Investor Partners

Plug and Play Tech Center has established partnerships with top-tier venture capital companies such as Norwest Venture Partners, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Sequoia Capital, Menlo Ventures, Battery V Foundation Capital and Accel Partners.

These relationships offer a win-win relationship for both the startup and the VC community.

For over 25 years, Accel and its entrepreneurs have shared a common vision: be first.
First to see the opportunity, first to define a category, and first to transform the industry.

We partner with entrepreneurs around the world who have unique, breakthrough ideas and the courage to be first.

We invest in a broad range of applied-technology ventures in the Information Technology, Networking Infrastructure and Semiconductor markets. The operations experience, and technical expertise, of ACM's General Partners and Venture Partners is leveraged in our Six Step Structured Navigation Process to help entrepreneurs achieve their business goals. We want to meet you and your team if your technology is:

At Allegis we believe that winning outcomes result from teaming great entrepreneurs with global corporate partners who have recognized brands and established distribution channels. We look for excellence and execution.

For the last 30 years, Alloy has leveraged the operational experience, extensive networks and forward-thinking vision of its partners to help start and build over 200 market-leading companies in fields such as software, semiconductors, mobile, medical devices, diagnostics, and laboratory instrumentation.

Our mission is to partner with and support bright and passionate entrepreneurs who are determined to build great companies by solving large, unmet market needs.

Are you different? Unconventional entrepreneurs create great companies. We partner with entrepreneurs who think differently. Entrepreneurs with a passion for solving big problems. We prefer founder-led, bootstrapped companies with fast-growing usage, revenues or profits. We also fund outstanding entrepreneurs in seed projects. Our areas of expertise include software, digital media, infrastructure, and business services.

We like to get involved early. We are usually the first institutional investor in a company, and our typical initial investment is from $500,000 to $4,000,000. We prefer to take a lead or co-lead position where we can have influence on the Board of Directors as well as outside this formal channel through direct ties to the leadership team.

Applied Ventures, LLC is the venture capital fund of Applied Materials, Inc., (NASDAQ: AMAT), the global leader in nanomanufacturing technology solutions for the electronics industry with a broad portfolio of innovative equipment, service, and software products. At Applied Materials, we apply nanomanufacturing technology to improve the way people live.

Ariva Partners is a new model for early stage venture capital that combines the domain expertise of successful industry executives with the best practices of venture investing in a unique partnership structure. The Ariva model was developed to build lasting companies by enabling each investment partner to focus on their respective areas of expertise and work closely with two to three emerging company opportunities in an active mentorship role.

Asset Management Company is a Silicon Valley venture capital firm. Since 1965, the company has been on the cutting edge, identifying the best ideas and the best people in the information technology and life sciences sectors. Specializing in seed and early stage funding, Asset Management has built a history of being ahead for nearly four decades.

From its inception, August Capital has funded an extraordinary group of entrepreneurs who have built significant, long-term value across the full range of information technologies. The companies that August Capital's partners have backed represent an aggregate market capitalization of well over $250 billion, generate in excess of $75 billion in annual revenue and employ a quarter of a million people around the world.

Founded in 2000, Azure is a San Francisco-based venture capital firm with over $650 million under management. We invest in early stage technology companies that are at the forefront of a transformative opportunity for growth.

Battelle Ventures, L.P., and its affiliate fund, Innovation Valley Partners (IVP), have a combined $255 million under management to create and accelerate the development of early-stage technology companies with breakthrough solutions to key market problems.

We have been fortunate to back some very big thinkers who have also carved their own paths, and we continue to seek out new visionaries every day.

Since 1976, we have invested ten successful funds. We are currently making new investments from our eleventh fund, BAY XI, and follow-on investments from our tenth fund, BAY X. The $285M BAY XI fund was raised January 2006, and as of January 2011, $150M had been invested.

Over the course of its history, investors at the firm formed or funded over 100 startups that grew into independent public companies.

At BlueRun Ventures, our passion is partnership. For the last 10 years, we have worked with our entrepreneurs to build lasting businesses and successful exits in the crossroads of technology, ideas and global markets. In partnership with our entrepreneurs, we have helped to create markets and technology leaders such as PayPal and Widerthan.

We are BlueStream Ventures, a venture capital partnership focused on technology companies in communications, enterprise and infrastructure software, storage and wireless markets. Our collaborative style, unique experience, agility, and extensive network of relationships set us apart.

Blumberg Capital is an early-stage venture firm that works closely with innovative entrepreneurs to build exceptional companies. Our team has over a century of relevant experience collaborating with disruptive technology companies in Software, Digital and Social Media, Mobile and Consumer Internet. Our relevant operational expertise and focused network enables us to be bridge-builders, connecting entrepreneurs with key business, technology, and investor partnerships to drive success.

Raising venture funding without solid customers, revenue and profitability is difficult and can be a sizable distraction. We understand that entrepreneurs cannot afford to lose focus or waste valuable time.

Our team has been involved with building sector-defining businesses in Internet Consumer and Digital Media for over fifteen years. With a network of funds operating out of the United States and Europe, we support our portfolio companies while they leverage the Internet as a seamless platform for international expansion. In 2009, we raised our two latest funds: the North-American BV Capital Fund III as well as the pan-European eVenture Fund I.

Our mission is to build world-class technology companies by providing capital, resources, and guidance to promising and passionate entrepreneurs and their teams.
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Canaan Partners is a global venture capital firm that invests in people who turn visionary ideas into valuable and significant technology & healthcare companies. We were early investors in some of the world’s leading technology companies, including Acme Packet, CommerceOne, DoubleClick and Match.com and as well as healthcare giants Cerexa, Dexcom, Northstar Neuroscience and Peninsula Pharmaceuticals.

Since 1970, Charles River Ventures has helped startups turn their ideas into real, viable businesses. Companies like Cascade, CIENA, ChipCom, NetGenesis, Parametric Technology, Sonus, Speechworks, Stratus Computer, Sybase, Vignette and dozens more have realized stunning success with the backing and support of CRV.
In addition to having one of the longest resumes among venture capital firms, CRV’s investment returns are consistently among the best in our industry.

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