Hummer Winblad Venture Partners was founded in 1989 as the first venture capital fund to invest exclusively in software companies. Through our history, we’ve had the opportunity to invest in the pioneers and leaders of several generations of software applications, architectures, delivery methods and business models.
Over the past two decades, Lightspeed has backed more than 200 companies, many of which have become leaders in their respective industries. We are currently investing out of Lightspeed IX, a $675 million fund focused on early and expansion stage investments in the consumer, enterprise technology and cleantech markets. Our team invests in the U.S. and internationally, with investment professionals and advisors in Silicon Valley, India, Israel, and China with Lightspeed China Partners.
Morgenthaler Ventures is a premier venture capital firm, dedicated to helping entrepreneurs build valuable companies for more than 40 years. We have invested in approximately 300 companies in the information technology and life science sectors. Past and present portfolio companies in the IT space include: Siri, Evernote, Lending Club, Adara, MuleSoft, Rhythm NewMedia, Wize Commerce (NexTag), Nominum, NuoDB, PeopleMatter, Voltage Security, JasperSoft, OneChip and Apple.
New Enterprise Associates, Inc. (NEA) is a leading venture capital firm focused on helping entrepreneurs build transformational businesses across multiple stages, sectors and geographies. With more than $13 billion in committed capital, NEA invests in information technology, healthcare and energy technology companies at all stages in a company’s lifecycle, from seed stage through IPO. The firm's long track record includes more than 175 portfolio company IPOs and more than 290 acquisitions.
Founded in 1999, salesforce.com is the enterprise cloud computing leader. Salesforce.com’s social and mobile cloud technologies enable companies to transform into customer companies by connecting with their customers, employees, partners and products in entirely new ways. Based on salesforce.com's real-time, multitenant architecture, the company's apps and platform revolutionize the way companies sell, service, market and innovate.
SAP Ventures is a leading investment firm that seeks to partner with outstanding entrepreneurs and venture firms worldwide to build industry-leading businesses. The SAP Ventures team has experience investing in primary partnerships and direct opportunities. We are an independent manager affiliated with SAP AG, the leading global enterprise software company, and leverage our relationship with SAP AG and its ecosystem for the benefit of our portfolio companies and underlying fund managers. Our goal is to generate superior financial returns, and our corporate partner also benefits from the exposure to innovative and disruptive companies and trends.