- 5minNew YorkThe company was acquired by AOL in September 2010.
- Acme PacketAcme Packet, the leader in session border control solutions, enables the delivery of trusted, first-class interactive communications—voice, video and multimedia sessions—and data services across IP network borders. The company’s Net-Net family of session border controllers, multiservice security gateways and session routing proxies supports multiple applications in service provider, enterprise and contact center networks—from VoIP trunking to hosted enterprise and residential services to fixed-mobile convergence. The company was acquired by Oracle Corporation in February 2013. (NYSE: ORCL)
- Advent SolarThis company was acquired by Applied Materials in November 2009.
- Agitar Software, Inc.The company was acquired by McCabe Software in 2008.
- AirGate PCS(NASDAQ: PCSA - September 1999)
- AkorriLittleton, MassachusettsThe company was acquired by NetApp in January 2011. (NASDAQ: NTAP)
- Amalfi SemiconductorLos Gatos, CaliforniaThe company was acquired by RF Micro Devices in November 2012.
- AmobeeSan Francisco, CaliforniaThe company was acquired by SingTel in April 2012.
- AmpulseGolden, ColoradoAmpulse Corporation is developing low-cost, high efficiency crystalline-silicon (c-Si) thin-film photovoltaic modules on flexible substrates.
- AnalogixSanta Clara, CaliforniaAnalogix is a provider of high-performance analog and mixed-signal semiconductor products for the backplane interconnect, Long Reach Ethernet, and HDMI markets.
- Applied Identity, Inc.Applied Identity developed scalable, identity-based solutions for securing enterprise networks. The company’s Identisphere gateway appliance creates individual security domains for each user and delivers infinitely fine-grained identity and access enforcement. Applied Identity’s products are deployed in Global 2000 companies and large government agencies in the U.S., and the company is expanding into international markets.
- Aptis CommunicationsThe company was acquired by Nortel Networks in March 1998. (NYSE: NT)
- Argon Networks IncThe company was acquired by Siemens Corporation in March 1999.
- ArkivioThe company was acquired by Rocket Software in January 2008.
- Avanex(NASDAQ: AVNX - February 2000)
- Avokia, Inc.Toronto, OntarioAvokia was a provider of patented database middleware software that ensured the continuous availability of business applications at the highest level of performance. Its products were designed for high volume enterprise applications where speed is critical and downtime is not an option.
- BettermentNew York, NYBetterment is a goal-based online investment company delivering smart, personalized financial advice paired with low fees and a superb customer experience.
- BitSightCambridge, MassachusettsBitSight is transforming how companies manage technology risk. BitSight's global platform measures risk by collecting and analyzing vast amounts of data on security behaviors. With its empirical, data-driven risk assessments, BitSight provides organizations with the insight needed to proactively identify, quantify, and mitigate risk.
- BitYotaMountain View, CaliforniaThe company was acquired by LifeLock, Inc. in August 2015. (NYSE: LOCK)
- Blackwave, Inc.The company was acquired by Juniper Networks in October 2010. (NYSE: JNPR)
- BladeLogicLexington, Massachusetts(NASDAQ:BLOG - July 2007) Subsequently acquired by BMC Software (NASDAQ:BMC) in March 2008.
- Brocade Communications Systems(NASDAQ: BRCD - May 1999)
- CerteonBurlington, MassachusettsCerteon's aCelera Virtual Appliance software is the industries' first and only virtual appliance to deliver acceleration, virtualization and manageability when remotely accessing applications throughout a distributed enterprise. aCelera software reduces application response time over the WAN by more than 95% - accelerating more applications, to more users, for less cost.
- Cerulean Technology, Inc.The company was acquired by Aether Systems Inc. in September 2000 (NASDAQ: AETH)
- Clean Cell InternationalMenlo Park CaliforniaClean Cell International, Inc. is developing low-cost, flexible, light-weight solar module.
- Clearwire(NASDAQ: CLWR - March 2007)
- CloakwareThis company was acquired by Irdeto/Naspers in November 2007 (JSE:NPN).
