WK Technology Fund
WK Technology Fund is a full spectrum venture capital firm focused on the communications, semiconductor, IT and Internet & media sectors. It currently has $500M of funds under management and was founded in 1989 on the principle of providing strong support to its portfolio companies. WK Technology Fund specializes in investments in innovative component, systems, software, and service companies and are committed to helping entrepreneurs build great companies. www.wktechfund.com
Founded in 1982, Partech International is a leading global venture capital firm with offices in the U.S., Europe and Israel. With $850M under active management, our investment team focuses exclusively on Information Technology. Specific areas where we invest include Software & Internet, Healthcare IT, and Communications & Components. In each of these sectors, our team diligently sources companies with high return potential and disruptive technologies. It is our belief that "technology is global" and therefore, venture capital must be global. This global way of thinking and investing is not a new strategy for us. We have successfully executed this approach for over twenty years and like to think of ourselves as pioneers of international venture capital. Some of our globally successful companies include: Ascend Communications, Alvarion, Business Objects, Cadence, CSG Systems, Digital Island, Informatica, Pentasafe, VeriFone and Vignette.Partech's successful "International Venture Model" has been instrumental in building innovative start-ups into global leaders.
Dr. Keh-Shew Lu
Dr. Lu is an independent investor of LED Engin, Inc. Dr. Lu is currently the President & CEO and member of Board of Directors of Diodes, Inc. (Nasdaq: DIOD). Prior to that, Dr. Lu had held a number of senior management positions during his 27-year career with Texas Instruments Semiconductor Group including the position of Senior Vice President and Manager of Worldwide Mixed-Signal Products.
NGP Energy Technology Partners (NGP ETP)
Established in 2005, NGP ETP is a leading private equity firm investing equity capital for growth and buyout transactions for companies that provide products and services to the oil and gas, power, energy efficiency, and alternative energy sectors. NGP ETP, with $496 million in capital under management, is managed by investment professionals with extensive experience investing in virtually all types of energy technology and a strong track record of identifying strong management teams and working with them to create significant value. NGP ETP is an affiliate of NGP Energy Capital Management, a leading investment firm with over $9.5 billion of cumulative capital under management which serves the natural resources sector. NGP ETP is headquartered in Washington, D.C. and has offices in Dallas, TX and New Orleans, LA. www.ngpetp.com
GVT Fund, L.P.
GVT Fund, L.P., sponsored by Industrial Technology Investment Company, was established in May 2011 by a group of senior executives, many of whom previously worked and invested together in the venture capital and private equity fields in the Greater China region. The fund is an all encompassing investment firm that provides a unique approach coupled with valuable perspectives to grow and sustain ventures. The fund is primarily dedicated to long-term investment opportunities in Greater China with a proprietary focus on companies developing innovative components, telecom infrastructure, systems, renewable energy, energy efficiency, and other high-growth industries.
MITSUI SUMITOMO INSURANCE Venture Capital Co., Ltd.
Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Venture Capital, MSIVC, is the venture capital arm of Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance in MS & AD Insurance Group, the largest insurance company in Japan which has a strong sales network comprising over 300 bases in more than 40 countries and regions. Based in Tokyo since 1990, the firm has invested into promising companies across a variety of industry sectors both in Japan and in North America, while helping build significant enterprises. Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Venture Capital currently has funds under management worth US$ 300million. www.msivc.co.jp