Nantero has raised more than $120M to date from investors including:
Dell Technologies Capital
Dell Technologies Capital is the global investment arm for the Dell Technologies family of businesses (Dell, Dell EMC, Pivotal, RSA, SecureWorks, Virtustream and VMware). Dell Technologies Capital offers deep business and technical expertise and unparalleled go-to-market assistance to portfolio companies. After operating in stealth for 5 years, the firm emerged publicly in 2017 and sustains an investment pace of approximately $100 million a year. Headquartered in Palo Alto, Calif., Dell Technologies Capital also has offices in Boston and Israel.
Cisco Investments leverages the enormous resources of Cisco to make a difference in a start-up company’s trajectory, whether it’s innovative investment vehicles, Cisco’s world-class sales team, Cisco’s unmatched network of Channel Programs & Partners, or customer events like CiscoLive!.
Kingston Technology Corporation
The world’s largest independent manufacturer of memory products.
One of China’s leading semiconductor investment firms, which was incorporated by SMIC, mainland China’s most advanced pure play semiconductor foundry, and a senior investment team along with other shareholders. The most recent fund was funded by the China National IC Fund, SMIC and a financial institution.
Globespan Capital Partners
Globespan’s management team has over 128 years of collective venture capital investing, entrepreneurial and IT experience. They have been seasoned in such leading companies as AOL, Apple, Cisco, CMGI, IBM, Informix and Microsoft. Globespan Capital has a strong presence on both coasts with offices in Palo Alto and Boston. They leverage our bi-coastal locations to gain access to the most promising technology companies, both in the U.S. and abroad, and to effectively execute on investment opportunities. Additionally, their Asian Business Development team offers their portfolio companies an infrastructure and a proven process for penetrating Asian markets. For more information about Globespan Capital Partners see www.globespancapital.com.
Founded in 1970, CRV is one of the oldest and most successful venture capital firms. Companies like Cascade, CIENA, Chipcom, NetGenesis, Parametric Technology, Sonus, Speechworks, Stratus Computer, Sybase, Vignette and dozens more have gone from idea to reality with the financial, managerial and visionary backing of CRV. The firm’s investment returns are consistently among the highest of venture capital firms, giving us one of the best track records in the industry. Charles River Ventures takes a value-add approach to early-stage investing, providing entrepreneurs with access to more than financial backing alone. Through combined access to financial capital, the right people and the right resources, CRV helps talented entrepreneurs turn innovative ideas into the category-leading companies. For more information about CRV see www.crv.com
Draper Fisher Jurvetson
DFJ is a venture capital firm that partners with extraordinary entrepreneurs who set out to change the world. Since 1985, DFJ’s core funds have raised $4 billion, which has been deployed in more than 300 portfolio investments, including Baidu, Box, Foursquare, Skype, SolarCity, SpaceX, Tesla Motors, Twitter, Tumblr and Yammer. DFJ works with companies at seed, early and growth stages, with the goal of creating iconic and lasting businesses. DFJ invests in emerging markets including consumer, enterprise, and disruptive technologies. Learn more at dfj.com.
Stata Venture Partners
Stata Venture Partners is a private equity fund that invests in early stage new business opportunities around the world. They have strategic investments in a wide array of technologies ranging from semiconductors to telecommunications backbone and infrastructure. Stata Ventures specializes in helping companies build the internal infrastructure and long term strategic plan needed to be successful in today’s dynamic marketplace. Stata Ventures was begun by Ray Stata, founder and Chairman of Analog Devices (NYSE: ADI), a leading semiconductor corporation.
Schlumberger Limited is the world’s leading supplier of technology, integrated project management and information solutions to customers working in the oil and gas industry worldwide. Employing more than 118,000 people representing over 140 nationalities and working in approximately 85 countries, Schlumberger provides the industry’s widest range of products and services from exploration through production. Schlumberger Limited has principal offices in Paris, Houston and The Hague, and reported revenues of $42.15 billion in 2012. For more information, visit www.slb.com
Bruce Sachs, General Partner at CRV
Dr. Yaw Wen Hu, Advisor