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Silverback Systems  Acquired by Brocade Communications Systems (2007  amount undisclosed )

655 Campbell Technology Parkway #150
Campbell, CA 95008
USA
(408)376-1300
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Management

CEO: Ahmet Houssein (04/19/2005)
President/COO/Operations: Ariel Cohen (5/10/06)
Sales/Marketing: Steve Calkins
Not listed on the website: (May no longer be at the company) Bruce Van Dyke*;  Joe Ardini*;  Mike Strickland*;  Ron Kroesen*
Board

Outside board: (May no longer be on the board) Bruce Crocker (Pitango Venture Capital);  Jay Morrison (Newbury Ventures);  Raghav Nandagopal (U.S. Trust)
Advisory board: Jeffrey Chase (Duke University Asst. Professor);  David Farber (University of Pennsylvania Professor);  John Hufferd (IBM);  Asad Khasimi (Applied Micro Circuits);  Rich Seifert (Networks and Communications Consulting );  Shmuel Shottan (BlueArc)
Former outside board: Tali Aben (Gemini Capital Fund);  Aamer Latif (Nishan Systems);  Shlomo Weintraub (Aduva COO)
Company

Business description: Silverback Systems is a well-funded start-up that is developing a new breed of processors to enable and capitalize on the emergence of IP Storage. The solution provides a state of the art architecture that carefully balances the combination of silicon and software for the next generation of networked storage and data centers. The Silverback Systems approach to the acceleration of IP storage is two-dimensional. First, we accelerate the design and performance of storage networking equipment through a comprehensive package of silicon, firmware and software. Second, because we offer a complete development platform, we accelerate the adoption of IP storage by helping equipment vendors provide a cost effective deployment solution for small, medium and eventually, large enterprises.
Partners include: Vitesse Semiconductor
Capital

Rounds: 4
Recent Fundings: Apr 2006   Apr 2003
Capital raised: 48.3M
Last Round: 16.0M
Ownership: Acquired by Brocade Communications Systems (2007  amount undisclosed )
VCs include: Gemini Israel Venture FundsIntel CapitalJPMorgan PartnersNewbury VenturesPitango Venture Capital;  U.S. Trust Private Equity;  North Bridge Venture Partners;  Excelsior Venture Partners;  Saints Capital
Corporate investors: NetApp ;  Intel Communications Fund;  China Development Industrial Bank

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Overview
Record updated: May 2006
Sector: Storage
Year Founded: 2001
Headcount: 26-50 as of May 2006
Rounds: 4
Recent Fundings: Apr 2006   Apr 2003
Capital Raised: 48.3M
Last Round: 16.0M
Ownership: Acquired by Brocade Communications Systems (2007  amount undisclosed )