What technology companies have we helped? We love talking about the semiconductor company that is changing the face of home entertainment. We’re proud of the software developer whose product allows thousands of call-center employees to work from home. And for the stay-at-home moms and dads, we give you the robotics firm whose visioning technology drives a robotic vacuum cleaner.
Those are three of many companies who have chosen our path. Some came to us with revolutionary ideas that transformed how people live or work. Other ideas were more evolutionary, improving upon an existing product, but still highly marketable.
In each case, we were able to do what we do best – open doors, recruit talent, and guide them through critical milestones to the next level of funding. That’s the outcome you can expect when your venture capital firm brings to the table deep scientific know-how and first-hand experience building companies for themselves and others.
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AirTight Networks is the global leader in wireless security and compliance solutions providing customers best-of-breed technology to automatically detect, classify, locate and block all current and emerging wireless threats. AirTight offers both the industry’s leading wireless intrusion prevention system (WIPS) and the world’s first wireless vulnerability management (WVM) security-as-a-service (SaaS). AirTight’s award-winning solutions are used by customers globally in the financial, government, retail, manufacturing, transportation, education, healthcare, telecom, and technology industries. AirTight owns the seminal patents for wireless intrusion prevention technology with 11 U.S. patents and two international patents granted (UK and Australia), and more than 25 additional patents pending. AirTight Networks is a privately held company based in Mountain View, CA.
Apriso Corporation is a software company dedicated to providing competitive advantage for its customers. It does so by enabling organizations to adapt quickly and easily to market changes and unexpected events. Apriso’s FlexNet platform provides visibility, adaptability and real-time control of manufacturing operations across the enterprise and supply chain network. This is accomplished by integrating planning, execution and control, increasing operational efficiency and eliminating errors in the production process. Apriso serves more than 170 customers in 41 countries across the Americas, Europe and Asia. Its customers include General Motors, Lear, Honeywell, L’Oréal, Trixell, Lockheed Martin, Becton Dickinson, Saint-Gobain, Novelis and Essilor.
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CafePress is the leader in User-Generated Commerce and offers sellers turnkey e-commerce services to independently create and sell a wide variety of products, and offers buyers unique merchandise across virtually every topic. Launched in 1999, CafePress has empowered individuals, organizations and businesses to create, buy and sell customized merchandise online using the company’s unique print-on-demand and e-commerce services. Today, CafePress is a growing network of over 6.5 million members who have unleashed their creativity to transform their artwork and ideas into unique gifts and new revenue streams.
Entropic Communications, Inc.
Entropic Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ:ENTR) is a leading semiconductor company that designs, develops and markets systems solutions to enable connected home entertainment. The company's technologies significantly change the way high-definition television-quality video and other multimedia content such as movies, music, games and photos are brought into and delivered throughout the home. Entropic is the innovator and market leader in Multimedia over Coax Alliance or MoCA® home networking technologies. MoCA creates a whole home connected entertainment network enabling multi-room DVR, online and multi-room gaming, streaming of over the top video and personal content sharing of video, photos and music throughout the home. Entropic is also the innovator and leader in single wire DBS delivery solutions with its Band Translation Switch and Channel Stacking Switch technologies. These advanced RF solutions fundamentally change the way DBS providers deliver content into the home. Entropic has shipped over 40 million chipsets worldwide. Entropic’s connected home entertainment product portfolio also includes broadband access and silicon tv tuner solutions.
Evolution Robotics, Inc.
Evolution Robotics, Inc. develops state-of-the-art robotics solutions, and partners with original equipment manufacturers to integrate those technologies into new and more intelligent products. Whether used within autonomous robots for commercial or consumer use, or electronic devices with increased, intelligent functionality, Evolution Robotics provides the technologies and services to bring those products to life, and to market.
Hasso Plattner Ventures
Hasso Plattner Ventures looks for the most promising companies in the IT and Cleantech field throughout Europe and Israel. Apart from investing venture capital the company also offers a combined package of added value through experienced entrepreneurs, partners, industry networks and paid third party professional services. HPV has successfully invested in more than 15 companies with accumulated sales of more than € 24m.
Intermolecular, Inc. delivers High Productivity Combinatorial™ (HPC) technology products and services that enable customers to maximize semiconductor R&D ROI. The company’s Tempus™ HPC™ Platform offers chipmakers, materials suppliers and equipment manufacturers integrated processing, characterization and informatics systems that exponentially accelerate learning in materials discovery, process development and IC device integration.
Customers apply Intermolecular’s technologies in their R&D projects through Collaborative Development Programs (CDPs) with Intermolecular’s multidisciplinary team, or through purchase of Tempus systems, or by licensing of IP developed and qualified by Intermolecular. By leveraging HPC technologies to quickly develop, integrate and electrically test multiple alternative solutions, at minimum cost and risk, customers obtain unique IP and time-to-market advantage.
