SPARK CAPITAL is a venture capital fund focused on building businesses that transform the distribution, management and monetization of media and content. Spark’s General Partners are successful natives of the media and technology industries and have proven track records identifying and actively building market-leading companies in sectors including infrastructure (Qtera, RiverDelta, Aether Systems, Broadbus and BigBand), networks (College Sports Television, TVONE and XCOM) and services (Akamai and the Platform). With a deep network that spans technology and media, investing and operations, Spark Capital provides world-class entrepreneurs and revolutionary companies with the resources to succeed in today’s marketplace. Spark Capital has $622 million under management, and is based in Boston, Mass.
SUTTER HILL VENTURES has financed technology-based start-ups and assisted entrepreneurs in building market-leading companies since 1962. Through decades of experience, they have developed strong industry networks, considerable operating and venture capital experience, and an understanding of the challenges that early-stage and high-growth companies face. They offer expertise in developing business strategy and partnerships, building management teams, and financing companies in both public and private markets.
COMCAST VENTURES (formerly known as Comcast Interactive Capital) is a venture capital fund focused on broadband, interactive and enterprise businesses. CV is affiliated with Comcast Corporation, a diversified global leader in cable, broadband services, communications, media, and entertainment. CV’s primary goal is to generate superior financial returns from venture capital investments in early and growth-stage technology, consumer and services businesses. To achieve this goal, CIC works to enable the success of its portfolio companies by applying the unique resources, contacts, experience, and insight of both CV and the Comcast family of companies.
ARRIS GROUP, INC. Provides media entertainment and data communications solutions in the United States and internationally. The company operates in two segments, Customer Premises Equipment and Network & Cloud. The Customer Premises Equipment segment offers various product solutions, including set-top boxes, gateways, digital subscriber lines and cable modems, and embedded multimedia terminal adapters and voice/data modems that enable service providers to offer voice, video, and high-speed data services to residential and business subscribers. The Network & Cloud segment provides hybrid fiber coax equipment, edge routers, metro Wi-Fi, video management, storage, and distribution equipment for cable providers; and fiber-based and copper-based broadband transmission equipment for telco providers. This segment also offers video headend management system for legacy moving picture experts group/digital video broadcasting systems, as well as full Internet protocol video systems; support for multi-screen video management, protection, monetization, and delivery; and various products for performance management, configuration, and surveillance. ARRIS Group, Inc. was founded in 1969 and is headquartered in Suwanee, Georgia.
Liberty Global is the world’s largest international cable company with market-leading operations across 14 countries. Liberty Global Ventures, a subsidiary of Liberty Global, makes investments in early stage companies offering products and services that support Liberty Global’s business strategy and broader industry initiatives. Our portfolio includes companies in the content, technology and distribution space. All our investments are scalable across international markets and leverage Liberty Global’s operating resources to drive superior investment returns. These investments are managed by a dedicated team of professionals located in Silicon Valley, London, Denver and Amsterdam.
Shaw Ventures is an investment affiliate of Shaw Communications Inc., a leading pure-play connectivity provider. Shaw serves consumers with broadband Internet, WiFi, video, digital phone and, through WIND Mobile, wireless services. Shaw Business Network Services provides business customers with Internet, data, WiFi, telephony, video and fleet tracking services. Shaw Business Infrastructure Services provides enterprises colocation, cloud and managed services through ViaWest. Shaw is traded on the Toronto and New York stock exchanges and is included in the S&P/TSX 60 Index (Symbol: TSX – SJR.B, NYSE – SJR).