RRE Ventures

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RRE Ventures
Type Private
Industry Private equity
Founded 1994
Headquarters New York City, New York, United States
Products Venture capital
Total assets $850 million[1]
Website www.rre.com

RRE Ventures is a venture capital firm focused on investments across several disciplines, including software, internet, mobile, financial services, environmental, and other related technologies, primarily within the United States, and especially in and around New York. The firm was founded in 1994.

RRE Ventures has provided more than $1 billion of venture capital financing for over 125 companies.[1] Among the firm's notable investments are Achex, Apriva, Concur, Extricity, eMachines, Giga Information Group, Goldpocket, iCrossing, Loudeye, MaMaMedia, Massive, MessageOne, Metapath, Netcentives, Qpass, Recyclebank, Revolution Money, Rubric, ScreamingMedia, Telocity, Vastera, Vocera, Watchguard, WeddingChannel, and Wisdomtree.

The firm's founders include James D. Robinson IV, a venture capitalist and entrepreneur previously with JP Morgan Chase and Hambrecht & Quist, Stuart J. Ellman, a former investment banker at Dillon, Read and Morgan Stanley, and a professor at Columbia Business School, and James D. Robinson III, former Chairman & CEO of American Express, and former Chairman of Bristol-Myers Squibb.

The firm has a group of Fortune 500 executives and entrepreneurs as Senior Advisors, including Larry Bossidy, former Chairman & CEO of Honeywell and Allied Signal; David Coulter, former BankAmerica Corporation CEO; Joseph H. Flom, Senior Partner of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom; Michael Jordan, CEO of Electronic Data Systems and former CEO of CBS; Shelly Lazarus, Chairman & CEO of Ogilvy & Mather; Sam Nunn, former US Senator from Georgia; Ric Duques, former Chairman & CEO of First Data; and Terry Semel, former Chairman & CEO of Yahoo! and of Warner Brothers.

Public data indicate the firm's primary outside investors include Pension Funds, Endowments, public corporations, and other private investors.[citation needed] The firm is one of the largest, most active early-stage venture capital firms in New York.[citation needed]

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