Louise Ireland Joins IVP

Menlo Park, Calif. – October 27, 2015 – IVP, one of the premier later-stage venture capital and growth equity firms, is pleased to announce a new addition to its investment team. Louise Ireland joins IVP as an Associate and will focus on identifying and evaluating later-stage investments across the technology industry, including enterprise software, Internet, and mobile.

“We were incredibly impressed with Louise’s passion for both growth stage technology companies and the venture capital industry,” said Somesh Dash, General Partner. “Her experience at J.P. Morgan will enable her to be a value added member of our Investment Team. We couldn’t be more excited about her joining IVP.”

Prior to joining IVP, Louise worked in the Financial Institutions Investment Banking Group at J.P. Morgan, where she was involved in numerous transformative strategic and financing transactions for a variety of companies across the specialty finance sector. Louise graduated with honors from Brown University, where she earned a B.A. in Economics and was also a member of the nationally ranked crew team.

IVP is one of the top performing firms in the venture capital industry with a 34-year IRR of 43.2%. Most recently, Forbes named IVP as one of the Top 5 Venture Capital Firms with the most exits on the 2015 Midas List. IVP was also ranked #1 in GrowthCap’s 2015 Top 25 Growth Equity Firms list.

IVP is currently investing IVP XV, a $1.4 billion later-stage venture capital and growth equity fund, and manages $5.4 billion in committed capital. The firm has backed many well known consumer companies such as Business Insider, Casper, Dropcam, HomeAway, Kayak, LegalZoom, LifeLock, Netflix, Prosper, Shazam, Snapchat, SoFi, SoundCloud, Supercell, The Honest Company, and Twitter. Notable enterprise investments include AlienVault, AppDynamics, Datalogix, Domo, Dropbox, Fleetmatics, GitHub, Marketo, MySQL, Omniture, OnDeck, Pure Storage, Slack, Sumo Logic, Tanium, and Zenefits.

IVP remains committed to its focused strategy of supporting rapidly-growing technology and media companies and partnering closely with exceptional management teams. IVP is typically a lead investor and commits $10-100 million in invested capital per company.

About IVP
With $5.4 billion of committed capital, 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 103 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, Business Insider (Axel Springer), Buddy Media (CRM), Datalogix (ORCL), Domo, Dropbox, Dropcam (GOOG), Fleetmatics (FLTX), GitHub, HomeAway (AWAY), Kayak (PCLN), LegalZoom, LifeLock (LOCK), Marketo (MKTO), MySQL (ORCL), Netflix (NFLX), Omniture (ADBE), OnDeck (ONDK), Prosper, Pure Storage (PSTG), RetailMeNot (SALE), Shazam, Slack, Snapchat, SoFi, SoundCloud, Supercell (SoftBank), Synchronoss (SNCR), Tanium, The Honest Company, Twitter (TWTR), Zenefits, and Zynga (ZNGA). For more information, visit www.ivp.com or follow IVP on Twitter: @ivp.