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JAFCO Ventures

JAFCO Ventures is a leading global venture capital firm that has been ranked in the Top Ten Listings of such publications as Forbes and Red Herring for 1999 and 2000. We have over $750 million under management and our team has over 155 years of experience in private equity investing, entrepreneurialism and operations. We are focused on a balanced investment strategy across all segments of the IT sector.

Experienced Team
Our team has more than 155 years of collective private equity investing, entrepreneurial and IT experience. We have worked at such leading IT companies as Apple, IBM, CIENA, Lucent, AOL, Microsoft, Informix, Family Educational Network and Intel. In addition, we have a substantial network of industry resources and contacts, both domestically and across Asia, that enable us to accelerate the growth of our portfolio companies.

Solid track record
We have helped create significant value for our entrepreneurial partners and generated exceptional returns for our limited partners by following a disciplined investment process. This discipline has enabled us to make highly successful early stage investments in leading technology companies such as Brocade Communications Systems, Avanex Corporation, Silknet and Net Perceptions.

Unique value proposition
We constantly leverage our collective experience and industry knowledge, and are actively involved in mapping the strategic direction of our portfolio companies, building their management teams, and providing access to key industry contacts. In addition, we have implemented an institutionalized value-added process to ensure that, when appropriate, our portfoli \o companies gain maximum benefit from our team's significant prior collective experience and deep network of relationships in Asia.

We have more than 70 Asian corporate contacts and over 60 Asian limited partners, and have helped more than 40 of our portfolio companies successfully enter the Asian market. This collective set of experiences for helping companies expand within Japan and Southeast Asia is unmatched within the U.S. venture capital industry. Through our Asian Business Development Program, we help portfolio companies gain maximum benefit from this resource when and where it is appropriate.

Balanced investment strategy
Our strategy is to build a balanced portfolio with respect to industry sector, risk/reward profiles, expected investment duration and investment stage (i.e., early-stage vs. middle-stage vs. later-stage). We leverage our bi-coastal locations in order to gain access to the most promising technology companies across the U.S. and abroad, and to effectively execute on those investment opportunities.

Phone: 650-463-8800 Fax (650) 463-8801
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