Alloy Ventures invests primarily in seed and early stage companies in information technology and the life sciences. The firm's total committed capital under management exceeds $1 billion, including $368 million committed to Alloy Ventures in 2005. The firm's partners have been founders and CEOs of successful start-ups, officers of large companies, and have decades of venture capital experience. The firm offers entrepreneurs the experience, connections and capital necessary to build lasting, market-leading companies.
Founded in 1982, Alta Berkeley is a London-based venture capital firm focusing on the next generation of leading technology companies in communications and computing across Europe and Israel. Alta Berkeley follows a US-style VC model, in that its partners have deep operational experience of successfully launching and managing technology businesses in both the private and public markets and consequently, they take a hands-on approach with their portfolio companies. Alta Berkeley has raised and invested six funds since 1982, providing superior returns for institutional investors and has been responsible for over 50 exits via acquisition or IPO. The firm is currently investing from its sixth fund. Recent investments include Siliquent Technologies, Frontier Semiconductor, Touch Clarity, Dune Networks, Native Networks, and Synad.
Cisco Investments is a leading strategic investor in technology innovation. Cisco invests globally and partners with entrepreneurs to discover and accelerate disruptive technologies as well as new business models. Cisco Investments currently has an active portfolio of $2B with over 75 direct investments around the world, and we also hold Limited Partner positions in over 35 funds globally.
BDC Venture Capital
BDC Venture Capital is a major venture capital investor in Canada, active at every stage of a company's development cycle, from seed through expansion, with a focus on technology-based businesses that have high growth potential and that are positioned to become dominant players in their markets. BDC Venture Capital has been involved in venture capital since 1975 and has to date invested in more than 400 different companies. It currently manages approximately $500 million in venture capital assets invested in the areas of Life Sciences, Telecommunications, Information Technology, Advanced Technologies and Funds Investments.
GrowthWorks is a recognized leader in venture capital fund management with proven experience in the raising, investing and managing of capital. GrowthWorks™ managed funds, including the Working Opportunity Fund and GrowthWorks WV Funds, have a combined $750 million in assets. GrowthWorks has a team of skilled and knowledgeable investment professionals with a combined 200 years of experience. The investment team has a proven track record of identifying, structuring and negotiating investments in companies in emerging sectors. GrowthWorks is a registered trademark of GrowthWorks Capital Ltd.
IQT is the strategic, not-for-profit investment firm that works to identify, adapt, and deliver innovative technology solutions to support the missions of the U.S. Intelligence Community. Launched in 1999 as a private, independent organization, IQT’s mission is to identify and partner with companies developing cutting-edge technologies that serve the national security interests of the United States. Working from an evolving strategic blueprint defining the Intelligence Community’s critical technology needs, IQT engages with entrepreneurs, growth companies, researchers, and investors to deliver technologies that provide superior capabilities for the CIA and broader Intelligence Community. For more information, visitwww.iqt.org.
Skypoint Capital™ forms and manages venture capital funds that stimulate and leverage the ever-changing telecommunications and information technology sector. Its funds provide early-stage equity capital to new or growing businesses with the potential to become major enterprises. The firm, which currently has US $185 million under management, invests primarily in Canada, but also in the US, Israel and the UK. The members of the Skypoint Capital team have participated in more than 75 technology start-ups in the Ottawa and Montreal regions.
TELUS Ventures is the strategic venture investment arm of TELUS, a leading North American telecommunications firm. We partner with high potential, privately-held companies that offer unique technologies and innovative products that will accelerate growth initiatives within TELUS. Our team drives success for portfolio companies by actively facilitating relationships within TELUS and our network of partners.