IVP adds Kong to roster

Jordan Kong has joined Institutional Venture Partners as an associate, where she’ll focus on later-stage IT deals with the digital media sector. Before she joined IVP, Kong worked within the Technology, Media, and Telecom investment banking group at Barclays. She’s also a graduate of Columbia University, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in economics-mathematics.

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Jordan Kong Joins Institutional Venture Partners

Menlo Park, Calif. – September 19, 2013 – Institutional Venture Partners (IVP), one of the premier later-stage venture capital and growth equity firms, is pleased to announce a new addition to its investment team.  Jordan Kong joins IVP as an Associate and will focus on identifying and evaluating later-stage investments within the information technology and digital media sectors.

IVP is one of the top performing firms in the venture capital industry.  IVP is currently investing IVP XIV, a $1 billion later-stage venture capital and growth equity fund, and manages $4 billion in committed capital.  IVP, an investor in innovative companies such as AppDynamics, Aerohive Networks, Dropbox, Fleetmatics, HomeAway, Kayak, LifeLock, Marketo, MobileIron, RetailMeNot, Snapchat, Supercell, Twitter, and Zynga, is committed to its focused strategy of investing in rapidly-growing technology and media companies and partnering closely with exceptional management teams.  IVP is typically a lead investor and commits $10-100 million in invested capital per company.

“We continue to attract exceptional talent, and Jordan complements our team very well,” said Dennis Phelps, General Partner.  “We are delighted to welcome her to the firm.”

Prior to joining IVP, Jordan worked in the Technology, Media, and Telecom investment banking group at Barclays.  She also has experience in strategy, operations, and business development roles at early-stage technology startups in New York City.  Jordan earned a B.A. in Economics-Mathematics from Columbia University.

About Institutional Venture Partners (IVP)
With $4 billion of committed capital, Institutional Venture Partners (IVP) is one of the premier later-stage venture capital and growth equity firms in the United States.  Founded in 1980, IVP has invested in over 300 companies, 95 of which have gone public.  IVP is one of the top-performing firms in the industry and has a 32-year IRR of 43.2%.  IVP specializes in venture growth investments, industry rollups, founder liquidity transactions, and select public market investments.  Since its inception, IVP investments include such notable companies as ArcSight (HPQ), Buddy Media (CRM), ComScore (SCOR), Concur Technologies (CNQR), Dropbox, Fleetmatics (FLTX), HomeAway (AWAY), Juniper Networks (JNPR), Kayak (KYAK), LegalZoom, LifeLock (LOCK), Marketo (MKTO), MySQL (ORCL), Netflix (NFLX), Polycom (PLCM), RetailMeNot (SALE), Seagate (STX), Shazam, Synchronoss (SNCR), Tivo (TIVO), Twitter, and Zynga (ZNGA).  For more information, visit http://ivp.com or follow IVP on Twitter: @ivp.

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