Mashery’s sale to Intel for a reported $180 million-plus appears to be a good outcome for Mashery’s venture investors, including .406 Ventures, Cisco Systems, First Round Capital, Formative Ventures, OpenView Venture Partners and SoftTech VC.
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Most major corporations are on the road to cloud computing, right? Asked at the Sierra Ventures CIO Summit whether they were spending money on public or private clouds, a roomful of CIOs gave an answer that may surprise you.
Dublin-based DecaWave, a fabless semiconductor company has secured funding of 6 million euros ($8 million) from private investors in the US and Europe bringing total investment in the company to 12.4 million euros. The company has also appointed Irish technology veteran and ex-Intel vice president Jim O’Hara as chairman of the company. PRESS RELEASE DecaWave, [...]
Tom Klaff, Ben Smith: A New Spin On Corporate Venture Capital; How Big Businesses Can Encourage Innovation
Corporate venture capital comes and goes in waves. In good times, money flows easily into startups. When times turn bad, most corporate investors disappear, and the waves they create crash violently on the shore. It doesn’t have to be this way. Corporations have the resources and potential to make venture a long-term strategic asset. The [...]
(Reuters) – Intel Corp and Google Inc launched a development partnership on Tuesday, the latest effort by the world’s dominant maker of PC microprocessors to break into the booming smartphone market. The two companies will work together to optimize future versions of Google’s Android mobile software for Intel’s “Atom” processors, hoping to speed the development [...]
Intel Corp. has acquired Silicon Hive, a developer of processing technology for semiconductor systems-on-chip. The company was spun out of Philips Electronics in 2007, and backed by venture capital investors New Venture Partners and TVM Capital. Financial terms of the deal were not released. New Venture Partners led the Series A investment in Silicon Hive with participation from TVM Capital.
Consider this. Venture investors put $21.8 billion into 3,277 deals last year. But money going into new funds came to just $12.3 billion, down from $31.2 billion in 2007. Unsustainable on the face of it. So who has the money, and is that money interested in venture? The answer is corporations. And yes, they are [...]
Private company M&A terms are a financial minefield for entrepreneurs hoping to cash out after years of building a company. Part of the reason for that is many deals require 10% or more of the purchase price sit in escrow for more than a year. Greater than two-thirds of transactions can see purchase price adjustments [...]
We wrote this morning about John Doerr’s prediction of a Netscape moment next year in the cleantech IPO market. Doerr, forever the optimist and a partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, could be right. Perhaps the first-day run up of an offering from BrightSource Energy, Silver Spring Networks or Bloom Energy sparks public enthusiasm [...]
Big companies such as Cisco Systems and Lockheed Martin consider cybersecurity to be top strategic sales priorities. So will venture-backed startups benefit as these corporations look for new products and technologies? Allegis Capital founder Robert Ackerman believes the answer is yes. Ackerman (pictured here) points to at least 10 venture-back companies that have been acquired [...]