Four IVP Partners Selected for AlwaysOn VC 100 List

IVP Has the Highest Percentage of Partners on the List in the Venture Capital Industry

Menlo Park , Calif. – November 18, 2009Institutional Venture Partners (IVP), one of the premier later-stage venture capital and growth equity firms, is pleased to announce that four of its General Partners: Todd Chaffee, Steve Harrick, Sandy Miller and Dennis Phelps, have been named to the AlwaysOn VC 100 List. AlwaysOn and its research partners selected the top 100 venture capitalists in the world based upon their investment exit success over the last four years. IVP’s recent exits include ArcSight (ARST), (RHD), ComScore (SCOR), Danger (MSFT), Data Domain (EMC), MySQL (JAVA), Omniture (ADBE) and Quigo (TWX). 

Here are the AlwaysOn descriptions of the IVP general partners who were selected for the AlwaysOn VC 100 List:

Todd Chaffee
General Partner, Institutional Venture Partners
Notable Exits:  ArcSight, AtRoad, ComScore, Mobile 365, Omniture

Stephen Harrick
General Partner, Institutional Venture Partners
Notable Exits:, MySQL

Sandy Miller
General Partner, Institutional Venture Partners
Notable Exits: Data Domain, SkyStream, USinternetworking, Vonage

Dennis Phelps
General Partner, Institutional Venture Partners
Notable Exits: Quigo, Synchronoss

The AlwaysOn VC 100 highlights the one hundred individuals who have backed the most profitable winners in the last four years. To compile the VC 100 List, the AlwaysOn editorial team sourced data from its research partners Morgan Stanley, VentureDeal and the 451 Group on more than 1,000 technology liquidity events in the last four years, from October 1, 2005 to September 30, 2009. The winning venture capitalists were selected based on total number and dollar amounts of successful M&A and IPO deals from their portfolio companies.  For IPOs, AlwaysOn examined opening market capitalization as well as subsequent stock performance, relative to the Nasdaq. For each investment, AlwaysOn counted one lead investor per firm, in order to identify the true dealmakers.

The AlwaysOn VC 100 will be honored at Venture Summit Silicon Valley at Rosewood Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park from December 8-9.

About Institutional Venture Partners (IVP)

With more than $2.2 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 XII, a $600 million later-stage fund focused on investments in rapidly-growing technology and media companies.  Founded in 1980, IVP has a 28-year IRR of 43.2% and has invested in over 300 companies, 85 of which have gone public.  IVP specializes in venture growth investments, industry rollups, founder liquidity transactions and select public market investments. Since its inception, IVP has invested in such notable companies as ArcSight (ARST), Ask Jeeves (IACI), Aspect Communications (ASPT), At Road (ARDI), (RHD), Clarify (CLFY), ComScore (SCOR), Concur Technologies (CNQR), Danger (MSFT), Digital River (DRIV), Form Factor (FORM), Foundry Networks (FDRY), HomeAway, Juniper Networks (JNPR), LSI Corporation (LSI), Mobile 365 (SY), MySQL (JAVA), Netflix (NFLX), Polycom (PLCM), Quigo (TWX), Seagate (STX), Synchronoss (SNCR), Tivo (TIVO), Twitter, Websense (WBSN) and Zynga.  For more information, visit