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The firm has made investments in over 70 portfolio companies in the past. Some representative investments from the Firm’s current and previous venture funds include the following:

Network/Communications Equipment
Wireless & Software
Semiconductors

Networking/Communications Equipment

 

Aktino, Inc.

Aktino, Inc.

Aktino is a developer of carrier-class bonded copper solutions that enable ILEC’s to respond to customer hunger for bandwidth by leveraging their considerable in-place copper loop infrastructure. The company’s products are deployed worldwide for the transport of DS3 and high speed Carrier Ethernet.
Product: AK3000 Product Family – Solutions for service …


Alteon WebSystems

Alteon WebSystems

Alteon WebSystems is a developer of gigabit Ethernet switches delivering the end-to-end performance and QoS intelligence required for multimedia intranets. In particular, the company develops a wide range of Ethernet product such as server adapters, 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet server switches and Internet traffic directors.
Initially, the company has focused on applying …


Bivio Networks

Bivio 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.
They are a provider of a deep-packet inspection and processing platform that combines scaling of network performance, processing power, and application agility. The company’s system …


Cellfire

Cellfire

Cellfire delivers coupons and discount offers directly to consumer’s mobile phones.
Provider of mobile-device-based coupons and discounts. The company’s technology is designed to enable users to carry, store, and redeem valuable coupons on their cell phones. Retailers can redeem and reconcile these coupons at the point-of-sale without installing new hardware. The …


Diamond Lane Communications

Diamond Lane Communications

Develops and markets telecommunications infrastructure equipment for the last mile, xDSL. Sold to Nokia (NYSE: NOK).
Developer of wide-area network (WAN) products that combine asymmetric digital signal line (ADSL) and asynchronous transfer mode (ATM) technologies. The company is developing a high-speed Internet-access solution, called the Hitchhiker System, to work around the …


Egynte

Egynte

Egnyte is changing the way that enterprises implement their file sharing infrastructure. Egnyte’s enterprise file sharing allows companies to control where files are stored, combining the speed and security of local storage with the accessibility of the cloud. By leveraging local storage, existing folder structures and access permissions, companies get …


NetSocket

NetSocket

NetSocket is developing IP Service Assurance solutions for managing real-time services in IP networks.
The NetSocket Resource Control Point (RCP) is the only comprehensive platform providing IP service assurance, simultaneously monitoring the underlying network for topology and network state and the service control plane for session state. NetSocket’s IP service assurance …


Nimbix

Nimbix

While leveraging multiple available technologies for computationally intensive applications, Nimbix is focused on making hardware accelerator-based platforms available to customers for consumption and tackling the challenges of application and software development on heterogeneous and hybrid platforms.

Nimbix believes that this domain offers the most exciting opportunities for innovation in power efficient, …


ONI Systems

ONI Systems

Develops and markets optical switching equipment for the metropolitan area. IPO, then acquired by Ciena.
Developer of protocols, software, and hardware products to create, manage, and deliver high-optical bandwidth for the next generation of metro optical networks. The company’s products are designed to utilize wave-division multiplexing transport, optical switching, and gigabit …


OpenConnect Systems

OpenConnect Systems

Developed and marketed software for mainframe to Internet connectivity. Sold to Goff Moore.
Provider of solutions that Web-enable host applications. The company offers a suite of scalable software solutions that provide secure, high-performance browser based access to applications and data. By leveraging mainframe and other applications to deliver e-business solutions, the …


Optical Data Systems

Optical Data Systems

Developed, manufactured and marketed local area networking equipment. IPO.
Manufacturer of computer networking and internetworking products for application in local area networks. The company’s products are designed to support three industry standards currently applicable to the LAN industry: Token Ring, Fiber Distributed Data Interface, and Ethernet. These products allow customers to …


Pivot3

Pivot3

Pivot3 is focused on delivering highly scalable, fault tolerant IP-based clustered storage systems composed of industry standard servers. The company boasts strong intellectual property in distributed RAID and time-based I/O journaling for delivering the next generation of block-based clustered storage.
Provider of storage equipment for high-definition video surveillance. The company offers …


Powerfile

Powerfile

Powerfile is a provider of permanent storage solutions. The company provides DVD storage libraries that deliver regulatory compliance, long-term archive, and digital asset management solutions. The company combines standardized DVD media with architecture that features a modular design which is able to provide data archive solutions.
Product:
Active Archive Appliance – Provides …


Sensity

Sensity

Sensity Systems capitalizes on conversions to LED lighting—a process that will affect 4 billion lights worldwide over the next few years—to create a high-speed, sensor-based, multiservice, open networking platform known as a Light Sensory Network (LSN). LSNs help lighting owners improve lighting control and energy efficiency, as well as business …


Shomiti Systems

Shomiti Systems

Developed and marketed network management systems for local area networks. Acquired by Finisar.
Developer of network-analysis systems for high-speed LAN and ATM-switch networks. Century Family allows network managers to capture and analyze all forms of switched 10 and 100-Mbps Ethernet traffic at full wire speed on switch-to-switch and switch-to-server connections. Century …


