Enterprise News for 2006
December 19, 2006
WRAL LocalTechWire.com: What the Venture Capitalists are Saying: Hot Investments, Looking for Exits
Carl Eibl, Managing Director of Enterprise Partners, joins other leading vcs in making predictions for 2007.
November 21, 2006
Press Release: William Stensrud Announces Retirement
Bill Stensrud, a managing director with Enterprise Partners since 1997, announced that he planned to retire from venture capital investing. Stensrud remains the acting CEO of Muze.
November 15, 2006
San Diego Union Tribune: Firms' foreign born founders
Kleanthis Xanthopoulos, Managing Director of Enterprise Partners and co-founder of Anadys Pharmaceutical, comments on the report issued by the National Venture Capital Association and supports the need for immigration reform and the abolition of caps on HIB visas.
September 13, 2006
VentureWire People: Enterprise Partners Hires Two New Associates
San Diego-based Enterprise Partners has made two additions to its investment team, hiring Teak Murphy and Andrew Summers as associates.
September 12, 2006
Yahoo Finance: Enterprise Partners Adds Teak Murphy and Andrew Summers to Executive Staff
Teak Murphy and Andrew Summers have joined Enterprise Partners as associates. Murphy was formerly with Montgomery & Co., Summers is a recent graduate of the UCLA Anderson School and had worked for several years in investment banking.
September 6, 2006
VentureWire People: Enterprise Partners Hires Patrick Harr as EIR
Patrick Harr has joined Enteprise Partners to focus on deal sourcing and due diligence in the firm's technology practice.
August 9, 2006
Dow Jones VentureWire People: Enterprise Partners Hires PayPal Alum As Bay Area EIR
Enterprise Partners has hired John Leenane to work on new deals in the the Bay Area.
August 9, 2006
socalTECH.com: Enterprise Adds EIR from PayPal to Look at Bay Area Deals
John Leenance joins Enterprise Partners as an EIR in the technology practice. Leenane will reside in San Jose.
August 9, 2006
AltAssets: John Leenane joins Enterprise Partners as Entrepreneur in Residence
Leenane will focus on digital media and wireless deals.
July 28, 2006
SoCalTECH.com: PwC MoneyTree Breakdowns for Southern California
Enterprise Partners leads San Diego venture funding with 9 deals.
July 24, 2006
SoCalTECH.com: U.S. Venture Capital Investments Hit $6.7B in Q2
Enterprise Partners among most active Southern California firms.
June 30, 2006
New York Times: Seed Money, It Seems, Doesn't Need Much Rain
Venture capital investing in Southern California reached $2.54 billion in 2005 and the region is poised to surpass Boston and the second largest venture market in the Country.
June 28, 2006
San Diego Union Tribune: Venture Capital Outlook Sunny
The pace of venture capital investing in Southern California has accelerated to the point where the NVCA believes it may soon surpass the Boston region.
June 15, 2006
Yahoo Finance: Kleanthis G. Xanthopoulos of Anadys to Join Enterprise Partners as Managing Director
Dr/. Xanthopoulos will step down as CEO of Anadys Pharmaceuticals by year end to become managing director of San Diego based Enteprise Partners Venture Capital.
June 15, 2006
CNN Money.com: Enterprise Partners Taps Anadys CEO as Managing Director
Drew Senyei, managing director of Enterprise Partners Venture Capital announced that Dr. Kleanthis Xanthopoulos, CEO of Anadys Pharmaceuticals, would joing the firm's life sciences practice as managing director by year end.
June 15, 2006
USA Today: Anadys CEO steps down to Join Enterprise Partners Venture Capital
Kleanthis G. Xanthopoulos will become the firm's second life sciences partner, and the firm's three technology partners in the 21 year old Southern California venture firm.
May 26, 2006
San Diego Union Tribune: Video websites are ready for their close ups.
Investor money is flowing into consumer-focused Internet pplications. Enterprise Partners' Carl Eibl discusses the investment climate fostering companies like vMix.
May 18, 2006
SiliconValley.com: Venture capital digs deeper into VoIP industry
Enteprise Partners managing director Bill Stensrud comments on venture investing in VoIP and the role of companies like Quorum Systems in enabling the least expensive call options.
