ABS Ventures is a leading independent, early stage institutional venture capital firm with offices in Baltimore, Vienna VA, New York, and San Francisco. ABS has been actively investing in leading information technology companies since 1982. The firm has invested in more than 100 companies, generally as active lead investor. ABS invests throughout the United States in private technology companies developing products or services in the areas of communications and software.
Founded in 1996, GRP Partners is a venture capital firm dedicated to financing solutions in outsourced business services, retail technology and financial services technology. With approximately $650 million under management, GRP Partners finances outstanding early-stage and late-stage companies that develop solutions meeting pressing customer needs. GRP's partners have over 90 years of combined private equity investment experience. This experience, combined with a proactive investment philosophy and industry knowledge, enables the firm to work closely with its portfolio companies to build successful businesses. To back new ventures effectively in a global economy, GRP's partners and investment professionals are based in Los Angeles and London.
Hewlett-Packard Company commonly referred to as HP, is the world.s largest technology company, simplifies the technology experience for consumers and businesses with a portfolio that spans printing, personal computing, software, services and IT infrastructure. HP revenue reached $118.4 billion for the four fiscal quarters ended October 31, 2008. The company.s corporate headquarters are located in Palo Alto, California, but it is truly a global interest, with 320,000 employees doing business in more than 170 countries around the world, and 69% of its revenue coming from outside the United States.
In 1993 Trident Capital was founded with a clear vision: to invest in information and business services companies. Trident revolves its business around understanding the markets, the movers, the technology, and the potential. Trident's focus on information and business services led it to become an early investor in Internet companies, including MapQuest and CSG Systems.
VeriSign delivers critical infrastructure services that make the Internet and telecommunications networks more intelligent, reliable and secure. Every day VeriSign helps thousands of businesses and millions of consumers connect, communicate and transact with confidence. VeriSign has established strategic relationships with industry leaders, such as AT&T, British Telecommunications, Check Point Technologies, Cisco Systems, Microsoft, Netscape (AOL Time Warner), Network Associates, Network Solutions, RSA Security, and VISA to enable widespread utilization of digital certificate services and to assure interoperability with a variety of applications and networks.