high-flyer is back with something to sell: Internet stocks
By Jim Gardner
December 15, 2006
Ryan Jacob is back -- older, wiser and a little chastened, but
still very bullish on the Internet. more>>
a new approach to 'social search'
By Elise Ackerman
Imagine if you could search through the information in your colleagues'
heads and uncover unknown areas of expertise and serendipitous connections
-- like a mutual interest in organic gardening or open source databases. more>>
Mark Hoover joins Woodside Fund as Venture Partner
October 4, 2006
Renowned Strategic Marketing Visionary Joins Silicon Valley Venture
August 6, 2006
Helion launches a bellwether for how to do venture capital in India.
Fund Backed Company OsteoBiologics is Acquired By Smith & Nephew
for $72.3 Million in Cash
By PE Week Wire
July 14, 2006
Smith & Nephew (NYSE:SNN) has acquired OsteoBiologics Inc.,
a San Antonio, Texas-based provider of bio-absorbable bone graft
substitutes in Europe to repair cartilage defects in the knee. It
also offers a bone void filler in the U.S. The deal is valued at
$72.3 million in cash, even though OBI only had 2005 sales revenue
of $3.3 million. OsteoBiologics had raised around $35 million in
total VC funding since its 1993 inception, from firms like The Woodside
Fund, PTV Sciences, Thomas, McNerney & Partners and The Vertical
Capital: Hedge Funds Get Active in Financing Start-Ups
By Rebecca Buckman
April 24, 2006
Hedge funds helped to finance some of the biggest venture-capital
deals in this year's first quarter, another sign of the frothiness
in some sectors in the start-up investing market.
the Curtain: VC Due Diligence Is No Mystery
By Vince Occhipinti
April 4, 2006
If you ask ten funded entrepreneurs what happened during the VC
due diligence process, you will get ten different answers, according
to Vince Occhipinti of Woodside Fund. Some will say they lost valuable
months answering endless questions for VCs that never produced a
term sheet. Others may admit they gained valuable insights to their
Firm Athena Design Systems Launches, Adds James Hogan to Board
By Michelle Tsai
March 13, 2006
Electronic design automation company Athena Design Systems has
emerged from stealth and added James Hogan to its board.
VC Helion Leading Woodside Fund's Way To India
By Michelle Tsai and Marine Cole
February 28, 2006
For Woodside Fund, the risks of investing in India went way down
when it joined with Helion Venture Partners, a new $120 million
India fund started by Woodside Venture Partner Ashish Gupta, for
deals in the subcontinent.
Lights, Big Money
February 22, 2006
At the Demo conference--American Idol for entrepreneurs--showmanship
and gamesmanship can make you rich.
Valley: Still No. 1
January 30, 2006
Silicon Valley isn’t the only ecosystem of innovation anymore,
if it ever was. But it’s still the richest patch of talent,
ideas, and money around.
bad was it? San Jose 49th in small biz 'vitality'
By Raksha Varma
January 20, 2006
A just-released study that ranked San Jose 49th out of 50 metropolitan
areas in terms of small business vitality in 2003 provides perspective
on just how far Silicon Valley's economy sank before bouncing back
By Sara Smith
November 15, 2005
A stereotypical VC enters private investment after a tour of duty
at a global tech giant and a few stunning entrepreneurial triumphs.
Rick Shriner, a venture partner at Woodside Fund, took a slightly
Funding Is Shrinking
November 02, 2005
Even as the amount of cash flowing into venture capital funds surges,
the number of companies securing early-stage funding is likely to
decline this year, say industry veterans.
Hazards of Offshoring
October 22, 2005
Like the line “he doesn’t know the territory”
in the The Music Man, experts say the biggest mistake a company
can make is failing to take time to get to know the region.
investors driving return of billion-dollar funds, By
October 21, 2005
The billion-dollar venture fund is making a comeback.
