For nearly 25 years, Accel Partners has been dedicated to supporting entrepreneurs who possess the courage and insight to create unique, category-defining companies. These entrepreneurs do more than follow market trends, they lead fundamental industry transformations. With over $3B under management and through our partnership with IDG, Accel made early-stage investments in companies that have sparked some of the most significant transformations in digital media and information technology. Those companies include RealNetworks, Macromedia, Facebook, BitTorrent, MetroPCS, Riverbed, Veritas Software, UUNet, Foundry Networks, Walmart.com, and many others.
Columbia Partners Private Capital is the private investment group of Columbia Partners, L.L.C. Investment Management. Columbia Partners invests in privately held, institutionally backed, growth companies in select industries along with investments in select funds. The Columbia Partners team has decades of collective private investment, transactional, and operational experience, and currently manages over $400 million in investments across several portfolio companies and funds.
Greycroft Partners is a leading early stage venture capital firm focused on investments in digital media. With offices in the two media capitals of the world – New York and Los Angeles – Greycroft is uniquely positioned to serve entrepreneurs who have chosen us as their partners. Greycroft leverages an extensive network of media and technology industry connections to help entrepreneurs gain visibility, build strategic relationships, successfully bring their products to market, and build successful businesses. Greycroft manages $400MM and has made over 75 investments in leading companies including Babble, Buddy Media, Collective, Huffington Post, Klout, M5 Networks, Maker Studios, Paid Content, Pulse, and Trunk Club.
iNovia Capital partners with exceptional entrepreneurs to build successful technology companies in high-growth sectors. The team is comprised of founders, builders and engineers that are passionate about growing market-leading technology companies. Known for a people-first approach to investing and portfolio management, iNovia has $275M under management across three seed and early-stage funds. iNovia’s investment focus lies in Digital Media, SaaS, Fintech and Communications. Investments include: AppDirect, Basis Science, Beyond the Rack, Chango, Collective, Lightspeed, Luxury Retreats and Top Hat.
For more information, visit www.iNovia.vc (Twitter: @iNovia.)
Cox Media Group is an integrated broadcasting, publishing, direct marketing, and digital media company that includes the national advertising rep firms of CoxReps. Additionally, CMG owns Cox Target Media, which operates Valpak, one of North America’s leading direct marketing companies, and Savings.com, a leading online source for savings. The company’s operations currently include 14 broadcast television stations and one local cable channel, 57 radio stations, eight daily newspapers and more than a dozen non-daily publications, and more than 100 digital services. CMG currently operates in more than 20 media markets and reaches approximately 52 million Americans weekly, including more than 30 million TV viewers, more than 4 million print and online newspaper readers, and 14 million radio listeners.
Samsung Venture Investment Corporation manages investment and investment-related activities for Samsung affiliate companies. The investment mandate for Samsung Venture Investment Corporation tracks closely to the strategic priorities of Samsung affiliate companies’ core operating divisions, and encompasses investments in semiconductors, displays, telecommunications, and consumer electronics.