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VxTel provided silicon solutions for next-generation carrier networks. The company’s products use a unique signal-processing architecture optimized for voice, data and telecommunication, and multimedia applications.

  • Founded: 1999
  • Round Partnered: Series A
  • Year Partnered: 1999
  • Fund: Prior Investments
  • Clear Partner(s): Chris Rust, Rajeev Madhavan
  • Status: Acquired
  • Year Acquired: 2001
  • Acquirer: Intel Corporation (INTC)
  • Acquisition Price: $ 550,000,000
Chris is one of the smartest investor around who understands your business, customers, products and partners well and is truly a strategic thinker. Unlike many VCs, he is always ready to roll up his sleeves to help the company and support management and employees from an early stage to a successful company. Thanks Chris.
Shri Dodani, CEO
Chris is an articulate and strategic thinker with an ability to boil down complex business situations
into simple terms and advise entrepreneurs efffectively towards success. With Chris' help, strategic and product direction at VxTel evolved from silicon to software to systems perspective resulting in a significant commercial and financial success. I have personally benefited from the systems perspective throughout my career after VxTel.
Vijay Parmar, VP Marketing

Results Matter, Success Counts

Four of the companies our team co-founded produced over $1.7 billion of market cap from 2 IPOs and 2 acquisitions.

We have funded over 90 companies, 90% as the first investors, and have had 48 exits valued at $95B from 11 IPOs, and 37 acquisitions.

Before we became VCs, we had already founded 5 successful companies.

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