Founded in 1983, Accel Partners has a long history of excellence
and innovation in the venture capital business and is dedicated to
partnering with outstanding entrepreneurs and management teams to
build world-class companies.
Accel today invests globally using dedicated teams and
market-specific strategies for local geographies, with offices in
Palo Alto, California; London, UK; and Bangalore, India; as well as
in China via the IDG-Accel Partnership. With over $6 billion
under management, Accel has helped entrepreneurs build over 300
successful category-defining companies including: Actuate,
Alfresco, AMCC, Arrowpoint, Baidu, BBN, Brightcove, ComScore, Etsy,
Facebook, Focus Media, Foundry Networks, Gameforge, GlamMedia,
Imperva, Infinera, Interwoven, JBoss, Kayak, Macromedia, metroPCS,
Mu Sigma, Polycom/PictureTel, Portal Software, QlikTech, Rapt, Real
Networks, Redback Networks, Riverbed, Sohu.com, UUNet, Veritas,
Walmart.com, Webroot, XenSource, and Zimbra. For more information,
visit the Accel Partners web site at www.accel.com
Fidelity Ventures invests in technology companies ready to enter
the market and those poised for the next phase of growth. Its
40-year track record includes hundreds of successful
investments in the consumer, communications,
systems and software markets. Fidelity Ventures is distinguished by
the ability to accelerate market adoption for its portfolio
companies' offerings and by a global network of senior technology
and business executives. Fidelity Ventures actively manages over
$800 million from offices in Boston and London. For more
information, please visit: www.fidelityventures.com.
Atlas Venture is a leading early-stage venture capital firm that
invests in technology and life sciences companies. Since inception
in 1980, Atlas has helped build over 300 companies in more than 16
different countries. In the past decade, 44 portfolio companies
have been acquired and 47 are now public companies with an
aggregate market capitalization of over $15 billion. The firm is
currently investing from its seventh fund and manages over $2.5
billion in committed capital.
For more information, please visit www.atlasventure.com.
Mangrove Capital Partners
Mangrove Capital Partners provides venture capital with a punch
to entrepreneurs looking to build world class companies. Our
mission is to help turn visions into realities by providing
financing, thoughtful advice, relevant experience and deep industry
relationships to our portfolio companies. Mangrove has invested in,
among others, the following companies: Skype (www.skype.com), Lumension (www.lumension.com), Woome (www.woome.com), Nimbuzz (www.nimbuzz.com), Properazzi (www.properazzi.com), Zlio (www.zlio.com) and Jamendo (www.jamendo.com). For more
information, please visit www.mangrove-vc.com.
Since 1998, Holtzbrinck Ventures has invested, with risk
capital, in young companies within the new media sector and has
been involved with over 40 companies making it one of the largest
start-up investors with a focus on internet, mobile and broadband
companies. Active supervision and long-term support of the
investments, as well as the utilisation of established brands and
media services from the Georg von Holtzbrinck publishing group,
enables Holtzbrinck Ventures to offer optimal value management
right up until exit. For more information, please visit www.holtzbrinck-ventures.com/?en.
Oliver Jung (AdInvest)
Oliver Jung is a serial entrepreneur and private venture capital
investor. He specializes in private equity investments in seed and
early-stage Internet companies including investments in Adconion
Media Group (investor), e-Puls.pl (investor), exxeta GmbH (chairman
and investor), Imagekind.com (investor), OpenBC AG (investor),
Smava.de (investor), StudiVZ Ltd. (sold to Holtzbrinck), Webnews.de
(investor), Imedo.de (investor), Netmoms.de (investor), Nimbuzz.com
(investor), trivago.de (investor), FamilyOne.de (investor), Kyte.tv
(investor) and Lokalisten GmbH (investor).
Mr. Jung studied Computer Science at the University of Karlsruhe.
He subsequently founded entory AG, an IT and e-commerce software
consulting company, which was sold to the German Stock Exchange
(Deutsche Börse) in 2001. Subsequent to the sale of entory AG, Mr.
Jung served on the Board of Deutsche Börse Systems. He is a
co-founder and chairman of exxeta GmbH, an e-commerce and IT
consulting company operating throughout Germany and in