Menlo Park, CA – January 24, 2012 – Institutional Venture Partners (IVP), one of the premier later-stage venture capital and growth equity firms, is pleased to announce that Todd Chaffee, General Partner, will be speaking at the 2012 SuperInvestor conference. On Tuesday, January 31st, 2012, Bret Jepsen of San Francisco Employees Retirement System will be conducting a keynote interview of Todd.
The SuperInvestor conference, the most prestigious private equity Limited Partner/General Partner relations conference, will take place on January 30th to February 1st, 2012, at the Fairmont San Francisco. Hundreds of LPs and GPs are scheduled to be in attendance to learn from the wide range of speakers as well as attend sessions by the thought leaders behind some of today’s most successful investment firms.
“Todd is one of the most talented and successful investors in the venture capital industry,” said Bret Jepsen. “This is an excellent opportunity to hear some of the secrets to his success.”
IVP concluded a highly successful year with the IPOs of Zynga (ZNGA), HomeAway (AWAY), and Carbonite (CARB); and the significant M&A exits of Aster Data, ngmoco, and Tripwire. The firm also announced 12 new investments in 2011. IVP, which has backed innovative companies such as ArcSight, Dropbox, Kayak, LivingSocial, and Twitter, remains focused on identifying later-stage growth companies in the Internet & Digital Media, Enterprise IT, and Mobile & Communications sectors. In 2012, the firm will continue to pursue additional investments in rapidly-growing technology and media companies and partnering with exceptional management teams.
About Todd Chaffee
Todd Chaffee joined Institutional Venture Partners (IVP) in March 2000. He focuses on venture capital and growth equity investments in rapidly growing media, travel and technology companies. He has more than 25 years of operating and investment experience. Todd was recognized by Forbes Magazine as one of the top 100 venture capitalists in the world by his inclusion in the Forbes Midas List. He was also recognized by AlwaysOn as one of the top 100 venture capitalists by his inclusion in the AlwaysOn VC 100 List.
Todd has led investments in Akamai (AKAM), ArcSight (HPQ), Ariba (ARBA), Business Insider, ComScore (SCOR), CyberSource (CYBS), Digital River (DRIV), Epiphany (EPNY), Extensity (EXTN), H5 Technologies, HomeAway (AWAY), InphoMatch (SAP), Kayak, LivingSocial, LoopNet (LOOP), Mobile 365 (SAP), Mobileway (SAP), Netflix (NFLX), Nuance Communications (NUAN), Omniture (ADBE), Open Market (OMKT), Trintech (TTPA), Twitter, VeriSign (VRSN), Verisity (VRST) and Yahoo (YHOO). Todd has also actively participated in IVP’s investments in Advent Software (ADVS), Artisan Components (ARTI), At Road (TRMB), Business.com (DEXO), CafePress, Carbonite, Concur Technologies (CNQR), Danger (MSFT), MarkMonitor, Quigo Technologies (TWX), Sugar, Tripwire, Websense (WBSN) and Yodlee.
Prior to IVP, Todd was Executive Vice President of Visa International. His responsibilities included overseeing the Advanced Technology, Strategic Planning, Corporate Development and Equity Investment divisions for Visa. He was also the President of Visa Marketplace, Inc. (Visa’s investment subsidiary) and managed Visa’s global technology investment portfolio. Under Todd’s leadership, Visa’s venture capital operation generated more than $1.2 billion in gains and produced a 32.8x multiple of invested capital with an IRR of 243.4%.
Todd joined Visa in 1994 as Senior Vice President of Advanced Payment Systems. After establishing and growing Visa’s highly successful venture capital business, he was promoted to Executive Vice President of Visa International, becoming the youngest Executive Vice President in Visa’s history. Prior to Visa, Todd held management positions at Fortune 500 companies such as American Express, Wells Fargo/Norwest and TRW Information Systems Group. During his career, he also founded Grand Expeditions, Inc., a global luxury and adventure travel company with revenues in excess of $200 million.
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 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 technology and media companies. Founded in 1980, IVP has invested in over 300 companies, 89 of which have gone public. IVP is one of the top performing firms in the industry and has a 30 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), Aspect Communications, ComScore (SCOR), Concur Technologies (CNQR), Digital River (DRIV), Dropbox, HomeAway (AWAY), Juniper Networks (JNPR), Kayak, LegalZoom, LivingSocial, MySQL (ORCL), Netflix (NFLX), Polycom (PLCM), Seagate (STX), Shazam, Synchronoss (SNCR), Tivo (TIVO), Twitter, and Zynga (ZNGA). For more information, visit https://www.ivp.com or follow IVP on Twitter at @ivp.