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IVP Concludes Successful Year

12/18/14
IVP Surpasses 100 Portfolio Company IPOs with Five IPOs in 2014... Read More

Congratulations to our friends at OnDeck!

12/17/14
OnDeck is the most highly valued New York-based, venture-backed technology company to go public this century.... Read More

IVP Welcomes Woven Digital to Its Portfolio

12/11/14
Woven Digital, a publisher of fast-growing pop culture news and entertainment sites which include UPROXX and Brobible, today announced that it has raised $18 million in Series A financing led by Institutional Venture Partners (IVP).... Read More

IVP Welcomes ThreatStream to Its Portfolio

12/4/14
ThreatStream offers enterprise customers a revolutionary model to protect their sensitive data and core infrastructure. We are excited to be working with a true visionary - Hugh Njemanze - once again.... Read More

IVP Welcomes Whipclip to Its Portfolio

12/3/14
Longtime Los Angeles entrepreneur Richard Rosenblatt is launching a startup called Whipclip in private beta today, striking a series of deals with big media companies and attracting a roster of entertainment and venture investors to back a mobile app that allows consumers to clip popular moments from television.... Read More

VC Norm Fogelsong on how his firm scored with Yodlee, Marketo

10/6/14
Norm Fogelsong, who has invested with Institutional Venture Partners since 1989, talked about its success as it celebrated the 100th IPO from its portfolio when Yodlee went public last week.... Read More

IVP celebrates 100th IPO with Yodlee going public on NASDAQ

10/3/14
Yodlee is the 100th company from IVP’s portfolio to go public and marks a special landmark for IVP.... Read More

Todd Chaffee: Technology investor. Midas List VC. Travel junkie.

9/24/14
Midas list VC Todd Chaffee spoke with TechRepublic about his career as a VC, his take on the state of the industry, and why he believes the right founders are key to successful startups.... Read More

IVP Welcomes xAd to its Portfolio!

9/4/14
xAd, the global location marketplace, today announced that it has raised $50 million in a combined equity and debt financing led by IVP... Read More

Eric Liaw Means Business

8/27/14
Eric Liaw of IVP has been at the center of two of this week’s biggest deals, both of which happen to be in L.A.... Read More

Zipping Right Along… ZipRecruiter Raises $63 million from IVP to Accelerate Growth

8/26/14
Great companies are often started by founders who are trying to solve a simple personal pain point...... Read More

IVP Welcomes ZipRecruiter to its Portfolio!

8/26/14
ZipRecruiter, the market-leading hiring platform for small and medium sized businesses (SMBs), today announced that it closed a $63MM Series A funding round led by Institutional Venture Partners (IVP)... Read More

Bryan Hsu Joins Institutional Venture Partners

8/22/14
IVP is pleased to announce a new addition to its investment team. Bryan Hsu joins IVP as an Associate.... Read More

Sandy Miller's Byline - The JOBS Act Progress Report

8/14/14
Recently, the soul-searching and spirited talk about the long-term health and sustainability of the IPO market has included much discussion of the benefits brought by the JOBS Act. But is it working?... Read More

IVP Promotes Kelly O’Kane and Parsa Saljoughian

7/1/14
IVP is pleased to announce that it has promoted Kelly O’Kane and Parsa Saljoughian to Senior Associate.... Read More

Jules Maltz on SaaS Money Metrics

6/26/14
Jules Maltz at PreMoney 2014 conference presenting "SaaS Money Metrics: Why VCs Should Focus More on Retention Than Growth"... Read More

Dropcam + Nest = Connecting You to Your Home

6/22/14
Nest announced that it is acquiring Dropcam for $555 million in cash. This is a momentous occasion for Dropcam, and we congratulate co-founders Greg Duffy and Aamir Virani and the rest of the Dropcam team!... Read More

MobileIron Announces Pricing of IPO

6/12/14
MobileIron, Inc. (Nasdaq: MOBL) today announced the pricing of its initial public offering... Read More

A Month of Zen

6/3/14
IVP is proud to announce two exciting new investments last month: Zenefits and Zendesk.... Read More

IVP Adds Zenefits to Its Portfolio

6/3/14
Zenefits, a free, cloud-based HR platform that automates and eliminates time-consuming HR tasks for small- and medium-sized businesses, announced today it has raised $66.5 million with significant investments by Andreessen Horowitz and Institutional Venture Partners (IVP).... Read More

IVP Appoints Vice President of Talent and Venture Services

5/7/14
IVP is pleased to announce the addition of Saydeah Howard as Vice President of Talent and Venture Services.... Read More

