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StrataLight Communications  Acquired by Opnext (2008 $ 172,000,000 )

151 Albright Way
Los Gatos, CA 95032
Website Company Summary Management Team

President/COO/Operations: Pat Rezza (10/31/2006)
General Management: Ross Saunders
Technology: Bryson Wallace
Sales/Marketing: David Sykes

Outside board: (May no longer be on the board) Roland Van der Meer (Fuse Capital Partner) Catherine P. Lego (Photonics Fund Managing Partner) Louis A. Toth (Comcast Interactive Capital Managing Director) Christopher J. Rust (US Venture Partners General Partner) Mark J. DeNino (TL Ventures Managing Director) Philip F. Otto (Optical Communication Products)

Business description: StrataLight Communications was formed to develop exciting new fiber transmission technology for next-generation long-haul DWDM optical networks. The system products we’re developing are based on proprietary technology that is protected by multiple patents (pending). Our DWDM transport system products are built around a spectrally efficient modulation method for long-haul lightwave transmission. The most important benefits of our technology are a significant reduction in the spectral width of lightwave signals, and tolerance to fiber impairments, allowing very high capacity and longer transmission distances. Spectral narrowing allows much closer channel spacing, without cross talk or filter distortion, increasing spectral efficiency, and results in highly cost effective DWDM transport systems (lowered $/Gb-km).
Customers include: long haul fiber transmission sysinteg

Rounds: 3
Recent Fundings: Dec 2007   Sep 2005
Capital raised: 70.2M
Last Round: 28.5M
Ownership: Acquired by Opnext (2008 $ 172,000,000 )
VCs include: ComVenturesPhotonics FundTL VenturesU.S. Venture Partners;  Comcast Interactive Capital;  Entrepia Ventures;  Fuse Capital
Angels/other VCs: Milan Mornirov (Rapid City);  Donald Scifres (JDSU);  David F. Welch (Infinera)
Corporate investors: Intel Capital

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Record updated: Jan 2009
Sector: Communications
Year Founded: 2000
Rounds: 3
Recent Fundings: Dec 2007   Sep 2005
Capital Raised: 70.2M
Last Round: 28.5M
Ownership: Acquired by Opnext (2008 $ 172,000,000 )