October 10, 2005
The venture fund's managing directors Tom Shields and John Occhipinti
say it’s a golden time for early-stage ventures. (Clicking
on the link will take you to the news article on Red Herring's site).
to Get in on the Next Little Thing
By Gary Rivlin
September 20, 2005
FOUR months to six months. Only a year or two ago, that was how
long start-up companies generally had to cajole, fret and act nonchalant
while waiting for venture capitalists to part with money - if they
proved willing to write a check at all.
to Make Your Business Plan the Perfect Pitch"
By Michael V. Copeland
August 25, 2005
Venture capitalists love to repeat a popular refrain: “I
invest in people, not business plans.” That may be, but they
still want to see a plan. Not that a business plan will secure millions
in funding on its own merits, of course; its real purpose is just
to get a VC to pay enough attention to your idea to call you back.
The wrong plan, though, could get you barred from the front door.
$50 Million Giveaway"
By Michael V. Copeland
August 22, 2005
Want to start a company? We found 11 venture capitalists sitting
on business ideas they're dying to bankroll. All you have to do
is send them exactly the right business plan.
By Ishani Duttagupta
August 8, 2005
Remember Ashish Gupta? The co-founder of Junglee Corporation has
come a long way from 1998, when he made his first millions after
the web services company was acquired by Amazon.com for a whopping
capital goes to founders, not the firm
By Gary Rivlin
August 5, 2005
When Neil Clark Warren and Greg Forgatch, founders of dating site
eHarmony, were making the rounds last fall looking to raise venture
capital, they weren't merely seeking money to bankroll a big TV
capital floods 'Chinese garages'
By Rebecca Buckman
July 28, 2005
When Kewei Yang set up the Chinese office of his high-tech company,
Analogix Semiconductor Inc., he squeezed about a dozen employees
into a cramped high-rise apartment here.
Woodside Fund Vets a CEO
By Vincent M. Occhipinti
July 01, 2005
How much time did you spend getting to know the last CEO candidate
you hired for one of your portfolio companies? And how much time
have you spent dealing with the challenges of firing a CEO?
Annual VC 100 - Top Venture Firms for Entrepreneurs
By Editorial Staff
Venture capital isn't for everyone--not all entrepreneurs need
$1 million or more for funding. But for entrepreneurs who want to
join the big leagues, a venture capital firm can invest the funds
to get you there.
changes its mind, nets $10 million investment
By Aliza Earnshaw
June 26, 2005
Little more than a year after saying it probably wouldn't seek
new funding, VeriWave Inc. has closed a $10 million Series B round
with a new lead investor. more>>
Fund Names Ashish Gupta VentureWire Professional
By Erica R. Davis
March 29, 2005
Woodside Fund, an early stage venture capital firm, named Ashish
Gupta venture partner. more>>
Capitalists from Valley See Golden Opportunity in China
By Matt Marshall
Venture capitalists across Silicon Valley are falling for China.
Passage to India"
Justin Hibbard and Sarah Lacy
March 15, 2005
Three VCs at Woodside Fund just got back from a five-day trip to
India. This was not one of those delegations of U.S. VCs who trundle
around Asia in a tour bus that might as well have a sign saying
"Rich White Guys on Board."
to Keep the VCs From Snooping Around"
By Michael V. Copeland
March 09, 2005
Due diligence is that part of the dealmaking dance when the venture
capital firm investigates the people, technology, and markets of
the company it's interested in funding.
Want More: In today's market, VCs rely on lawyers for everything
from sector expertise to deal flow"
By Tom Stein
March 01, 2005
The venture capital industry used to be such a noble profession.
Now, the gloves are off and players are getting down and dirty.
The headlines are increasingly filled with stories of hard-done-by
entrepreneurs filing lawsuits against their former investors, not
to mention VCs suing other VCs over down rounds, cram downs, and
washed out investments.
of the seed"
January 24, 2005 Print Issue
Early-stage investors and entrepreneurs are emerging from their
post-boom hibernation with a different approach to starting up.
Logic makes crucial push with $12m funding"
By Martin Desmarais
December 1, 2004
Like many chipmakers, Aristos Logic faced a long research and development
battle and required substantial cash to get its product to market.
But with a last round of funding this fall and customers using its
chips, the company says profits are in sight.
as Much Ventured, but More to Gain?"
