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21

Portfolio Exits

10

About GF Private Equity Group

Founded in 2003, GF Private Equity Group is a private equity financing firm.

GF Private Equity Group Headquarter Location

175 Mercado Street Suite 201

Durango, Colorado, 81301,

United States

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Kotura Raises $13M in Additional Funding; Industry Leader in Silicon Photonics Prepares for Next Phase of Innovation and Growth

May 16, 2016

September 07, 2005 10:58 AM Eastern Daylight Time MONTEREY PARK, Calif.--( BUSINESS WIRE )--Sept. 7, 2005--Kotura, Inc., the leading provider of silicon photonic products, today announced that it has raised $13 million in Series 2 preferred stock financing. The financing round was led by new investor GF Private Equity Group and included the Viterbi Group, also a new investor. Existing investors, ComVentures and ARCH Venture Partners participated in the round as well. "Kotura has all the ingredients we look for in an investment: unique technology, significant customer traction, and a strong team," said David Fallace, Vice President of GF Private Equity Group. "We believe that Kotura is well-positioned to become a dominant player in the emerging silicon photonics market. " Mr. Fallace will be joining Kotura's Board of Directors. Kotura is currently the only silicon photonics company shipping production quantities of silicon photonic products to customers. The components have achieved full Telcordia qualification and are deployed in live networks around the world. Dr. Andrew Viterbi, President of the Viterbi Group, stated, "Kotura is truly a pioneer in the field of silicon photonics. Their innovation and market leadership make them an attractive investment for us. " Dr. Viterbi is also a co-founder, retired Vice Chairman and Chief Technical Officer of Qualcomm, Inc. (Nasdaq:QCOM). "We are delighted by the addition of our new investors," said Jean-Louis Malinge, President and CEO of Kotura. "The support of our current investors is a strong endorsement of our company. Given our excellent customer traction, strong patent portfolio, and world-class design team, we are emerging as the market leader in this field. " About Kotura, Inc. Kotura, Inc., a worldwide leader in silicon photonics, designs, manufactures and markets CMOS optical components that enable optics to migrate throughout the communications industry. For more information, please visit the company's web site at www.kotura.com . About ARCH Venture Partners ARCH Venture Partners has been investing in seed and early-stage technology companies for more than 18 years and has special expertise in building technology companies with leading scientists and researchers from Universities and National Laboratories. ARCH manages over $1B in capital and operates nationally with offices in Austin, Chicago, San Francisco and Seattle. For more information, visit www.archventure.com . About ComVentures ComVentures, a leading venture capital firm with more than $1.5 billion under management, specializes in early-stage investments in the communications market. The firm focuses its investment expertise on pioneering companies that capitalize on the constant drive to build next-generation components, systems, software and services. ComVentures consistently uncovers groundbreaking communications technologies, helps lead and grow its portfolio companies, and assists these companies in deploying new technologies in an ever-changing marketplace. For more information, visit www.comventures.com . About GF Private Equity GF Private Equity LLC is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Southern Ute Indian Tribe, which possesses assets in several industries and investment categories that are in excess of $2 billion. GF Private Equity forges partnerships with its portfolio companies delivering advantages and support to its portfolio companies and investment partners. Investment areas include technology, security, defense and telecommunications. For more information, visit www.gfprivateequity.com . About Viterbi Group The Viterbi Group, LLC is an equity investment fund established in 2000 by Andrew Viterbi, a founder of Qualcomm. The Viterbi Group advises and invests in early and emerging companies that are pioneering innovative technologies in the areas of wireless communications, network infrastructure, and image, optical and signal processing. Contacts

GF Private Equity Group Investments

21 Investments

GF Private Equity Group has made 21 investments. Their latest investment was in Impinj as part of their Series F on July 7, 2012.

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GF Private Equity Group Investments Activity

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Date

Round

Company

Amount

New?

Co-Investors

Sources

7/26/2012

Series F

Impinj

$21M

No

3

12/8/2009

Series D

Kotura

$4.7M

No

1/27/2009

Series B

Venda

$6M

No

1

5/2/2008

Unattributed VC - III

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10

2/22/2008

Series C

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$99M

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10

Date

7/26/2012

12/8/2009

1/27/2009

5/2/2008

2/22/2008

Round

Series F

Series D

Series B

Unattributed VC - III

Series C

Company

Impinj

Kotura

Venda

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Amount

$21M

$4.7M

$6M

$99M

New?

No

No

No

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Co-Investors

Sources

3

1

10

10

GF Private Equity Group Portfolio Exits

10 Portfolio Exits

GF Private Equity Group has 10 portfolio exits. Their latest portfolio exit was Impinj on July 21, 2016.

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Exit

Companies

Valuation
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Acquirer

Sources

7/21/2016

IPO

$99M

Public

17

7/17/2014

Acquired

$99M

2

8/16/2013

Acquired

$99M

2

3/29/2013

Acquired

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$99M

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10

12/2/2011

Acquired

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$99M

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Date

7/21/2016

7/17/2014

8/16/2013

3/29/2013

12/2/2011

Exit

IPO

Acquired

Acquired

Acquired

Acquired

Companies

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Valuation

$99M

$99M

$99M

$99M

$99M

Acquirer

Public

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Sources

17

2

2

10

0

GF Private Equity Group Team

1 Team Member

GF Private Equity Group has 1 team member, including former President, Chief Operating Officer, James Thompson.

Name

Work History

Title

Status

James Thompson

President, Chief Operating Officer

Former

Name

James Thompson

Work History

Title

President, Chief Operating Officer

Status

Former

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