SoftBank Capital is the U.S.-based venture capital group associated with SoftBank Corporation, which focuses on private equity investments in technology-related companies. To date, SoftBank Capital has made numerous investments in e-commerce, software, financial services, communications, and digital media and marketing companies including Yahoo!, E*Trade, LRN, NLG, UTStarcom, GeoCities, Danger, and GSI Commerce. SoftBank Capital is currently investing through SoftBank Capital Technology Fund III L.P., which focuses on investing in U.S. technology companies taking advantage of the significant ongoing development and deployment of broadband and the resulting fundamental business and operational changes occurring across most industry sectors.
TeleSoft Partners is a venture capital firm focused on next generation communications and information technology companies. TeleSoft manages capital commitments of $625+ million and focuses on systems, software and components. Over the last decade, TeleSoft and its principals have funded and helped build 50+ portfolio companies resulting in 20+ acquisitions and IPOs. Example portfolio companies include Bombay Cellular (acquired by Hutchison), Catamaran (acquired by Infineon), Cerent (acquired by Cisco), Internet Photonics (acquired by Ciena), iWitness (acquired by Zantaz), Kymata (acquired by Alcatel), Lara (acquired by Cypress), Promatory (acquired by Nortel), VxTel (acquired by Intel), as well as the following companies which have had initial public offerings: Omnipoint, OSI, Provide Commerce, and SigmaTel. TeleSoft's Corporate Partners include ALLTEL and Bechtel in the US, Deutsche Telekom in Europe and Comverse in Israel.
Vedanta Capital is a venture capital firm formed in 2006, which currently manages $400M in total commitments. The firm was formed by industry veterans who have been investing in technology, health care and consumer-oriented opportunities since the 1980s. Vedanta looks for technology-based products and services that leverage, enhance or complement the network infrastructure; innovative medical technologies and compounds; and disruptive business or consumer services. The firm's industry network in Asia and Europe helps create opportunities and add value to its portfolio companies.
Blumberg Capital is a San Francisco-based, classic, early-stage venture capital firm focused on investing in emerging information technology companies in the fields of security, software, infrastructure and technology enabled services. Founded in 1991, the fund is focused on information technology solutions that enhance productivity, reduce costs and minimize threats for enterprise customers.