Doughty Hanson & Co

Doughty Hanson & Co. Technology Ventures is No longer investing. It is a venture capital firm specializing in early stage and start-ups investments. It seeks to invest throughout the life-cycle of a business and may also consider later and larger rounds of funding. The firm typically invests in technology sector with a focus on digital consumer, business and commercial, clean technologies and energy, B2B internet with a particular focus on product and design oriented companies, mobile, communications, micro-components and systems, software and the internet, wired and wireless communications, infrastructure software, enterprise and Internet enabling software; communications technologies including, wireless technologies, network technologies; semiconductors, materials science, and other component technologies; and consumer and digital entertainment products. It prefers to invest in companies that are headquartered, or conduct a substantial part of their business in Western Europe. The firm typically leads the first institutional round of funding with an initial investment between €2 million and €5 million. It seeks a significant ownership percentage, yet not majority, in its portfolio companies. The firm may also syndicate the investment with other top names venture funds, both in Europe and in the US. Doughty Hanson & Co. Technology Ventures was founded in 2000 and is based in London, United Kingdom with an additional office in Munich, Germany. It is an operating subsidiary of Doughty Hanson & Co.
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Edward Annunziato

Advisory Director

49 past transactions

MBA Polymers

Series E in 2007
MBA Polymers, Inc. (MBA) was founded in 1994 by Dr. Michael Biddle and Mr. Trip Allen, to expand the research capabilities in the area of plastics recycling, and to develop a commercial process for recovering plastics from complex streams of materials. After over six years of research and development, MBA is now considered a world leader at developing technology for the recovery of high value engineering plastics from complex durable goods streams such as computers, electronics, appliances, and automobiles. The company, located in Richmond, CA, operates a 90,000 foot state-of-the-art research and commercial recycling operation.
Eguana develops, manufactures, and sells advanced power inverters for solar photovoltaic systems, small wind turbines, fuel cells, and energy storage businesses in Europe and North America. It provides a range of energy storage systems for residential and commercial applications under the Enduro, Evolve, and Elevate brands. David and Michael Carten founded Sustainable Energy Technologies and changed its name to Eguana Technologies Inc. in September 2013. Eguana Technologies Inc. is headquartered in Calgary, Canada.

LM Wind Power Holding A/S

Acquisition in 2001
LM Wind Power Holding A/S designs, manufactures, sells, and supplies components to the wind industry. The company offers a range of blades for wind turbines. It also provides repair and maintenance services. The company was founded in 1978 and is based in Kolding, Denmark with an additional office in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. It operates facilities in Canada, China, Denmark, India, the Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Turkey, the United States, and Brazil. As of April 20, 2017, LM Wind Power Holding A/S operates as a subsidiary of GE Renewable Energy.

Tak’asic

Series C in 2004
TAK'ASIC is an innovator in dedicated imaging processors and solutions.

Garlik

Series C in 2009
Garlik are leading technology innovators and digital identity experts set up by the founders of the UK online banks Egg (part of Citi) and First Direct (part of HSBC). With our range of products and services we aim to help individuals stay safe from online crime. Specialties Internet, Online Crime, Digital Identity

Actionality

Venture Round in 2006
Actionality, Inc. offers mobile marketing technologies and solutions. The company's AdFlexTM Platform enables its users develop mobile commercials in a standardized format and with campaign logic, supporting updates, rotation, modification, interaction, and reporting. It serves advertisers, mobile operators, and content providers in Asia and Europe. The company was founded in 2005 and is based in Munich, Germany with sales offices in Berlin, Germany; and Hong Kong, Hong Kong. As of July 17, 2007, Actionality, Inc. is a subsidiary of Yahoo!, Inc.

Eurofiber

Acquisition in 2012
Eurofiber provides digital infrastructure and dark fiber connections and offers smart, open, future-proof cloud, and connectivity solutions to companies, government bodies, and non-profit organizations. Customers have complete freedom to choose the services, applications, and providers they need, allowing them to tap into the full potential of digital innovation. Founded in 2000, Eurofiber is based in Maarssen, Utrecht.

