred thousand euros and can go up to 10 million euros over the life cycle of a company.

Creathor Ventures
Offices: Hamburg, Germany & Zurich, Switzerland
Creathor Ventures are looking for entrepreneurs who address new markets and have the potential to turn their company into a global market leader. We are searching for teams who act decisively when building their company. They have 25 years of venture capital experience, investing in more than 200 companies and participating in over 20 IPOs. In addition tot capital, they provide industry knowledge, expertise at building companies, and the network.

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Credit Agricole Private Equity
Offices: Paris, France
Crédit Agricole Private Equity is the Crédit Agricole group's private equity arm. Its team of forty professionals supports companies at all stages of their growth and expansion, from start-up right through to sale, in a long-term relationship of mutual trust and proximity. As an active shareholder in over 250 companies, they aim at becoming a leading multi-specialist player in the private equity market.

Creo Capital Partners
Offices: Pacific Palisades, California
Creo Capital Partners, based in is a leading provider of capital to middle-market companies operating in a wide range of industries and in various geographic regions. As part of a multi-billion dollar pool of international investment funds, Creo makes control-oriented investments in established companies generating revenues of $15 million to $150 million and with enterprise values of $10 million to $100 million.

Crescendo Venture Management
Offices: Palo Alto, California
Crescendo provides early-stage funding and growth resources to high-potential companies in the communication and enterprise infrastructure industries. Crescendo's entire global team is focused on a single objective: supporting talented entrepreneurs in their drive to create market-leading companies. To accomplish this goal, they use industry expertise, team-based service structure and global network.

Crescent Capital Partners
Offices: Sydney, Australia
Crescent Capital Partners assists companies increase in value through the provision of capital and by providing advice at a strategic and board level. Their investment philosophy is one of partnership with management. For their investors, they seek high returns on investments commensurate with the high risk nature of private equity investment. Crescent has over $500m in funds under management.

Crestview Capital
Offices: Northbrook, Illinois
Crestview Capital invests in public companies with a market capitalization that ranges from 5 million to 300 million dollars. Private placements in public companies are central to their investment strategy, they are also actively acquire micro cap positions in the open market and purchase warrants restricted stock, and other securities in private transactions. Crestview investments focus on health care, technology, energy, and special situations.

Crimson Investments
Offices: Palo Alto, California
Established in 1993, Crimson is an international private equity firm that provides buyout and growth capital financing to middle-market companies capitalizing on the accelerating globalization trend within manufacturing and services industries. With over $850 million under management, Crimson provides a dedicated team of cross-border operating executives.


Cross Atlantic Capital Partners
Offices: Radnor, Pennsylvania
Cross Atlantic Capital Partners founded in 1999, with more than $350 million under management, concentrates its investments in technology companies located in the United States, Ireland, and England. Its portfolio includes Gain Capital, eCount, Marrakech, and Rubicon Technology. Cross Atlantic Capital Partners (XACP) is a venture capital management firm operating several venture funds to deliver superior returns to its investors.

Crossbar Capital
Offices: New York, New York
Crossbar Capital invests in software, Internet and technology enabled services companies. Crossbar looks for companies with the potential to seize market leading positions through technical innovation that establishes new market segments, or by implementing business models that fundamentally disrupt the competitive dynamic within existing large markets.

Crossbow Ventures
Offices: West Palm Beach, Florida
Crossbow Ventures manages $160 million on behalf of European and American institutions and individuals. The firm concentrates its lead investments in the Southeastern US and co-invests with a number of other venture capital funds across the US industry sectors include Information Technology, Telecommunications, Life Sciences/Healthcare and Financial Services/Transaction Processing.

CrossBridge Venture Partners
Offices: San Bruno, California & Tokyo, Japan
CrossBridge Venture Partners is a private equity fund managed by a group of highly experienced investment professionals who have successfully teamed together in the past. The primary aim is to earn substantial capital gains by linking the explosive growth of Silicon Valley technology companies to the Asian markets. Their hands-on approach offers portfolio companies both timely and strategic access to the world's second largest market.

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Cross Creek Capital
Offices: Salt Lake City, Utah
Cross Creek Capital seeks to provide late-stage venture capital funding for private companies with significant return potential that are expected to go public within three years. Portfolio companies are selected through a process of deep due diligence utilizing Wasatch's time-tested investment discipline of bottom-up, fundamental analysis.

Crosscut Ventures
Offices: Santa Monica, California
Crosscut Ventures is looking for entrepreneurs with a vision that crosscuts conventional thinking around media consumption, distribution and monetization. They want to work with entrepreneurs who have the foresight, personal fortitude and perseverance to take their ideas of the future and make them happen. In a big way. Crosscut wants to be a partner to those entrepreneurs who understand what it takes to win.

CrossHarbor Capital
Offices: Boston, Massachusetts
CrossHarbor Capital Partners' private equity investment activities are focused on the acquisition and activities are focused on the acquisition and creation of operating business in the financial services, asset management and business services, asset management and business services sectors. They are "control" investors and are the sole or lead equity investor in their portfolio companies.

Crosslink Capital
Offices: San Francisco, California
Crosslink's founders of began working together in 1989, when industry veteran Sy Kaufman founded the Omega Ventures arm of Robertson Stephens. Over the next decade, the founders of Crosslink established themselves as leading emerging growth investors, investing in private and public companies through a family of venture, crossover and hedge funds. Crosslink Capital manages over $700 million in assets.

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Crosspoint Venture Partners
Offices: Woodside-Irvine, California
Crosspoint has a capital base of approximately $2 billion. With their early stage funds, they invest up to $40 million per project. In addition, they can participate in their portfolio companies' follow-on rounds with their late stage funds, up to an additional $10 million per project. Crosspoint invests in early stage companies in two strategic areas—E-Business Services and Broadband Infrastructure.

CrossTechnology Venture Partners
Offices: Tokyo, Japan
CrossTechnology Venture Partners specializes in helping US based companies enter the Japanese market. They partner with leading US venture capital firms, helping their best portfolio companies. Their role is to help your business. Their greatest value is your market expansion of Japan. The CrossTechnology senior level relationships, with over 200 top Japanese companies, get you immediate attention with minimal time and effort.

Crow Holdings
Offices: Dallas, Texas
Crow Holdings is the investment firm that owns and directs the investments of the Trammell Crow family and its investment partners. Today, Crow Holdings has a substantial stake in the ownership of various businesses, both real estate and non-real estate related, with a level of involvement in the management of these companies that ranges from active to passive. Their holdings also include significant, diversified positions in financial investments.

Crown Capital Partners
Offices: Regina, Saskatchewan & Toronto, Ontario
Crown Capital Partners is a leading provider of growth capital to middle-market companies throughout Canada. Their team specializes in providing specialized financing solutions including subordinated term and bridge loans for acquisitions, management buy-outs, growth financings and recapitalizations. Crown Capital Partners typically invests $5 million to $25 million in any one transaction and is capable of financing significantly larger transactions.


Crystal Capital
Offices: Boston, Massachusetts
Crystal Capital provides debt and equity funding to middle market companies in the US and abroad. For more than ten years, their team has helped clients in a variety of industries and their financial and strategic objectives by providing the appropriate capital structure to meet their needs. Their experience, strong industry alliances and commitment to respond quickly are the cornerstones of their success and their clients.

Crystal Ventures
Offices: Cleveland, Ohio; Palo Alto, California & Singapore
Crystal Internet Ventures is dedicated to the continuation of Internet investments, their only business. Formed with a combination of technical expertise, financial prowess, marketing know-how, and the first-hand experience of growing companies from the ground up, the firm presents itself as a partner to both entrepreneurs and fellow-investors. Leveraging their domestic and international connections, they look to place a value-added investment.

CSFB Private Equity
Offices: New York, New York & Zurich, Switzerland
CSFB Private Equity is the global private equity arm of CSFB, is one of the largest managers of alternative assets in the world, with over $25 billion in funds under management. CSFB Private Equity is comprised of investment funds that focus on domestic and international leveraged buyouts, structured equity investments, mezzanine investments, real estate investments, venture capital and growth capital investments and investments in other private equity funds.

CSK Venture Capital
Offices: Boston, Massachusetts & San Francisco, California
CSK Venture Capital is taking advantage of the vast resources of CSK Group. They have invested in a broad range of IT segments including software, hardware, telecommunication, and IT services. Over 80% of their investments are in IT segments. CSK has a worldwide network built through years of global investment experiences here and abroad. CSK supports their portfolio companies coming into Japanese market.

CSLA Capital
Offices: Tokyo, Japan
CLSA Capital Partners is the alternative asset management arm of CLSA Asia-Pacific Markets, Asia's leading independent investment bank and part of one of the world's top financial institutions. With funds well over US$1 billion, CLSA Capital Partners offers a diversified and increasing range of investment vehicles.

C&T Access Ventures
Offices: Cleveland, Ohio
C&T Access Ventures is a $44 million venture capital fund sponsored by Christian & Timbers, one of the leading retained executive search firms, and were created to co-invest in private venture-stage companies with whom Christian & Timbers has business or professional relationships.Their venture opportunities come to them because of the quality and depth of business and professional relationships that Christian & Timbers has with the venture community.

CTEK Angels
Offices: Denver, Colorado
CTEK is a statewide partnership of independent, non-profit community “Venture Centers” that provide innovative entrepreneurs with the expertise, resources, and capital sources they need to grow their company to the next level in business. Each Venture Center is committed to helping entrepreneurs build profitable and sustainable businesses in Colorado. CTEK focuses on innovative companies with high growth potential.

Cubera Private Equity
Offices: Oslo, Norway & Stockholm, Sweden
Cubera Private Equity is an independent and fully partner owned Nordic fund advisor dedicated to private equity. The partners of Cubera Private Equity were key players in building several Nordic private equity portfolios, and have completed more than 40 fund investments in Nordic private equity. This ensures that Cubera Private Equity has the skills and experience to select premium funds.

Cue Ball Group
Offices: Boston, Massachusetts
Cue Ball Group is a venture capital firm built on a distinct, human capital philosophy: it is all about the people. Their partners are self-made business builders whose track records include running the world's largest information media company and founding groundbreaking Internet and consumer businesses. Cue Ball seeks that rare intersection of extraordinary people and pioneering ideas backed by sound business fundamentals.


Cultivian Ventures
Offices: Carmel, Indiana
Cultivian Ventures seeks investment opportunities across a wide range of technologies addressing large opportunities in the food or agricultural markets, including: Novel products or byproducts, as well as novel technologies serving the biofuels and renewable chemicals industries; Waste/odor management and utilization; and, Novel processing and storage technologies, crop pest control, crop genetics.

