Menlo Park, CA – April 6, 2011 – Institutional Venture Partners (IVP), one of the premier later-stage venture capital and growth equity firms, is pleased to announce that General Partners Todd Chaffee and Sandy Miller have been named to the prestigious Forbes Midas List of the Top 100 Tech Investors. Mr. Chaffee was ranked number 28 and Mr. Miller was number 38. IVP is one of the top performing firms in the venture capital industry. IVP has backed well-known companies such as Netflix, Polycom and Tivo and has invested in several high profile Internet companies including HomeAway, Kayak, LivingSocial, Twitter and Zynga.
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 led investments in Akamai, ArcSight, Ariba, ComScore, CyberSource, Digital River, Epiphany, Extensity, HomeAway, InphoMatch, Kayak, LivingSocial, LoopNet, Mobile 365, Mobileway, Netflix, Nuance Communications, Omniture, Open Market, 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 Program.
About Sandy Miller
Sandy joined IVP as a General Partner in April 2006. He has over 30 years of venture capital and technology investment experience and has served on over 20 public, private and philanthropic boards. Sandy has led investments in Carbonite, Constant Contact, Data Domain, FleetMatics, LiveOps, Merchant e-Solutions, Ngmoco, Placeware, SkyStream Networks, US Internetworking, 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 BA from the University of Virginia (Phi Beta Kappa), an MBA from Stanford Business School and a JD from Stanford Law School.
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 media and technology 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, LivingSocial, 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 http://www.ivp.com or follow IVP on Twitter: http://twitter.com/ivp.