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Tarana Wireless

590 Alder Drive
Milpitas, CA 95035
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President/COO/Operations: Andy Hill (8/31/2011) ; Kranti Kilaru (3/21/2019) ; Sergiu Nedevschi (6/30/2012)
General Management: Omar Bakr (3/31/2009)
Finance: Terry Griffin (10/31/2018)
Technology: Harry May (1/31/2012) ; Yongmin Zhang (8/30/2013) ; Dale Branlund ; Rabin Patra (3/09)
HR: Amy Beck

Outside board: (May no longer be on the board) Dakin Sloss (Tachyus Former CEO) Adam Goldstein (Royal Caribbean Cruises) Dean Manson (EchoStar General Counsel) Hubert de Pesquidoux (Siris Capital Executive Partner) David Siminoff (Prime Movers Lab General Partner)
Advisory board: Eric Brewer (Inktomi)
Former outside board: Samir Kaul (Khosla Ventures Venture Partner) Basil H. Alwan (Alcatel-Lucent CEO/President) Harald Braun (BigBand Networks Former EVP) Bob Hunsberger (NetMotion Wireless President/CEO) J. Barry Morrissey (Brobeck, Hale and Dorr Former co-Managing Partner) Jan Uddenfeldt (jUT Technology CEO) Charles Ergen (EchoStar Chairman) Greg Wyler (OneWeb Former Chairman) Luis A. Bacalao (Khosla Ventures Assistant General Counsel) Michael Dugan (EchoStar CEO/President)
Former advisory board: Bill Unger (Mayfield Fund)

Business description: Tarana Wireless was founded in 2009 to research, develop, and commercialize at mass scale a whole new take on wireless access. It is powered by the efforts of smart PhDs from advanced radio architecture research teams (first from Berkeley, then from several other leading universities), along with Silicon Valley wireless industry pioneers with decades of deep experience in multi-radio systems. Tarana's technology combines a suite of unique algorithm innovations with expert implementation to create the industry's first truly viable 5G wireless technology, commercially available today. Our tightly-knit engineering core is complemented by operations and outbound teams seasoned in successful commercialization and scaling of telecommunication innovation.
Partners include: CLAdirect

Rounds: 8
Recent Fundings: May 2021   Oct 2020
Capital raised: 206.1M
Last Round: 50.0M
Ownership: Private  
VCs include: DirecTVKhosla Ventures Liberty Global Ventures ;  AT&T;  Blum Capital;  Prime Movers Lab ;  the family offices of Greg Wyler ;  1010 Holdings ;  Neue Fund ;  K3 Ventures ;  Liberty Latin America Ventures
Corporate investors: Deutsche TelekomEchoStar

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Record updated: Oct 2021
Sector: Communications
Year Founded: 2009
Headcount: 201-300 as of Oct 2021
Rounds: 8
Recent Fundings: May 2021   Oct 2020
Capital Raised: 206.1M
Last Round: 50.0M
Ownership: Private