Curious Office
Offices: Seattle, Washington
Conceived in 2005, Curious Office was established in recognition of a new trend emerging in web development. Increasingly, small teams using emerging development frameworks, better tools and web services could deploy game changing new applications on small budgets and within extremely short periods of time.

Custer Capital
Offices: Columbus, Ohio & Toronto, Ontario
Custer Capital is a venture capital firm financing early stage to post IPO growth companies in technology, telecommunications and healthcare. The firm offers strategic counsel in a number of business areas, including business plans, venture capital, marketing, product planning, organization development, finance and human resources. Their initial investments range from $100,000 to $1,000,000 and they typically invest additional amounts over the life cycle of a portfolio company.

Cutlass Capital
Offices: Boston, Massachusetts & San Francisco, California
Cutlass Capital is a private venture capital partnership investing exclusively in health care. Their goal is to partner with outstanding entrepreneurs to create the next generation of revolutionary and innovative health care companies. They believe that a venture capitalist's role with a portfolio company should go far beyond providing financial capital.


CVC Capital Partners
Offices: London, England
CVC is an independent buy-out firm founded in 1981. They manage US$ 9 billion in equity capital and have completed over 250 acquisitions with a total value in excess of US$ 40 billion. CVC is a multinational firm with a long standing local presence across Europe. Even in a united Europe there are many contrasting business cultures and an in-depth understanding of the local environment is crucial to the success of their business.

CX Venture Capital Group
Offices: Taipei, Taiwan
Cheng Xin (CX) Venture Capital Group, established in 1990, manages eight funds representing over US$160 million of capital. CX Venture Capital Group makes investment decisions for its family of funds in both the high technology and biotechnology industries throughout North America and Asia Pacific regions. High technology investments primarily include energy, electronics, optoelectronics, communications, information technology and software.

Cycad Group
Offices: Carpinteria, California
Cycad Group is a venture capital firm focusing on investments in companies with enabling solutions, disruptive technologies and innovative products. They seek opportunities to work with exceptional entrepreneurs creating technology driven businesses. Cycad is opportunistic and doesn’t limit its investment activities to any single industry sector.

Cycle Capital Management
Offices: Montreal, QC
Cycle Capital is a pioneer among Canadian venture capital funds focused on the cleantech sector. The fund invests in companies developing and commercializing clean technologies and projects in renewable energy generation that are focused on reducing greenhouse gas emissions, optimizing resources use, and decreasing impacts over their entire life cycle.

Dace Ventures
Offices: Waltham, Massachusetts & New York, New York
Dace Ventures is an early-stage venture capital firm with over $70 million in funds under management. Dace is actively investing in entrepreneurs building the Next Wave of internet-related innovations focused on digital media, consumer marketing and mobile services. They are entrepreneurs putting their experience to work, just like their portfolio teams, in companies with compelling innovation and first mover advantage in high-potential consumer-driven markets.

DAG Ventures
Offices: Palo Alto, California
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 1980’s 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.

Daiwa Securities SMBC Principal Investments
Offices: Tokyo, Japan
In 1998, Daiwa Securities commenced their non-performing loan investment activities while Japanese financial institutions began removing assets from their balance sheets in order to resolve the bad loan problem. Thereafter, they have continued to expand their scope of business activities and investment areas to include real estate, private equity, investment funds, and greenhouse gas emissions credits, but all along.

Dakota Capital
Offices: Boca Raton, Florida
Dakota Capital exists for one specific reason: The risk profile of shareholders does not align with the opportunities of a business. On the one hand, the shareholders seek to reduce risk by realizing all or part of the value created for estate or retirement reasons. Conversely, the Company's prospects for acquisitions, equipment deployment and market entries require funding. This divergence creates many different complications.


DaneVest Capital
Offices: Madison, Wisconsin
DaneVest Capital is a private investment management company that creates investment opportunities in privately-held business sectors. They identify and provide solutions to businesses or organizations that have a funding gap created by restrictions in lending procedures or capital availability. DaneVest Capital looks to create partnerships with lenders, investor networks, strategic partners and institutional investors.

Danube Equity
Offices: Linz, Austria
Danube Equity finances succession plans, MBOs, MBIs and the acquisition of medium-sized industrial companies as well as companies in their growing stage. Danube Equity has specialized in the following industrial growth sectors: new materials and their processing technologies; cleantech; railway systems; mechatronics/automation; and, automotive technologies.

Darby Private Equity
Offices: Washington, DC
Darby Overseas Investments—the private equity arm of Franklin Templeton Investments—is a pioneer in emerging markets private equity investing with experience and on the ground presence in Asia, Central and Eastern Europe and Latin America. Darby has built a proven, successful track record of investments in this area focused on a variety of sectors, including financial services, manufacturing, media and consumer goods/services.

DAR Capital
Offices: London, England
DAR Capital was founded in 2007 by a team of senior bankers as a global investment banking and private equity firm. They are unique in their expertise, approach and access to distinctive opportunities. DAR Capital is unique in its expertise, approach and access to distinctive opportunities. Their team draws on deep financial services and advisory experience.

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Darwin Private Equity
Offices: London, England
Darwin is an independent private equity firm focused on the UK. Darwin has a highly experienced team with an excellent track record, having worked on some of the most successful UK buy-outs. In addition to their in-house experience, they have an extensive network of contacts who can add the insight and knowledge required in today’s competitive markets.

Davis Tuttle Venture Partners (DTVP)
Offices: Tulsa, Oklahoma & Houston, Texas
Venture capital is the lifeblood of new and expanding enterprises. Davis, Tuttle Venture Partners is a private investment partnership formed to provide emerging growth companies with the necessary long-term development capital, as well as vital management counsel and support. DTVP invests in traditional venture capital situations, as well as acquisitions and other special opportunities.

Dawn Capital
Offices: London, England
Dawn Capital is an institutional investor and experienced business builder that have collectively invested in over 100 companies and been involved in several high profile rapid growth technology businesses such as Advertising.com, Virgin Media and Self Trade. Their team members have profitably managed significant portfolios through several booms and downturns, and co-founded successful technology companies both stand-alone and within large corporations.

Dawntreader Ventures
Offices: New York, New York
Dawntreader Ventures is focused on building market leading technology enterprises in partnership with entrepreneurs and management teams. By working closely with their portfolio companies to formulate and execute their business plans successfully, their objective is to provide their investors with superior returns. Their ability to bridge the gap between the worlds of technology and corporate America makes them attractive areas for investment.


DB Capital Partners
Offices: Sydney, Australia
DB Capital Partners is the private equity arm of Deutsche Asset Management in Australia. With A$1.6 billion as at 30 June 2003 of capital committed to private equity and a team of 17 dedicated investment professionals operating from Sydney, DB Capital Partners strategically invests in equity and equity-related securities including venture capital, private equity, growth financing, leveraged buyouts, mezzanine and infrastructure.

DBL Investors
Offices: San Francisco, California
DBL Investors manages the Bay Area Equity Fund I, a $75 million venture capital fund. The DBL Investors team completed its spinout from JPMorgan in January of 2008 and has managed the Fund since inception. The Fund invests in companies that can deliver market-rate venture capital returns while enabling social, environmental and economic improvement in the San Francisco Bay Area's low and moderate income neighborhoods.

DCA Capital Partners
Offices: Roseville, California
Since 2001, DCA Partners has earned its reputation as one of the nation’s finest middle market investment banking firms, delivering exceptional results for clients in a wide variety of industry sectors. Through the firm’s affiliated private equity fund, DCA Capital Partners, the firm also makes direct investments in promising middle–market growth businesses in DCA’s defined areas of focus.

DC Capital Partners
Offices: Washington, DC
DC Capital Partners is a private equity investment firm focused on making controlling equity investments in middle market companies operating primarily in the U.S. defense, aerospace, and other federal government sectors, including but not limited to, outsourced government services, government information technology, intelligence, homeland security, and defense electronics.


Deep Fork Capital (DFC)
Offices: Menlo Park, California
Deep Fork Capital invests from $1-10 million in digital media companies. They look at new businesses from early to growth stages. Deep Fork makes quick, thoughtful decisions, and approach their investments with the understanding and sensitivities of their experience as entrepreneurs. DFC pulls from their diverse entrepreneurial and professional backgrounds to help guide and advise portfolio companies strategically.

DEFTA Partners
Offices: San Francisco, California
DEFTA Partners, for nearly two decades, has established a track record of achievement that has uniquely positioned them in the global venture capital arena. They have assisted entrepreneurs from around the world to build companies that transform industries, create markets and ultimately generate superior economic returns for their investors. DEFTA Partners is uniquely positioned to open doors for their portfolio companies around the world.

Delaware Crossing Investor Group
Offices: Doylestown, Pennsylvania
Delaware Crossing Investor Group is a network of former and current executives and entrepreneurs who provide counsel and capital to early-stage and other growth-oriented companies. Delaware Crossing Investor Group seeks early-stage, high-growth businesses with high investment return potential, including businesses that require funding of $250,000 to $1,000,000. Ideal portfolio companies have finished their development work and are seeking funds to commercialize their product.

Delta Angel Group
Offices: Spokane, Washington
The Delta Angel Group screens and presents promising early stage company investment opportunities to its accredited investor members. While not strictly limited to technology-centric companies, companies with significant growth potential and a defensible competitive advantage will be seriously considered. The group is very interested in northwest technology companies that have good prospects for growth and promise generous returns to stakeholders and the community.

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Delta Capital Management
Offices: Memphis, Tennessee
Delta Capital Management is a venture capital firm founded in 1992 that manages over $90 million in venture capital allocations from institutional investors and high net worth individuals. They invest primarily in the four state region of Tennessee, Arkansas, Mississippi and Alabama. The firm also considers later stage opportunities across the broader southeastern US.

DeltaPoint Capital Management
Offices: Rochester, New York
DeltaPoint Capital Management is comprised of a team of Fund Managers and Operating Directors that has substantial relevant experience in executive level management, finance, and operations. The fund managers and operating directors collectively guide the firm's investments in a wide variety of industries, including manufacturing, professional services, and distribution. DeltaPoint Capital relies on its strong partnerships with company management teams and long history of operating and financial experience to help drive value creation at its portfolio companies.

Delta Ventures
Offices: Herzliya, Israel
Delta Ventures invests in innovative technology companies primarily within Israel. The funds investments focus on information technologies that provide business solutions, Internet infrastructure, telecommunications and Medical Devices and diagnostics. Beyond initial financing that Delta provides to start-ups, there is also a great emphasis on "added value" which comes with the investment.

