VC: VoIP dominates telecom VC



VoIP companies dominate wireless telecom VC.

VENTURE CAPITAL

COMPANY

AMOUNT/ROUND

LEAD INVESTORS

DESCRIPTION

SunRocket
Vienna, VA

$25M
second round

Mayfield

SunRocket is a VoIP service provider.

Stoke
Mountain View, CA

$19.8M
second round

Sequoia Capital

Stoke is manufacturing a new category of service delivery infrastructure that enables fixed-mobile convergence supporting any service over any infrastructure using any end-user device.

Axerra Networks
Tel Aviv, Israel

$16.5M
third round

Carmel Ventures

Axerra develops circuit emulation and service emulation solutions over packet access networks.

fastmobile
Rolling Meadows, Illinois

$12M
second round

N/A

fastmobile develops voice instant messaging  that simulates push-to-talk and text instant messaging.

Versatel Networks
Quebec, Canada

$10M
third round

Solidarity Fund

Versatel Networks provides VoIP gateway and service delivery solutions to carriers.

Ruckus Wireless
Mountain View, CA

$9M
third round

Sutter Hill Ventures and Investor Growth Capital

Ruckus Wireless develops multimedia 801.11 wireless systems.

TapRoot Systems
Morrisville, NC

$6.5M
second round

Harbert Venture Partners

TapRoot makes software for smart phones.

Vivox
N/A

$6M
first round

GrandBanks Capital and Canaan Partners

Vivox makes an embedded communications service.

Xelor Systems
Salem, NH

$6M
second round

Still River Fund

Xelor Systems provides QoS management for enterprises deploying VoIP systems.

Handmark
Kansas City. KS

$5M
second round

Apax Partners, Borealis Ventures, Village Ventures, Argnor Wireless Ventures

Handmark is a content aggregator and wireless solutions developer.

SharpCast
Palo Alto, CA

$3M
first round

Draper Fisher Jurvetson and Selby Ventures

SharpCast makes a wireless software platform.

Tropos Networks
Sunnyvale, CA

N/A
N/A

Siemens Venture Capital

Tropos develops mesh networking solutions.

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