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Afara WebSystems

Afara WebSystems

Based on research by Stanford CS Professor Dr. Kunle Olukotun, Afara WebSystems was an application server vendor that built the world’s first 8 core, 8 thread per core processor. Afara was acquired by SUN Microsystems. The Afara technology is the foundation of the Niagra and Victoria Falls line of processors, and is the core technology inside the Oracle Exadata franchise.

  • Founded: 2000
  • Round Partnered: Seed
  • Year Partnered: 2000
  • Fund: Prior Art
  • Clear Partner(s): Chris Rust
  • Status: Acquired
  • Year Acquired: 2002
  • Acquirer: SUN Microsystems (SUN)
  • Acquisition Price: $ 30,000,000

Results

The 4 companies our team co-founded produced over $1.7 billion of market cap from 2 IPOs and 2 acquisitions

The 50+ early-stage companies we funded produced over $52 billion of market cap from 34 exits, with 8 going from seed/series A to IPO, 24 acquisitions

Some of our greatest learnings and closest personal partnerships have come from our losses

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