Demeter Partners
Offices: Paris, France
Demeter Partners takes capital interests in companies in the eco-industries, eco-energies and modern-day hazards sectors, with a view to financing their growth. Demeter Partners intervenes primarily during the “capital development” phase, to help develop companies with strong growth potential, as a minority shareholder working with executives. Demeter Partners has also been involved in venture capital projects.


Denham Capital
Offices: Boston, Massachusetts
Denham Capital Management is a leading global private equity firm that manages over $2.3 billion. They employ over 50 professionals. Denham makes direct investments in the energy and commodities sectors, including in businesses and assets involving natural resources, metals and mining, power and utilities and energy-related infrastructure and services.

De Novo Ventures
Offices: Menlo Park, California
De Novo Ventures has strived to build a healthcare investment firm that is differentiated by its approach, valued for its knowledge, and distinguished by its performance. The Principals have an average of 18 years experience in the targeted sectors, have founded or co-founded 8 companies that sold for over $1.6 billion, and have invested in 35 companies as managers of venture capital firms prior to the formation of De Novo.

DePaul Blue Angel Network
Offices: Chicago, Illinois
The DePaul Blue Angel Network provides sourcing for deals that hold some merit is a time-intensive process. In addition to their clients, the Coleman Entrepreneurship Center (CEC) has an extensive network which provides referrals. The CEC filters opportunities through strict standards to ensure that only the finest available are seen. Members are encouraged to involve themselves in deal sourcing, as the best investments are typically through referrals.

Desco Capital Partners
Offices: Columbus, Ohio
Since 1966, Desco Capital Partners has been operating businesses ranging from $2 million to $80 million in sales. They have a long and successful track record of buying, selling and developing a variety of companies in the construction, instrumentation, and medical device industries. The Desco team typically oversees groups of companies with combined sales ranging from $150 to $250 million and combined employment of over 1,000 employees.

Desert Angels
Offices: Tucson, Arizona
The Desert Angels was formed in 2000 and since that time has grown to become one of the country’s leading angel organizations. Today, the organization has over 70 members of which many have invested in a significant portfolio of companies. The primary focus of the Desert Angels is the funding of entrepreneurial ventures and to that end reviews over 100 companies per year as possible investments. The Desert Angels holds monthly dinner meetings from September through June.

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DE Shaw & Co
Offices: New York, New York
Drawing on the technological and financial expertise of its professional staff, the D E Shaw group seeks to make selected private equity investments within industries it believes are likely to be fundamentally transformed by the use of technology. Transactions have ranged from purely passive investments in existing ventures managed by outside entrepreneurs to start-up firms that were organized by and “incubated” within the DE Shaw organization.

Desjardins Venture Capital
Offices: Montreal, Quebec
Desjardins Venture Capital is the venture capital fund management arm of the Mouvement des caisses Desjardins. It manages the assets of Desjardins Venture Capital, a limited partnership, six Desjardins investment regional funds, as well as Capital régional et coopératif Desjardins, a public fund whose assets under management are projected to reach $1.425-billion over the next 10 years. Desjardins Venture Capital makes its network and expertise available to businesses.

Deutsche Venture Capital (DVC)
Offices: Munich, Germany
Deutsche Venture Capital is a venture capital fund focused on European information-, telecommunication-, semiconductor- and industrial technologies as well as life sciences. In life sciences, DVC particularly looks for opportunities in therapeutic and diagnostic product development as well as for platform technologies and medical devices. DVC invests approximately 1-10 million Euro as a lead or co-lead-investor also in larger rounds.

Devers Group
Offices: Wilmette, Illinois
Devers Private Equity Ventures investors enjoy the benefits of venture investing in exciting opportunities without the time commitment it typically involves. Qualified companies have access to a pool of financing and can move on with the business of growing their company. Devers Private Equity Ventures invests in high tech organizations at an early growth stage of development.

Devon Park Bioventures
Offices: Wayne, Pennsylvania
Devon Park Bioventures is within driving distance of the headquarters of many of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies, major medical research universities, the premier financial institutions of Wall Street, federal research and regulatory agencies and hundreds of biotechnology companies. Devon Park's proximity to this critical mass of biotechnology and pharmaceutical activity makes it well positioned to take advantage of new opportunities.

DFW Capital Partners
Offices: Teaneck, New York
Founded in 1983 to provide private equity capital to high-growth middle-market service companies. DFW Capital Partners actively manages several pools of committed private capital, with over $200 million in aggregate funded commitments. DFW prefers to be the "first institutional money in" and are generally represented on the boards of directors of their portfolio companies.


Diamond Castle Partners
Offices: New York, New York
Diamond Castle Partners is an independent private equity investment fund that invests in management buyouts, corporate divestitures and growth companies. They invest in a wide range of industries, particularly in the energy, financial services, healthcare and media sectors. Diamond Castle is founded upon the principles of disciplined investment judgment and the highest standards of integrity and ethics.

Diamond Creek Capital (DCC)
Offices: Ladera Ranch, California
Diamond Creek Capital specializes in providing creative financing solutions to middle-market companies with a target funding size of $5-50 million. DCC will invest in all segments of the capital structure, from stretch senior debt to non-control equity, with an emphasis on second lien/tranche B investments. DCC's four principals collectively bring more than 80 years of lending, investment banking, and private equity experience.

Diamondhead Ventures
Offices: Menlo Park, California
Diamondhead Ventures invests in seed and early stage investments in outstanding Internet infrastructure and B2B technologies spinning out of corporations and leading research universities. DhVen is dedicated to helping innovators bring great technologies to market quickly and successfully, and they have the track record to prove they can do just that. Their investment team has over 40 years of successful IT experience.

Diamond State Ventures
Offices: Little Rock, Arkansas
Diamond State Ventures is a $56 million venture capital fund, which operates as a federally licensed Small Business Investment Company (SBIC) under the Small Business Investment Act of 1958. They seek to be a value-added partner in building successful companies in their home state of Arkansas and throughout the Southwest, Southeast and Midwest.

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Digital Garage
Offices: Tokyo, Japan
In 1994 Digital Garage started from a small garage. Although the scale of their business has increased as they enter the Broadband era, they remain faithful to their original vision of a bright future for society made possible by the Internet Revolution. Their core strengths in Information Technology, Marketing Technology and Financial Technology are combined to create the conditions suitable for e-business incubation and operation.

Digital Power Capital (DPC)
Offices: Greenwich, Connecticut
Digital Power Capital is a private equity firm focused on new technologies that arise from the convergence of power and the tools, materials and software of the digital age. "Digital power" technologies permit faster, smaller, and more efficient power generation, conversion, transmission, and storage in every aspect of the economy. DPC works closely with strategic partners and industry leaders.

Dillon Joyce
Offices: Dallas, Texas
Dillon Joyce is a venture capital firm specializing in early stage venture capital investments in a few targeted segments. Dillon Joyce is led by Tom Hedrick. Tom has been investing as an angel and in early stage companies since 1995. Since that time he has invested in 16 companies and advised countless others. Tom’s investment results have significantly bested VC industry benchmarks since 1995.

Direct Capital
Offices: Auckland, New Zealand
Direct Capital is a pre-eminent provider of equity capital to Australasian businesses lacking ready access to the stock market, with a focus on increasing shareholder wealth in private companies, and assisting shareholders to release value. Direct Capital can invest between NZ$5m and NZ$30m in successful New Zealand or Australian companies with Enterprise Values from NZ$20m to NZ$150m.

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Discovery Capital
Offices: Vancouver, British Columbia
Established in 1986, Discovery Capital is one of Canada's most experienced technology venture capital firms. Discovery Capital has enhanced value for over 250 early-stage technology companies by providing proven expertise and positioning for liquidity. Discovery Capital focuses primarily on the enhancement of technology ventures, in the information technology, communications, health & life sciences, and advanced technologies sectors.

Dixon Midland
Offices: Chicago, Illinois
Dixon Midland Company is a private investment firm that acquires and manages growth-oriented companies. They strive to invest in a limited number of businesses so that we can spend substantial amounts of time helping each business grow. Dixon Midland has a successful track record investing in and managing growth-oriented, middle market companies. Their success stems from a strategy that is different from most private investment firms.

DLJ Merchant Banking Partners
Offices: New York, New York
DLJ Merchant Banking Partners is one of the most active and successful private equity investors in North America and Europe, with a 25-year history of leading leveraged buyout and related transactions in the middle-market. In order to enhance returns and minimize risk, they seek to create a portfolio that is diversified by transaction type, industry and geography.

DMC Capital Funding
Offices: New York, New York
DMC Capital Funding is a private equity firm designed to provide funding, advisory services and purchase consumer and technology product companies who are positioned to grow in the current credit constrained marketplace. The firm brings over 30 years of experience in financing, sales, marketing, manufacturing and brand development to well-established companies become powerful competitors in the global marketplace.


DN Capital
Offices: London, England
DN Capital is a pan-European venture capital firm, backed by leading institutional investors in Europe and the United States. DN Capitals’ objective is to identify, invest and actively support leading European software, services and IT companies. The professionals of DN Capital bring over 30 years of private equity experience to their investments, and actively work with portfolio companies to steward their growth.

DN Partners
Offices: Chicago, Illinois
DN Partners is a private equity firm that manages committed capital funds on behalf of institutional and high net worth investors. The firm, through its managed funds, invests in lower middle-market companies with enterprise values typically ranging from $20 million to $100 million. They specialize in partnering with management teams to facilitate corporate spin-offs, family succession transactions, recapitalizations, buy and build strategies, and management buyouts.

DoCoMo Capital
Offices: San Jose, California
DoCoMo Capital was established in the summer of 2005. As a corporate venture arm of NTT DoCoMo, the will add continued and expanding value to start-up companies that they work together with. They believe that by introducing leading-edge mobile services based on highly advanced technologies, NTT DoCoMo will be much more competitive in future mobile communication markets in Japan and throughout the world.

Dobson Partnership
Offices: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
The Dobson Partnership is the investment vehicle of Evertt Dobson. Dobson Communications brings cell phones to small-town folks. The company provides wireless service to more than 1.5 million subscribers in primarily rural and suburban areas of 17 states. The family of chairman Everett Dobson owns a nearly 60% controlling interest in the company. Dobson agreed to be acquired by AT&T for $2.8 billion in mid-2007.

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Docor
Offices: Tel Aviv, Israel
Docor International is a fully-owned subsidiary of Crecor Both Docor and Crecor were formed as wholly-owned subsidiaries of the Van Leer Group Foundation to promote and participate in commercial activities in Israel. Currently, these activities include direct investments in 23 companies. Docor is also a partner in the incubator, the Van Leer Technology Center Jerusalem. For more information on these investments, see Portfolio.

