INVESTORS

Backed by top-notch investors who are leaders and visionaries in their industries.

BDC CAPITAL

A subsidiary of BDC, BDC Capital offers a full spectrum of specialized financing and investment solutions to help Canadian entrepreneurs achieve their full growth potential. With more than $1.6 billion under management, BDC Capital takes a strategic, patient approach to nurture companies’ development over the long term. From venture capital to equity to growth and transition capital, our team of over 100 experienced, local professionals partner with entrepreneurs to identify and meet their needs on flexible terms. Some of the sectors in which we specialize include IT, industrial/clean/energy technology, and healthcare.

CROSS CREEK ADVISORS

Cross Creek Advisors is a venture capital firm focused on late-stage private equity investments in what it believes are the leading public companies of the future. Cross Creek was originally founded by Wasatch Advisors in 2006 and remains closely associated with the public investment firm.

DCM VENTURES

DCM Ventures is a venture capital firm with over $2.5 billion under management. Since 1996, it has invested in more than 200 technology companies across the U.S. and Asia. With offices in Silicon Valley, Beijing, and Tokyo, DCM Ventures empowers entrepreneurs with hands-on operational guidance and a global network of business and financial resources. DCM Ventures was recently ranked #6 among global Venture Capital firms by Red Herring and named China Venture Capital Firm of the Year by Asian Venture Capital Journal.

ERICSSON

Ericsson is the driving force behind the Networked Society – a world leader in communications technology and services. Our long-term relationships with every major telecom operator in the world allow people, business and society to fulfill their potential and create a more sustainable future.
Our services, software and infrastructure – especially in mobility, broadband and the cloud – are enabling the telecom industry and other sectors to do better business, increase efficiency, improve the user experience and capture new opportunities.
With approximately 115,000 professionals and customers in 180 countries, we combine global scale with technology and services leadership. We support networks that connect more than 2.5 billion subscribers. Forty percent of the world’s mobile traffic is carried over Ericsson networks. And our investments in research and development ensure that our solutions – and our customers – stay in front.
Founded in 1876, Ericsson has its headquarters in Stockholm, Sweden. Net sales in 2014 were SEK 228.0 billion (USD 33.1 billion). Ericsson is listed on NASDAQ OMX stock exchange in Stockholm and the NASDAQ in New York.

HIGHLAND CAPITAL PARTNERS

Highland Capital Partners (HCP) is a top tier venture capital firm with a twenty-year history of building early and growth stage companies into world-class leaders. Since Highland’s inception in 1988, the firm has partnered with over 200 entrepreneurial enterprises, 90 of which have gone public or been acquired.

MESIROW FINANCIAL

Mesirow Financial is a diversified financial services firm headquartered in Chicago. An employee-owned, private company established in 1937 with more than 1,200 employees, Mesirow Financial has invested in hundreds of companies in industries ranging from manufacturing and business services to distribution and information technology.

MISTRAL

Mistral Venture Partners is an early stage focused venture capital firm with offices in Ottawa Canada and Palo Alto California. We partner with exceptional management teams who strive to make a global impact by leveraging unique Internet-related IP. Mistral sets itself apart by leveraging a network of Executive Fellows who are not only investors but also longtime operating experts who can help build companies into global technology platforms.

 

VERIZON VENTURES

Verizon Ventures seeks and invests in promising entrepreneurial companies to drive innovation in Verizon Communications. Verizon Ventures’ portfolio focuses on new products, technologies, applications, and services that complement Verizon networks, service platforms, and distribution channels. Deal size ranges from seed capital to $5 million depending on the needs and opportunities. Verizon Ventures often co-invests with other venture firms and strategic partners. It undertakes an in-depth due diligence.

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