Odersun

Series B in 2008
Odersun AG is a German company which develops and manufactures thin-film solar cells and modules on copper tape specifically for building-integrated photovoltaics (BIPV). Odersun filed for bankruptcy in 2012. Odersun employs more than 320 people in production, research and management in Frankfurt (Oder), Fürstenwalde (Spree) and Berlin, Germany. In cooperation with partner and investor AT&M, Odersun is setting up a joint venture in Beijing. On 1 June 2012, Odersun went into administration.

20:20 Mobile

Venture Round in 2008
The Group was created in September 2006 following the sale by the Caudwell Group of its distribution and logistics businesses to Doughty Hanson, one of the foremost private equity firms in Europe. 20:20 Mobile Group is now Europe's leading mobile handset distributor and in the top three, globally. We are also the world's largest distributor of mobile phone accessories.

Orchestria Corporation

Series D in 2005
Orchestria, a leader in Information Protection and Control, provides the software and solutions to help organizations protect and control this critical resource wherever it is stored or used and significantly reduce the risks associated with uncontrolled information. Orchestria addresses a broad set of risks while optimizing the operational burdens associated with the detection and remediation of these risks. Orchestria helps customers prevent data loss, address messaging compliance concerns, and enforce information classification and control.

secretsales.com

Venture Round in 2008
Also in the same month the company welcomed further investment from 123Ventures and Partech VI alongside existing shareholders and founders.

MBA Polymers

Series F in 2008
MBA Polymers, Inc. (MBA) was founded in 1994 by Dr. Michael Biddle and Mr. Trip Allen, to expand the research capabilities in the area of plastics recycling, and to develop a commercial process for recovering plastics from complex streams of materials. After over six years of research and development, MBA is now considered a world leader at developing technology for the recovery of high value engineering plastics from complex durable goods streams such as computers, electronics, appliances, and automobiles. The company, located in Richmond, CA, operates a 90,000 foot state-of-the-art research and commercial recycling operation.

RainStor

Venture Round in 2009
RainStor is a database designed to manage and analyze Big Data for large enterprises at the lowest total cost. RainStor delivers two editions of its database product, Big Data Retention and Big Data Analytics on Hadoop to efficiently manage multi-structured data sets, fully accessible for ongoing query and analysis to enable the most efficient data management and faster query and analysis. RainStor's unique product capabilities include granular level data de-duplication and compression which reduces overall storage footprint by 95%+ and which not only speeds up query performance but significantly drives down costs. Compared to traditional relational or data warehouse approaches, RainStor can ingest volumes of network or machine generated multi-structured data at very high speeds with ongoing query access. Storage and hardware agnostic, you can run RainStor on a SAN, NAS, CAS or HDFS environment in addition to the Cloud. RainStor sells both directly and through leading partners which include Amdocs, Anritsu, AdaptiveMobile, Dell, Group2000, HP, Teradata among others. Leading use-cases include a primary data hub for machine generated data and Big Data Analytics on Hadoop. RainStor's HQ is in San Francisco, CA with offices in Gloucester, UK. www.rainstor.com

AdaptiveMobile

Series B in 2007
AdaptiveMobile Ltd. provides mobile safeguard and security solutions to protect services on fixed and mobile networks through in-network and cloud solutions. It offers solutions for messaging security, web protection, traffic retention, enterprise mobile security management, personal and parental controls, and SS7 protection; commercial traffic management controls for mobile messaging; and SIGIL, a security service that enable mobile operators to maximize defenses against signaling attacks from adversaries. The company also provides messaging abuse prevention, service gateway prevention, and grey route controls managed services. It serves mobile operators, broadband and Wi-Fi operators, managed service providers, and enterprises. The company was founded in 2003 and is based in Dublin, Ireland. It has additional offices in North America, Europe, South Africa, Middle East, and Asia Pacific.

nScaled

Series A in 2012
nScaled provides hybrid cloud infrastructure as a service (IaaS) for the enterprise. They serve customers with highly confidential data and zero tolerance for system downtime or data loss. Their unique Hybrid Cloud architecture gives customers maximum flexibility and dependability; their services agreement is the strongest, most customer-centric available; and our 24x7 customer support is unmatched in expertise and responsiveness. nScaled offers customers multiple cloud solutions, including primary application hosting, disaster recovery, and test/dev. All services take advantage of their global network of Remote Cloud data centers plus their on-premises Local Cloud Appliance, all managed as one secure, seamless infrastructure. The company is headquartered in San Francisco with offices in London.