By Gary Rivlin
October 31, 2004
WHEN members of the Early Stage Venture Capital Alliance gathered
here last month for its annual golf outing, the conversation turned
- as it invariably does when venture capitalists congregate these
days - to the resurgence of fierce competition among firms seeking
to invest in promising start-ups.
Semiconductor Raises $9.85M Series A"
By Michelle Tsai
December 10, 2002
Analogix, a fabless semiconductor company that develops analog
and mixed-signal integrated circuits, said it has raised $9.85 million
in a Series A round. more>>
Start-up Valuations Not at Bottom Yet
By Matt Marshall
Term Sheet, Aug. 29, 2002
It's hard to believe there's still air left in the Internet bubble,
but that's what the latest venture capital data suggests. more>>
Daniel Ahn: Venture Capital Goes Back to Basics
By Sean Silverthorne
April 8, 2002
Daniel Ahn, Managing Director, Woodside Fund and Harvard Business
School graduate, is profiled on Harvard Business School's Web site,
"Working Knowledge". more>>
Top Valley Fundings
February 4, 2002
These companies received the highest amounts of venture funding
in the Bay Area during the 2001 fourth quarter. more>>
Stage Startups Face Funding Block
By Katherine Goncharoff
January 24, 2002
When Advanced Reality Inc., a one-year-old collaborative software
startup, went hunting for first-round private financing last year,
it didn't waste much time with traditional venture capitalists.
By Becky Bergman
What will venture capitalists look for in the coming year? How
about companies with real products and rock-solid management.
Cautious optimism common among VCs
By Steve Tanner
December 28, 2001
Venture capitalists are no longer the cult figures they were in
the mid- to late-1990s, when Kleiner Perkins VC John Doerr made
his famous remarks about the Internet bubble being "the greatest
legal creation of wealth in history." more>>
Fund Leads Series B Funding for Intalio-- Developer of the First
Standards-Based Business Process Management System (BPMS)
November 5, 2001
Woodside Fund has led a $9 million investment round in Intalio,
a trailblazing enterprise software vendor developing the first standards-based
Business Process Management System. Other investors including 3i
join Woodside Fund in this investment. more>>
Valley Assoc. of Startup Entrepreneurs (SVASE), Main Event Sept
6: žStrategic Alliances -- Creating Profitable PartnershipsÓ
-- Under-utilized Business Strategy Often Key to Success For Startups
August 16, 2001
Panel Moderator, John Occhipinti, Principal of Woodside Fund commented,
žDuring challenging economic times when early stage investing is
experiencing low activity, business alliances become even more imperative.
Alliances help startups drive momentum with new customers, suppliers
and potential investors.Ó Woodside Fund is a leading early
stage venture capital firm that specializes in developing companies
focused in the areas of Internet Protocol infrastructure and enterprise software.
capital blues hit low note" By George Avalos
July 19, 2001
Returns for venture capital funds fall 6.7 percent, the worst
12-month period ever, according to a report
Venture capital funds struggled through their worst 12-month period,
according to a report released Wednesday that suggests the blues
continue for emerging technology companies. more>>
Gets $3 Million From Sun, Bringing Series C to $28 M
May 29, 2001
LOS ALTOS, Calif. (VENTUREWIRE) -- CPlane, which develops software
for the telecommunications industry, announced that it has received
a strategic investment of $3 million from Sun Microsystems. This
investment brings the company's Series C round, which had its initial
close in January, to $28 million. The round was led by new investor
Pequot Capital Management, with participation from new investors
Amerindo Investments and Woodside Fund. Previous investors CMEA
Ventures and Onset Ventures also participated in this round. The
company said it plans to dedicate the new funds to product development,
as well as for expansion of its engineering, marketing and sales
teams. Although a specific amount was not stated, CPlane's resident
and CEO Nelu Mihai said that the post-money valuation for this round
was "in the $100 million range," an up round. As a result of this
financing, Sun Micosystems has been granted a non-voting observer
seat on the five-member CPlane board that includes Susan Mason,
general manager of ONSET Ventures; Gordon Hull, general partner,
CMEA Ventures; and Michael Karfopoulous, senior vice president,
Pequot Capital Management/Private Equity. The company has raised
approximately $38 million to date from investors including CMEA
Ventures, Onset Ventures, Pequot Capital Management, and Woodside Fund.
