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Orative  Acquired by Cisco Systems (2006 $ 31,000,000 )

125 S. Market Street Suite 500
San Jose, CA 95113
Website Company Summary Management Team

Sales/Marketing: Andrew Nakaso

Outside board: (May no longer be on the board) Fred Wang (Trinity Ventures General Partner) Raman Khanna (Diamondhead Ventures) David J. Ladd (Mayfield Fund)

Business description: Orative Corporation, a software company selling to the enterprise, was founded to improve the usability and efficiency of voice communications. Orative is developing an exciting new paradigm in cellular telephony. By layering new applications on top of existing mobile phone technology, Orative offers businesses the opportunity to combine the freedom and flexibility of mobile phones with the rich functionality, integration, and custom features commonly available on enterprise PBX systems. Orative software addresses many of today's greatest mobile communication challenges by screening unwanted calls and interruptions, enabling more timely conversations between busy employees and executives, and linking mobile phones to other enterprise resources. Orative calling features include enhanced access to company directories as well as fine-grained control over availability and call screening. Orative software breaks the cycle of phone tag and voice mail that all too often dominates enterprise communications, and offers a way to improve both individual and team productivity.
Customers include: 3ComCompaqMacromediaMotorolaNextelOracleTCSI
Partners include: CingularCisco SystemsIBMIntelMicrosoftNokiaQualcommResearch In MotionSymbian

Rounds: 2
Recent Fundings: Oct 2006   Jun 2003
Capital raised: 18.0M
Last Round: 12.0M
Ownership: Acquired by Cisco Systems (2006 $ 31,000,000 )
VCs include: Diamondhead VenturesMayfield Fund;  Trinity

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Record updated: Oct 2006
Sector: Communications
Year Founded: 2002
Headcount: 26-50 as of Jul 2004
Rounds: 2
Recent Fundings: Oct 2006   Jun 2003
Capital Raised: 18.0M
Last Round: 12.0M
Ownership: Acquired by Cisco Systems (2006 $ 31,000,000 )