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Investments

41

Portfolio Exits

15

About Rogers Venture Partners

Rogers Venture Partners (RVP) was established in 2012 as a newly minted $150M venture capital fund headquartered in Palo Alto. The RVP team brings a wealth of global operating and investing experience. At RVP, every one of the partners has an operating background and, most importantly, all came from the high tech industry. As a result, partners are deeply rooted in the operating ecosystem, allowing portfolio companies to better develop key partnerships and establish meaningful customer contracts.RVP has one limited partner, Rogers Communications (RCI) (www.rogers.com), one of Canada's most storied companies and a provider in telecommunications services, products and technology. RCI stands as a unique operator, encompassing both mobile and wireline/cable subscription services. In addition, RCI is a leading publisher in print, radio broadcasting and digital media. Although RVP is not a "strategic" technology venture fund for RCI, its close relationship with RCI provides ample opportunity for portfolio companies to benefit within the broader RCI ecosystem.

Rogers Venture Partners Headquarter Location

480 Cowper Street Suite 200

Palo Alto, California, 94301,

United States

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Immersv Closes $10.5 Million Series A Financing to Scale Mobile 360 and Virtual Reality Advertising

Aug 19, 2017

Immersv Closes $10.5 Million Series A Financing to Scale Mobile 360 and Virtual Reality Advertising Round led by Rogers Venture Partners, with participation from several other leading investors EMERYVILLE, Calif., August 18, 2017-- Immersv, an interactive advertising platform for Mobile 360 and Virtual Reality, has completed a $10.5 million Series A round of financing. Rogers Venture Partners led the investment round, with participation from a top-tier group of institutional and strategic investors including Foundation Capital, The Venture Reality Fund, Initial Capital, East Ventures, HTC Vive, MCJ Co. Ltd., GREE, i-mobile, Metaps, and Gigi Levy. Rogers Venture Partners General Partner, Paul Sestili, and Gumi’s Founder and CEO, Hironao Kunimitsu, have joined Immersv’s Board of Directors. The Series A financing builds on a year of significant product and market momentum for Immersv, which combines interactive 360 advertising with a programmatic real time bidding platform. The company has recently signed programmatic deals with more than 15 of the world’s largest Demand Side Platforms (DSP’s) and Supply Side Platforms (SSP’s). Partners now include leading firms such as Tremor Video, YuMe, Bidswitch, ironSource, Supership and United in Japan. Major brands such as Nissan, Hawaii Tourism Bureau, and Mountain Dew have executed successful campaigns as well. “Immersv is the leader in the next wave of interactive digital advertising,” said Mr. Sestili, General Partner with Rogers Venture Partners. “Mobile 360 and VR advertising provides some of the highest view completion rates, click through rates, and overall engagement rates for both brands and performance advertisers. As the central marketplace for buying and selling these new ad formats, Immersv is well positioned to drive significant value for both advertisers and publishers.” “We’ve been really pleased with the Immersv partnership on our sell-side platform,” said David Arslanian, Vice President of Strategic Partnerships at Tremor Video. “We look forward to helping advertisers programmatically engage with 360 video at scale.” Immersv will use the funds to accelerate product development and deployment, rapidly expand its available inventory through direct Publisher as well as SSP integrations, and bring global brands and performance marketers into Mobile 360 and Virtual Reality. “We’re excited to partner with some of the finest institutional and strategic investors in the world,” said Mihir Shah, President and CEO of Immersv, Inc. “While the mobile video market continues to grow, we believe interactive advertising experiences will displace the current video advertising market in the next few years providing better results for advertisers, higher yield for publishers, and a significantly better experience for consumers.” About Immersv, Inc. Immersv is a Mobile 360 and Virtual Reality marketing platform dedicated to driving these new digital markets to mass consumer adoption. Founded in 2015 by an experienced team of experts in app marketing and ad-tech, Immersv is built from the ground up to help advertisers connect with consumers through interactive mobile 360 and VR while enabling developers to drive both distribution and monetization for their content. The company has offices in Emeryville, California, and is backed by investors including Rogers Venture Partners, Foundation Capital, The Venture Reality Fund, Initial Capital, East Ventures, HTC Vive, MCJ Co. Ltd., GREE, i-mobile, Metaps, Gigi Levy, and more. For more information, visit http://www.immersv.co. About Rogers Venture Partners Rogers Venture Partners (“RVP”) was established in 2012 as a newly minted $150M venture capital fund headquartered in Palo Alto. The RVP team brings a wealth of global operating and investing experience. At RVP, every one of the partners has an operating background and, most importantly, all came from the high tech industry. As a result, their partners are deeply rooted in the operating ecosystem, allowing portfolio companies to better develop key partnerships and establish meaningful customer contracts. They look to take active roles within each portfolio company and are committed to working towards a common vision of revolutionizing the status quo. Contact:

