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GenOA Systems  Acquired by Finisar (2003 $ 5,500,000)

41762 Christie Street
Fremont, CA 94538
USA
(510)-979-3000
Website Company Summary Management Team
Management

Finance: Kathy Bagby
Technology: Sol DiJaili
Sales/Marketing: Sheridan Tatsuno
Board

Outside board: (May no longer be on the board) Bruce Graham (Bessemer Venture Partners);  Andrew S. Rappaport (August Capital)
Company

Business description: Genoa is a next-generation optical semiconductor company that has made fundamental breakthroughs in the design and manufacture of single-chip linear optical amplifiers. Genoa's disruptive LOA technology is expected to revolutionize the economics of major segments of the optical communications industry by permitting levels of system integration previously only enjoyed by purely electronic products. Genoa's unique, indium-phosphide-based linear optical amplifier technology is the subject of several dozen fundamental issued or pending design and manufacturing patents.
Capital

Rounds: 3
Recent Fundings:    Mar 2001
Capital raised: 95.0M
Last Round: 75.0M
Ownership: Acquired by Finisar (2003 $ 5,500,000)
Corporate investors: Worldcom Ventures

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Overview
Record updated: Jan 2003
Sector: Semiconductor
Year Founded: 1998
Headcount: 76-100 as of Jan 2003
Rounds: 3
Recent Fundings:    Mar 2001
Capital Raised: 95.0M
Last Round: 75.0M
Ownership: Acquired by Finisar (2003 $ 5,500,000)