CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) is a global communications, hosting, cloud, and IT services company enabling millions of customers to transform their businesses and their lives through innovative technology solutions. CenturyLink offers network and data systems management, Big Data analytics, and IT consulting, and operates more than 55 data centers in North America, Europe, and Asia. The company provides broadband, voice, video, data, and managed services over a robust 250,000-route-mile U.S. fiber network and a 300,000-route-mile international transport network.
EPIC Ventures is a private equity and venture capital firm specializing in Series A, start-ups, early stage, mid stage, growth capital, buyout, and bridge financing. The firm does not focus exclusively on one or two technology sectors but invests across all sectors. It prefers to invest in information technology, internet infrastructure, internet and catalog retail, B2B software, telecommunications, semiconductors, electronic manufacturing services, software and services, online services, life science, medical device research equipment, medical equipment, and advance materials sectors.
Jump Capital is an expansion stage venture firm with operating DNA at its core. Jump offers unparalleled institutional resources through Jump’s ecosystem, including access to a broad network, top research labs and academic institutions advancing the state of the art in data mining, machine learning, healthcare, and high-performance computing.
NightDragon Security is an investment firm focused on partnering with cybersecurity companies across the corporate lifecycle, from early stage, to growth, buyouts and special situations. Its flexible model allows it to lead or co-invest alongside leading venture capital and private equity firms in the pursuit of driving growth and maximizing shareholder value. NightDragon is unique in providing deep operational expertise in cybersecurity gained by its founders Dave DeWalt and Ken Gonzalez from years serving as senior executives leading technology companies such as Documentum, EMC, Siebel Systems (Oracle), McAfee, Mandiant, Avast and FireEye.
Paladin Capital Group was founded in 2001 and has offices in Washington DC, Silicon Valley, New York, and London. It is a worldwide leader in investments in cyber and digital infrastructure resilience, having completed over 40 cyber related transactions over the last decade. As a multi-stage investor, Paladin focuses on best-of-breed companies with technologies, products, and services that meet the challenging global cyber security and digital infrastructure needs for governments, as well as commercial companies. Paladin has over $1 billion of committed capital across multiple funds.
Founded in 2001 by John L. (‘Launny”) Steffens and located in New York City, Spring Mountain Capital, LP (“SMC”) is a private investment management firm that focuses on alternative asset investing. SMC’s Growth Equity Group provides expansion stage capital to lower middle market companies that are capitalizing on breakthrough innovations, paradigm shifts, or fundamental market or behavioral changes. The Growth Equity Group at SMC focuses on two sectors of the U.S. economy undergoing the most change and with the highest growth potential: technology-enabled and healthcare businesses. Within these high growth areas, it seeks to make value investments by capitalizing on market dislocations, information asymmetry illiquidity and complexity.
Sun Mountain Capital is a private equity and venture capital investment firm that provides fund investment advisory services for public and private entities and as well as manages direct investment funds. Sun Mountain Capital was founded in 2006 by a team of senior investment professionals with over 80 years of private equity experience. Since then the team has grown significantly and encompasses over $4 billion in private equity transaction experience across all facets of the asset class. Sun Mountain Capital has deep expertise establishing and managing customized private equity funds and programs tailored to meet the unique needs of our clients. Currently, Sun Mountain Capital has over $500 million in private equity assets under management and advisement.
UL Ventures works with entrepreneurs and leading experts to develop solutions that ensure safety, security, sustainability and interoperability within new fields and technologies. The Ventures team provides capital, expertise and access to UL ecosystems so you can pursue innovation.