North Bridge Venture

North Bridge Venture Partners is an active, bi-coastal, early-stage venture capital firm based in the Boston, Massachusetts and San Mateo, California area. The company’s definition of active, early-stage investing is quite simple: more than capital is required to achieve business sucess. For North Bridge, success is derived through a partnership with entrepreneurs that produces industry leading companies in large emerging markets. Historically, the firm’s partners have played a significant role in organizing, starting and building successful companies. Learn more at

Highland Capital Partners

Highland Capital Partners was founded with the mission of helping gtreat people build great companies. Since its inception in 1988, the firm has taken a sector-focused approach to investing in exceptional communications, consumer, digital media, health care and information technology companies. With more than $3 billion of committed captial and offices in Boston, Silicon Valley, Shanghai and Geneva, Highland has invested in and worked to create such firms as Ask Jeeves, Avid Technology, CheckFree, Conor Medsystems, Continental Cable, lululemon athletica, Lycos, MapQuest, Navic Networks, Ocular Networks, P.A. Semi, Quigo, Starent Networks, Sybase, Telica and VistaPrint. Learn more at

Passport Capital

Passport Capital LLC is a San Francisco based, global investment firm founded by John H. Burbank III in 2000. The firm manages approximately $4.7 billion in assets. Passport’s investment process uses a combination of macroeconomic analysis to develop major themes and rigorous fundamental research on individual companies to create global portfolios. The firm’s investment team focuses on the following areas: Agriculture, Basic Materials, Consumer, Energy, Financial Services, Healthcare, Capital Markets, Internet/Technology, India, Middle East and North Africa. As appropriate, the firm makes available to its investors co-investment opportunities. Passport Capital is a federally registered investment adviser with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission. Learn more at

Novus Energy Partners

Novus Energy Partners is a transatlantic investment fund focused on emerging companies in the New Energy industry. The Principals are pioneers in the sector from the US and Europe who have formed, financed and led some of the industry’s most successful organizations. Learn more at

Capricorn Investment Group

Capricorn Investment Group is an independent investment firm that manages approximately $5 billion of capital on behalf of a small number of investors, including Jeff Skoll and the Skoll Foundation. Capricorn’s investment process is grounded in comprehensive perspectives on long-term, global trends in energy, agriculture, transportation, healthcare and technology. Capricorn has offices in Palo Alto, California and New York City. Learn more at

BASF Venture Capital

BASF Venture Capital GmbH was established in 2001 as a wholly owned subsidiary of BASF New Business GmbH, Ludwigshafen, Germany, with the aim of exploring new growth potentials based on investment in startup companies and funds. Learn more at

Tsing Capital

Tsing Capital is the leading cleantech venture capital firm in China. Through its China Environment Fund series, Tsing Capital works intimately with its portfolio companies across China in areas of new energy, energy efficiency, environmental protection, cleaner production, sustainable transportation, new materials and sustainable agriculture. Learn more at