Blueprint Ventures

Blueprint Ventures is a venture capital firm specializing in seed, start up, and early stage investments. The firm also invests in early stage corporate IP spinouts. It seeks to invest in IT infrastructure companies with a focus on mobility, wireless, security, digital home, and storage markets with disruptive software, semiconductor, systems, subsystems, components, nanoelectronics, cleantech, digital media, infrastructure software, and consumer electronics. The firm also invests in disruptive technologies and game-changing solution companies that disrupt an existing technology or solution with a significant change in performance, price, or business model. It prefers to invest in companies based in the West Coast region of the United States. The firm typically invests between $500,000 and $3 million and prefers to invest in market more than $500 million in size. It targets companies requiring less than $25 million in total equity financing to achieve an exit. The firm shies away from very large Series A fundraises. The firm prefers to be the first institutional and lead investor however can also co-invest with other private equity firms. It seeks to syndicate its investments with other partners and takes a Board seat in its portfolio companies. Blueprint Ventures was founded in 1999 and is based in San Francisco, California.
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Ashley Read

Partner and CFO

37 past transactions

SpectraSensors

Series B in 2005
SpectraSensors, Inc. manufactures and supplies precision optical laser-based gas analyzers for the energy and petrochemical industries. Its products include air monitoring, moisture, dew point, hydrogen sulfide, H2S, dual channel, and atmospheric and portable gas analyzers for natural gas pipelines and processors, petrochemical refineries, and chemical companies. The company's solutions measure and monitor gas and petrochemical concentrations in a variety of applications, such as environmental, energy, water, and chemical process monitoring. Its gas analyzers measure moisture, carbon dioxide, hydrogen sulfide, hydrogen chloride, methane, ammonia, and ethylene oxide. The company also provides communication software systems, such as SCADA2000 for data acquisition, control, and monitoring of custody transfer metering; and CMC, a communications management center for automated and on-demand polling of field monitoring devices. SpectraSensors offers its products through an international distribution network and installation base in North America, Europe, the Pacific Rim, Australia, and Asia. The company was incorporated in 1998 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas with engineering, design, and manufacturing operations in Rancho Cucamonga, California. SpectraSensors was acquired in 2012 by Swiss company Endress+Hauser, a global leader in measurement instrumentation, services and solutions for industrial process engineering.

Akimbo

Series D in 2008
Akimbo is a white label video solution. It includes an advertising system and "supports multiple business models including ad-supported, transactional, subscription, download-to-own, download-to-burn, pay-per-minute, gift cards and account credits."

BayPackets

Series C in 2003
BayPackets' software enables wireless, wireline and cable operators to rapidly bundle and deliver enhanced voice and data services tailored to the needs of their business and consumer customers. Local, long-distance and broadband service providers rely on BayPackets' solutions to profitably expand their market share by efficiently operating new and existing network infrastructure via a single point.

SpectraSensors

Series A in 2003
SpectraSensors, Inc. manufactures and supplies precision optical laser-based gas analyzers for the energy and petrochemical industries. Its products include air monitoring, moisture, dew point, hydrogen sulfide, H2S, dual channel, and atmospheric and portable gas analyzers for natural gas pipelines and processors, petrochemical refineries, and chemical companies. The company's solutions measure and monitor gas and petrochemical concentrations in a variety of applications, such as environmental, energy, water, and chemical process monitoring. Its gas analyzers measure moisture, carbon dioxide, hydrogen sulfide, hydrogen chloride, methane, ammonia, and ethylene oxide. The company also provides communication software systems, such as SCADA2000 for data acquisition, control, and monitoring of custody transfer metering; and CMC, a communications management center for automated and on-demand polling of field monitoring devices. SpectraSensors offers its products through an international distribution network and installation base in North America, Europe, the Pacific Rim, Australia, and Asia. The company was incorporated in 1998 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas with engineering, design, and manufacturing operations in Rancho Cucamonga, California. SpectraSensors was acquired in 2012 by Swiss company Endress+Hauser, a global leader in measurement instrumentation, services and solutions for industrial process engineering.

