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Grand Central Communications

50 Fremont Street
San Francisco, CA 94105
Website Company Summary Management Team

Management: David Linthicum (CTO)
Outside board: Harvey Allison (Attractor Investment Management);  Richard Bergmann (SymphonyRPM CEO);  Randy Castleman (Court Square Ventures);  Tim O'Reilly (O'Reilly & Associates)

Business description: Grand Central Communications provides a network-based service that enables enterprises to break through the boundaries of e-business and forge deep, systemic relationships with customers and partners. Our Web Services Network allows Global 2000 companies to accelerate the tempo and extend the depth of their e-business relationships, providing a significant return on their invested capital while paving the way to higher profitability and new avenues for growth. Grand Central Communications' easy-to-deploy Web Services Network plugs directly into an enterprise's IT infrastructure, enabling companies to magnify the value of their existing technology investments. The network transparently mediates and brokers between disparate partner applications and network architectures to facilitate change and enable enterprises to quickly provide extensible and differentiated services to their customers. From a business perspective, this revolutionary meet-in-the-middle subscription service enables our customers to create adaptive any-to-any connections and better realize the largely untapped potential of business-to-business e-commerce.
Customers include: Thomas Weisel Venture PartnersWachoviaXilinx;  Eastman Chemical;  Putnam-Lovell
Partners include: Avenue A | RazorfishBEA SystemsBlackstoneDemandwareDreamFactory SoftwareIBMMicrosoftNetSuiteReactivitySalesforce.comSierra AtlanticSun MicrosystemsSystinetVeriSignXignite;  Acetta;  Blue Matrix;  CapeClear;  Carbon Five;  Cysive;  ForumSystems;  Lante;  Mercator;  MW2;  SAQQARA;  SPS Commerce;  Strike Iron;  Thompson Financial;  Wipro

Rounds: 3
Recent fundings: Oct 2003   Mar 2002
Capital raised: 36.3M
Last Round: 3.8M
Ownership: Private  
Angels/other VCs: Pierre Omidyar (eBay)Ted Waitt (Gateway)
Corporate investors: Shooter Financial;  Cargill;  Eastman Chemical

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Record updated: Jul 2005
Sector: Communications
Year Founded: 2000
Rounds: 3
Recent fundings: Oct 2003   Mar 2002
Capital raised: 36.3M
Last Round: 3.8M
Ownership: Private