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Issue #2003 - 09 (March 2003)
(Updated Mar. 19, 2003)


VC Investments in Wireless This Week

Recent Investments

1. fSona Raises $9,500,000 [Canada] 
fSona develops laser-based wireless devices for enterprise networks and high-speed Internet access.
INVESTORS: GrowthWorks Capital (Lead)

2. InfoClarus Raises $8,500,000 [Lexington, MA] 
InfoClarus received funding from Prism Venture Partners to support the acquisition of iConverse.
INVESTORS: Prism Venture Partners (Lead)

3. Vivato Raises Funding [San Francisco, CA] 
Vivato is a wireless networking infrastructure company and creator of Wi-Fi switching, a new architecture for wireless local area networks that combines gigabit Ethernet switching, Wi-Fi and smart antenna design to send and receive multiple transmission.
INVESTORS: Intel Communications Fund (Lead)

4. Broadreach Networks Raises New Funding [U.K.] 
Broadreach Networks is a provider of broadband internet access via both fixed-terminals and wireless local area networks("hotspots") in public locations operated throughout the UK under the ReadytoSurf(TM) brand name. Broadreach is backed by British Te...
INVESTORS: VCF Partners (Lead), Generics, Intel Communications Fund, Virgin.net, Yorkshire Fund Managers

5. RovingIP.net Raises New Funding [Bellevue, WA] 
RovingIP.net provides inter-network services to broadband wireless service providers and operators of public and private 802.11 wireless networks. Founded by individuals who were instrumental in developing the North American ...

6 Authentec secures $12.1M third round
Authentec announced a $12.1 million third round of funding, led by Sierra Ventures. The company has raised a total of almost $50 million to date. Authentec provides biometric fingerprint sensors to the PC, wireless, PDA, access control, and automotive industries.

Source: Various press releases
For more information: http://www.venturereporter.com

MobileInfo Comments and Advisory: VC action is in WiFi, broadband and security sectors of wireless.

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