Azure Capital Partners
Azure Capital Partners is a San Francisco-based venture capital firm that focuses on innovative companies with the potential to become dominant technology platform providers in major industries. Founded in 2000 by a group of partners who believed that a critical gap existed in identifying, investing in, and supporting the next generation infrastructure technology companies, Azure Capital Partners has a successful history and clear focus on funding and supporting winning technologies and business models. Azure's extensive network of relationships with senior executives in key industries provides unique access for business acceleration.
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EPIC Ventures is a premier early stage software and Internet infrastructure venture firm whose mission is to back entrepreneurs and companies positioned to lead the information economy of tomorrow. EPIC brings the collective operational and financial experience of its partners, world-class advisors, and extensive network of technology industry contacts to engage and ensure its portfolio's success.
Originally founded by Zions Bank and headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah, EPIC primarily invests in Mountain and Western states while also seeking opportunities in the Northeast and Northwest. As active investors, EPIC seeks board of director representation in each of their investments and has substantial experience on both private and public boards.
EPIC has invested via four funds, Novell Ventures and a strategic Zions Bank fund. The firm has created value for their Limited Partner Investors (LPs)--industry leaders in banking, professional services and institutional investors--through dozens of M&A transactions and Initial Public Offerings (IPOs). These LPs add much more than just financial support; they provide strategic opportunities to EPIC's portfolio companies and support the firm's due diligence process.
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NextEquity is led by an integrated team of investors and operators with extensive experience working with high growth, market leading new media and technology companies and serving as trusted advisors and close business partners to management.
NextEquity's leadership team includes Fred Anderson (former CFO of Apple and Co-Founder of Elevation Partners), Avie Tevanian (former Chief Software Technology Officer at Apple and Managing Director at Elevation Partners), Adam Hopkins (a Managing Director of Elevation Partners), and Rami Reyes (a Principal at Elevation Partners). NextEquity draws upon its principals' deep technology, operating, and growth equity experience managing or investing in companies, such as Apple, Airbnb, Facebook, Sonos, and Yelp.
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