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Investments

20

Portfolio Exits

9

About Viterbi Group

The Viterbi Group 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.

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La Jolla, California, 92037,

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

Viterbi Group Investments

20 Investments

Viterbi Group has made 20 investments. Their latest investment was in Kotura as part of their Series D on December 12, 2009.

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Viterbi Group Investments Activity

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Date

Round

Company

Amount

New?

Co-Investors

Sources

12/8/2009

Series D

Kotura

$4.7M

No

2/22/2008

Series C

Kotura

$10M

No

1

3/19/2007

Series E

Impinj

$19M

No

1/12/2007

Series C

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$99M

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0

12/8/2006

Series C

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$99M

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0

Date

12/8/2009

2/22/2008

3/19/2007

1/12/2007

12/8/2006

Round

Series D

Series C

Series E

Series C

Series C

Company

Kotura

Kotura

Impinj

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Amount

$4.7M

$10M

$19M

$99M

$99M

New?

No

No

No

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Co-Investors

Sources

1

0

0

Viterbi Group Portfolio Exits

9 Portfolio Exits

Viterbi Group has 9 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

17

8/16/2013

Acquired

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$99M

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10

7/14/2011

Acquired

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$99M

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0

4/9/2008

Acquired

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$99M

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0

8/24/2005

Asset Sale

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10

Date

7/21/2016

8/16/2013

7/14/2011

4/9/2008

8/24/2005

Exit

IPO

Acquired

Acquired

Acquired

Asset Sale

Companies

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Valuation

$99M

$99M

$99M

$99M

Acquirer

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Sources

17

10

0

0

10

Viterbi Group Team

1 Team Member

Viterbi Group has 1 team member, including current President, Owner, Andrew J Viterbi.

Name

Work History

Title

Status

Andrew J Viterbi

Ascend Technology Ventures, and Qualcomm

President, Owner

Current

Name

Andrew J Viterbi

Work History

Ascend Technology Ventures, and Qualcomm

Title

President, Owner

Status

Current

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