We have been the earliest investor with dozens of
teams that have dared to pursue their vision

 

Many have created and led new markets
by redefining the possible

 

All have inspired us in some important way

Our Portfolio

Dune Networks

Dune Networks

Dune Networks was a fabless semiconductor supplier of networking devices for building data centers and Ethernet switching platforms.  They achieved global market share leadership for 10GbE+ switch fabrics.

  • Founded: 2000
  • Round Partnered: Series B
  • Year Partnered: 2007
  • Fund: Prior Art
  • Clear Partner(s): Chris Rust
  • Status: Acquired
  • Year Acquired: 2009
  • Acquirer: Broadcom (BRCM)
  • Acquisition Price: $ 205,000,000
Chris has a thorough understanding of the steps necessary to build a successful Communication-IC fabless company. Chris provided good advice along the road and useful insight on the market opportunities and direction. On the corporate side, Chris was supportive of the founders and the employees along the way and highly supportive of management during the M&A decision process. I had good experience with many VCs throughout my career, and Chris distinguished himself in his long term vision and partnership approach.
Eyal Dagan, Founder & CEO (also Founder & CEO of Leaba Semiconductor)

TEAM

  • Spence Green

    CEO

  • Samantha Reiss

    Head of Services

  • John DeNero

    Chief Scientist

  • Paula Shannon

    Chief Evangelist

  • Cassie McGruder

    Head of Finance

  • Omar Orqueda

    Head of Engineering

  • Ashwin Purohit

    Head of Technical Operations

  • Sylvia Borek

    Head of Revenue, AMER

  • Larry Gloss

    VP of Public Sector

  • Matt Mores

    Head of Revenue, EMEA

  • Alice Lulka

    Head of People

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

Portfolio by: