New Enterprise Associates (NEA) is a leading venture capital firm focused on helping entrepreneurs create and build major new enterprises that use technology to improve the way we live, work, and play. With approximately $11 billion in committed capital, NEA focuses on investments in three domains—information technology, healthcare, and energy technology—at all stages of company development, from seed-stage through IPO. Since its founding in 1978, the firm has backed more than 165 companies that have gone public, and invested in more than 255 companies that have been successfully merged or acquired—more liquidity events than any other venture capital firm.
Accel Partners is a venture capital firm dedicated to helping outstanding entrepreneurs build category-defining technology companies. For over 25 years, Accel has followed a strategy of cultivating relationships, knowledge, and category-leading investments around a limited set of technology initiatives. In order to meet this challenge with a “prepared mind,” they focus $3 billion under management in just two areas: networking and software. This deep focus allows the firm to offer a range of value-creative contributions including strategic financing, recruiting, business development, and partnering.
Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (KPCB) is an active venture capital partnership headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area with a large capital base for investment. Since 1972, KPCB has invested in over 400 technology companies that have accrued market valuations exceeding $164 billion, achieved combined revenues of over $81 billion, and created over 279,000 jobs. From over 30 years of assisting new ventures and serving in top management positions at revolutionary technology companies, KPCB has been privileged to work with some of America's most outstanding entrepreneurs, CEOs, and management teams.
MHS Capital is a venture capital fund backed by an extraordinary group of technology executives and entrepreneurs, including senior executives from every major internet portal, and a deep roster of serial entrepreneurs who are building some of today’s leading software and internet companies.
Founder Collective is a seed-stage venture capital fund built by a collection of successful entrepreneurs. Headquartered in New York City and Cambridge, Mass., they believe the East Coast is poised for a technology revival and make industry-agnostic investments around the world. Unlike large venture capital firms, they expect to generate returns almost exclusively from seed-stage investing. Their portfolio includes Skype, Vimeo, GroupMe, Gerson Lehrman Group, and Artsy.
The Partovis are serial entrepreneurs, start-up advisors, and angel investors. As entrepreneurs, they co-founded iLike, the leading music application on the Facebook platform, which was acquired by MySpace in 2009. As angel investors, their portfolios have included Zappos, Facebook, DropBox, Ironport, Flixster, and Boku, among others. Both Ali and Hadi hold MS degrees in Computer Science from Harvard.