Our affiliate, Fenton Place Capital, is an internally-funded private equity firm. We invest significant amounts of our own capital into each transaction and purposefully limit the number of investments we make, ensuring greater operational and strategic support for each. FPC will consider both control investments and non-control investments with active board representation. Without limitations on deployed capital experienced by traditional private equity funds, FPC is focused on building long-term value rather than short-term returns.
Pirch is a place for trade professionals and consumers to dream about, play with, and choose products that lead to better living. Specializing in premium lifestyle goods for the home, the store carries a hand-culled array of best-in-class brands for indoor- & outdoor-kitchens, laundry rooms and the bath, from exquisite decorative plumbing to entire Health-and-Wellness Systems. Currently in four California markets and Chicago with Dallas and Atlanta set to open shortly, the store is poised to expand into several other major U.S. cities within the next 12 months. More information about Pirch can be found at www.pirch.com.
Bandwidth is among the nation’s largest and fastest-growing communication technology companies. The company operates two divisions – wholesale & enterprise and consumer & SMB – that share a mission of transforming the communications industry. Across the divisions, Bandwidth provides a full range of communications services, including voice origination, termination and toll free; a full suite of 9-1-1 services; SMS solutions; SIP Trunking; hosted VoIP for SMBs; and a consumer wireless business. Founded in 1999, and a certified CLEC in 49 states, Bandwidth is a profitable company headquartered in Raleigh, NC with a large remote office in Denver, CO and field offices in eight other cities. More information at www.bandwidth.com.
Recognized in the 2014 PCMag.com Readers Choice Awards as having better overall customer satisfaction than the largest four carriers, Republic Wireless is a service provider dedicated to helping consumers save money on their smartphone service. A division of Bandwidth and headquartered in Raleigh, North Carolina, Republic Wireless is spearheading a wireless freedom movement to return value and control of the smartphone experience to members. Leveraging the power of both WiFi and cellular networks, Republic’s Hybrid technology uses WiFi in the home, office or anywhere else as the primary network for calls, texts and data. When outside of WiFi coverage, the smartphone utilizes the cellular networks of national CDMA carriers. Visit www.republicwireless.com for more information.
DivX, LLC is a leading provider of next-generation digital video technologies for over-the-top services from content preparation, to protected delivery and multi-screen playback of high-quality video across consumer electronics devices and mobile platforms. DivX, along with its subsidiary MainConcept, is accelerating the adoption of the HEVC/H.265 video standard across the video supply chain with solutions for 3rd party software integration, transcoding applications, and protected playback on consumer electronics devices. Visit www.divx.com for more information.
Recognition Media is the owner of the Webby Awards (www.webbyawards.com) and other assets. Hailed as the “Internet’s highest honor” by The New York Times, The Webby Awards is the leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet, including Websites, Interactive Advertising & Media, Online Film & Video, Mobile & Apps, and Social. Established in 1996, The Webby Awards received nearly 12,000 entries from all 50 states and over 60 countries worldwide this year. The Webby Awards is presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS). Sponsors and Partners of The Webby Awards include: Microsoft, Dell, Vitamin T, MailChimp, Engine Yard, Funny or Die, AdAge, Percolate, BuzzFeed, Mashable, HLN, Business Insider, Internet Week New York and Guardian News and Media.
QuickPay (www.qpme.com) was founded in 2010 with a vision to leverage trends in mobile and cloud technology to remove the pain and hassle of finding, accessing, and paying for parking and transportation. The QP QuickPay mobile parking platform offers users one mobile parking application that works across all parking environments — drivers can even raise parking gates using their mobile phones — and gives parking owners and operators an efficient way to enable mobile parking and a suite of innovations across all their assets with a single integrated solution. Today drivers can use QP QuickPay and a mobile phone to find and pay for parking at hundreds of locations across the U.S. and Canada, with new locations being added continually. Privately-held QuickPay Corp. is based in San Francisco and backed by successful investors and technology leaders, including A16Z Seed, Advanced Technology Ventures, Ecomobilite Ventures, IncWell and Fontinalis Partners.
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