Coatue is a privately owned hedge fund sponsor. The firm invests in the public equity markets globally focusing on investments in technology, media and telecommunications in addition to other sectors. It employs long/short strategy to make its investments. Coatue was founded in 1999 and is based in New York City.
Tiger Global Management, LLC is an investment firm that deploys capital globally and seeks to earn superior risk-adjusted returns for its investors over the long term. The firm’s investments focus primarily on the global Internet, technology, telecom, media, consumer and industrial sectors. The private equity strategy has a ten-year investment horizon and targets growth-oriented private companies. Tiger Global was founded in 2001 and is based in New York with affiliate offices in Hong Kong, Singapore, Bangalore and Melbourne.
Battery Ventures strives to invest in cutting-edge, category-defining businesses in markets including software and services, Web infrastructure, consumer Internet, mobile and industrial technologies. Founded in 1983, the firm backs companies at stages ranging from seed to private equity and invests globally from offices in Boston, the San Francisco Bay Area, Tel Aviv, London and New York. Find a full list of Battery’s portfolio companies here.
Redpoint has partnered with visionary founders to create new markets and redefine existing ones since 1999. The firm invests in startups across seed, early and growth phases and is proud to have backed over 500 companies with 155 IPOs and M+As, including 2U, Duo Security, HomeAway, Heroku, Netflix, PureStorage, Twilio and Zendesk. Redpoint manages $4 billion across multiple funds and have locations in Menlo Park, San Francisco, Beijing and Shanghai.
Canaan Partners is a private equity, venture capital firm specializing in buyout investments in all stages of development, seed financings, start-ups, growth and early stage investments, typically Series A and B financings. It typically invests in technology and healthcare sectors. The firm seeks to invest globally with a focus on Asia including Israel, and United States. Canaan Partners was founded in 1987 and is based in Menlo Park, California with additional offices in San Francisco, California; Westport, Connecticut; and New York City, New York.
boldstart is a New York-based venture capital firm that backs ambitious and technical entrepreneurs with the desire to build enduring enterprise companies. As First Check investors, they support founders from inception with a relationship built on care, respect and a pursuit of excellence. Founded in 2010, boldstart is a team of passionate company builders with decades of investing and entrepreneurial experience. They support their portfolio with a curated network of Fortune 500 CXOs that are open to learning about and procuring the latest in enterprise tech, as well as advising on market trends. Best of all, boldstart’s team and portfolio of industry leaders including BigID, Kustomer, Snyk, Manifold, Security Scorecard, and FortressIQ work together as a supportive ecosystem to create value and drive success.
Social Leverage is a partnership that invests in exceptional entrepreneurs. Their firm partners with promising technology companies, bringing their own entrepreneurial expertise, relationships, and marketing experience to the fore. Their team is made up of serial entrepreneurs who have previously founded several successful consumer and enterprise companies. Social Leverage knows what it’s like to be a founder, and partner early to help entrepreneurs turn their visions into successful ventures.
Plug and Play’s core objective is to catalyze technological advancement. Over the past 12 years, the firm has built the largest innovation platform on the planet, bringing together startups, investors, and blue chip corporations. They are now active in 22 locations globally, including the U.S., China, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Singapore, Indonesia, and Mexico. Plug and Play’s team members are experts in facilitating meaningful introductions, investing in startups, and bringing together key stakeholders into one world-changing network. Since inception, their startup community has raised over $6 billion in venture funding and they continue to make over 160 investments worldwide every year.
Some of Plug and Play’s success stories include: Dropbox, PayPal (acq’d by eBay), Lending Club (NYSE: LC), NatureBox, SoundHound, Zoosk, Matcha (acq’d by Apple), VentureBeat, FiscalNote, CreditSesame, Api.ai (acq’d by Google), Milo (acq’d by eBay), AddThis (acq’d by Oracle), Baarzo (acq’d by Google), ChangeTip (acq’d by Airbnb), Danger (acq’d by Microsoft), Ellie Mae (NYSE: ELLI), Vudu (acq’d by Walmart).
BoxGroup’s goal is to be in the first conversation and invest at the earliest stage. BoxGroup supports companies based on conviction in the team. They believe in “founder market fit” – the concept that certain teams are able to unlock specific markets. This is the first step to get to “product market fit.” Ideas tend not to be equal opportunity which means that it requires the right team to bring a vision to life.
The firm hopes technology can be a catalyst for positive change and progress. BoxGroup looks for entrepreneurs working at the beginning of movements in existing markets or new markets yet to be created.
Cisco Investments set the standard of what it means to be a founder-friendly, collaborative, and value-creating strategic investor. For over three decades, the Cisco Investments team has made hundreds of direct investments in high-growth technology startups. They are domain experts with responsibility for both investments and M&A. And they’ve built a strong reputation for predicting market transitions and fostering global innovation.
Their portfolio companies constantly push the boundaries of technology—Data Center, IoT, Enterprise Networking, Security, Big Data and Analytics—transforming businesses all over the world. The firm invests $200 to $300 million annually, from Series A to late stage growth investments, with over 120+ active portfolio companies and 45+ LP funds all over the world.