Mission Ventures, a $500M venture capital firm located in San Diego, helps build successful enterprises in Southern California and creates superior returns on investment for its investors. This is accomplished by investing in the most promising early-stage technology companies, and providing significant assistance to those companies as they develop. The Partnership brings value-added capital, experience, management talent, and guidance to the most outstanding and innovative ideas and entrepreneurs in the region. For more information, please go to www.missionventures.com
Draper Fisher Jurvetson (“DFJ”) backs extraordinary entrepreneurs everywhere who set out to change the world. DFJ achieves its mission through its DFJ Global Network of Partner Funds. Together, DFJ and the Network manage over $6B and have made more than 600 investments on four continents. With a 25-year history of success across diverse sectors and market conditions, DFJ has led the way investing in emerging technologies, from the Internet and life sciences to clean energy and nanotechnology. DFJ has been proud to back over 500 companies across many sectors including such industry changing successes such as Tesla Motors (TSLA), Hotmail (acquired by MSFT), Baidu (BIDU), Skype (acquired by EBAY), United Online (UNTD), Overture (acquired by YHOO), Athenahealth (ATHN), EnerNOC (ENOC), TicketsNow (acquired by TicketMaster), Feedburner (acquired by Google), Interwoven (IWOV), Four11 (acquired by YHOO), Parametric (PMTC), and Digidesign (acquired by AVID). For more information, please go www.dfj.com
Established in 2001, Tsing Capital is the pioneering and leading cleantech venture capital firm in China. Through its series funds of China Environment Funds and Yiyun Cleantech Funds, Tsing Capital works intimately with its portfolio companies in areas of Environment Protection, Energy Efficiency, New Energy, Sustainable Agriculture, New Materials, Sustainable Transportation and Cleaner Production. Tsing Capital champions the “Triple Bottom Line” investment practice and its own “Doing Well by Doing Good ©” investment philosophy in China. Further information can be found at www.tsingcapital.com
CEC Capital, a venture capital firm located in Silicon Valley, is backed by China Electronics Corporation (CEC), a leading IT conglomerate in China. Founded in 1997, CEC Capital works to bridge US technology startups with China’s IT industry and continues to expand with investments into technology, media, and telecommunications companies. CEC Capital has invested in leading businesses such as Newave Semiconductor (acquired by IDT), OmniVision Technology (OVTI), and Spreadtrum Communications (SPRD). For more information, please go to www.cec-capital.com
Founded in 1998, Presidio Ventures is the wholly owned early stage investment vehicle of Sumitomo Corporation. We work to identify the most promising growth industries and partner with the respective leading startups. Since its inception, Presidio Ventures has invested in over 100 U.S. startups for a total investment amount of $200 million. As a strategic investor, we work with our companies to expand their business in the Japan and Asia markets.