The Internet and eCommerce platforms have given consumers comfort and ease in searching for information and buying products on-the-go and at¬†home. eCommerce venture capital firms and Internet¬†funding¬†are¬†beneficial to companies and entrepreneurs¬†in diverse industries including retail, travel,¬†and hospitality. Just as these transformations have been useful to consumers, eCommerce funding has also been important to companies that specialize in business-to-business sales and¬†transactions. Internet venture capital firms have backed some of the leading Internet-based businesses, such as PayPal, Hotmail, YouTube, and WebEx, which have gone on to be purchased by some of the largest players including Google and Yahoo!.
Despite the dot-com bust of 2000, Internet ventures have high potential depending on the business model, service, and¬†demand.¬†eCommerce private equity can aid¬†start up and mature businesses in achieving¬†more traffic and expanding¬†the customer base.
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BaseCamp¬†Ventures¬†invests in¬†emerging technology businesses seeking Mid Atlantic funding.¬† It¬†targets businesses with¬†forecasted revenues of $50 million and provides¬†initial investments of¬†$500,000. BaseCamp Ventures¬†considers investment opportunities of $2 million to $5 million as the lead investor.
Motorskill Venture¬†Group is an investment firm¬†focusing on opportunities in the technology, healthcare, university, and franchise¬†sectors.¬† The company¬†participates in multiple stages of company development including seed stage, early stage, and pre-IPO initiatives.
i-Hatch Ventures Llc specializes in early stage funding for companies in the areas of mobile data services, wireless/cellular infrastructure, and broadband.¬† Established in 1999, it has invested in companies such as Thumbplay, LimeLife, and AtHoc.
Gabriel Venture Partners backs early stage start up businesses specializing in technology.¬† The company provides initial investments between $3 million to $6 million.¬† Companies within their portfolio include Chegg, CrossMedia Services, Exodus, IPWireless, makemytrip.com, and NextG Networks.
Clearstone Venture is a¬†venture capital company investing in businesses within the technology industry including software, enterprise¬†infrastructure, security, wireless, and semiconductor.¬† With over $650 million in¬†committed capital spanning three funds, Clearstone Venture Partners focuses on growing emerging business with solutions in¬†major sectors.
Greylock Partners¬†provides early stage¬†funding and growth equity to¬†companies worldwide.¬† With $2 billion in capital under management, the firm has invested in¬†businesses such as Facebook, LinkedIn, and Pandora.¬† Established in 1965, Greylock Partners has¬†operations in the United States, China, Israel, and India.
Highland Capital Partners was formed in 1988 and operates a number of funds with a total commitment of more than $3 billion in invested capital to date.¬† The funds focus on seed, early, and growth stage companies in information and communications technology, Internet and digital media, healthcare, and consumer markets.