Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe focuses its investment activity in two target industries, information/business services and healthcare. Since its founding in 1979, the Firm has organized 15 limited partnerships with total capital of $20 billion. WCAS has a current portfolio of over thirty companies. The Firm seeks to (i) invest in growth businesses, (ii) partner with outstanding management teams and (iii) build long-term value through a combination of operational improvements, strategic growth initiatives and complementary acquisitions. The Firm is currently investing an equity fund, Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe XI, L.P. visit www.welshcarson.com to learn more.
Covera Ventures is a venture capital firm focused on investing in early-stage technology companies with a primary focus on infrastructure, wireless and mobility, software, and technology-enabled service companies. Covera Ventures has offices in Austin and Dallas and invests on a national basis with a particular focus on the Texas region. Covera’s team of experienced investment professionals is committed to working with entrepreneurs to build great companies that address unmet needs in the marketplace. In addition to providing capital, Covera Ventures leverages their broad industry knowledge, relationships and investment experience to complement the strengths of the entrepreneur. The principals of Covera Ventures have a significant history and track record in building entrepreneurial companies. Covera Ventures, formerly known as Hunt Ventures, spun out from Hunt Consolidated, Inc., in August 2009. For more information, please visit www.coveraventures.com.
Mercury Fund is a seed-stage venture capital firm that makes equity investments in compelling and novel software and science-based startup opportunities. Mercury partners with extraordinary entrepreneurs to build globally competitive businesses, focusing on technology innovation originating in the U.S. Midcontinent. The firm has a particular interest in startups associated with seed accelerators, incubators and universities, and frequently invests prior to the formation of a business plan or complete management team. Since its inception in 2005, Mercury has become one of the most active venture firms in the Midcontinent, becoming a “go-to” fund for entrepreneurs at the earliest stages of idea generation, company formation and market execution. For more information, please visit www.dfjmercury.com.
OCA Ventures is a venture capital firm focused on investments in companies with dramatic growth potential, primarily in technology, financial services, for-profit education and business services. OCA Ventures believes that venture capital investing is successful when a strong partnership is forged with the entrepreneurs in which it invests. This active partnership approach is how OCA Ventures manages financial and operational risk. OCA Ventures is backed by the entrepreneurs who founded and built O’Connor & Associates, the derivatives trading firm that was acquired by Swiss Bank (subsequently UBS). OCA Ventures is based in Chicago and has investments throughout the United States. For more information, please visit www.ocaventures.com.