- CloudShareSan Mateo CaliforniaCloudShare Inc. is the fastest and easiest way to develop, test, demo and train on business applications in the cloud. With no capital investment in hardware or supporting IT infrastructure, developers and IT admins can quickly and easily scale up (or down) and focus on the core, most valuable, highly differentiated parts of their business.
- CoskataWarrenville, IllinoisCoskata, Inc. is a biology-based renewable energy company, with technology for the production of liquid fuels. Using proprietary microorganisms and transformative bioreactor designs, the company will produce ethanol for under US$1.00 per gallon anywhere in the world, from almost any input material (feedstock).
- Creative Design SolutionsThe company was acquired by Maxtor. (NASDAQ: MXTR)
- Credit SesameSunnyvale, CaliforniaCredit Sesame is a free online personal finance tool that gives consumers an easy way to monitor and manage their credit and loans all in one place and save money on debt. It provides consumers with free access to their credit score, analysis, advice and tools to take control of their finances, unlock their credit potential and borrow smarter. The company was founded in 2010 and is based in Sunnyvale, California.
- DivideNew York New YorkThe company has been acquired by Google in May 2014. (NASDAQ: GOOG)
- DotomiBoston MassachusettsDotomi™ creates a direct relationship between marketers and consumers by opening a one-to-one messaging channel through banner ad real-estate. Dotomi is 100% privacy compliant to enable consumers to rule over the messages they receive from their favorite marketers.
- Dotomi, Inc.The company was acquired by Value Click in June 2011.
- edocsThe company was acquired by Siebel Systems in December of 2004. (NASDAQ: SEBL)
- enCommerceThe company was acquired by Entrust Technologies in June 2000. (NASDAQ: ENTU)
- ExerosThis company was acquired by IBM (NYSE:IBM) in May of 2009.
- expressor software corporationThe company was acquired by QlickTech in June 2012.
- FilmLoop, Inc.Palo Alto, CAThe company was acquired by Fabrik in February 2007.
- Fortisphere, Inc.Chantilly, VAFortisphere (formerly Nano Network Engines) had developed technology that distributes in real time onto enterprise technology assets (servers, PCs, etc.) enabling collaboration and control. The collaborative architecture eliminates single points of failure, simplifies deployment and enables technology assets to work together to autonomously to solve problems. Fortisphere is focused on addressing specific challenges in IT Management in virtual machine environments with medium and large enterprises. The company acquired its technology from Cloakware (a Series IV portfolio company that was acquired by Irdeto Access).
- GildSan Francisco, CaliforniaHR and recruiting have been begging for innovation. That’s why Gild is here. Gild exists to bring meritocracy to the professional world by providing hiring solutions that illuminate who’s talented.
- GlassHouseFramingham MassachusettsA pioneer in the storage services sector, GlassHouse Technologies distinguishes itself by providing solutions from strategy to operations. GlassHouse offers guaranteed services focused on technology and organizational effectiveness.
- Glu Mobile(NASDAQ: GLUU - March 2007)
- Idiom, Inc.Idiom was acquired by SDL Enterprise Technologies in February 2008.
- Ingrian NetworksIngrian Networks was acquired by SafeNet in February 2008.
- JajahThis company was acquired by Telefonica O2 in December 2009.
- KaminarioNewton, MassachusettsKaminario uses off-the-shelf blade servers and SSD media to create a blazingly fast, highly available and easy-to-deploy distributed storage grid appliance. Driven by Kaminario's innovative SPEAR, the K2 supports millions of IOPS, tens of GB/s of throughput and extremely low latency - all without compromising on high availability. The SPEAR Storage Operating System contains Automated Data Distribution™ and Intelligent Parallel I/O Processing™ that deliver record-breaking read and write performance, eliminating hot spots and bottlenecks automatically.
- KonteraHerzliya Pituach, IsraelThe company was acquired by SingTel in June 2014.
