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Duchossois Capital Management

Duchossois Capital Management LLC is a venture capital and private equity arm of The Duchossois Group, Inc. specializing in direct, fund of fund investments, growth equity investments, management buyouts, recapitalizations, and add-on acquisitions. Within direct investments, the firm invests in early, mid, later and growth stage and late investments of high potential technology companies. It prefers to invest in technology or technology enabled services companies, applied technology, cloud, mobile, social, analytics, infrastructure, education, internet of things, home technologies, retail, automation & physical security, and transportation, communications, healthcare, SAAS, and software businesses. It also invests in access control, AV equipment and services, building automation, distribution center equipment and services, education, energy management, facility services, home healthcare, industrial technologies, leasing, lighting and lighting controls, security, technology-enabled services, test & measurement and sensors, transportation and rail, water. It also invest in industrial products, building products, logistics, rail leasing, value added distribution, and consumer durables. For direct investment the firm primarily invests in the United States with a focus on North America, Chicago and Austin. Within fund investments it prefers to invest in the United States and abroad. Within fund investments it prefers to invest in funds under $1 billion in committed capital. The firm prefers to lead an investment round or join a syndicate. The firm prefers to invest in public and private companies, private investment funds, other alternative investment funds, co-investment opportunities, real estate and leasing. The firm prefer to invest through both private investments in public securities and designated external pools of capital. The firm prefers to take minority or majority ownership positions. It takes a board seat in its portfolio companies. Duchossois Capital Management LLC was founded in 2013 and is based in Chicago, Illinois with an additional office in Austin, Texas.
MJ

Michael J. Barry

VP

LK

Lauren K. Bugay

MD

WJ

William J. Connell

CFO

Thomas E. Costello

MD

Michael E. Flannery

CEO

DJ

David J. Jallits

CIO

TF

Tom F. Lisnich

Director of Accounting

JM

Jason Moscowitz

Partner

JB

Jason B. Moskowitz

MD

EA

Eric A. Reeves

MD, Head of Private Capital Investments

HP

Harry P. Storer

VP

KE

Kelly E. Whitney

Associate

34 past transactions

Alereon, Inc.

Venture Round in 2008
Alereon is a fabless semiconductor company developing innovative Ultrawideband (UWB) wireless chipsets. Their mission is to simplify networking by removing cables, allowing effortless connections between PCs, consumer electronics, peripherals and mobile devices. We want to change the way consumers connect to the world.

AirWalk Communications

Series B in 2011
AirWalk Communications offers a complete line of IP-based Radio Access Network (IP-RAN) solutions that enable simple network expansion for CDMA wireless service providers. AirWalk’s solution is based on a distinctive approach, the controller functionality is decentralized and tightly integrated with a base station transceiver in one compact device. This approach reduces equipment complexity and latency, and for service providers this translates to increased reliability, simpler installation, lower costs, and a smaller system footprint.

Life360

Series C in 2014
Life360, Inc. develops and delivers a mobile application in the United States and internationally. It offers Life360 application for families that provides communications, driving safety, and location sharing information. The company was formerly known as LReady, Inc. and changed its name to Life360, Inc. in October 2011. Life360, Inc. was founded in 2007 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.

Alereon, Inc.

Venture Round in 2012
Alereon is a fabless semiconductor company developing innovative Ultrawideband (UWB) wireless chipsets. Their mission is to simplify networking by removing cables, allowing effortless connections between PCs, consumer electronics, peripherals and mobile devices. We want to change the way consumers connect to the world.

AirWalk Communications

Series B in 2008
AirWalk Communications offers a complete line of IP-based Radio Access Network (IP-RAN) solutions that enable simple network expansion for CDMA wireless service providers. AirWalk’s solution is based on a distinctive approach, the controller functionality is decentralized and tightly integrated with a base station transceiver in one compact device. This approach reduces equipment complexity and latency, and for service providers this translates to increased reliability, simpler installation, lower costs, and a smaller system footprint.

