The New York Times and CB Insights Names Sandy Miller and Todd Chaffee to the Top 100 Venture Capitalists List for the Second Year in a Row

Menlo Park, CA, April 6, 2017IVP, a premier later-stage venture capital and growth equity firm, is pleased to announce that General Partners Sandy Miller and Todd Chaffee have been named to The New York Times and CB Insights List of the Top 100 Venture Capitalists for the second year in a row.  CB Insights, a research firm that tracks the venture capital industry, and The New York Times worked together to create a data-driven ranking based on factors such as investment performance, consistency, and reputation to identify the top 100 venture capitalists in the world.  Mr. Miller is ranked #41 on the list and has been a partner with IVP for 11 years.  Mr. Chaffee is ranked #97 and has been a partner with IVP for 17 years.  IVP is one of the top performing firms in the venture capital industry with a 36-year IRR of 43.2%.  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.  IVP typically serves as a lead investor in later-stage rounds with equity investments ranging from $10 to $100 million.

About Sandy Miller

Mr. Miller joined IVP as a Managing Director and General Partner in April 2006.  He has more than 35 years of venture capital and technology investment banking experience and has served on over 25 public, private, and philanthropic boards.  Mr. Miller has led investments in AddThis, Carbonite,, Constant Contact, Data Domain, Datalogix, FleetMatics, Merchant e-Solutions, Ngmoco, OnDeck, Placeware, Sauce Labs, SkyStream Networks, SoFi, Supercell, US Internetworking, Vonage, Zerto, and Zynga.  He co-founded Thomas Weisel Partners and then ran U.S. later-stage venture investing at 3i, a global investment firm.  He was also a Managing Director at Montgomery Securities, Merrill Lynch, and DLJ, and a strategy consultant at Bain.  Mr. Miller earned a B.A. from the University of Virginia (Phi Beta Kappa), an M.B.A. from Stanford Business School, and a J.D. from Stanford Law School.

About Todd Chaffee

Mr. Chaffee joined IVP as a Managing Director and General Partner in March 2000.   He has more than 25 years of operating and investment experience.  Mr. Chaffee has led investments in Akamai, ArcSight, Ariba, Business Insider, Compass, ComScore, CyberSource, Digital River, Domo, Epiphany, Extensity, General Assembly, Hipmunk, HomeAway, Inspirato, Kayak, Klarna, LivingSocial, LoopNet, Mobile 365, Netflix, Nuance Communications, Omniture, Open Market, Pandora, Trintech, Twitter, VeriSign, Verisity, Vessel, Whip Networks, and Yahoo.  Prior to IVP, he was Executive Vice President of Visa where his responsibilities included overseeing Visa’s Advanced Technology, Strategic Planning, Corporate Development, and Equity Investment divisions.  He was also the President of Visa Marketplace, Inc. and managed Visa’s global technology investment portfolio.  Mr. Chaffee 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 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, 105 of which have gone public.  IVP is one of the top-performing firms in the industry and has a 36-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 (CSCO), Business Insider (Axel Springer), Buddy Media (CRM), Casper, Compass, Datalogix (ORCL), Domo, Dropbox, Dropcam (GOOG), Fleetmatics (FLTX), GitHub, HomeAway (AWAY), The Honest Company, Kayak (PCLN), Klarna, LegalZoom, LifeLock (LOCK), Marketo (MKTO), Mindbody (MB), MySQL (ORCL), Netflix (NFLX), Omniture (ADBE), Personal Capital, Pure Storage (PSTG), Slack, Snap (SNAP), SoFi, Supercell (SoftBank), Synchronoss (SNCR), Tanium, Twitter (TWTR), Yext, and Zynga (ZNGA).  For more information, visit or follow IVP on Twitter: @ivp.