SunRocket Burns Out

I’m sitting in Logan Airport, awaiting a shuttle flight to Washington D.C. – where tomorrow I’ll be speaking at an event sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Venture Capital Association. The topic is general rather than regional – existing VC-backed companies by selling to private equity firms – but there is some Mid-Atlantic news of note today:

SunRocket has crashed.

SunRocket is a Vienna, Va.-based Internet telephony company (think Vonage, sans the miserable IPO). It launched in 2004 with $9.25 million in VC funding, and eventually raised a total of $79.25 million. Backers included Anthem Capital Management, BlueRun Ventures, Bru Venture Capital, DCM, The Grosvenor Funds and Mayfield Fund.

According to Om, the company is done as of end of business today – and his comment section indicates the move came as a surprise to many SunRocket customers and employees. I tried calling, but couldn’t get a live person. I’ll probably hear more about this tonight when I have dinner with some Mid-Atlantic VCs, so will share any additional info that comes up…