VC  Tallwood Venture Capital

     Office Locations:

3000 Sand Hill Road
Bldg. 3, Suite 240
Menlo Park, CA 94025
Phone: 650-473-6750
Fax: 650-473-6755

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  • Early
  • Seed



  • Semiconductor



    Tallwood Venture Capital focuses on semiconductors and semiconductor related technologies. Tallwood has $600 million currently under management including the $180 million Tallwood II, raised in 2002, and the more recently closed Tallwood III, a $250 million fund. Tallwood invests broadly in companies with semiconductor and semiconductor-related technologies, including semiconductor manufacturing equipment as well as EDA tools for designing semiconductors. The firm also looks at new materials and processes, although the bulk of our investments are in fabless semiconductor companies. The average investment is $4 million to $6 million per round, and about $15 million total per company over the life of the investment. However, Tallwood has invested as little as $50K to help develop an idea. Founding Partner, Dado Banato, co-founded three technology startups: S3, Chips & Technologies, and Mostron.



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    Investment Firm Key

       VC = Venture Capital
       PE = Private Equity
       A = Angel
       I = Incubator
       MB = Merchant Bank
       VD = Venture Debt
       FI = Family Investment Office
       FOF = Fund of Funds
       ED = Economic Development Office   
       TT = Technology Transfer Office
       CVC = Corporate Venture Capital
       SEC = Secondary Purchaser
       HF = Hedge Fund/Mutual Fund
    Venture Capital
    Seed Stage
    (includes "pre-seed," or
    concept stage)
    No Revenue
    Early StageMinimal
    Growth Stage
    (also called Mid-stage)
    Expansion Stage
    (also called Late-stage)
    $7M and greater
    Private Equity
    Lower Middle Market$10M-$249M
    Middle Market$250M-$499M
    Upper Middle Market$500M-$1B
    Large Cap>$1B

    Investment Team:

    Name   Title
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    Dado Banato Managing Partner
    George Pavlov General Partner
    Guy Resheff Executive In Residence
    Luis Arzubi General Partner
    Natasha Skok Vice President


    Portfolio companies include:

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      Amulaire Thermal Technology
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      Astute Networks
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      Calypto Design Systems
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      Cavendish Kinetics
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      Crossing Automation
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      Marvell Technology
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      Ozmo Devices
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      Qspeed Semiconductor
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      Silicon Clocks
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      SVTC Technologies
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      T-RAM Semiconductor
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      Wave Semiconductor
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