Institutional Venture Partners
|Headquarters||Sand Hill Road
Menlo Park, California
|Total assets||$4.0 billion|
Institutional Venture Partners (IVP) is a US-based private equity investment firm focusing on later-stage venture capital and growth equity investments. IVP is one of the oldest venture capital firms on Sand Hill Road founded by Reid W. Dennis in 1980.
The firm's General Partners include Todd Chaffee, Norm Fogelsong, Steve Harrick, Jules Maltz, Sandy Miller, Dennis Phelps. The partnership focuses on investing in rapidly growing technology and media companies in both the consumer and enterprise sectors.
IVP has invested in more than 300 companies since its inception, including ArcSight (ARST, HPQ), Akamai Technologies (AKAM), AppDynamics (privately owned), Ask Jeeves (IACI), Aspect Communications (ASPT), @Road (ARDI), Buddy Media (CRM), Business.com (RHD), Care.com (CRCM), Clarify (CLFY), ComScore (SCOR), Concur Technologies (CNQR), Danger (MSFT), Digital River (DRIV), Dropbox, Form Factor (FORM), Foundry Networks (FDRY), HomeAway (AWAY), Juniper Networks (JNPR), Kayak.com (PCLN), LegalZoom, LifeLock (LOCK), LSI Corporation (LSI), Marketo (MKTO), Mobile 365 (SY), MySQL (JAVA, ORCL), Netflix (NFLX), ngmoco (DeNA), Polycom (PLCM), Quigo (TWX), RetailMeNot (SALE), Seagate Technology (STX), Shazam, Spiceworks (privately owned), Synchronoss (SNCR), TiVo (TIVO), TuneIn (TuneIn), Websense (WBSN), Zynga (ZNGA) and Voxer.
In 2013, IVP invested in AppDynamics, Ayasdi, Datalogix, Dataminr, Dropcam that was later acquired by Nest in 2014, OnDeck, Progreso Financiero, Pure Storage, Snapchat, Supercell (Softbank and GungHo acquired a 51% interest in Supercell in October 2013 at a $3.1 billion valuation) and TuneIn.
In 2014, IVP invested in SoundCloud, Indiegogo  (as part of the deal, IVP General Partner Jules Maltz joined Indiegogo‘s board of directors ), ZEFR (as part of the deal, IVP General Partner Dennis Phelps joined ZEFR‘s board of directors ), General Assembly (school)  (as part of the deal, IVP General Partner Todd Chaffee joined General Assembly‘s board of directors ), AdRoll, Prosper Marketplace, Zendesk (ZEN), Zenefits.
IVP’s full portfolio can be seen on its website.
- Reuters, June 28, 2012
- IVP Press Release
- IVP Website
- Forbes, May 8, 2013
- AlwaysOn website
- Twitter raises $35 million. New York Times, February 16, 2009
- . CrunchBase, December 6, 2010
- Nest press release
-  Press Release
- The New York Times, October 15, 2013
- IVP Press Release
- SoundCloud press release
- Indiegogo press release
- Recode, January 28, 2014
- [ http://www.thewrap.com/zefr-snapchat-investor-30-million-LA-tech-company/ The Wrap]
- Streamdaily, February 26, 2014
- General Assembly blog
- [ http://www.pehub.com/2014/03/ivp-leads-series-c-round-for-general-assembly/peHUB March 2014]
- Adroll press release
- Prosper Marketplace press release
- Pando, July 7, 2014
- . TechCrunch, June 3, 2014
- IVP website