Where We Invest

Rapidly changing market trend motivated us to realign our investment focus to technologies associated with wireless, mobile, contents, software, social network, and cloud computing. We primarily focus on expansion stage companies with a 2-3 year exit plan. Once we make an investment, we become a proactive participant in growth-driven activities by the company we invest into.

Investment

We prefer investing in expansion stage companies with investment amount in the range of $5-8 million. We make an exception in how much we invest if we find a company that offers a uniquely disruptive technology. In general, we use the following investment criteria:

  • Disruptive technology
  • Proven strong management team
  • Market leader in the markets they serve
  • EBITDA in the range of $2-10MM
  • Clearly defined exit strategy

Past Investments

Companies we have either invested or facilitated a successful exit include:
ZymoGenetics (Nasdaq: ZGEN)   |   Motricity (Nasdaq: MOTR)
Ambric (acquired by Nethra)   |   Valchemy (acquired by IBM)
Isilon Systems (Nasdaq: ISLNC)   |   Netonomy (acquired by Comverse)
SeeCommerce (acquired by Teradata)   |   Qsent (acquired by TransUnion)
Myrio (acquired by Siemens)   |   DataPower (acquired by IBM)
ClearCommerce (acquired by eFunds).

Our past investments include:
SuperConductor Tech (Nasdaq: SCON)   |   Priceline.com (Nasdaq: PCLN)
Phone.com Concentric (merged with XO Holdings)
Cyrix (acquired by National Semiconductor)   |   Xylan (Nasdaq: XYLN)