Founded in 1984, Sigma Partners is a leading early-stage venture capital firm. The Sigma team uses their deep operational experience to provide entrepreneurs with practical strategic counsel through every phase of company growth. With over $2 billion under management and bicoastal offices, Sigma invests in innovative technology startups across the United States. The team is currently investing Sigma Fund 8, a $500 million fund raised in 2007. Some of the market leading companies in which Sigma has invested include Atria, Cascade, Clarify, EqualLogic, Internet Security Systems, KLA-Tencor, m-Qube, Octel, Topio, VeriFone, Vermeer, Vignette and Virtusa.

Acartha Group is a Private Equity and Advisory firm providing alternative asset management products and strategic and operating consulting to asset managers, investors and portfolio companies. Acartha operates through multiple operating subsidiaries, each with a highly specialized focus and management team. Acartha’s Partners bring both breadth and depth of knowledge within each vertical as each member of the team has not only private and public investment experience, but also many years of operating experience in key executive positions.

North Hill Ventures specializes in early stage financial technology and marketing technology companies. Through experience as investors, advisors and operating managers, North Hill Ventures has developed strong networks of industry contacts, a deep understanding of target markets and the skills to help portfolio companies grow and prosper.