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233 South Hillview Drive
Milpitas, CA 95035
Website Company Summary Management Team

CEO: Jason Hartlove (07/31/2008)
General Management: Hugh Daniels (1/31/2015)
Finance: Nolan Granberry (6/26/2014)
Technology: Charles Hotz (2013) ; Jian Chen (2002)
Sales/Marketing: Russell Kempt
General Counsel/Legal: Andrew Filler

Outside board: (May no longer be on the board) Steven D. Goldby (Venrock Associates) Nelson C. Chan (Magellan Former CEO) Stephen Oesterle (Medtronic Former Sr. VP) Keith Crandell (ARCH Venture Partners Partner) Regis McKenna (McKenna Group) John A. Young (HP Former President/CEO) Gregory Yurek (American Superconductor Founder)
Advisory board: Bryan E. Roberts (Venrock Associates General Partner)
Former outside board: Sass Somekh (Novellus Systems President) Clinton W. Bybee (ARCH Venture Partners Managing Director) Robert Metcalfe (Polaris Venture Partners)

Business description: Nanosys is an industry leading nanotechnology company developing nano-enabled systems based on a platform technology incorporating patent-protected, high performance, and highly integrated inorganic semiconductor nanostructures. These systems are being applied into major industries that include energy, defense, electronics, healthcare and information technology. The initial applications include exquisitely sensitive chemical and biological sensors, high performance large area macroelectronics, lightweight high efficiency conformal photovoltaics and novel nanostructured surface coatings. Nanosys has several product oriented collaborations with companies that include Intel, Matsushita Electric Works, In-Q-Tel and SAIC. The company has established a broad intellectual property position in the field of nanotechnology that includes licenses from world leading nanotechnology centers. Nanosys’s scientific founders represent leading pioneers and developers of the field of nanotechnology.
Customers include: In-Q-Tel;  U.S. Defense Department
Partners include: In-Q-Tel SAICSharp ;  3M ;  Matsushita Electric Works;  Penn State University;  Sciperio;  Sematech ;  University of Texas

Rounds: 6
Recent Fundings: Nov 2012   Oct 2010
Capital raised: 149.0M
Last Round: 15.0M
Ownership: Private  
VCs include: El Dorado Ventures Prospect Venture PartnersVenrock AssociatesPolaris Venture PartnersArch Venture Partners;  Healthcare Focus Fund;  Lux Capital;  UOB HermesAsia Technology Fund;  CW Ventures;  Masters Capital;  Wasatch Advisors;  Unidentified investors SAIC Capital
Corporate investors: Intel CapitalMedtronic;  Eastman Kodak;  In-Q-Tel;  Quanta Computer;  Alexandria Real Estate Equities;  H.B. Fuller;  Chiao Tung Bank;  CDIB Bioscience Ventures;  HarrisAndHarris GroupSamsung Electronics ;  Samsung Venture Investment Corporation

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Record updated: Jun 2015
Sector: Nanotechnology
Year Founded: 2001
Headcount: 76-100 as of Nov 2005
Rounds: 6
Recent Fundings: Nov 2012   Oct 2010
Capital Raised: 149.0M
Last Round: 15.0M
Ownership: Private