Horsley Bridge, the lead investor in Israel Seed IV, is a San Francisco and London based fund-of-funds, backing the world's leading Venture Capital funds. It has invested in Benchmark, Oak, Mayfield, IdeaLab, TA Associates, IVP, Brentwood, Redpoint, Matrix, and other leading venture funds. Guy Fraser-Sampson, Managing Director at Horsley Bridge said: " We have watched how Israel Seed have rapidly built their operation over the last several years and we are proud to be their lead investor because we are bullish on their future growth and that of the Israeli technology market."
AXA is an international group of insurance and related financial services companies whose operations include investment banking, securities trading, brokerage, real estate and other financial services activities.
International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) manufactures and sells computer services, hardware and software. The Company also provides financing services in support of its computer business. IBM central operations include the following segments: global services; hardware products (Enterprise Systems, Personal and Printing Systems, and Technology); software; global financing; and enterprise investments. The Company operates in more than 150 countries worldwide and derives more than half of its revenues from sales outside the United States.
FLAG Venture Management, LLC manages eight limited partnerships. Through these partnerships, qualified individuals, families and their trusts or foundations invest in a diversified portfolio of high-quality venture and growth capital funds.
Established in 1932, INVESCO Funds Group has built a global reputation on a core mission: Professional Investment Management. For 70 years, INVESCO has been successfully managing money in the best and worst markets. Over those years, INVESCO has built an organization with specialized knowledge and proven expertise in all investment disciplines. Today, some of the world's largest institutions and more than three million shareholder accounts rely on their in-depth understanding and first-hand knowledge of specific markets, industries and securities to help them capitalize on opportunities and reach their financial goals.
CDB Web Tech is a listed private equity company (Italian Nuovo Mercato) founded by Carlo De Benedetti and focusing exclusively on technologies, services and applications for next generation communications. The company invests worldwide in premiere communications venture capital funds and makes selective direct investments in privately held companies alongside its partner funds. Concentrating its activity in a selected sector has allowed CDB Web Tech to stay current with industry dynamics and to become a more effective contributor to the progress of its portfolio companies.
Grove Street Advisors, LLC (GSA) is a rapidly growing investment advisory firm with over $1.5 billion under management. GSA currently invests through three distinct programs: fund-to-fund, Turn-Key (creation of first time funds), and direct investments in portfolio companies. With two Limited Partners - CalPERS ($180 billion) and the State of Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund ($60 billion) - the firm continues to actively seek new Limited Partners. With a portfolio that currently consists of 55 venture capital fund investments including three Turn-Key funds (all of which are high profile) and eight direct company.
Silicon Valley Bank serves emerging growth and middle market companies in targeted niches. They focus on technology and life sciences while addressing other specific industries where they can provide a higher level of service and managed credit through specialization and focus. In existence for over 20 years, they are a $4 billion commercial bank headquartered in Silicon Valley with offices across the United States. They were ranked Top Performing Bank by U.S. Banker for the year 2000, and Fortune ranked the Bank 78th in its 100 Fastest-Growing Companies in 2001 listing.
The Nomura Group is the largest securities firm in Japan with its core
businesses in securities and related businesses. They are dedicated to
providing a broad range of financial services for individual, institutional,
corporate and government customers. Nomura offers a diverse line of competitive
products and value-added financial and advisory services through the 126
domestic branch offices of Nomura Securities Co., Ltd. The overseas network
includes offices in 28 countries.