Dogwood Equity
Offices: Raleigh-Charlotte, North Carolina
Dogwood Equity is a private equity firm that serves as the general partner and manager of the North Carolina Economic Opportunities Fund. The principals in Dogwood Equity bring combined experience of over 85 years in banking, investment, venture capital, general management and economic development. The investment focus is high-growth companies located outside the state’s major urban areas.

Doll Capital Management (DCM)
Offices: Menlo Park, California
Doll Capital Management was established in 1996. They have optimized the size of their team, the money they raise, and the investments they make—all so that they can focus on the business of helping their portfolio companies succeed. Collectively, the six DCM investing partners have over a century of investing and operational experience, and each DCM partner has experience building hyper-growth startups into billion-dollar businesses.

Dolphin Equity Partners
Offices: New York, New York
Dolphin Equity Partners was formed in 1998 to capitalize on the rapid evolution of the communications industry and currently manages over $340 million in capital. Their founding principals, investing in communications industries since 1988, have assembled an exceptional investment team with a unique combination of financial, operational and technological expertise. Dolphin's pool of talent tracks the fastest growing communications industry sub-sectors.


Domain Associates
Offices: Laguna Niguel, California & Princeton, New Jersey
Founded in 1985, Domain Associates is a venture capital firm with an exclusive focus on life sciences. With $1.4 billion of capital under management, Domain’s three major investment segments are pharmaceuticals, specialty pharmaceuticals, and medical devices, while additional areas of interest include biomaterials, bioinstrumentation, and diagnostics. Their partners have a total of close to 200 person-years of experience among them.

Donald W Reynolds Foundation
Offices: Las Vegas, Nevada
Founded in 1954, the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation seeks to honor the memory of its benefactor, for whom it is named, by filling unmet needs and attempting to gain an immediate, transformational impact in four principal areas of interest: meeting the greatest needs of communities in Arkansas, Nevada and Oklahoma, enhancing the quality and integrity of journalism, focusing particularly on better training of journalists who serve smaller communities and on business journalism.

Doris Duke Charitable Foundation
Offices: New York, New York
The mission of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation is to improve the quality of people's lives through grants supporting the performing arts, environmental conservation, medical research and the prevention of child abuse, and through preservation of the cultural and environmental legacy of Doris Duke's properties. Established in 1996, the foundation supports four national grant making programs.

DotEdu Ventures
Offices: Palo Alto, California
DotEdu Ventures is a university-based network of friends, spanning computer science and engineering faculty, students, and alumni at various US universities. Dot Edu began as a small core group of entrepreneurial friends at Stanford and UC Berkeley. It is now an extensive network of various universities, including CMU, MIT, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, U Penn, Princeton, Washington University, UC San Diego and UC Santa Barbara.

Doughty Hanson & Co
Offices: London, England
Doughty Hanson & Co is one of Europe's largest independent private equity fund managers. Doughty Hanson & Co has unrivalled breadth of expertise. With offices across Europe and in the US, Doughty Hanson & Co has over 50 investment professionals managing €5bn of fund commitments. Doughty Hanson Technology Ventures is an early-stage, venture capital fund with $272 million under management.

Dow Venture Capital
Offices: Midland, Michigan
Dow Venture Capital provides capital and other developmental resources to start-up companies that meet Dow Venture Capital investment objectives. Dow Venture Capital has committed over $300 million to businesses involved in Life Sciences and Biotechnology, Communications and Information Technology, Electronics, and Materials Science. Dow Venture Capital has investments in venture funds through more than 10 institutional venture capital firms.

DragonVenture
Offices: Menlo Park, California & Beijing, China
DragonVenture is all about doing business in or with China. Recognized as the premier cross-pacific venture capital, consulting and mergers and acquisitions company, it is a critical bridge between the United States and greater China markets. They are committed to helping their entrepreneurs and investors thrive in the booming China economy by seeking out sound investment opportunities, savvy business strategies and strategic alliances.

Draper Atlantic
Offices: Reston, Virginia
Draper Atlantic focuses on early stage technology investing. They focus on information technology businesses with enormous market potential. Draper Atlantic looks for the combination of great teams, big markets, big ideas and proprietary technology. Most of they're initial investments range from $250,000 to $2 million for first rounds. They continue to support their portfolio companies with additional funds as they make business progress.

Draper Fisher Jurvetson (DFJ)
Offices: Menlo Park, California
Draper Fisher Jurvetson is a leader in seed and early stage venture capital, typically serving as a startup's first outside source of financing. Founded in 1985, Draper Fisher Jurvetson has created a global network of affiliated venture funds with approximately $3 billion in capital commitments and offices in the major technology centers around the world. The firm has proven expertise in identifying and helping extraordinary entrepreneurs.

Draper Fisher Jurvetson Athena (DFJ Athena)
Offices: Seoul, Korea & Palo Alto, California
DFJ Athena is a venture capital firm that makes investments in technology companies in the global information technology industry. They are particularly focused on technologies where the Korean IT market is of strategic importance for their commercial success. The DFJ Network is a powerful source of differentiation, providing deal flow and market intelligence to all Network partners and portfolio companies.

Draper Fisher Jurvetson DragonFund (DFJ DragonFund)
Offices: Shanghai-Beijing, China & Menlo Park, California
DFJ DragonFund China invests in early-stage, high growth, China-centric technology companies. They are recognized as a leading venture capital firm in People's Republic of China as a result of their track record, knowledge, and experience both internationally and on a local, domestic scale. Theor fund as formed in partnership with Draper Fisher Jurvetson, a venture capital firm with global presence through a network of affiliated funds.

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Draper Fisher Jurvetson Element (DFJ Element)
Offices: Radnor, Pennsylvania & Menlo Park, California
DFJ Element is a leading venture capital investor in clean technology. They invest in and support companies developing promising solutions to economically important resource constraint problems. Their specific focus is on products, services and technologies in the energy and power, water, air, and manufacturing/industrial sectors. Prior to forming Element the members of their investment team managed four venture capital funds.

Draper Fisher Jurvetson ePlanet (DFJ ePlanet)
Offices: San Jose, California
DFJ ePlanet seeks to provide superior returns to its investors by making private equity investments on a global basis in companies where the application of innovation in technology and/or business models has the potential to create high-growth, category-dominant companies. Founded in 1999, ePlanet Capital pioneered the development of a true global venture capital business model.

Draper Fisher Jurvetson Esprit (DFJ Esprit)
Offices: London, England
In August 2007 Draper Fisher Jurvetson acquired a strategic stake in Esprit Capital Partners, one of the largest and most experienced teams of technology venture capital investors in Europe. Esprit Capital Partners was created as Cazenove Private Equity merged with Prelude Ventures to establish a new, independent management company to manage their existing funds. DFJ Esprit has over $500m of capital under management.

Draper Fisher Jurvetson Frontier (DFJ Frontier)
Offices: Sacramento, California
At DFJ Frontier, they believe entrepreneurs are extraordinary. Their team consists of investors who have also founded and grown companies, so they know how to help because they've done it themselves. Their philosophy is to provide support to help you turn your idea or technology into a self-sustaining business with real value. DFJ Frontier typically invests $100,000 to $500,000 initially, with additional capital reserved for follow-on investment.

Draper Fisher Jurvetson Gotham (DFJ Gotham)
Offices: New York, New York
Draper Fisher Jurvetson Gotham is an early-stage, IT venture capital fund focused on companies in the greater New York region. As a Draper Fisher Jurvetson affiliate fund, they share the knowledge, resources and contacts of over 15 DFJ-network funds, which have over $2.5 billion under management and over 250 portfolio companies. They are value-added partners leveraging their network to help build great companies.

Draper Fisher Jurvetson Growth Fund (DFJ Growth Fund)
Offices: Menlo Park, California
Draper Fisher Jurvetson is a leader in seed and early stage venture capital, typically serving as a startup's first outside source of financing. Founded in 1985, Draper Fisher Jurvetson has created a global network of affiliated venture funds with approximately $3 billion in capital commitments and offices in the major technology centers around the world. The firm has proven expertise in identifying and helping extraordinary entrepreneurs.

Draper Fisher Jurvetson Incube (DFJ InCube Ventures)
Offices: San Jose, California
DFJ InCube Ventures is a venture capital firm focused on innovative medical technologies that can significantly improve clinical outcomes. ICV is led by Mir Imran, one of the world's most successful medical device innovators. Mir is joined by Andrew Farquharson and Wayne Roe, proven entrepreneurs and investors in their own right. All three managing directors have built world-dominant companies in therapeutics, reimbursement and research.

Draper Fisher Jurvetson Mercury (DFJ Mercury)
Offices: Houston, Texas
DFJ Mercury is a seed and early stage venture capital fund. They invest in companies that address large market opportunities in the information technology, materials science and life science sectors. DFJ Mercury seeks to partner with extraordinary entrepreneurs to build globally competitive businesses. DFJ Mercury typically invests $100,000 to $1 million in seed and early stage companies and can also build syndicates for investments needing larger amounts of capital.

Draper Fisher Jurvetson New England (DFJ New England)
Offices: Cambridge, Massachusetts
DFJ New England is an early-stage venture capital firm, providing expert counsel and financing to emerging companies that display the promise of significant growth and value creation. They are the New England affiliate of Draper Fisher Jurvetson. DFJ New England is a ground-floor investor. Typically, they participate in the seed or A round, taking a significant stake in the company and becoming an active member of the Board of Directors.

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Draper Fisher Jurvetson Portage (DFJ Portage)
Offices: New York, New York
DFJ Portage Ventures is one of the leading private equity companies bring early-stage venture capital to high net worth families and individuals. Since 1979, management has backed nearly 70 businesses across a broad array of industries. Leveraging the DFJ national network, Portage's management provides a reservoir of knowledge and a network of contacts to both its portfolio companies and affiliated network funds.

Draper Richards
Offices: San Francisco, California
Draper Richards invests in early-stage companies, typically in a company's first round of financing. They will make follow-on investments. The majority of their portfolio is in information technology and telecommunications companies. They believe that information technology- comprised of software, communications, Internet, and high value-added electronic components- is the best place to find large, fast growing markets in which new companies can thrive.

Draper Triangle Ventures
Offices: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Draper Triangle Ventures is a premier source of funding for high-technology start-up companies in the Pennsylvania and Ohio region. As the Midwest-based fund of Draper Fisher Jurvetson, the leader in seed and early-stage venture capital, they offer entrepreneurs and investors a host of benefits unrivaled in the industry. In the majority of cases, Draper Triangle will be the lead investor for a company's first round of financing.

