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HelloSoft  Acquired by Imagination Technologies (2010 $ 47,000,000 )

2099 Gateway Blvd 200
San Jose, CA 95110
Website Company Summary Management Team

Outside board: (May no longer be on the board) Edward J. Zander (Motorola Former CEO) James E. Goldinger (TD Capital Director) Tushar A. Dave (NewPath Ventures Managing Member) Ohad Finkelstein (Venrock Associates Director) Eric Buatois (Sofinnova Investments Director)
Advisory board: Brad Garlinghouse (Yahoo! SVP Communications) Gilles Allain (Broadhop Managing Director) Brad Wurtz (Cisco Systems Former Division VP & GM)
Former outside board: Vincent Mouret (NemeriX) Eric Copeland (Venrock Associates General Partner) Vinod Dham (Broadcom VP GM)
Former advisory board: Pekka Ala-Pietilä (Blyk CEO) Umapathi Reddy (IIIT Professor);  Robert K. Young (NewCross Technologies CEO)

Business description: HelloSoft ( is one of the world's leading providers of V.VoIP and wireless LAN technologies. HelloSoft supplies both software and semiconductor connectivity intellectual property to semiconductor manufacturers, and supplies software intellectual property to major ODMs/OEMs and also to tier 1 service providers/operators who offer VoIP and Video over IP services. The HelloSoft business model is based on licensing fees and royalty payments. HelloSoft has a workforce of 85 people including an R&D facility in Hyderabad, India with corporate and sales offices in San Jose, California in the heart of Silicon Valley, with sales distributors and representatives worldwide.
Customers include: 5V Technologies Asus Cellon International Global IP Solutions NeoMagic;  ThraneAndThrane
Partners include: ActelAlteraAnalog DevicesARC InternationalAricent ARMBroadcomCognigineEricssonFujitsuHelloSoft Infineon TechnologiesIntelLongBoard LSILynuxWorksMicrosoftMips TechnologiesSharpSony EricssonTexas InstrumentsToshiba;  3DSP;  cEngines;  DiamondWare;  dmedia ;  Flarion;  Improv Systems;  New Visual;  Sandbridge Technologies;  SoftAir Microsystems;  StarCore;  TollBridge;  vEngines;  WindRiver

Rounds: 2
Recent Fundings: Jun 2005   Jan 2003
Capital raised: 27.0M
Last Round: 16.0M
Ownership: Acquired by Imagination Technologies (2010 $ 47,000,000 )
VCs include: Sofinnova InvestmentsVenrock AssociatesJumpstartup Venture Fund;  Entrepia Ventures
Corporate investors: iD Ventures AmericaIntel Capital ;  MitsuiAndCompany Venture Fund

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Record updated: Nov 2010
Sector: Communications
Year Founded: 2000
Headcount: 76-100 as of Nov 2010
Rounds: 2
Recent Fundings: Jun 2005   Jan 2003
Capital Raised: 27.0M
Last Round: 16.0M
Ownership: Acquired by Imagination Technologies (2010 $ 47,000,000 )