Investing On An Upswing Despite Market Woes
May 30, 2001
REDWOOD SHORES, Calif. (VENTUREWIRE) --At a time when many venture
firms are slowing the pace of investing, Redwood Shores, Calif.-based
Woodside Fund is looking to invest more aggressively. According
to Woodside Fund principal Daniel H. Ahn, the firm is shooting for
eight new deals this year, two more than usual. "We're investing
like gangbusters," Mr. Ahn said. While many firms have hit the brakes
when it comes to new deals, in part because they're busy mending
weak investments, Mr. Ahn believes now is the best time to buy because
fewer investors means lower valuations. "When everyone is buying,
everyone bids up prices and that's not the time to make deals,"
he said. Woodside, which has made four new investments this year,
is close to closing on two new deals, and is in the process of examining
two others. Mr. Ahn would not comment on the new investments, only
to say they involved companies in the semiconductor and networking
spaces. The companies Woodside has invested in this year include
TrueSAN Networks, a San Jose, Calif.-based provider of enterprise
storage network services; Milpitas, Calif.-based General Nutronics,
a developer of multi-petabit optical switches; and San Francisco-based
Intelligent Markets, a maker of trading platforms for financial
institutions. In other developments at Woodside, Mr. Ahn said all
the firm's limited partners have agreed to reinvest in its next
fund, which Woodside expects to raise early next year. "They're
all re-upping between one and two times as much," he said. Woodside
raised a $135 million fund in April 2000 and has about one-third
remaining, Mr. Ahn said.
Fund Appoints New Venture Partner
May 1, 2001
REDWOOD SHORES, Calif. (VENTUREWIRE) -- Woodside Fund, a venture
capital fund with over $225 million under management, said it has
appointed Tom Shields to the position of venture partner. Prior
to joining Woodside, Mr. Shields was CTO, vice president of engineering,
and co-founder of NetGravity, a provider of application software
for Internet advertising. Woodside Fund's most recent partnership,
Woodside Fund IV, which had its final close in March 2000, invests
between $5 million and $12 million in early-stage ventures in IP
infrastructure and e-commerce infrastructure companies in northern
California and the West Coast.
Wall Street Journal
April 27, 2001
"Dot-com investments may be drying up, but some new companies
are still getting funded. Intelligent Markets Inc., which creates
technologies for online-trading businesses, secured a second round
of funding of $10 million from Woodside Fund, Oak Hill Venture Partners,
and Pacific Venture Group."
Intelligent Markets, $10M
April 27, 2001
INTELLIGENT MARKETS http://www.intelligentmarkets.com
San Francisco, CA
PRIOR FUNDING: Undisclosed
CATEGORY: ASP/vertical applications/B2B
DESCRIPTION: Provides electronic trading software for financial
LEAD INVESTOR: Woodside Fund
OTHER INVESTORS: Oak Hill Venture Partners; Pacific Venture Group
THE HERRING TAKE: Two of the founders of this upstart hail from
the infamous hedge fund Long-Term Capital Management (LTCM). CEO
Carl Huttenlocher was the formerly the head trader at LTCM, and
CTO Jason Topaz designed the risk management tools for the fund.
The lessons learned from LTCM's disastrous liquidity crunch in September
1998 led to the some of the features in Intelligent Markets's electronic
trading software. The software helps institutional investors make
large trades of complex securities, such as stocks, equity derivatives,
and bonds. It also offers decision support, market surveillance,
and automation tools. Those features help traders recognize opportunities
early and improve the liquidity of their investments through electronic
trading. Large trades are typically done over the telephone nowadays,
says Mr. Topaz. Target customers include large institutional investors,
money managers, hedge funds, and mutual funds. Mr. Topaz's sales
pitch to customers: "we've been there." The LTCM liquidity crisis,
you may recall, forced Federal Reserve chair Alan Greenspan to negotiate
a $3.7 billion bailout for the hedge fund. The new funding should
take the firm to profitability sometime next year. --S.S.
