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Metricom  (Stock symbol: MCOMQ )

980 University Avenue
Los Gatos, CA 95030
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Management: Kevin Dowd (CEO);  Glen Estell (President);  Vanessa Whittman (VP Finance);  David Pangburn (Controller);  Edward Gentile (CTO) LeRoy Nosbaum (VP Marketing);  Sharon Thompson (VP HR)
Outside board: Robert Dilworth (Metricom Director) Justin Jaschke (Metricom Director);  David Moore (Metricom Director);  William Savoy (Metricom Director);  Cornelius Bond (NEA Ventures);  Frank Griffith (Iowa Public Service);  John Hanes (DCI Publishing Chairman);  Chen Jai (Tai_Yuen CEO);  Bram Johnson (Federal Express);  William Swain

Business description: Metricom manufactures products for installation of private wireless data communications networks, mainly for the utility industry WAN's. 8/2/01 update Metricom will shut down its pioneering Ricochet wireless Internet service next week because it has failed to find a buyer for the company, the company said Thursday. The company also announced an auction of company assets on Aug. 16 and the immediate termination of 282 employees.
Customers include: PGandE;  Boston Edison;  Florida Power
Partners include: MitsuiAndCo.UUNET;  Intercoast Energy;  OEC;  Perot Systems;  SkyTel;  Tai Yuen

Rounds: 2
Capital raised: 17.0M
Ownership: Public  
Stock Symbol: MCOMQ
VCs include: Charter Life SciencesNEA
Angels/other VCs: Paul Baran (Telebit);  Fred Griffith (MW Energy)
Corporate investors: Arete TherapeuticsIntel Capital;  MCI WorldCom

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Record updated: May 1999
Sector: Communications
Year Founded: 1987
Rounds: 2
Capital raised: 17.0M
Ownership: Public  
Stock Symbol: MCOMQ