Geneva Venture Group Forms Advisory Board

San Francisco-based Geneva Venture Group has formed an advisory board for its Geneva Investment Partners Fund, a growth equity venture fund-of-funds. The board includes Robert Bozeman, Dr. Francis Chen, Allen Miner, Peter Morrissey, Jerry Newman, Ken Rudin, Jean-Pascal Traine and Alex Vieux.

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Geneva Venture Group, a boutique alternative asset investment firm focused on venture capital investments for Family Offices, today announced formation of its independent Advisory Board for its Geneva Investment Partners Fund, a growth equity venture fund-of-funds.

 

The board members include investment and technology leaders with expertise in areas such as investment banking, venture capital, private equity, internet, Cloud computing, Big Data, digital media and mobile payments technologies, each of whom are recognized leaders in their respective fields. They will provide Geneva with insights on investment issues that could positively impact its growth ambitions as well as provide enhanced governance and transparency for its funds.

 

The advisory board will specifically focus on venture investment industry trends, internet innovations, fund imperatives, regulatory considerations, privacy concerns and governance. The initial eight member board represents leading organizations in various areas of venture capital investments, and includes:

 

Robert Bozeman, Dr. Francis Chen, Allen Miner, Peter Morrissey, Jerry Newman, Ken Rudin, Jean-Pascal Traine and Alex Vieux.

 

Consistent with its prior funds, Geneva Venture Partners will build on the firm’s diversified investment strategy, premier venture fund access and its commitment to investing in top tier performing venture capital partnerships. Geneva’s one-fund of funds approach to venture investing will allocate approximately three-quarters of capital to funds targeting technology investments in digital media, consumer internet, enterprise, big data, mobile, payments and internet security sectors specifically within the U.S.  One-quarter of the fund is designated to secondary interests directly into late stage pre IPO operating companies.

 

Igor Sill, Managing Director of Geneva Investment Partners Fund stated, “We are very pleased to bring together these global thought leaders to establish Geneva’s Advisory Board.  Their diverse knowledge base, renowned reputations and deep insight into Venture Capital and internet technology will play an essential role in advancing our selection and returns.  With our history of liquidity exists, we are benefiting from the hard work of the past 2 decades in delivering strong returns to our limited partners.  We are proud of the exceptional companies and top-tier venture funds with whom we have partnered. We’ve had the privilege of working with outstanding founders and entrepreneurs as equity investors and Venture Capital funds as Limited Partners over the long haul because it takes time to build valuable companies, long term venture relationships and exceptional returns.”

 

Notable Geneva investments include Salesforce.com, Software As Service (acquired by Salesforce.com), iWitness (acquired by Zantaz), Zantaz (acquired by Autonomy), BusinessSignatures (Entrust), Callixa (acquired by SAP), Siebel Systems (Oracle), Encirq (acquired by Ubiquitous), NetObjects (IBM), NetGravity (DoubleClick), Weblogic (acquired by BEA) Adforce (CMGI), EditGrid (acquired by Apple), Polaris Wireless, Threatmetrix.

 

About Geneva Venture Group

Geneva Venture Group is a boutique venture capital and growth equity investment firm focusing on Silicon Valley-based venture capital partnerships, secondary interests and angel investments in promising startups. The firm has an extensive history of funding and supporting some of the best performing tech startups through to IPO, as well as partnership investments in leading venture capital funds.  Geneva Venture Management, Geneva Venture Partners, Geneva Ventures and GenevaGroup International, Inc. are companies of Geneva Venture Group.