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Tellme Networks  Acquired by Microsoft (2007  amount undisclosed )

1310 Villa Street
Mountain View, CA 94041
USA
(650)-930-3000
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Board

Outside board: (May no longer be on the board) Naomi O. Seligman (Ostriker von Simson);  Mohan Gyani (AT&T Wireless Mobility Group) Avie Tevanian (Apple Former CTO);  Peter Currie (Barksdale Group) Kevin Harvey (Benchmark)
Company

Business description: Tellme Networks is revolutionizing how people and businesses use the phone. Tellme helps its clients improve customer satisfaction and save millions of dollars by replacing traditional IVR and network prompters with a unified Internet-powered solution. Tellme's proven expertise in delivering compelling voice solutions provides clients with significant competitive advantages--- allowing them to reach new customers, offer new differentiated services, and drive millions of dollars in annual cost savings. Solutions running on the Tellme Voice Application Network help businesses leverage investments in existing Web infrastructure and call centers to deliver mission-critical voice solutions in record time with unmatched quality
Customers include: American AirlinesCingular WirelessESPNFandangoOrbitzShooter FinancialVerizon;  E-Trade Financial;  Kellogg;  McDonalds;  Seagrams;  UnitedHealth Group
Partners include: Associated PressATandTCisco SystemsEtakFandangoGenesysMicrosoftNuance CommunicationsOn24SabreTibco Software;  ACCU Weather;  AccuWeather;  c/net;  CinemaSources;  Metro Networks;  NMS Communications;  SportsTicket;  Tribune Media Services
Capital

Rounds: 4
Recent Fundings:    Oct 2000
Capital raised: 239.0M
Ownership: Acquired by Microsoft (2007  amount undisclosed )
VCs include: BenchmarkKleiner PerkinsVan Wagoner Capital Management;  Attractor Investment Management;  Barksdale Group;  Westway Capital;  Saints CapitalSherpalo Ventures
Angels/other VCs: James H. ClarkBrad Silverberg (Microsoft)
Corporate investors: Reuters Greenhouse FundATandT

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Overview
Record updated: Mar 2007
Sector: Communications
Year Founded: 1999
Headcount: 301-400 as of Mar 2007
Rounds: 4
Recent Fundings:    Oct 2000
Capital Raised: 239.0M
Ownership: Acquired by Microsoft (2007  amount undisclosed )