Needham Capital Partners

Needham Capital Partners

Needham Capital Partners

Overview
Date Founded

1994

Headquarters

3000 Sand Hill Road,Building 1,Menlo Park, CA 94025-7170

Type of Company

Private

Industries

Private Equity & Venture Capital
IT Consulting & Services
Investment Services & Portfolio Management

Company Description

Needham Capital Partners (NCP) manages funds that are primarily invested in the equities of private growth US companies. They look to partner with outstanding management teams and help them build their companies and achieve their objectives. Their focus is entirely on long-term equity capital appreciation.The firm's focus industries include semiconductors, enterprise software and storage, networking, industrial and biotechnology. Their focus industries have in common high secular growth rates and the continuing emergence of new companies with new ideas from bright, dedicated entrepreneurs. NCP is unlikely to invest in retailing, consumer, financial services or real estate ventures.Initial investments by NCP typically range from $2 million to $10 million. They continue their support of portfolio companies through additional rounds of financing.NCP's typical exit has been through an initial public offering, though increasingly mergers are a route to liquidity.

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Lam Research Corp. purchases Coventor, Inc. from Intel Capital Corp., Gemini Investors LLC, Wakefield Group LLC, Needham Capital Partners

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West Peak Partners LLC purchases INNOViON Corp. from Scale Management LLC, Needham Capital Partners, KT Venture Group

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ANSYS, Inc. purchases SpaceClaim Corp. from Kodiak Venture Partners, Needham Capital Partners, Borealis Ventures, North Bridge Venture Partners

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Nextest Systems Corp. designs and develops automatic test equipment systems. It provides automatic test equipment for non-volatile memory, microcontrollers, ASIC and System-On-a-Chip semiconductors. The company was founded in 1997 and is headquartered in San Jose, CA.

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SpaceClaim Corp. develops and markets breakthrough tools for the computer-aided design market. It offers reverse engineering, industrial design, lean products development, direct modeling software, bid modeling, and model preparation. SpaceClaim conducts its business worldwide. The company is headquartered in Concord, MA.

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ChipX, Inc. designs and develops programmable application specific integrated circuits or Structured ASIC solutions. It offers PCI Express PHY, USB HS, and DDRII memory interfaces, as well as analog to digital and digital-to-analog converters. The company was founded in 1989 and is headquartered at Santa Clara, CA.

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