Venture capital

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The short-lived Bravo reality TV show Start-Ups: Silicon Valley had participation from venture capitalists in Silicon Valley. The sitcom Silicon Valley parodies startup companies and venture capital culture. Angel investor. Corporate venture capital. Deep tech. Enterprise Capital Fund—a type of venture capital fund in the UK. Equity crowdfunding. History of private equity and venture capital. Initial public offering (IPO). List of venture capital firms. M&A. Platform cooperative. Private equity secondary market. Private equity. Revenue-based financing. Seed funding. Social venture capital. Sweat equity. Venture capital financing. Vulture capitalist.

Startup company

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Silicon Valley, better known as United States' technology capital, is home to many tech giants such as Google, Apple, Facebook, etc. The tech giants in the Silicon Valley have gained dominance. With the tech giants gaining dominance over Silicon Valley, it has made it difficult for start-ups to succeed. Startup investing is the action of making an investment in an early-stage company (the startup company). Beyond founders' own contributions, some startups raise additional investment at some or several stages of their growth. Not all startups trying to raise investments are successful in their fundraising.

Fairchild Semiconductor

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Fairchild Semiconductor International, Inc. was an American semiconductor company based in San Jose, California. Founded in 1957 as a division of Fairchild Camera and Instrument, it became a pioneer in the manufacturing of transistors and of integrated circuits. Schlumberger bought the firm in 1979 and sold it to National Semiconductor in 1987; Fairchild was spun off as an independent company again in 1997. In September 2016, Fairchild was acquired by ON Semiconductor. The company has locations in the United States at San Jose, California; South Portland, Maine; West Jordan, Utah; and Mountaintop, Pennsylvania.

Sand Hill Road

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Sand Hill Road, often shortened to just "Sand Hill", is an arterial road in western Silicon Valley, California, running through Palo Alto, Menlo Park, and Woodside, notable for its concentration of venture capital companies. The road has become a metonym for that industry; nearly every top Silicon Valley company has been the beneficiary of early funding from firms on Sand Hill Road. Its significance as a symbol of private equity and venture capitalism in the United States is compared to that of Wall Street and the stock market, and K Street in Washington, D.C. and political lobbying.

Kleiner Perkins

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The New York Times has described Kleiner Perkins as “perhaps Silicon Valley’s most famous venture firm.” The firm was described by Dealbook in 2009 as "one of Silicon Valley’s top venture capital providers,” and The Wall Street Journal in 2010 called it one of the "largest and most established" venture capital firms. By 2017 it had raised around $10 billion in 20 venture capital funds and four growth funds. In May 2012, Ellen Pao, an employee, sued the firm for gender discrimination in Pao v. Kleiner Perkins, which the firm has vigorously denied. On March 27, 2015, after a month-long trial, the jury found against Pao on all claims. In June 2015, Pao filed an appeal.

History of private equity and venture capital

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The late 1990s were a boom time for the venture capital, as firms on Sand Hill Road in Menlo Park and Silicon Valley benefited from a huge surge of interest in the nascent Internet and other computer technologies. Initial public offerings of stock for technology and other growth companies were in abundance and venture firms were reaping large windfalls. Among the highest profile technology companies with venture capital backing were, America Online, E-bay, Intuit, Macromedia, Netscape, Sun Microsystems and Yahoo!.

High tech

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High technology, or high tech (sometimes also called frontier technology or frontier tech) is technology that is at the cutting edge: the most advanced technology available. The opposite of high tech is low technology, referring to simple, often traditional or mechanical technology; for example, a slide rule is a low-tech calculating device.

Stock market

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A stock market, equity market or share market is the aggregation of buyers and sellers (a loose network of economic transactions, not a physical facility or discrete entity) of stocks (also called shares), which represent ownership claims on businesses; these may include securities listed on a public stock exchange, as well as stock that is only traded privately. Examples of the latter include shares of private companies which are sold to investors through equity crowdfunding platforms. Stock exchanges list shares of common equity as well as other security types, e.g. corporate bonds and convertible bonds. Stocks are categorized in various ways.

Sequoia Capital

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. * Sequoia Capital website Private equity. Venture capital.

