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Applied Materials Applied Ventures, LLC is the venture capital fund of Applied Materials, Inc., (NASDAQ: AMAT), the global leader in nano-manufacturing technology solutions for the electronics industry with a broad portfolio of innovative equipment, service, and software products. Applied Ventures invests in early-stage technology companies that promise to deliver high growth and exceptional returns.
ARCH Venture Partners ARCH Venture Partners is one of the largest seed venture capital firms operating nationally in the U.S. Founded in the mid-1980s and now managing more than $1 billion in assets, ARCH specializes in co-founding and building companies around research emanating from major academic research universities, national laboratories, and corporate research labs in the U.S.
Global Venture Capital Global Venture Capital (gvc) is an independent, Tokyo-based partnership managing venture capital funds. Since 1997, gvc has been responsible for managing a series of venture capital funds with direct investments in over 35 companies both inside and outside of Japan. gvc’s investment strategy is make investments in early-stage ventures located around the globe that have the potential and interest in developing business opportunities in Japan and/or other economies of Asia.
IllinoisVENTURES is a premier seed and early-stage technology investment firm focused on research-derived companies in information technologies, physical sciences, life sciences and clean technology. They start and build globally-competitive businesses based on work conducted at Midwest Universities and federal laboratories.
Intersouth Partners Intersouth Partners is one of the most active and experienced venture funds in the Southeast, having invested in more than 90 private companies over the last two decades. Founded in 1985, Intersouth manages $780 million in seven venture capital limited partnerships, making it the largest venture capital fund in North Carolina and one of the largest in the Southeast.
In-Q-Tel In-Q-Tel is the not-for-profit, strategic investment firm that works to identify, adapt, and deliver innovative technology solutions to support the mission of the U.S. Intelligence Community. Launched by the CIA in 1999 as a private, independent organization, In-Q-Tel’s mission is to identify and partner with companies developing cutting-edge technologies that serve the national security interests of the United States. Working from an evolving strategic blueprint defining the Intelligence Community’s critical technology needs, In-Q-Tel engages with entrepreneurs, growth companies, researchers, and investors to deliver technologies that provide superior capabilities for the CIA and the larger Intelligence Community. In-Q-Tel concentrates on several broad commercial technology areas, including applications software and analytics; bio, chemical, and nanotechnology; communications and infrastructure; digital identity and security; and embedded systems and power. To date, In-Q-Tel has engaged with more than 140 companies and delivered more than 140 technology solutions to the Intelligence Community. To learn more about In-Q-Tel, visit www.iqt.org
Morgan Creek Capital Management Morgan Creek Capital Management, LLC is an SEC-registered investment adviser providing investment management services to institutions and wealthy families. We offer a customized investment solution to clients in need of a targeted investment program, as well as discretionary strategies to assist clients in building investment programs based on the University Endowment Model. Morgan Creek was founded in July 2004 by Mark W. Yusko, former Chief Investment Officer of The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (“UNC”) Endowment, and nearly a quarter of our investment team have endowment backgrounds. We have 66 employees in offices around the world, including 29 investment professionals. Our headquarters is in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. In addition, we have offices in New York, Hong Kong, Shanghai and Singapore.
Siemens The Siemens Energy Sector is the world’s leading supplier of a complete spectrum of products, services and solutions for power generation in thermal power plants and using renewables, power transmission in grids and for the extraction, processing and transport of oil and gas. In fiscal 2011 (ended September 30), the Energy Sector had revenues of EUR27.6 billion and received new orders totaling approximately EUR34.8 billion and posted a profit of more than EUR4.1 billion. On September 30, 2011, the Energy Sector had a work force of more than 97,000. Further information is available at: http://www.energy.siemens.com/entry/energy/hq/en/
X-FAB X-FAB is the leading analog/mixed-signal foundry group manufacturing silicon wafers for analog-digital integrated circuits (mixed-signal ICs). As a specialty foundry for so-called “More than Moore” technologies, X-FAB creates a clear alternative to typical foundry services by combining solid, specialized expertise in advanced analog and mixed-signal process technologies with excellent service, a high level of responsiveness and first-class technical support. It manufactures wafers for automotive, industrial, consumer, medical, and other applications on advanced modular CMOS and BiCMOS processes with technologies ranging from 1.0 to 0.18 µm, and special BCD, SOI and MEMS long-lifetime processes. X-FAB maintains wafer production facilities in Erfurt and Dresden (Germany), Lubbock, Texas (US) and Kuching, Sarawak (Malaysia), and employs approximately 2,500 people worldwide.The company’s combined manufacturing capacity is currently 62,000 8-inch equivalent wafer starts per month. X-FAB customers benefit from high-performance technologies, excellent technical design and prototyping services; and fast, easy and flexible foundry access worldwide. For more information, please go to: www.xfab.com