New Opportunity
SkyVenture Silicon Valley an indoor skydiving windtunnel company that presented in November 15th event generated interest from members. The company is planning to close this round next week. If you are interested to learn more please contact gadi@silicomventures.com
Portfolio Update

Ponte Solutions to License Yield Modeling Platform More

IMI has just completed its best sales month ever More

Luidia celebrated its fourth straight quarter of profitability More

eASIC and INNOTECH Form Strategic Partnership for Distribution of Programmable ASIC Products in Japan More

Spectros investors update More

Laser Bubble Investors Update More

Knowlent Joins VSIA to improve Analog IP Verification More

Silicom Services Group
As we announced in the last newsletter, Silicom Ventures established a new services group. The purpose of the new group is to leverage the tremendous collective value of the Silicom Ventures members beyond just raising funds for high tech startups. The intent is to provide services to more established companies and at the same time provide consulting opportunities to our members. The structure of the new group is still being defined, but if you would like to be involved in consulting activities, please contact Gadi at gadi@silicomventures.com
Silicom Ventures in Argentina
The government of Argentina invited Silicom Ventures representative to serve as a panelist in the annual international venture capital conference, CREARCIT VENTURE FORUM in Buenos Aires. Shlomo Waser a veteran executive and board member of Silicom Ventures represented us. Please click here to read a summary by Shlomo.
Silicom Ventures in Mexico
Silicom Ventures was asked by the local representative of the Mexican government’s Technology Business Accelerator , a unit of the Ministry of the Economy, to send a representative to attend a special review session of Mexican high tech companies to be held in Mexico City, the top companies to be awarded funding by the TechBA. Raffy Chattav the Founder & CEO of Interro Systems represented Silicom. Please click here to read a summary by Raffy.
Mexico Technology Showcase
The Mexico Technology Showcase is scheduled for January 24th 2006. About Twenty Mexican companies from Software, medical devices, multimedia, internet and wireless sensors domains will be presenting. Stay tuned for more information.
Past Presenting companies that received funding

Kontera, an online contextual advertising solutions provider that presented to Silicom members in August 2005 received funding from Sequoia Capital

Cyota Inc., a venture-backed provider of online security and authentication software, that presentted to Silicom Ventures memvers in 2001 acquired for $145 million by RSA Security Inc. More

Ballet Outing
On November 19th a group of 50 Silicom members attended the Ballet San Jose for the Grand Pas De Dix Cinema Soundtracks showcasing short performance of eighteen movie themes. At the end of the show we got a back stage tour and spoke the director and choreographer that shared some of their experiences. Click here for some pictures. Stay tuned for more art events coming up.
Members companies in the News
Otopy (Dan Kikinis) Launches Internet Search Assistant More
Articles

"The role of interoperability in the market for connectivity technologies" By Yoram Solomon, Texas Instrument

"The Internet Can Become More Human-Like" by Dan Kikinis

Seeking funding

African Technology Looking for seed money Read more

A US company developing a new palm pilot More

 

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