Ignition Partners is a premier venture capital firm focused on investments in software and communications technology, with a particular emphasis in enterprise and consumer facing software and services, telecommunications, and network infrastructure. Ignition brings together an unparalleled combination of domain focus, technical expertise, and operational experience. Ignition’s partners are proven business leaders who have built some of the world’s most successful businesses of the last two decades, including Microsoft Windows, McCaw Cellular Communications, AT&T Wireless, and Microsoft’s enterprise business. The VC’s founders are also credited with leading McCaw’s entry into wireless and Microsoft’s Internet turnaround. www.ignitionpartners.com.
M/C Partners is a venture capital firm focused exclusively on the communications, media, and information technology sectors. The firm has invested over $1.8 billion into nearly 80 companies in those sectors. Companies the firm has backed include MetroPCS, Cavalier Telephone, TeleCorp PCS, Triad Cellular, Crowley Cellular, and Brooks Fiber. The firm has strong institutional backing from the nation’s leading pension funds and endowments as well as a long track record of success. M/C Partners has offices in Boston and San Francisco. www.mcpartners.com.
Key Venture Partners invests growth equity and expansion capital in revenue generating companies with capital efficient business models. Our investment focus includes software, communications, information services and IT-enabled services sectors. Our investment criteria screen for companies that have products and services addressing proven markets and are already generating revenue, a stable business model, a rational competitor structure, a logical path to profitability or are already profitable, and a quantifiable value proposition to customers. KVP is based in Waltham, MA and currently has $175 million under management. www.keyvp.com.
Trilogy Equity Partners was founded by successful veterans of the wireless industry, including the executive team that founded Western Wireless and VoiceStream. Trilogy’s partners have started new companies in emerging industries and have built enduring businesses across four continents. Trilogy’s portfolio companies benefit from its operational expertise and its global network of relationships in addition to its financial investment. www.trilogypartnership.com.
Crescendo Ventures is a global venture capital firm that provides early-stage funding and growth resources to high-potential companies in the digital and enterprise infrastructure markets. By collaborating with entrepreneurial teams to grow market-leading companies, Crescendo Ventures uses its industry expertise, team-based development model and global network to help high-growth companies achieve their full potential. Founded in 1993, Crescendo Ventures manages more than $1 billion from its headquarters in Palo Alto, California. www.crescendoventures.com.
Dolphin Equity Partners, L.P. founded in 1998, specializes in investing in emerging media and marketing services, enterprise services, technology and communications. Dolphin helps shape the future of these emerging segments by investing in market-leading companies with world-class management teams. As a trusted advisor and partner, Dolphin looks to build sustainable value in its portfolio companies through the strategic and operational guidance it provides to management. Located in New York City, Dolphin currently manages over $340 million in capital. www.dolphinequity.com
ABRY Partners is one of the most experienced and successful media, communications, business and information services focused private equity investment firms in North America. ABRY invests in high quality companies and partner with management to help build their businesses. Since its founding, ABRY has completed over $27.0 billion of leveraged transactions and other private equity, mezzanine or preferred equity placements, representing investments in approximately 450 properties. www.abry.com