Intellon Corporation

Venture Round in 2006
Intellon Corporation, a fabless semiconductor company, engages in the design, develop, manufacture, and marketing of integrated circuits (ICs) for powerline communications or high-speed communications over existing electrical wiring in the United States and internationally. They provides HomePlug-based ICs for home networking, networked entertainment, broadband over powerline access, ethernet-over-coax, smart grid management, and other commercial applications. The HomePlug-based ICs provide connectivity between broadband modems or routers and personal computers, set-top boxes, gaming consoles, and other electronic products within a home; and monitors electrical distribution system, as well as helps in distributing Internet, video-on-demand, and other services.

Pintail Technologies

Series C in 2006
Pintail Technologies, Inc. develops real-time adaptive test technology for semiconductor manufacturing companies. The company offers SwifTest, an on-line adaptive test modules that run directly on the automated test equipment (ATE), and capture and analyze data in real-time; and TestScape, an optional database system, which accepts data in real-time from SwifTest and supports various data management applications. Its solutions include TestScape-Charzilla that performs device characterization; TestScape-Aware, which provides a common dashboard for test results across multiple brands of testers and multiple test floors or subcons for issue identification and resolution; and TestScape-OPS that is used for on-line management of test floor and supports real-time overall equipment effectiveness (OEE) and life cycle management functions. The company's solutions also comprise TestVision, which is used to analyze test data and apply sophisticated statistical process control techniques to their test processes; SwifTest-TTO that performs real-time statistical sampling to achieve significant reductions in test time; and SwifTest-MAX, which offers the user a variety of user programmable triggers and alerts that are used to perform complex monitoring and binning analysis on-the-fly. It also provides professional services, such as test engineering, software customization, and training services. The company serves integrated device manufacturers, fabless, test and assembly, and automated test equipment manufacturing companies. It sells its products in the United States, Japan, Singapore, Malaysia, the Philippines, Taiwan, China, Korea, and Europe. Pintail Technologies has strategic alliances with Teradyne Inc. and Salland Engineering.

Interlink Networks, LLC

Venture Round in 2005
Interlink Networks delivers the most powerful, robust, and scalable AAA RADIUS server on the market. Since 1991, their RAD-Series RADIUS Server (Formerly Merit RADIUS) has controlled access to some of the largest and most complex networks in the world. Their customers include hundreds of Carriers and Service Providers across the world including the largest US Carrier, KT, and the National Swiss Carrier, as well as network and platform equipment providers such as Hewlett-Packard and Siemens.

Life360

Series B in 2013
Life360, Inc. develops and delivers a mobile application in the United States and internationally. It offers Life360 application for families that provides communications, driving safety, and location sharing information. The company was formerly known as LReady, Inc. and changed its name to Life360, Inc. in October 2011. Life360, Inc. was founded in 2007 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.

Pintail Technologies

Series B in 2005
Pintail Technologies, Inc. develops real-time adaptive test technology for semiconductor manufacturing companies. The company offers SwifTest, an on-line adaptive test modules that run directly on the automated test equipment (ATE), and capture and analyze data in real-time; and TestScape, an optional database system, which accepts data in real-time from SwifTest and supports various data management applications. Its solutions include TestScape-Charzilla that performs device characterization; TestScape-Aware, which provides a common dashboard for test results across multiple brands of testers and multiple test floors or subcons for issue identification and resolution; and TestScape-OPS that is used for on-line management of test floor and supports real-time overall equipment effectiveness (OEE) and life cycle management functions. The company's solutions also comprise TestVision, which is used to analyze test data and apply sophisticated statistical process control techniques to their test processes; SwifTest-TTO that performs real-time statistical sampling to achieve significant reductions in test time; and SwifTest-MAX, which offers the user a variety of user programmable triggers and alerts that are used to perform complex monitoring and binning analysis on-the-fly. It also provides professional services, such as test engineering, software customization, and training services. The company serves integrated device manufacturers, fabless, test and assembly, and automated test equipment manufacturing companies. It sells its products in the United States, Japan, Singapore, Malaysia, the Philippines, Taiwan, China, Korea, and Europe. Pintail Technologies has strategic alliances with Teradyne Inc. and Salland Engineering.

Echo360

Series C in 2014
Echo360 combines all of the video capabilities into a single, smart solution that is so easy to manage. It aims to transform teaching and learning through active learning technology. Echo360 was formed as a subsidiary of Anystream, the world leader in digital media production and workflow management solutions for major media companies. Drawing on a proven track record and history as a technology innovator combined with a clear vision of how technology could better serve education institutions and students around the world, Echo360 has emerged as the global leader in active learning technology. It was founded in 2007 and is headquartered in Dulles, Virginia.

