Bessemer Venture Partners (BVP) is a global venture capital firm with offices in Silicon Valley, Cambridge, Mass., New York, Mumbai and Herzliya, Israel. One of the oldest venture capital practices in the United States, BVP has partnered as an active, hands-on investor in Ciena, LinkedIn, Celtel, Blue Nile, Skype, Staples, VeriSign and Yelp. More than 100 BVP-funded companies have gone public on exchanges in Canada, India, the U.K. and the United States.
Felicis Ventures is an active angel investment fund with a focus on early stage, consumer internet and mobile start-ups. Founded by Aydin Senkut, Felicis Ventures has helped launch companies such as Aardvark (acquired by Google), Brightroll, Disqus, Erply, Imageshack, Inkling, Justin.tv, Meraki, Mint (acquired by Intuit), Mochi Media (acquired by Shanda Games), Outright, Posterous, Powerset (acquired by Microsoft), Plusmo (acquired by AT&T), Practice Fusion, RichRelevance, Sendori (acquired by IAC), Tapulous (acquired by Disney), and Yume Networks.
Headed by Mitchell Kapor, Kapor Capital invests in seed and early stage startups whose success in business generates positive social impact. Portfolio companies include AppJet (acquired by Google), bit.ly, CubeTree (acquired by SuccessFactors), Dapper (acquired by Yahoo), Hipster, Optimizely, Posterous, The Fridge, Twilio, Uber, and more.
Khosla Ventures is a venture capital firm run by people who listen to, analyze, and advise entrepreneurs. Khosla Ventures focus on next-generation energy projects, new materials, mobility, the Internet and silicon technology. Khosla Ventures was established in 2004 by Vinod Khosla, who helped turn a computer science project into Sun Microsystems, a multibillion-dollar phenomenon. Porfolio Companies include Square, Ness (aquired by OpenTable), Rockmelt (aquired by Yahoo!), Indiegogo, Bitly, and Nutanix.
Sequoia Capital provides venture capital funding to founders of startups who want to turn business ideas into enduring companies. As the "Entrepreneurs Behind the Entrepreneurs," Sequoia Capital's Partners have worked with innovators such as Steve Jobs of Apple Computer, Larry Ellison of Oracle, Bob Swanson of Linear Technology, Sandy Lerner and Len Bozack of Cisco Systems, Dan Warmenhoven of NetApp, Jerry Yang and David Filo of Yahoo!, Jen-Hsun Huang of NVIDIA, Michael Marks of Flextronics, Larry Page and Sergey Brin of Google, Chad Hurley and Steve Chen of YouTube, Dominic Orr and Keerti Melkote of Aruba Networks, Jonathan Kaplan of Pure Digital, Tony Hsieh of Zappos, Omar Hamoui of AdMob, and Steve Streit of Green Dot.
Founded by Ron Conway and David Lee, SV Angel provides mentoring, business development, early and later-stage fund raising, M&A, and stategic advice to companies. Such companies include Airbnb, BuzzFeed, Swipely, Formspring, EventBrite, GroupMe, StumbleUpon, Flipboard, CourseHero and more.