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News
Issue #2003 - 26 (October 2003)
(Updated Oct. 1, 2003)

ACQUISITIONS, MERGERS & AGREEMENTS

VC Investments In Wireless

1. RfCo Raises $16,500,000 in Series A Round [Los Gatos, CA] 
RfCo is a semiconductor company developing RF ICs for wireless markets based on proprietary patented RF technology.
INVESTORS: Advanced Technology Ventures, Allegis Capital, Mobius Venture Capital, Technology Associates Management

2. OATSystems Raises $11,500,000 in First Round [Watertown, MA] 
OATSystems is a software company focused on developing transactional systems and high volume RFID solutions. 
INVESTORS: Greylock, Matrix Partners

3. iS3 Raises $9,100,000 in Series B Round [Cupertino, CA] 
iS3 provides security management solutions for financial and enterprise applications. The company develops server-based solutions that manage the security content for devices and client applications in distributed network environments.
INVESTORS: Menlo Ventures (Lead), Asset Management Company, BV Capital

4. Aruba Wireless Networks Raises $20,000,000 in Second Round [San Jose, CA] 
Aruba is a provider of wireless LAN networking equipment.
INVESTORS: Trinity Ventures (Lead), Matrix Partners, Sequoia Capital

5. Fyre Storm Raises $15,000,000 in Second Round [Sunnyvale, CA] 
Fyre Storm is a developer of semiconductors for mobile products.
INVESTORS: TPG Ventures (Lead), ComVentures, Sunrise Capital, Telos Venture Partners, Western Technology Investment

6. TeleSym Raises $12,500,000 in Second Round [Bellevue, WA] 
TeleSym is a developer of products for high quality voice & phone calls over 802.11 wireless networks and the Internet for enterprise mobile customers. 
INVESTORS: Bay Partners, Intel Communications Fund, Northwest Venture Associates, Siemens Venture Capital, Thomas Weisel Capital Partners

7. RadioFrame Networks Raises $12,000,000 in Series D Round [Bellevue, WA] 
RadioFrame Networks is an in-building wireless infrastructure company that manufacturers and markets a system to converge mobile wireless voice/data and high-speed wireless LAN into a single platform solution via software-defined radio technologies.
INVESTORS: VantagePoint Venture Partners (Lead), Ericsson Venture Partners, Ignition, Nextel Communications, Orange Ventures

8. Propagate Networks Raises $3,750,000 in Second Round [Acton, MA] 
Propagate Networks is a developer of software that automates the performance of 802.11 wireless local area network (WLAN) equipment.
INVESTORS: Chestnut Partners

9. NextNet Wireless Raises (Unknown) Funds [Minneapolis, MN] 
NextNet Wireless is a provider of non-line-of-sight plug-and-play broadband wireless access systems. The company's OFDM-based system provides telecommunications carriers with turnkey solutions for deployment of high-speed, two-way voice and data services.
INVESTORS: Doll Capital Management, Globespan Capital Partners, Individuals

MobileInfo Comments and Advisory: Funding for wireless ventures has picked up, even though this newsletter lists investments announced in at least 2 weeks.

Note: This news release may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and section 21E of Securities Exchange act of 1934 in USA. Similar provisions exist in other countries. There is no assurance that the stipulated plans of vendors will be implemented. MobileInfo does not warrant the authenticity of the information. Readers should take appropriate caution in developing plans utilizing these products, services and technology architectures.  All trademarks used in this summary are the property of their respective owners.


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