Yandex - (NASDAQ: YNDX) is the leading internet company in Russia, operating the country’s most popular search engine and the most visited website. According to LiveInternet, in the second quarter of 2011 Yandex generated 64.6% of all search traffic in Russia. Yandex also operates in Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Belarus, the United States and Turkey. Yandex’s mission is to answer any question internet users may have.
MLC Private Equities - MLC is the wealth management division of the National Australia Bank (NAB). MLC provides investment, superannuation, insurance and private wealth solutions to corporate and institutional customers. MLC supports the provision of quality financial advice through its financial planning networks including NAB Financial Planning, Godfrey Pembroke, Garvan Financial Planning, MLC Financial Planning and Apogee Financial Planning. MLC manages $122 billion on behalf of individual investors and corporate customers in Australia (as at March 2011).
USVP - U.S. Venture Partners (USVP) is a leading Silicon Valley-based venture capital firm, helping entrepreneurs build world-class companies since 1981. USVP focuses on early stage opportunities in sectors where the Partners have the domain expertise, operating experience and network of relationships to contribute to the success of an enterprise. Currently, the firm invests in digital communications, network systems, consumer and business services, media, semiconductors, clean technologies, biopharmaceuticals and medical devices.
CMEA Capital - CMEA Capital provides capital to entrepreneurs in the energy & materials, information technology, and life sciences sectors. Through its combination of solid scientific credentials and seasoned operational expertise, CMEA identifies, funds, and advises businesses based on emerging sciences and management required to meet the challenges and opportunities of a rapidly changing global economy.
PivotNorth Capital - PivotNorth Capital provides funding to extraordinary founders pursuing markets worthy of being disrupted. We get involved from the earliest days of software-based startups, helping founders get their services to market in ways that maximize growth rates, profit margins, and founder equity ownership.
blekko has also received funding from many prominent angel investors.