EQ Office

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In December 2014, the company sold its portfolio in Silicon Valley for $3.5 billion. In 2015, the company acquired the Willis Tower for $1.3 billion. In 2017, the company sold a property in San Jose, California for $82 million. The company also sold properties in San Diego, California for $97 million. In 2018, the company officially changed its name from Equity Office to EQ Office. 100 Summer Street. 1740 Broadway. San Francisco Ferry Building. Wells Fargo Center (Minneapolis). Willis Tower. 350 North Orleans (formerly known as River North Point).

Institutional Venture Partners

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Institutional Venture Partners (IVP) is a US-based private equity investment firm focusing on later-stage venture capital and growth equity investments. IVP is one of the oldest venture capital firms on Sand Hill Road founded in 1980. While Reid W. Dennis was an analyst at the Fireman's Fund Insurance Company starting in 1952, he started an informal network of screened individual investors (now called angel investors). In 1974, Dennis founded Institutional Venture Associates (IVA), funded by six six institutions such as American Express. Burton J. McMurtry and David Marquardt, who had been involved with IVA, left and founded Technology Venture Investors, the first investor in Microsoft.

Battery Ventures

Founded in 1983, the firm makes venture-capital and private-equity investments from offices in Boston, Silicon Valley, San Francisco and Israel. Since inception, the firm has raised over $6.9 billion and is now investing its twelfth funds, Battery Ventures XII and Battery Ventures XII Side Fund, with a combined capitalization of $1.25 billion. Battery Ventures was founded in 1983 in Boston, Massachusetts by Rick Frisbie, Howard Anderson and Bob Barrett.

Regent, L.P.

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Regent, L.P. is a multi-sector private equity firm based in Beverly Hills, California. Many of Regent's investments have been in the software, technology, consumer retail and media space. Regent's first acquisition was in 2013, when the firm acquired the Rovi Entertainment Store over-the-top video platform from Rovi Corporation with Austin, Texas-based Proveho Capital. The firm later purchased the CinemaNow video business from Best Buy. Regent and its partners sold these businesses to FilmOn in 2015. In September 2013, the firm's partners acquired control of Skinit, a San Diego-based e-commerce company from private equity firm Ares Management.

Norwest Venture Partners

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List of Jewish American businesspeople

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David Morgenthaler, founder of Morgenthaler, one of the oldest private equity investment firms in the U.S. Michael Moritz, Silicon Valley investor, partner at Sequoia Capital. Alfred Huger Moses, banker and investor who founded the city of Sheffield, Alabama. Arthur Nadel, former hedge fund manager, founder of Florida-based Scoop Management Co. Ezri Namvar, Iranian-born L.A.-based founder of the Namco Capital Group and former owner of the Security Pacific Bank. Jack Nash, German-born hedge fund pioneer, former chairman of Oppenheimer & Company, co-founder of The New York Sun. Elkan Naumburg, German-born banker, founder of E. Naumburg & Co.

H&Q Asia Pacific

Array Networks - Silicon Valley. Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Corporation (TSMC) - Taiwan. KSNET - Korea. Korea.

Silicon Valley Bank

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Silicon Valley Bank, a subsidiary of SVB Financial Group, is a U.S.-based high-tech commercial bank. The bank has helped fund more than 30,000 start-ups. SVB is on the list of largest banks in the United States. The bank is also one of the largest providers of financial services to wine producers in Napa Valley. The company focuses on lending to technology companies, providing multiple services to venture capital and private equity firms that invest in technology and biotechnology, and also on private banking services for high-net-worth individuals, in its home market in Silicon Valley.

Jon Rubinstein

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Member, Cornell Silicon Valley Advisors. Former director, Immersion Corp. Former member, Cornell Alumni Council. Former member, Consumer Electronics Association Board of Industry Leaders. Jon Rubinstein Appointed CEO of Palm, June 10, 2009. Apple, press release, October 14, 2005. USA Today, “Apple turns a profit – And a corner,” Oct. 17, 1996. Wall Street Journal, “Designing Duo Helps Shape Apple’s Fortunes” July 18, 2001. IEEE Spectrum 2008-09 "From Podfather to Palm's Pilot". The Engadget Show, Episode 019, March 28, 2011.

Paul Suni

Paul Suni is a Silicon Valley technologist, engineer, semiconductor device physicist and independent researcher. Since 1984, he has contributed to advancements in semiconductor electronics, photonics, digital imaging sensors and medical devices. In 2007, he dedicated himself to research concerning the scientific and philosophical foundations of technology and wellbeing. Suni was born in Helsinki, Finland.