Morgan Stanley Alternative Investment Partners (AIP), part of Morgan Stanley Investment Management, specializes in assisting institutional and high net worth investors achieve their goals through the design and management of alternative investment programs. AIP’s multi-disciplinary investment teams thoughtfully combine expertise in fund investing, secondaries and co-investing across hedge fund, private equity, real estate and multi-asset class strategies for the benefit of our clients. Solutions include diversified and opportunistic multi-manager strategies, multi-asset class portfolios, liquid alternatives and fiduciary management. As of June 30, 2015, AIP managed total assets of $38.4 billion, including $10.7 billion in assets in our private equity primary and secondary funds.
Accel Partners is a global venture capital firm with offices located in Silicon Valley, New York, London, China, and India. They typically make multi-stage investments in internet technology companies.
Founded in 1983, Accel Partners has a long history of excellence and innovation in the venture capital business and is dedicated to partnering with outstanding entrepreneurs and management teams to build world-class companies. Accel today invests globally using dedicated teams and market-specific strategies for local geographies, with offices in Palo Alto, California; New York, New York; London, UK; and Bangalore, India; as well as in China via the IDG-Accel Partnership.
Salesforce is an enterprise cloud computing company that provides business software on a subscription basis. The company is best known for its on-demand Customer Relationship Management (CRM) solutions.
Salesforce was founded in 1999 by former Oracle executive Marc Benioff, and went public in June 2004. Salesforce has been a pioneer in developing enterprise platforms through its innovative AppExchange directory of on-demand applications, and its Force.com "Platform as a Service" (PaaS) API for extending Salesforce.
Upfront Ventures, previously GRP Partners, is an LA based Venture Capital firm that focuses on early stage investments (mostly Seed & Series A).
GRP, rebranded as Upfront Ventures in June 2013, has been operating since 1996, making investments in tech companies like Overture, CitySearch, BillMeLater, Envestnet, DealerTrack, CyberSource, Qualys, and HDI in that time. For the firm, the rebrand represents its movement toward a new, 21st-century style of investing, emphasizing openness and transparency.
Rincon Venture Partners seeks to partner with extraordinary entrepreneurs and assist them as they build world class businesses. Start-up founders are the heroes of our stories: we serve in supporting roles to help them achieve success.