"Not every BI company is making it through the harsh economic times. Software as a service BI vendor LucidEra recently announced it was shutting down operations and putting its intellectual property up for sale. But financial considerations aren't behind JasperSoft's new offer, and the startup is in the process of closing its best quarter ever..." --Chris Kanaracus, PC World
Adams Street Partners is one of the largest managers of private equity investments in the world and has one of the longest histories. Together with its predecessor organizations, Adams Street Partners has been investing in private equity partnerships since 1979, managing direct investments in private equity since 1972 and is credited with establishing the first private equity fund of funds for institutional investors. The Firm currently has 100+ employees and $19.5 billion of assets under management. Adams Street Partners has offices in Chicago, London, Menlo Park and Singapore.
Adams Street Partners offers its clients an annual subscription program that combines partnership, direct and secondary investments in U.S., Non-U.S. and Global strategies. Adams Street Partners has made over 500 partnership fund investments since 1979 and over 230 direct investments since 1972. In addition, Adams Street Partners co-invests in growth equity and buyout transactions.
DCM is an early stage venture capital firm supporting entrepreneurs building world-class technology companies. The firm’s partners manage US$1.6 billion and have funded leading technology companies including 2Wire, 51job (Nasdaq: JOBS), @Motion (Openwave), About.com (The New York Times Co.), All About (Jasdaq: 2454), Arroyo (Cisco), Clearwire (Nasdaq: CLWR), Dang Dang, eDreams (TA), Foundry Networks (Nasdaq: FDRY), HireRight (Nasdaq: HIRE), Internap (Nasdaq: INAP), IPivot (Intel), JCI (Nasdaq Japan - Hercules: 9424), Neopath Networks (Cisco), Neutral Tandem (Nasdaq: TNDM), nQuire (Siebel), PGP Corporation, Recourse Technologies (Symantec), RockYou, Sigmatel (Nasdaq: SGTL), SMIC (NYSE: SMI), Sling Media (EchoStar), VanceInfo (NYSE: VIT) and Vimicro (Nasdaq: VIMC). With offices in Silicon Valley, Beijing and Tokyo, DCM offers hands-on operational guidance and access to an extensive network of resources, including close relationships with many of the Pacific Rim’s leading companies and investors. For more information, please visit DCM’s website at www.dcm.com.
Quest Software invested in Jaspersoft in 2011, after which it was acquired by Dell. For more than 28 years, Dell Inc. (NASDAQ: DELL) has empowered countries, communities, customers and people everywhere to use technology to realize their dreams. Customers trust us to deliver technology solutions that help them do and achieve more, whether they're at home, work, school or anywhere in their world. Learn more about our story, purpose and people behind our customer-centric approach by visiting www.dell.com.
Morgenthaler is a leading venture capital and buyout firm, with a 34-year history of working with outstanding entrepreneurs to build world-class companies. The firm’s venture capital practice, Morgenthaler Ventures, is based in Menlo Park, CA. It also has satellite offices in Boston, MA; Boulder, CO; Dallas, TX; and Princeton, NJ. Morgenthaler Ventures focuses its investments in the areas of enterprise IT, life sciences, and communications and components. It has funded more than 180 companies since its inception, including two of the last decade’s highest-performing IPOs—Microchip Technology (1993) and Premisys Communications (1995). The firm has a total of $2 billion under management. Morgenthaler can be found at www.morgenthaler.com.
Founded in 1982, Partech International is a leading global venture capital firm with offices in the U.S., Europe and Israel. With $850M under active management, our investment team focuses exclusively on Information Technology. Specific areas where we invest include Software & Internet, Healthcare IT, and Communications & Components. In each of these sectors, our team diligently sources companies with high return potential and disruptive technologies. It is our belief that "technology is global" and therefore, venture capital must be global. This global way of thinking and investing is not a new strategy for us. We have successfully executed this approach for over twenty years and like to think of ourselves as pioneers of international venture capital. Some of our globally successful companies include: Ascend Communications, Alvarion, Business Objects, Cadence, CSG Systems, Digital Island, Informatica, Pentasafe, VeriFone and Vignette. Partech's successful "International Venture Model" has been instrumental in building innovative start-ups into global leaders. For more information, visit www.partechvc.com.
Red Hat, the world's leading open source solutions provider, is headquartered in Raleigh, NC with over 65 offices spanning the globe. CIOs ranked Red Hat as one of the top vendors delivering value in Enterprise Software for five consecutive years in the CIO Insight Magazine Vendor Value survey. Red Hat provides high-quality, affordable technology with its operating system platform, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, together with applications, management and Services Oriented Architecture (SOA) solutions, including JBoss Enterprise Middleware. Red Hat also offers support, training and consulting services to its customers worldwide. Learn more: http://www.redhat.com.
SAP Ventures, with more than US$1.4 billion under management, is an investment firm that seeks to partner with outstanding entrepreneurs and leading venture firms worldwide to build industry-leading businesses. SAP Ventures is an independent investment organization affiliated with SAP AG, the leading global enterprise software company. SAP Ventures leverages its relationship with SAP and its ecosystem for the benefit of its portfolio companies and underlying fund managers. SAP Ventures was founded in 1997 and has invested in more than 125 companies across five continents. For more information, visit www.sapventures.com. Follow SAP Ventures on Twitter at @SAP_Ventures.
Scale Venture Partners employs a thesis-based strategy to identify innovative development-stage technology and healthcare investments. The Scale team helps technology and healthcare companies accelerate their growth and become more valuable to entrepreneurs, investors and consumers. Based in Foster City, California, the Scale team collectively offers decades of technology and venture industry experience to development-stage companies in hardware, software, healthcare and medical devices. Representative portfolio companies include Alimera, Frontbridge, Glu Mobile, Good Technology, Monolithic Power Systems, Omniture, Orexigen, Placeware, Scansafe, Seattle Genetics, Somaxon, Wayport and Xceive. For more information, please visit www.scalevp.com.