Menlo Park, CA – March 23, 2011 – Institutional Venture Partners (IVP), one of the premier later-stage venture capital and growth equity firms, is pleased to announce the addition of Eric Liaw as Vice President. Eric will focus primarily on later-stage private and public market investments in high growth companies across a variety of sectors including enterprise software and the Internet.
“Eric’s experience in the technology and media markets will further strengthen our investment activity in these areas,“ said Norm Fogelsong, General Partner. “We are delighted to welcome Eric to our team."
Prior to joining IVP, Eric was with Technology Crossover Ventures (TCV) where he evaluated and completed minority and control investments in the Internet and software sectors. Eric was actively involved in originating, executing and managing a number of investments. Earlier in his career, Eric was a member of Morgan Stanley’s Technology Investment Banking Group. During his time at Morgan Stanley, Eric was involved in strategic and financing transactions valued at over $4 billion for clients across multiple technology sectors. Eric previously consulted for a number of privately-held Internet companies and also held technical and marketing positions with Trend Micro and Canon Software Publishing.
Eric holds a B.A. in Economics with a minor in Computer Science and an M.S. in Management Science and Engineering, both from Stanford University.
About Institutional Venture Partners (IVP)
With $3 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. The partnership is currently investing IVP XIII, a $750 million later-stage fund focused on investments in rapidly growing technology and digital media companies. Founded in 1980, IVP has invested in over 300 companies, 86 of which have gone public. IVP has a 30 year IRR of 43.2% and is one of the top performing firms in the industry. 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), Aspect Communications, At Road (TRMB), Business.com (DEXO), Clarify (DOX), ComScore (SCOR), Concur Technologies (CNQR), Danger (MSFT), Digital River (DRIV), Foundry Networks (BRCD), HomeAway, Juniper Networks (JNPR), Kayak, LSI Corporation (LSI), Mobile 365 (SAP), MySQL (ORCL), Netflix (NFLX), Polycom (PLCM), Quigo (TWX), Seagate (STX), Synchronoss (SNCR), Tivo (TIVO), Twitter, Websense (WBSN) and Zynga. For more information, visit https://www.ivp.com or follow IVP on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ivp.