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Interwest Partners

InterWest Partners is a diversified venture capital firm based in Silicon Valley. Our business is about helping entrepreneurs — the people who change the way we live and work by creating new products and services — convert their ideas and ambitions into reality. As an investor and partner, InterWest provides valuable industry, strategic, and corporate development expertise, as well as venture capital, to help young life sciences and IT companies succeed.

InterWest is the lead investor in more than 70% of the investments we make, reflecting our ability to marshal resources and organize financings on behalf of our portfolio companies. We maintain relationships with our portfolio companies for an average of five years and in some cases for ten years or more. An InterWest general partner serves as a director for 85% of the companies in our portfolio, often continuing to serve even after the partnership’s investment in the company has been returned.

Our commitment to our investors and our longstanding record of success has earned InterWest a reputation as one of Silicon Valley’s leading venture capital firms. This high level of personal commitment enables us to deliver on our fundamental promise to the entrepreneurs we back: to add value beyond the capital we contribute. For more information, visit www.interwest.com.

Trinity Ventures

Founded in 1986, Trinity Ventures, a boutique firm, partners with passionate entrepreneurs to transform revolutionary ideas into reality. With over $1 billion under management, Trinity Ventures was founded on the principles of personal engagement and mutual respect with the entrepreneurs they fund. Trinity Ventures focuses on early stage technology ventures with a particular emphasis on digital media, Internet services, and mobility, security and software markets.

Trinity Ventures has invested in more than 100 ventures, including such leading companies as Affinity Labs (acquired by Monster.com), Aruba Networks (ARUN), Bix (acquired by Yahoo!: YHOO), Blue Nile (NILE), Crescendo Communications (acquired by Cisco: CSCO), Extreme Networks (EXTR), Forte Software (FRTE), IntruVert Networks (acquired by Network Associates: NWK), LoopNet (LOOP), Modulus Video (acquired by Motorola: MOT), Network Alchemy (acquired by Nokia: NOK), Photobucket (acquired by News Corporation: NWS), SciQuest, Speedera Networks (acquired by Akamai Technologies: AKAM), Starbucks (SBUX), Sygate Technologies (acquired by Symantec: SYMC) and Wall Data (WALL). For more information visit www.trinityventures.com.

Mohr Davidow

Mohr Davidow is a leading venture capital firm investing in people and technologies that redefine large markets. The partners have a particular interest in startups pioneering in areas associated with Driving the Digital World, Personalizing Medicine, and Powering the Planet. Entrepreneurs can rely on Mohr Davidow to be an active collaborator in building their companies. Among the category-leading companies funded by Mohr Davidow are: Agile (ORCL); Artemis Health; AudienceScience; Corventis; Crescendo Bioscience; FormFactor; Genomatica; IronKey; Nanosolar; ONI Systems (CIEN); Pacific Biosciences; Panasas; ParAccel; ParAllele (AFFX); Proofpoint; RainDance Technologies; Rambus; Recurrent Energy; Shutterfly; Tethys Bioscience; Visible Measures; and ZeaChem. MDV has $2 billion dollars under management. For more information visit www.mdv.com

Nexus

Nexus Venture Partners (www.nexusvp.com) is India’s leading venture capital fund, with offices in India and Silicon Valley. The team consists of entrepreneurs and corporate executives, who have founded and scaled large global companies.

Nexus Venture Partners has over $600mn under management with a portfolio of over 45 companies across Technology, Internet, Media, Consumer, and Business services sectors. Nexus partner companies include Cloud.com (acquired by Citrix), Gluster (acquired by Red Hat), Komli, Pubmatic, DimDim (acquired by Salesforce), Snapdeal.com, Netmagic (acquired by NTT Com), Druva, Unmetric, ScaleArc, Suminter. For more information visit www.nexusvp.com.

Presidio Ventures

Founded in 1998, Presidio Ventures is the wholly owned early stage investment vehicle of Sumitomo Corporation. We work to identify the most promising growth industries and partner with the respective leading startups. Since its inception, Presidio Ventures has invested in over 100 U.S. startups for a total investment amount of $200 million. As a strategic investor, we work with our companies to expand their business in the Japan and Asia markets.

Presidio Ventures is comprised of ten investment professionals across offices in Silicon Valley, Boston, and New York, who split their time between new investment and business development for our companies. In addition, we are assisted by a team of dedicated business development professionals based in Sumitomo Corporation Tokyo. For more information visit www.presidio-ventures.com.