Good Technology

Venture Round in 2006
Good Technology Corporation provides secure mobility solutions for enterprises and governments worldwide. It offers a suite of collaboration applications, such as Good Launcher, a mobile desktop solution for business, Good Work, a mobile workforce for business-class e-mail and collaboration, Good Access, a browser that allows users to access the corporate Intranets and Web applications, and Good Share, a solution that enables mobile business users to access, download, and share documents. It was founded in 1996 and headquartered in Sunnyvale, California.

BayPackets

Series A in 2000
BayPackets' software enables wireless, wireline and cable operators to rapidly bundle and deliver enhanced voice and data services tailored to the needs of their business and consumer customers. Local, long-distance and broadband service providers rely on BayPackets' solutions to profitably expand their market share by efficiently operating new and existing network infrastructure via a single point.

KeyEye Communications

Series B in 2004
KeyEye Communications, Inc. went out of business. KeyEye Communications, Inc., a fabless semiconductor company, provides connectivity solutions on structured copper twisted pair cables. It offers 10Gbps Ethernet transceivers that deliver 10GBASE-T connectivity over data center cable reaches. The company was founded in 2001 and is headquartered in Sacramento, California. KeyEye Communications, Inc. has product design centers in San Jose, California; and Minneapolis, Minnesota.

SpectraSensors

Series C in 2007
SpectraSensors, Inc. manufactures and supplies precision optical laser-based gas analyzers for the energy and petrochemical industries. Its products include air monitoring, moisture, dew point, hydrogen sulfide, H2S, dual channel, and atmospheric and portable gas analyzers for natural gas pipelines and processors, petrochemical refineries, and chemical companies. The company's solutions measure and monitor gas and petrochemical concentrations in a variety of applications, such as environmental, energy, water, and chemical process monitoring. Its gas analyzers measure moisture, carbon dioxide, hydrogen sulfide, hydrogen chloride, methane, ammonia, and ethylene oxide. The company also provides communication software systems, such as SCADA2000 for data acquisition, control, and monitoring of custody transfer metering; and CMC, a communications management center for automated and on-demand polling of field monitoring devices. SpectraSensors offers its products through an international distribution network and installation base in North America, Europe, the Pacific Rim, Australia, and Asia. The company was incorporated in 1998 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas with engineering, design, and manufacturing operations in Rancho Cucamonga, California. SpectraSensors was acquired in 2012 by Swiss company Endress+Hauser, a global leader in measurement instrumentation, services and solutions for industrial process engineering.

Mojo Networks, Inc.

Series A in 2004
The Future of Cloud WiFi At Mojo Networks, we are leading a revolution in cloud managed WiFi services and products for enterprise wireless. Existing architectures are antiquated. Controllers will soon be obsolete. We make it simple to move your massive enterprise WLAN to the cloud with automation and built-in scaling. Mojo's cloud WiFi platform is easy to deploy and intuitive to manage while also enabling advanced features like graphical troubleshooting, WiFi user analytics and social engagement. Above all, we continue to advance our widely acknowledged industry-leading security capabilities. We've secured the air and built our cloud designed for a new frontier of prolific connectivity. Prolific – We want seamless connectivity for everyone, everywhere, all the time. Manage your Mojo Networks WiFi products from anywhere in the world – no controllers required. Intuitive – Our access points and sensors are programmed out-of-the-box to automatically discover and connect to the Mojo Networks cloud wireless platform. Deployment and management is a piece of cake. Responsive – Most of the time the Mojo Networks cloud managed WiFi platform works like magic, but when it doesn’t, we respond immediately to do what’s right for our customers. Trustworthy – The credibility of our top-ranked wireless intrusion prevention system (WIPS) is proven every day from the highest levels of government to the infrastructure of developing nations. At Mojo Networks, we are obsessive with making our customers successful. We are committed to fearless creativity and partnering with others who share the same passion.

