Later stage companies face unique challenges that distinguish them from companies at other stages of their lifecycle. The issues are complex and determining the optimal strategy can be an enormous challenge. That’s where IVP specializes: helping management teams evolve and equipping them with the ideal combination of capital and strategy to realize a company’s ultimate potential.
IVP is a hard-working team of experienced investors who have advised a large number of technology executives over the past few decades. We are a dedicated group of investment professionals who specialize in later-stage company growth. Growth is our doctrine – we truly believe it’s the key catalyst that separates the ultimate winners from the rest of the pack.
We know that it takes persistence, experience, vision, and agility to achieve true greatness. Our firm works hard to help CEOs mitigate the daunting risks and challenges that inevitably appear during the rapid growth phases of a company’s life. We hope we get to be a part of your journey as a growth company.
IVP was one of the first venture capital firms on Sand Hill Road. IVP was founded by Reid Dennis in 1980, and Reid put IVP on the map with a $22 million venture capital fund. Over thirty-five years later, the firm continues to partner with exceptional entrepreneurs to create market leaders for the future.
To date, IVP has invested in over 400 companies, 115 of which have gone public. IVP is one of the top-performing firms in the industry and has a 39-year IRR of 43.1%. We’re able to generate these exceptional returns due to our strong working relationships with the world’s most talented entrepreneurs and the unique mix of insight, experience, and dedication of our investment team.
We don’t just know growth; we drive hypergrowth. We work hard to help our portfolio companies grow in the double or triple digits year over year. It takes a certain acumen and skill set to navigate the challenges that come with a rapidly-growing company, and IVP has the experience to guide our portfolio companies through this crucial stage of development.
IVP’s investment team has decades of combined venture capital, investment banking, and operating experience. Our diversity in age and focus gives us broad exposure to the latest technology-related trends, as well as seasoned business judgment.
We work hard to become the preferred investment partner for the most exceptional technology and media companies. From media to mobile to the cloud, IVP remains in the forefront of identifying tomorrow’s market leaders.