North Bridge Venture Partners is an active, bi-coastal, early-stage venture capital firm based in the Boston, Massachusetts and San Mateo, California areas. Our definition of active, early-stage investing is quite simple: more than capital is required to achieve business success. For North Bridge, success is derived through a partnership with entrepreneurs that produces industry leading companies in large emerging markets. Historically, the firm’s partners have played a significant role in organizing, starting, and building successful companies. www.nbvp.com
Highland Capital Partners was founded with the mission of helping great people build great companies. Since its inception in 1988, the firm has taken a sector-focused approach to investing in exceptional communications, consumer, digital media, health care and information technology companies. With more than $3 billion of committed capital and offices in Boston, Silicon Valley, Shanghai and Geneva, Highland has invested in and worked to create such firms as Ask Jeeves, Avid Technology, CheckFree, Conor Medsystems, Continental Cable, lululemon athletica, Lycos, MapQuest, Navic Networks, Ocular Networks, P.A. Semi, Quigo, Starent Networks, Sybase, Telica and VistaPrint. www.hcp.com
DTE Energy Ventures, a subsidiary of DTE Energy, invests in and works with high-potential energy technology companies to develop products and nurture businesses. The subsidiary has invested more than $100 million in energy-related companies and funds, and it is one of the largest Michigan-based venture capital operations. DTE Energy (NYSE: DTE) is a Detroit-based diversified energy company involved in the development and management of energy-related businesses and services nationwide. Its operating units include Detroit Edison, an electric utility serving 2.2 million customers in Southeastern Michigan, MichCon, a natural gas utility serving 1.2 million customers in Michigan and other non-utility, energy businesses focused on power and industrial projects, coal and gas midstream, unconventional gas production and energy trading. Information about DTE Energy is available at www.dteenergy.com.
In-Q-Tel is the strategic, not-for-profit investment firm that works to identify, adapt, and deliver innovative technology solutions to support the mission of the U.S. Intelligence Community. Launched by the CIA in 1999 as a private, independent organization, In-Q-Tel’s mission is to identify and partner with companies developing cutting-edge technologies that serve the national security interests of the United States. In-Q-Tel concentrates on several broad commercial technology areas, including software and infrastructure; security; and biological and physical technologies. To date, In-Q-Tel has engaged with more than 100 companies and delivered more than 140 technology solutions to the Intelligence Community. www.iqt.org
Passport Capital LLC is a San Francisco based, global investment firm founded by John H. Burbank III in 2000. The firm manages approximately $4.7 billion in assets. Passport's investment process uses a combination of macroeconomic analysis to develop major themes and rigorous fundamental research on individual companies to create global portfolios. The firm's investment team focuses on the following areas: Agriculture, Basic Materials, Consumer, Energy, Financial Services, Healthcare, Capital Markets, Internet / Technology, India and Middle East & North Africa. As appropriate, the firm makes available to its investors co-investment opportunities. Passport Capital is a federally registered investment advisor with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission. http://www.passportcapital.com
Novus Energy Partners is a transatlantic investment fund focused on emerging companies in the New Energy industry. The Principals are pioneers in the sector from the US and Europe who have formed, financed and led some of the industry's most successful organizations. http://novusenergypartners.com
Capricorn Investment Group is an independent investment firm that manages approximately $5 billion of capital on behalf of a small number of investors, including Jeff Skoll and the Skoll Foundation. Capricorn's investment process is grounded in comprehensive perspectives on long-term, global trends in energy, agriculture, transportation, healthcare and technology. Capricorn has offices in Palo Alto, California and New York City. http://www.capricornllc.com/