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Venture Capitals
Guide
If a place that concentrates in generous proportions,
talent, ideas, spirit, business, youth, science,
culture, enthusiasm and know-how exists, that place
must be Silicon Valley. Its streets have seen the
growth of some of the most succesful entrepreneurs
in history, those who have been able to transform
their home garage into the most impressive
company. We are, of course, referring to Google,
Apple, Microsoft, Ebay, Facebook and many other
giants, who, with their innovations, have contributed
greatly to changes in society and have stimulated
the human race. All this talent, together in a small
photo by roostercoupon from flickr condensed area of the world, is exceptional.
However, in most cases, this success is impossible
to achieve, without vision and economic back-up,
both necessary elements to implement a new idea.
The Valley doesn´t lack Venture Capital firms in its
streets and this ofcourse enables many of these
ideas to become reality.

Venture Capitals To arrange the presentation we have followed a ratio


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competence, pitching efficiency, favourable deal
terms and execution assistance.

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“There are many ways to fund a start-up and lots


of potential financing sources for different stages
of a company’s growth. Maples Investments
offers a unique Micro-cap fundraising model that
bridges the gap between initial seed money
raised from traditional “Angel” investors and the
much larger investments that characterize
traditional Venture Capitalists. ”
from Web

from CrunchBase

Contact:

Maples Investments

Maples Investments
2440 Sand Hill Road, Suite 100
Menlo Park, CA 94025

Phone: 650.587.5003
Fax: 650.284.2201
Investors:
Jason Ream
Phone: 512.682.9680

Maples Investments
ir@solarwinds.com

For other types of issues or for


people who just want to get in
touch, please send an e-mail to
General Inquiries. http://www.maples.net/
Venture Capitals Guide
Sequoia Capital is a venture capital firm founded
by Don Valentine in 1972. The firm has offices in
the US, China, India and Israel. Sequoia has
funded an unprecedented number of enormously
successful companies including Google, Yahoo,
Paypal, Electronic Arts, YouTube, NVIDIA, Cisco
from CrunchBase Systems, Oracle and Apple. Sequoia estimates
that 10% of the NASDAQ’s value is made up of
firms they have funded.
from CrunchBase

Contact:

Sequoia

U.S.
3000 Sand Hill Road 4-250
Menlo Park, CA 94025

Phone: 650.854.3927
Fax: 650.854.2977

Sequoia
Twitter
@Sequoia_Capital

http://www.sequoiacap.com/
Venture Capitals Guide “First Round Capital is an early stage venture
capital firm managed by Joshua Kopelman, Chris
Fralic, Rob Hayes and Howard Morgan. We look
to partner with entrepreneurs to build innovative
technology companies.

We are seed-stage investors, often providing a


from CrunchBase company’s first outside capital, and are not afraid
of investing in pre-revenue companies. We
understand the challenges of launching a new
product. We look to take an active role in most of
the companies we invest in. We believe our
experience, insight and expertise are far more
valuable than our capital -- and we look for
entrepreneurs who feel the same.”

Contact: from Web

Firs Round Capital

West Coast Office

217 Second Street


5th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94105

Josh Kopelman
–  http://www.linkedin.com/in/jkopelman
Chris Fralic
–  http://www.linkedin.com/in/chrisfralic
Rob Hayes

First Round Capital


–  http://www.linkedin.com/in/robhayes
Howard Morgan
–  http://www.linkedin.com/in/hlmorgan
Kent Goldman
–  http://www.linkedin.com/in/kentgoldman
Christine Herron
http://www.firstround.com/
–  http://www.linkedin.com/in/christineherron
Phin Barnes
–  http://www.linkedin.com/in/phineasbarnes
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“The goal is simple: to find the very best company
at any stage in its development and work together
to build the most valuable and successful
business in the category. We engage great teams
at their seed stage, when shipping product, or
even as public companies. All along the spectrum,
we are looking for inflection points in the
from CrunchBase company’s prospects.”
from Web

Contact:

Crosslink Capital

Two Embarcadero Center


Suite 2200
San Francisco, CA 94111
Phone: (415) 617-1800

e-mail:

Crosslink Capital
info@crosslinkcapital.com.

http://www.crosslinkcapital.com/
Venture Capitals Guide
They believe that the most successful company in
any industry gains a disproportionately higher
return for its shareholders. their mission is to help
their portfolio companies Leapfrog their
competitors and achieve industry-leading levels of
competitive and market performance as quickly
as possible.
from CrunchBase
They are all experienced operating executives of
technology companies as well as successful
venture investors. They can recognize the
patterns that signal opportunities or risks in a
small, high growth company. They have the
resources and relationships to help entrepreneurs
Contact: create the key alliances that will allow them to
achieve victory early and convincingly.