May 2, 2006
Venture Wire Professional: Muze Buys Loudeye's US Branch, Closes In On $30M In VC
Muze Inc. acquired the US assets of Loudeye for $11M in cash. The transaction was completed by Enterprise Partners managing directors Bill Stensrud and Carl Eibl.
May 1, 2006
socalTech.com: Muze Buys Loudeye's US Operations
Muze, announced the acquisition of Loudeye assets for $11M. Enterprise Partners Venture Capital is the sole owner of Muze.
May 1, 2006
PR Newswire: Muze Acquisition Creates One-Stop Shop for Provisioning All Media on All Devices
Enterprise Partners, Stensrud and Eibl craft winning digital strategy with Muze's acquisition of Seattle based Loudeye's (Nasdaq: LOUD) US assets.
April 19, 2006
SiliconValley.com: Venture Capital Digs Deeper into VoIP Industry
EPVC managing director Bill Stensrud comments on Quorum and the potential in VoIP.
April 14, 2006
San Diego Daily Transcript: Passions, Insight are the Signs of a Successful Entrepreneur at Enterprise Partners Venture Capital
Carl Eibl, managing director, discusses what the firm looks for when investing, and the robust business climate in Southern California.
April 5, 2006
Red Herring: VCs Feted For Backing Women
For the second year in a row, Enterprise Partners won the Shattered Glass Award for the largest number of investments in companies with women CEOs.
March 31, 2006
San Diego Union Tribune: Innovation Pays Off
Carl Eibl, managing director of Enterprise Partners, comments on innovation at Stratagene.
March 13, 2006
Enterprise Invests in Online Video Content Company
Enterprise Partners and Mission Ventures contributed to the Series A financing of vMix, a San Diego company serving an online community for the distribution of video content.
March 10, 2006
Bloomberg.com: RIM Acquires Ascendent to Add Telephone Software
Research In Motion, maker of the BlackBerry e-mail phone, announces the acquisition of Enterprise Portfolio company Ascendent Systems.
March 10, 2006
Red Herring: BlackBerry maker buys Ascendent
RIM buys Ascendent in a deal that could add corporate desk phone features to cell phones.
March 7, 2006
Light Reading: Novera Secures $7.4M
Novera Optics announced that it has raised $7.4M. Enterprise Partners led the round.
February 15, 2006
PathScale Acquired by QLogic
PathScale, a developer of high-performance computing technologies, has been acquired by QLogic (NASDAQ: QLGC) for $109M in cash and stock options.
February 14, 2006
Yahoo Finance: Enterprise Partners Promotes Erik Nierenberg
Erik Nierenberg has been promoted to Principal after joining the firm in 2004.
February 1, 2006
Enterprise Reports Record Year: 30 Investments, $270M Raised
Carl Eibl, Managing Director of Enterprise Partners, announced that 2005 was one of the most active in the firm's 20 year history. "Enterprise Partners led investments in over 30 new and follow-on transactions, raising a total of $270M, $120M of which came from Enterprise funds. This has been an amazingly productive year for the firm and for our syndicate partners."
January 31, 2006
RedHerring: Chip Developer Nets $14M
Tarari announced that the chip company had raised $14M in a third round led by San Diego based Enterprise Partners Venture Capital.
January 28, 2006
San Diego Union Tribune: Tarari Receives Venture Funding
Tarari announced it has raised $14M in a third round led by Enterprise Partners Venture Capital.
January 26, 2006
Forbes: 2006 Midas List
Drew Senyei, Managing Director of Enterprise Partners Venture Capital, named as one of the nations top venture capitalists in Forbes' 2006 Midas List.
January 24, 2006
San Diego Union Tribune: Slowdown in Venture Capital Seen in San Diego
January 23, 2006
San Diego Union Tribune: Biobytes
Enterprise Managing Director Drew Senyei On Favorite Websites
January 17, 2006
BusinessWire: Jan. 17, 2006 SKY MobileMedia Closes $15M Series B Financing: Ake Persson Named Chairman of the Board
SKY MobileMedia, Inc. announced that has closed a $15 million Series B round of investment financing. Sid Bass Associates led the round. Enterprise Partners Venture Capital also participated. SKY has now raised over $21million in funding. In other news Ake Persson, former Ericsson executive, was named Chairman of the Board of SKY.