Investors

In addition to delivering high-performance, mixed-signal, programmable solutions to global customers, Cypress Semiconductor (NASDAQ: CY) also funds internal and external startups. Cypress investments are strategic, and they are considered successful when the startup is acquired or completes an initial public offering.

DCM Ventures is a venture capital firm with over $2.5 billion under management. Since 1996, they have invested in more than 200 technology companies across the U.S. and Asia. With offices in Silicon Valley, Beijing, and Tokyo, DCM empowers entrepreneurs with hands-on operational guidance and a global network of business and financial resources.

Intel Capital, the global investment arm of Intel Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC), invests across a broad spectrum of technology innovation to encourage the creation of tomorrow’s technologies. Intel Capital’s technology expertise, brand capital, and access to a global network via business development programs help its entrepreneurial partners scale from start-up to global corporation.

Qualcomm Ventures is the investment arm of Qualcomm Inc. (NASDAQ: QCOM), a Fortune 500 company with operations across the globe. Qualcomm Ventures (QCV) was formed and began funding in 2000, with a $500-million fund commitment to make strategic investments in early-stage high-technology ventures.

RockPort Capital is a multi-stage venture capital firm that invests in the areas of alternative and traditional energy, mobility, and sustainability. For more than a decade RockPort has partnered with entrepreneurs to foster growth and create value in a broad range of industrial and consumer facing companies whose technologies and products provide innovative solutions to significant worldwide markets.

Since 1974, Sofinnova Ventures has partnered with entrepreneurs to secure initial funding, build successful management teams, form impactful corporate alliances, win key customers, and navigate acquisitions and IPOs. With $1 billion under management, the firm applies capital and expertise to guide start-up companies to successful exits.

Founded in 1986, Trinity Ventures is an early stage venture capital firm dedicated to partnering with passionate entrepreneurs to transform revolutionary ideas into reality. With over $1 billion under management, Trinity Ventures believes in personal engagement, mutual respect and goal alignment with the entrepreneurs. Trinity focuses on early stage and seed technology investments.