Kiptronic

Series A in 2006
A platform for inserting video and audio ads into digital media for consumption on any device

Bermai

Series A in 2001
Bermai is pioneering high performance, ultra-integrated chipsets for wireless applications and delivering innovative systems for single and multi-band connectivity that support the IEEE 802.11 family of standards. Bermai's designs with unmatched integration are optimized to deliver extended range and performance, power efficiency and flexibility at a significant cost advantage. These ultra-integrated solutions greatly simplify product development and enable wireless equipment manufacturers to design high performance products faster and with dramatic cost efficiencies. With a "done it before" management team, over 50 decades of combined engineering experience, and core competencies in RF analog, digital signal processing, OFDM and CMOS disciplines, Bermai is strongly positioned to play a key role in advancing wireless communications technologies. Founded in March 2001, Bermai's renowned co-founders are Dr. Ramesh Harjani, a recognized authority in the fields of CMOS radio frequency circuits, low-power analog design and mixed-signal testing, and Dr. Jaekyun Moon, a recognized authority in the fields of channel characterization and signal processing for digital communications. Bruce Sanguinetti, wireless industry veteran and former president and co-founder of BreezeCOM (now known as Alvarion), leads Bermai as president and chief executive officer. Headquartered in Palo Alto, California, Bermai has received a total of $34 million in financing from key venture capitalists and strategic investors including Advanced Technology Ventures, Blueprint Ventures, Brightstone Capital, Mobius Venture Capital (formerly Softbank), the STIC Ventures fund backed by LG Electronics, and Walden International Investment Group.

Good Technology

Series C in 2014
Good Technology Corporation provides secure mobility solutions for enterprises and governments worldwide. It offers a suite of collaboration applications, such as Good Launcher, a mobile desktop solution for business, Good Work, a mobile workforce for business-class e-mail and collaboration, Good Access, a browser that allows users to access the corporate Intranets and Web applications, and Good Share, a solution that enables mobile business users to access, download, and share documents. It was founded in 1996 and headquartered in Sunnyvale, California.

Mojo Networks, Inc.

Series C in 2007
The Future of Cloud WiFi At Mojo Networks, we are leading a revolution in cloud managed WiFi services and products for enterprise wireless. Existing architectures are antiquated. Controllers will soon be obsolete. We make it simple to move your massive enterprise WLAN to the cloud with automation and built-in scaling. Mojo's cloud WiFi platform is easy to deploy and intuitive to manage while also enabling advanced features like graphical troubleshooting, WiFi user analytics and social engagement. Above all, we continue to advance our widely acknowledged industry-leading security capabilities. We've secured the air and built our cloud designed for a new frontier of prolific connectivity. Prolific – We want seamless connectivity for everyone, everywhere, all the time. Manage your Mojo Networks WiFi products from anywhere in the world – no controllers required. Intuitive – Our access points and sensors are programmed out-of-the-box to automatically discover and connect to the Mojo Networks cloud wireless platform. Deployment and management is a piece of cake. Responsive – Most of the time the Mojo Networks cloud managed WiFi platform works like magic, but when it doesn’t, we respond immediately to do what’s right for our customers. Trustworthy – The credibility of our top-ranked wireless intrusion prevention system (WIPS) is proven every day from the highest levels of government to the infrastructure of developing nations. At Mojo Networks, we are obsessive with making our customers successful. We are committed to fearless creativity and partnering with others who share the same passion.

