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Finisar

Founders Frank Levinson

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Total investments 3
Average round size
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The average size of a deal this fund participated in
$34M
Portfolio companies 3
Rounds per year 0.09
Lead investments 0
Exits 2
Key employees Soon

Areas of investment

  • Manufacturing
  • Enterprise Software
  • Network Security
  • Enterprise
  • Software
Summary

In 1988 was created Finisar, which is appeared as Corporate Investor. The main department of described Corporate Investor is located in the Sunnyvale. The venture was found in North America in United States.

The fund was created by Frank Levinson.

The typical case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 5-6 participants. Despite the Finisar, startups are often financed by Technology Venture Partners, New Jersey Economic Development Authority. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Woodside Fund, Technology Venture Partners, Spring Creek Group. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Technology Venture Partners, Novitas Capital, NTT Electronics.

The fund is constantly included in less than 2 investment rounds annually. The high activity for fund was in 2001. The usual things for fund are deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars. Opposing the other organizations, this Finisar works on 38 percentage points more the average amount of lead investments.

For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - United States. Among the most popular fund investment industries, there are Enterprise, Web Hosting. Besides, a startup requires to be at the age of 2-3 years to receive the investment from the fund. Among the various public portfolio startups of the fund, we may underline TrueSAN Networks

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Nistica

Manufacturing
Optical Communication
Web Hosting
$10M25 Feb 2008 New Jersey, United States

Gemfire

Manufacturing
Semiconductor
Telecommunications
$63M05 Mar 2001 Fremont, California, United States

TrueSAN Networks

Enterprise
Enterprise Software
Network Security
Software
$30M17 Jan 2001 San Jose, California, United States

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