RainStor

Series C in 2012
RainStor is a database designed to manage and analyze Big Data for large enterprises at the lowest total cost. RainStor delivers two editions of its database product, Big Data Retention and Big Data Analytics on Hadoop to efficiently manage multi-structured data sets, fully accessible for ongoing query and analysis to enable the most efficient data management and faster query and analysis. RainStor's unique product capabilities include granular level data de-duplication and compression which reduces overall storage footprint by 95%+ and which not only speeds up query performance but significantly drives down costs. Compared to traditional relational or data warehouse approaches, RainStor can ingest volumes of network or machine generated multi-structured data at very high speeds with ongoing query access. Storage and hardware agnostic, you can run RainStor on a SAN, NAS, CAS or HDFS environment in addition to the Cloud. RainStor sells both directly and through leading partners which include Amdocs, Anritsu, AdaptiveMobile, Dell, Group2000, HP, Teradata among others. Leading use-cases include a primary data hub for machine generated data and Big Data Analytics on Hadoop. RainStor's HQ is in San Francisco, CA with offices in Gloucester, UK. www.rainstor.com

secretsales.com

Series C in 2014
Also in the same month the company welcomed further investment from 123Ventures and Partech VI alongside existing shareholders and founders.

Plazes

Series A in 2007
Plazes allows you to find out what others are up to and see what's happening at different locations. Users share where they currently are, what they're doing and post future plans. Posting this information can be done on Plazes.com or by mobile phone (via text messaging). Users can also join groups to stay connected with their favorite people and "Plazes." The idea behind the service is for everyone to be able to track the places, activities and people in their lives. The service used to force users to download software which auto-determined user location. In May of 2007, they changed the way they handled location and a download is no longer required. While not exactly the same, Plazes has many similarities to [Twitter](http://www.crunchbase.com/organization/twitter) and [Jaiku](http://www.crunchbase.com/organization/jaiku).

MBA Polymers

Venture Round in 2010
MBA Polymers, Inc. (MBA) was founded in 1994 by Dr. Michael Biddle and Mr. Trip Allen, to expand the research capabilities in the area of plastics recycling, and to develop a commercial process for recovering plastics from complex streams of materials. After over six years of research and development, MBA is now considered a world leader at developing technology for the recovery of high value engineering plastics from complex durable goods streams such as computers, electronics, appliances, and automobiles. The company, located in Richmond, CA, operates a 90,000 foot state-of-the-art research and commercial recycling operation.

Orchestria Corporation

Series C in 2004
Orchestria, a leader in Information Protection and Control, provides the software and solutions to help organizations protect and control this critical resource wherever it is stored or used and significantly reduce the risks associated with uncontrolled information. Orchestria addresses a broad set of risks while optimizing the operational burdens associated with the detection and remediation of these risks. Orchestria helps customers prevent data loss, address messaging compliance concerns, and enforce information classification and control.

Balta Group

Acquisition in 2004
The Balta Group is the largest producer of textile floor coverings in Europe. With a consolidated gross turnover of 577 million Euros, 95% of its products exported to over 100 countries throughout the world. The Balta Group comprises: woven area rugs (Balta Rugs), wall-to-wall carpets and residential carpet tiles (Balta Broadloom and ITC), wall-to-wall contract carpet (Arc Edition), commercial carpet tiles (modulyss) and needle felt and technical non-wovens (Captiqs). The Balta Group has 8 production sites worldwide, including two in Uşak Turkey, and distribution centres in Sint-Niklaas, Belgium and Dalton, USA, that serves the North American market.

Grupo Hospitalario Quirón

Private Equity Round in 2012
Grupo Hospitalario Quirón owns and operates hospital chain that is composed of eight hospitals and three health centers.

