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Acadia Woods Partners
American River Ventures
American River VenturesAmerican River Ventures (ARV) is an early-stagetechnology venture capital firm started by and for entrepreneurs passionate about starting great companies. It uses its broad range of expertise and relationships to help build start-up companies located in high-growth, underserved technology markets throughout the Western U.S.. The members of the ARV investment team have been founders, executives or investors in over 70 early-stage companies, from developing initial products to growing those companies into profitable businesses. Located in Sacramento, California, ARV has over $100 million under management and a portfolio that includes companies in the following sectors: communications, data storage, display technology, semiconductors, software, and wireless. For more information, please visit www.arventures.com or call 916-780-2828.
Arkian is an established leader in the supply and sourcing of advanced semi-conductors, electronic components and network infrastructure to major Korean manufacturers & telecommunications OEMs.
Bluprint Ventures
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 AirTight, LANDesk Software, Live Scribe, and Spectr Sensors.
Chart Venture Partners
DoCoMo Capital, Inc.
Based in Palo Alto, California, DoCoMo Capital, Inc. is a wholly owned U.S. subsidiary of NTT DoCoMo, Inc. (NYSE:DCM), the leading mobile communication company based in Japan. The Japanese mobile phone market is quite outstanding in its rigorous demands for new features while at the same time, highly intensive market competition continues to increase. For more than ten years NTT DoCoMo has been perceived as the leading mobile network operator in the competitive market by continuously offering new, disruptive technologies and services such as i-mode®, i-Appli®, FOMA® (3G), and integrated Felica® mobile handsets.Working closely with NTT DoCoMo's business and R&D divisions, DoCoMo Capital is in charge of NTT DoCoMo's early to middle stage venture investments in mobile communications related start-up companies predominantly in the United States.
Hotung Capital Management Inc.
Hotung Capital Management Inc. based in California’s Silicon Valley, specializes in developing inter-regional geographic cooperation by identifying investment opportunities with high-potential startups in key product areas. It is part of Hotung Group, one of the top venture capital firms based in Taipei, Taiwan.
In-Q-Tel is a private, independent, enterprise funded by the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency. Launched in 1999, In-Q-Tel's mission is to identify and invest in companies developing cutting-edge technologies that serve United States national security interests. Working from an evolving strategic blueprint that defines the CIA's critical technology needs, In-Q-Tel engages with entrepreneurs, established companies, researchers and venture capitalists to deliver technologies that pay out in superior intelligence capabilities for the CIA and the larger Intelligence Community.
L Capital Partners
L Capital Partners helps entrepreneurs grow their new ventures into scalable and profitable businesses. We provide financing and expertise to fast growing companies in the fields of healthcare, security & defense, energy & environment, and information technology. As a mid-size fund, with $165 million of capital under management, we both lead and make follow-on investments as well as serving as co-investors in high quality syndicate deals. Our investments typically range from $1 million to $5 million per financing round. The team at L Capital brings together its experience as successful technology company CEO’s, operating managers of large healthcare companies, corporate venture capitalists, and oversight of international financial service operations. This unique combination of business experience and domain expertise helps entrepreneurs build companies to become high value, sustainable businesses.
Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd. (Murata) is an electronic equipment company. The company develops, manufactures and sells electronic parts and related products. Its product portfolio includes piezoelectric components, capacitors, microwave devices, module products and other products. It is also engaged in the provision of staff welfare benefits, staffing services, education training programs, leasing and management of real estate, as well as the maintenance and cleaning of facilities. The company operates principally in Asia, Europe and North America.
Paladin Capital Group
Founded in 2001 and headquartered in Washington, D.C., Paladin Capital Group is a leading multi-stage private equity firm providing capital for growing companies focused on commercial and government markets, and offering products, services and technologies that address homeland security needs and enhance critical infrastructure world wide. Paladin has over $980 million under management across multiple funds and 35 portfolio companies. Importantly, the fund's leadership is comprised of individuals with a proven track record of financial expertise, national security experience and specialized technical competence.
Shepherd Ventures
Shepherd Ventures is an SBIC (Small Business Investment Company) venture capital fund whose mission is to generate significant capital appreciation through First and Later Stage investments in high technology growth companies. Focusing on opportunities in information technology and life sciences, Shepherds team of Managing Directors, Venture Partners and Advisors is comprised of seasoned venture capitalists, successful entrepreneurs and senior-level operating executives. Shepherd Ventures is located in San Diego, CA, part of Southern California's Tech Coast.
The Tech Coast Angels (TCA)
Tech Cost Angels invest in early-stage technology and life science companies in Southern California and assist in accelerating them to market leadership. TCA members provide seed and early-stage capital in the range of $250K-$2M, an investment range not generally served by VCs. Since 1997 our members have invested over $120 million in more than 200 Southern California companies, together with over $1 billion from venture capital co-investors.