Early Stage Portfolio

Silverback Enterprise Group

Software consolidation initiative

Silverback Enterprise Group acquires and builds industry-leading software companies that provide mission-critical software products to enterprise customers. Silverback works with outstanding entrepreneurs and management teams to ensure the singular focus at every Silverback company is long-term customer success. Founded in 2010 by successful technology entrepreneurs and business operators, Silverback's leadership team has a proven acquisition track record, having completed 23 successful enterprise technology acquisitions in the past 10 years.

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Silvercar

Next generation travel company in rental car industry

With a mission to reimagine the airport car rental experience, Silvercar launched its first operation at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport in January 2013. Silvercar offers a single make-and-model combination - the 2013 Audi A4 (in silver, of course) - using Web, wireless and mobile technologies to eliminate the friction points in the car rental process. An ever-increasing set of custom settings in a traveler's Silvercar profile allows a personalized experience to follow renters from car to car.

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SMART Technologies

Acquired by i2 (NASDAQ:ITWO)

Enterprise software for customer interaction systems

SolarWinds

NYSE: SWI

SolarWinds is a leading provider of Windows-based network management, network monitoring and network discovery software. More than 40,000 customers spanning the military, Fortune 500 companies, government agencies and education institutions have chosen SolarWinds to reduce network downtime, manage network compliance and change and improve staff efficiency. SolarWinds has developed and brought to market award-winning solutions that address the needs of network engineers from performance management to fault monitoring to configuration management.

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Spatial Wireless

Acquired by Alcatel (NYSE: ADR)

Cellular switching systems

Spiceworks

The vertical network for IT professionals

Spiceworks™ is the vertical network that connects 2.5 million IT professionals with more than 1,800 technology vendors looking to reach them. The company combines free IT inventory, help desk and cloud management software with the world's largest IT community to help IT professionals simplify how they discover, buy and manage technology products and services. Technology marketers rely on Spiceworks' marketing programs and offerings to reach engaged, qualified IT buyers who spend more than $440 billion in new products and services each year. In just seven years, Spiceworks has become the place "where IT goes to work."

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Sport Vision

Interactive sports marketing

Sportvision, Inc. is the nation's premier innovator of sports and entertainment products for fans, media companies and marketers. Sportvision solutions have enhanced experiences for fans and marketing partners of the NFL, MLB, NASCAR, The Olympic Games, NHL, PGA TOUR, LPGA Tour, NBA, NCAA, WTA, MLS, IRL, X Games, America's Cup and other sporting events On-Air and online. As sports fans demand richer and fuller entertainment experiences, Sportvision delivers a heightened sports-viewing experience across all forms of media. Sportvision has deployed products across live television, internet and iTV for all major sports on all major U.S. networks, including ESPN, ABC, Fox, CBS, NBC, USA, Turner, NFL Network, CBC (Canada), Seven Network (Australia), TV Asahi (Japan), MBC (Korea).

Spredfast

Social media management software platform

Based in Austin, Texas, Spredfast provides social media management software that allows organizations to manage, monitor, and measure their social media programs at scale. Spredfast enables more people, in more places, to engage in more conversations from a single platform on supported social networks like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, Foursquare, and popular blogging platforms. Some of the enterprise and agency adopters on board with Spredfast include AT&T, Jason's Deli, Warner Brothers, Whole Foods Market, AARP, AGAIN Interactive, Coty Beauty, HomeAway and WCG.

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Summit Global

Acquired by USI (NASDAQ:USIH)

Worldwide risk and benefits management

SyChip

Acquired by Murata

Wireless chip modules

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Synoptics

Acquired by Nortel (NYSE: NT)

Developer of network communications equipment; merged with Wellfleet to form Bay Networks

TANTAU Software

Acquired by 724 Solutions (NASDAQ: SVNX)

Secure mobile transactions

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Tasktop

Software Lifecycle Integration (SLI)

Over one million users employ Tasktop’s ALM integration technology to transform the productivity of software delivery, by connecting the development, testing, Agile planning, PMO and operations functions into a unified software development and delivery team. Tasktop customers are the global leaders in financial services, insurance, government and manufacturing, and include five of the top twenty-five banks in the world and three of the top seven US insurance companies. Partners; including CA, HP, IBM and Serena; rely on our independent, vendor-neutral role to connect their customers’ software delivery disciplines via OEM distributions of our products. Tasktop has defined the Software Lifecycle Integration (SLI) category to fulfill our mission to “connect the world of software delivery.” For more information about Tasktop and SLI, please visit: http://tasktop.com

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TechRepublic

Acquired by Gartner

Community portal for IT professionals

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Tivoli

Acquired by IBM (NYSE: IBM)

TrackingPoint, Inc.

