Vendome 1699, player of the luxury industry, creates exceptional jewels thanks to diamonds as well exceptional. Brazil is a producer of these diamonds. Therefore, it’s natural that Vendome Mine Ltds, subsidiary headquartred in Minas Gerais, feels strongly concerned by the population of the Country. Brazil, as the largest and most populated territory of Latin America, is one of the most attractive countries for foreign investment. Eighth largest economy in 2009, the country has shown a strong resilience to the global financial crisis. It displays a remarkably healthy, with an economic growth of almost 9% in the first half of 2010. However, it is also a country where economic inequalities exists: a significant percentage of the population still lives below the poverty line, and the middle class is still very vulnerable. They are millions of children who are affected. All these reasons pushed Vendome Mine Ltd to contribute to improve the living conditions of Brazilian children, by giving to ONGs the means to realize their various humanitarian actions.
People to people online services
6M€ B-round with Ventech, SFR (2008)
Wengo today is the easiest way to find the expert you need to start a dialogue almost immediately. Just leave your phone number to be connected and get answers to your questions. Wengo plays the role of an intermediary between experts and their customers and constantly makes sure customers are satisfied.
Unified communications and collaboration
D round with Mangrove Capital Partners (2008)
An innovator in unified communications and collaboration, Dialcom delivers premise-based, real-time video communication, collaboration and multimedia sharing capabilities over IP between any device, any network, and any user seamlessly and securely.
The most complete, flexible, and integrated system available, the Spontania collaboration software suite empowers users to spontaneously switch among collaboration methods to suit the immediate circumstance, including IM, multiparty IP videoconference, VoIP and/or teleconference, interactive file sharing, and whiteboarding. Spontania automatically controls bandwidth and seamlessly integrates into the existing IT infrastructure with a light footprint.
With hundreds of customers spanning a number of industries around the globe use the Spontania unified collaboration suite. Headquartered in Herndon, Virginia, Dialcom maintains offices in Madrid, Munich, and Singapore and is supported by a global network of partners in other regions. Founded in 2000 by a team that has been active in the collaboration software industry since 1998, Dialcom has been profitable since 2002.
Open-Source Security management software
AlienVault is a leading Open Source Security Software company who created the OSSIM project. AlienVault offers a complete suite of Open Source Software and Appliances for Security Management (SIEM) and Compliance.
The company has a solid Management team made of serial successful entrepreneurs with a deep Security and Open Source background and counts 18 employees in the Madrid headquarters. AlienVault OSSIM product is a reliable and mature technology validated by EADS, Vodafone, US Navy, Telefonica, Total Group and many other organizations.
5 M€ B-round (2008)
Spatial View is a German company who offers a unique 3D experience with no glasses and offers 3D Screens and Software for PCs and mobile Phones The company counts 37 employees and has its headquarters in Dresden (Germany) with a sales team in North America. Spatial View is the only company in the world which is able to offer single and multi-users screens.
Spatial View target 4 promising markets for its products:
• Gaming: Online and PC, Entertainment (3D movies and animations)
• 3D Internet and Digital signage in public areas
Semiconductor, Multi-touch screen technology
10 M€ C-round with CDC Innovation, Auriga Partners (2009)
Stantum Technologies has been the pioneering company in multi-touch display technology since 2002, and in 2005 was the first company to market commercial products using a truly reliable multi-touch user interface.
Today, Stantum’s breakthrough technology portfolio is available under license for products covering every aspect of multi-touch interactions: touch panels, controllers, intellectual property cores, and software framework. Stantum is headquartered in Bordeaux, France.
Stantum raised €10M in March 2009 from CDC Innovation, Auriga Partners and incumbent investors, in order to develop its sales team and international activities.
First European Social Network for people over 45 years old
Business Angel round (2008)
www.beboomer.com is the first online social network in Europe targeting people over 45 years old. Beboomer offers to its members to get in touch by free web videoconference tools, groups, shared dreams and blogs.
• Offers to its members: contents, services and new technologies necessary to their internet life.
• Creates social link, help the professional integration and inter-generation communications in order to have a better contribution from people over 45 in the society.
Network Attached Storage
Simple to use and flexible, Exanet’s ExaStore Clustered NAS is a high-performance, scalable solution that changes the economics of storage with a clustered distributed file system. Administrators can expand capacity and performance as needed, when needed, without affecting applications or users. ExaStore enables businesses to optimize workflow, maximize productivity and minimize the total cost of ownership of storage. An enterprise-class storage solution, it offers a robust feature set, making it the perfect choice for a full range of applications and environments.
ExaStore began shipping in 2003, and is now installed at customer sites around the world. Among Exanet’s customers and partners are leading companies in the telecommunications, enterprise, media, manufacturing and imaging markets. The company is led by a senior global management team whose extensive collective experience covers IT, marketing, business development, and corporate operations. The organization is dedicated to delivering and supporting the most suitable storage solutions for every enterprise.
Exanet is a storage software innovator, with a portfolio of registered patents and intellectual property. The company has won several industry awards from such prestigious organizations as Storage Magazine, Network Storage Conference 2005, and Red Herring 100 Europe. Exanet is headquartered in Israel and has offices in the USA, UK, Germany, France and Japan. Complete systems, including installation, maintenance, support, and professional services are available from Exanet and its partners worldwide.
