Advion BioSciences was originally founded as Advanced BioAnalytical Services, a leading provider of bioanalytical contract services to the pharmaceutical industry. Spurred by the growing demand for mass spec and lab-on-a-chip technologies in life-sciences research and drug discovery, Advion changed its name in March 2001 to reflect its expanded vision and focus, providing bioanalytical services and nanoelectrospray products.
Acquired by PAETEC.
AllWorx Corporation, based in Fairport, NY, is the leading producer of VoIP telephony systems for small business. Launched in 2003, the company has rapidly expanded its offerings and now holds the pole position in the race to take advantage of the imminent wide-scale transition of the small business market from traditional TDM systems to VoIP. For more information, visit www.allworx.com.
BinOptics manufactures monolithically integrated laser chips based on its proprietary etched facet technology. The company's products address high growth datacom, telecom, and fiber-to-the-home applications as well as advanced non-telecom applications.
Calient Networks is a developer and manufacturer of MEMS based all optical switching systems and associated software. Its technology allows customers to meet the needs for increased bandwidth but at reduced network operating costs. Calient is headquartered in San Jose, California.
Founded in 2008 by some of the foremost experts in employee selection and development, Chequed is an emerging leader in the rapidly growing market for Predictive Employee Selection technology. Chequed's revolutionary Performance EngineTM delivers rapid, accurate predictions of a new hire's performance.Chequed has commercialized innovative research developed in partnership with The Research Foundation of The State University of New York and The University at Albany's world-class Department of Psychology. Complementing these research innovations is the software's practical, real-world emphasis. Chequed's experienced management team, board of directors and advisory committee have helped hundreds of startups and growing companies hire talent that made them industry leaders. Their extensive expertise has fortified the Chequed software to meet the day-to-day challenges of human resource managers facing competitive markets for human capital.
Cheribundi is a consumer branded beverage business based in the inherent/natural health benefits of tart cherries, which are proven to provide significant benefits beyond basic nutrition to improve athletic performance and health. Cherries have been shown to contain a number of powerful antioxidants and other naturally occurring bioactive components, particularly natural pain relievers and melatonin. Likewise, studies indicate that cherries are a significant source of anthocyanins, which have been shown to inhibit a certain cyclooxygenase (COX) enzyme used by the body to signal pain and inflammation. The presence of such COX 1 and COX 2 inhibitors is a major benefit of tart cherry juice consumption. From its inception, Cheribundi has pursued and built upon the science that supports the product's value proposition to consumers.
e2e Materials, Inc. is a highly innovative growth company that develops, designs, engineers, manufactures and sells superior products upsetting high-volume wood/wood composite applications across a broad range of markets totaling over $100 billion. The material is stronger, lighter, greener, made in America, sustainable and is able to produce the next generation of wood-based products at a dramatically lower cost.
Acquired by Ecolab.
Ecovation is a worldwide leader in the treatment of high strength organic waste streams. Its systems are the cleanest, most efficient available in its markets.
GiveGab is the social network for volunteers. Our goal is to create a fun, online environment that encourages volunteer hours, donations, and social interactions. We want to make more, happy volunteers and increase volunteerism around the world.
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Acquired by SoundCloud
Instinctiv (formerly Predict Systems) is a company dedicated to changing the way that consumers experience their entertainment. Instinctiv Shuffle gives consumers a smart alternative to the iPod Shuffle feature on iPhones. For more information on Instinctiv and its groundbreaking new iPhone application, Instinctiv Shuffle, visit www.instinctiv.com.
Acquired by Rohm.
Kionix is a premier developer, designer and manufacturer of three-dimensional, moving, silicon microstructures, otherwise known as MEMS. The company utilizes a deep-silicon, next-generation, proprietary MEMS technology known as plasma micromachining for its high-volume production. Its core technology is licensed from Cornell University.
Mezmeriz has developed breakthrough materials science technology that will enable a new generation of displays. Spawned from research at Cornell University's famed nanotechnology laboratory, Mezmeriz's carbon fiber MEMS systems will lead to video projectors that are no larger than a matchbook, massive energy efficient high-definition television that can hang on the wall using a simple picture hook, displays that see, and cameras that project.
Acquired by ADIC.
Pathlight Technology, Inc. was a leading provider of complete, fully integrated storage area network (SAN) products, combining unique hardware and software, allowing users to create advanced, high-speed enterprise Storage Area Networks (SANs).
Primet Precision Materials
Primet Precision Materials, Inc. specializes in the development and manufacturing of nanoparticles. Primet has created a unique, proprietary particle size reduction technology, capable of producing high-purity microparticles and nanoparticles. Primet can take lower cost, high purity materials and turn them into more useful and valuable nanoparticles while retaining the high purity of the starting feed materials.
Rheonix, Inc. is making the promise of microfluidics a reality. Rheonix's patented CARD™ (Chemistry And Reagent Device) system has enabled the company to successfully miniaturize and automate a wide range of new and existing assays in multiple fields.
StormBlok is based near Rochester, NY serving the Southern US and other coastal markets for commercial and residential hurricane protection. The company was formed to promote the invention of a unique proprietary patented solution to protect physical assets exposed to storm conditions during a hurricane. Commercial signs, storefronts, ATMs, gas pumps, and windows all get devastated in hurricanes from high winds, flying debris, and driving rain. The product consists of a mechanically engineered aluminum and fiberglass frame stretched with high strength fabric that anchors onto a wall or structure. This product reduces wind loads by 60-90% and creates a water resistant impact barrier away from the object being protected.
Vybion is a development stage company with a novel human antibody-based drug discovery platform. Licensed from Cornell in 2007, ProCode has been dramatically improved and has reached commercially relevant milestones. ProCode advantages are numerous including the launch and enablement of an entirely new drug class called Intrabodies for validating targets and for treating cancer, inflammatory, autoimmune and infectious diseases. A biomarker and diagnostic client based is being served through a partnership with Meridian Life Sciences.
"Many investors present themselves as 'more than just money.' CVF is one of the few that actually delivers on that promise."
CEO and Founder, Kionix