Markets Secures $10 Million Series B
April 26, 2001
SAN FRANCISCO (VENTUREWIRE) -- Intelligent Markets, a developer
of trading platforms for financial institutions, said it has closed
$10 million in Series B preferred financing led by Woodside Fund
with participation from previous investor Oak Hill Venture Partners
and new investor Pacific Venture Group. The company said the new
funds would be used for product development and sales. There were
two appointments to the five-member board: Daniel Ahn, Principal
at Woodside Fund, and entrepreneur Kannan Ayyar. Myron Scholes of
Oak Hill Venture Partners is also a director of the company. In
January 2000 Intelligent Markets raised $3.2 in its Series A round
led by Oak Hill Venture Partners with individuals participating.
Markets Closes $10 Million in Second Financing Round
April 25, 2001
SAN FRANCISCO, April 25 -- Intelligent Markets, Inc., the leading
provider of comprehensive trading technology for global financial
institutions, today announced that it has closed $10 million in
second round preferred financing. The Series B round is led by Woodside
Fund and is joined by Oak Hill Venture Partners, the lead investor
in Intelligent Markets' Series A round, and Pacific Venture Group.
VCs, the early bird catches the firm
April 24, 2001
By Matthew DeBellis
The early-stage venture capital market has gone from sweet to sweeter.
Valuations of companies just forming continue to drop and are near
rock-bottom prices, early-stage VCs say. They continue to review
new deals, dive into due diligence, and steadily make new investments
in a market that's searching for stability. Equally important, early-stage
VCs say that deal flow is better than they've seen in years, especially
in the networking infrastructure, digital storage, and communications sectors.
Digital: Woodside Bullish on Securities Software
April 4, 2001
By Taran Provost
If Woodside Fund's assessment of the market landscape is correct,
a huge investment opportunity could be developing in the securities
industry, where many transactions are still being performed with
aging analog technologies. more>>
Invests in Optical Switch Firm General Nutronic
April 3, 2001
REDWOOD SHORES, Calif. (VENTUREWIRE) -- Woodside Fund, a venture
capital fund with over $225 million under management, said it was
the sole and the first investor in General Nutronics, a developer
of a multi-petabit optical switch. The amount invested in the company
was not disclosed. Woodside Fund partners, Robert E. Larson and
Daniel H. Ahn, have joined the board of directors at General Nutronics.
The money will be used to build a prototype, which is expected to
be ready within six months.
By George Avalos
March 10, 2001
Cisco Systems deepened the gloom that looms over the technology
sector by disclosing plans Friday to chop thousands of jobs, which
raised questions about when the high-tech hangover and the Nasdaq
nose-dive might end.
HotRail CEO Named Venture Partner at Woodside Fund
Feb 7, 2001
REDWOOD SHORES, Calif. (VENTUREWIRE) -- Woodside Fund, an
early stage venture capital firm, said Rick Shriner has joined the
firm as a venture partner. Mr. Shriner was formerly the chief executive
officer of HotRail, a telecommunications infrastructure firm and
Woodside Fund portfolio company that was acquired by Conexant. Founded
in 1983, Woodside Fund has over $200 million under management. The
firm invests between $5 million and $12 million in early stage Internet
protocol infrastructure and electronic commerce infrastructure companies.
Investing Binge Continues
November 29, 2000.
Although venture capitalists have already bet heavily on communications
startups, they say there's still plenty of opportunity to invest
in new ventures and new ideas in the sector. more>>
the Money Trail"
By George Avalos
November 29, 2000
More private investors want to put their gold in them thar East
Bay startups. A growing number of venture capital companies have
begun to open head offices in the East Bay. Collectively, they are
ready to bet millions of dollars that Alameda and Contra Costa counties
will prove fertile nesting grounds for strong companies of the future.
