Networking, Storage & Telecommunications

Although as a company Foundation Capital has grown up in the age of the Internet, many of our partners and venture professionals bring a deeper experience and longer history in the networking and infrastructure sector.

This serves us well as we seek to identify entrepreneurial partners who understand that today's computers — of all kinds—have essentially become communications tools. And that as we continue to discover new ways to digitally connect with one another, it will take new ways of thinking to reflect these realties: specifically, the kind of vision needed to keep our networks operating, secure, and robust in a world of ever-more sophisticated technological challenges.

Current Investments

Calix
Calix is the largest telecom equipment supplier focused solely on access solutions for broadband service delivery. Service providers deploy Calix access systems to enable a rich set of information, communication, and…
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Conviva
Conviva is the technology leader in coordinated Internet video distribution, providing a high-quality user-experience achieved from server-based streaming with tremendous cost and scalability benefits. Founded by…
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Fastback Networks
Fastback Networks technical & economic breakthrough changes the nature of transporting small cell backhaul traffic, lowering cost of operations and opening doors to a new generation of mobile services.
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Prior Investments by members of the FC Team

Adaptec, Inc.
IPO: 6/11/86
Applied Digital Access
IPO: 3/29/94
Arroyo Video Solutions
Acquired by Cisco Systems
Aspect Telecommunications
Corporation
IPO: 5/1/90
Auspex Systems, Inc.
IPO: 5/11/93
Bridge Communications
IPO: 5/85? Acquired by 3Com
CloudShield
Acquired by SAIC
Dust Networks
Acquired by Linear Technologies
Grand Junction Networks
Acquired by Cisco
Grid Systems
Acquired by Tandy
Kalpana
Acquired by Cisco
NetEdge
Acquired by Larscom
Netrix Systems
IPO: 9/22/92
Network Appliance
IPO: 11/21/95
Network Computing Devices, Inc.
IPO: 6/4/92
Network Equipment Technologies
IPO: 1/23/87
One Touch Systems
Acquired by Hughes
OnStream Networks
Acquired by 3Com
Optilink
Acquired by DSC
Peribit Networks
Acquired by Juniper
Precept Software
Acquired by Cisco
Primary Access
Acquired by 3Com
Rapid City
Acquired by Bay Networks
Rohati
Acquired by Cisco
Sanrad
Acquired by OCZ Technology Group
ShoreTel
IPO: 7/3/07
Synernetics
Acquired by 3Com
Traverse Networks
Acquired by Avaya
Vivace
Acquired by Tellabs
WhereNet
Acquired by Zebra Technologies