Dreamit Ventures
Offices: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
DreamIt was designed to be the startup accelerator program the partners wish existed when they started and sold their first companies. Startups need a community of fellow entrepreneurs to share ideas and inspiration, technologists to join their team, mentors and coaches who have struggled on their way to a big success, legal and accounting services that don't cost precious cash, and opportunities to meet and pitch angel investors and venture capitalists.

DRI Capital
Offices: Toronto, Ontario
DRI Capital manages a fund that acquires royalties from pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies in addition to research institutes, universities and inventors. Acquisition criteria are not limited to any specific therapeutic category and there is a preference for products that have been approved by the FDA and/or the EMEA. Because the investments are long-term in nature the strength of the underlying intellectual property is critical.

Dry Creek Ventures
Offices: Healdsburg, California
Clean energy, clean food and clean water are critical needs. These essential resources are threatened by scarcity, contamination, or inadequate production and delivery systems. Providing adequate supplies of clean energy, clean food and clean water will require new solutions, new technologies, and new business models. Dry Creek Ventures invests in the next-generation companies that are developing those solutions.


DSM Venturing
Offices: The Netherlands
DSM Venturing is an active investor in start-up companies and Venture Capital Funds in the fields of Nutrition, Pharma and Performance Materials. DSM Venturing's mission is to explore emerging markets and technologies in order to enhance DSM's product portfolio and create value. Besides financial support, DSM Venturing supports the start-up companies with DSM's knowledge, resources and networks in order to establish mutual benefits and learnings.

DT Capital Partners
Offices: Shanghai, China & Menlo Park, California
DT Capital Partners is a leading venture capital firm that provides growth capital to early and expansion stage companies in the consumer, technology, industrial and energy/clean energy sectors in China. They invest in dynamic businesses that have large market opportunities, strong management teams, and demonstrated revenue models in both technology based and traditional industries.

DTE Energy Ventures
Offices: Ann Arbor, Michigan
With over a decade of investing experience, DTE Energy Ventures is at the forefront of emerging energy technologies. To date, they have invested over $100 million in energy-related companies and funds. DTE Energy Ventures invests in and works with high potential energy technology companies to develop products and nurture businesses. They seek to build value by creating mutually rewarding partnerships with their portfolio companies.

Duchossios Technology Partners (DTEC)
Offices: Elmhurst, Illinois
Duchossois Technology Partners is a leading Midwest venture capital firm. DTEC is dedicated to helping entrepreneurs build successful enterprises and focuses on early-stage investments in networking, semiconductors, and software. DTEC invests in companies with experienced management teams, compelling technology, and large market opportunities. They partner with management teams and are actively involved with their portfolio companies.

Duke Street Capital
Offices: London, England
Duke Street Capital is an independent private equity company which principally invests in established, mid-market UK and French businesses with enterprise values of up to €300 million. They have been investing in the UK and France since the 1980's. Duke Street Capital is currently investing their sixth fund with some €2 billion of equity funds under management.

Duff Ackerman & Goodrich (DAG)
Offices: San Francisco, California
Duff Ackerman & Goodrich as achieved consistently superior returns for its partners by investing in private companies focused on the communications services, related infrastructure, media and specialty manufacturing industries. DAG has in excess of $300 million under management. Limited partners include financial institutions, insurance companies, foundations, corporations, fund of funds and high net-worth families and individuals.

DuMont Venture
Offices: The Netherlands
DuMont Venture Holding was founded in 2007 as a subsidiary of M. DuMont Schauberg, a leading media corporation. DuMont Venture is actively seeking high-growth potential companies in the digital media and IT segments, and financially supports the development, market launch, and internationalization of its partners. At DuMont Venture, they're not just a source of financial support, but a valued partner who will work together with you and your staff.

Dundee Venture Capital (DVC)
Offices: Omaha, Nebraska
Dundee Venture Capital invests $10,000 – 500,000 in growth companies with an ecommerce and web services focus. They invest in companies all over the country, whether you’re in Boulder, New York or right here in Omaha. Why ecommerce? They understand it. DVC has built these types of businesses. Instead of investing in a restaurant or bar, they stick to what we know best. With all of the challenges and untapped horizons, ecommerce businesses excite them.


Dunrath Capital
Offices: Chicago, Illinois
Dunrath Capital is a research-based private equity and strategic advisory firm. The Dunrath team has extensive operating and investment experience in the sectors in which they invest and advise. Dunrath Advisory Services leverages the team's expertise as principal investors to advise select clients and management teams to achieve their strategic objectives via targeted mergers, acquisitions and special situations engagements.

DuPont Ventures
Offices: Wilmington, Delaware
DuPont Ventures enhances the success of entrepreneurial companies, while creating unique growth opportunities for DuPont. Their portfolio companies benefit because technology is developed faster, sales are achieved sooner, and additional investors are more easily secured. DuPont’s involvement enhances valuations and accelerates the time to a liquidity event. They invest up to $3 million per round.

Dutchess County Angel Network (DCAN)
Offices: Poughkeepsie, New York
Dutchess County Angel Network is the "go to" organization and primary point of contact for businesses in Dutchess County and is the primary contact for those interested in launching a new business in the County or relocating an existing business to Dutchess County.

DW Healthcare Partners
Offices: Salt Lake, Utah
Formed in 2002, DW Healthcare Partners is a private equity firm with over $250 million under management. They invest in healthcare companies at the smaller end of the middle market, generating over $3 million in EBITDA. They understand the operational and strategic issues confronting business owners and can help accelerate the growth of businesses and build shareholder value.

DynaFund Ventures
Offices: Torrance, California
DyanFund Ventures invests in communications & networking, electronics & photonics, infrastructure software, and process technology. DynaFund typically invests in the range of $1,000,000 to $5,000,000 during each financing round, usually as the lead or co-lead investor. They also participate in subsequent funding rounds for their companies. In addition, they have excellent ties to other venture capital firms.

Eagle Ventures
Offices: Ljubljana, Slovenia
Eagle Ventures is the first venture capital fund covering central and southeast Europe. Eagle is an early and expansion stage investor in leading-edge technology companies with scalable business models and global market potential, as well as regional technology leaders with potential for intra-regional expansion. Eagle's Goal is to use the experience of their team to help build successful companies.

Earlybird
Offices: Hamburg-Munich, Germany
Earlybird seeks to invest in companies led by outstanding people who are creating major new markets. Most investments are made in the early-stages or during a phase of expansion while the company is privately held. Earlybird’s initial investments typically range from $1 to 5 million and further investments may raise the total investment to as much as $10 to 15 million.

Early Stage Partners (ESP)
Offices: Cleveland, Ohio
Early Stage Partners was formed in 2001 with the belief that Northeast Ohio, Ohio, and the Midwest could and would create and attract a significant number of early stage technology companies that would be attractive venture capital investment opportunities. This belief was partly predicated on trends in economics and technology. They began raising capital in 2001 in the depths of a venture capital industry depression.

Earth Capital Partners (ECP)
Offices: London, England
Earth Capital Partners is a company specializing in advising on investments that address the challenges of sustainable development such as climate change, water scarcity, food and energy security. ECP intends to advise on the deployment of a multi-billion US$ pool into sustainable assets, whilst responding to a wide range of investor needs and priorities.

East Gate Capital
Offices: Palo Alto, California
East Gate Capital achieves exceptional returns by connecting paradigm shifting technologies with established marketing and manufacturing partnerships in Asia. The target investment profile includes companies with at least one previous round of institutional investment, less than 75 employees, first class management team and rapid sequential revenue growth. Through East Gate, portfolio companies gate access to the world class manufacturing base of Asia.

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East Hill Management
Offices: Boston, Massachusetts
East Hill Management Company was founded as an investment advisory firm in 2000 to manage alternative assets for high net-worth families, endowments, trusts and institutions. East Hill's venture capital investments are primarily in early stage companies founded by world class scientists in the life sciences and physical sciences which have clearly focused products to address large unmet needs and utilize proprietary intellectual property position.

Easton Capital Investment Group
Offices: New York-Buffalo, New York & Miami, Florida
Easton Capital Investment Group manages approximately $140 million on behalf of a number of significant institutional investors in its two funds, Easton Hunt Capital Partners and Easton Hunt New York LP. Easton makes investments ranging in size from $2 million to $7.5 million and has strategic co-investment relationships with many of its institutional investors, which allow it to participate in larger initial and follow-on rounds of funding.

Eastside Partners
Offices: Huntsville, Alabama
Eastside Partners is a private equity fund that targets fast growing companies in the financial services, healthcare and information technology sectors. They invest in companies that have demonstrated market acceptance and seek additional capital to accelerate growth. To a portfolio company, an investment from Eastside Partners means more than obtaining growth capital. Their investment team has substantial experience assisting companies.

Eastward Capital Partners
Offices: West Newton, Massachusetts
Eastward Capital Partners is a leading East Coast venture debt source. Through its regional focus and longstanding relationships, Eastward specializes in working with venture capital firms to provide their portfolio companies with equity-sensitive financing solutions. Eastward seeks to maximize its competitive process advantage in sourcing and targeting investments by partnering with top tier and emerging venture capital firms.

eCAPITAL
Offices: Hafeweg, Germany
The eCAPITAL entrepreneurial Partners is a venture capital company which supports innovative entrepreneurs in promising branches. To develop young technology ventures and enable them to be successful means not only providing the necessary capital, but also know how and an active network. As a VC company, eCAPITAL is obligated to both capital providers and capital seekers.

ECI
Offices: London, England
ECI is one of the longest established private equity groups in the UK, specializing in buyouts, buy-ins and development capital deals valued between £10 and £150 million. Having provided finance to more than 250 companies over the last two decades, their team has a wealth of experience that it can put to use in helping to build your business.


Eckford Group
Offices: Mamaroneck, New York
Eckford Group's sole objective as a partner is to help create value. With each investment, they work to build a high level of trust with the management team. They align objectives and develop consensus on strategy and priorities. Eckford actively identify and analyze opportunities and help to negotiate transactions on behalf of the company and they participate in capital raising in either the debt or equity markets.

eCoast Angel Network
Offices: Portsmouth, New Hampshire
The eCoast Angel Network's focus is on early-stage companies involved with advanced technology, e-commerce, healthcare, and industrial products and services, principally located in the New Hampshire coastal region. The group is most interested in companies requiring $250K-$2 Million at pre-money valuations of less than $5 Million, who have a credible multi-option exit strategy and are led by an experienced core management team.

Eden Ventures
Offices: Bath, England
Eden is a venture capital fund comprised of successful entrepreneurs with a spectacular seed investment track record. The fund invests in early stage software companies in the UK and Ireland. The team's operational management experience is a critical success factor, helping entrepreneurs to build valuable software companies. The Eden Ventures' team consists of successful entrepreneurs complemented by investment professionals.