IVP Credits Prosper Marketplace with Disruption of Consumer Lending

5/5/14
Here are a few reasons why we believe Prosper Marketplace is perfectly positioned to transform consumer lending:... Read More

IVP Welcomes Prosper to its Portfolio

5/5/14
Prosper Marketplace, Inc., a leading peer-to-peer lending company, today announced it has raised $70 million in additional funding to fuel the company's growth and expansion.... Read More

Big Market, Deep Technology And A Great Team – That’s How IVP (Ad)Rolls

4/21/14
Here's why AdRoll stands out to us and we are thrilled to become an investor in the company... Read More

IVP Welcomes AdRoll to its Portfolio

4/21/14
AdRoll, the world's most widely adopted retargeting platform, announced today that it closed a $70 million funding round... Read More

Aerohive Announces Pricing of Initial Public Offering

3/27/14
Aerohive Networks, Inc. announced the pricing of its initial public offering of 7,500,000 shares of its common stock at a price to the public of $10 per share. The shares are expected to begin trading on the New York Stock Exchange on March 28, 2014 under the symbol “HIVE.”... Read More

IVP's Chaffee and Miller Honored on The Forbes Midas List

3/26/14
IVP's General Partners Todd Chaffee and Sandy Miller have been named to the prestigious Forbes Midas List of the Top 100 Tech Investors. The Midas List identifies the venture capitalists who are generating exceptional returns for their investors while helping create the most impactful and valuable companies. Mr. Chaffee is ranked 18th and Mr. Miller 38th.... Read More

IVP Adds General Assembly to its Portfolio

3/7/14
General Assembly, or GA as it is affectionately known, announced this morning that it closed its most recent round of funding with Institutional Venture Partners (IVP) as the lead investor.... Read More

IVP Opens New Office in San Francisco

2/27/14
IVP is pleased to announce that it has opened a satellite office in San Francisco.... Read More

IVP Welcomes ZEFR to its Portfolio

2/26/14
ZEFR, a leading platform that builds social marketing and rights management software for online video, announced today that it has raised $30 million in a new financing, led IVP... Read More

IVP Adds Crowdfunding Leader Indiegogo to its Portfolio

1/28/14
Today, IVP announced Indiegogo, the world’s largest and fastest-growing crowdfunding platform, is joining its tech and media focused portfolio.... Read More

Why SoundCloud Will Rule the Digital Audio World

1/24/14
IVP is excited to announce that we led the most recent investment round at SoundCloud.... Read More

Care.com Prices Initial Public Offering

1/23/14
Care.com, Inc. (NYSE: CRCM) today announced the pricing of its initial public offering of 5,350,000 shares of common stock at a price to the public of $17.00 per share. The shares are expected to begin trading on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol “CRCM” on Friday, January 24, 2014.... Read More

What Tech CEOs Really Need to Know, Pre-IPO

1/21/14
Sandy Miller gives seven tips for CEOs to ensure you are on your way to a very successful IPO... Read More

IVP Concludes Successful Year - Three Portfolio Companies with Billion-Dollar IPOs

12/16/13
During 2013, IVP welcomed the IPOs of Marketo (MKTO), RetailMeNot (SALE), and Twitter (TWTR), and distributed over $500 million in capital back to its Limited Partners. IVP now has eight companies in its portfolio that have publicly-traded market capitalizations in excess of $1 billion.... Read More

Twitter Lists IPO on the NYSE

11/7/13
Twitter, Inc. will visited the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on Thursday, Nov. 7 to celebrate the company’s completion of its initial public offering and first day of trading.... Read More

Softbank and GungHo acquired a 51% interest in Supercell

10/16/13
On October 15, 2013, our friends at Supercell, led by co-founders Ilkka Paananen and Mikko Kodisoja, announced that the company received a $1.5 billion strategic investment from SoftBank and GungHo.... Read More

RetailMeNot Prices Initial Public Offering

7/18/13
RetailMeNot, Inc., the world's largest digital coupon marketplace, today announced its initial public offering... Read More

IVP Welcomes Ayasdi to its Portfolio

7/16/13
Ayasdi has raised $30.6 million in Series B venture funding, led by IVP with participation from Citi Ventures, GE Ventures, and existing investors Khosla Ventures and FLOODGATE also participated in the round. In conjunction with the financing, Steve Harrick from IVP will join Ayasdi’s Board of Directors.... Read More

Ten Reasons Why IVP Invested in Snapchat

6/24/13
Snapchat today announced it recently closed a new round of financing with IVP as the lead investor. We are excited and proud to officially confirm the rumors.... Read More

Marketo Announces Pricing of IPO

5/16/13
Marketo, the provider of a leading cloud-based marketing software platform, announced today the pricing of its initial public offering... Read More

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