Ascent Venture Partners
Ascent Venture Partners is dedicated to investing in innovation for the enterprise. In backing more than 100 early-stage, emerging technology companies since 1985, Ascent has remained committed to its mission of partnering with exceptional entrepreneurs striving to build innovative market leaders. Ascent’s investments have yielded powerful results generating more than $10 billion in enterprise value, which speaks to the firm’s deep knowledge, experience, commitment, and networks. The Ascent investment team manages five venture funds with total commitments of more than $450 million, and is located in Boston, Mass.
Bain Capital Ventures
Bain Capital Ventures is the venture and growth affiliate of Bain Capital, headquartered in Boston. Bain Capital Ventures has over $2 billion under management and invests in healthcare, business services, internet, consumer and retail, mobile and software companies across all stages of a company’s development. Bain Capital Ventures leverages the consulting and operating backgrounds of its professionals, broad firm resources, and a 28-year heritage of successful investing to partner with entrepreneurs and management teams to build large, profitable businesses that are leaders in their space. Bain Capital’s history of investing in venture and growth-stage companies dates back to 1984. Since then, the firm has made over 125 venture and growth-stage investments in companies such as Archer Technologies, DoubleClick, Gartner Group, iPay Technologies, Liberty Dialysis, LinkedIn, MinuteClinic, ProfitLogic, Staples, SolarWinds and Taleo.
Cedar Fund is a venture capital firm, investing in early stage, Israel-related high technology companies since 1997. With over $325 million under management ($100M of which raised in 2008) Cedar has a quality investment track record. Cedar invests in outstanding entrepreneurs pursuing high growth markets with distinguished technologies in the telecommunications, networking, Internet-infrastructure and enterprise software areas. While investing in all stages, Cedar Fund’s early stage expertise includes Pre-Seed, seed and first round.