Established in 1996, with offices in Waltham and Seattle, Polaris has over $2 billion under management. Polaris Venture Partners have helped a number of companies achieve outstanding success. Among them are Advanced Inhalation Research (AIR) (sold to Alkermes); Akamai Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAM); Allaire Corporation (sold to Macromedia); Aspect Medical Systems (NASDAQ: ASPM); Centra Software (NASDAQ: CTRA); deCODE genetics (NASDAQ: DCGN); Paradigm Genetics, Inc. (NASDAQ: PDGM); and Solidworks (sold to Dassault Systemes). More information about Polaris Venture Partners is available at polarisventures.com.
Highland Capital Partners was founded with the mission of helping great people build great companies. Since its inception in 1988, the firm has taken a sector-focused approach to investing in exceptional communications, consumer, digital media, healthcare and information technology companies. With over $3 billion of committed capital and offices in Boston, Silicon Valley, Shanghai and Geneva, Highland has invested in and worked to create such firms as Ask Jeeves, Avid Technology, CheckFree, Conor Medsystems, Continental Cable, Helicos BioSciences, lululemon athletica, Lycos, MapQuest, Navic Networks, Ocular Networks, Odyssey Healthcare, P.A. Semi, Quigo, Starent Networks, Sybase, Telica and VistaPrint. For more information, visit Highland's web site at www.hcp.com.
General Catalyst is an early stage private equity firm investing in exceptional entrepreneurs building technology focused companies in four growth-oriented sectors including Mission Critical Software; Supply Chain Management / ERP Tools; Transformational Technology Platforms; and Business Services and Solutions. General Catalyst invests in companies at significant inflection points: During company formations, transforming existing businesses via technology infusion, and leveraging fundamental industry shifts. General Catalyst maintains an early-stage focus, but also looks at later stage companies that can benefit from technology and revenue generation focus. For more information, visit General Catalyst's web site at generalcatalyst.com.
SAP Ventures partners with outstanding entrepreneurs worldwide to build industry-leading businesses. We seek innovative, disruptive and proven companies and help fuel their growth by adding our expertise, relationships, geographic reach and capital. Over the last 15 years, we have supported more than a hundred companies on 5 continents. We are currently investing out of a 2011 vintage $353M Fund. We are affiliated with SAP AG, the leading global enterprise software company, and leverage our relationship with SAP AG and its ecosystem for the benefit of our portfolio companies. Our goal is to generate superior financial returns, and our corporate partner also benefits from the exposure to innovative and disruptive companies and trends. More information about SAP Ventures is available at www.sapventures.com.