EDF Ventures
Offices: Ann Arbor, Michigan
EDF Ventures® is a venture capital firm with $150 million of private equity investments under management. Since forming its first fund in 1987, EDF Ventures has played a leadership role in providing venture capital to emerging technology companies in the Midwest with investments in more than 30 companies to date. Many of EDF’s investments have been in companies which EDF co-founded by identifying technologies in the region’s leading universities and research institutions.

EdgeStone Capital Partners
Offices: Montreal, Quebec & Toronto, Ontario
EdgeStone Capital Partners manages in excess of $1.3 billion across five private capital funds, making it one of Canada's largest independent providers of capital to the mid-market. EdgeStone Capital Partners provides capital, strategic direction and business and financial advice to help promising early-stage and mid-market companies achieve their full potential. EdgeStone also leverages the resources of its broad business network.

Edgewater Funds
Offices: Chicago, Illinois
Edgewater Funds, since their founding in 1991, has made more than 80 investments in four funds and now have $550 million in capital under management. They are able to fund a broad range of investment sizes through both their direct funds and close relationships with several billion-dollar co-investment funds. The firm focuses on funding profitable middle market companies where they can add substantial value through their capital, experience, and broad network.

EDG Partners
Offices: Atlanta, Georgia
EDG Partners is an active, growth and buyout oriented private equity investment firm focusing on integrity and accountability in building value in healthcare sector companies. EDG invests in cash flowing businesses across the healthcare segment including clinical services, people and business services, manufacturing and distribution and insurance services. The Founders have worked together since 2002.

Edison Venture Fund
Offices: Lawrenceville, New Jersey
Edison Venture Fund invests in expansion stage ($5 to 20 million revenue) information technology companies located in the New York City to Virginia corridor. They invest $3 to 5 million initially and usually are the sole or lead investor. Edison seeks companies that have the capability to lead emerging markets. Over the past 16 years, Edison's portfolio companies have created market capitalization surpassing $5 billion.

Edmond de Rothschild Investment Partners
Offices: Paris, France
Edmond de Rothschild Investment Partners has participated for more than 20 years in the development and dynamism of European SMEs. Helping to accelerate growth, their 16 investors build genuine partnerships with entrepreneurs and directly contribute to improving the performance of the companies in which they invest. They provide institutional investors with access to high-growth segments.

Education Capital
Offices: Alexandria, Virginia
Education Capital Group advises entrepreneurs and investors who are in the business of education. They assess growth potential. They chart the path to success. They maximize exit opportunities. Education Capital Group will: reduce management opportunity costs; be a vested partner in client success; leverage its education and financial networks; provide increased access to the capital markets; deliver reliable, consistent, and objective assessment.

Edgewater Funds
Offices: Chicago, Illinois
Edgewater Funds, since their founding in 1991, has made more than 80 investments in four funds and now have $550 million in capital under management. They are able to fund a broad range of investment sizes through both their direct funds and close relationships with several billion-dollar co-investment funds. The firm focuses on funding profitable middle market companies where they can add substantial value through their capital, experience, and broad network.

eFund
Offices: Bellevue, Washington
eFund is an investment partnership focused on early-stage investments in communications and Internet companies. They are experienced company founders and builders who have been actively involved in starting, growing, managing, financing and supporting high-growth technology companies. They have been engaged both in senior management positions, as advisors and investors. They have invested in over 60 high-tech investments.

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Egan Managed Capital
Offices: Boston, Massachusetts
The family behind Egan-Managed Capital is among the most successful high technology families in New England. Since co-founding EMC Corporation with a handful of employees in 1979, Richard Egan and his family helped guide the Company's extraordinary growth. Since going public in 1986, EMC, an S&P 500 and Fortune 500 company, has been among the most successful companies on the NYSE.

EGIS Capital Partners
Offices: Madison, New Jersey
EGIS Capital Partners is a private equity fund formed for the purpose of making private equity investments exclusively in the security and homeland defense industry. Egis believes that through in depth experience, focused research and top notch resources they will be the partner of choice to both entrepreneurs and investors in the security industry. EGIS will invest $3-$10 million per transaction.

EGORA Holding
Offices: Munich, Germany
EGORA Holding concentrates on investments in broadband communications, industrial optronics, semiconductor technologies, business applications and services as well as biotech platform technologies. EGORA supports entrepreneurs with high potential technology skills and technical intellectual property who have the vision to build pioneering companies and the potential to become world leaders in their industries.

EGS Healthcare Partners
Offices: Rowayton, Connecticut
EGS Healthcare Capital Partners favors investments in biotechnology, specialty pharmaceutical, and medical device companies that have a late-stage product focus, with the aim of maximizing returns to investors. Companies with patent-protected products usually enjoy high margins, barriers to entry, and long product life cycles. Companies who have developed products beyond the proof-of-principle phase often are viewed most favorably.

Elaia Partners
Offices: Paris, France
Elaia Partners was founded in 2002 as an independent private equity boutique with a special focus on software technologies. They believe that software-related technologies are increasingly driving innovation growth in every key sector of the economy. They are convinced that their focus in this sector will keep them among the leading experts in this domain.

Elderstreet
Offices: London, England
Elderstreet Investments is a leading UK venture capital fund manager investing in early stage and development capital for UK growing businesses. They provide funding for MBOs and development capital in most industry sectors and have a specialist technology practice investing in the software and computer services market.

El Dorado Ventures (EDV)
Offices: Menlo Park, California
El Dorado Ventures believes that creating true partnerships with the entrepreneurs whose companies they fund is the best way to assure mutual success. Each EDV general partner is committed to this philosophy, which is an essential part of building relationships as well as companies. They are active investors who devote significant individual time and attention to each portfolio company. One general partner takes primary responsibility for each relationship, but the collective expertise and professional networks of the entire team are available to every company in which EDV invests.

Electra Private Equity
Offices: London, England
Electra Private Equity is typically targeting investments at a cost of 25-70 million in companies with an enterprise value of 70-200 million. Investments are sought in companies which have a meaningful part of their business or management team based in the UK, although opportunities will be taken to invest additionally elsewhere in Western Europe.

Element Partners
Offices: Radnor, Pennsylvania & Menlo Park, California
Element Partners is a leading investor in the clean technology sector. Their strategy is to identify and support companies developing promising solutions to economically important resource constraint problems. Their specific focus is on products, services and technologies in the energy and power, water, environmental, materials and chemicals, and manufacturing and industrial sectors. Element’s team has managed over $600 million in five clean technology funds.

Elevation Partners
Offices: Menlo Park, California
Elevation Partners is a newly formed private equity firm that makes large-scale investments in market-leading media, entertainment, and consumer-related businesses. Elevation’s focus is on intellectual property businesses where it can partner with management to enhance growth and profitability through a combination of strategic capital and operational insight. The firm is led by an investment team with a unique combination of media and entertainment knowledge.

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Eli & Edythe Broad Foundation
Offices: Las Angeles, California
The Broad Foundations were established by entrepreneur and philanthropist Eli Broad to advance entrepreneurship for the public good in education, science and the arts. The Broad Foundations, which include The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation and The Broad Art Foundation, have assets of $2.1 billion.

Ellipse Capital
Offices: Chicago, Illinois
Ellipse Capital is a private equity firm focused on investing in growth-oriented distribution businesses across a broad range of end-markets. Through a unique combination of experienced investment professionals, an outstanding track record, extensive industry contacts and relevant insights, our mission is to be the premier investor in leading distribution businesses and the partner of choice for management teams and owners that are committed to growing their businesses.

Elm Creek Partners
Offices: Dallas, Texas
Elm Creek Partners is a private equity group investing primarily in the Southwest. Their approach is to partner with strong teams and actively assist them in building successful and enduring enterprises. They seek investment opportunities in the smaller middle market where access to institutional capital is limited by a company's size, industry or other complications.

Elysian Capital
Offices: London, England
Elysian Capital is an independent, private equity fund specializing in investing in the UK lower mid-market with deal sizes between £10m to £100m. Elysian aims to match entrepreneurial and operating flair with an experienced and successful private equity approach to help their companies grow more profitable and successful businesses. The founders share a common goal of building an innovative private equity firm.

EM|Alternatives
Offices: The Netherlands
EMAlternatives is a private equity fund investor that focuses exclusively on global emerging markets. They provide discretionary and non-discretionary services to sophisticated institutional investors seeking exposure to private equity outside traditional markets in North America and Western Europe. Through its single-account approach, EMAlternatives customizes its portfolio construction to address clients' existing relationships and unique preferences for geography and strategy.

EMBL Ventures
Offices: Heidelberg, Germany
EMBL Ventures is an early stage life-science investor currently managing about € 26 million on behalf of major institutional and private investors. With several years experience in early stage investing, EMBL Ventures provides long-term equity financing to entrepreneurs to build and strengthen their companies and to realize their company vision.

Emerald Stage2 Ventures
Offices: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Emerald Stage2 Ventures is an early stage venture fund. They invests in small (generally $1 to $3 million) financing rounds of early stage information technology companies that utilize emerging technologies to create compelling business opportunities. The Emerald Stage2 investment team will provide portfolio companies active, hands-on assistance in all phases of growth, focusing on the areas in which each company most needs support.

Emerald Technology Ventures
Offices: Zurich, Switzerland & Montreal, Quebec
Emerald Technology Ventures is a global leader in clean technology venture capital. Founded in 2000 under the name SAM Private Equity, Emerald is a pioneer in the rapidly emerging clean technology sector and is focused on innovative technologies in energy, materials and water.

Emergence Capital Partners
Offices: San Mateo, California
Emergence Capital Partners is a leading venture capital firm focused on early and growth-stage Technology-Enabled Services investing. Their mission is to help build market leading, successful businesses in partnership with great entrepreneurs. Their partners have funded and helped build over 25 TES companies, more than any other early-stage venture firm. They have developed significant expertise and resources focused on the critical factors of success in their market.

Emergent Growth Fund
Offices: Gainesville, Florida
Emergent Growth Fund is a member-managed angel investment group, focusing on early stage companies developing unique, leading-edge products, or proprietary technologies that possess the potential for rapid growth in significant markets. Its members are actively involved in the venture capital process, and its strength lies in its members—highly successful businesspeople and investors with extensive experience in building companies and selecting investments.

Emergent Medical Partners
Offices: Portola Valley, California
Emergent Medical Partners is a life sciences investment firm that focuses on medical device and healthcare companies. They have over 50 years of experience creating and investing in medical devices and healthcare companies. Emergent focuses is on early stage companies and their expertise encompasses all areas of medicine, including cardiovascular and general surgery, orthopedic surgery, cardiology, radiology, oncology, obesity, gynecology, oncology, and sleep disorders.

