Menlo Park, CA, May 8, 2013 – 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, Sandy Miller, and Steve Harrick 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 23rd, Mr. Miller 42nd, and Mr. Harrick 81st. IVP is one of the top performing firms in the venture capital industry and one of only 12 firms that have three or more Partners on the list. IVP, an investor in innovative companies, such as AppDynamics, Aerohive Networks, Dropbox, HomeAway, Kayak, Supercell, Twitter, and Zynga, is committed to its focused strategy of investing in rapidly-growing technology and media companies and partnering closely with exceptional management teams.
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, Domo, Digital River, Epiphany, Extensity, Hipmunk, HomeAway, InphoMatch, Inspirato, 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 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, On Deck, One Kings Lane, Placeware, SkyStream Networks, Supercell, 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 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 School.
About Steve Harrick
Steve joined IVP as a General Partner in October 2001. He has more than 15 years of venture capital experience. Steve has been included on Midas Lists since 2009. Steve has led investments in Aerohive Networks, AppDynamics, Aster Data Systems, Buddy Meida, Business.com, CafePress, eHealth, Eucalyptus Systems, LegalZoom, MarkMonitor, MySQL, Personal Capital, RGB Networks, Spiceworks, Teros, Tripwire, Varolii, and WebEx. Before joining IVP, Steve worked for the Internet Capital Group (ICG) as Vice President of Acquisitions. Prior to ICG, Steve worked for Highland Capital Partners in Boston, Massachusetts. Before entering the venture capital industry in 1997, Steve worked in new business development for Netscape Communications and as a Financial Analyst in mergers and acquisitions for Morgan Stanley. Steve earned a B.A. in History from Yale University and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.
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. The partnership is currently investing IVP XIV, a $1 billion later-stage fund focused on investments in rapidly growing technology and media companies. Founded in 1980, IVP has invested in over 300 companies, 93 of which have gone public. IVP is one of the top performing firms in the industry and has a 32-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 (KYAK), LegalZoom, LifeLock (LOCK), Marketo, MobileIron, MySQL (ORCL), Netflix (NFLX), Omniture (ADBE), One Kings Lane, Polycom (PLCM), RetailMeNot, Seagate (STX), Shazam, Synchronoss (SNCR), Tivo (TIVO), Twitter, and Zynga (ZNGA). For more information, visit https://www.ivp.com or follow IVP on Twitter: @ivp