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InterWest is proud and privileged to partner with visionary management teams who are shaping the future of Information Technology and Healthcare. The companies they have started are vital parts of the portfolio of industry-leading startups that InterWest has helped over the last four decades.

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Information Technology


Fri, 06/15/2012 - 09:25 -- admin

Kalpana was a successful developer and maker of high-performance data communications switches for Ethernet LANs before being acquired by Cisco in 1994.

Copper Mountain Networks

Fri, 06/15/2012 - 09:24 -- admin

Copper Mountain created central office and customer premise communications equipment based on emerging DSL technologies. By delivering high data rates over existing copper wiring, the company's products created more affordable high-bandwidth data communications. The company had an initial public offering in 1999, then was acquired by Tut Systems in 2005, which was acquired by Motorola in 2007.


Fri, 06/15/2012 - 09:23 -- admin

Ciena (CIEN) is a broad-based provider of networking and telecommunications equipment to more than 1000 customers in over 60 countries, including nearly three-quarters of the world’s largest service providers, global enterprises, research and education institutions and other essential government agencies. Ciena had an initial public offering in 1997.

Bridge Communications

Fri, 06/15/2012 - 09:22 -- admin

Bridge was a leading maker of networking and interconnectivity equipment before it was acquired by 3Com in September 1987. The company's line of modular communications products served as bridges between similar and dissimilar local networks, between local networks and other communications networks, and between networks and devices.

Airspan Networks

Fri, 06/15/2012 - 09:21 -- admin

Airspan Networks is a global provider of 4G broadband wireless systems and solutions that deliver high-speed data, voice and multimedia services. Its wireless systems are based on advanced radio technology that delivers true broadband speeds, excellent area coverage and capacity, high security and resistance to fading, and have been deployed in over 100 countries by 500 operators.

SCI Solutions

Fri, 06/15/2012 - 09:18 -- admin

SCI Solutions delivers SaaS offerings that enable hospitals to more effectively manage their physician alignment strategies and reduce operating costs. To improve revenue, SCI increases physician referrals and orders, reduces out-of-network revenue leakage from employed physicians, and integrates real-time front-end revenue management tools, such as medical necessity, eligibility determination, referral authorization and point-of-service collections.

Lombardi Software

Fri, 06/15/2012 - 09:15 -- admin

Lombardi Software provided a business process management software suite for Global 2000 companies. Lombardi's TeamWorks was built on open standards and provides ongoing visibility and control of business processes, increasing the speed and flexibility with which organizations can manage their process activity and decision-making. Lombardi was acquired by IBM in 2009.

HBOC & Company

Fri, 06/15/2012 - 09:14 -- admin

InterWest was the lead investor in the 1981 secondary financing of HBOC & Company, formed in 1974. The company established itself as a developer and marketer of computer systems and software for hospitals. Its two product lines consisted of an in-hospital central information processing system and a financial system.


Fri, 06/15/2012 - 09:12 -- admin

Edify developed and marketed software tools that retrieved externally requested information from internal corporate databases, formatted it, and delivered it to the party who requested it via voice recording, fax, or e-mail. Edify had an initial public offering in 1996, then was acquired by Intervoice in 2005, which was acquired by Convergys in 2008.

Sierra Logic

Fri, 06/15/2012 - 09:09 -- admin

Sierra Logic developed and sold sophisticated semiconductor solutions to enterprise storage vendors. Using Sierra Logic, vendors could offer uncompromising reliability, manageability and performance while saving more than 50% on their BOMs. Sierra Logic was founded in June 2001 and acquired by Emulex in 2006.


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