Andreessen Horowitz is a venture capital firm that provides seed, venture and growth-stage funding to the best new technology companies. Founded by Marc Andreessen and Ben Horowitz, Andreessen Horowitz helps entrepreneurs become successful CEOs and build important and enduring companies. Its general partners are Marc Andreessen, Ben Horowitz, John O'Farrell, Scott Weiss, Jeff Jordan and Peter Levine, all widely recognized experts in the creation, scaling and operation of high growth technology companies. The firm has $2.7 billion under management across three funds. Among its 150 investments are Airbnb, Apptio, Box, Fab, Facebook, Foursquare, Groupon, Jawbone, Lytro, Pinterest, Silver Tail Systems, Twitter and Zynga. The firm was established in June 2009 and is located in Menlo Park, California.
Built in Chicago is a community of entrepreneurs, engineers, marketers, designers, investors, and academics working hard to create the next big web or mobile business. They are dedicated to connecting, educating and promoting the digital community in the Chicagoland area.
DigitalOcean is simplifying the cloud by providing an infrastructure experience that developers love. Launch an SSD cloud server in 55 seconds and scale your infrastructure with our simple API. Over 550,000 developers deploy their code to DigitalOcean and thousands more are joining every week. We’re a fast-growing New York based cloud provider that puts developers first. Our goal is to create a frictionless experience that enables developers to deploy faster and scale more easily. We’re committed to building a product that is not only used by millions of developers around the world, but loved by them, too.
Foundry Group is a venture capital firm focused on making investments in early-stage information technology, Internet and software startups. Its passion is working alongside entrepreneurs to give birth to new technologies and to build those technologies into industry-leading companies. It's located in Boulder, CO, but they invest in companies across North America. Foundry Group's current venture fund of $225m was launched in October 2010 and is managed by four managing directors.
FullContact is the most powerful fully-connected contact management platform for professionals and enterprises that need to master their contacts and be awesome with people. FullContact’scross-platform suite of Apps and APIs enhance contacts with360-degree insights, while keeping them organized, synchronized,up-to-date, andsafe.
The Glowforge 3D Laser Printer is one of the most successful crowdfunding campaigns in history. Glowforge prints beautiful products out of leather, wood, paper... even chocolate. Glowforge was founded by three serial entrepreneurs with multiple multimillion-dollar exits. We're currently hiring web software engineers, firmware engineers, mechanical engineers, visual designers and more. If you are a crafter, a maker, a builder, a creator, you will be right at home with us.
Impact Engine is an investment fund that empowers entrepreneurs, investors, and mentors to make a positive impact on society. Through financial and human capital, we help for-profit businesses address the world’s greatest social and environmental challenges.
OpenView, the expansion stage venture firm, helps build software companies into market leaders. Through our Expansion Platform, we help companies hire the best talent, acquire and retain the right customers, and partner with industry leaders so they can dominate their markets. Our focus on the expansion stage makes us uniquely suited to provide truly tailored operational support to our portfolio companies. Learn more about OpenView at openviewpartners.com.
Scott Maxwell, Carlie Smith, Adam Marcus
We help people achieve their best through deliberate practice. Through our unique approach to deliberate practice, we develop software platforms that connect creators, instructors, and performers allowing them to publish, teach and train using the proven principles of deliberate practice: set a specific goal, get expert instruction, perform focused practice and receive immediate feedback. This shared approach is the common thread connecting our brands: MakeMusic, Alfred Music, TrainingPeaks, TrainHeroic, and Best Bike Split.
Prime, a digital health integrator, accelerates the development and implementation of digital health technologies to enhance access, improve patient experience and clinical outcomes and reduce healthcare costs. Unlike organizations focused on the creation and "acceleration" segments of the product development value chain, Prime functions as an integrator, connector, and community builder for the digital health community. Prime delivers competitive advantage for our ecosystem by identifying digital health companies and evaluating their solutions to accelerate ecosystem connection and adoption.