About Draper Fisher Jurvetson Gotham Ventures
Draper Fisher Jurvetson Gotham Ventures is an early-stage information technology venture capital firm with approximately $100 million of capital under management, focused on investment opportunities in New York and the surrounding regions. The fund is managed by Ross H. Goldstein and Daniel J. Schultz, and is an affiliate fund of Draper Fisher Jurvetson, a leading venture capital firm in Silicon Valley.
About Draper Fisher Jurvetson New England
Based in Cambridge, MA, DFJ New England is an early-stage venture capital firm, providing expert counsel and financing to emerging companies that display the promise of significant growth and value creation. DFJ New England is the New England affiliate of Draper Fisher Jurvetson, a top-tier Silicon Valley venture fund known for visionary early-stage investment. DFJ New England invests in information technology companies, with emphasis on enterprise software and the building block technologies for computing and communications. It brings to bear both the long experience of its principals and the extensive resources of the DFJ network to help portfolio companies make key decisions and secure customers, partners, executives, and later round financing.
About First Analysis
First Analysis is a leading private growth-equity investor. It has one of the longest records (20 years) in private capital investing. It has invested over $572 million, has created over $1.38 billion in fund liquidations, and has over $190 million in active portfolio investments and over $100 million to invest in new portfolio companies. First Analysis focuses on its three sectors of expertise: chemistry-enabled businesses, outsourced services, and information technology, investing for expansion and growth in small and mid-size companies with established business models, high internal growth rates, and large-market leadership potential. Its goal is to help these companies establish highly profitable leadership positions in their markets.
About Harris & Harris Group, Inc.
Harris & Harris Group, Inc., is a publicly-traded (NASDAQ: TINY) venture capital company that now makes initial investments exclusively in tiny technology, including nanotechnology, microsystems and microelectromechanical systems (MEMS). The Company’s last 22 initial private equity investments have been in tiny-technology enabled companies.
About Itochu Corporation
ITOCHU Corporation (www.itochu.co.jp) is one of Japan’s leading trading companies and is engaged in a wide variety of businesses, including textiles, machinery, aerospace, information technology, multimedia, metals, energy, chemicals, forest products, food, retail, and financial services. ITOCHU maintains over 140 offices around the world and owns over 650 subsidiaries and affiliates. ITOCHU aims to build new profit-making strategies and add new functions in order to become more global, and to foster businesses in new fields.
About Masters Capital Nanotechnology, LLC
Masters Capital Nanotechnology, LLC is a newly-formed fund organized by Masters Capital Management, the manager of a family of hedge funds. Masters Capital Nanotechnology, LLC focuses on investing in companies employing nanotechnology-enabled solutions across a wide spectrum of products and applications.
About Morgenthaler Ventures
Morgenthaler Ventures, a leading venture capital and buyout firm, was founded in 1968. The firm focuses on early-stage technology investments as well as middle-market management buyouts. It has funded over 180 companies in its 33-year history, including two of the last decade’s highest-performing IPOs: Microchip Technology (1993) and Premisys Communications (1995). Current representative portfolio investments in communications include optical and wireless components companies such as Agility Communications, Lightwave Microsystems, and Peregrine Semiconductor, as well as systems companies such as Catena Networks and TimesTen. With its new $850-million fund raised earlier this year, the firm has a total of just under $2.0 billion under management.
About Nanostart AG
Nanostart AG is one of the leading investors in the nanotechnology area. The company's two activity areas focus on investments in dynamically growing nanotechnology companies and advisory services to companies from the finance industry on investments in the nanotechnology sector. As a nanotechnology investment company and sub-advisor for the DAC Nanotech-Fonds (ISIN LU0172295247), the company offers a unique profile in the global finance scene. For additional information about Nanostart, visit www.nanostart.de.
About U.S. Trust’s Excelsior Venture Partners III
LLC Excelsior Venture Partners III, L.L.C, is the newest private equity fund managed by the Private Equity Division of U.S. Trust. The fund was raised in May 2001 with an investment focus on information technology, communications, life sciences, and information services. The Private Equity Division manages two other funds: UST Private Equity Investors Fund, Inc., and Excelsior Private Equity Fund II, Inc. The Division manages $400 million across all three funds.
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