Dennis Phelps joined Institutional Venture Partners (IVP) in October 2001 and has over twelve years of experience in technology-related finance. He focuses primarily on growth capital investments in software, Internet, wireless and digital media companies, as well as select public market opportunities. Dennis was recognized by Forbes Magazine as one of the top 100 venture capitalists in the world by inclusion in the 2009 Midas List. Prior to IVP, Dennis spent several years with Battery Ventures and Internet Capital Group (ICG). At Battery, he managed the firm’s West Coast software deal sourcing program, executed new investments in emerging software and Internet companies and worked closely with portfolio company management teams. His investments at Battery included two financial software companies, Corillian (CORI) and eCredit.com, each of which generated several multiples of return on invested capital. In November 1999, Dennis was recruited from Battery to ICG, where he was a key member of ICG’s West Coast Acquisitions team. As Director of Acquisitions, he was responsible for identifying and executing strategic acquisitions, providing partner company management teams with operational and financial assistance, managing business development initiatives and generating portfolio liquidity. Earlier in his career, Dennis worked in corporate finance with Hambrecht & Quist, a technology-focused investment bank, where he assisted a diverse variety of technology clients with public equity offerings, private placements, and mergers and acquisitions. His transaction experience included IPO’s for some of the Bay Area’s leading technology companies, including Advent Software (ADVS), CNET (CBS) and MacroVision (MVSN). Dennis earned a B.A. with honors in Government & Economics from Dartmouth College.
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