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Blueprint Ventures is a seed- and early-stage venture capital firm focused on IT infrastructure start-ups, including systems, software and components. Located in the San Francisco Bay Area, Blueprint specializes in funding early-stage Corporate IP Spinouts by partnering with high-tech companies to commercialize their intellectual property. The firm targets companies that deliver disruptive technologies to market in a timely, capital-efficient manner. Investments include LANDesk Software, Platform Solutions, Vidient Systems and KeyEye Communications.
CMEA Capital was founded in 1989 and maintains offices in San Francisco and Menlo Park. They invest in both early and late stage science-focused ventures and leverage a strong network of corporate, investment and entrepreneurial relationships on behalf of portfolio companies. Their partners and associates have extensive science, engineering and operational backgrounds, providing us the confidence to look beyond today's technology. We apply our focus on science and teams to our collaborations with entrepreneurs and venture investment partners who dare to change the world, one great company at a time.
Cipio Partners is known as a leading international investment management firm in the secondary direct market. We were founded in June 2003 and are managing several funds of early and later-stage venture capital and mid-market investments worldwide. Our staff is based in Munich, London and San Jose, CA. Our team is comprised of experienced private equity investors and advisors, especially in the IT, communications and media industries, and shares a unique set of skills, resources and expertise in assisting portfolio companies in the value-creation and realization process. Unlike most secondary investors (who take a rather passive approach to managing assets), our style is engaged and actively involved, very much like a top-tier primary investor. Both in acquiring investments, be they single assets or entire portfolios, and in supporting our portfolio companies, we take a disciplined bottom-up approach to value and adhere to an investment philosophy that revolves around credibility, trust and value-added partnership - with vendors, portfolio companies as well as co-investors. Cipio Partners currently has over 50 companies worldwide under management, representing invested capital of several hundred million dollars.
Based in San Francisco, Granite Ventures is an early stage venture capital firm focusing on communications and software investments leveraging their deep specialized knowledge and significant industry and investment expertise. Granite manages over $650 million in committed venture capital including those in dedicated partnerships with Adobe Systems Incorporated and Texas Instruments Incorporated.
Founded in 1993, Trident Capital is a $1.2 billion Tier 1 Venture Fund with a vision to invest in information and business services companies. Business process outsourcing, security and wireless infrastructure and marketing services are the focus of trident Investment today. This focus has resulted in Trident becoming an early investor in Internet companies, including MapQuest and CSG Systems.
Founded in 1987, Walden International has established itself as Tier 1 global venture capital firm. With over US$1.5 billion under management, Walden investments are focused on four key sectors namely, communications, electronics, software & IT Services and semiconductors. Headquartered in San Francisco and with offices around the globe, Walden team of multicultural investment professionals provide the capital, technical expertise, industry knowledge, operating experience and global resources to launch early stage companies into successful businesses.