Palisades Ventures ("PV") is a Los Angeles-based VC fund making growth stage investments in systems, services, software, and hardware companies that are driving the adoption of leading edge IT, communications, and media technologies. They prefer to price deals and take a lead position with board participation. In certain situations, they will join syndicated financings with other leading venture capital firms. Their typical investment is between $2.5 and $7 million, with reserves for subsequent financings. Credit Suisse First Boston ("CSFB") and Centre Partners are the lead institutional investors in Palisades Ventures and both are members of the General Partner. Their investment portfolio includes companies such as Andigilog, Apacheta Corporation, Language Weaver, Inc., MegaPath Networks (acquired by Netifice Communications), Micro Power (acquired by Western Presidio) and Zinio Systems, Inc. (acquired by Gilvest).
Industry Ventures is a leading investment firm focused on the venture capital market. Founded in 2000, the firm manages over $1 billion of institutional capital.