VC: Wireless Networks and Mobile Content

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Wireless Networks and Mobile Content

VENTURE CAPITAL

COMPANY

AMOUNT/ROUND

LEAD INVESTORS

DESCRIPTION

FiberTower
San Francisco

$150M
N/A

Crown Castle International

FiberTower provides backhaul services for wireless carriers.

Amp'd Mobile
Los Angeles

$67M
first round

Universal Music Group, Highland Capital Partners, Columbia Capital, Redpoint Ventures

Amp'd Mobile develops mobile entertainment aimed at 18- to 25-year-olds.

Visto
Redwood City, CA

$66.6M
eighth round

DFJ ePlanet Ventures

Visto develops mobile email and PIM solutions.

Alien Technology
Morgan Hill, CA

$66M
eighth round

SunBridge Partners

Alien Technology makes RFID devices for many industries.

Aperto Networks
Milpitas, CA

$16.25M
fifth round

Canaan Partners, Alliance Ventures, Tyco, JK&B Capital, Sawtik Ventures, Innovacom

Aperto Networks develops multi-service broadband wireless access systems.

Kodiak Networks
San Ramon, CA

$14.63M
second round

Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Redpoint Ventures

Kodiak Networks develops wireless voice services.

Ellacoya
Merrimack, NH

$13.5M
fourth round

BCE Capital

Ellacoya builds IP service control platforms for broadband service providers and carrier networks.

Navini Networks
Richardson, TX

$13.42M
fifth round

Austin Ventures, Lehman Brothers, Granite Ventures, Sternhill Partners, Sequoia Capital, Motorola

Navini develops plug-and-play broadband wireless access solutions.

Solicore
Lakeland, FL

$12.7M
third round

Rho Ventures

Solicore makes lithium polymer batteries for RFID, the smart card, and medical device markets.

ThingMagic
Cambridge, MA

$11.5M
first round

The Exxel Group, Hale Ventures, Morningside Technology Ventures, Inventec Appliances

ThingMagic makes RFID readers.

Kiyon
La Jolla, CA

$10M
second round

Siemens Venture Capital

Kiyon provides mesh networking solutions for wireless broadband networks.

m-Qube
Watertwon, MA

$10M
fourth round

HarbourVest Partners

M-Qube offers mobile gateways that manage billing between wireless carriers and companies selling content over their networks.

PacketHop
Redwood City, Ca

$10M
third round

GF Private Equity Group

PacketHop makes mobile mesh networking software which enables instant wireless group communication for enterprises, government organizations, and consumer markets.

WideRay
San Francisco

$10M
third round

Enterprise Partners Venture Capital

Wide Ray provides solutions for wireless distribution of digital content and promotional content to mobile devices.

Com2uS
Seoul

$8M
first round

Storm Ventures, Walden International

Com2uS makes mobile games.

Video54 Technologies
Mountain View, CA

$8M
third round

Sequoia Capital, W.K. Technology Fund

Video54 Technologies makes video networking solutions using MIMO-based WiFi technology.

SkyeTek
Boulder, CO

$8M
second round

Palomar Ventures, Sequel Venture Partners

SkyeTek makes embedded RFID reader technology.

Nujira
Cambridge, UK

$7.75M
first round

3i Group, Amadeus Capital Partners

Nujira develops power amplifier solutions.

Sorrent
San Mateo, CA

$7.75M
fourth round

Granite Global Ventures, BA Venture Partners, New Enterprise Associates, Globespan Capital Partners, Sienna Ventures

Sorrent develops and publishes mobile entertainment.

Glu Mobile
San Mateo, CA

$7.5M
fourth round

Time Warner

Glu Mobile develops and publishes mobile entertainment including games and ringtones.

G2 Microsystems
Oakland, CA

$6M
first round

UPS Strategic Enterprise Fund

G2 Microsystems makes integrated circuits for the mobile resource management market.

TrueDemand Software
Los Angeles

$6M
first round

Mayfield, Bay Partners

TrueDemand Software develops product event (RFID) data software that prevents supply chain problems.

Intercasting
San Diego

$5.5M
first round

Avalong Ventures, Masthead Venture Partners

Intercasting develops location-based services for community type applications.

Echovox
Geneva

$5M
N/A

Newbury Ventures

Echovox develops mobile content including mobile messaging and industry specific suites.

Funambol
Redwood City, CA

$5M
first round

Walden International, H.I.G. Ventures

Funambol makes mobile open-source software.

Qmobile
New York City

$5M
second round

Grosvenor Funds

Qmobile provides text messaging services using SMS and WAP.

Rave Wireless
New York City

$5M
first round

Bain Capital Ventures, Sigma Partners

Rave provides mobile phone services that make time and location-based information accessible to users.

NextWeb
Fremont, CA

$3.5M
fifth round

Kaiser Permanente National Ventures, Saints Capital

NextWeb is a fixed-wireless Internet service provider for businesses.

Ecrio
Cupertino, CA

$3M
second round

MTFG Venture Capital of Tokyo

Ecrio provides presence-enabled voice and data solutions for wireless carriers and enterprises.

Whaleback Systems
Portsmouth, NH

$3M
first round

Ascent Venture Partners

Whaleback Systems developed a software-based broadband phone system designed for the SMB market.

Mobidia Technology
Richmond, BC, Canada

$2.5M
second round

Discovery Capital Management, Business Development Bank of Canada, B.C. Advantage Funds

Mobidia develops solutions to managing wireless multimedia traffic over multiple wireless network types.

LGC Wireless
San Jose, CA

$2M
second round

GunnAllen Venture Partners

LGC provides in-building wireless networking solutions.

DiBcom
Palaiseau, France

N/A
N/A

Intel

DiBcom develops wireless chips for mobile TV.

MetroBridge Networks
Vancouver

N/A
second round

BC Advantage Funds

MetroBridge Networks is a broadband wireless provider.

Sensys Networks
Berkeley, CA

N/A
second round

ComVentures

Sensys Networks develops wireless sensor networking.

Skype
Luxembourg

N/A
N/A

Intel

Skype develops VoIP software and services.

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