- Lightspan(NASDAQ: LSPN - February 2000)
- Linden LabSan Francisco, CaliforniaLinden Lab is a privately held company established to develop an extraordinary new form of shared 3D entertainment. Through its first product, "Second Life," Linden Lab offers a truly collaborative, immersive and open-ended entertainment experience, where together people create and inhabit a virtual world of their own design.
- Luidia Inc.San Carlos, CaliforniaThe company was acquired by PNF, Co. in December 2013.
- m-Qubem-Qube was acquired by VeriSign in March 2006. (NASDAQ:VRSN)
- MarketLive, Inc.Petaluma, CaliforniaThe company was acquired by Vista Equity Partners in December 2015.
- Millennial NetMillennial Net was acquired by Festo in September 2006.
- Monterey NetworksThe company was acquired by Cisco Systems in September 1999. (NASDAQ:CSCO)
- Mowingo, Inc.Palo Alto, CAMowingo, Inc. provides a personal shopping and dining solution for iPhone or Android devices. Its solutions include Mowingo, a solution for iPhones or Android devices to browse product catalogs and restaurant menus. The company’s solution enables users to select stores, restaurants, and other local businesses to follow, as well as share shopping and dining tips with their friends; and businesses to promote and reward to users for their loyalty by offering deals and information.
- NanteroWoburn, MassachusettsNantero is a nanotechnology company using carbon nanotubes for the development of next-generation semiconductor devices. Nantero’s main focus is the development of NRAM™ –a high-density nonvolatile random access storage device. NRAM™ will replace all existing forms of storage, such as DRAM, SRAM and flash memory, with a high-density nonvolatile RAM – ‘universal memory.’
- Net Perceptions(NASDAQ: NETP - April 1999)
- Next Medium, Inc.NextMedium was developing a data standard and toolset that created new channels of marketing and commerce for entertainment content providers, advertisers and audiences. The company’s solutions, which capitalized on the rapidly emerging field of embedded advertising, provided new ways for entertainment providers to increase revenue, advertisers to reach audiences, and audiences to make purchases directly via entertainment programming.
- NominumRedwood City, CaliforniaNominum is a pioneering provider of IP address infrastructure software for enterprises that require reliable and secure DNS, DHCP and IP address management for their mission critical networks.
- NurienSeoul KoreaNurien is a developer of a new form of 3D social media.
- nWay, Inc.San Francisco, CAnWay is a developer and publisher of free-to-play online multiplayer games. The company was founded in 2011 by gaming and startup veterans, who want to bring fun console-quality multiplayer games to the web and mobile platforms.
- Obsidian, Inc.The company was acquired by Applied Materials in October 1999. (NASDAQ: AMAT)
- Ocular NetworksThe company was acquired by Tellabs in January 2002. (NASDAQ: TLAB)
- Open MileBoston MassachusettsThe company was acquired by Echo Global Logistics in March 2013. (NASDAQ: ECHO)
- OpenPagesThis company was acquired by IBM in September 2010. (NYSE: IBM)
- OpenSpanAlpharetta, GeorgiaThe company was acquired by Pegasystems, Inc. in April 2016. (NASDAQ: PEGA)
- OptarosMassachusettsThe company was acquired by Interpublic Group in December 2014. (NSYE: IPG)
- Overture NetworksResearch Triangle Park, North CarolinaThe company was acquired by ADVA in January 2016.
- Palo Alto NetworksNYSE: PANW - July 2012
- Pelican ImagingMountain View, CaliforniaPelican Imaging Corporation is a venture-backed software start-up in the business of commercializing computational cameras for the smartphone market. The company is developing a new camera technology that directly addresses the challenges posed by conventional camera design and small pixels.
- Perfecto MobileBoston, MassachusettsPerfecto Mobile is the leading global provider of cloud-based, enterprise-grade testing, automation and monitoring solutions for mobile applications. Perfecto’s SaaS-based MobileCloud™ platform enables enterprises to remotely test and monitor their apps using real smartphones and tablets connected to live cellular networks around the world, without the cost and risk of managing and procuring devices.
