Andreessen Horowitz backs bold entrepreneurs who move fast, think big and are committed to building the next major franchises in technology. Founded by Marc Andreessen and Ben Horowitz, we provide entrepreneurs with access to our deep expertise and insights in innovation, business development, market intelligence, executive and technical talent, and marketing and brand building. Find us in Menlo Park, Calif., and at www.a16z.com.
Lightspeed Venture Partners is an early stage venture capital firm focused on accelerating disruptive innovations and trends in the Enterprise and Consumer sectors. Over the past two decades, the Lightspeed team has backed and helped build more than 250 companies globally, many of which have become market leaders. The Firm currently manages over $4 billion of committed capital and is currently investing out of Lightspeed X, a $635 million fund and Lightspeed Select, a $430 million fund. Our team invests in the U.S. and internationally, with investment professionals and advisors in Silicon Valley and Israel as well as in India with Lightspeed India Partners and China with Lightspeed China Partners.Find us in Menlo Park, Calif., and at www.lsvp.com.
Sequoia Capital is a venture capital firm specializing in seed stage, early stage, and growth stage investments. The firm invests in all sectors with a focus on energy, financial services, healthcare services, internet, mobile, outsourcing and technology. Sequoia Capital was founded in 1972 and has offices in China, India, Israel and the U.S.Sequoia investments include Airbnb, Apple, Aruba Networks, Google, YouTube, PayPal, Instagram, Cisco Systems, Oracle, Electronic Arts, NVIDIA, Kayak, Admob, Zappos, Green Dot and LinkedIn. For more information, visit www.sequoiacap.com
The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. is a leading global investment banking, securities and investment management firm that provides a wide range of financial services to a substantial and diversified client base that includes corporations, financial institutions, governments and individuals. Founded in 1869, the firm is headquartered in New York and maintains offices in all major financial centers around the world.
Apart from his responsibilities at Goldman Sachs, he also serves on the Board of Directors for Open Networking Foundation (ONF).
Hewlett Packard Ventures provides expansion stage capital and exceptional support to the best enterprise technology startups focused on the Cloud & Data Center, Big Data and Security. These companies have received previous funding from a leading early-stage venture capital firm and have completed the initial development phase of their product or service. Hewlett Packard Ventures is positioned to help founders and executive teams scale through leveraging our global enterprise resources and leadership expertise, building credibility with customers and supercharging routes to market. As a strategic investor, we partner with financial investors who are experts in these technology areas and provide assistance that is complementary to them.
Hermes Growth Partners is a growth equity firm focused on the technology sector globally. We invest in high-potential companies led by exceptional entrepreneurs.
Our goal is to help each entrepreneur scale and accelerate the growth of their business to create value. We provide extensive operational experience, in-depth sector knowledge and long-term capital. For more information visit http://www.
Bobby Yerramilli-Rao is a partner at Hermes Growth Partners. Bobby was formerly the Corporate Strategy Director and Internet Services Marketing Director of Vodafone Group. As part of these global roles Bobby was responsible for overall strategy and technology related acquisitions and served on the company’s investment committee.
At Dell Technologies Capital, we are company builders with the mission of helping founders and their teams develop innovative technology solutions and bring them to market. We are active investors, sustaining an investment pace of approximately $100 million per year. As the global investment arm for the Dell Technologies family of businesses (Dell, Dell EMC, Pivotal, RSA, SecureWorks, Virtustream and VMware), Dell Technologies Capital offers deep business and technical expertise and unparalleled go-to-market assistance to our portfolio companies. After operating in stealth for 5 years, the firm emerged publicly in 2017. Headquartered in Palo Alto, Calif., Dell Technologies Capital currently has offices in Boston and Israel. For more information visit www.delltechnologies.com/capital.
Anders Swahn has served as a member of our board of directors since November 2013. Mr. Swahn serves on the Aquantia Board as the Independent Director since August 2008. Until December 2015, Mr. Swahn served as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Alion Energy, Inc. (a renewable energy company) and prior to that, from 2008-2012, as the CEO of Alion Energy, Inc. (Formerly Alion, Inc, formerly SunPrint, Inc.). Prior to that Mr. Swahn served as the iCEO for Nicira Networks, a company focused on software-defined networking and network virtualization, and, prior to that, as the Chief Executive Officer of PicoChip, a fabless semiconductor communications company, Mr. Swahn also cofounded, as the CEO, Abrizio Inc, a fabless semiconductor company, in 1997, which was later acquired by PMC-Sierra, where Anders Swahn served as VP & General Manager for the Carrier Switching Division until 2001. Prior to Abrizio, Mr. Swahn held various management positions in the semiconductor and communications industry including Executive VP, Worldwide Sales & Marketing at Allied Telesyn and principal marketer of the Ethernet product line of chips at Advanced Micro Devices. Anders Swahn started his career with ABB (formerly ASEA). Mr. Swahn holds an M.S.E.E. degree from Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden and an M.B.A. from INSEAD in Fontainebleau, France.