Eric Liaw and Jules Maltz Named on the 2018 GrowthCap Top 40 Under 40 Growth Investors List

Menlo Park, CA – November 27, 2018  – IVP, a premier later-stage venture capital and growth equity firm, is pleased to announce that Eric Liaw and Jules Maltz have been named to the 2018 GrowthCap Top 40 Under 40 Growth Investors List.  The list highlights the most exceptional private capital investors in the growth segment and highlighted Eric and Jules as individual top performers boasting some of the strongest portfolios in the industry.

This is the fourth time for Mr. Maltz to be recognized.  “It’s an amazing time to work in later-stage investing,” said Jules Maltz.  “Companies are growing faster than ever with the potential to reach hundreds of millions of users and meaningful revenue within a very short timeframe.  I feel lucky to be able to work with many purpose-driven entrepreneurs and partner with them to create the market leaders of the future.”

“At IVP, we are a dedicated group of investment professionals who specialize in later-stage company growth,” said Eric Liaw.  “Growth is our doctrine – we truly believe it’s the key catalyst that separates the ultimate winners from the rest of the pack.  The best part of my job is working with passionate entrepreneurs who inspire their organizations to reach beyond what they thought possible.  We pride ourselves on the consistency in our approach to partnering with management through both ups and downs.  By supporting our companies with lessons learned from both success and disappointment, we’re grateful to play a role in our companies’ journeys from nascent start-ups to their full potential as market-defining businesses that touch the lives of their customers, employees, and stakeholders.”

IVP is one of the top performing firms in the venture capital industry with a 37-year IRR of 43.1%.  IVP is currently investing IVP XVI, a $1.5 billion later-stage venture capital and growth equity fund, and manages $7 billion in committed capital.  The firm is committed to its focused strategy of investing in rapidly-growing technology companies and partnering closely with exceptional management teams.

About Eric Liaw

Eric joined IVP in 2011 and focuses on high-growth opportunities across the enterprise software, internet, mobile, and fintech markets.  Eric has invested $700 million during his time with IVP.  Active investments for Eric include AdRoll, App Annie, Coinbase, Datadog, Deputy, Glossier, The Honest Company, IEX, Klarna, Lulus, MasterClass, MINDBODY, The Players’ Tribune, UiPath, and ZipRecruiter.  Prior investments in Dropcam, GitHub, OnDeck, RetailMeNot, Supercell, and Wikia have resulted in significant realized returns for IVP’s investors.  Eric’s nomination to the 2018 40 Under 40 included consistent praise of his analytical mindset, persistence, hustle, and ability to create substantive relationships with technology CEOs.

Eric started his investing career with TCV and prior to that spent time with Morgan Stanley after earning a Bachelors and a Masters degree from Stanford University.

About Jules Maltz

Jules joined IVP in 2008.  He primarily focuses on later-stage venture investments in the software and internet sectors.  He led IVP’s investments in Buddy Media, Checkr, Dropbox, G2 Crowd, Grammarly, Hims, MuleSoft, NerdWallet, Oportun, Slack, Tala, TransferWise, and Zendesk among others.  Over his career, Jules has participated in multiple exits at valuations in excess of $1 billion.  He was named to the 2018 Forbes Midas List and has earned previous recognition from both GrowthCap and Forbes as a top investor.  Jules is also involved with Mind Share Partners, a nonprofit focused on improving workplace mental health.

Jules graduated magna cum laude with a B.A. in Economics from Yale University.  He also holds an M.B.A. from Stanford University, earning recognition as a Siebel Scholar and an Arjay Miller Scholar.  He began his career as a technology investment banker at Robertson Stephens and Bank of America Securities.  Following his time in banking, Jules worked at 3i, where he focused on early and late-stage investments across the internet, mobile, and software sectors.

About IVP

With $7 billion of committed capital, 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 400 companies with 108 IPOs.  IVP is one of the top-performing firms in the industry and has a 37-year IRR of 43.1%.  IVP specializes in venture growth investments, industry rollups, founder liquidity transactions, and select public market investments.  IVP investments include such notable companies as AppDynamics (CSCO), Buddy Media (CRM), Casper, Coinbase, Compass, CrowdStrike, Datalogix (ORCL), Dropbox (DBX), Dropcam (GOOG), Fleetmatics (FLTX), GitHub (MSFT), Glossier, HomeAway (AWAY), The Honest Company, Kayak (PCLN), Klarna, LegalZoom, LifeLock (LOCK), Marketo (MKTO), Mindbody (MB), MuleSoft (CRM), Netflix (NFLX), Omniture (ADBE), Pure Storage (PSTG), Rubrik, Slack, Snap (SNAP), SoFi, Supercell (SoftBank), Tanium, TransferWise, Twitter (TWTR), Yext (YEXT), ZenDesk (ZEN), ZipRecruiter, and Zynga (ZNGA).  For more information, visit or follow IVP on Twitter: @ivp.