Talari Networks

Talari Networks

With WAN Virtualization, Talari Networks does for Enterprise WANs what RAID did for storage – delivering a network with 30 to 100 times the bits per dollar, ongoing WAN costs reduced by 40% to 90%, and greater reliability than existing corporate WANs – bringing Moore’s Law and Internet economics to …


Wireless & Software

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Bloomfire

Bloomfire

Bloomfire is a knowledge base built to engage users in open, honest knowledge sharing that makes the whole organization more innovative and profitable. Bloomfire works by capturing, archiving, and growing the knowledge that already exists within or about your organization.


Centennial Communications

Centennial Communications

Provided wireless services in various countries in South America. Sold to Nextel International.
Provider of wireless communications services. The company provides specialized mobile communications in Peru, Equador, Chile, and El Salvador.
Source – Dow Jones VentureSources


Corsair Communications

Corsair Communications

Develops and markets cellular fraud detection equipment and cellular services. IPO, then acquired by Lightbridge (Nasdaq:LTBG).
Developer of fraud protection software and hardware for wireless telecommunications industry. The product, called PhonePrint, uses a signal intelligence technology known as radio frequency fingerprinting to detect and disconnect fraudulent calls within seconds from cellular …


Egynte

Egynte

Egnyte is changing the way that enterprises implement their file sharing infrastructure. Egnyte’s enterprise file sharing allows companies to control where files are stored, combining the speed and security of local storage with the accessibility of the cloud. By leveraging local storage, existing folder structures and access permissions, companies get …


Gazzang

Gazzang

Gazzang makes cloud computing enterprise-ready. Its Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions help organizations address the inherent risk associated with placing sensitive data in the cloud. The company provides data encryption for ANY Linux database, application or service.
With hundreds of customers in financial services, healthcare, higher education and SaaS vendors, Gazzang knows what …


MetroPCS

MetroPCS

MetroPCS owns licenses to operate broadband PCS in the San Francisco Bay Area, Sacramento, Atlanta, and Miami.
MetroPCS owns or has access to licenses covering a population of approximately 149 million people in 14 of the top 25 largest metropolitan areas in the United States, including New York City, Los Angeles, …


OneSpot

OneSpot

OneSpot is a provider of third-party content aggregation for online publishers. The company’s service, available on a subscription basis, monitors Web sources, finding and linking relevant content for publishers of Web sites, blogs, and email newsletters.
Publishers then decide which curated content is ultimately published, and can deliver the results as …


ProNet

ProNet

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.
Source – Dow Jones VentureSources


Sensity

Sensity

Sensity Systems capitalizes on conversions to LED lighting—a process that will affect 4 billion lights worldwide over the next few years—to create a high-speed, sensor-based, multiservice, open networking platform known as a Light Sensory Network (LSN). LSNs help lighting owners improve lighting control and energy efficiency, as well as business …


Theatro

Theatro

Theatro is a two-year old Dallas start-up that has pioneered the market’s first voice-enabled enterprise wearable coupled with a software suite of productivity applications for the brick and mortar retailer.  Our “Heads-Up and Hands Free” mobile communications and management solutions, delivered as a cloud based SaaS service over the in-store …


Traxo

Traxo

Traxo is your digital travel wallet automatically organizing your itineraries and loyalty points in one place.  Designed as a home base for travel, Traxo fills a critical void with an automatic, intelligent new system for organizing, managing and sharing all of your trip details.


Yvolver

Yvolver

Yvolver is an exciting young company based in Dallas, Texas.  The team at Yvolvr knows how to combine interactive experience into rewarding social platforms across any enterprise, network or community.  Stay tuned for the upcoming launch!


Semiconductors

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Credence Systems

Credence Systems

Credence Systems develops, manufactures and markets semiconductor automatic test equipment (ATE) used in the production of semiconductors. The company serves a broad spectrum of the semiconductor industry’s testing needs through a wide range of products that test digital and mixed-signal semiconductors.
Credence utilizes its proprietary technologies to design products that provide …


Crystal Semiconductor

Crystal 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).
Source – Dow Jones VentureSources


WaferScale Integration

WaferScale Integration

WaferScale Integration produces a family of of high-performance field-programmable peripheral integrated circuits (PSD) as well as a broad line of high-performance non-volatile PROM and EPROM memory products, all based on proprietary technology.
The company’s technology enables higher performance and greater memory densities per chip area than the traditional stacked-gate method, resulting …


Xilinx

Xilinx

Xilinx is a developer of user-programmable gate arrays in which customers create their own custom gate arrays without the delays or engineering charges normally associated with ASIC devices.
Xilinx’s first product, a 1,200 gate device, was introduced in late 1985. In late 1987, Xilinx introduced the second generation of its patented …