The Emergence of
Venture Capital Funds
In 1972, Sandy Robertson asked John Anderson to introduce Eugene Kleiner and Tom Perkins to a local industrialist. John heard the pitch and committed to participating in the fund, becoming Kleiner Perkins’s first limited partner.
Tom Perkins (Hewlitt-Packard), left, and Eugene Kleiner (Fairchild Semiconductor), raise their first Venture Capital fund in 1972. They consider themselves the first VCs with an industry and entrepreneur background.
Expanding our Venture Capital Initiative
We have significantly expanded our venture capital portfolio by investing with name brand incumbents as well as emerging managers.
Today, our portfolio includes top-performing fund managers who invest across all stages for the venture capital universe.
We complement our best-in-class fund managers by actively pursuing direct investments in early-stage tech companies.
Though we see numerous unsolicited opportunities, our preferred approach is to co-invest alongside our existing fund managers and within our family office network.
Current Portfolio Companies
Exited Portfolio Companies
Acquired by Biogen
Acquired by Lightbridge
Acquired by Medtronic
Acquired by Cadence Design Sys.
Diamond Lane Comm.
Acquired by Nokia
Acquired by Vignette
Acquired by webMethods
Acquired by webMD
Acquired by Open Text
Acquired by Edmentum
Acquired by IBM
What is Unique
About Our Story
Anderson Japanese Gardens evolved from John & Linda Anderson’s vision to create a unique backyard amenity to an internationally renown public garden. What started as a backyard project in 1972 is now considered one of the highest quality Japanese gardens in the world.
The presentation ceremony of the American Association of Nurserymen’s National Landscape Awards presented at the White House by Nancy Reagan, May 19, 1988.