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About Avigdor Willenz

Avigdor Willenz is the co-founder of Annapurna Labs.

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Astera Labs raises $50M in Series C at $950M valuation from Fidelity

Sep 28, 2021

At a Glance Astera Labs raises $50M in Series C at $950M valuation to continue its momentum and expand its focus to address connectivity bottlenecks throughout the data center. Astera Labs, a connectivity solutions provider for intelligent systems, raised $50 million in an oversubscribed Series C funding round led at $950 million valuation by Fidelity Management and Research to accelerate product and customer momentum, a press release from Astera Labs said. The Series B funding for Astera Labs came in April last year. With the close of this round, Astera has raised about $85 million from investors. Fidelity is joined by Atreides Management and Valor Equity Partners and other existing investors like Avigdor Willenz Group, GlobalLink1 Capital, Intel Capital, Sutter Hill Ventures and VentureTech Alliance. Astera Labs, founded ini 2017, offers connectivity solutions for data-centric systems throughout the data center. The company’s product portfolio includes system-aware semiconductor integrated circuits, boards and services to enable robust CXL/PCIe connectivity. Jitendra Mohan , CEO of Astera Labs, expressed delight at the investment and added that it cements the company’s position as a leader in cloud connectivity solutions. With this investment and increased collaboration with our manufacturing partners, we will rapidly scale our worldwide operations to satisfy incredible customer demand and launch multiple new product lines to solve the industry’s most pressing connectivity challenges. Astera stated that the proceeds from the funding would be used to continue its momentum and expand its focus to address connectivity bottlenecks throughout the data center. Avigdor Willenz, founding investor of Astera Labs, Annapurna Labs, Habana and other labs said,  Astera Labs has done a tremendous job in developing a portfolio of multiple innovative products that address critical needs of heterogeneous computing and composable disaggregation infrastructure. We are very pleased to see the strong execution track record and rapid value creation by Astera Labs, which has opened multiple options including an IPO in the future, Avigdor Willenz, founding investor of Astera Labs, Annapurna Labs, Habana and other labs Newsletter

Avigdor Willenz Investments

17 Investments

Avigdor Willenz has made 17 investments. Their latest investment was in DustPhotonics as part of their Series C on October 10, 2021.

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Avigdor Willenz Investments Activity

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Round

Company

Amount

New?

Co-Investors

Sources

10/28/2021

Series C

DustPhotonics

$33M

No

4

9/27/2021

Series C

Astera Labs

$50M

No

14

8/4/2021

Series C

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$25M

No

10

7/30/2020

Series A

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$99M

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10

4/22/2020

Series B

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$99M

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10

Date

10/28/2021

9/27/2021

8/4/2021

7/30/2020

4/22/2020

Round

Series C

Series C

Series C

Series A

Series B

Company

DustPhotonics

Astera Labs

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$33M

$50M

$25M

$99M

$99M

New?

No

No

No

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Sources

4

14

10

10

10

Avigdor Willenz Portfolio Exits

2 Portfolio Exits

Avigdor Willenz has 2 portfolio exits. Their latest portfolio exit was VDOO on June 29, 2021.

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6/29/2021

Acquired

$99M

19

12/16/2019

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$99M

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10

Date

6/29/2021

12/16/2019

Exit

Acquired

Acquired

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Valuation

$99M

$99M

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