- PerkStreet Financial, Inc.Boston, MAPerkStreet is a progressive online banking business that has created a free checking account that offers the most debit card rewards and free ATMs in the country. PerkStreet encourages its customers to be responsible by rewarding them for spending their own money, not racking up massive credit card debt. PerkStreet serves more customers than 25% of the banks and credit unions in the country.
- Philsar SemiconductorThe company was acquired by Conexant Systems in April 2000. (NASDAQ: CNXT)
- Pirus NetworksPirus was acquired by Sun Microsystems in November 2002. (NASDAQ:SUNW)
- Plaxo IncPlaxo was acquired by Comcast in May 2008. (NASDAQ:CMCSK)
- ProvigentSanta Clara, CaliforniaThe company was acquired by Broadcom in May 2011.
- Pursway Ltd.Herzliya, IsraelPursway is a provider of influencer marketing solutions. The company’s solution enables companies to identify “influencers” and “followers” for each product or offering within their customer database. Companies can then create campaigns utilizing this information in a measurable fashion that can be tied to success metrics. Their solutions can help consumer companies realize an order of improvement in the effectiveness of their customer relationship strategies, customer acquisition, retention, and cross-selling outcomes.
- Q1 Labs, Inc.The company was acquired by IBM in November 2011. (NYSE: IBM)
- QuarticsIrvine, CaliforniaQuartics leverages breakthrough semiconductor architectural advantages to provide dominant media processing and media extension solutions for the computer and display markets. The company's semiconductors enable the flawless transmission of video and audio for wireless PC to TV, monitors, and projectors; PC tuner cards, docking stations, HD-networked PVRs, and video conferencing.
- Quattro WirelessThis company was acquired by Apple in January 2010. (NASDAQ:AAPL)
- RedfinSeattle, WashingtonRedfin is the real estate industry's first online brokerage, combining a customer-focused team of real estate agents with online tools for making the process of buying or selling a home easy. Redfin's agents handle every facet of a transaction, including tours, pricing analyses, negotiations, inspections and closings. Redfin is the only major search site to feature listings direct from broker databases as well as for-sale-by-owner and foreclosure properties from across the Internet. The company pays its agents customer-satisfaction bonuses, not commissions, and surveys every client, publishing each survey alongside the agent's complete deal history.
- ReflectentReflectent was acquired by Citrix in May 2006. (NASDAQ:CTXS)
- RevSan Francisco, CaliforniaRev is a services marketplace that works with the top 10 percent of freelancers, and delivers services to businesses at half the price and twice the speed of traditional vendors. Rev's first two services are audio transcription and document translation.
- RevivioRevivio was acquired by Symantec in November 2006 (NASDAQ: SYMC).
- RokuSaratoga, CaliforniaRoku is the leading Internet TV platform. Founded by Anthony Wood, inventor of the DVR, Roku was created to reinvent the way consumers experience TV by making entertainment available instantly. The award-winning Roku streaming players are now renowned for their simplicity, exceptional value and breadth of content.
- SendiaSendia was acquired by Salesforce.com in April 2006. (NYSE:CRM)
- SentientAcquired by Cisco in 1999. (NASDAQ: CSCO)
- Sigma Dynamics, Inc.The company was acquired by Oracle in 2007.
- SignalSetSeattle, WashingtonSeattle-based SignalSet has developed the first wireless infrastructure solution that allows machine-to-machine device manufacturers and OEMs to deploy and remotely manage wireless devices capable of seamlessly switching between GSM and CDMA wireless networks with no manual intervention. With SignalSet’s patent-pending Remote Carrier Switching™ technology, wireless machine-to-machine devices are being built to have continuous carrier choice, freely moving between networks as needed to maximize coverage, data transmission speed, and automatic redundancy at an affordable price.
