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Communications/Networking

  • Accom Menlo Park, CA

    Provider of professional video equipment to the broadcast video market.

    Initial Investment: EDV provided Accom's first round of VC financing. 

    Public (NASDAQ: ACMM)
  • Algety Telecom

    Algety markets a line of ultra long-haul DWDM systems based on soliton technology.

    Initial Investment: EDV General Partner Jeff Hinck provided VC funding to Algety at his prior firm.

    Acquired by Corvis
  • Amati San Jose, CA

    Developer of Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line (ADSL) semiconductors enabling high-speed data transmission over telephone lines.

    Initial Investment: EDV participated in Amati Communications' first round of VC financing.

    Acquired by Texas Instruments (NYSE: TXN)
  • BroadSoft Gaithersburg, MD

    BroadSoft is the leading worldwide innovator of residential and business Voice over IP (VoIP) applications.

    Initial Investment: EDV General Partner Jeff Hinck provided VC funding to BroadSoft at his prior firm.

    Public (NASDAQ: BSFT)
  • Cyras Systems Linthicum, MD

    Developer of a multi-service optical switch.

    Initial Investment: EDV participated in Cyras' first round of VC funding.

    Acquired by Ciena (NASDAQ: CIEN)
  • Earthlink Atlanta, GA

    Nationwide Internet service provider.

    Initial Investment: EDV participated in Earthlink's first and only round of VC financing.

    Public (NASDAQ: ELNK)
  • Edgewater Networks Santa Clara, CA

    Edgewater Networks develops networking and security products that ensure the secure and reliable delivery of IP-based voice and video for service providers and enterprises.

    Initial Investment: EDV co-led Edgewatwer Networks' first round of VC funding.

  • Efficient Networks Munich, Germany

    Provider of DSL networking technology and equipment.

    Initial Investment: EDV co-led Efficient Networks' first round of VC financing.

    Public (NASDAQ: EFNT), acquired by Siemens (NYSE: SI)
  • Entrisphere Stockholm, Sweden

    Entrisphere provides a fiber broadband access platform to incumbent carriers.

    Initial Investment: EDV participated in Entrisphere's second round of VC funding.

    Acquired by Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC)
  • FusionOne San Jose, CA

    FusionOne is the established leader in mobile content portability, helping mobile subscribers transfer their content between mobile devices and sharing their content with popular internet applications - anytime, anywhere.

    Initial Investment: EDV provided FusionOne with seed financing.

    Acquired by Synchronoss Technologies (NASDAQ: SNCR)
  • Grain Communications Sarasota, FL

    Grain Communications Group is a premier wireless tower company specializing in federal, state, and local government wireless systems.

    Initial Investment: EDV participated in Grain's second round of VC funding.

  • IPCell Edinburgh, UK

    IPCell provides a line of IP telephony software.

    Initial Investment: EDV General Partner Jeff Hinck provided VC funding to IPCell at his prior firm.

    Acquired by Cisco Systems (NASDAQ: CSCO)
  • NetCentrex San Jose, CA

    NetCentrex provides a line of Converged IP Communications products centered around IP Telephony and IP Centrex.

    Initial Investment: EDV General Partner Jeff Hinck provided VC funding to NetCentrex at his prior firm.

    Acquired by Comverse (NASDAQ: CMVT)
  • Picolight Louisville, CO

    Picolight is a leading provider of VCSEL-based optical components.

    Initial Investment: EDV General Partner Jeff Hinck provided VC funding to Picolight at his prior firm.

    Acquired by JDS Uniphase (NASDAQ: JDSU)
  • RGB Networks Sunnyvale, CA

    RGB Networks enables video service providers to migrate to a three screen environment for the delivery of linear and on-demand video over managed and unmanaged IP networks. In 2010, RGB Networks acquired RipCode, an EDV portfolio company specializing in the development of transcoding solutions for the next generation of Internet video.

    Initial Investment: EDV co-led RipCode's first round of venture capital financing.  RipCode was acquired by RGB Networks in 2010.

  • Socket Mobile Newark, CA

    Socket Mobile offers a family of handheld computers and an extensive portfolio of automatic identification and data collection peripherals designed specifically for business mobility deployments.

    Initial Investment: EDV invested in Socket's 1993 financing round.

    Public (NASDAQ: SCKT)
  • Telaxis Communications

    Producer of millimeter wave components and systems for products in the communications industry.

    Initial Investment:  EDV General Partner Charles Beeler provided VC funding to Telaxis at his prior firm.

    Public (NASDAQ: TLXS)
  • Tower Cloud St. Petersburg, FL

    Tower Cloud is focused on the delivery of reliable and cost efficient mobile backhaul services to wireless carriers nationally.

    Initial Investment: EDV co-led Tower Cloud's first round of VC funding.

  • VIA Net.Works Reston, VA

    VIA Net.Works provides comprehensive Managed Hosting solutions, including expert platform support for Microsoft technologies.

    Initial Investment: EDV General Partner Jeff Hinck provided VC funding to VIA Net.Works at his prior firm.

    Acquired by Peer 1 Hosting Company