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.
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.
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.
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, visit www.iqt.org.
Pender was founded in 2003 and is an independent, employee-owned investment firm located in Vancouver, British Columbia. Our goal is to protect and grow wealth for our investors over time. We have a talented investment team of expert analysts, security selectors and independent thinkers who actively manage our suite of niche investment funds (including Working Opportunity Fund, an investor in Teradici), exploiting inefficient parts of the investing universe to achieve our goal.
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.