SS8 is privately owned and backed by the leading investment firms in Silicon Valley as well as renowned global investment bankers. Our investors have been essential in enabling SS8 to become a global leader in the end-to-end communications and cyber intelligence industry and expanding our business.
Goldman Sachs is a leading global investment banking, securities and investment management firm that provides a wide range of services worldwide to a substantial and diversified client base that includes corporations, financial institutions, governments and high-net-worth individuals.
Intel Capital, Intel's global investment organization, makes equity investments in innovative technology start-ups and companies worldwide. Intel Capital invests in a broad range of companies offering hardware, software, and services targeting enterprise, home, mobility, health, consumer Internet, semiconductor manufacturing and cleantech. Since 1991, Intel Capital has invested more than US$9.8 billion in over 1,100 companies in 48 countries. In that timeframe, 189 portfolio companies have gone public on various exchanges around the world and 258 were acquired or participated in a merger. In 2010, Intel Capital invested US$327 million in 119 investments with approximately 44 percent of funds invested outside the United States and Canada.
Since 1972, our partners have supported hundreds of entrepreneurs in building over 475 companies, including such household names as Amazon, Sun, Genentech, Intuit, Verisign and Google, that have defined new business sectors or redefined and expanded existing ones. We work tirelessly on behalf of entrepreneurs and share the benefits of our experience to develop new enterprises. Using our Relationship Capital, we bring all of these companies together into an informal, far-reaching network to assist entrepreneurs as they learn from one another and build the great businesses of tomorrow. "Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers is committed to helping entrepreneurs build enduring market-changing institutions. For 30 years, we have invested in hundreds of market-defining ventures. We're constantly on the lookout for ideas with the promise to invent new business categories or radically alter existing ones. Our focus is on new technologies and new applications of technology that will drive high-impact change.
Novak Biddle Venture Partners was established in 1997 to provide equity financing and assistance to the management of young, information technology companies. NBVP is backed by a number of the country’s most prestigious limited partners, and has over $580 million under management. Novak Biddle seeks investment opportunities where the combination of ideas, dollars, experience, and relationships can create long-term, sustainable value.
ONSET Ventures specializes in providing an ideal mix of start-up, follow-on, and intellectual capital to entrepreneurs and early-stage technology ventures, to help transform world-class ideas into sustainable and valuable businesses. The firm has backed nearly 100 companies since 1984 and now has more than $700 million under management. ONSET Ventures focuses exclusively on information and medical technology-based start-ups, and has a long history of successful ventures in each of these sectors.
Protostar is a New York based middle-market leveraged buyout firm dedicated to acquiring portfolios of direct private equity investments. Protostar targets transactions ranging from $50 million to $250 million in equity value. The firm offers a balanced mix of strategic insight, operational capabilities and financial expertise, and is exclusively focused on building middle-market leaders.
W Capital Partners is a private equity fund that acquires portfolios of direct private equity and venture capital investments in the secondary market. Since 2001, W Capital has become a leading participant in providing private equity firms, financial institutions and corporations with a liquidity alternative for their private equity investments. With more than $1 billion of committed capital under management, over 60 completed portfolio transactions and investments in more than 100 companies, W Capital is the largest firm dedicated exclusively to the acquisition of direct private equity investments in the secondary market.
Woodside Fund is a leading venture capital firm that excels in developing early-stage technology companies. Founded in 1983, Woodside Fund attributes its long record of success to the high value it places on building productive partnerships with entrepreneurs, other investors and service providers. Typically a lead investor, Woodside Fund invests from $5 million to $10 million in early-stage software, fabless semiconductor and network infrastructure companies. Woodside Fund has grown to five funds with more than $350 million in capital under active management.