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Sheer Networks  Acquired by Cisco Systems (2005 $ 97,000,000)

2055 Gateway Place 400
San Jose, CA 95110
USA
408 467 3842
Website Company Summary Management Team
Management

CEO: Klod Ghez
Finance: Sharon Shafran
Technology: Omri Dayan
Sales/Marketing: Marc Issan; Miki Zevadi
Not listed on the website: (May no longer be at the company) Jean Laurent*;  Kevin Neal*;  Susan Sobel*;  Tzvi Magril*
Board

Outside board: (May no longer be on the board) Sami Totah (Sheer Networks Chairman);  Allon Bloch (JVP);  Yoni Cheifetz (STAR Ventures);  Ali Shadman (Aneritech New Media);  Morton Topfer (Dell)
Company

Business description: Sheer Networks Inc. empowers Broadband Service Provider network operations environments through a portfolio of convergent service management solutions. Its flagship product, the Sheer Broadband Operating Supervisor - Sheerâ„¢ BOS, Creates Intelligent Communication between the network devices and traditional Service Assurance and Service Fulfillment applications to create profitable service management environments, reducing operational expenses, improving subscriber deployment capabilities and increasing network availability. Sheer Networks is a private company headquartered in Framingham, Massachusetts.
Customers include: TelMex
Partners include: Cisco SystemsIBMNarus IncNortel NetworksOraclePortal SoftwareRedback NetworksSpirent CommunicationsTivoli Systems;  Cooper Mountain;  Cramer Systems;  Cvidya Networks;  Eftia;  Telcordia Technologies
Capital

Rounds: 3
Recent Fundings: May 2004   Jul 2000
Capital raised: 50.0M
Last Round: 15.0M
Ownership: Acquired by Cisco Systems (2005 $ 97,000,000)
Angels/other VCs: Raymond J. Lane (Oracle)
Corporate investors: Nortel Networks

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Overview
Record updated: Jul 2005
Sector: Communications
Year Founded: 1999
Headcount: 101-150 as of Jul 2005
Rounds: 3
Recent Fundings: May 2004   Jul 2000
Capital Raised: 50.0M
Last Round: 15.0M
Ownership: Acquired by Cisco Systems (2005 $ 97,000,000)