Bessemer Venture Partners
Bessemer Venture Partners is a private venture capital firm that carries on one of the longest-standing venture capital activities in the United States. In 1911, Henry Phipps established what was to become Bessemer Securities Corporation (BVP’s principal limited partner) as an investment firm for the benefit of his descendants, starting with his share of the proceeds from the sale of Carnegie Steel. Since its inception, a central component of Bessemer Securities’ charter has been to invest in and help build innovative, high-growth companies. Some of the companies that Bessemer helped establish or build in the early days include W. R. Grace, International Paper, and Ingersoll-Rand.
Founded in 2000, BRM Capital is an Israeli venture capital firm focused on seed and early stage companies in the enterprise software, communications technologies and components sectors. The team is made up of seasoned entrepreneurs with a unique skill set, combining extensive investment, technological and entrepreneurial expertise, who are committed to the success of their portfolio companies. With $150 million under management, BRM invests in and cultivates Israeli or Israel-related companies, several of which have enjoyed noteworthy exits, including Whale Communications (acquired by Microsoft), Passave (acquired by PMC-Sierra) and Oplus (acquired by Intel Corporation).
Giza Venture Capital
GizaVC has been at the forefront of Israel’s venture capital industry for more than 20 years, supporting innovative entrepreneurs and helping them to build great businesses. Since its establishment in 1992, GizaVC has placed over $500 million in more than 100 startups and has achieved 35 successful exits. Investing out of its 5th fund, GizaVC is currently one of the most active seed and early stage investors in Israel. GizaVC invests across industries and sectors, leveraging its team’s wealth of expertise and experience in communications, semiconductors, information technology, enterprise software, the life sciences, clean technology and Internet/mobile/media.
JVP is a leading Israeli venture capital firm focusing on investments in early stage companies in the media technologies and enterprise software, semiconductors and innovative materials and communications and networking sectors. With over $680 million under management, and offices in Jerusalem, New York, London, Tokyo and Shanghai, JVP leverages its international presence, vast expertise and substantial capital base to build companies with the potential to shape and dominate global markets.
Pacific Technology Partners
Pacific Technology Partners (PTP) is a private equity firm specializing in buyout and growth capital investments in established technology companies focused on the Japanese market. PTP was founded by Grant Finlayson and Adriaan Ligtenberg with the mission of achieving superior risk-adjusted returns by investing in Japan-centric companies with unrealized potential for significant growth and profitability enhancement. PTP works closely with leading Japanese private equity firms on a cooperative basis, and generally targets equity investments ranging from $10 million to $30 million. In addition, PTP provides strategic consulting services to technology companies and investors in the medical, telecommunications, semiconductor and automotive industries.