Adams Street Partners, is one of the largest managers of private equity investments in the world and has one of the longest histories. Together with its predecessor organizations, Adams Street Partners has been investing in private equity partnerships since 1979, managing direct investments in private equity since 1972 and is credited with establishing the first private equity fund of funds for institutional investors. The Firm currently has 100+ employees and $19.5 billion of assets under management. Adams Street Partners has offices in Chicago, London, Menlo Park and Singapore.
Adams Street Partners offers its clients an annual subscription program that combines partnership, direct and secondary investments in U.S., Non-U.S. and Global strategies. Adams Street Partners has made over 500 partnership fund investments since 1979 and over 230 direct investments since 1972. In addition, Adams Street Partners co-invests in growth equity and buyout transactions.
Founded in 1986, Trinity Ventures, a boutique firm, partners with passionate entrepreneurs to transform revolutionary ideas into reality. With over $1 billion under management, Trinity Ventures was founded on the principle of personal engagement and mutual respect with the entrepreneurs we fund. Trinity Ventures focuses on early stage technology ventures with a particular emphasis on digital media, Internet services, mobility, security and software markets.
Trinity Ventures has invested in more than 100 ventures, including such leading companies as Affinity Labs (acquired by Monster.com), Aruba Networks (ARUN), Bix (acquired by Yahoo!: YHOO), Blue Nile (NILE), Crescendo Communications (acquired by Cisco: CSCO), Extreme Networks (EXTR), Forte Software (FRTE), IntruVert Networks (acquired by Network Associates: NWK), LoopNet (LOOP), Modulus Video (acquired by Motorola: MOT), Network Alchemy (acquired by Nokia: NOK), Photobucket (acquired by News Corporation: NWS), SciQuest, Speedera Networks (acquired by Akamai Technologies: AKAM), Starbucks (SBUX), Sygate Technologies (acquired by Symantec: SYMC) and Wall Data (WALL).
Founded in 1989, Crosslink Capital is a leading stage-independent venture capital and growth equity firm with over $1.5 billion in capital under management. Crosslink was among the first and largest investment firms in the U.S. to integrate public and private technology investing. This strategy allows Crosslink to partner with its portfolio companies on a long-term basis. With more than 20 years behind it, Crosslink Capital has invested in over 90 private equity portfolio companies, including Ancestry.com (Nasdaq: ACOM), Miller Heiman, Omniture (acquired by Adobe Systems), Pandora, SeaMicro, Twin Creeks Technologies, Virage Logic (Nasdaq: VIRL), and Yipes (acquired by Reliance Communications).
DFJ Esprit is a leading cross-stage venture capital firm that invests in European technology companies. Members of the DFJ Esprit team have been active in technology investing for three decades. They have experience of investing in over 200 companies, generating strong returns for investors through building valuable global companies alongside founders and management teams.
The DFJ Esprit partners have invested and helped build many of Europe's most successful venture companies of recent years, including LOVEFiLM, Apatech, Buy.at, Alphamosaic, KVS, CSR, Blackspider and Domantis. DFJ Esprit is the exclusive European partner for Silicon Valley based Draper Fisher Jurvetson (DFJ) Global Network of venture funds. DFJ Esprit invests across Europe and has partners located in London, Cambridge, Dublin, Helsinki and Paris.