Leapfrog Ventures

3000 Sand Hill Road, 1-280


Menlo Park, CA 94025

Phone: (650) 926-9900


Fax: (650) 233-1301

e-mail:

plans@leapfrogventures.com

Leapfrog ventures
http://www.leapfrogventures.com/about.shtml
Venture Capitals Guide Founded by Bill Elkus in 1998, Clearstone Venture
Partners is a venture capital firm with offices in
Santa Monica and Menlo Park, California. The firm
manages over $650 million of committed capital in
the technology sector, and has helped finance
early-stage rounds in numerous successful
companies such as eToys, Overture, PayPal,
from CrunchBase
United Online, MP3.com, Jump and eMusic.

Clearstone’s limited partners include the


investment affiliates of The State of California, JP
Morgan, The University of California, The State of
Michigan, The State of Pennsylvania, The
University of Pittsburgh, Moore Capital and
Contact: others.

Clearstone Venture
Partners

Menlo Park
2180 Sand Hill Road, Suite 200
Menlo Park, CA 94025 USA

Phone: 650 234 0400


fax: 650 234 0401

Clearstone Venture Partners


e-mail:
info@clearstone.com

http://www.clearstone.com/content/html/home.htm
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“How are we different? We don't "do deals" or


"put money to work". We help build companies.
Building great companies takes more than just
capital. It takes passion, persistence and a
willingness to learn from mistakes. We are a small
partnership, dedicated to investing modest
amounts of capital in companies that can achieve
a lot with a little. Each year, we invest in only a
from CrunchBase handful of entrepreneurs. We bring to each
investment the perspective of over a dozen years
of hands-on venture investing and the patience
that it takes to build truly great companies.”
from Web
Contact:

Altos Ventures

2882 Sand Hill Road, Suite 100


Menlo Park, CA 94025

Phone: 650-234-9771
Fax: 650-233-9821

Altos Ventures
e-mail:
info@altosventures.com

http://www.altosventures.com/
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August Capital is a venture capital firm that


focuses on investing in early stage technology
companies. You guessed it - it was founded in
August (1995). The firm currently has just under
from CrunchBase $2 billion under management.

Contact:

August Capital

2480 Sand Hill Road, Suite 101


Menlo Park, CA 94025

Phone: 650.234.9900

Fax: 650.234.9910

August Capital
e-mail:

businessplans@augustcap.com

http://www.augustcap.com/
Founded in 1986, Trinity Ventures, a boutique
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firm, partners with passionate entrepreneurs to
transform revolutionary ideas into reality. With
over $1 billion under management, Trinity
Ventures was founded on the principle of
personal engagement and mutual respect with
the entrepreneurs we fund. Trinity Ventures
from CrunchBase focuses on early stage technology ventures with a
particular emphasis on digital media, Internet
services, mobility, security and software markets.

Trinity Ventures has invested in more than 100


ventures, including such leading companies as
Aruba Networks, Blue Nile, Crescendo
Communications, Extreme Networks, Forte
Contact: Software, Illustra, LoopNet, Photobucket,
Speedera Networks, Starbucks and Sygate
Technologies.

