IVP XV is the Firm’s Largest Fund to Date and Will Finance High-Growth Technology Companies
Menlo Park, Calif. – April 23, 2015 – Institutional Venture Partners (IVP), a later-stage venture capital and growth equity firm, today announced IVP XV, a $1.4 billion fund. This is the largest fund raised in the firm’s 35-year history and brings cumulative committed capital to $5.4 billion. The fund was significantly oversubscribed, with IVP’s existing Limited Partners contributing the vast majority of the fund.
The fund’s General Partners are Todd Chaffee, Somesh Dash, Steve Harrick, Eric Liaw, Jules Maltz, Sandy Miller, and Dennis Phelps. After 26 years as a General Partner at IVP, Norm Fogelsong will serve the new fund as an Advisory Partner. Collectively, the Partners have more than 150 years of venture capital and operating experience.
“I have invested with the IVP team for over a decade now and they consistently deliver exceptional performance for us,” said Limited Partner Rick Hayes of Jasper Ridge Partners. “I continue to be impressed by the way this multi-generational team maintains their industry leadership position throughout investment cycles.”
IVP partners with talented entrepreneurs to finance rapidly growing technology and media companies that are addressing large market opportunities. Since its inception in 1980, IVP has invested in over 300 companies and 101 of those have gone public.
IVP has backed many well known consumer companies such as HomeAway, Kayak, LegalZoom, LifeLock, Netflix, Prosper, Shazam, Snapchat, SoundCloud, Supercell, The Honest Company, and Twitter. Successful enterprise investments include AppDynamics, ArcSight, ComScore, Datalogix, Domo, Dropbox, Fleetmatics, Marketo, MySQL, Omniture, OnDeck, Pure Storage, Slack, and Zenefits. With IVP XV, the firm will continue to invest in both the consumer and enterprise sectors throughout the United States.
“IVP has invested in both of my companies and I have personally invested in IVP’s two most recent funds,” said Josh James, CEO of Domo. “The IVP team is absolutely one of the best in the business. Their partners are smart, they ask great questions, and they have been incredibly helpful to us over the years. I consider them a trusted resource and a great partner.“
With the new fund, IVP plans to invest $10 to $100 million per company in 12 to 15 businesses each year. The firm believes that this highly selective approach is an essential driver of fund performance. Given its focused expertise in later-stage investing, IVP offers entrepreneurs many years of experience in helping companies recruit exceptional executives, scale operations, refine business strategies, and expand internationally.
About Institutional Venture Partners (IVP)
With $5.4 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. Founded in 1980, IVP has invested in over 300 companies and 101 have gone public. IVP is one of the top-performing firms in the industry and has a 34-year IRR of 43.2%. IVP specializes in venture growth investments, industry rollups, founder liquidity transactions, and select public market investments. IVP investments include such notable companies as AppDynamics, ArcSight (HPQ), Buddy Media (CRM), ComScore, Datalogix (ORCL), Domo, Dropbox, Dropcam (GOOG), Fleetmatics (FLTX), HomeAway (AWAY), Kayak (PCLN), LegalZoom, LifeLock (LOCK), Marketo (MKTO), MySQL (ORCL), Netflix (NFLX), Omniture (ADBE), OnDeck (ONDK), Prosper, Pure Storage, RetailMeNot (SALE), Shazam, Slack, Snapchat, SoundCloud, Supercell, Synchronoss (SNCR), The Honest Company, Twitter (TWTR), Zenefits, and Zynga (ZNGA). For more information, visit https://www.ivp.com or follow IVP on Twitter: @ivp.