Data Security Appliance
Tel Aviv, Israel
Imperva is the leader in application data security and compliance. Leading enterprise and government organizations worldwide rely on Imperva to prevent data theft and abuse, and ensure data integrity. The company’s SecureSphere products provide data governance and protection solutions that monitor, audit and secure business applications and databases.
Endpoint Security Software
Tel Aviv, Israel
Promisec™ enables organizations to confidently place their trust in their most important assets - their employees. We deliver always-on, comprehensive internal network security solutions that detect and eliminate pre-defined and user-specific internal threats, enable more effective enforcement of security policies, and prevent loss of mission-critical information.
With offices in New York and Paris, as well as an R&D center in Israel, Promisec is backed by seasoned and prominent private investors. Promisec's management team brings broad experience from the network security industry. All former military intelligence experts, the company's executives have held high-level managerial positions at Check Point Software, Aladdin, CA Inc., and other leading companies. Complementing the management team are experienced and professional technical teams who together constitute a creative, professional and motivated industry-leading force.
Decell Inc. is a privately owned company founded in 2000 and registered in Delaware, USA. With a fully owned Israeli subsidiary, Decell Technologies Ltd., Decell leverages its unique technology to provide accurate, real-time traffic information based on the location and movements of mobile phones. Decell's Autoroute-1 system offers the mobile, navigation, media, enterprise and government markets real-time traffic information that is accurate, comprehensive and cost effective. The company’s patented technology and unique architecture provides state-of-the-art tools for improving the efficiency of road networks.
Security Lifecycle Management
Ramat Gan, Israel
Tufin specializes in Security Lifeccle Management, a category of software solutions that enable organizations to effectively implement their security objectives. Security lifecycle management solutions utilize a combination of business process automation and sophisticated analysis and simulation algorithms to help organizations manage security risks cost-effectively. These solutions in turn ensure compliance with corporate and regulatory standards.
Security and Compliance Software
New Jersey, USA
Bsafe Information Systems 1983 Ltd. develops and markets network and data-security products for IBM iseries (AS/400), zseries (mainframe) and open systems. The company also manages custom projects in the security field.
A number of factors have come together in recent years to make security one of the major concerns facing many data-processing installations. These factors include the technological advancements that have allowed data to be accessed from diverse sources including the internet and other networked connections and the growth in the amount of sensitive information being stored in today’s computer systems.
Digiquant (acquired by Intec)
Investors: Index, Cisco, Vertex, General Atlantic Partners
B round $ 20M
Digiquant is a provider of infrastructure software for supporting the delivery of services over IP based networks. Digiquant’s IMS is a multi service platform that provides integrated functional modules enabling service management from network integration through Mobile billing.
Riverhead (acquired by Cisco Systems)
Investors: Gemini Israel, Koor Corporate Venture, Sequoia, Cisco
Riverhead is a technology company developing solutions for defending against distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks and other network threats. The technologies and platform being developed will also be used to address other Network Resource Management problems. The company was founded by an extremely strong technological team, coupled with a strong and experienced management team.
DDoS attacks and flash crowds have become a critical pain point in the market. In the past years well-publicized, and particularly less-publicized, attacks have had significant impact on the operations of major web sites across all market segments. The pervasive and severe impact of these attacks extends to web-hosting, co-location and backbone providers as well.
Investors: Partech, I-Source
Jobpartners helps Human Resource executives effectively attract, connect, develop and retain the quality people their organizations need to remain competitive in today’s global business environment.
Traditional HR, talent management and ERP systems are designed as “one size fits all.” As a result, they are too generic for most HR professionals – and too complex for line managers.
Meiosys (Acquired by IBM)
Investors: Wellington Partners, Partech, Crédit Lyonnais, Baytech, Alven, Siparex, Crédit Agricole, Private Equity
D round 6 M€
Software from Meiosys is designed to offer application relocation for transparent, stateful application mobility and fault-tolerant computing. The technology is designed to be, in most cases, transparent to the application, meaning that applications do not need to be modified or recompiled. MetaCluster, a product line from Meiosys, offers application mobility and relocation technology in the high-performance computing sector. The products are very efficient and responsive with low overhead to the system.
Investors: Atlas, Index ventures, Cisco
A Round $12M
Founded by Sun Microsystems Chorus team members in 2002, VirtualLogix is a software company run by a team of seasoned entrepreneurs and experts in the fields of operating systems, embedded real-time systems and telecommunication products. VirtualLogix develops and markets VirtualLogix VLX, the partitioning and virtualization software platform that allows embedded systems to run heterogeneous operating systems and applications efficiently and safely.
With VirtualLogix VLX, companies can mix and match legacy applications and their real-time operating systems with open operating systems, giving them a smooth and safe migration or evolution path. VirtualLogix enables companies to stay ahead of changing market requirements and to streamline their embedded system software architecture. VirtualLogix paves the way for the development of current and next generation of connected devices and network infrastructure.
Kiss (acquired by Cisco Systems)
KiSS is a leading technology provider for networked entertainment devices and has a product portfolio that includes home video products such as networked DVD players and networked DVD recorders. KiSS's technology platform also has the capability to extend to other consumer electronics products. KiSS's leading technology platform allows for easy integration to a consumer's home network allowing devices to access content on the Internet or on other devices on their Wi-Fi home network. Its standards-based approach contributes to interoperability across platforms and product categories.