Networks' 2nd Round
November 13, 2000
SS8 NETWORKS http://www.ss8networks.com
San Jose, CA
PRIOR FUNDING: $10M
DESCRIPTION: Provides software and hardware for voice and voice-related
services on IP networks
LEAD INVESTOR: Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers
OTHER INVESTORS: Woodside Fund; ONSET Ventures; CIT Venture Capital; Sofinov
THE HERRING TAKE: The central nervous system of the Internet.
That's what CEO Henry Wong reckons his company will provide. Just
as the signaling system 7 (SS7) protocol is used on the telephone
networks to set up and tear down calls and provide services such
as caller ID, local number portability, 800 numbers, and call forwarding,
SS8's "service switch" will enable carriers to offer those services
over the Net, he says. The gear will reside in the core of the network
provisioning services and directing calls, Mr. Wong says. SS8 is
targeting carriers with IP-based networks such as Cable and Wireless,
Qwest Communications, and Level 3 Communications. The company's
product is testing with four prospective customers right now, with
shipments slated for the beginning of 2001. Volume shipments will
begin in February. Mr. Wong reckons he'll be filing for a "big-time"
IPO by the first half of 2002.
Fund Forms Strategic Partnership With Acuitive
November 9, 2000
VC Fund News
WOODSIDE, Calif. -- Early stage venture capital firm Woodside
Fund formed a partnership with Acuitive, a consulting firm that
provides strategic management and technical services for early stage
telecommunications and networking ventures. Acuitive will be making
its expertise and contacts available to Woodside and will also be
joining Woodside's technical advisory board. Woodside Fund IV closed
in April 2000 and invests between $5 million and $10 million in
early stage IP infrastructure and e-commerce infrastructure companies
located in Northern California and the West Coast.
Power Exchange featured in Dealflow Digest
October 12, 2000
AUTOMATED POWER EXCHANGE www.apx.com
Santa Clara, CA
CATEGORY: B2B e-commerce
DESCRIPTION: Operates Internet-based exchanges and clearinghouses
for the buying and selling of electricity, and provides market and
scheduling technologies to support power system administration.
INVESTORS: Bechtel Enterprises; Woodside Fund; Firstenergy; Onset
Ventures; Kinetic Ventures; Technology Partners; Tokyo Electric
Power Co. International; Hydro-Quebec Capitech; ITOCHU International;
Nissho Iwai American Corp.; Nissho Iwai Corp., Tokyo, Japan; Sumitomo
Corp., Tokyo; and Sumitomo Corp. of America
MORE INFORMATION: Businesswire
Takes A Whack At Stubborn Valuation†Question"
July 12, 2000
Matt Bolton says he's always asked this question when he sits on
a Venture Capital panel: "How is valuation determined?" more>>
by Vincent M. Occhipinti
July 7, 2000
Feeling like you'd have a better chance of winning the lottery
than getting a term sheet from a VC?
Your odds might not be that far off. An established venture capital
fund will receive more than 9,000 business plans per year. Of those,
only .17 percent, or about 15 companies, will secure funding. more>>
Raises $12 Million
July 6, 2000
SAN FRANCISCO-- USBuild.com, a company creating a supply chain
for production homebuilding, completed a $12.4 million round of
financing. Led by Woodside Fund and McCown De Leeuw & Co, the
round includes key strategic investors Hanley-Wood, Pulte Home Corp.
PHM) and Village Homes. The company is currently developing
and testing its Internet scheduling and procurement management systems,
and is establishing advanced fulfillment centers to provide just-in-time
delivery to new-home job sites. It will pilot its systems in Denver
beginning in late summer 2000.
featured in Dealflow Digest
July 7, 2000
DESCRIPTION: Allows builders to order construction materials directly
from manufacturers over the Web, delivering products "just
in time" for use by contractors.
LEAD INVESTORS: Woodside Fund; McCown De Leeuw & Co.
