Sapphire Ventures is focused on helping today’s most innovative technology companies become global category-defining leaders. Leveraging nearly two decades of experience and an extensive global enterprise network, Sapphire Ventures invests capital, resources and expertise to enable its portfolio companies to scale rapidly. Whether entrepreneurs sell to businesses, consumers or both, Sapphire Ventures offers a powerful platform for business development and operational excellence to help them accelerate growth. With US$1.4 billion under active management via direct growth investments and an early-stage fund of funds strategy, Sapphire Ventures is uniquely positioned to elevate companies to the global stage. Find us in Palo Alto and London at www.sapphireventures.com. Follow us @sapphirevc.
Spinnaker is a venture capital company, incorporated on 24 April 2001 and registered at the CNMV (National Securities Market Commission) under No. 57, with €25 million of funds under management. Spinnaker concentrates its investments on companies in the media sector which focus on the production, distribution and presentation of all kinds of contents, as well as the generation of application technologies for the sector ( Enabling Technologies sectors). The targeted companies may be in any possible phase of development ( early stage, expansion, build-up and buyout) from the beginning of the project to its maturity.
Spinnaker is present in the global operations of its target sector, and its investments are aimed at companies which show that they are capable of adding value to the media sector chain. Riva y García’s Venture Capital/Private Equity team is responsible for management of the fund, with several internal and external advice committees, trained by sector experts and professionals with extensive experience in the company management field. The investors in the fund include both institutional and private investors, and family groups.
In December 2001, the EIF (European Investment Fund) decided to enter the company as an investor, contributing a third of the funds and thereby becoming the leading shareholder. Subsequently, other representative shareholders have entered the company, such as the Institut Català de Finances Holding and Telefónica.
Vulcan Capital is the multi‐billion dollar investment arm of Vulcan Inc., the company founded by Paul G. Allen to manage his philanthropic and business endeavors. The firm invests across all stages of corporate development including venture capital, growth equity and leveraged buyouts as well as investing in public equities and other liquid asset classes. Vulcan Capital’s current portfolio spans a range of industry sectors, including technology, internet, mobile, life sciences, energy and natural resources, media and communications, and financial and information services. This investment was made from Vulcan’s new Silicon Valley based growth equity fund which is focused on making investments ranging from $10‐$100 million into leading internet and technology companies, including mid‐ to late‐stage venture capital, recaps, growth buyouts and strategic public market block investments.
Industry Ventures LLC
Industry Ventures is a leading investment firm that focuses on venture capital. The firm invests directly in venture backed companies through secondaries and co-investments as well as indirectly through LP interest secondaries and primary commitments to early stage venture funds. Founded in 2000, the firm manages over $1.75 billion of institutional capital and is headquartered in San Francisco with an office in Washington, D.C.
Adams Street Partners
Adams Street Partners, based in Chicago and with over $25 billion under management, is widely regarded as one of the most experienced and respected firms in the private equity industry.
Balderton Capital is the leading venture investor in the EU. It has a track record of helping entrepreneurs build substantial businesses – with more $250m+ exits in the past five years than any other European venture firm. They have backed over 100 entrepreneurs in the last decade, and continue to look for outstanding entrepreneurs who share the passion for disrupting large markets and building long-lasting, great companies. They invest early stage, but, with nearly $2 billion of committed capital, they have the resources to support companies for the long term. Their partners have founded and grown companies from one to thousands of employees; and they bring that real-world company-building experience, as well as their extensive network of relationships across multiple industries and continents, to the entrepreneurs they partner with. Balderton was founded in 2000 by Benchmark Capital, the leading US venture firm. In 2007 Balderton formally became independent, although Balderton maintain close ties with their Silicon Valley sibling.
Nauta Capital, founded in 2004, is a Venture Capital firm specilized in early stage technology companies. Investment targets are companies mainly in 3 verticals: Mobility/wireless, Enterprise software/security, and ecommerce/Internet, have strong growth potential and a vocation to develop international markets. Nauta has $230 million under management and invests in Western Europe and the USA. Nauta invests mainly in seed, series A and B compnies, and up to $10M over the whole life of a company. Nauta has offices in Barcelona (Spain), Boston, MA (USA), and London (UK).