Bermai

Series A in 2002
Bermai is pioneering high performance, ultra-integrated chipsets for wireless applications and delivering innovative systems for single and multi-band connectivity that support the IEEE 802.11 family of standards. Bermai's designs with unmatched integration are optimized to deliver extended range and performance, power efficiency and flexibility at a significant cost advantage. These ultra-integrated solutions greatly simplify product development and enable wireless equipment manufacturers to design high performance products faster and with dramatic cost efficiencies. With a "done it before" management team, over 50 decades of combined engineering experience, and core competencies in RF analog, digital signal processing, OFDM and CMOS disciplines, Bermai is strongly positioned to play a key role in advancing wireless communications technologies. Founded in March 2001, Bermai's renowned co-founders are Dr. Ramesh Harjani, a recognized authority in the fields of CMOS radio frequency circuits, low-power analog design and mixed-signal testing, and Dr. Jaekyun Moon, a recognized authority in the fields of channel characterization and signal processing for digital communications. Bruce Sanguinetti, wireless industry veteran and former president and co-founder of BreezeCOM (now known as Alvarion), leads Bermai as president and chief executive officer. Headquartered in Palo Alto, California, Bermai has received a total of $34 million in financing from key venture capitalists and strategic investors including Advanced Technology Ventures, Blueprint Ventures, Brightstone Capital, Mobius Venture Capital (formerly Softbank), the STIC Ventures fund backed by LG Electronics, and Walden International Investment Group.

Atreus Systems

Venture Round in 2000
Atreus delivers provisioning solutions for a variety of advanced IP services for both the business and consumer markets.

Atreus Systems

Series B in 2001
Atreus delivers provisioning solutions for a variety of advanced IP services for both the business and consumer markets.

Platform Solutions

Series C in 2007
Platform Solutions, Inc. develops Open Mainframe computers compatible with a set of datacenter environments and operating systems. It offers Open Mainframe servers, Open Systems servers, and NEC D-Series storage arrays. The company's System64 product line consolidates z/OS, Windows, and Linux operating system in one secure and reliable operating environment based on Intel Itanium 2 processor technology. Platform Solutions has a strategic partnership with T3 Technologies. The company was founded in 1999 and is based in Sunnyvale, California. As of June 30, 2008, Platform Solutions, Inc. operates as a subsidiary of International Business Machines Corp.

Platform Solutions

Series A in 2004
Platform Solutions, Inc. develops Open Mainframe computers compatible with a set of datacenter environments and operating systems. It offers Open Mainframe servers, Open Systems servers, and NEC D-Series storage arrays. The company's System64 product line consolidates z/OS, Windows, and Linux operating system in one secure and reliable operating environment based on Intel Itanium 2 processor technology. Platform Solutions has a strategic partnership with T3 Technologies. The company was founded in 1999 and is based in Sunnyvale, California. As of June 30, 2008, Platform Solutions, Inc. operates as a subsidiary of International Business Machines Corp.

WiSpry

Series A in 2005
WiSpry, Inc. develops fabless radio frequency semiconductor. It offers tunable RF components, digital capacitor arrays, RF evaluation kits, filters and duplexors, and power amplifiers. The company’s products are used in airbag sensors, game controllers, accelerometers, microoptics, video projection systems, and printer heads. It serves mobile handset manufacturers and network operators. The company was founded in 2002 and is based in Irvine, California. As of May 7, 2015, WiSpry, Inc. operates as a subsidiary of AAC Technologies Holdings Inc.

Atreus Systems

Series C in 2003
Atreus delivers provisioning solutions for a variety of advanced IP services for both the business and consumer markets.

WiSpry

Series C in 2009
WiSpry, Inc. develops fabless radio frequency semiconductor. It offers tunable RF components, digital capacitor arrays, RF evaluation kits, filters and duplexors, and power amplifiers. The company’s products are used in airbag sensors, game controllers, accelerometers, microoptics, video projection systems, and printer heads. It serves mobile handset manufacturers and network operators. The company was founded in 2002 and is based in Irvine, California. As of May 7, 2015, WiSpry, Inc. operates as a subsidiary of AAC Technologies Holdings Inc.

ShareGate, Inc.

Series D in 2000
ShareGate, Inc. develops broadband residential gateways to enable high speed Internet, voice, video, and data communications over wired or wireless connections. It serves small business and home office markets. The company was founded in 1995 and is based in Reno, Nevada with an additional office in Pleasanton, California.

IntelliPath

Series A in 2007
IntelliPath Solutions provides Information Management consulting services to companies who leverage data as an asset of their organization. IntelliPath’s industry experience in both IT and business, in combination with our ability to align innovation and best practices, allows for successful partnerships with our clients.

