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VINA Technologies  (Stock symbol: VINA ) Acquired by Larscom (2003)

39745 Eureka Drive
Newark, CA 94560
USA
(510)-492-0800
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Board

Outside board: (May no longer be on the board) Jeffrey M. Drazan (Sierra Ventures);  John Malone (Eastern Management Group CEO);  Frank J. Marshall (Cisco Systems CTO);  Philip J. Quigley (Pacific Telesis CEO);  Paul Scott (Nuance Communications SVP Sales)
Company

Business description: VINA Technologies designs, manufactures and sells solutions that aid the timely, cost-effective deployment of high-speed telecommunications services in metro access networks and in the local loop. With the company's IADs, channel banks, and routers in customer premises and with its integrated multi-service access platforms in co-locations or central offices, carriers materially lower their costs, raise their revenue and improve their profits. To achieve all three benefits, VINA's hardware combines multiple specialized devices in one multi-functional unit; converges lines for phone, Internet and video traffic on a single broadband connection; and concentrates voice and data in the same enclosure. The equipment and its associated software also streamline and speed the provisioning of services and increase carriers' flexibility in responding to their end users' fast-changing needs. Since VINA's founding in 1996, the company's proven abilities to solve providers' problems have fueled steadily rising sales-five consecutive years - and have swollen its share of the market for IADs to 30%.
Customers include: Intermedia Communications;  NuVox
Partners include: Lucent Technologies;  Allegiance Telecom;  Gabrielle Communications;  Luninous
Capital

Rounds: 4
Capital raised: 48.0M
Ownership: Acquired by Larscom (2003)
Stock Symbol: VINA
Corporate investors: TeleSoft Partners;  London Life

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Overview
Record updated: Dec 2002
Sector: Communications
Year Founded: 1996
Headcount: 101-150 as of Sep 2002
Rounds: 4
Capital Raised: 48.0M
Ownership: Acquired by Larscom (2003)
Stock Symbol: VINA