U4EA Wireless

Series B in 2005
U4EA Wireless, provides WiFi mobility solutions and networking protocol software for the wired and wireless communications market. It offers GateD, a routing and switching software; and wireless controller switching software, for WPA. The company also provides professional services, such as porting, integration, testing, feature acceleration, and product consultation. NextHop offers its products and services to mobile enterprise and carrier equipment manufacturers. It has locations in Ann Arbor, Michigan; and Bangalore, India. The company was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in Mountain View, California. The company also has sales offices in Acton, Massachusetts; Beijing, China; Oxford, the United Kingdom; and Taipei, Taiwan.

Infoblox

Series E in 2005
Infoblox is the developer of network identity appliances that provide a scalable, secure way for enterprises to manage the critical network identity protocols—including DNS, DHCP, RADIUS and LDAP—that link business applications to the network infrastructure. Infoblox products increase network control while lowering TCO by delivering services that are more secure and scalable, easier to manage, and more reliable than "build-your-own" server-software solutions. The Infoblox distributed appliance approach also provides a secure, integrated platform for centralizing the management of identity data and services across the network. With sales and marketing presence in more than 30 countries, Infoblox has over 500 customers from a wide range of industries, many of them Fortune 500 companies.

Legra Systems

Series B in 2003
To deliver enterprises a wireless LAN experience that is most like a wired network with the first extensible, secure wireless switching platform. The Legra solution is the easiest to deploy and integrate with existing networks and is architected to evolve with the enterprise. Legra Systems is a privately held company with investments from Kodiak Venture Partners and Genesis Partners. Legra Systems has raised $8.5 million in funding to date. Legra’s enterprise wireless switching solution consists of the Legra Switch, Legra Radio and Legra Manager which easily integrate into existing enterprise infrastructures. Legra Systems, Inc. provides solutions to large enterprise customers in a wide variety of markets, including education, software, financial, healthcare, manufacturing and service industries.

Sipera Systems

Series C in 2007
Sipera Systems is the worldwide market leader in solutions for the rapid and simple adoption of Unified Communications (UC). Thousands of users around the globe rely on Sipera to secure VoIP, IP video, collaboration, messaging and dozens of other high-performance applications. Sipera's groundbreaking "Borderless UC" enables secure communications to any device in any location. Backed by the extensive vulnerability research of the Sipera VIPER Lab, Sipera's solutions for VoIP security and UC security enable enterprises to deploy remote teleworkers, distributed call centers, business continuity, pandemic planning, secure SIP trunks, toll fraud prevention, media logging and archiving, and many other communications innovations.

Personeta

Series D in 2005
Personeta, Inc. provides converged communication solutions for service providers in the United States and internationally. It offers TappS NSC, a service creation and execution platform that enables service providers to implement converged communication services. The company also provides Converged Office, a converged business communication solution that allows service providers to treat various combinations of communication devices as a single entity; Converged Life, a converged consumer communication suite, which enables service providers to create various service mash-ups under an application umbrella; and Next Generation IN solution, a suite of applications running on TappS NSC. Its solutions are used in fixed-mobile convergence, voice call continuity, and location-based services applications. The company serves business and consumer markets. Personeta, Inc. was founded in 2000 and is based in Fort Lee, New Jersey. As of October 19, 2009, Personeta, Inc. operates as a subsidiary of Gallery IP Telephony Ltd.

AirWalk Communications

Series B in 2006
AirWalk Communications offers a complete line of IP-based Radio Access Network (IP-RAN) solutions that enable simple network expansion for CDMA wireless service providers. AirWalk’s solution is based on a distinctive approach, the controller functionality is decentralized and tightly integrated with a base station transceiver in one compact device. This approach reduces equipment complexity and latency, and for service providers this translates to increased reliability, simpler installation, lower costs, and a smaller system footprint.

Mobilitec

Series C in 2005
Mobilitec, Inc. operates as a software company which offers integrated solutions for mobile operators. Its Mobilitec mPower 5.0, a content platform, which enables operators to publish and handle content, including ring tones, games, music, and videos; deliver new services; and map new content and devices, and deliver it to the right device. The company also provides training, design consulting, integration services, and customer support services. The company has research and development operations in Israel. The company was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in San Mateo, California. As of November 06, 2006, Mobilitec, Inc. is a subsidiary of Lucent Technologies, Inc.

