HighBar Partners is a private investment firm focused on strategic growth capital investments in enterprise and infrastructure software companies. The firm provides patient, long-term capital to build successful businesses. HighBar is a creative and engaged partner with resources and relationships to assist management teams with financial, strategic, and operational execution. HighBar’s principals have founded, operated, or invested in more than 100 companies in the technology sector.
Sequoia Capital provides venture capital funding to founders of startups who want to turn business ideas into companies. As the “Entrepreneurs Behind the Entrepreneur,” Sequoia Capital’s venture capitalists have worked with innovators such as Steve Jobs of Apple Computer, Larry Ellison of Oracle, Sandy Lerner and Len Bozack of Cisco Systems, and Larry Page and Sergey Brin of Google. Companies funded by Sequoia also include YouTube, Isilon Systems, Aruba Wireless Networks, nVIDIA, and Yahoo!
U.S. Venture Partners has helped build great companies for nearly three decades. Since its inception in 1981, USVP has invested more than $1.8 billion in more than 350 companies. USVP’s partners have worked diligently and consistently with early-stage companies, many of which have become industry leaders.
ATA Ventures is a venture capital firm focused on seeking out early stage private companies that appear to offer above-average prospects for capital growth. With more than $450 million of capital under management, ATA Ventures focuses on information technology (IT) and provides seed capital and early stages of financing to these companies.
Y Combinator developed a new model of startup funding in 2005. Twice a year they invest a small amount of money in a large number of startups. The startups move to Silicon Valley for three months, during which YC works intensively with them to get the company into the best possible shape and refine their pitch to investors. Each cycle culminates in Demo Day, when the startups present to a large audience of investors. But YC doesn’t end on Demo Day. YC and the YC alumni network continue to help founders for the life of their company, and beyond.