The level of our investors speaks for itself. Firms of this caliber only invest in the best companies with the best ideas and best teams. We are proud of our team.
Amazon.com, Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN), a Fortune 500 company based in Seattle, opened on the World Wide Web in July 1995 and today offers Earth’s Biggest Selection. Amazon.com, Inc. seeks to be Earth’s most customer-centric company, where customers can find and discover anything they might want to buy online, and endeavors to offer its customers the lowest possible prices. Amazon.com and other sellers offer millions of unique new, refurbished and used items in categories such as Books; Movies, Music & Games; Digital Downloads; Electronics & Computers; Home & Garden; Toys, Kids & Baby; Grocery; Apparel, Shoes & Jewelry; Health & Beauty; Sports & Outdoors; and Tools, Auto & Industrial.
Amazon Web Services provides Amazon’s developer customers with access to in-the-cloud infrastructure services based on Amazon’s own back-end technology platform, which developers can use to enable virtually any type of business. Kindle and Kindle DX are the revolutionary portable readers that wirelessly download books, magazines, newspapers, blogs and personal documents to a crisp, high-resolution electronic ink display that looks and reads like real paper. Kindle and Kindle DX utilize the same 3G wireless technology as advanced cell phones, so users never need to hunt for a Wi-Fi hotspot. Readers who don’t need the convenience of free 3G wireless can choose Kindle Wi-Fi for a lower price. Kindle is the #1 bestselling product across the millions of items sold on Amazon.
MDV is an early stage venture capital firm that for nearly 25 years has identified, mentored and developed entrepreneurs and young companies redefining business technology and medicine. The firm invests around three major business and science concerns: Powering the Planet; Personalizing Medicine; and Driving the Digital World. Category- leading companies funded include Agile, Brocade, Energy Innovations, Pacific Biosciences, Proofpoint and Shutterfly. MDV has $1.4 billion dollars under management.
Bay Partners is an early stage venture capital firm that has been building successful technology companies since 1976, and has funded more than 350 startups. Notable successes from Bay’s portfolio include Brocade, Concord Communications, Exodus, Sonicwall, Placeware, Informatica, Weblogic, Digital Island and NetScaler. Bay is currently investing its eleventh venture fund and has over $1 billion under management.
WI is a leading international venture capital firm that has provided investors access to cross-border IT opportunities with the advantage of an unrivaled Pan Asia network since 1987. The firm’s funds total over US $1.8 billion in committed capital.
Tao Venture Partners
Tao Venture Partners is an early stage venture capital group specializing in company formation in the Software as a Service (SaaS), Infrastructure and Internet Content sectors. Tao provides management, strategic relationships and initial funding to transform ideas into institutionally funded companies. Investments include Paraccel, The Active Network, SoarSpace and ThreatStop.
Menlo Ventures provides long-term capital and management support to early-stage and emerging-growth companies. Menlo is one of Silicon Valley’s oldest venture capital partnerships, and has organized and managed ten venture funds since their inception in 1976. With over $4 billion under management since inception, and a team with over two hundred years of collective experience in technology, marketing, sales and general management, they have the resources to support the most ambitious of projects.