Baird Capital, the U.S.-based venture capital fund of Baird Private Equity, makes venture capital investments in early and expansion stage business services and life sciences companies. Baird Capital leverages its in-depth sector knowledge, experienced investment team and network of relationships to serve as a value-added partner for its portfolio companies. Baird Capital and its affiliates have raised and managed over $2.8 billion in capital and invested in more than 250 companies since the 1980s.
EPIC Ventures is a premier early stage software and Internet infrastructure venture firm whose mission is to back entrepreneurs and companies positioned to lead the information economy of tomorrow. We bring the collective operational and financial experience of our partnership, our world class advisors, and our extensive network of technology industry contacts to engage and ensure our portfolio’s success. Headquartered in Salt Lake City, EPIC Ventures was originally founded by Zions Bank and is a Partner Fund in the DFJ Global Network.
I2A is a Seed/Early Stage Venture Capital Fund focused on catalyzing and partnering with the next wave of successful entrepreneurial companies in the Illinois region. I2A was co-founded and launched by many of Chicago’s most prominent business leaders and entities. These leaders of their respective industries have not only invested in I2A but also are committed to helping I2A’s portfolio companies with their collective expertise and networks.
Pritzker Group Venture Capital, formerly New World Ventures, helps entrepreneurs build market-leading technology companies at every stage of their growth. Since our founding in 1996, our firm has worked side-by-side with entrepreneurs at more than 100 companies, building partnerships based on trust and integrity. Our proprietary capital structure allows for tremendous flexibility, and our experienced team of investment professionals and entrepreneurs offers companies a vast network of strategic relationships and guidance. Successful exits in recent years include Fleetmatics (NYSE: FLTX), SinglePlatform (acquired by Constant Contact), Zinch (acquired by Chegg), Playdom (acquired by Disney), LeftHand Networks (acquired by Hewlett-Packard), and TicketsNow (acquired by Ticketmaster).
TomorrowVentures is a seed and early-stage venture capital firm focused on developing innovative ideas that have the power to change the way we live, interact, and thrive. Founded in 2009 with a unique approach to venture capital and an extensive, diverse base of experience and expertise, TomorrowVentures adds value far beyond capital. The firm’s goal is to grow companies capable of transforming technology, lifestyle and philanthropy. TomorrowVentures is headquartered in Palo Alto, California and has an office in Denver, Colorado.
Yahoo! JAPAN, operated by Yahoo Japan Corporation, is a leading Internet brand and one of the most trafficked Internet destinations in Japan. Yahoo! JAPAN seeks to provide online products and services essential to users’ lives, and offers a full range of tools and marketing solutions for businesses to connect with Internet users in Japan. Yahoo! JAPAN is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.