In its over 30 year history, Silicon Valley-based venture capital firm DFJ has backed over 400 companies across a wide range of disruptive categories: enterprise infrastructure, consumer software, energy, health care, robotics, and more recently, VR and AI/machine learning. Notable investments include Tesla, SpaceX, Box, Baidu, Datastax, Unity, Zoox, Twilio, Skype, Yammer and Chef. DFJ's team operates across the globe and invests in a variety of industries and geographies, at seed, early and growth stages.
Pan-European venture capital fund Draper Esprit invests in disruptive tech companies in the early and growth stages. They are one of the most active venture capital firms in Europe, with over 50 active portfolio companies and over $1 billion in assets under management. Portfolio companies include Trustpilot, Conversocial, RadiumOne, Lyst, and Movidius. Draper Esprit is part of the Draper Venture Network of Partner Funds.
Prime Ventures is a leading venture capital firm that focuses on investing in European companies in technology and related industries. The firm leverages its capital, experience and network to actively guide portfolio companies into becoming global category leaders. Prime Ventures has invested in companies in The Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, the United Kingdom, Denmark, Finland, Sweden, France and Spain. From its offices in The Netherlands and the UK, the independent partnership manages approximately half a billion euro in committed capital.
ING is a global financial institution of Dutch origin offering banking, investments, life insurance and retirement services. They serve more than 85 million private, corporate and institutional customers in Europe, North and Latin America, Asia and Australia. ING Corporate Investments is a financial and strategic partner which invests in small and medium size enterprises in Europe, providing buy-out capital, development capital and venture capital. ING Corporate Investments is part of the ING group.
Brian Cassidy is the Managing Director of VoiceBox Technologies and an independent investor in Bright Computing. In 1980, he co-founded Oracle Corporation Europe and managed it for 10 years. He was the recipient of the Oracle MVP award in 1986. In 1990 Brian began investing in, and helping in the start-up phase of, a number of US software companies. He was an early investor in Saros Corporation, and was instrumental in selling Saros to FileNet Corporation in 1996.