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

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Turin Networks

Turin Networks

Turin Networks, Inc. is a leading global provider of Carrier Ethernet solutions for wireline and wireless network operators.

  • Founded: 1999
  • Round Partnered: Series A
  • Year Partnered: 1999
  • Fund: Prior Art
  • Clear Partner(s): Chris Rust
  • Status: Merge w Private Co
  • Year Merged: 2011
  • Merged with: DELL
  • Merger valuation: $ 700,000,000
I had the pleasure of working with Chris Rust as a founding investor and Board Member of Turin. He was the first investor that we would call in good times and bad. I would work with him again in a heartbeat.
Rich Stanford, SVP Sales


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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