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Dear Silicom 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.

Best regards,

Gadi Behar
Founder & Managing Director
Silicom Ventures

Recent Investment Activities

Sensant, 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.

eAsic, Structured eASIC Ranked #1 Logic & Programmable Logic - Ultimate Product in a Survey of over 1,300 Engineers

Spectros 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.

Portfolio Updates

Luidia, 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 B funding.

SeeUThere 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.

V-Secure Technologies selected to participate in IBD Network's "Under the Radar" event. .

NanoMuscle Opens China Design Center.

Past Presenting Companies

Redmatch, 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.

Aeroprise, 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

In response 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 your feedback.

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

Alvarion, 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:

1. AVP sales
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
10. Marcom

To apply please send your resume to [email protected]

New Silicom Bulletin Board

Silicom 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.

"Venture investing down last quarter"

"Two Israelis and U.S. scientist share Nobel chemistry prize"

"U.S. Election Implications: First Thoughts"

Pictures from the Fifth Silicom Ventures Annual Cocktail Party


For an audio sound of Mr. Siebel's presentation please click here

Your feedback is welcome. For articles and any information that might interest the group to be posted in the next newsletter, Please contact: [email protected].


Silicom Ventures is not a broker nor investment advisor and do es not provide investment advice, and this newsletter should not be relied on as such nor is it a substitute for investment advice. The information provided in this newsletter is based on sources believed to be reliable and in good faith, it is not guaranteed either as to accuracy or completeness, and independent verification should be sought before making any decisions.


Silicom Ventures Upcoming Events

November 9th

Ram Shriram of Google
Click here for the invitation

December 8th

Dr. Richard Levy of Varian Medial Systems

Nir Zuk of Juniper Networks
Click here for the invitation

January 11th

Timothy C. Draper, Founder & Managing Director of
Draper Fisher Jurvetson

Zvi Slonimsky, CEO of Alvarion
Click here for the invitation

February 8th

Ray Lane, General Partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers

Dr. Zvi Yaniv President and COO of Nano-Proprietary, Inc. Click here for the invitation

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