Aura Communications

Venture Round in 2001
Aura Communications Technology, a fabless semiconductor company, has developed the next-generation of wireless connectivity specifically targeted for consumer electronics and mobile devices. Utilizing an enhanced form of magnetic communication rather than broadcast radio frequency technology, Aura enables the design of the lowest power and most affordable wireless products on the market today.

Alereon, Inc.

Series A in 2004
Alereon is a fabless semiconductor company developing innovative Ultrawideband (UWB) wireless chipsets. Their mission is to simplify networking by removing cables, allowing effortless connections between PCs, consumer electronics, peripherals and mobile devices. We want to change the way consumers connect to the world.

Aura Communications

Venture Round in 2004
Aura Communications Technology, a fabless semiconductor company, has developed the next-generation of wireless connectivity specifically targeted for consumer electronics and mobile devices. Utilizing an enhanced form of magnetic communication rather than broadcast radio frequency technology, Aura enables the design of the lowest power and most affordable wireless products on the market today.

U4EA Wireless

Series C in 2006
U4EA Wireless, provides WiFi mobility solutions and networking protocol software for the wired and wireless communications market. It offers GateD, a routing and switching software; and wireless controller switching software, for WPA. The company also provides professional services, such as porting, integration, testing, feature acceleration, and product consultation. NextHop offers its products and services to mobile enterprise and carrier equipment manufacturers. It has locations in Ann Arbor, Michigan; and Bangalore, India. The company was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in Mountain View, California. The company also has sales offices in Acton, Massachusetts; Beijing, China; Oxford, the United Kingdom; and Taipei, Taiwan.

Net Effect Systems

Series C in 2007
NetEffect, Inc. operates as a network connectivity solutions company. The company develops and provides multi-gigabit Ethernet products. It offers iWARP Ethernet Channel Adapters, which simplify datacenter management by enabling a single, consolidated fabric for networking, storage, and clustering applications. The company's products implement IETF for Ethernet, while maintaining with existing Ethernet infrastructure in data center. It also provides data networking, cluster computing, and storage networking solutions. The company has strategic partnerships with ABAQUS; Blade.org; Ciara Technologies; Critical Software; Evergrid; Force10 Networks; Fujitsu Computer Products of America, Inc.; Fulcrum Microsystems; HP BladeSystem Solution Builder; Quadrics; VMware; and Woven Systems. The company was formerly known as Banderacom, Inc. and changed its name to NetEffect, Inc. in 2004. NetEffect, Inc. was founded in 1999 and is based in Austin, Texas. On August 27, 2008, NetEffect Inc. filed a voluntary petition for reorganization under Chapter 11 in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware. As of October 14, 2008, NetEffect, Inc. operates as a subsidiary of Intel Corporation.

Personeta

Series C in 2004
Personeta, Inc. provides converged communication solutions for service providers in the United States and internationally. It offers TappS NSC, a service creation and execution platform that enables service providers to implement converged communication services. The company also provides Converged Office, a converged business communication solution that allows service providers to treat various combinations of communication devices as a single entity; Converged Life, a converged consumer communication suite, which enables service providers to create various service mash-ups under an application umbrella; and Next Generation IN solution, a suite of applications running on TappS NSC. Its solutions are used in fixed-mobile convergence, voice call continuity, and location-based services applications. The company serves business and consumer markets. Personeta, Inc. was founded in 2000 and is based in Fort Lee, New Jersey. As of October 19, 2009, Personeta, Inc. operates as a subsidiary of Gallery IP Telephony Ltd.

Interlink Networks, LLC

Venture Round in 2002
Interlink Networks delivers the most powerful, robust, and scalable AAA RADIUS server on the market. Since 1991, their RAD-Series RADIUS Server (Formerly Merit RADIUS) has controlled access to some of the largest and most complex networks in the world. Their customers include hundreds of Carriers and Service Providers across the world including the largest US Carrier, KT, and the National Swiss Carrier, as well as network and platform equipment providers such as Hewlett-Packard and Siemens.

