Adams Street Partners, LLC is a leading private equity investment firm, providing primary and secondary partnership and direct investment management services to institutional clients. Adams Street Partners is one of the largest managers of private equity investments in the world and has one of the longest histories. Together with its predecessor organizations, Adams Street Partners has been investing in private equity partnerships since 1979 and managing direct investments in private equity since 1972. Adams Street Partners has offices in Chicago, London, Menlo Park and Singapore. For more information on Adams Street Partners, visit



Appian Ventures invests in software and technologies that exploit network connectivity to improve business performance.  For more information, visit


We are an experienced financial sponsor, specializing in control-oriented growth investments in the technology sector. Using various transaction structures, we invest in small to medium-sized technology-driven businesses that exhibit significant growth potential. The team currently manages three funds, with total commitments of more than $1 billion. Over the past 10 years, we have completed more than 40 investments on behalf of our limited partners.  For more information visit


Shamrock Capital Advisors, LLC is a Los Angeles-based private equity firm with over $700 million of capital under management. Investing exclusively in the media, entertainment, and communications sectors, Shamrock partners with strong management teams and takes an active, collaborative approach to creating value in each investment. Shamrock is currently investing out of Shamrock Capital Growth Fund III, a $400 million fund raised in 2011. Shamrock’s current investments include FanDuel, Giant Creative/Strategy, Isolation Network, MarketCast, Mobilitie, PGOA Media, Screenvision and T3 Media. For more information, visit


SYNCOM is the leading venture capital firm primarily focused on early to mid-stage investments in underserved segments of the media and communications industry. SYNCOM pioneered this investment strategy beginning in 1977 and has been involved in the creation of many of the most successful and visible African American- and Hispanic-owned media and communications companies over the last 30 years. A number of Syncom-led media and communications companies representing in excess of $10 billion in enterprise value have gone public or been acquired by major companies. These include: BET, Radio One, XM Satellite Radio, Z-Spanish Radio Network, Buenavision Cable, District Cablevision, El Dorado Communications, and Puebelo Broadcasting.  For more information, visit


Vista is often the lead investor, and they typically co-invest with other firms in both early and follow-on rounds. They believe in forming strong syndicates as a means to bring the broadest set of resources and contacts to the companies in which they invest. They will usually take a board seat with their investment and establish strong working relationships with portfolio company management. The team has the skill sets to provide relevant coaching on operational issues such as team building, strategy and sales and marketing.  For more information visit