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Validity Sensors  Acquired by Synaptics (2013 $ 92,500,000 )

2001 Gateway Place, Suite 455E
San Jose, CA 95110
Website Company Summary Management Team

Outside board: (May no longer be on the board) Tony Alvarez (Leadis Technology President/CEO) Atiq Raza (Raza Microelectronics CEO) Michael Stark (Crosslink Capital General Partner) Arjun Gupta (TeleSoft Partners Partner) Shankar Chandran (Panorama Capital Partner) Don Kirby (Synaptics) Nick Migano (Crosslink) Shahan Soghikian (Panorama Capital co-Founder) Richard L. Sanquini (National Semiconductor Former CTO)
Advisory board: Karthee Madasamy (Qualcomm Ventures Sr. Manager of Business Development)
Former outside board: Albert E. Sisto (Sixth Bridge General Partner) Jalil Shaikh (Validity Sensors Former CEO) Raymond O. Loen (R.O. Loen Company)

Business description: Validity is the world leader in Natural ID authentication, providing fingerprint sensors with the highest levels of performance, security, cost-effectiveness and design flexibility. Validity’s patented LiveFlex® fingerprint sensor technology enables authentication, mobile payments, and touch-based navigation for smartphones, tablets, and notebook computers.
Customers include: ACERGeneral DynamicsHP;  Silex Technology
Partners include: Phoenix TechnologiesSynaptics ;  Arachnoid Technology;  BIO-key;  Cogent Systems;  Silex Technology;  Softex;  Validity

Rounds: 5
Recent Fundings: Dec 2012   Jul 2010
Capital raised: 104.6M
Last Round: 22.0M
Ownership: Acquired by Synaptics (2013 $ 92,500,000 )
Angels/other VCs: Marc Benioff (;  Atiq S. Raza (Foundaries Holdings);  Ram Shriram (Junglee)
Corporate investors: National Semiconductor;  Qualcomm Ventures

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Record updated: Dec 2016
Sector: Semiconductor
Year Founded: 2000
Headcount: 26-50
Rounds: 5
Recent Fundings: Dec 2012   Jul 2010
Capital Raised: 104.6M
Last Round: 22.0M
Ownership: Acquired by Synaptics (2013 $ 92,500,000 )