Integrated digital optics

Troux

Strategic IT planning and management

Troux’s mission is to change the way businesses make IT decisions. With Troux, CIOs and business leaders are able to strategically manage IT in the context of their business. Solutions from Troux empower decision makers with a real-time view into the IT resources that are spread across the business.  This ability allows organizations to better understand what IT resources they have, which are needed and how to quickly and safely retire those that are not important their business. Troux delivers results for some of the world’s best known brands including: American Airlines, Bayer Health Care, Boeing, Cargill, Cisco, Disney, Fidelity, HSBC, Moody’s, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Vodafone and Walmart.

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TrueAbility™

Technology Skills, Proven

TrueAbility helps technical professionals prove their technical acumen through real life scenarios, delivering objective, easy-to-use skills data to hiring companies. By assessing a job candidate’s technical skills in a live server environment--from anywhere in the world, employers source and hire only the best technical talent.  

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VeriSilicon

Semiconductor IP, design services, and turnkey manufacturing

Founded in 2002, VeriSilicon Holdings Co., Ltd. ("VeriSilicon") is a fast growing IC (integrated circuit) design foundry providing custom silicon solutions and SoC (System-on-A-Chip) turnkey services.

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Veros Systems

Industrial asset monitoring

Veros provides customers with continuous, non-intrusive, scalable, predictive monitoring of industrial asset reliability and energy use across an entire enterprise. At the core of the Veros product is the Predictive Intelligence Platform (PIP), which analyzes 300+ discrete reliability and energy efficiency metrics from voltage and current waveform data and then transforms that data into actionable intelligence for engineers, plant supervisors, and corporate executives. End-users can receive alerts via email or SMS, warning them of an electrical or mechanical fault that may lead to a catastrophic failure sometime in the future. To dig deeper, end-users can turn to PIP's web-based interface, or integrate with leading Enterprise Asset Management suites.

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Vida Capital

Integrated life settlements company

Vida Capital ("Vida") is a vertically integrated asset management company providing longevity contingent investment solutions to investors. Vida specializes in the structuring, servicing, financing and management of life settlement funds, asset-backed securities, and customized portfolios.

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Vignette

NASDAQ: VIGN

Internet relationship-management software (NASDAQ: VIGN)

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Virtual Bridges

Virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) solutions

Virtual Bridges provides desktop cloud and virtualization solutions that help enterprises and managed service providers simplify desktop management, improve security and compliance, and increase organizational agility across Windows and Linux environments. The company is headquartered in Austin, Texas VERDE, VERDE SMART Client, VERDE Cloud Branch, VERDE LEAF are trademarks or registered trademarks of Virtual Bridges, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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VitalSigns

Acquired by Lucent (NYSE: ADR)

Internet relationship-management software

VocalData

Acquired by Tekelec

VTEL

All-In-One Telepresence

Waveset

Acquired by Sun Microsystems (NASDAQ: JAVA)

Identity management software

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WhisperWire

Acquired by Convergys (NYSE: CVG)

Sales effectiveness software

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Worksoft

Automated Business Process Validation

Worksoft® - an SAP® partner - is a leading global provider of business process validation software for complex, mission-critical applications.  Fortune 500 companies use our solutions to lower technology risk as well as shorten project timelines, reduce costs, innovate faster, and improve business process quality. Worksoft solutions validate end-to-end business processes with high levels of automation - often exceeding 80%.  Blue-chip companies across manufacturing, financial, government, energy, healthcare, retail, entertainment, and transportation sectors choose Worksoft.

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Zilliant

Price optimization and margin management software

Zilliant provides B2B companies with data-driven guidance, enabling smarter pricing and sales decisions to help businesses make their numbers. The Zilliant optimization platform uses advanced science in its price optimization, cross-sell and retention applications to enable companies to overcome the massive complexity in their businesses. Our flexible SaaS model allows customers to quickly and confidently improve their financial performance by integrating into existing systems and processes.

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