OTHER INVESTORS: Hanley-Wood; Pulte Home; Village Homes
Raises $12 Million To Fuel Homebuilding Industry's First e-Chain"
July 5, 2000
USBuild.com, a company leveraging the Internet to create a supply
chain optimized for production homebuilding, today announced the
successful completion of a $12.4 million round of financing. Led
by Woodside Fund and McCown De Leeuw & Co, the round includes key
strategic investors Hanley-Wood, Pulte Home Corporation and Village
Million First Round for Homebuilding Industry B2B Firm"
July 6, 2000
SAN FRANCISCO -- USBuild.com, developer of a business-to-business
exchange for the homebuilding industry, said it raised $12.4 million
in first round funding led by Woodside Fund and McCown De Leeuw
& Co. The round also included investments from Hanley-Wood, a Washington,
D.C.-based publisher of magazines for the construction industry;
Pulte Home Corp., a home construction firm with operations in the
U.S. and Mexico; and Village Homes, a Colorado-based homebuilding
company. The financing will support operations and the pilot launch
of the company's site in Denver, Colo. As a result of the funding,
USBuild.com named Phil Collins, a managing director at McCown De
Leeuw, John Occhipinti of Woodside Fund, and Michael Wood, chief
executive officer of Hanley-Wood, to its board of directors. The
company, which was previously backed by individual investors, provides
services enabling builders to order materials directly from manufacturers
and have them delivered to building sites when needed. USBuild's
pilot launch in Denver will occur in partnership with Pulte and
to Acquire HotRail for About $394 Million in Stock"
June 28, 2000
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. -- Conexant Systems said it will acquire
San Jose, Calif.-based HotRail, a fabless semiconductor company
that develops switched fabric and chip-to-chip interconnect technologies,
in an all-stock transaction. Conexant will exchange 7.8 million
shares, worth about $394 million. HotRail is backed by Chase Venture
Capital, Charter Ventures, Needham Capital, Ontario Teachers Pension
Plan, Robertson Stephens, Selby Venture Partners, Sky Capital, Techfarm,
Techfund Capital, Wasserstein Adelson Ventures, and Woodside Fund.
and Don'ts When Pitching VCs,"
by Matt Bolton
June 23, 2000.
Selling your company rather than presenting your company is the
No. 1 pitch mistake, says Woodside Fund analyst Matthew Bolton.
"Present with the passion and conviction that drove you to write
your business plan." more>>
defy time crunch."
June 09, 2000
named Principal at Woodside Fund," June, 2000
"Occhipinti Named Principal at Woodside Fund,"
May 22, 2000
Announcement on John C. Occhipiniti
Revolution Will Empower Consumers,"
May 21, 2000.
Funding Just Keeps Coming.
VCs say there's too much money chasing too few good deals. So why
are they setting up more funds?"
April 25, 2000
that VCs have binged, where will they purge?"
April 21, 2000
Fund Closed New $135 Million Fund" April 19, 2000
VC Fund News
WOODSIDE, Calif. -- The Woodside Fund said it closed a new fund
valued at about $135 million. The fund, which will be called the
Woodside Fund IV, will target early-stage technology companies on
the West Coast. Specifically, it will target business-to-business
and Internet infrastructure companies. Woodside's prior investments
include Automated Power Exchange, Digital Microwave, Intertrust
Technologies, and SS8 Networks. In addition to early-stage companies,
the fund will invest in select later-stage businesses to balance
its portfolio. The fund will invest between $5 million and $10 million
in each company.
IV Nears $125 Million"
March 1, 2000
Based on an interview with Woodside Fund managing director Vincent
Occhipinti and principal Daniel Ahn, this article reports on the
strong fundraising progress and investment strategy of Woodside Fund IV.
Information Exchange Raises $12 million Series A"
January 14, 2000
WOODSIDE, Calif. -- StreetFusion, an online provider of financial
earnings, event information, and Web-casting for publicly traded
companies, said it received $12 million in Series A funding
from Blackstone Technology Group, Blue Chip Ventures, Iceburg Ventures,
W.I. Harper, and Woodside Fund. Daniel H. Ahn, a principal at Woodside
Fund, joined the company's board of directors. StreetFusion plans
to use the funding for marketing and to hire personnel.
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