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1983
  • Horsley Keogh & Associates founded in Rochester, NY
  • PC World Magazine first appears on newsstands
  • TIME Magazine names the personal computer the "Machine of the Year"
  • First cell phone call, on the DynaTAC 8000X
  • Apple releases Lisa, the first PC with a graphical user interface
1984
  • First HBP Venture Study, detailing return drivers in venture capital, the foundation of HBP's approach to investing
  • Bill Gates featured on the cover of TIME Magazine
  • Mark Zuckerberg is born
1985
  • Horsley Bridge I closed
  • HBP begins exploration of investment opportunities in Europe
  • Microsoft introduces Windows 1.0
  • Intel releases the 386 microprocessor
1986
  • Microsoft IPO
  • First Pixar short film, Luxo Jr., praised as first computer-animated work of art
  • First IPO in HBP portfolio
1987
  • 100th underlying company in HBP fund of funds portfolio
  • HBP registers with U.S. SEC as an Investment Adviser
1988
  • Horsley Bridge II closed
  • Worm burrows through the Net, impacting ~6,000 of the 60,000 hosts on the Internet
1989
  • HBP moves to San Francisco - 505 Montgomery Street
  • Intel releases the 486 microprocessor, with more than 1 million transistors
  • First ISP, “The Word” begins servicing customers
1990
  • 500th underlying company in HBP portfolio
  • Microsoft becomes the first personal computer software company to exceed $1B in annual sales
1991
  • 50th IPO in HBP portfolio
  • Tim Berners-Lee specifies the HyperText Transfer Protocol (HTTP)
  • World Wide Web launched to the public
  • The term 'net-surfing' enters lexicon
  • First cybercafe opens, in San Francisco
1992
  • Horsley Bridge III closed
  • ViolaWWW, considered to be the first popular browser, released
  • IBM introduces ThinkPad laptop
1993
  • 100th IPO in HBP portfolio
  • Mosaic browser released
  • U.S. White House goes online with a World Wide Web page and e-mail address for the President
1994
  • Horsley Keogh & Associates changes its name to Horsley Bridge Partners
  • Netscape enters HBP portfolio
  • 1,000th underlying company in HBP portfolio
1995
  • Horsley Bridge IV closed
  • 250th IPO in HBP portfolio
  • Yahoo! enters HBP portfolio
  • Microsoft releases Internet Explorer 1.0
  • Netscape IPO
1996
  • Juniper Networks enters HBP portfolio
  • For the first time, more e-mail is sent than postal mail in the U.S.A.
  • Yahoo! IPO
1997
  • HBP opens London office
  • HBP begins exploration of investment opportunities in Asia
  • Horsley Bridge V closed
  • eBay enters HBP portfolio
  • Amazon.com IPO
1998
  • Horsley Bridge International I closed
  • 2,000th underlying company in HBP portfolio
  • XML 1.0 published
  • Mozilla is open sourced by Netscape
  • eBay IPO
1999
  • Horsley Bridge VI closed
  • Juniper Networks and Sycamore Networks IPOs
  • Google enters HBP portfolio
  • TIME Magazine names Jeff Bezos as Person of the Year
  • 500th IPO in HBP portfolio
2000
  • Horsley Bridge VII closed
  • Horsley Bridge International II closed
  • HBP begins exploration of investment opportunities in India
  • 3,000th underlying company in HBP portfolio
2001
  • Google search engine now indexing three billion web documents
  • Apple releases the iPod
  • Wikipedia launches
2002
  • Horsley Bridge Partners inducted into Private Equity Hall of Fame
  • Seagate IPO
  • LinkedIn founded
2003
  • HBP launches Cosmos proprietary enterprise database
  • Skype first released
  • HBP 20th Anniversary
  • Mapping the human genome declared complete
2004
  • Horsley Bridge International III closed
  • Google IPO
  • Firefox 1.0 released
  • 4,000th underlying company in HBP portfolio
2005
  • Horsley Bridge VIII closed
  • Ruby on Rails 1.0 released
  • Facebook enters HBP portfolio
  • “Cyber Monday” enters the lexicon
2006
  • Horsley Bridge International IV closed
  • Horsley Bridge Growth VIII closed
  • 5,000th underlying company in HBP portfolio
  • Jack Dorsey's first twitter post "just setting up my twttr"
  • 750th IPO in HBP portfolio
2007
  • HBP opens Beijing office
  • Horsley Bridge IX closed
  • Apple releases the iPhone
2008
  • Horsley Bridge International V closed
  • HBP begins exploration of investment opportunities in Latin America
  • 6,000th underlying company in HBP portfolio
  • HBP 25th Anniversary
2009
  • Satoshi Nakamoto introduces Bitcoin
  • Internet of things is born, more “things or objects” were connected to the internet than people
2010
  • Apple introduces the iPad
  • TIME Magazine names Mark Zuckerberg Person of the Year
  • 7,000th underlying company in HBP portfolio
  • Uber enters HBP portfolio
2011
  • Qihoo IPO
  • Amazon sells more Kindle books than hardcover books
2012
  • Horsley Bridge X Venture closed
  • Last edition of Encyclopedia Britannica published
  • Facebook IPO
  • 8,000th underlying company in HBP portfolio
2013
  • Horsley Bridge X Growth Buyout closed
  • Last print edition of PC World technology magazine
  • 1,000th IPO in HBP portfolio
  • HBP 30th Anniversary
  • Twitter IPO
  • China surpasses U.S. as world’s top smart device market
2014
  • Alibaba world’s largest IPO
  • More time spent on mobile devices than TV viewing
  • 9,000th underlying company in HBP portfolio
2015
  • Electric car ownership surpasses 1 million worldwide
  • Amazon begins testing delivery drones
  • SpaceX lands re-usable orbital rocket
  • Horsley Bridge XI Venture closed
2016
  • HB XI Growth Buyout closed
  • Google’s driverless cars log 2 millionth mile
  • Oxford researchers unlock the gates to quantum computing
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