Institutional Venture Partners

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Industry Venture Capital
Founded 1980
Founder Reid Dennis
Headquarters Sand Hill Road
Menlo Park, California
Total assets $4.0 billion
Number of employees

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[edit]

With $5.4 billion of committed capital, 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 103 have gone public. IVP is one of the top-performing firms in the industry and has a 35-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), Business Insider (Axel Springer), Buddy Media (CRM), ComScore (SCOR), Datalogix (ORCL), Domo, Dropbox, Dropcam (GOOG), Fleetmatics (FLTX), GitHub, HomeAway (AWAY), The Honest Company, Kayak (PCLN), Klarna, LegalZoom, LifeLock (LOCK), Marketo (MKTO), MySQL (ORCL), Netflix (NFLX), Omniture (ADBE), OnDeck (ONDK), Prosper, Pure Storage (PSTG), Shazam, Slack, Snapchat, SoFi, SoundCloud, Supercell (SoftBank), Synchronoss (SNCR), Tanium, Twitter (TWTR), Zenefits, and Zynga (ZNGA). For more information, visit or follow IVP on Twitter: @ivp.


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), (RHD), (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), (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] Twitter went public in November 2013 [2].

IVP invested in Fleetmatics in December 2010.[3]

In 2013, IVP invested in AppDynamics, Ayasdi, Datalogix (Oracle acquired Datalogix for $1.2 billion in January 2015[4]), Dataminr, Dropcam that was later acquired by Nest in 2014,[5] OnDeck Capital (OnDeck went public in December 2015 [6]), Oportun,[7] Pure Storage (Pure Storage went public in October 2015 [8]), Snapchat, Supercell (Softbank and GungHo acquired a 51% interest in Supercell in October 2013 at a $3.1 billion valuation[9]) and TuneIn.[10]

In 2014, IVP invested in AdRoll[11], General Assembly (school)[12] (as part of the deal, IVP General Partner Todd Chaffee joined General Assembly‘s board of directors[13]), Indiegogo[14] (as part of the deal, IVP General Partner Jules Maltz joined Indiegogo‘s board of directors[15]), Klarna, Prosper Marketplace[16], SoundCloud[17], Threatstream (Anomali)[18], Whip Networks[19], Woven Digital[20], xAd[21], ZEFR[22] (as part of the deal, IVP General Partner Dennis Phelps joined ZEFR‘s board of directors[23]), Zendesk (ZEN),[24], Zenefits[25], and ZipRecruiter[26].

In 2015, IVP invested in AlienVault[27], App Annie[28] (as part of the deal, IVP General Partner Eric Liaw joined App Annie‘s board of directors), Casper[29], Compass[30], GitHub[31], NerdWallet[32] (as part of the deal, IVP General Partner Jules Maltz joined NerdWallet‘s board of directors), Pindrop[33] (as part of the deal, IVP General Partner Somesh Dash joined Pindrop‘s board of directors), Slack[34], SoFi[35], SteelBrick[36] (Salesforce acquires Steelbrick in December 2015 [37]), Sumo Logic[38], Tanium[39], Vessel[40], and Walker & Company Brands[41].

IVP’s full portfolio can be seen on its website.[42]


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