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Portfolio By Company

Aarohi Communications (Emulex)


BayPackets (GENBAND)

BPL Mobile Communications (Hutchison Max Telecom)

Calient Technologies


Catamaran (Infineon)

Cerent (Cisco)

ConvergeNet (Dell)

CoSine Communications (IPO: COSN)

CreekPath Systems (Opsware)

empowerTel (IPUnity)

Ikanos Communications (IPO: IKAN)

Internet Photonics (Ciena)

iWitness/Zantaz (Autonomy)

Jungo (NDS)

Knowledge Adventure

Kymata (Alcatel)

Lara Networks (Cypress)


LogLogic (TIBCO)

Lynx Photonic Networks

Matrix Semiconductor (SanDisk)


NP Photonics

Omnipoint (IPO & Subsequent Acquisition by VoiceStream)

OnFiber (Qwest)

OSI (IPO & Subsequent Acquisition by Agilent)

Promatory (Nortel)

Provide Commerce (IPO: PRVD)

Sierra Design (Mentor Graphics)

SigmaTel (IPO: SGTL)

Tele Atlas NV (PO: TA.AS)

Triton (IPO: TNSI)

Validity Sensors

Versatile (Vitesse)

Vina Technologies (IPO & Subsequent Acquisition by Verilink)

VoiceObjects (Voxeo)

VxTel (Intel)


Xpedion Design Systems (Agilent)


Headquartered in Santa Barbara, Calif., CALIENT Technologies is the global leader in adaptive photonic switching with systems that enable dynamic optical layer optimization in next generation data centers and software defined networks. CALIENT’s 3D MEMS switches have demonstrated years of reliability, with eight years of successful continuous operation. With more than 80,000 optical terminations shipped, CALIENT has one of the largest installed bases of photonic switches worldwide. The company designs and fabricates its systems using the state of art MEMS equipment in its own fabrication facility located at its corporate headquarters.

Company News

ONPATH to Resell the Calient FiberConnect Platform

Industry Veterans Bring Leadership Experience from General Dynamics and 3Com and Other Firms to Help Guide CALIENT’s Growth

New strategy sets stage for entry into emerging high-bandwidth data center/cloud networking and new service provider applications

CALIENT Technologies Announces $10 Million Expansion Financing Round; Names Arjun Gupta as New Chairman, Gregory Koss as New CEO

Calient Networks Closes $5M in New Financing Round

Calient Networks Secures RDTP Listing

Calient Networks Secures Rural Development Telecommunications Program Listing

Calient Networks and EMBARQ Logistics(tm) Sign Distribution Agreement

Calient Networks Offers Field Trials and Demonstrations during TELX's

Calient Networks Secures Additional Funding

Calient Networks Appoints Daniel Scharre as CEO

Calient Networks® and EdenTree Technologies® Sign Exclusive Reseller Agreement for Network Lab Automation Solutions

APCON and Calient Networks Partner to Deliver Unified Solution for Test Lab Automation

National LambdaRail Selects Calient Networks Switches

ADC and Calient Networks Announce Joint Marketing Agreement

All-optical-switch market revives…again

Calient Networks' DiamondWave® Photonic Switches Now Deployed in UltraLight National Research Network

Calient Networks Names Expert Advisory Board, Deepening Carrier Positioning

Calient Networks Announces Thomas Walsh as Sales Vice President

KDDI Deploys Calient Networks Photonic Switches

Calient Networks Enables 'Zero Loss' Optical Amplifier Module

Calient Networks Ships 10,000th Optical Switch Port as Market and Applications Reach Critical Mass

Calient Networks Boosts Fourth Funding Round to $35 Million

Ron Mackey Joins Calient Networks as Chief Marketing Officer

Calient Networks Closes $20 Million in Fourth Funding Round

Calient Networks launches PX switching subsystem to automate system testing, grid computing, and pre-deployment staging

Calient Networks DiamondWave™ Ships for Revenue, Passes NEBS and ETSI Testing

Calient Networks

27 Castilian Drive
Goleta, CA 93117

Investment Professionals
George Schmitt
Arjun Gupta
Alan Foster

Services Software Systems Components Government Markets Consumer Markets Carrier Markets Enterprise Markets