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Minerva Networks

2150 Gold Street
Alviso, CA 95002
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Outside board: (May no longer be on the board) Magdalena Yesil (U.S. Venture Partners) Anna Gatti (myQube Partner) Sebastiano Tevarotto (Wanova CEO) Giacomo Marini (Noventi)
Former outside board: Baris Karadogan (U.S. Robotics/3Com) Bob Brannon (consultant);  Irwin Federman (U.S. Venture Partners);  Marco Landi (Alantis CEO) Rob Logan (ETF Group);  Andy Rachleff (Benchmark) Michael Solomon (Mohr, Davidow Ventures);  Henricus Standers (ETF Group);  Randall K. Strahan (Pac Bell Service Operations) James Swartz (Accel)

Business description: Minerva is a leading provider of video networking solutions to broadband network operators and enterprises. Hundreds of companies worldwide have deployed our encoders, digital turnaround products and television service management software. Minerva Networks offers complete solutions for the delivery of video services over broadband IP networks. Our end-to-end Television-over-IP delivery platform (IP Television Headend) includes services management software, video encoders, digital turnaround products and third-party storage and networking products. Broadband network operators (CLECs, IOCs, RBOCs and PTTs) worldwide are deploying our IP Television Headends, to offer a variety of video services (e.g. live television, video-on-demand, pay-per-view) over their infrastructure. Our professional services group offers a full range of consulting services including architectural design, systems integration and technical support. Our products have received several awards and are protected by a broad patent portfolio
Customers include: Bell AtlanticMicrosoftOracle;  FierceIPTV ;  Hargray Communications;  Humax;  Matanuska Telephone Association;  Pembroke Telephone Company;  Project Mutual Telephone;  Ringgold Telephone;  Solstar;  TCI;  Twin Valley Telephone;  UTOPIA
Partners include: Cisco SystemsKasennaMetaSwitchPhilipsSigma Designs ;  Amino Communications;  Optlmage;  Thompson

Rounds: 5
Recent Fundings: Feb 2005
Capital raised: 30.6M
Last Round: 2.5M
Ownership: Private  
VCs include: AccelAmpersand VenturesBayStar CapitalU.S. Venture PartnersEuroQubeMerrill PickardNoventi;  myQube;  Empire Capital Group;  Cypress Ventures;  Nextfund Capital
Corporate investors: Intel CapitalKanematsuKodak;  EFT Group;  Kodak Aperture Fund

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Record updated: May 2010
Sector: Communications
Year Founded: 1992
Headcount: 101-150 as of May 2005
Rounds: 5
Recent Fundings: Feb 2005
Capital Raised: 30.6M
Last Round: 2.5M
Ownership: Private