Menlo Park, Calif. – September 10, 2015 – Institutional Venture Partners (IVP), one of the premier later-stage venture capital and growth equity firms, is pleased to announce a new addition to its investment team. Michael Giampapa joins IVP as an Associate and will focus on identifying and evaluating later-stage enterprise software, Internet, and mobile investments.
“Mike is a talented investment professional with experience in both technology investment banking and investment management,” said Todd Chaffee, General Partner. “He complements our existing team perfectly and we are excited to welcome him to IVP.”
Prior to IVP, Michael worked in the Technology Investment Banking Group at J.P. Morgan, where he was involved in numerous strategic and financing transactions for a variety of companies across the enterprise software, hardware, Internet, and semiconductor sectors. He also worked in the Investment Management Group at J.P. Morgan, where he was focused on analyzing public market investments across the hardware and semiconductor sectors. Mike graduated with honors from Johns Hopkins University, where he earned a B.A. in Economics and was also a member of the football 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 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.
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 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 102 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 (SCOR), 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.