Garlik

Series B in 2007
Garlik are leading technology innovators and digital identity experts set up by the founders of the UK online banks Egg (part of Citi) and First Direct (part of HSBC). With our range of products and services we aim to help individuals stay safe from online crime. Specialties Internet, Online Crime, Digital Identity

MBA Polymers

Venture Round in 2010
MBA Polymers, Inc. (MBA) was founded in 1994 by Dr. Michael Biddle and Mr. Trip Allen, to expand the research capabilities in the area of plastics recycling, and to develop a commercial process for recovering plastics from complex streams of materials. After over six years of research and development, MBA is now considered a world leader at developing technology for the recovery of high value engineering plastics from complex durable goods streams such as computers, electronics, appliances, and automobiles. The company, located in Richmond, CA, operates a 90,000 foot state-of-the-art research and commercial recycling operation.

Azure Solutions

Venture Round in 2005
Azure Solutions is the world's largest revenue assurance company. It is headquartered in London, UK, with employees in Westminster (Colorado), Ipswich, Paris, Frankfurt, Madrid, Barcelona, Islamabad, Kuala Lumpur, Jakarta, Singapore, Sydney, Melbourne and Mexico City. Azure's end-to-end revenue-assurance product portfolio for current-generation networks includes Data Integrity, Wholesale and Interconnect Billing, International Settlements, Fraud Management, Mediation, Management, Translation and Rating, Event Integrity and Route Optimisation.

SoundCloud

Series A in 2009
SoundCloud, launched in 2008 by Alexander Ljung and Eric Wahlforss, lets people discover and enjoy the largest selection of music from the world’s most diverse creator community. This is made possible by an open platform that directly connects creators and their fans across the globe. Sound creators can use the platform to instantly record, upload and share sounds across the internet, as well as receive detailed stats and feedback from the SoundCloud community.

Tak’asic

Series C in 2005
TAK'ASIC is an innovator in dedicated imaging processors and solutions.

Alphamosaic

Series B in 2003
Alphamosaic develop low power, flexible video processing devices. Our devices support video communications and image analysis software running on a wide range of products.We are focused on telecomms and computing with devices for camera-enabled smart phones and PDAs. We also serve video requirements in security, consumer and new-products with a generic videoprocessing engine (VideoCore®).

Handmade Mobile

Series C in 2010
Handmade Mobile provides celebrities and brands with their own social network, the artistic freedom to create posts comprised of video, audio, photo and text, and the power to control how fans view that content. The result is a social network that generates revenue, deepens engagement, and encourages fans to grow the audience. Working in sync with open social media platforms, Handmade Mobile's enclosed social environment provides the privacy and intimacy needed to foster a connected fan community, while encouraging content sharing to open platforms like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to continually grow the fan base.

Garlik

Series A in 2006
Garlik are leading technology innovators and digital identity experts set up by the founders of the UK online banks Egg (part of Citi) and First Direct (part of HSBC). With our range of products and services we aim to help individuals stay safe from online crime. Specialties Internet, Online Crime, Digital Identity

Mobango

Venture Round in 2007
Mobango, Ltd. is world’s first social app store that operates as a mobile community. It also provides its 8 million registered mobile consumers with a free online and mobile service platform that allows its users to publish, create, convert, store, share, download, and play various types of mobile content, including videos, photos, ring tones, applications, and games; and distributes mobile applications for brands, publishers, and developers. Customers from approximately 150 countries use Mobango on a daily basis. Mobango is capable of being used by any mobile phone (any OS, any screen size, any device manufacturer) in the world. Mobango supports over 2,000 devices and has over 1.5 million Applications, Games and UGC content available globally. Mobango has already been recognized by The Economist magazine to be amongst world’s top 10 Apps distribution platform in 2011. Mobango is also the recipient of 2012 Red Herring Europe Top 100 award being one of the most innovative technology company. Mobango, a subsidiary of Mauj Mobile, is one of the world’s largest independent mobile applications stores. The company was incorporated in 2006 and is based in London, the United Kingdom.
Eguana develops, manufactures, and sells advanced power inverters for solar photovoltaic systems, small wind turbines, fuel cells, and energy storage businesses in Europe and North America. It provides a range of energy storage systems for residential and commercial applications under the Enduro, Evolve, and Elevate brands. David and Michael Carten founded Sustainable Energy Technologies and changed its name to Eguana Technologies Inc. in September 2013. Eguana Technologies Inc. is headquartered in Calgary, Canada.