Rogers Venture Partners Investments

41 Investments

Rogers Venture Partners has made 41 investments. Their latest investment was in Avalanche Technology as part of their Unattributed VC - III on October 10, 2020.

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Rogers Venture Partners Investments Activity

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Date

Round

Company

Amount

New?

Co-Investors

Sources

10/2/2020

Unattributed VC - III

Avalanche Technology

$10M

No

1

5/21/2018

Unattributed VC - II

Avalanche Technology

$5.25M

No

1

8/18/2017

Series A

Immersv

$10.5M

Yes

2

1/5/2017

Series E

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$99M

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10

11/9/2016

Unattributed VC

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$99M

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10

Date

10/2/2020

5/21/2018

8/18/2017

1/5/2017

11/9/2016

Round

Unattributed VC - III

Unattributed VC - II

Series A

Series E

Unattributed VC

Company

Avalanche Technology

Avalanche Technology

Immersv

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Amount

$10M

$5.25M

$10.5M

$99M

$99M

New?

No

No

Yes

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Co-Investors

Sources

1

1

2

10

10

Rogers Venture Partners Portfolio Exits

15 Portfolio Exits

Rogers Venture Partners has 15 portfolio exits. Their latest portfolio exit was Zoocasa on June 20, 2022.

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Exit

Companies

Valuation
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Acquirer

Sources

6/20/2022

Acquired

$99M

3

4/20/2022

Corporate Majority

$99M

1

10/14/2021

Acquired

$99M

19

10/1/2021

Acquired

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$99M

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10

1/2/2020

Acquired

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$99M

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10

Date

6/20/2022

4/20/2022

10/14/2021

10/1/2021

1/2/2020

Exit

Acquired

Corporate Majority

Acquired

Acquired

Acquired

Companies

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Valuation

$99M

$99M

$99M

$99M

$99M

Acquirer

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Sources

3

1

19

10

10

Rogers Venture Partners Team

8 Team Members

Rogers Venture Partners has 8 team members, including current Chief Operating Officer, Jim Hinson.

Name

Work History

Title

Status

Melinda Mary Rogers

Founder

Current

Jim Hinson

Tenaya Capital, APV Technology Partners, Heller Financial, Continental Bank, and Asia Pacific Ventures

Chief Operating Officer

Current

Paul Sestili

General Partner

Current

Michael Lee

General Partner

Former

Paul Sestili

Mezzanine Capital Partners, APV Technology Partners, Chevron, and Asia Pacific Ventures

General Partner

Former

Name

Melinda Mary Rogers

Jim Hinson

Paul Sestili

Michael Lee

Paul Sestili

Work History

Tenaya Capital, APV Technology Partners, Heller Financial, Continental Bank, and Asia Pacific Ventures

Mezzanine Capital Partners, APV Technology Partners, Chevron, and Asia Pacific Ventures

Title

Founder

Chief Operating Officer

General Partner

General Partner

General Partner

Status

Current

Current

Current

Former

Former

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