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W5 Networks

1156 Sonora Court
Sunnyvale, CA 94086
Website Company Summary Management Team

CEO: Joel Dedrick (07/31/2008)
Technology: Jerry L. Butler (10/24/05) ; Chuck Neugebauer

Outside board: (May no longer be on the board) Paul Matteucci (U.S. Venture Partners General Partner) Mangesh Pimpalkhare (Thomas Weisel Venture Partners Venture Partner) Andy Sessions (Thomas Weisel Venture Partners General Partner) Peter Magowan (SF Giants President) Paul Bialek (Frazier Technology Ventures General Partner)
Former advisory board: Paul Grim (SunBridge Partners)

Business description: W5 Networks develops wireless systems optimized for the retail industry. W5 Networks' products are based on a revolutionary radio architecture that provides advantages in performance, cost and power consumption. W5 Networks' end-to-end solutions aim to dramatically impact how retailers operate their businesses. W5 Networks' initial product is an Electronic Shelf Label (ESL) system for supermarkets. In addition to reducing labor costs in retail stores, W5's ESL solution provides a superior platform that can improve profitability for its customers and enable new applications that appeal to the consumer. Located in Sunnyvale, California, W5 Networks is led by a unique team with proven expertise in the retail industry as well as wireless technologies.

Rounds: 2
Recent Fundings: Oct 2006   Oct 2005
Capital raised: 22.0M
Last Round: 12.0M
Ownership: Private  
VCs include: Thomas Weisel Venture PartnersU.S. Venture Partners;  Frazier Technology Ventures SunBridge Partners

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Record updated: Sep 2009
Sector: Professional Services
Rounds: 2
Recent Fundings: Oct 2006   Oct 2005
Capital Raised: 22.0M
Last Round: 12.0M
Ownership: Private