Summit Partners is a growth equity firm that invests in rapidly growing companies. Founded in 1984, Summit has raised nearly $15 billion in capital and provides equity and credit for growth, recapitalizations, and management buyouts. Summit has invested in more than 350 companies globally in the technology, healthcare and other growth industries. These companies have completed more than 125 public offerings, and in excess of 130 have been acquired through strategic mergers and sales. Summit Partners has offices in Boston, Palo Alto, London and Mumbai.
Whether we take a minority or majority ownership position, our approach is the same. We view ourselves as a growth investor that provides strategic and operational guidance to help proven, existing management teams reach their companies' full potential.
Founded in 1984, Grotech Ventures is one of the country's leading venture capital and private equity firms with a track record of helping to build successful companies. Grotech is focused on early- and growth-stage information technology investments and later-stage health care and consumer investments. Led by an experienced team of operating and private equity professionals, Grotech seeks investments where the combination of its financial backing, domain expertise, industry relationships, and operating experience will accelerate growth. The partnership manages $1 billion in committed capital from offices in Maryland and Virginia.
Intersouth Partners is one of the most active and experienced early-stage venture funds in the Southeast, having invested in more than 80 private companies over the last twenty years. Founded in 1985, Intersouth manages more than $775 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.
Based in Durham, North Carolina and Reston, Virginia, Intersouth Partners seeks a broad range of investment opportunities in the information technology and life sciences sectors. Our experienced team has full-cycle experience in the complex matters associated with investing in fledgling companies, including management team development, technology assessment and transfer, corporate partnering and successful exits.
Boulder Ventures, Ltd. identifies exceptional entrepreneurs building market-leading technology companies and provides the funding, contacts and experience needed to succeed in today's highly competitive environment. We are dedicated to helping start-up, early-stage and emerging-growth companies.
The Boulder Ventures' team of professionals has over 100 years of collective experience in building successful businesses. Our portfolio companies have found that the combination of analytical, technical and interpersonal skills possessed by BV investment professionals are valuable resources not only for identifying and evaluating investments, but in assisting companies throughout their life cycle.
Amplifier Venture Partners was formed in 2005 by Jonathan Aberman and a team of experienced business executives, to develop and grow early stage companies that have significant promise but need the assistance of experienced and networked management. We look to partner with entrepreneurs to create lasting value, and our targeted investments are those where the value we bring as investors will be more important than the money we provide. Our goal is to apply our capital and expertise to create demonstrable and durable positive changes in our portfolio companies and position them for subsequent financing and exit.
Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development
The Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development (DBED)'s Enterprise Investment Fund provides financing for small start-up technology companies to cover a portion of the initial costs associated with bringing new products to market. Companies are required to provide matching funds to be eligible for the State funding. Since its inception in 1994, the Enterprise Investment Program has provided more than 85 emerging technology companies with initial financing support for the commercialization of new technology-driven products. Eligible companies can receive up to $500,000 in assistance from the Enterprise Investment Fund.