- Silicor MaterialsSan Jose, CaliforniaSilicor Materials Inc. is the new name for Calisolar Inc., effective February 1, 2012. Silicor Materials is a manufacturer of solar and aluminum products, including the leading high-quality, low-cost solar silicon. The company has silicon purification operations at the company's wholly owned subsidiary, Silicor Materials Canada Inc., located in Ontario, Canada; and a state-of-the-art research and development center in Berlin, Germany. Its investors include Advanced Technology Ventures, Globespan Capital Partners, Good Energies, Hudson Clean Energy Partners, and Ventures West.
- Silknet Software(NASDAQ: SILK - May 1999)
- SMS GupShupMumbai, IndiaSMS GupShup is the world’s largest social SMS service that allows users to communicate and connect with family, friends and fans using mobile handsets. SMS GupShup extends the capabilities of p2p sms technology to social messaging including 1-to-many, many-to-many and many-to-1 communication, thereby enabling social interactions on sms, the only medium that reaches 4 billion users worldwide. Launched in April 2007, it is used by 26 million users in over 2 million communities.
- Solar Power PartnersMill Valley, CaliforniaThe company was acquired by NRG Solar in November 2011. (NYSE: NRG)
- Solar Silicon Technology (SST)Chiba, JapanSolar Silicon Technology is a leading manufacturer of innovative crystalline silicon for Solar cells.Tremendous demand of Photovoltic cell in the world has caused the higher prices of solar grade silicon. SST's Zinc-Mediated reduction method makes low purity metallurgical silicon into Solar Grade Silicon with lower cost.
- SonicsMountain View, CaliforniaSonics develops a communication subsystem that integrates data and controls traffic on a single chip.
- Steelwedge, IncPleasanton,CaliforniaSteelwedge, Inc. is an innovative developer of Enterprise Forecast Optimization software solutions that enable companies to dramatically increase margins and revenue predictability by streamlining complex demand forecasting processes.
- Strata8Bellevue, WashingtonStrata8 Networks provides integrated cell phone and office phone services along with industry specific business applications. Services provide business customers web-based management control, simplified billing, quality customer service, cost savings and ease of use. Basic wireless applications (i.e. email, contacts, calendar, etc.) and advanced wireless applications (applications specific to vertical markets) are easily integrated in our open platform environment.
- StrongView Systems, Inc.Redwood Shores, CaliforniaThe company was acquired by HGGC in September 2015.
- SundaySkyTel Aviv, IsraelSundaySky is transforming the relationship between brand and customer through personalized video. Our platform, built on proprietary SmartVideo technology, combines the power of video with personalized storytelling at scale to foster long-term customer relationships. The SmartVideo Platform lets marketers communicate to an audience of one and easily create, manage and optimize real-time personalized video programs throughout the customer lifecycle. AT&T, Comcast, Allstate and other industry-leading brands partner with SundaySky to engage prospective and current customers, resulting in higher revenue, lower costs and deeper loyalty. SundaySky is headquartered in New York City with offices in Tel Aviv and Tokyo. For more information, visit www.sundaysky.com.
