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About Narra Venture Capital

Narra Venture Capital (NarraVC) was established in 2002 to invest in private high-technology companies with the potential for strong growth. Narra focuses its investments on companies with defensible barriers to competition, which are normally based on cutting edge technology or their efficient deployment.

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Unit 2202, 22F, Asian Star Building Filinvest Corporate City, Alabang

Muntinlupa City, 1781,

Philippines

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Astute Networks Raises $12M

Jun 23, 2012

Follow @buyouts Astute Networks Inc., a provider of technology for accelerating virtualized server, desktop, and cloud computing environments, has raised $12 million in new funding. Samsung Venture Investment Corporation, the investment arm of Samsung Group, led the round. Current investors Tallwood Venture Capital and Narra Venture Capital also contributed to the round, with participation from new investors Ayala Capital, ICCP Venture Partners, and TIFF. PRESS RELEASE Astute NetworksTM, Inc., the leading provider of Networked Performance Flash™ solutions for accelerating virtualized server, desktop, and cloud computing environments, today announced that it has closed financing in an over-subscribed $12 Million Series B funding round led by Samsung Venture Investment Corporation (SVIC), the investment arm of Samsung Group, the world’s leading provider of NAND Flash memory. Current investors Tallwood Venture Capital and Narra Venture Capital also contributed to the round, with participation from new investors Ayala Capital, ICCP Venture Partners, and TIFF (The Investment Fund for Foundations). Astute will utilize the funding to further expand global sales, marketing, channel development, and support efforts, as well as ongoing innovation of its patented DataPump Engine™, Networked Performance FlashTM, and related technologies exclusively found in the company’s ViSX family of 100 percent flash optimized appliances. According to IDC, 2011 was a record year for the worldwide Solid State Disc (SSD) market that grew 105 percent over 2010 to $5 billion. The firm forecasts strong growth through 2015 with the increasing use of SSDs, a trend the research company expects to continue as prices fall and performance increases. Led by storage networking veteran and CEO Steve Topper, Astute Networks is well positioned to capitalize on the burgeoning SSD market. The company has all the ingredients for success including a white-hot market opportunity, a next-generation Flash architecture that leap-frogs traditional SSD offerings, and a strong customer and channel ecosystem unmatched in the industry. Astute Networks Breaks the Performance Barrier with a New Era of Performance Acceleration Flash Solutions   Astute Networks’ patented DataPump Engine and Networked Performance Flash architecture was designed from day one to deliver tightly fused, high performance, low power solutions that significantly accelerate virtual machine and application performance on major virtualization platforms including VMware vSphere, Microsoft Hyper-V, Citrix XenServer, and Red Hat RHEV. By complementing existing SAN or NAS infrastructures, with a seamlessly additive highly optimized flash-based datastore tier, ViSX satisfies the performance requirements demanded by today’s mission and business critical applications such as virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI), cloud computing, and Big Data. Network-based, ViSX efficiently provisions 100,000 IOPS (Input/Output Operations Per Second) with 100 percent sustained random I/O performance, that is shareable by all virtual machines on all hosts over standard 10G or 1G Ethernet networks – all in a cost effective, small footprint, multi-terabyte, and easy-to-deploy rack mount device. With ViSX, virtualized organizations can:   • Eliminate I/O bottlenecks – the “funnel effect” – typically experienced with server virtualization • Eliminate the cost of over-provisioning traditional storage to achieve higher IOPS • Virtualize more Tier One applications with confidence in sustained performance • Lower CapEx and OpEx and achieve fast ROI with superior TCO   “The flash memory and virtualization expertise of the Astute Networks team, together with a deep understanding of storage and networking as evidenced by their patented DataPump Engine, puts them in an excellent position to deliver highly differentiated and competitive solutions for virtualized environments,” said Dr. Dong-Su Kim, senior director, Samsung Venture Investment Corp. “Samsung Ventures is excited to lead this latest round of funding for the company.”   “We recognize the strategic importance of virtualization and storage in the enterprise and cloud, as well as new growth opportunities in big data and the need for predictable performance with capacity and scalability. Astute Networks’ patented technology is highly effective and we believe the company will continue to disrupt the market,” said George Pavlov, general partner, Tallwood Venture Capital. Since introducing ViSX, Astute Networks has won several awards and recognition, including the 2011 Flash Memory Summit Best of Show Award for Most Innovative Flash Memory Customer Implementation and a Forbes.com article titled VMware Stock Ready to Race to $111 highlighting the ability of ViSX to alleviate virtualization performance problems and further drive the adoption of VMware virtualization services (http://www.forbes.com/sites/greatspeculations/2011/08/23/vmware-stock-ready-to-race-to-111/). “Our first ViSX G3 deployment gave us a 1,500 percent boost in performance on critical business applications compared to our existing virtualized SAN,” commented Walt Thinfen, CIO of Visioneer. “Now, company productivity and efficiency are way up and our employees can more quickly access business-critical databases and applications such as SAP, Microsoft Exchange, and Microsoft SharePoint like never before!”   “Samsung Ventures leading this round of funding is a most welcome endorsement of our patented DataPump Engine and Networked Performance Flash intellectual property,” said Steve Topper, CEO of Astute Networks. “It puts the fuel in the engine, enabling us to fully support our growing family of channel partners and end customers, extend our technical capabilities and aggressively expand our market reach and footprint worldwide.”   Tweet this: @Astute Networks Receives $12 Million in Series B Financing http://bit.ly/KRDvV5   Follow Astute on Twitter at http://twitter.com/astutenetworks   About Astute Networks Astute Networks, Inc. is the developer of VMware Ready Certified ViSX™ branded Networked Performance Flash™ solutions for accelerating virtualized server, desktop, and cloud computing environments. The company’s patented DataPump Engine™ delivers a high level of best-in-class iSCSI IOPS with 100 percent sustained random I/O performance to eliminate performance robbing I/O bottlenecks that degrade virtual machine and application performance and limits user productivity. ViSX is available through a network of solution providers. For more information, visit www.astutenetworks.com or www.visxg3.com