Vidient

Series B in 2005
Vidient, Inc. develops behavior recognition and video analytics software used in security and safety applications. The company's video surveillance software recognizes and analyzes suspicious human behaviors, identifies objects, and provides actionable and real-time alerts for the security staff. It analyzes and encodes video from analog and digital IP cameras, transforming surveillance system into an intelligent video analytic network. The company markets intelligent video analytics software for use in conjunction with networks of closed circuit TV cameras to automatically detect, identify, and deter safety and security breaches in airports, subway stations, ports, utilities, government, and corporate buildings. Vidient, Inc. was founded in 2003 and is based in Santa Clara, California.

Astoria Software

Series A in 2004
Astoria is a developer of content management systems for dynamic product documentation. The company's mission is to simplify the effort and reduce the costs of creating, managing, and publishing the world's most complex, business-critical content and documents by providing a complete end-to-end solution that includes authoring, content management, and rendering systems, provided as an integrated solution and hosted on-demand.

MobileStar Network

Series B in 2000
The MobileStarSM Network was designed with the mobile professional in mind. With over 130 active sites, MobileStar has the largest wireless broadband footprint in the world. MobileStar has sites in 18 of the top 20 major U.S. metropolitan areas and almost 60% of the top 50. More locations mean more chance that there is a MobileStar location where you are traveling.

Mojo Networks, Inc.

Series B in 2005
The Future of Cloud WiFi At Mojo Networks, we are leading a revolution in cloud managed WiFi services and products for enterprise wireless. Existing architectures are antiquated. Controllers will soon be obsolete. We make it simple to move your massive enterprise WLAN to the cloud with automation and built-in scaling. Mojo's cloud WiFi platform is easy to deploy and intuitive to manage while also enabling advanced features like graphical troubleshooting, WiFi user analytics and social engagement. Above all, we continue to advance our widely acknowledged industry-leading security capabilities. We've secured the air and built our cloud designed for a new frontier of prolific connectivity. Prolific – We want seamless connectivity for everyone, everywhere, all the time. Manage your Mojo Networks WiFi products from anywhere in the world – no controllers required. Intuitive – Our access points and sensors are programmed out-of-the-box to automatically discover and connect to the Mojo Networks cloud wireless platform. Deployment and management is a piece of cake. Responsive – Most of the time the Mojo Networks cloud managed WiFi platform works like magic, but when it doesn’t, we respond immediately to do what’s right for our customers. Trustworthy – The credibility of our top-ranked wireless intrusion prevention system (WIPS) is proven every day from the highest levels of government to the infrastructure of developing nations. At Mojo Networks, we are obsessive with making our customers successful. We are committed to fearless creativity and partnering with others who share the same passion.

Teja Technologies

Series B in 2002
As of March 30, 2007, Teja Technologies, Inc. was acquired by Arc International plc. Teja Technologies, Inc. engages in the design and development of embedded networking and communications software for multiprocessor architectures. It offers Teja NP and Teja FP products, which enable equipment manufacturers to develop software applications for multiprocessor system-on-chip architectures, including multicore processors, NPUs, and FPGAs with embedded processors. The company was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in San Jose, California.

WiSpry

Series B in 2006
WiSpry, Inc. develops fabless radio frequency semiconductor. It offers tunable RF components, digital capacitor arrays, RF evaluation kits, filters and duplexors, and power amplifiers. The company’s products are used in airbag sensors, game controllers, accelerometers, microoptics, video projection systems, and printer heads. It serves mobile handset manufacturers and network operators. The company was founded in 2002 and is based in Irvine, California. As of May 7, 2015, WiSpry, Inc. operates as a subsidiary of AAC Technologies Holdings Inc.

Platform Solutions

Series B in 2004
Platform Solutions, Inc. develops Open Mainframe computers compatible with a set of datacenter environments and operating systems. It offers Open Mainframe servers, Open Systems servers, and NEC D-Series storage arrays. The company's System64 product line consolidates z/OS, Windows, and Linux operating system in one secure and reliable operating environment based on Intel Itanium 2 processor technology. Platform Solutions has a strategic partnership with T3 Technologies. The company was founded in 1999 and is based in Sunnyvale, California. As of June 30, 2008, Platform Solutions, Inc. operates as a subsidiary of International Business Machines Corp.