Neartek

Series C in 2003
Neartek offers Virtual Storage Engine, a virtual tape software solution that focuses on the backup and restore operations for open system environments. It enables information technology organizations to implement disk-based data protection strategies. Neartek was acquired by EMC in September 2006. Neartek was founded in 1994 and is based in Westborough, Massachusetts.

Fenestrae

Series A in 2002
Fenestrae®, founded in 1990, is a global provider of innovative solutions that help organizations improve agility and reduce costs by eliminating paper from key business processes. Fenestrae’s suite of flagship products consists of Udocx® and the Faxination® Server. Fenestrae is a Microsoft Partner (Gold Application Development), and has customers in financial services, government, healthcare and many other industries. Our products are in use in many of the Fortune 100 companies as well as Telco’s hosting the Fenestrae solutions. Next to Fenestrae’s strong foothold in Microsoft infrastructures and application environments such as Microsoft Exchange, Microsoft SharePoint and Microsoft Office 365, it also has a proven track record of integration with CRM and ERP vendors such as SAP and Oracle, covering all business segments and providing enterprise class solutions. Headquartered in The Hague, The Netherlands, Fenestrae has offices in The Netherlands (HQ), US, Germany, Spain and Hong Kong. It serves over 9000 customers in more than 40 countries.

Alphamosaic

Series C in 2004
Alphamosaic develop low power, flexible video processing devices. Our devices support video communications and image analysis software running on a wide range of products.We are focused on telecomms and computing with devices for camera-enabled smart phones and PDAs. We also serve video requirements in security, consumer and new-products with a generic videoprocessing engine (VideoCore®).

Garlik

Venture Round in 2008
Garlik are leading technology innovators and digital identity experts set up by the founders of the UK online banks Egg (part of Citi) and First Direct (part of HSBC). With our range of products and services we aim to help individuals stay safe from online crime. Specialties Internet, Online Crime, Digital Identity

Sandbridge Technologies

Series B in 2003
Sandbridge Technologies Inc. is a fabless semiconductor company that develops and markets revolutionary fully programmable software-defined-radio (SDR) chipsets for multimode, multi-function wireless handheld devices. Sandbridge provides its customers tremendous competitive value in the global cellular marketplace through an exceptionally cost effective, ultra-low power broadband wireless technology based on the SandBlaster™ DSP baseband architecture.

DeepStream Technologies

Series B in 2006
DeepStream Technologies Ltd. designs and manufactures digital sensor components for original equipment manufacturers to embed into their products. It offers miniature circuit breakers, residual current devices, electrical sockets, electrical adaptors and power leads, lighting sockets and accessories, building utility sensors and valves, switchgears, industrial controls, shaped-circuits, and electromechanical components. The company serves energy, switchgear, building management and automation, industrial automation and control, heating, ventilation and control, and fire and security markets.

RainStor

Series B in 2010
RainStor is a database designed to manage and analyze Big Data for large enterprises at the lowest total cost. RainStor delivers two editions of its database product, Big Data Retention and Big Data Analytics on Hadoop to efficiently manage multi-structured data sets, fully accessible for ongoing query and analysis to enable the most efficient data management and faster query and analysis. RainStor's unique product capabilities include granular level data de-duplication and compression which reduces overall storage footprint by 95%+ and which not only speeds up query performance but significantly drives down costs. Compared to traditional relational or data warehouse approaches, RainStor can ingest volumes of network or machine generated multi-structured data at very high speeds with ongoing query access. Storage and hardware agnostic, you can run RainStor on a SAN, NAS, CAS or HDFS environment in addition to the Cloud. RainStor sells both directly and through leading partners which include Amdocs, Anritsu, AdaptiveMobile, Dell, Group2000, HP, Teradata among others. Leading use-cases include a primary data hub for machine generated data and Big Data Analytics on Hadoop. RainStor's HQ is in San Francisco, CA with offices in Gloucester, UK. www.rainstor.com

TV3 Television Network Ltd.

