The following companies are invested in Emida, and each plays a vital role in our history and growth:

photoUpfront Ventures

Upfront Ventures is a venture capital firm based in Los Angeles. With over $1 billion under management, it is the largest venture firm in Southern California. Upfront Ventures’s portfolio of current and prior investments includes Overture, Bill Me Later, DealerTrack, Costco and Starbucks. The firm raised its latest fund, GRP III, in 2009 and is actively investing in the U.S. and Europe. Upfront Ventures focuses on investments in four areas – digital content and distribution, online business services, financial services and technology, and consumer. Upfront Ventures invests in companies where technology plays a key role in the delivery of the product or service.

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93769-218ec2a3accbe0fa161fd94991b08611-medium_jpgEssex Capital Corporation

Essex Capital Corporation invests in credit worthy companies within the U.S. who choose to acquire assets via lease, rather than purchase. Essex originates its lease transactions through its own sales force and a network of brokers that Essex founder Mr. Ralph T. Iannelli has worked with for over 25 years. In addition to the direct origination of leasing opportunities, Essex also acquires existing leases from banks and other leasing companies, and offers financing for those lessees who want to acquire equipment on an operating or capital lease basis. Essex directly funds approximately 40% of the leases it originates or portfolios that it acquires. Areas of specialty include financing of individual transactions, vendor programs, structured finance, venture capital leasing, and sale and leaseback.

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