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Forbes Midas List Recognizes Institutional Venture Partners (IVP)
|By Business Wire
|March 26, 2014 07:18 PM EDT
Venture Partners (IVP), one of the premier later-stage venture
capital and growth equity firms, is pleased to announce that General
Chaffee and Sandy
Miller have been named to the prestigious Forbes Midas List of the
Top 100 Tech Investors. The Midas List identifies the venture
capitalists who are generating exceptional returns for their investors
while helping create the most impactful and valuable companies. Mr.
Chaffee is ranked 18th
and Mr. Miller 38th.
IVP is one of the top performing firms in the venture capital industry
and an investor in innovative companies, such as AppDynamics, Aerohive
Networks, Dropbox, HomeAway, Kayak, Snapchat, Supercell, Twitter, and
Zynga. The firm is committed to its focused strategy of investing in
rapidly-growing technology and media companies and partnering closely
with exceptional management teams.
Todd Chaffee, General Partner, Institutional Venture Partners (IVP) (Photo: Business Wire)
About Todd Chaffee
Todd joined IVP as a General Partner in March 2000. He has more than 25
years of operating and investment experience. Todd has been included on
all the Midas Lists since 2009. Todd has led investments in Akamai,
ArcSight, Ariba, Business Insider, ComScore, CyberSource, Digital River,
Domo, Epiphany, Extensity, General Assembly, Hipmunk, HomeAway,
InphoMatch, Inspirato, Kayak, Klarna, LivingSocial, LoopNet, Mobile 365,
Mobileway, Netflix, Nuance Communications, Omniture, Open Market,
Pandora, Trintech, Twitter, VeriSign, Verisity, and Yahoo. Prior to IVP,
he was Executive Vice President of Visa where his responsibilities
included overseeing the Advanced Technology, Strategic Planning,
Corporate Development, and Equity Investment divisions. He was also the
President of Visa Marketplace Inc. (Visa's investment subsidiary) and
managed Visa's global technology investment portfolio. Todd earned a
B.S. with honors from the University of Minnesota Carlson Business
School. He also completed the Stanford Graduate Business School Advanced
Management Program and the Harvard Business School Venture Capital
About Sandy Miller
Sandy joined IVP as a General Partner in April 2006. He has more than 35
years of venture capital and technology investment banking experience
and has served on over 25 public, private, and philanthropic boards.
Sandy has been included on all the Midas Lists since 2007. Sandy has led
investments in AddThis, Carbonite, Care.com, Constant Contact, Data
Domain, Datalogix, FleetMatics, LiveOps, Merchant e-Solutions, Ngmoco,
OnDeck, One Kings Lane, Placeware, SkyStream Networks, Supercell, US
Internetworking, Vonage, and Zynga. He co-founded Thomas Weisel Partners
and then ran U.S. later-stage venture investing at 3i, a global
investment firm. He was also a Managing Director at Montgomery
Securities, Merrill Lynch, and DLJ, and a strategy consultant at Bain.
Sandy earned a B.A. from the University of Virginia (Phi Beta Kappa), an
M.B.A. from Stanford Business School, and a J.D. from Stanford Law
About Institutional Venture Partners (IVP)
With $4 billion of committed capital, Institutional Venture Partners
(IVP) is one of the premier later-stage venture capital and growth
equity firms in the United States. Founded in 1980, IVP has invested in
over 300 companies, 97 of which have gone public. IVP is one of the
top-performing firms in the industry and has a 33-year IRR of 43.2%. IVP
specializes in venture growth investments, industry rollups, founder
liquidity transactions, and select public market investments. Since its
inception, IVP investments include such notable companies as ArcSight
(HPQ), Buddy Media (CRM), ComScore (SCOR), Concur Technologies (CNQR),
Dropbox, Fleetmatics (FLTX), HomeAway (AWAY), Juniper Networks (JNPR),
Kayak (PCLN), LegalZoom, LifeLock (LOCK), Marketo (MKTO), MySQL (ORCL),
Netflix (NFLX), ngmoco (DeNA), Polycom (PLCM), Pure Storage, RetailMeNot
(SALE), Seagate (STX), Shazam, Snapchat, Supercell, Synchronoss (SNCR),
Tivo (TIVO), Twitter (TWTR), and Zynga (ZNGA). For more information,
or follow IVP on Twitter: @ivp.
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