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)

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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