Ventures members and friends,
Welcome to our November 2004 eNewsletter. The last six
months have been incredibly active at Silicom Ventures. Along with our
members and VC partners, we have invested in six companies, for a total
of over $22M. We see this as a good omen for the coming months and years.
Founder & Managing Director
Recent Investment Activities
a company poised to revolutionize medical ultrasound imaging with its
proprietary transducer and electronics technology, has closed a financing
round. Silicom Ventures affiliates have participated in the round. Terms
and use of proceeds have not been publicly disclosed.
Structured eASIC Ranked #1 Logic & Programmable Logic - Ultimate
Product in a Survey of over 1,300 Engineers
is expecting FDA approval for its detection product by the close of
2004. They will hold an open house for Spectros stockholders and friends
next Friday, November 12, from 1-5 pm. For directions to their event,
please visit their web site at www.spectros.com.
Inc. achieved profitability in September, just 14 months
after spinning off from EFI in July 2003. The company has launched a
new product designed to work with digital projectors, called "eBeam
Interactive," and has signed a development agreement with a major
Japanese electronics manufacturer. Luidia currently is seeking Round
and PlanSoft Corp have merged to create a new entity called OnVantage
Inc. in a 50/50 stock swap. "This really is a merger of equals,
of two companies doing well in their space," said John Chang, former
chief executive of seeUthere, and new CEO of OnVantage.
Technologies selected to participate in
IBD Network's "Under the Radar" event. .
Opens China Design Center.
Past Presenting Companies
presented to Silicom Ventures on April 15, 2003, raises $3M. US media
company TownNews led the round. .
Nuelight Corp, participated in the poster session
on May 11th 2004 received VC funding www.nuelight.com.
presented at Silicom Ventures poster session, December of Last year,
Voted "Product of the Year" Click
here to read the article.
Change of Presentation Pace
to recommendations from some of our members we will be testing a new
presentation format in the upcoming meetings. Instead of having presentations
by two companies, each for 20 minutes plus ten minutes of Q&A, we
will have six companies give a 5-8 minute pitch, followed by a brief
Q&A, for a total of ten minutes each. Hopefully this showcase style
will give us a chance to examine more companies without sacrificing
too much of the detailed information. In the same vein, we will have
two speakers deliver keynote speeches, each of them speaking for a shorter
time. Please let us know how you like the new format, as always we appreciate
Silicom Goes Global
In addition to the regular events, we are planning a
few special forums for next year. Specifically, we are planning to have
international showcases presenting high-tech companies from different
countries, focusing on one country at a time. Currently under consideration
are showcases for Israeli, Dutch and Canadian companies. A Spanish showcase
is also in the works. Stay tuned...
Welcome new members
a worldwide leader in wireless broadband , joined Silicom ventures as
corporate member. The company relocated its US headquarter from San
Diego to Silicon Valley and is looking to hire the following jobs openings:
2. Director of Channel sales
3. Sales support manager
4. Sales support
5. Product manager
6. Product strategy
7. Project manager
8. Tech-support Manager
9. Tech Support Engineer
please send your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
New Silicom Bulletin Board
Ventures is launching a new feature for the benefit of its members.
The Silicom Ventures Bulletin Board is a web based service in which
members and companies can post job openings and additional information
relevant to other members. The access is password restricted to members
only and requires a one-time registration. The first job posting is
already on site. Please click
here to register. We encourage your comments as we fine tune this
newest addition to Silicom Ventures.
investing down last quarter"
Israelis and U.S. scientist share Nobel chemistry prize"
Election Implications: First Thoughts"
from the Fifth Silicom Ventures Annual Cocktail Party
audio sound of Mr. Siebel's presentation please click
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