Exits

The Band has invested more than $231M into 277+ companies since 1994. This activity has created 4,000+ jobs. Of the Band's portfolio companies, 55 have been acquired and 10 have gone public on the Nasdaq.


The following companies that had an IPO were seeded by the Band:

1. Initial Public Offering:  August 2nd 2013
Market Cap:  $264M
Presented to the Band: February 2007
About the Company:  Marrone Bio Innovations, Inc. (Nasdaq:MBII) is a leading provider of bio-based pest management and plant health products for the agriculture, turf and ornamental and water treatment markets. Our effective and environmentally responsible biopesticides help customers around the world operate more sustainably while controlling pests, improving plant health, and increasing crop yield. 
    
2. Initial Public Offering:  November 19th 2004
Market Cap:  $564.37M
Presented to the Band: April 2002
About the Company:  PortalPlayer is a fabless semiconductor company that designs, develops and markets comprehensive platform solutions, including a system-on-chip, firmware and software, for manufacturers of feature-rich, hard disk drive-based personal media players. On January 5th 2007, NVIDIA Corporation completed its acquisition of PortalPlayer, Inc. 
  
3. Initial Public Offering:  November 23rd 2003 (NYSE: GTOP)
Market Cap:  $373.52M
Presented to the Band: October 1998
About the Company:  Genitope Corporation is a biotechnology company focused on the research and development of novel immunotherapies for the treatment of cancer. Genitope was founded in 1996 by Dan W. Denney, Jr., Ph.D., after he developed the Hi-GET. technology, an important part of Genitope s proprietary manufacturing process, which is designed to rapidly and efficiently produce their immunotherapies. 
 
4. Initial Public Offering:  June 23rd 2000 (NYSE: CPHD)
Market Cap:  $400.33M
Presented to the Band: March 1997
About the Company:  Cepheid develops, manufactures, and markets fully-integrated systems that perform genetic analysis, including DNA and RNA analysis, for the clinical genetic assessment, biothreat, and life sciences markets. Their systems enable rapid, sophisticated genetic testing of organisms by automating otherwise complex manual laboratory procedures.
Website:  http://www.cepheid.com

    
5. Initial Public Offering:  February 23rd 2000 (NYSE: CVG)
Market Cap:  $2.11B
Presented to the Band: June 1996
About the Company:  Convergys Learning Solutions has provided outsourced training services to Fortune 1,000 clients for 12 years, and through the Convergys 2004 acquisition of DigitalThink, Inc. is now the global leader in custom e-learning solutions. Convergys Learning Solutions has over 400 learning professionals and over 500 clients in both the private and public sectors that include AT&T, Lucent, Avaya, BearingPoint, Hilton Hotels, Intuit, Circuit City, Kinkos, Mazda, Cisco, State of Florida, and Microsoft.
Website:  http://www.digitalthink.com

    
6. Initial Public Offering:  January 25th 2000
Market Cap:  $139.87M
Presented to the Band: March 1998
About the Company:  Neoforma is a leading provider of supply chain management solutions for the healthcare industry. Through an innovative combination of technology, information and services, Neoforma's Web-based solutions enable effective collaboration between hospitals and suppliers, helping them to eliminate inefficiencies and lower costs. 
    
7. Initial Public Offering:  August 24th 1999 (NYSE: KEYN)
Market Cap:  $255.92M
Presented to the Band: June 1997
About the Company:  Founded in 1995, Keynote Systems, The Internet Performance Authority., is the worldwide leader in e-business performance management services. Over 2,100 corporate IT and marketing departments and 19,000 individual subscribers rely on Keynote s growing range of measurement and monitoring, service level and customer experience management services to improve e-business performance by reducing costs, improving customer satisfaction and increasing profitability.
Website:  http://www.keynote.com

    
8. Initial Public Offering:  June 4th 1999 (NYSE: WITC)
Presented to the Band: August 1997
About the Company:  Wit Capital was founded in 1996 as the first online investment bank and went public on June 4th 1999 trading under the symbol WITC on the NASDAQ. In January 2000, Wit Capital merged with SoundView Technology Group, Inc to form Wit SoundView Group, Inc a research-driven securities firm that provided institutional investors with fundamental research on companies in technology, media, telecom, healthcare and other growth-related industries. In January 2004 Charles Schwab Corporation acquired Wit SoundView Group, Inc for $345 million in cash. Charles Schwab Corporation is one of the nation's largest financial services firms providing securities brokerage, banking, wealth management and related financial services for over 7 million active accounts with more than $1 trillion in assets.
Website:  http://www.charlesschwab.com

    
9. Initial Public Offering:  March 8th 1996 (NYSE: HOLX)
Market Cap:  $3.13B
Presented to the Band: September 1995
About the Company:  Novacept created the NovaSure System, an innovative endometrial ablation device to treat menorrhagia, or excessive menstrual bleeding. On March 24th 2004, Cytyc Corporation completed its $325 million acquisition of Novacept offering Cytyc an additional product focused on women's health. On October 22nd 2007 Hologic, Inc. (NASDAQ:HOLX) and Cytyc Corporation (NASDAQ: CYTC) merged together, creating one of the largest companies in the world focused on advanced technology in women's health.
Website:  http://www.hologic.com

    
10. Initial Public Offering:  August 28th 1997 (NYSE: NTFY.PK)
Market Cap:  $2.46M
Presented to the Band: September 1995
About the Company:  Founded in August 1994, Notify Technology first started as an innovative developer of telephony adjuncts for voice mail and caller-id notification targeting large local exchange carriers like BellSouth, SBC Corporation, Verizon, as its target market. On August 28, 1997 Notify became a public company and trades on the NASDAQ Over the Counter Market (OTC) under the symbol of NTFY.
Website:  http://www.notifycorp.com


The following companies seeded by the Band had an M&A:

  1. A4Vision
  2. AdECN (Formerly Experclick)
  3. Airflash
  4. AirZip, Inc.
  5. Alere Medical
  6. Auto Town
  7. Baystone Software
  8. Before the Call
  9. Berkeley Heart Lab
  10. BOPS
  11. C Level Design
  12. ClearVox Communications
  13. CogENT Thereapeutics
  14. Consorte Media
  15. Coyote Systems
  16. Crystallume
  17. Delve Networks
  18. Digital Records Corporation
  19. Digital Think
  20. EMB
  21. Encelle
  22. Escapia
  23. EveryTrail
  24. Faraday Bycicles
  25. GetActive
  26. GlobalCast
  27. Hipbone Software
  28. innoCOMM
  29. Innoveda
  30. JobFlash
  31. Kerbango
  32. Knowledge Revolution
  33. LeveLite Technology
  34. Mi5 Networks
  35. NativeMinds, Inc.
  36. Nellix
  37. NetBuy
  38. Notiva
  39. Novacept Inc.
  40. Novus Packaging
  41. OASys
  42. OnWire Technologies
  43. Power Computing Corporation
  44. Pretty Good Privacy
  45. QuickSilver Group
  46. Qumu (Media Publisher, Inc)
  47. Quorum Systems
  48. SafeView
  49. Sandpiper
  50. Scimagix
  51. Seadragon Software
  52. Spruce Technologies
  53. Virtual Silicon Technology
  54. Yardbarker
  55. Ustream