Throughout the year, we assist our companies with customer introductions, team and board recruitment/enhancement, technology, business development, sales and marketing partnerships, investment and acquisition advisory. Our annual CEO Summit is one of our key programmatic efforts to this effect. In 2015, we hosted our 9th annual Azure CEO Summit and gathered over 70 corporate participants to facilitate over 260 one-on-one meetings with Azure portfolio company CEOs to drive commercial, technology and strategic partnership.
By design we have invested approximately 40% of our capital in companies initially headquartered outside of the San Francisco Bay Area. With a focus on North America, we help companies bridge key ecosystem relationships with partners, customers and investors located in Silicon Valley.