VCJ Top 10: Tech, January 2008

Company/ Amount $M/ Select investors/ Description

  • Slide Inc./ $50.00/ Fidelity Investments, T. Rowe Price Threshold Partnerships/ Develops solutions for slide shows of photos and other digital content.
  • NextG Networks Inc./ $49.80/ Gabriel Venture Partners, Oak Investment Partners/ Provides managed RF transport and backhaul services.
  • NetEffect Inc./ $49.67/ Austin Ventures, Granite Ventures, Infinity Capital, JatoTech Management, TL Ventures/ Develops chips for networking and storage applications.
  • Metaweb Technologies Inc./ $42.50/ Benchmark Capital, Goldman, Sachs & Co., Millennium Technology Ventures, Omidyar Network/ Provides website infrastructure services.
  • Allegro Development Corp./ $40.00/ North Bridge Venture Partners, Tudor Ventures/ Designs and delivers energy & oil trading software.
  • AliphCom Inc./ $30.00/ Khosla Ventures, Mayfield Fund, Sequoia Capital/ Develops noise cancellation technology. Product called Jawbone.
  • BackOffice Associates/ $30.00/ Goldman, Sachs & Co./ Provides SAP data quality solutions.
  • Automattic Inc./ $29.50/ New York Times Company, Polaris Venture Partners, Radar Partners, True Ventures/ Develops software for the creation and operation of web blogs.
  • Greenplum Inc./ $27.50/ Dawntreader Ventures, EDF Ventures, Hudson Venture Partners, Meritech Capital Partners, Mission Ventures, SAP Ventures, Sierra Ventures, Sun Microsystems/ Provides database solutions for businesses.
  • Etsy Inc./ $27.00/ Accel Partners, Union Square Ventures, undisclosed investor/ Operates an online marketplace for buying and selling handmade products.

Largest investments in information technology companies by U.S. VCs for January 2008.

Source: Data by Thomson Financial for PwC/NVCA MoneyTree Survey.