Institutional Venture Partners

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Institutional Venture Partners
Private
Industry Venture Capital
Founded 1980
Founder Reid Dennis
Headquarters Sand Hill Road
Menlo Park, California
Total assets $4.0 billion
Number of employees
~30+
Website www.ivp.com

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.


Institutional Venture Partners
Private
Industry Venture Capital
Founded 1980
Founder Reid Dennis
Headquarters Sand Hill Road
Menlo Park, California
Total assets $4.0 billion
Number of employees
~30+
Website www.ivp.com

The Firm[edit]

With $5.4 billion of committed capital, Institutional Venture Partners (IVP) is one of the premier later-stage venture capital and growth equity firms in the United States. Founded in 1980, IVP has invested in over 300 companies and 102 have gone public.

IVP is one of the top-performing firms in the industry and has a 34-year IRR of 43.2%. IVP specializes in venture growth investments, industry rollups, founder liquidity transactions and select public market investments.

IVP investments include such notable companies as AppDynamics, ArcSight (HPQ), Buddy Media (CRM), ComScore (SCOR), Datalogix (ORCL), Domo, Dropbox, Dropcam (GOOG), Fleetmatics (FLTX), HomeAway (AWAY), Kayak (PCLN), LegalZoom, LifeLock (LOCK), Marketo (MKTO), MySQL (ORCL), Netflix (NFLX), Omniture (ADBE), OnDeck (ONDK), Prosper, Pure Storage, RetailMeNot (SALE), Shazam, Slack, Snapchat, SoundCloud, Supercell, Synchronoss (SNCR), The Honest Company, Twitter (TWTR), Zenefits, and Zynga (ZNGA). For more information, visit http://www.ivp.com or follow IVP on Twitter: @ivp.

Investments[edit]

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.

IVP invested in Twitter in February 2009.[1]

IVP invested in FleetMatics in December 2010.[2]

In 2013, IVP invested in AppDynamics, Ayasdi, Datalogix, Dataminr, Dropcam that was later acquired by Nest in 2014,[3] OnDeck, Oportun,[4] Pure Storage, Snapchat, Supercell (Softbank and GungHo acquired a 51% interest in Supercell in October 2013 at a $3.1 billion valuation[5]) and TuneIn.[6]

In 2014, IVP invested in SoundCloud,[7] Indiegogo[8] (as part of the deal, IVP General Partner Jules Maltz joined Indiegogo‘s board of directors[9]), ZEFR[10] (as part of the deal, IVP General Partner Dennis Phelps joined ZEFR‘s board of directors[11]), General Assembly (school)[12] (as part of the deal, IVP General Partner Todd Chaffee joined General Assembly‘s board of directors[13]), AdRoll,[14] Prosper Marketplace,[15] Zendesk (ZEN),[16] Zenefits.[17]

IVP’s full portfolio can be seen on its website.[18]

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