Oresis Communications

Venture Round in 2001
Oresis Communications designs and develops switching systems for carrying voice and data signals on the same telecommunications network. It offers ISIS-700 OmniService Switch, which enables carriers and service providers to migrate circuit and packet switched networks to a single backbone; and ISIS-700 Integrated OmniService Switch, which is a multiservice switch equipment that switches multiple voice, data, Internet, and video services in a single system. The company is based in Beaverton, Oregon.

Bermai

Series B in 2003
Bermai is pioneering high performance, ultra-integrated chipsets for wireless applications and delivering innovative systems for single and multi-band connectivity that support the IEEE 802.11 family of standards. Bermai's designs with unmatched integration are optimized to deliver extended range and performance, power efficiency and flexibility at a significant cost advantage. These ultra-integrated solutions greatly simplify product development and enable wireless equipment manufacturers to design high performance products faster and with dramatic cost efficiencies. With a "done it before" management team, over 50 decades of combined engineering experience, and core competencies in RF analog, digital signal processing, OFDM and CMOS disciplines, Bermai is strongly positioned to play a key role in advancing wireless communications technologies. Founded in March 2001, Bermai's renowned co-founders are Dr. Ramesh Harjani, a recognized authority in the fields of CMOS radio frequency circuits, low-power analog design and mixed-signal testing, and Dr. Jaekyun Moon, a recognized authority in the fields of channel characterization and signal processing for digital communications. Bruce Sanguinetti, wireless industry veteran and former president and co-founder of BreezeCOM (now known as Alvarion), leads Bermai as president and chief executive officer. Headquartered in Palo Alto, California, Bermai has received a total of $34 million in financing from key venture capitalists and strategic investors including Advanced Technology Ventures, Blueprint Ventures, Brightstone Capital, Mobius Venture Capital (formerly Softbank), the STIC Ventures fund backed by LG Electronics, and Walden International Investment Group.

Akimbo

Series C in 2006
Akimbo is a white label video solution. It includes an advertising system and "supports multiple business models including ad-supported, transactional, subscription, download-to-own, download-to-burn, pay-per-minute, gift cards and account credits."

Vidient

Series A in 2004
Vidient, Inc. develops behavior recognition and video analytics software used in security and safety applications. The company's video surveillance software recognizes and analyzes suspicious human behaviors, identifies objects, and provides actionable and real-time alerts for the security staff. It analyzes and encodes video from analog and digital IP cameras, transforming surveillance system into an intelligent video analytic network. The company markets intelligent video analytics software for use in conjunction with networks of closed circuit TV cameras to automatically detect, identify, and deter safety and security breaches in airports, subway stations, ports, utilities, government, and corporate buildings. Vidient, Inc. was founded in 2003 and is based in Santa Clara, California.

WiSpry

Series B in 2008
WiSpry, Inc. develops fabless radio frequency semiconductor. It offers tunable RF components, digital capacitor arrays, RF evaluation kits, filters and duplexors, and power amplifiers. The company’s products are used in airbag sensors, game controllers, accelerometers, microoptics, video projection systems, and printer heads. It serves mobile handset manufacturers and network operators. The company was founded in 2002 and is based in Irvine, California. As of May 7, 2015, WiSpry, Inc. operates as a subsidiary of AAC Technologies Holdings Inc.

Astoria Software

Venture Round in 2009
Astoria is a developer of content management systems for dynamic product documentation. The company's mission is to simplify the effort and reduce the costs of creating, managing, and publishing the world's most complex, business-critical content and documents by providing a complete end-to-end solution that includes authoring, content management, and rendering systems, provided as an integrated solution and hosted on-demand.

Flashcom

Series B in 2000
A large broadband service provider focused on providing digital subscriber line services