Sevin Rosen Funds
Sevin Rosen Funds is a top-tier venture capital firm with a track record of funding successful companies since 1981. The partnership has consistently made early-stage investments in pioneering technologies and companies with the potential to create new markets. The most recent fund, Sevin Rosen Fund VIII, is capitalized at $600 million. Compaq, Lotus, Cypress, Citrix, Ciena, and Capstone Turbine are some of the firmís successful IPOs. Sevin Rosen Funds has offices in Dallas, Palo Alto, Austin, and San Diego.
ComVentures, based in Palo Alto, California, is a venture capital firm managing over $1.2 billion in capital. ComVentures invests exclusively in early-stage communications and Internet companies focusing on three specific communications sectors: network infrastructure, software, and services. ComVentures is committed to building early-stage communications companies into market leading enterprises and has invested in more than 175 early-stage companies over the past three decades, including Advanced Fibre Communications, Broadcom, Ciena, Chromatis Networks, Digital Island, Monterey Networks, Polycom, and Tellabs.
PacRim Venture Partners
PacRim Venture Partners (PVP) is a private venture capital fund with investors from the United States, Taiwan, and Hong Kong. PVP focuses its investments on early-stage information technology companies in Silicon Valley. The PVP team has a broad range of expertise in the information technology arena, including venture capital investing, technical engineering, software development, sales and marketing experience, as well as entrepreneurial and operational successes. The organizationís expertise and extensive network enable it to bring significant value to the companies in which it invests.
SmartForest Ventures makes seed stage and first round investments
in the best and brightest new technology companies. A unique
combination of early-stage venture capital fund and accelerator,
SmartForest develops successful, fast-growth companies by providing
capital, as well as expertise and mentoring. SmartForestís objective
is to nurture the ideas of innovative, high-tech entrepreneurs
and accelerate their development by offering much more than
just a check.
Founded in 1858 and headquartered in Tokyo, ITOCHU Corporation
is one of the world's leading diversified and comprehensive
trading companies with approximately $90 billion of annual total
trading transactions and 2005 revenue in excess of $18 billion.
With over 150 offices in more than 80 countries, ITOCHU Corporation
is engaged in a variety of businesses through over 650 subsidiaries
and associated companies worldwide, including technology, telecommunications,
multimedia, aerospace, textiles, machinery, energy, chemicals,
forest products, food products, finance, real estate, insurance
and logistics services. Through its Aerospace, Electronics and
Multimedia division, ITOCHU Corporation actively promotes, cultivates,
integrates and invests in new technologies and telecommunications
businesses as a cornerstone of its future growth.
Established in 1972, ITOCHU TECHNO-SCIENCE Corporation (CTC)
provides advanced IT solutions to enhance enterprise computer
systems. CTC supports such market segments as telecommunications,
broadcasting, finance, distribution, manufacturing, education/government,
medicine, pharmaceutical/chemicals, and textiles/apparel. CTC
has formed partnerships with IT companies worldwide. These partnerships
range from those with global multinational IT companies to those
with highly focused venture businesses. CTC employs over 3,300
people, and reported fiscal year 2005 revenues exceeding $2.1
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