Acquisition in 2006
TV3 Television Network Limited, a commercial broadcaster, operates a free-to-air television channel in Ireland. The company was founded in 1997 and is based in Dublin, Ireland. As of December 7, 2015, TV3 Television Network Limited operates as a subsidiary of UPC Ireland B.V.

Handmade Mobile

Series B in 2007
Handmade Mobile provides celebrities and brands with their own social network, the artistic freedom to create posts comprised of video, audio, photo and text, and the power to control how fans view that content. The result is a social network that generates revenue, deepens engagement, and encourages fans to grow the audience. Working in sync with open social media platforms, Handmade Mobile's enclosed social environment provides the privacy and intimacy needed to foster a connected fan community, while encouraging content sharing to open platforms like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to continually grow the fan base.

Norit N.V.

Acquisition in 2007
Norit N.V. manufactures and sells activated carbon used for environmental, health, safety, and industrial applications. It produces activated carbon from lignite, peat, bituminous coal, coconut, and wood to remove pollutants, contaminants, and other impurities from water, air, food and beverages, pharmaceutical products, automotives, chemicals, industrial catalysts, energy, power and mining, and other liquids and gases for manufacturers, municipalities, and utilities.

Citel Technologies

Venture Round in 2004
Citel is The VoIP Migration Company™. They develop the world’s most comprehensive portfolio of network-edge products enabling enterprises to realize the cost and productivity benefits of IP telephony, while leveraging existing telecom and datacom investments. Founded in 1995 in Nottingham, UK as a developer of computer telephony integration (CTI) applications, the company has grown over the last decade to become a global leader in the design and manufacture of IP telephony migration solutions.

Neartek

Series C in 2002
Neartek offers Virtual Storage Engine, a virtual tape software solution that focuses on the backup and restore operations for open system environments. It enables information technology organizations to implement disk-based data protection strategies. Neartek was acquired by EMC in September 2006. Neartek was founded in 1994 and is based in Westborough, Massachusetts.

HellermannTyton Group

Acquisition in 2005
HellermannTyton (HT) is a market leading global manufacturer and supplier of high-performance and innovative cable management solutions. Headquartered in the UK and with operations in 34 countries, HT operates world class production facilities in 12 primary locations across 10 countries, which are located close to end customers to maximise presence and responsiveness.

Ubidyne

Series B in 2009
Ubidyne was formed in 2005 to bring its groundbreaking digital Antenna Embedded Radioâ„¢ technology to market. Ubidyne's products will be available from Nokia Siemens Networks as part of their Flexistation product family. The Ubidyne integrated active antenna systems are compatible with CPRI and OBSAI optical interfaces and support current and next-generation standards including GSM, UMTS, HSPA+, and LTE. Ubidyne's micro-radio technology is integrated within wireless antennas and revolutionizes the economics of mobile communications. This eliminates the need for coaxial feeder cables, remote electrical tilt and additional amplifiers on antenna towers and masts. The Ubidyne technology significantly reduces energy consumption while improving radio performance, deployment flexibility, coverage and capacity of mobile communications networks globally.

MegaZebra GmbH

Series B in 2011
MegaZebra is a European Social Games developer and publisher. MegaZebra's social games and applications have been integrated into Facebook. Behind MegaZebra is a seasoned team including Henning Kosmack , Steffen Rusitschka, Christian Meister, and Mark Gazecki. In September 2009, MegaZebra received a first round financing from KIZOO Technology Ventures.

USP Hospitales SL

Acquisition in 2012
USP Hospitales, the third largest private hospital operator in Spain, focuses on the provision of hospital services to the private insurance and self-pay segments. It offers a comprehensive range of services covering all medical specialties, with a particular strength in trauma, gynaecology, oncology, cardiology, neurosurgery and internal medicine. With 12 hospitals, a specialist clinic and 22 auxiliary clinics, with a total of over 1,200 beds, USP Hospitales is present in nine out of Spain’s 17 regions and has a strong presence in Barcelona, Madrid and Seville.

Tak’asic

Series B in 2002
TAK'ASIC is an innovator in dedicated imaging processors and solutions.