We invest in early-stage companies and actively work with management. Early-stage can be startup, pre-revenue or ready to scale to build a large public company. We actively seek out new investments in technology sectors by participating in industry events, conferences and fostering strategic alliances.
Silver Creek has a record of working with entrepreneurs to produce superior returns for our investor stakeholders. After an investment, we sit on the same side of the table as the management team to create a winner in the marketplace. We employ a “Next Wave” investment strategy across a ever-changing set of technologies, markets and regulatory conditions.
Experienced entrepreneurs and investors form a team that produces crisp execution. Experience reveals patterns in the marketplace guiding the team to adapt the business plan, resource allocation to produce maximum value for the stakeholders in the company. Our network of entrepreneurs, advisors and industry experts are available to help us evaluate companies and accelerate their growth.
Technology provides differentiation and competitive advantage for our companies. Good businesses are based on good profit margins, and technology leads the way in producing sustainable, ‘unfair’ market position. We seek out entrepreneurs with nascent commercializable technology and help assess the needs of the marketplace.
// Wireless & SoftwareProNet
ProNet makes paging systems and answering services for the medical community. They were an early market leader in wireless paging services. IPO (Nasdaq: PNET), then purchased by MetroCall.
// Networking / CommunicationsBivio Networks
Bivio Networks is the leading supplier of next generation network appliance platforms, enabling application developers to rapidly develop and deploy market-leading, wire-speed, deep-packet processing network applications.
// SemiconductorsCrystal Semiconductor
Crystal Semiconductor is a manufacturer of telecommunications ICs that combine both linear and digital functions for the graphics, audio, video and multimedia market places. Sold to Cirrus Logic. (Nasdaq: CRUS).