Beginning in 1996, Cardinal Partners has been one of the leading venture capital partnerships focused exclusively on healthcare investing. Cardinal specializes in early stage financing rounds, usually as the lead investor in the initial financing round of a growth company. Cardinal is committed to the belief that innovation and excellence in healthcare will simultaneously improve the lives of millions, while also rewarding investors with extraordinary returns. As veteran company-builders, Cardinal principals partner with entrepreneurs, scientists, clinicians, engineers and inventors in the challenging task of growing great companies from great ideas. Over the course of their careers, the Cardinal Partners team has invested in over one hundred growth companies. Since 1997 alone, companies funded by Cardinal have a cumulative market valuation exceeding $6 Billion.
Cardinal’s investors include university endowments, foundations, pension funds, banks, and insurance companies. Cardinal currently manages funds totaling $400 Million. For more information, visit www.cardinalpartners.com.
Founded in 1994, FLAG Capital Management is a leading independent private capital investor. The firm manages nearly $7 billion in client commitments on behalf of a diversified, global investor base consisting of endowments, foundations, pension plans and sophisticated family offices. FLAG invests across several stages of the private equity spectrum, including early & late stage venture capital, growth equity, value buyout, and turnaround. Within its direct investing program, FLAG focuses on high-quality, proven businesses with defensible market positions.
FLAG has offices in Stamford, CT; Boston, MA; and Hong Kong. For more information, visit www.flagcapital.com.
Established in 2000, Greenspring Associates provides venture capital solutions to a diverse group of institutions and individuals worldwide. Through a synergistic platform, Greenspring Associates invests in established and emerging venture capital fund managers, in later stage venture-backed companies and in secondary investments in venture capital funds and companies. Greenspring Associates currently manages over $3.1 billion in assets across multiple venture capital centric investment strategies. For more information on Greenspring Associates, visit www.greenspringassociates.com.
HLM Venture Partners is a leading venture capital firm providing capital to emerging companies focused on healthcare service, healthcare information technology and medical devices. HLM has over $400 million of venture capital under management and works with the leading growth companies that are improving the quality of healthcare while reducing overall costs. HLM supports entrepreneurs as they turn innovative ideas into market-leading businesses, offering guidance on financial structuring, resource allocation and deployment, strategic planning, strategic introductions, and recruitment. HLM has offices in Boston, MA, and San Francisco, CA. For more information, visit www.hlmventurepartners.com.
Based in Palo Alto, CA, Icon Ventures is a specialty venture capital firm focused on leading Series B or C financings. With over $780 million under management, Icon invests with the world’s leading venture firms in companies that are category winners at their earliest stages of momentum. Icon Ventures investments include iconic, market-leading companies such as Aster Data, FireEye, 41st Parameter, Infinera, MoPub, Palo Alto Networks and Proofpoint. For more information visit: iconventures.com.
Since its founding in 1972, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers has backed entrepreneurs in more than 500 ventures, including AOL, Amazon.com, Citrix, Compaq, Electronic Arts, Genentech, Genomic Health, Google, Intuit, Juniper Networks, Netscape, Sun, Symantec, Verisign, webMD and Zynga. KPCB portfolio companies employ more than 250,000 people worldwide. More than 150 of the firm’s portfolio companies have gone public, and many other KPCB ventures have achieved success through mergers and acquisitions. KPCB focuses its global investments in three practice areas—digital, greentech and life sciences—and provides entrepreneurs with company-building expertise out of its offices in Silicon Valley, Beijing and Shanghai. For more information, visit www.kpcb.com
New Capital Partners (NCP) is a private equity firm with offices in Birmingham, Alabama and Dallas, Texas which invests in high growth companies primarily in the healthcare, financial services and business services industries. NCP acquires and partners with businesses and management teams focused on building sustainable businesses of exceptional value. NCP was the first institutional investor in Teladoc. For more information, visit www.newcapitalpartners.com/.
QuestMark is an expansion-stage venture firm providing growth capital to exceptional management teams across the U.S. With over $900 million under management, QuestMark targets highly-differentiated, often category-creating companies with the commercial traction and strategic position to support long-term standalone success. Since its founding in 1998, QuestMark’s collaborative, insightful, and patient approach to company building has helped many entrepreneurial teams grow and succeed as market leaders across a range of industries.
Trident Capital is a leading venture capital and private equity firm committed to empowering entrepreneurs to build innovative and industry leading businesses. Founded in 1993, Trident has more than $1.9 billion of capital under management across seven funds. The firm focuses on investments in the software, Internet and technology-enables services. Within its sector focus, Trident invests across multiple stages, including early and late stage venture capital as well as growth equity and buyouts. Trident has investment offices in Palo Alto, CA and Westport, CT. For more information visit www.tridentcap.com.