Goldman Sachs is a leading global investment banking, securities and investment management firm which provides a wide range of services worldwide to a substantial and diversified client base, which includes corporations, financial institutions, governments and high net worth individuals. Founded in 1869, it is one of the oldest and largest investment banking firms. The firm is headquartered in New York and maintains offices in London, Frankfurt, Tokyo, Hong Kong and other major financial centers around the world.
Austin Ventures has been working with talented entrepreneurs to build valuable companies since 1979. With $3 billion under management, AV is the most active venture capital firm in Texas, and one of the most established in the nation. With a focus on enterprise software, computer and communications hardware, and business services, Austin Ventures invests at all stages of company development, from $100,000 "planned experiments" to $50+ million investments in management buyouts.
Crosslink Capital, LLC is a leading multi-stage technology venture capital and growth equity firm with over $1 billion in capital under management. Crosslink Capital began as a venture capital group at Robertson Stephens in 1989. The firm has been independent since January 1999. Crosslink Capital has invested in over 90 companies, including such industry leaders as Equinix, Force10 Networks, Magma Design Automation, Miller Heiman & Virage Logic.
BlueStream Ventures is a venture capital partnership focused on technology companies in communications, enterprise, and infrastructure software, storage and wireless markets. The firm's collaborative style, unique experience, agility, and extensive network of relationships sets it apart. BlueStream brings over 60 years of collective venture investing, research, banking, operations, mergers and acquisitions, and advisory experience to portfolio companies.
Seaport Capital provides equity to middle market media, telecommunications, information and business services companies. The firm focuses on private companies with market capitalizations between $15 and $200 million and equity needs of $5 to $35 million and management teams that are talented, committed and interested in having a value-added financial partner to help them achieve their goals.
Sternhill Partners, a venture capital partnership formed in 1999 with about $100 million currently under management, provides venture financing to seed and early stage technology start-ups. The firm's investors include prominent members of high-tech, energy, and banking communities as well as a number of well known institutional investors.
Chief Executive Officer of MFI Capital (the Meredith family's private investment firm located in Austin, Texas). Prior to MFI Capital, Mr. Meredith most recently served as interim CFO of Motorola, Inc. He was served as managing director of Dell Ventures and senior vice president of business development and strategy for Dell Computer Corporation from 2000 to 2001. He was previously senior vice president and chief financial officer for Dell from 1992 to 2000.
Rod Canion, Founder and former CEO, Compaq Computer
Reed Hundt, former Chairman FCC
Bill Joy, Founder and CTO, Sun Microsystems
John McHale, Co-Founder and CEO, TippingPoint Technologies
Marc Seriff, Co-founder AOL