Trinity Ventures

3000 Sand Hill Road


Building 4, Suite 160
Menlo Park, CA  94025

Phone: 650 854 9500


Fax: 650 854 9501

Trinity Ventures
e-mail:
info@trinityventures.com

http://www.trinityventures.com/
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True Ventures is a venture capital firm with $350


million under management, the most recent fund
having closed in July, 2008. The firm is led by
from CrunchBase General Partners Jon Callaghan, Phil Black and
John Burke. Counting Automattic CEO Toni
Schneider and Sphere CEO Tony Conrad (http://
www.crunchbase.com/person/tony-conrad)
amongst its ranks, True Ventures is focused on
providing funding to early stage growth
companies in the technology sector. Companies
in its portfolio include Automattic, GigaOm,
Sphere, meebo, BrightRoll and WeGame.
Contact:

True Ventures

Palo Alto Office


530 Lytton Avenue, Suite 303
Palo Alto, CA 94301

Phone: 650-319-2150
Fax: 650-330-7330

San Francisco Office

True Ventures
Pier 38, The Embarcadero
San Francisco, CA 94107

Phone: 650-319-2150
Fax: 650-330-7330 http://www.trueventures.com/
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The firm was organized by Managing Partners


Peter Thiel and Ken Howery in early 2005, and
raised its first fund of $50 million from individual
entrepreneurs and angel investors in January of
that year. In 2006, Sean Parker, co-founder of
Napster and Facebook, and Luke Nosek joined
as managing partners. In 2007 the firm raised a
new fund of $220 million. In 2008, Robert May,
previously CFO at Thomas Weisel and Mohr,
Davidow Ventures joined the Founders Fund
team.

Contact: from Wikipedia

Founders Fund

One Letterman Drive


Building C, Suite 420
Presidio of San Francisco
San Francisco, CA 94129

e-mail:
info@foundersfund.com

Founders Fund
http://www.foundersfund.com/
Venture Capitals Guide At Opus Capital, they are energized and excited
about venture investing. The outlook for early-
stage technology companies is very promising,
especially for investors with a long history of
success and deep operating experience.

They are here to help entrepreneurs build great


from CrunchBase companies. Over the years, they have developed
strong relationships with many entrepreneurs who
come to them time and again with their new
ventures. With each company in their portfolio,
they work to accelerate growth—helping
entrepreneurs build strong, sustainable
enterprises. They do this by facilitating key
relationships, providing access to critical
Contact: resources and giving counsel on strategy, finance
and operations.

Opus Capital

2730 Sand Hill Road, Suite 150


Menlo Park, CA 94025

Phone: 650.543.2900
Fax: 650.561.9570

e-mail:

Opus Capital
contact@opuscapital.com

http://www.opuscapital.com/
Venture Capitals Guide “At Menlo Ventures, we invest in entrepreneurs
that Think Big. We seek passionate teams with
big ideas that can disrupt existing industries or
create entirely new markets. Our track record
over the past 32 years of helping companies
from CrunchBase achieve market leadership through great strategy
and great execution speaks for itself: over 300
companies, creating tens of billions of dollars in
market value and hundreds of thousands of jobs.

With over $4 billion under management, we are


one of the largest technology venture funds in the
world; the kind of partner you want when seeking
to change the world. Just as important as our
Contact: financial strength is our personal commitment to
our entrepreneurs.”

from Web
Menlo Ventures

3000 Sand Hill Road


Building 4, Suite 100
Menlo Park, California
94025, USA

Phone: (650) 854-8540


Fax: (650) 854-7059

Email:

To submit a plan:
businessplan@menloventures.com

General information:
info@menloventures.com
Menlo Ventures
http://www.menloventures.com/
Web master:
webmaster@menloventures.com
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New Enterprise Associates (NEA) is a venture


capital firm specializing in investments in venture
growth equity at all points of developments, with a
60 percent focus on seed and start-up stage
companies. The firm prefers to invest in the
from CrunchBase
information technology sector with a focus on
communications, software and services, and
electronics industries and the healthcare sector
with a focus on energy technology,
biopharmaceuticals, medical devices, healthcare
services, and healthcare information technology
industries.

