Canaan Partners invests in visionary entrepreneurs and provides them the networks, insights and operational guidance required to build high-performance technology and healthcare companies. For over 20 years, Canaan has taken an active and committed role in the companies in which it invests, and has seen it portfolio companies complete about 70 mergers and acquisitions and 53 IPOs.
With $3 billion under management and a worldwide footprint, the firm's technology team is committed to catalyzing the growth of innovative companies in the digital media, communications & mobility, enterprise and clean tech industries. Among its successes are DoubleClick, the leading online advertising solution, Match.com, the most popular online dating site in the world, CommerceOne, the company that pioneered B2B ecommerce; Capstone Turbine, first to market and world's leading producer of commercially viable microturbine energy products; and VOIP equipment supplier Acme Packet, which was one of the top ten performing tech IPOs of 2006. Canaan has offices in California, Connecticut, India and Israel. For more information, please visit: www.canaan.com
With over $600 million currently under management, several successful exits, and a growing portfolio of promising start-ups, Carmel is among Israel’s top-tier venture capital funds. Carmel’s investments are focused primarily on early stage companies in the fields of Software, Communications, Internet, Media, Semiconductors, and Consumer Electronics.
Founded in 2000 by pioneers and leaders of the Israeli high tech industry, Carmel provides significant capital and active, hands-on support through the growth cycle of its portfolio companies and is recognized as a true company building fund in Israel. Carmel, headquartered in Herzliya, Israel enjoys a worldwide network of industry, strategic and investment resources. Carmel is an affiliate of the Viola Group, a leading innovative private equity investment group with $2B under management focused on technology-based investment opportunities in Israel. For more information, please visit: www.carmelventures.com
Lightspeed Venture Partners
Lightspeed Venture Partners is a leading global venture capital firm with over $2 billion under management and teams in Silicon Valley, India, Israel and China with Lightspeed China Partners.
Over the past two decades, the Lightspeed team has backed more than 200 consumer, enterprise and cleantech companies, many of which have become leaders in their respective markets, including Blue Nile, Brocade, DoubleClick, eHealth, Flixster, Fusion-io, Informatica, Kosmix, LivingSocial, Lucky Pai, Nicira, Playdom, Provigent, Riverbed Technology, Serious Business, Solazyme, TaskRabbit, TutorVista, Virsa Systems, Waveset, and XtremIO. For more information, please visit: http://lsvp.com/
Pitango Venture Capital
Pitango Venture Capital, the leading venture capital firm in Israel, has been investing in technology entrepreneurs since 1993. With offices in Israel and Silicon Valley, California, Pitango currently manages several venture funds totaling over $1.3 billion in committed capital.
It is invested in more than 100 companies; among them are companies that have gone public, such as JinkoSolar, AudioCodes, VocalTec, RADWARE, Retalix, CardGuard and others as well as companies that were acquired, such as Convergin (acquired by Oracle), Optonol (acquired by Alcon), Dune Networks (acquired by Broadcom) Ventor (acquired by Medtronic), Traiana (acquired by ICAP), Gteko (acquired by Microsoft), ColBar (acquired by Johnson & Johnson), RADLAN (acquired by Marvell) and Disc-o-Tech (acquired by Kyphone). Pitango invests in early stage start-ups, as well as growth phase companies in the IT, Life Sciences and Cleantech industries. For more information, please visit: www.pitango.com.