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Tumbleweed Communications  (Stock symbol: TMBLQ ) Acquired by Sopra Group (2008 $ 138,000,000 )

700 Saginaw Drive
Redwood City, CA 94063
USA
(650)-216-2000
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Board

Advisory board: Steven T. Schanzer (S2 and Associates President);  Brian D. Dilley (eValid8 President/CEO)
Former outside board: Pehong Chen (BroadVision) Timothy C. Draper (Draper Fisher Jurvetson) Eric Hautemont (Ridgewood Capital) Mark Jung (Worldtalk CEO) John Meyer (Ventura Software CEO)
Company

Business description: Tumbleweed Communications is now the recognized leader in providing secure Internet communication solutions for enterprises and government customers of all sizes. Tumbleweed provides security solutions for email protection, file transfers, and identity validation that allow organizations to safely conduct business over the Internet. Tumbleweed offers these security solutions in three comprehensive product suites: MailGate, SecureTransport and Valicert Validation Authority. MailGate provides protection against spam, viruses and attacks, and enables policy-based message filtering, encryption and routing. SecureTransport enables business to safely exchange large files and transactions without proprietary software. Valicert Validation Authority is the world-leading solution for determining the validity of digital certificates. The result: organizations using Tumbleweed security solutions can safely and securely use the Internet for business, significantly reducing their costs.
Customers include: American ExpressAmgenBank of AmericaDellFirst UnionJohnsonAndJohnsonOppenheimer FundsRocheSalomon Smith BarneySendmail UMB Financial;  ABN AMRO;  Aetna Health Insurance;  Airbus;  Arkansas Children’s Hospital;  Bank of America Securities;  Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City;  Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina;  Catholic Healthcare West;  Centegra Health System;  Cleary;  Datek Online;  Diners Club;  FDA;  Gottlieb;  Graybar;  InstallShield Software;  John Deere;  JP Morgan ChaseAndCo.;  LifePlans ;  Lowenstein Sandler;  Marine Corps;  Mazars ;  MemorialCare ;  MultiCare Health System;  National City Corporation;  Northeast Independent School District of Texas;  Ontario Ministry of Health ;  Perot Systems;  Prudential;  Reliant Behavioral Health;  SI BankAndTrust;  Skaddan Arps;  Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication ;  St. Luke's Episcopal Healthcare System;  SteenAndHamilton;  TD Waterhouse Group;  the Federal Reserve Bank;  The Regence Group (Blue Cross/Blue Shield);  the U.S. Food and Drug Administration;  the U.S. Postal Service;  U.S. Department of Energy;  U.S. Department of the Interior;  U.S. Marine Corps;  U.S. Navy;  UBS Warburg
Partners include: ActianceCerticomEntrustFrance TelecomMicrosoftNetscape CommunicationsOracleRSA Data SecuritySiebel SystemsSlam Dunk NetworksSun MicrosystemsVeriSignWachovia ;  Dynalab;  HambrechtAndQuist Research Group;  iLumin;  iPRESIDIUM ;  McAfee/McAfee;  Zones
Capital

Rounds: 3
Capital raised: 27.6M
Ownership: Acquired by Sopra Group (2008 $ 138,000,000 )
Stock Symbol: TMBLQ
Angels/other VCs: Igor Sill (Geneva Venture Partners)
Corporate investors: Adobe VenturesFrance Telecom

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Overview
Record updated: Aug 2008
Sector: Communications
Year Founded: 1993
Headcount: 301-400 as of Apr 2006
Rounds: 3
Capital Raised: 27.6M
Ownership: Acquired by Sopra Group (2008 $ 138,000,000 )
Stock Symbol: TMBLQ