Narra Venture Capital Investments

10 Investments

Narra Venture Capital has made 10 investments. Their latest investment was in Flyspaces as part of their Seed VC on January 1, 2016.

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Narra Venture Capital Investments Activity

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Date

Round

Company

Amount

New?

Co-Investors

Sources

1/12/2016

Seed VC

Flyspaces

$0.5M

Yes

Coent Venture Partners, Future Now Ventures, and Rubina Real Estate

1

6/18/2012

Series B - II

Astute Networks

$12M

Yes

Ayala Capital, ICCP Venture Partners, Samsung Ventures, Tallwood Ventures, and The Investment Fund for Foundations

2

10/19/2007

Series C

Amulaire Thermal Technology

$5M

Yes

AsiaVest Partners, and Tallwood Ventures

9/18/2006

Series B

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$99M

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10

9/15/2006

Growth Equity

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$99M

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10

Date

1/12/2016

6/18/2012

10/19/2007

9/18/2006

9/15/2006

Round

Seed VC

Series B - II

Series C

Series B

Growth Equity

Company

Flyspaces

Astute Networks

Amulaire Thermal Technology

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Amount

$0.5M

$12M

$5M

$99M

$99M

New?

Yes

Yes

Yes

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Co-Investors

Coent Venture Partners, Future Now Ventures, and Rubina Real Estate

Ayala Capital, ICCP Venture Partners, Samsung Ventures, Tallwood Ventures, and The Investment Fund for Foundations

AsiaVest Partners, and Tallwood Ventures

Sources

1

2

10

10

Narra Venture Capital Portfolio Exits

1 Portfolio Exit

Narra Venture Capital has 1 portfolio exit. Their latest portfolio exit was Amulaire Thermal Technology on August 01, 2020.

Date

Exit

Companies

Valuation
Valuations are submitted by companies, mined from state filings or news, provided by VentureSource, or based on a comparables valuation model.

Acquirer

Sources

8/1/2020

IPO

Date

8/1/2020

Exit

IPO

Companies

Valuation

Acquirer

Sources

Narra Venture Capital Team

4 Team Members

Narra Venture Capital has 4 team members, including current Founder, Managing Partner, Paco Sandejas.

Name

Work History

Title

Status

Paco Sandejas

Founder, Managing Partner

Current

Jean Henri Lhuillier

Chief Executive Officer, President

Current

Elpidio L. Ibanez

President, Chief Operating Officer

Current

Francisco Sandejas

Managing Partner

Current

Name

Paco Sandejas

Jean Henri Lhuillier

Elpidio L. Ibanez

Francisco Sandejas

Work History

Title

Founder, Managing Partner

Chief Executive Officer, President

President, Chief Operating Officer

Managing Partner

Status

Current

Current

Current

Current

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