Institutional Venture Partners Appoints Director of Marketing

Institutional Venture Partners Appoints Director of Marketing

Menlo Park, Calif. – July 8, 2008 – Institutional Venture Partners (IVP), a premier later-stage investment firm, is pleased to announce the addition of Gina Bauman as Director of Marketing.  Gina will be responsible for creating and managing the marketing and communication programs at IVP as well as working closely with firm’s portfolio companies.

 “Gina will play a key role in fostering awareness of IVP’s investment strategy and building partnerships with leading executives within the entrepreneurial community," said Todd Chaffee, General Partner. “Her deep understanding of the venture capital industry is a great addition to our partnership and we are delighted to welcome her to our team."

Ms. Bauman brings extensive marketing, communications and media relations experience to IVP. Gina joins IVP from BlueRun Ventures (BRV), a global venture capital firm, where she was responsible for marketing, communications and operations. In her ten year tenure with the firm she managed marketing strategy, public relations, website development, investor communications and portfolio company marketing support.

"I’m excited to join the IVP team," said Bauman. "IVP’s disciplined later-stage investment strategy has made them the leading firm in the industry. I look forward to working with the team and its dynamic network of entrepreneurs to help world class technology companies succeed."

Prior to joining BRV, Gina worked in an internationally recognized management consulting firm specializing in corporate strategy. Gina received her B.A. in Economics from University of Tartu, Estonia and M.B.A. from the San Francisco State University Graduate School of Business.

She also co-chairs the Marketing Communications Council of Entrepreneurs Foundation, a non-profit organization that works with over 400 companies in the US to promote corporate volunteerism and philanthropy.

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 investment firms in the United States. Founded in 1980, IVP specializes in venture growth investments, industry consolidations, recapitalizations, buyouts, and select public market transactions. During its 28-year history, IVP has invested in over 200 companies – with more than 80 IPOs. It has consistently delivered superior returns with a 27-year IRR of 43.2%. Since its inception, IVP has invested in such notable companies such as ArcSight (ARST), Ask Jeeves (IACI), Aspect Communications (ASPT), At Road (ARDI), (RHD), Chordiant (CHRD), Cirrus Logic (CRUS), Clarify (CLFY), ComScore (SCOR), Concur Technologies (CNQR), Danger (MSFT), Digital River (DRIV), Form Factor (FORM), Foundry Networks (FDRY), Juniper Networks (JNPR), LSI Logic (LSI), Mobile 365 (SY), MySQL (JAVA), Netflix (NFLX), Polycom (PLCM), Quigo (AOL), Seagate (STX), Synchronoss (SNCR), Tivo (TIVO), and Websense (WBSN). IVP has offices in Menlo Park and San Francisco, California. For more information, visit