Insight Partners is the most trusted scale-up firm in the software industry. Their team of industry-leading experts partner with companies to drive extraordinary success that is fueled by know-how, grit, and hands-on collaboration. Founded in 1995, Insight currently has over $20 billion of assets under management and has cumulatively invested in more than 300 companies worldwide. Across their people and their portfolio, they encourage a culture around a core belief: growth equals opportunity.
YL Ventures funds & supports brilliant Israeli tech entrepreneurs from seed to lead. Based in Silicon Valley and Tel Aviv, YL Ventures manages $140 million focused on deep-technology sectors and specializes in cybersecurity. YL Ventures accelerates the evolution of portfolio companies via strategic advice and U.S.-based operational execution, leveraging a powerful network of Chief Information Security Officers and global industry leaders. The firm's track record includes successful, high-profile portfolio company acquisitions by major corporations including Microsoft, CA and Proofpoint.
C5 Capital a family capital-backed investment firm, they build long-term relationships with committed investors, innovative founder teams and global companies keen to maintain their edge. Operating out of London, Luxembourg, Cape Town, Washington D.C. and Manama, they identify, nurture and support partners, whether they’re just starting out, or embarking on the next phase of their growth.
Given their specialist industry knowledge and execution capability throughout EMEA, they are able to offer a powerful combination of expertise, funding and growth opportunities, all the while ensuring that they are contributing to the public good.
Vertex Ventures is a global network of operator-investors who manage portfolios in the U.S., China, Israel, India and Southeast Asia. The firm is a trusted partner to some of the world’s most innovative entrepreneurs, supporting them with unmatched operating experience and deep access to the capital, talent, partners and customers they need to build truly global businesses.
Lightspeed is a global venture capital firm investing in earliest stages companies.
Since 1999, Lightspeed has backed more than 350 companies in the enterprise and consumer sectors—companies that have gone on to redefine the way we live and work. And many of them have chosen Lightspeed as a lead investor in their subsequent ventures.
ForgePoint Capital is a venture capital firm specializing in early-stage and growth equity investments. It seeks to invest in companies in the field of emerging technologies in cyber security sector, Internet of Things, secure payments and fraud, next-generation identity platforms, behavioral analytics, and privacy & security. ForgePoint Capital was founded in 2015 and is based in San Mateo, California.
The Techstars Dubai Accelerator in partnership with GINCO is expanding Techstars’ presence in the Middle East. GINCO is a full service general contracting firm, covering the full lifecycle of the construction process from concept to execution and supervision. Dubai is known for their leadership in technology innovation. Pioneering entrepreneurs leading innovative companies solving challenges in transportation, construction, wellness, IoT, robotics, & beyond should apply, no matter your location.
Sequoia Capital Global Equities extends Sequoia Capital’s technology investing efforts into the public markets.
SCGE currently manages over $7 billion and invests in companies across the global technology, media, and telecommunications (TMT) sectors, primarily focusing on software, internet, financial technology, and technology-enabled consumer businesses. The firm’s portfolio consists of concentrated, long-term investments in leading companies across the world. While the majority of the portfolio is comprised of public companies, SCGE also partners with entrepreneurs through late-stage private crossover investments, often investing alongside Sequoia Growth funds. The firm’s private portfolio includes emerging leaders in the United States, China, India, Brazil, Korea, and Israel. As these private companies become public, SCGE grows the partnership with additional investments at the IPO and beyond.
Accel is an early and growth-stage venture capital firm that powers a global community of entrepreneurs. Accel backs entrepreneurs who have what it takes to build a world-class, category-defining business. The company brings more than three decades of experience in building and supporting companies. Accel’s vision for entrepreneurship andbusiness enables it to identify and invest in the companies that will be responsible for the growth of next-generation industries. Accel-backed companies include Atlassian, Braintree, Cloudera, DJI, Dropbox, Dropcam, Etsy, Facebook, Flipkart, Lookout Security, MoPub, Qualtrics, Slack, Spotify, Supercell, Vox Media, and others. Arthur Patterson and Jim Swartz founded it in Palo Alto, California in 1983.