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Sybase  (Stock symbol: SY ) Acquired by SAP (2010 $ 5,800,000,000)

One Sybase Drive
Dublin, CA 94568
Website Company Summary Management Team

Outside board: (May no longer be on the board) Jeffrey T Webber (The Entrepreneurs' Fund);  Cecilia Claudio (Align Technology) Alan B Salisbury (independent management consultant) Richard Alberding (HP) Mike Daniels (Mobile 365 Former Chairman) L William Krause (Caspian Chairman) Jack Sum (PricewaterhouseCoopers) Robert P Wayman (HP CFO)

Business description: Sybase is the largest global enterprise software company exclusively focused on managing and mobilizing information from the data center to the point of action. Our open, cross-platform solutions securely deliver information anytime, anywhere, enabling customers to create an information edge. With Sybase software solutions, customers can optimize and enhance the investments they already own, link together the valuable data resources already in place, and extend the reach of business-critical information to users on the front lines—giving them a financial, agility and productivity edge across all areas of their business. Throughout the business world, Sybase is providing an information edge for Fortune 500 and other companies. The top 10 global banks and securities firms all rely on Sybase to deliver and process thousands of financial trades—in real time—on Wall Street and financial exchanges from London to Singapore. In the retail market, department stores are using Sybase information mobility solutions to eliminate traditional cash registers (and long lines), enhancing shopping experiences and increasing average ticket sales. In the government sector, organizations are using Sybase solutions to mobilize supply management systems, cutting ship inspection times in half and reducing the time to capture data from one year to two days. Across Sybase, our business groups cover the database and information mobility spectrum, ensuring your information is securely managed and mobilized to the point of action.
Customers include: AppleATandTBoeingChevronGESprintTRW;  Centre hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal;  Cessna;  China Customs ;  Citizens Bank;  CopperKey ;  Hyundai/Kia Motor;  McGill University Health Centre;  Midwest Wireless;  ProPath;  ThyssenKrupp Steel
Partners include: Alltel AppleBaanBearingPointClickSoftware CompaqDECegi TechnologiesHPLotus SoftwareMendocino Software MicrosoftNetscape CommunicationsPeopleSoftRed HatSAP Labs U.S.Silicon GraphicsSun Microsystems;  DataFlux ;  Fujitsu Software;  IntraGard;  LG CNS;  Stonebridge Technologies;  SuSE Linux

Rounds: 6
Capital raised: 28.0M
Ownership: Acquired by SAP (2010 $ 5,800,000,000)
Stock Symbol: SY
Angels/other VCs: Frank King (Lotus);  David E Liddle (Metaphor)
Corporate investors: AppleTRW

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Record updated: Dec 2010
Sector: Software
Year Founded: 1983
Headcount: 4001-5000 as of Apr 2010
Rounds: 6
Capital Raised: 28.0M
Ownership: Acquired by SAP (2010 $ 5,800,000,000)
Stock Symbol: SY