James Newell Joins Institutional Venture Partners

Menlo Park , Calif. –September 21, 2009 – Institutional Venture Partners (IVP), one of the premier later-stage venture capital and growth equity firms, is pleased to announce the addition of James Newell to their investment team.  James joins the firm as an Associate.

“We continue to attract exceptional talent and this recent addition complements our group of professionals very well," said Dennis Phelps, General Partner.  “James has solid and successful industry experience and will strengthen our later-stage technology and media investing practice. We are delighted to welcome James to our team."

Prior to joining IVP, James was an associate at Bank of America Merrill Lynch in the Investment Banking Division in the San Francisco Bay Area. While at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, James worked on strategic and financing transactions for a number of leading technology and digital media companies including Symantec, VMware, TIBCO, AOL and SGI.

James earned a B.A. in Economics and a B.A. in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance from The University of Washington.

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), Business.com (RHD), Clarify (CLFY), ComScore (SCOR), Concur Technologies (CNQR), Danger (MSFT), Digital River (DRIV), Form Factor (FORM), Foundry Networks (FDRY), Juniper Networks (JNPR), LSI Corporation (LSI), Mobile 365 (SY), MySQL (JAVA), Netflix (NFLX), Polycom (PLCM), Quigo (TWX), Seagate (STX), Synchronoss (SNCR), Tivo (TIVO) and Websense (WBSN).  IVP has offices in Menlo Park and San Francisco, California. For more information, visit www.ivp.com.