VISION CAPITAL

A TRANS-ATLANTIC TECHNOLOGY FUND

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Our Story

Cross boarder expansion

Vision was created to finance and support the expansion of leading European technology companies into the US market. Since 1996, backed by institutional, pension funds and family office investors with offices in Geneva and Silicon Valley, Vision has sourced, financed and engaged with companies from Helsinki to Lisbon on their journey to the US.

Vision has invested across multiple technology sectors including semiconductor, telecom, optical, micro-electronics, software and e-commerce from seed to growth equity and pre-IPO stage companies.

After deploying three funds, the European partners formed Endeavour Vision focusing on Medtech and Digital Health investments in Europe and the US.

 
Current portfolio
 
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Martin Dawes Systems enables telecoms and IT service providers to profitably grow revenue and effectively serve the most complex customer bases, in particular the business and Virtual Network Operator (MVNO / VNO) markets. We empower Communication Service Providers to monetise, price, launch and bill any product or service, rapidly, accurately and at a low total cost of ownership. Using our comprehensive Managed Service, we help you better understand and enhance the experience of your customers.

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Parallels Inc., a global leader in cross-platform solutions, makes it simple for customers to use and access the applications and files they need on any device or operating system. We help businesses and individuals securely and productively use their favorite devices and preferred technology, whether it’s Windows®, Mac®, iOS, AndroidTM, Chromebook, Windows Phone, Linux, Raspberry Pi or the Cloud. Parallels solutions enable seamless delivery of virtual desktops and applications to any device, running Windows on a Mac, Mac management with Microsoft SCCM, and remote access to PCs and Mac computers from any device. Parallels has offices in North America, Europe, Australia and Asia.

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Media Lario S.r.l. is a dynamic and innovative technology-driven company supplying advanced optical components and optical systems. We work with leading industrial and Agency partners including Agenzia Spaziale Italiana (ASI), the European Space Agency (ESA) and NASA.
The company is located north of the industrial hub of Milan, Italy, in the Lombardia region. The area is rich with opto-mechanical expertise and experience with space programs. It is located near Lake Como and the historic cities of Lecco and Bergamo and is convenient to the major airports in the area including Milan Malpensa (MXP), Milan Linate (LIN) and Bergamo (BGY).

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Sequans Communications S.A. (NYSE: SQNS) is a 4G LTE chipmaker and leading provider of single-mode LTE chipset solutions to wireless device manufacturers worldwide. Founded in 2003, Sequans has developed and delivered seven generations of 4G technology and its chips are certified and shipping in 4G networks around the world. Today, Sequans offers two LTE product lines: StreamrichLTE™, optimized for feature-rich mobile computing and home/portable router devices, and StreamliteLTE™, optimized for M2M devices and other connected devices for the Internet of Things. Sequans is based in Paris, France with additional offices in the United States, United Kingdom, Israel, Hong Kong, Singapore, Sweden, Taiwan, South Korea, and China.

Team
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Sven Lingjaerde

General Partner & co-founder
sven@visioncap.com
+41 79 413-3333

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Bill Wick

CFO & Partner
wwick@visioncap.com
+1 650 400-8915

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Dag Syrrist

General Partner
dmsyrrist@visioncap.com
+1 650 222-8169

 
Acquisitions and IPO's
 
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Gigabit Ethernet chipset. Sold to Agere (AGRA) in November 2003.

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Tunable lasers for telecom networks. Sold to ADC Telecommunications (ADCT) in May 2000.

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Optical components, vertical cavity lasers 'VCSEL' for datacom and sensing applications. Acquired by Bookham [Nasdq: BKHM] in 2006.

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Analog/mixed-signal company. Acquired by MIPS Technologies [Nasdaq: MIPS] in 2007.

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Electronic Catalog and sales configuration software for e-commerce. Acquired by PartRiver in 2006.

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Conditional access security systems for encryption, payment and data storage. SCM went public in a dual listing [Nasdaq: SCMM and Neuer Markt: SMY] in 1997

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Revenue assurance solution for Telecom Operators. Acquired by Martin Dawes Systems (UK) in 2005.

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Mobile payment solution company. Acquired by Oberthur Technologies in 2012

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Simulation software company sold to Intel Corporation [Nasdaq: INTC] in 2010

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Single-mode LTE chipset solutions to wireless device manufacturers. IPO [NYSE:  SQNS] in 2010

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Web hosting automation company. Acquired by Paralles Corporation in 2007.

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Advanced equipment for chemical analysis and rapid identification. Acquired by Oxford Instruments Ltd in 2004.