BlueRun Ventures is a leading early stage venture capital fund. BlueRun Ventures’ proven approach is to invest globally as a single fund in best of breed technologies, and teams with the drive and ability to build leading global companies. BlueRun Ventures is headquartered in Menlo Park, California, with offices in Helsinki, Herzelia (Israel), London, New Delhi, Seoul, Shanghai, Tokyo, and Washington, D.C. For more information, visit brv.com
Ignition Partners is a premier private investment group with offices in Bellevue, Washington and Shanghai, China. Ignition Partners’ affiliated family of funds includes Ignition Ventures and Ignition Growth Capital in the U.S. and Qiming Ventures in China. The investment group’s three categories of funds – early stage venture, growth capital and China ventures -brings together an unparalleled combination of domain focus, functional expertise and global operational experience with partners from leadership positions at Microsoft, McCaw Cellular Communications, ATandT Wireless, Cisco, Starbucks and other industry leaders. For more information, visit ignitionpartners.com
Scott Banister co-founded IronPort, the leading enterprise email security provider that was acquired by Cisco for $830M. He previously was an investor and board member of Powerset and VP of Ideas at idealab! where he conceived and contributed to the development of the bid-for-placement search advertising model that is used today by the search industry.