Founded in 2004, Intermolecular is based in San Jose, California. A more detailed description of the Tempus HPC platform and information about customer projects are available here.
Jobvite is an easy and intuitive Software-as-a-Service for companies to manage all aspects of hiring. Companies use Jobvite’s next generation e-Recruitment application to improve quality of hire and lower costs. Jobvite integrates with Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter so that companies grow referral hires and jobseeker engagement.
LiveOps is a rapidly growing technology company offering two innovative solutions for enterprises: Contact Center in the Cloud, a SaaS technology platform for managing contact centers, and Workforce in the Cloud, an on-demand workforce for outsourcing call center calls. LiveOps On-Demand Contact Center Platform brings the value of cloud computing to the contact center by enabling enterprises to rapidly deploy an always-on and instantly scalable contact center infrastructure in a pay-per-use model that enables customers to achieve greater operational and cost efficiencies. LiveOps uses this same technology platform everyday to successfully run the largest virtual call center with over 20,000 independent agents. LiveOps provides enterprises with the on-demand call center platform and community of on-demand independent agents to quickly achieve better business results. The company is headquartered in Santa Clara, California.
Founded in 2008 as Pixazza, Inc., Luminate provides an internet service that turns static images into engaging content, while generating incremental income for web publishers. Luminate enables consumers to simply mouse over images on their favorite web sites to learn more and see related products. Luminate is a private company funded by August Capital, CMEA Capital, and Google, with offices in Mountain View, CA.
MediaSpike provides a native monetization platform for applications - taking the time, expense, and pain out of advertisers and developers trying to individually find and pair with each other. MediaSpike has been built from the ground-up to be a frictionless end-to-end solution for advertisers and developers alike.
NEA-IndoUS Ventures is a leading venture capital firm which provides early and mid-stage funding to new or growing businesses in India. Our team comprises experienced entrepreneurs and executives who understand the model of incubating ideas and transforming them into successful enterprises.
Odyssey delivers a comprehensive portfolio of managed logistics services for every mode of transportation to the chemical and process industries—so that our clients’ products are delivered safely, reliably and economically, with shipment visibility and actionable data across all modes. Using its large network and technological automation, Odyssey consistently delivers substantial savings to its clients. We apply industry knowledge, experience, technology and flexibility based on our expertise in the chemical and process industry, like no one else.
Schooner Information Technology
Schooner provides high-availability MySQL and NoSQL software distributions for demanding mission-critical applications. Schooner software offers high-performance replication which guarantees no data loss, provides instant automated failover and recovery, and simplifies cluster administration. Schooner's high performance enables dramatic server consolidation and reduced sharding, allowing datacenters to handle bigger loads with fewer nodes. Customers rely on Schooner to slash the downtime that costs revenue, customers and reputation, and to save substantially on server capex and the power, pipe, and people to run them.
Triporati was founded by a team of online travel veterans who set out to help travelers answer the fundamental question “Where should I go?” More than 70 percent of leisure travelers don’t know where they will travel six months prior to their trip, yet existing travel sites begin by asking users where they will go. To address this need, and to help travelers discover great trips, Triporati has built a proprietary destination discovery engine powered by original content and rankings from 65 bona fide travel experts who have collectively written or edited more than 550 best-selling guidebooks (such as Lonely Planet, Frommer’s, Fodor’s and more). By ranking their own unique interests, travelers are presented with personalized world maps showing their ideal travel destinations. Triporati was recognized as one of the top six travel innovators at the 2008 PhocusWright Travel Innovation Summit.
Untangle was founded with the vision of untangling the complexities of technology, initially targeting network security and control for SMBs. The company follows Open Source development practices to create better code and make it widely available.
The Untangle Gateway, the world’s first commercial-grade open source solution for blocking spam, spyware, viruses, adware and unwanted content on the network, provides a free and better alternative to costly, inflexible proprietary appliances. Untangle’s applications are currently being used in tens of thousands of businesses in a variety of industries, including financial services, real estate, education, bio-science, and professional services. Untangle is based in San Mateo, California, and is backed by venture capital firms CMEA Capital and Rustic Canyon Partners.
NetBooks, Inc. developed the WorkingPoint system – an easy-to-use, online business management software for small businesses, independent contractors, and home based businesses. WorkingPoint’s goal is to help the over 26 million self-employed and small business owners in the U.S. today start, grow and manage their businesses more efficiently and successfully.
Zaarly is the mobile marketplace for anything. As the world's first mobile-focused, real-time marketplace, Zaarly connects individuals looking for services, goods and experiences with people and businesses right in their local communities. Zaarly is available on iOS, Android, Mobile Web, Facebook and the Web.