VC  GIV Venture Partners

     Office Locations:

601 Edgewater Drive, Suite 345
Wakefield, MA 01880
Phone: 781-213-9344
Fax: 781-213-9345

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  • Early
  • Growth



  • Communications & Networking
  • Energy & Clean Tech
  • Information Technology
  • Life Sciences & Healthcare
  • Software & Internet



    GIV Venture Partners is a private equity firm founded in 1999 by entrepreneurs Bill Melton and Dr. Jeong Kim. Bill was also an early investor and Director on the Board of America Online. Dr. Jeong Kim founded Yurie Systems, which was sold to Lucent for $1.2 billion in 1998. The original founders of GIV have started five companies, four of which reached successful IPOs, creating an aggregate $3 billion in market value. Collectively the team at GIV has invested over $315 million in nearly 140 private equity transactions. In 2004, GIV partnered with Argo Global Capital (see profile) to jointly co-invest and provide portfolio companies with operational and financial guidance. The current fund invests in the Mid-Atlantic region with a focus on rapidly growing, privately-held businesses in Enterprise Software & Services, Broadband, Bioinformatics & Emergent Technologies and CleanTech. Typical investments range from $2-$4 million. The firm has an additional office in Pennsylvania.

    Investment Firm Key

       VC = Venture Capital
       PE = Private Equity
       A = Angel
       I = Incubator
       MB = Merchant Bank
       VD = Venture Debt
       FI = Family Investment Office
       FOF = Fund of Funds
       ED = Economic Development Office   
       TT = Technology Transfer Office
       CVC = Corporate Venture Capital
       SEC = Secondary Purchaser
       HF = Hedge Fund/Mutual Fund
    Venture Capital
    Seed Stage
    (includes "pre-seed," or
    concept stage)
    No Revenue
    Early StageMinimal
    Growth Stage
    (also called Mid-stage)
    Expansion Stage
    (also called Late-stage)
    $7M and greater
    Private Equity
    Lower Middle Market$10M-$249M
    Middle Market$250M-$499M
    Upper Middle Market$500M-$1B
    Large Cap>$1B

    Investment Team:

    Name   Title
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    Bill Melton
    H.H. Haight
    Michael Long CFO
    Rajiv Salimath Executive of Knewco
    Vijay Khanna General Partner


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      BPL Global
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      China Biznetwork
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      DigitalBridge Communications
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      Everest Software
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      Firefly Mobile
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