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LVL7 Systems

LVL7 Systems

LVL7 Systems provided Enterprise wired and wireless networking software.

  • Founded: 1999
  • Round Partnered: Series C
  • Fund: Prior Art
  • Clear Partner(s): Chris Rust
  • Status: Acquired
  • Year Acquired: 2007
  • Acquirer: Broadcom (BRCM)
  • Acquisition Price: $ 105,000,000
Chris had an inherent ability to understand the challenges the LVL7 management team was facing on a daily basis as well as a keen sense of the market/channel dynamics that directly impacted our business. His contributions from his Board of Director's seat added true value to the operation and were critical as we scaled the business and ultimately closed an M&A transaction. I would recommend Chris with absolutely no hesitation.
Erik Dixon, Founder, CEO
Chris is a very sharp and insightful businessman with tremendous skills and drive. His ability to navigate complex problems and develop clear solutions was invaluable to our success at LVL7 Systems. We benefitted greatly from his counsel and leadership on our board of directors, especially during our acquisition by Broadcom. But perhaps most importantly, he is a man of great integrity and character. I highly recommend Chris as an investor and board member.
Dave King, VP, Marketing and Strategy


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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