Emerging Technology Capital Partners (ETP)
Offices: Rockville, Maryland
Emerging Technology Partners was founded with a simple mission: Provide capital and aid management in building early-stage life science companies that will develop breakthrough product solutions in the fields of drug discovery and medicine, while providing superior returns to their investors. ETP typically invests between $500K and $3M in a single round, committing as much as $6M to a company over a series of financings.

Empire Ventures
Offices: Portland, Oregon
Empire Ventures is a unique venture capital firm who looks to harvest and cross pollinate the most innovative technology companies and leverage their experience, strategic relationships and network to bring significant value. Founded in 1998, they provide entrepreneurs more than just capital. Empire brings experience, leadership, insight, integrity, a vast network and diligence to their portfolio companies.

Encore Ventures
Offices: London-Cambridge, England
Encore Ventures is a leading European secondary team that acquires the portfolios of investments or limited partner interests in growth and venture-stage companies. Encore looks to acquire positions in assets where owners are seeking liquidity. These situations range from corporations intent on monetizing illiquid non-core assets or funding early-stage adjacent businesses.

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Endeavour Vision
Offices: Geneva, Switzerland
Endeavour Vision is a pan-European venture capital firm providing expertise and funding to entrepreneurs with global ambitions in technology, cleantech and life sciences. They have a team of experienced venture capital professionals responsible for investments in over 70 companies in 12 countries. They ring years of experience, expertise and network to its entrepreneurs, plus a passion for success.

Endeavor Capital Management
Offices: Westport, Connecticut
Founded in 1988, Endeavor seeks superior returns from private equity investments by partnering with talented, success-oriented management teams. Endeavor invests in businesses that offer proprietary products or services in large, growing or changing industries. In addition to supplying growth capital, Endeavor supports its investments by deploying the skills and experience of its principals in providing active, value-added guidance to its management partners.

Energy Ventures
Offices: Stavanger, Norway
Established in 2002, Energy Ventures manages/advises three venture funds with a total committed capital of NOK 1.9 billion. The company's professionals have extensive industry, investment, transaction and stewardship experience as well as a wide-ranging network in the oil and gas industry.

EnerTech Capital
Offices: Wayne, Pennsylvania & Toronto, Ontario
EnerTech is a venture firm focused on early- to expansion stage software, technology, and services businesses serving principally the energy and communications sectors. These trillion dollar industries are in the throes of a massive transformation. Fundamental changes driven by technology, regulation, and customer requirements are fueling the introduction of new products and services.

Enhanced Capital Partners
Offices: Austin, Texas
Enhanced Capital Partners a national investment firm specializing in state-specific investments in small and emerging companies with its private investment funds. Enhanced Capital seeks to achieve capital appreciation while adhering to a mandate tailored for a local investment approach. The company has established investment funds in Colorado, Louisiana and New York and is currently seeking investment opportunities in those states.

Enterprise Angels
Offices: Brookings-Sioux Falls-Yankton, South Dakota
The Enterprise Angeles is a network of accredited angel investors and angel associations with support services provided by the Enterprise Institute. The network provides angels with a quality deal source for high growth entrepreneurial ventures, educational opportunities and a vehicle to establish business relationships. The conduct four meetings per year to facilitate deal access and business plan filtering.

Enterprise Partners Venture Capital (EPVC)
Offices: La Jolla, California
Enterprise Partners organized to invest in privately held early stage and emerging growth companies. The Enterprise Partners funds have over $1 billion of capital under management invested in over one hundred and twenty companies. Since 1985, Enterprise Partners has been forging successful partnerships that have made them the largest venture capital firm in Southern California.

Entrepia Ventures
Offices: Santa Clara, California
Entrepia Ventures is a subsidiary of the holding company, Entrepia, which discovers new business opportunities by taking advantage of the disparity between the level of technology and market development in the Information and Communications industry between Japan and North America. Through Entrepia Ventures (EVI), its US subsidiary, Entrepia helps North American venture companies introduce their technologies, products and services to Japan.

Entrepreneur Venture
Offices: Paris, France & Hong Kong, China
Entrepreneur Venture occupies a unique position in the French venture-capital market, thanks to its management team made up of entrepreneurs who have an excellent knowledge and understanding of this sector with one or several success stories to their credit. Entrepreneur Venture was established in 2000 whose management company is approved by the AMF. Its primary investments are minority positions in young technology companies.

EnTrust Capital
Offices: New York, New York
EnTrust Capital is an independent investment firm specializing in the management of equity and fixed-income assets for wealthy individuals, families, and nonprofit organizations. They are dedicated to providing superior investment performance and unparalleled personal service. EnTrust Capital currently manages approximately $800 million of assets for over 300 investors.

Envest
Offices: Virginia Beach, Virginia
Envest focuses on privately-held businesses in basic industries and non-revolutionary technologies. Envest provides growth capital to cash generative businesses at various stages of growth with proven management teams. Envest initially invests $1.0 - $2.5 million, with a maximum of $4 million per investment. They often take a lead role, though this is not a requirement.

Environmental Technologies Fund (ETF)
Offices: London, England
Environmental Technologies Fund works with entrepreneurs to build durable new technologies and services that are environmentally beneficial, whether that be establishing new companies and markets or expanding existing ones. Over the decades their team has supported entrepreneurs in building over 100 companies. As knowledgeable investors in cleantech, ETF brings added top tier networks and contacts to entrepreneurs.

ENVOI Ventures
Offices: Rochester, New York
ENVOI Ventures is dedicated to partnering with exceptional entrepreneurs in emerging, high growth markets, helping them become global leaders. The fund makes investments in seed and early stage life science and technology/IT companies, often working with companies pre-funding and co-investing with other leading venture funds.

eonBusiness
Offices: Centennial, Colorado
Founded in 1997 as an Internet marketing strategy and web development company, eonBusiness has assisted many entrepreneurs in launching, developing and growing various web-based businesses. Their early success assisting others prompted them to make direct investments in and to operate their own e-commerce businesses, beginning as early as 1999.

Eos Private Equity
Offices: New York, New York
Eos was formed in 1994 as a private investment partnership with a simple charter—to provide value-added capital to businesses at an inflection point in their development. Their goal is to partner with superior management teams and commit their professionals' collective business experience, network of relationships, strategic judgment, and financial markets expertise.

EPIC Ventures
Offices: Salt Lake City, Utah
EPIC Ventures' mission is to back companies who are positioned to become the market leaders of tomorrow. To accomplish this, they bring the collective experience and resources of their partnership, their advisors and their extensive network of industry contacts to ensure their portfolio's success.

Equilibrium Capital Group
Offices: Portland, Oregon & San Francisco, California
Equilibrium Capital Group is an investment firm that is building a portfolio of asset managers who focus on real asset sectors impacted by resource constraints and sustainability. Their asset managers generate superior returns due to their operating expertise and unique investment strategies, including: sustainable real estate, integrated land management, water and wastewater, and energy resource management.

EQT
Offices: Copenhagen, Denmark
EQT is a leading private equity group with operations in Northern Europe and Greater China. EQT manages funds with activities in buy-outs as well as equity oriented and growth finance. They have a unique industrial approach and a strong record of delivering superior returns over time. Managing approximately 11 billion Euros in capital, and with experience from about 60 investments, they offer their portfolio companies support and network of contacts.

Equinox Capital
Offices: Greenwich, Connecticut
Established in 1998, Equinox specializes in making equity and equity-related investments in small to medium-sized companies. Equinox primarily acquires controlling interests in quality companies with enterprise value in the $10 to $50 million range, a history of operating profitability and strong growth prospects. Equinox seeks investment opportunities where they can partner with existing management teams.


Equity 11
Offices: Auburn Hills, Michigan
Equity 11 is an independent, private equity firm focused on investment of growth capital and business expertise into scalable business models. Equity11 is committed to helping companies grow by infusing capital and creating strategic alliances and partnerships. Founded in 2007 with over 100 years of combined experience in investment ventures, their investment model leverages its attributes to gain maximum value.

Equity International
Offices: New York, New York & London, England
Since 1999, Equity International has co-invested with outstanding operating partners in high-growth real estate-related companies outside of the United States. Equity has added value beyond their capital in a number of ways, including institutional credibility, delivery of best practices, commitment to the highest corporate standards, a unique operating perspective and active style.

Equity Partners
Offices: Sydney, Australia
Equity Partners is a leading private equity firm that specializes in mid-market management buy-outs, management buy-ins, acquisitions and expansion opportunities in Australia and New Zealand. They have an active management approach to building partnerships in order to create value for all stakeholders. Equity Partners was formed in 1995 and manages approximately $170m in funds provided by institutional investors.

Equus Capital
Offices: Houston, Texas
Equus invest in solid little guys before they get big. They look for small to mid-cap companies that are performance driven and just need time to hit their stride. They want portfolio companies that have good management, good earnings, market position and excellent growth potential.


Eqvitec Partners
Offices: Helsinki, Finland & Stockholm, Sweden
Eqvitec Partners ihas € 260 million under management in three funds, from which they invest in early and growth stage technology-intensive companies in the Nordic area. In addition to equity and mezzanine financing, they offer a combination of experience and expertise to companies with a new concept, attractive business model and real potential to grow in a global market place.

ErGo Media Capital
Offices: Ladera Ranch, California
ErGo Media Capital is a new investment firm focused on the rapidly evolving entertainment and media marketplace. The company makes private equity investments in companies at all stages, and seeks project finance opportunities involving strong distribution and marketing partners. Key areas of interest include film, video games, television, digital distribution and new media.

Escalate Capital Partners
Offices: San Jose, California & Austin, Texas
Escalate Capital Partners is focused exclusively on providing capital to venture-backed expansion and late-stage companies within technology, life sciences and service based industries. Their team combines over 55 years of experience in venture capital and commercial finance to deliver a broad array of senior, subordinated and mezzanine debt solutions that are less dilutive than equity and provide more flexibility.

ESP Equity Partners
Offices: Cedar Knolls, New Jersey
ESP Equity Partners is a private investment company working closely with experienced local management teams to acquire pharmaceutical and medical assets in targeted therapeutic areas. ESP Equity is led by successful healthcare entrepreneurs with extensive international experience and a track record of sourcing undervalued products and executing deals in the US, Asia and South America.

Esperante Ventures
Offices: Paris, France & The Netherlands
Esperante brings significant expertise and a human healthcare industry contacts network gained through up to three decades of cross-functional management experience. This background provides investment portfolio companies with extended management resources, particularly in Business Development, as a complement to Esperante's financial contribution.

