Welcome to Silicom Ventures eNewsletter for July 2004
just come back from our summer vacation and are already in full swing
preparing for the Aug. 10th meeting. But having been on vacation does
not mean that we did not continue working and in fact we have met many
interesting and innovative companies in Israel. Similarly, here in the
US good things continued happening while we were away. We hope that
you are having a great summer and are looking forward to see you at
the next meeting.
Founder & Managing Director
Recent Investments Activities
closed its second round. Spectros develops and markets advanced
detection & imaging systems for medical applications. The company
closed a $1M round mostly from Silicom Ventures members. www.spectros.com
closed series A round. E-Z-CAD develops EDA products for semiconductor
yield analysis and yield improvement delivering Design-For-Yield methodology
for next generation semiconductor design and manufacturing technology.
During the first closing the company raised $9.5M from Sand Hill VC
investors and private individuals including members and affiliates of
Silicom Ventures. The company plans to have a second closing in the
next few weeks with additional funding from strategic investors. www.e-z-cad.com
IMI Completes Series B Round.
Integrated Materials Inc., a manufacturer of silicon products used in
semiconductor diffusion processes, closed an $8.5M Series B financing
round. The round marked the first time the company had received investments
from venture capital firms. www.integratedmaterials.com
eASIC® Raises $5 Million in Third Round of Funding
from Kleiner Perkins and Silicom Ventures. eAsic develops technology
for structured IC development.
V-Secure Technologies appoints Izhar Shay as a new CEO.
Izhar has more than 20 years of experience in management, business and
technical positions. He was the co-founder and CEO of Business Layers,
the company that pioneered the eProvisioning space.Under his leadership
the company recently sold to Netegrity (Nasdaq: NETE). www.v-secure.com
Research closed A round. The company develops medications that
address age related visual acuity declines, and other age related ophthalmic
They raised over 500k from Silicom Ventures members a few months ago
and closed $1.25M round A in June 2004.
Available Executive Positions
for additional information
Pictures from Silicom Summer Break Party
who forgot the summer break party here are some pictures to refresh
Past presenting companies
CVidya, presented to Silicom Ventures members
on April 10, 2001, is completing a $7M round of led by Carmel Ventures.
The company's previous investors including Hyperion and Het Mer are
joining the round. cVidya Networks provides management solutions targeted
towards Communication Service Providers (CSP) through a set of applications,
providing a view of costs and revenues across the CSP infrastructures
and operations. To learn more pls visit them at www.cVidya.com
Kashya which presented in Silicom Ventures Storage
Symposium on February 10 , 2004, raised $15 M. Kashya, a developer of
enterprise-class data protection solutions, has raised $15 million in
Series C financing in a round led by new
investor TL Ventures. Current backers Battery Ventures and Jerusalem
Global Ventures also participated. The company was founded in 2001 by
Michael Lewin, Yair Heller and Ziv Kedem. www.kashya.com
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