Infoblox

Series A in 2003
Infoblox is the developer of network identity appliances that provide a scalable, secure way for enterprises to manage the critical network identity protocols—including DNS, DHCP, RADIUS and LDAP—that link business applications to the network infrastructure. Infoblox products increase network control while lowering TCO by delivering services that are more secure and scalable, easier to manage, and more reliable than "build-your-own" server-software solutions. The Infoblox distributed appliance approach also provides a secure, integrated platform for centralizing the management of identity data and services across the network. With sales and marketing presence in more than 30 countries, Infoblox has over 500 customers from a wide range of industries, many of them Fortune 500 companies.

Sipera Systems

Series D in 2010
Sipera Systems is the worldwide market leader in solutions for the rapid and simple adoption of Unified Communications (UC). Thousands of users around the globe rely on Sipera to secure VoIP, IP video, collaboration, messaging and dozens of other high-performance applications. Sipera's groundbreaking "Borderless UC" enables secure communications to any device in any location. Backed by the extensive vulnerability research of the Sipera VIPER Lab, Sipera's solutions for VoIP security and UC security enable enterprises to deploy remote teleworkers, distributed call centers, business continuity, pandemic planning, secure SIP trunks, toll fraud prevention, media logging and archiving, and many other communications innovations.

Alereon, Inc.

Series B in 2007
Alereon is a fabless semiconductor company developing innovative Ultrawideband (UWB) wireless chipsets. Their mission is to simplify networking by removing cables, allowing effortless connections between PCs, consumer electronics, peripherals and mobile devices. We want to change the way consumers connect to the world.

U4EA Wireless

Venture Round in 2004
U4EA Wireless, provides WiFi mobility solutions and networking protocol software for the wired and wireless communications market. It offers GateD, a routing and switching software; and wireless controller switching software, for WPA. The company also provides professional services, such as porting, integration, testing, feature acceleration, and product consultation. NextHop offers its products and services to mobile enterprise and carrier equipment manufacturers. It has locations in Ann Arbor, Michigan; and Bangalore, India. The company was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in Mountain View, California. The company also has sales offices in Acton, Massachusetts; Beijing, China; Oxford, the United Kingdom; and Taipei, Taiwan.

Curious Networks

Venture Round in 2000

Rubicon Genomics

Series B in 2002
Rubicon Genomics was founded in 2000 by two University of Michigan faculty members, Dr. John Langmore and Dr. Vladimir Makarov, who wanted to advance the translation of human genetics “laboratory knowledge” into practical medicine applications. The founders also decided to maintain the company’s roots in Michigan with a commitment to supporting the Michigan economy. Today, Rubicon Genomics is a privately held company located in Ann Arbor, Michigan and employs 20 administrative and technical staff. Our innovative products combined with our strategic partnerships have established the company as a leader in pre-analytical amplification technologies that "break the sample barriers" for our customers. Rubicon sells its products into the research and commercial markets directly and through distributors

Pattern

Series A in 2020
Pattern is the world’s leading growth intelligence organization for e-commerce, offering a full suite of monitoring, compliance, sales, advertising, fulfillment, and growth services for hundreds of customers across six continents. Pattern operates multiple global distribution centers offering support to retailers and other consumer brands who want to sell online around the world.

Skylight

Series D in 2012
Currently serving the San Francisco Bay Area as a licensed General Contractor, Skylight delivers full service renovations for kitchens, bathrooms and other interior spaces. The Skylight process is fully digital and fully integrated – from planning the space based on lifestyle, to personalized curation of materials, right through to permitting, construction and the final close-out package. Skylight was created to fix the problems with the traditional renovation experience.

Intellon Corporation

Venture Round in 2004
Intellon Corporation, a fabless semiconductor company, engages in the design, develop, manufacture, and marketing of integrated circuits (ICs) for powerline communications or high-speed communications over existing electrical wiring in the United States and internationally. They provides HomePlug-based ICs for home networking, networked entertainment, broadband over powerline access, ethernet-over-coax, smart grid management, and other commercial applications. The HomePlug-based ICs provide connectivity between broadband modems or routers and personal computers, set-top boxes, gaming consoles, and other electronic products within a home; and monitors electrical distribution system, as well as helps in distributing Internet, video-on-demand, and other services.