Companies in the ff Venture Capital portfolio have created over 1000 jobs. Currently, our Jobs page lists 117 open positions.
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Bringing cutting edge technology to the residential lock market has been a part of UniKey’s vision from the beginning. I’ve enjoyed this journey of responding to the needs of homeowners. We knew right away that we wanted to be different than other deadbolt locks that require keys....
ff Venture Capital partners with startups that can be the low cost, disruptive player in their respective industry. With the right management team and adequate financing, our companies can grow to become tomorrow's leaders. Our goal is to build great companies and generate significant returns for our partners: management teams and investors alike.
We are generalists, not specialists, preferring to invest in growth where we find it and to not box ourselves into the theme du jour, where the rest of the crowd is flocking. This flexibility is part of our success at generating industry leading returns. However, we invest only in areas we understand and know.
Since 1999, our partners have made over 150 investments in over 60 companies, and from the beginning we have been highly focused on generating industry leading returns. Our exits include Cornerstone OnDemand (which raised $137m in a March 2011 IPO, ticker CSOD) and Quigo Technologies (sold to AOL for a reported $340m in 2007). We have a large crop of exciting high growth companies in our portfolios, and we expect to have similar exits as these companies mature and grow.
By deliberately running relatively small funds, we are able to better align everyone's interests and be one of a handful of professional investors in smaller, angel-sized rounds. We work hard with our CEOs, as their testimonials show, to help them get to the next level. We also continue to invest in and support our companies in later rounds as they execute their long-term plans.