InterWest Partners
InterWest Partners, founded in 1979, is a leading diversified venture capital firm focused on building long-term relationships with entrepreneurs and portfolio companies. Currently investing its ninth fund, IW IX, a $600 million fund, InterWest has more than $2 billion of capital raised since inception. InterWest has 16 investing partners in Menlo Park, CA and Dallas, TX, who bring together deep domain knowledge in life sciences and information technology.

Leapfrog Ventures
Leapfrog Ventures provides early-stage lead funding for visionary entrepreneurs in undiscovered, high-potential IT industry segments seeking a financial partner with diversified operational experience to help maximize corporate value. Headquartered in Menlo Park, Calif., Leapfrog Ventures was founded by three preeminent Silicon Valley venture capital industry veterans, managing directors Mark Dubovoy, Peter Rip and Pete Sinclair. Their collective 35 years of successful venture investment experience and 40 years of operating experience brings together a unique combination of technical acumen, marketing prowess and financial management wherewithal.

Leapfrog provides entrepreneurs with diversified operational expertise required to reinforce and further develop existing management strengths. This expertise includes access to additional investors that may be necessary to fund subsequent corporate development, the ability to assist in corporate structuring, including the acquisition of complementary technologies, the acumen required to vet innovative technology development, business development and marketing strategies, and industry contacts to help drive management team recruitment and sales.


Outfitter Ventures
Outfitter Ventures invests in driven, indefatigable visionaries with irresistibly compelling business ideas. One of the key areas of focus for Outfitter is early stage technology companies with a particular focus on software, business services and energy technologies. These industry concentrations are based on Outfitter's history of success with businesses in these areas and on the promising characteristics of these segments. The company is based in Burlingame, California.