Contact:

NEA

2855 Sand Hill Road


Menlo Park, CA 94025

Phone: 650.854.9499
Fax: 650.854.9397
Administration
Gene Trainor
New Enterprise Associates
1119 St. Paul Street
Baltimore, MD 21202
Phone: (410) 244-0115

New Enterprise Associates


Fax: (410) 752-7721

Marketing / LP Relations
Suzanne King
New Enterprise Associates
5425 Wisconsin Ave http://www.nea.com/Home/
Suite 800
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
Phone: (301) 272-2300
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Greylock Partners is a Venture Capital firm based
San Mateo, CA that works actively with
entrepreneurs to build market-leading companies.
The firm is currently focused on the enterprise
software and consumer Internet sectors.

from CrunchBase
Greylock started in 1965 and has funded and
helped build several hundred successful
companies, including Ascend Communications,
CheckFree, CipherTrust, Constant Contact,
Continental Cable, Data Domain, Decru, digg,
DoubleClick, Facebook, Farecast, Internet
Security Systems, Ikanos, Legato, LinkedIn,
Media Metrix..
Contact:

Greylock Partners

Bay Area
2929 Campus Drive, Suite 400
San Mateo, CA 94403

Phone: 650.493.5525
Fax: 650.493.5575

E-mail:
Erika Brown
Director of Marketing
ebrown@greylock.com
Greylock Partners
http://www.greylock.com/
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“At Foundation Capital, we’re entrepreneurs first


and foremost. That’s especially important when
working with companies in their formative stages,
which is our preference. We have backed
successful entrepreneurs across various sectors
from CrunchBase — from enterprise software to clean technology to
consumer Internet and fabless semiconductors.
Typically, we make an initial investment of $1 to
$10 million and follow that by participating in each
subsequent round of financing. As lead investors,
we also are often asked to fill board seats.”

Contact: from Web

Foundation Capital

250 Middlefield Road


Menlo Park, CA 94025

Phone: 650-614-0500

e-mail:
info@foundationcapital.com

Foundation Capital http://www.foundationcapital.com/


Venture Capitals Guide

InterWest invests an average of about $7 - 15


million over the span of their involvement with
each company in their portfolio. They invest in
companies through the full range of venture
investment stages, and investments may be
staged over several rounds of financing. Although
they generally begin their involvement in the early
from CrunchBase stages of a company’s development, they pursue
attractive opportunities based on their individual
merits rather than their investment stage.

Contact:

Interwest Partners

CALIFORNIA
2710 Sand Hill Road
Second Floor
Menlo Park, CA 94025
USA

Phone: 650-854-8585
Fax: 650-854-4706

e-mail:
info@interwest.com Interwest Partners
http://www.interwest.com/
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Morgenthaler Ventures has been in the venture


capital business for more than 40 years, steadily
investing through every market cycle.

Among the many Morgenthaler-funded companies


that have gone public or were acquired are:
from CrunchBase
Apple, Atria, Brion, Illustra Technologies, IPC –
The Hospitalist Company, Medaphis, Microchip,
New Focus, NexTag, NEXTEL, Nuance
Communications, Perclose, Premisys, Ribozyme
Pharmaceuticals, Synopsys and VeriFone.

Contact:

Morgenthaler Ventures

Menlo Park Headquarters


2710 Sand Hill Road
Suite 100
Menlo Park, CA 94025

Phone: 650-388-7600
Fax: 650-388-7601

Ching Wu
Marketing
ching@morgenthaler.com
Morgenthaler Ventures http://www.morgenthaler.com/
Venture Capitals Guide

Founded in 1969, Mayfield Fund is a venture


capital firm located in Menlo Park, CA. The firm
has over $2.7 billion under management with
expertise in communications/wireless, consumer/
media, enterprise software and semiconductors.

from CrunchBase

Contact:

Mayfield Fund

2800 Sand Hill Road, Suite 250


Menlo Park, CA 94025

Phone:(650) 854-5560

Fax:(650) 854-5712

Mayfield Fund
e-mail:

info@mayfield.com

http://www.mayfield.com/
Sigma Partners is a venture capital firm, founded
in 1984, that has invested in over a hundred early
stage companies and has over $2 billion under
Venture Capitals Guide management.

In 2007, it raised $500 million for its most recent


fund, named Sigma Partners 8.
from CrunchBase

Contact:

Sigma + Partners

Menlo Park
1600 El Camino Real,
Suite 280
Menlo Park, CA 94025

Phone: (650) 853-1700

Sigma + Partners
Fax: (650) 853-1717

http://www.sigmapartners.com/i
a personal branding firm