- Think3Cincinnati OhioThink3 develops powerful, affordable, and easy-to-learn 3D design software. (formerly Cad. Lab)
- TrigoThe company was acquired by IBM in March 2004. (NYSE: IBM)Brisbane, California&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;"The complete management team at Trigo had an excellent working relationship with the partner-team at Globespan. I was pleased that every partner at Globespan took a personal interest in the success of Trigo and regularly offered support." &lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;&lt;i&gt;-Tom Reilly, CEO&lt;/i&gt;Brisbane, CaliforniaTom Reilly, CEOGlobespan funding stages:Seed, Series A, B, and CThe OpportunityWith the vision of helping businesses more effectively and efficiently manage the volumes of product information that they maintain enterprise-wide, Trigo Technologies was launched in 2000 and incubated by Globespan. The company’s flagship product, Trigo ProductCenter, was targeted at retailers, distributors and manufacturers to provide them a central repository to aggregate, manage and syndicate all of their product information. With their product information under control, Trigo’s clients experienced faster product introduction cycles, improved product quality, more opportunity for multi-channel commerce, and increased customer satisfaction. As the first complete enterprise-wide solution available, Trigo was poised to become the market leader, with clients that ultimately included Hewlett-Packard, Sony, Staples, Corporate Express, Unilever, Philips, Panasonic, Williams Sonoma, Carrefour, and The Gap.How We Worked With TrigoGlobespan incubated Trigo in the firm’s Palo Alto office, taking a hands-on approach to working with the company in a number of areas, including recruitment of the executive team, completing market studies, introducing key partners, and helping with fundraising. “The complete management team at Trigo had an excellent working relationship with the partner-team at Globespan. I was pleased that every partner at Globespan took a personal interest in the success of Trigo and regularly offered support.”Globespan’s bi-coastal presence was helpful to Trigo management. “Some of our earliest customers were located in the Boston region, and the presence of a Globespan office was not only convenient, but also provided great credibility to many of our early clients.” As one example, Globespan made an introduction to Staples, which resulted in the office products company becoming Trigo’s first customer. The east coast office was also an “excellent source” of professional hires and partnerships. The Asian Business Development program was also instrumental in the company’s early success, helping Trigo to consummate a reseller deal with Nippon Steel Solutions, a major systems integrator in Japan, and to close a deal with its first customer in Japan. “I find Globespan to be the most ‘management supportive’ venture firm. There are many instances where I can recall Globespan helping me out. At every one of those moments, I knew I had the full support of Globespan and could lean on them for the assistance I needed.”The ResultsOn the road to becoming the market leader, Trigo doubled sales each year – to $27 million in 2004, established a presence in Europe and Asia, and reached profitability in less than three years. Trigo was acquired by IBM Corporation in April 2004. Today, marketed as IBM WebSphere Product Center, the technology continues to flourish as the recognized market-leading solution in product information management.
- TurbonomicBoston, MassachusettsTurbonomic delivers an autonomic platform where virtual and cloud environments self-manage in real-time to assure application performance. Turbonomic’s patented decision engine dynamically analyzes application demand and allocates shared resources to maintain a continuous state of application health. Launched in 2010, Turbonomic is one of the fastest growing technology companies in the virtualization and cloud space. Turbonomic’s autonomic platform is trusted by thousands of enterprises to accelerate their adoption of virtual, cloud, and container deployments for all mission critical applications. http://turbonomic.com
- UpworkRedwood City, CaliforniaUpwork is the world’s largest online workplace, enabling businesses and contractors to work together without geographic limits.By using technology to remove the barriers of traditional hiring, Upwork’s platform aligns businesses’ talent needs with contractors’ desire to work when and where they want, on projects of their choosing.
- Vazu, Inc.Vazu developed the world’s first web-based solution that utilizes the ubiquity of email software and mobile phone text messaging to solve the problem of mobilizing content from desktop to mobile phones.
- VericeptThe company was acquired by Trustwave in September 2009.
- Vettro Corp.New York, NYVettro was a provider of mobile on-demand application software for enterprises. The company’s Vettro 360 was an integrated suite of enterprise on-demand mobile applications designed to help companies maximize business contributions driven by the field workforce.
- ViridentThe company was acquired by WesternDigital in October 2013. (NASDAQ: WDC)
- Virtusa(NASDAQ: VRTU - August 2007).
- Vixel Corporation(NASDAQ: VIXL - October 1998)
- Wirefree PartnersAtlanta, GeorgiaWirefree Partners is a PCS wireless spectrum lessor and and service provider in 16 US markets.
- ZeaChemMenlo Park, CaliforniaZeaChem, Inc. is developing a cellulose-based biorefinery platform producing either ethanol or a broad portfolio of other chemicals. ZeaChem's innovative process was designed for high yield. The company is pioneering biorefinery technology using combinations of biochemical and thermochemical processing steps.
- ZipcarCambridge, MassachusettsNASDAQ: ZIP - April 2011
- ZyngaSan Francisco, CaliforniaNASDAQ: ZNGA - May 2010
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