Flybridge Capital Partners is an early-stage venture capital firm whose mission is to assist talented entrepreneurs in growing innovative, global companies. With $560 million under management, the firm is focused on investing in consumer, healthcare and information technology markets and is led by a team with domain expertise and more than half a century of combined experience in venture capital. For more information, visit http://www.flybridge.com.
RBC Venture Partners is the venture capital affiliate of Royal Bank of Canada. Formed in 1997, the firm’s activities include early stage venture capital fund commitments and direct investments in software technology companies throughout North America.
Investment activity is focused on selected high growth, emerging sectors in North America, where a significant level of scientific, technological and entrepreneurial expertise is needed to accelerate ideas into market-ready companies. By leveraging RBC’s global networks, deal flow, expertise and market access the firm delivers a differentiated value proposition and superior returns.
RBC Venture Partners is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Royal Bank of Canada. Royal Bank of Canada (TSX, NYSE: RY), and its subsidiaries operate under the master brand name of RBC Financial Group (RBC). RBC is Canada’s largest bank as measured by assets and market capitalization and one of North America’s leading diversified financial services companies. They provide personal and commercial banking, wealth management services, insurance and corporate and investment banking on a global basis. Their corporate support team enables business growth with expert professional advice and state of the art processes and technology. RBC employs approximately 70,000 full and part-time employees who serve more than 14 million personal, business and public sector clients throughout offices in North America and some 30 countries around the world. For more information see http://www.rbc.com/vp/.
Sun Microsystems develops the technologies that power the global marketplace. Guided by a singular vision—“The Network Is The Computer™”—Sun drives network participation through shared innovation, community development and open source leadership. Sun can be found in more than 100 countries and on the Web at http://sun.com.
MySQL is the most popular open source database software in the world. Many of the world’s largest and fastest-growing organizations use MySQL
to save time and money powering their high-volume Web sites, critical business systems, and packaged software. At http://www.mysql.com, Sun provides corporate users with commercial subscriptions and services, and actively supports the large MySQL open source developer community.