Esprit Capital Partners
Offices: London, England
The partners at Esprit Capital Partners have worked together investing in venture capital for more than a decade, accumulating over 100 years of experience in the technology, new media, telecoms and medtech sectors. From early to later stage, they take pride in their r track record of supporting extraordinary entrepreneurs and European high growth companies with global potential. Espirit is uniquely positioned to help build globally successful companies.

Espirito Santo Ventures
Offices: Lisboa, Portugal
Espirito Santo Ventures is a venture capital firm of Espirito Santo Group, focused on technology based companies and innovative business projects with high-growth potential. Established in early 2000 as a venture capital holding, Espirito Santo Ventures has recently changed to a venture capital fund management company, in order to accept funds from other investors outside Banco Espirito Santo (BES) Group.

Essex Woodlands
Offices: Palo Alto, California
The most important component of Essex Woodlands is the more than 300 years of collective experience of the investment professionals. The partnership brings together seasoned healthcare investors, successful healthcare entrepreneurs and leading clinicians and scientists. The team has worked together effectively for many years, making it one of the most cohesive organizations investing in healthcare today.

Estag | Capital
Offices: Berlin, Germany
Estage | Capital is a private investment company. Estag invests venture capital in young, up-and-coming companies and concepts, in particular the areas of renewable energy / cleantech, Web 2.0 and gaming. With the aid of seed or early-phase financing and a network of experts young entrepreneurs are supported in the implementation of their promising business models.

ETV Capital
Offices: London, England
Achieving the right mix of equity and debt instruments at an appropriate cost is critical to the successful development of all emerging companies. ETV Capital is a provider of venture finance. Working capital loans, or finance for equipment such as computers, telecoms systems, testing and measurement devices and laboratory facilities, are provided in exchange for monthly payments and additional cover in the form of equity warrants.


Eureka Growth Capital
Offices: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Since its founding in 1999, Eureka Growth Capital has been partnering with owners and managers of growing companies to help them define and meet their objectives. They invest in talented entrepreneurs and management teams that have identified profitable market niches and seek both capital and trusted counsel to support their growth into outstanding enterprises.

EuroFund
Offices: Tel Aviv, Israel
EuroFund is a venture capital fund with a strongly defined identity and distinct areas of operation. They operate through EuroFund and EuroFund 2000—two funds established in alliance with powerful strategic partners who are industry leaders in the global marketplace. Their focus is on early stage Israeli companies specializing in Telecommunications, Microelectronics and Internet related companies. EuroFund has $72 million currently under management.

European Capital
Offices: London, England
European Capital invests in and sponsors management and employee buyouts, invests in private equity buyouts and provides capital directly to private and public companies headquartered predominantly in Europe. European Capital generally invests between €5 million and €500 million per transaction in equity, mezzanine debt and senior debt to fund growth, acquisitions and recapitalizations.

EuropeanFounders
Offices: Munich, Germany
EuropeanFounders are looking for the best people in the market because they invest in entrepreneurs not just ideas or companies. They like to be the lead investor to optimize their support for the founders with whatever resources and skills are needed. EuropeanFounders is focused on early- and later-stage investments in young technology companies especially with an internet or wireless focus.


European Investment Fund (EIF)
Offices: The Netherlands
European Investment Group is Europe's leading developer of risk financing for entrepreneurship and innovation. It is owned by the European Investment Bank (64%) and the European Community, through the European Commission (27%). As the EIB Group's specialist provider of small and medium-sized enterprises, EIF delivers a full spectrum of financing solutions for selected intermediaries.

eValue
Offices: Dusseldorf, Germany & New York, New York
eValue is a venture capitalists with a focus on ideas and new technologies in the high growth market of digital media. The area of online marketing still provides untapped potential as web publishers need to refinance their online content and brands, and companies are seeking to connect to their consumers via online media. It's eValue's mission to bring these new online-marketing ideas to market.

Evercore Capital Partners
Offices: New York, New York & Los Angeles, California
Evercore Capital Partners is a $1.2 billion private equity partnership funded by prominent US and international investors, including corporate pension funds, endowments, insurance companies, investment trusts, banks and families. ECP makes private equity investments in established businesses, and has differentiated itself by its ability to use Evercore’s extensive relationship network to originate opportunities.

Evergreen Pacific Partners
Offices: Seattle, Washington
Evergreen Pacific Partners is a $275 million private equity fund based in the Pacific Northwest investing in private, traditional, middle-market companies in Western North America. Evergreen Pacific Partner investments include traditional buyouts, management led buyouts, and growth capital opportunities. With a diverse and trusted team, Evergreen Pacific Partners brings significant operating and industry experience to investments

Evergreen Venture Partners
Offices: Tel Aviv, Israel
Evergreen Partners is one of Israel's pioneer and premier venture capital firms focusing on early-stage technology investments. Evergreen’s current $610 million of private equity funds under management represents one of the largest portfolios in Israel with investments in over 80 technology start-ups. Founded in 1987, Evergreen’s long track record of success is based on the experience, skills and commitment of its core team.


Everstone Capital
Offices: Mumbai, India & Singapore
Everstone Capital firmly believes that most high growth businesses in the Indian subcontinent require more than just capital. They seek to combine a hands-on, active and operational approach with the willingness to compound capital over the long term. This enables them not only to deliver superior and consistent returns, but also to manage risk in a more effective manner.


Evolution Venture Capital
Offices: Tel Aviv, Israel
Evolution Venture Capital Fund is an expansion capital fund for medium and small size, revenue generating, technology based, Israeli and Israel-related companies. The fund began operations following its first closing on September 1, 2006. Evolution Fund seeks to invest in revenue generating companies, across a range of growing industries, with modest financial requirements of up to $2 million.


Evolve Capital
Offices: Dallas, Texas
Evolve Capital is a private Equity firm focused solely on leveraged recapitalizations of entrepreneurial service businesses with historical growth and defensible margins. Evolve principals have partnered with entrepreneurs to take their businesses to the next level since 1993. They invest their own money, which lets them make investment decisions quickly and without lengthy books.


Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation
Offices: Kansas City, Missouri
The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation is often referred to as one of the largest foundations in the United States—or as the world's largest foundation devoted to entrepreneurship. Both are true, thanks to Ewing Kauffman's generosity and foresight. However, these "largest" factoids may give the false impression that they can influence society just by virtue of their size or spending power.


Excell Partners
Offices: Rochester, New York
Excell Partners is positioned to tap into high-risk research bases, helping identify promising technologies, and accelerate the creation of new technology-based businesses which offer high potential for commercial success. In particular, they provide the financing necessary to launch these companies and link them with the critical services, mentoring, and follow-on capital they need to become self-sustaining businesses.


Excelsior Capital
Offices: Hong Kong, China
Excelsior Capital Asia, established in 1998, is a direct investment firm which invests in companies throughout Asia. Excelsior seeks significant minority or controlling stakes in investee companies, targeting Fund equity investments of between US$15 and US$40 million. Efforts are focused in the small and mid-cap segment of the market where Excelsior can contribute strategic, operational and financial value to the business.


Excel Venture Management
Offices: Boston, Massachusetts
Excel Venture Management builds companies that apply transformative life science technologies to solve problems in healthcare and beyond. The Excel investment portfolio is balanced across healthcare IT and services, diagnostics, and medical devices, plus life science platforms that address adjacent markets including energy, chemicals, defense and agriculture. The majority of the team’s prior investments are thriving and over half have achieved successful exits.


eXeedTechnology
Offices: Savyon, Israel
eXeedTechnology is an entrepreneurship and an investment group whose mission is to help establish, fund, build and sell Israeli start-up technology companies. They are positioned to be among the first investors in outstanding technology companies and to provide highly focused, hands-on assistance for entrepreneurs looking to team up with experienced business veterans and managers, to grow world class companies.


Exellere Partners
Offices: Denver, Colorado
Excellere Partners is a middle-market private equity investment firm. Since their inception, Excellere has aspired to build a differentiated private equity firm, one focused on the unique needs of emerging private companies with aspirations to build industry leadership and enduring value. More than a source of capital, Excellere has created a firm with a buy-and-build growth strategy empowered by a supportive culture and a proprietary value creation process.


Exigen Capital
Offices: San Francisco, California
Exigen Capital is a transformational Private Equity firm that invests in carve outs and large cap startups in the Financial Services, Insurance, Media, Healthcare and Communications industries. Our investment philosophy is designed to generate superior total returns through operational transformation. Our investment strategy focuses on building highly profitable growth businesses, and does not rely on debt leverage or expansion of market multiples.


Expansion Capital Partners
Offices: San Francisco, California
Expansion Capital's mission is to partner with entrepreneurs to grow clean technology companies that become respected industry leaders. They invest in companies that offer improvements in resource efficiency and productivity, while creating more economic value with less energy and materials, or less waste and toxicity. Their management team has over 100 years of private equity, cleantech, investment management and entrepreneurial operating experience.


Exponent Private Equity
Offices: London, England
Exponent Private Equity is an independent investment and advisory firm dedicated to UK private equity. They acquire companies to build businesses in partnership with existing and new management teams. Their greatest strength is in mid-market UK companies, where their expertise at handling complex situations is rare. If you want creativity and determination brought to your deal, Exponent has what it takes.


Express Ventures
Offices: San Diego, California
Express Ventures assists "pre-Series A" stage entrepreneurs by providing initial funding and focused attention on company development in preparation for a successful Series A funding from a top tier venture capital fund. Express Ventures anticipates making $500,000 to $1,000,000 investments into 8-9 early stage ventures before the end of 2007. Express has made 7 such investments in its first 14 months of operations.


Extream Ventures
Offices: Singapore
Established in 2008, Extream Ventures is an early-stage venture fund focused on Asia-based technology driven companies in the areas of communications, IT software and solutions, and interactive & digital media. Extream's operationally focused team is committed to driving value by working closely with each new venture to accelerate growth and market leadership.


Extreme Venture Partners
Offices: Toronto, Ontario
Extreme Venture Partners is focused on providing early stage venture capital and management expertise to help propel start-ups into the big-leagues. They work with smart people who have great ideas for disruptive businesses, and the energy and ability to deliver. VP has deep roots in the technology and investment communities. They like to take a hands-on approach, bringing a depth of technical and business expertise and resources with them.


ExxonMobil Foundation
Offices: Irving, Texas
ExxonMobil believes that education is the key to progress, development and economic growth. They are committed to being a responsible partner in the communities where they operate. It is their long-standing policy to conduct business in a manner that considers both the environmental and economic needs of the communities. They make community investments to support programs in their key focus areas of health, education and environment.

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