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VIP Thematic Portfolios

Each VIP portfolio is tightly focused on one of twelve (12) technology themes and each will include 5 to 20 early stage companies.

VIP’s give investors the ability to selectively target specific industry trends of interest by investing in high quality start-ups from across the country from Silicon Valley to Silicon Alley, and other innovation hubs, such as Austin, Boston, Denver and San Diego.

Investment Themes

Over time Venture Investment Portfolios (VIPs) will be available for each of these 12 themes.

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The First set of  VIPs will be:


Early Stage Internet

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Potential Investment Areas include:
  • E-Commerce sites
  • Web analytics
  • POS Tools
  • Cyber Security
  • Social Media
  • Online Marketplaces
  • Games
  • Entertainment (Media)
  • News & Information
  • Software as a Service (SaaS)
  • Engagement Tools

Early Stage Mobile

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Potential Investment Areas include:
  • Mobile Applications
  • Application Development Tools
  • Sensing (e.g. Mobile Health)
  • Mobile Payments
  • Mobile Remittances
  • Handset Components
  • Security
  • Location Based Services
  • Wearable Technologies
  • Enterprise Mobility

Early Stage Cloud

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Potential Investment Areas include:
  • Virtualization Tools
  • Cloud Data Management
  • Cloud Data Analytics
  • Specialized Communities
  • Identity Management
  • Security
  • Cloud of Things
  • Saas / PaaS / IaaS
  • Cloud Mining

Early Stage Life Sciences

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Potential Investment Areas include:
  • Therapeutics
  • Diagnostics
  • Devices
  • Digital Health Hardware
  • Digital Health Software
  • Mobile Devices & Applications
  • Drug Design Hardware, Software
  • Bioinformatics
  • Health Cloud
  • 3D Tissue Printing
  • DNA Sequencing