Industry Ventures is a leading investment firm focused on the venture capital market. The firm manages a family of funds that invest in secondary direct investments, limited partnership interests and other special situations. Founded in 2000, the firm manages over $1 billion of institutional capital and is headquartered in San Francisco with an office in Washington, D.C. For more information, please visit www.industryventures.com.
Updata Partners is a leading venture capital firm that invests in growth stage information technology companies with innovative intellectual property enabling market-leading products and services. Led by an investment team averaging more than 20 years of operational and private equity experience in the technology industry, Updata seeks investments where the combination of the firm’s financial backing and the operating expertise of their partners will accelerate growth. With nearly $500 million under management, the firm also selectively provides recapitalization and management buyout financing. For more information, please visit www.updatapartners.com.
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.
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.
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.
Access Venture Partners is a seed and early stage venture capital fund. The Fund invests between $250,000 and $2,000,000 in mid-continent technology companies with hyper-growth potential. We have offices in Austin and Denver, two of the most active technology markets in the country. Access Venture Partners is backed by large public pension plans, family offices, foundations, successful entrepreneurs and corporate executives. For more information, please visit www.accessventurepartners.com.