Gregory Alan Bolcer (gbolcer@ICS.uci.edu)
Sun, 28 Mar 1999 11:01:10 -0800

I am looking for any information about any of the companies listed
at DraperVC.com: http://www.drapervc.com/Networks.html
Particularly, I am interested in what people know about Tumbleweed
Software, TRADE'ex, Release Corporation, or Selectica.

Any other comments on any other companies are extremely welcome,
even if it's only 1 or two lines (or words).



Centraal, XML-based Real Name Internet Addressing System
Cybermedia, on-line PC repair and recovery - Public
Direct Hit, technology that improves search results by orders of magnitude
eFax.com (formally JetFax), Fax to Internet gateways - Public
Four11, Internet White Pages Directory - sold to Yahoo
Globalsight, multilingual website deployment
GoTo.com, market-based search engine
Homestead, private Internet communities and families
Hotmail, the world's largest e-mail provider - sold to Microsoft
Interwoven, collaborative website production and management system
Interzine Internet sports networks - sold to Times Mirror
iTv, very low cost Internet access appliances (sub $99 NCs)
Medior, multimedia information systems and "2Market" guide - sold to AOL
Navitel, Internet screen phone software - partnered with Microsoft
NetMind, Web monitoring automation
QuestLink Systems, Internet resume and job match service
Redgate Communications, communications network - sold to AOL
ThirdVoice Community-building infrastructure
Virgil StockCenter, on-line financial information - sold to Wall St. Access
Vividus, Web tools - sold to Sunburst Communications


abuzz, knowledge exchanges for Intranets
Chili!Soft, Active Server Pages for UNIX and Netscape servers
emWare, embedded Intranet micro-servers (under 1 KB)
Entegrity Solutions, Intranet security applications and frameworks
Kana, help desk software for e-mail based support
Magnifi, image, video and audio search technology
Tacit Knowledge, Knowledge discovery systems
Valicert, scalable digital certificate validation services
WebLine Communications, web-centric call center software


C2B Technologies, complete Internet shopping platform - sold to Inktomi.
Digital Impact, intelligent one-to-one E-marketing
FastParts, Internet-based semiconductor trading exchange
Fogdog Sports, Internet sporting goods retailer - "Everything from A to Zamboni"
Index Stock Photography, automated photo stock agency
Internet Shopping Network - sold to HSN
intouch group, Internet music browser and sampler with 40,000 CDs
iShip.com, The Internet package shipper
Netcentives, Internet consumer incentive programs
Online Media, Marketing and communications exchange for broadcast advertising
planetU, Internet coupon and promotion programs
Preview Travel, Internet and AOL-based travel service - Public
Release Corporation, embedded software commerce agents for ESD and online marketing
Selectica, Java-based configuration-management engines
Sonnet Financial, on-line foreign exchange
TRADE'ex, enterprise procurement system in Java
Transactor Networks Consumer shopping infrastructure
Tumbleweed Software, Internet document delivery - "FedEx for the Net"
WIT Capital, eManager for Internet IPOs


Cyras Systems, Multiservice SONET equipment
Lightwave Microsystems, polymer-based optical integrated circuits
Photonic Power, fiber power and data delivery
Troika Networks, Fibre Channel System-Area-Networks


ALOHA Networks, wireless internet access products and services
Aspect Telecommunications, call center software - Public
Banyan, local area networks - Public
CellNet Data Systems, wireless metering products - Public
Cohesive Networks/DCA, networking - Public
Combinet, ISDN internetworking - sold to cisco Systems
Cyras Systems, SONET equipment
DSI Teleprocessing, voice and data networking
I-Cube, crossbar switches
International Microspace, low earth orbit satellite launches
Kaspia, network management software - sold to Visio
Lightwave Microsystems, high-speed optical switches, muxes and ASICs
Multipoint Networks, wireless MAN data communications
Navitel Communications, Internet screen phones
Octel, PBX voice processing systems - Public
Photonic Power, fiber power delivery
Praxon, integrated voice and data "PDX" for small and medium sized businesses
RadioLAN, wireless 10Mbps LANs
Troika Networks, Fibre Channel System-Area-Networks
Uniant, Highly scalable switching systems
Unity Systems, home automation networks


Accolade, video game software
Advanced Software, object-oriented methodology tools
Aveo, computer self-healing software
Bright Star Technology, animation software - sold to Cendant
Chroma Graphics, color image processing tools
Convoy Corp., client-server implementation assistance tools
Cybermedia, automatic Windows 95 repair and recovery - Public
digidesign, digital sound - Public, then sold to Avid
Emerald City Software, software for graphic arts - sold to Adobe
Exemplar Logic, Complex PLD software - sold to Mentor Graphics
Group Logic, groupware operating system
ISOFAC, Thailand-based software factory
Kaspia Systems, network management software - sold to Visio
Knights Technology, fab yield-enhancement software
Nextwave Design Automation, timing simulation software
Parametric Technology, mechanical design automation - Public
Polygen/MSI, computer-aided chemistry
PS Publishing, desktop publisher for the professional - sold to Lotus
Right Point, software for real-time marketing
Silicon Compiler Systems, silicon compilation - sold to Mentor Graphics
Software Emancipation Technology, parametric software modelling
SQA, software development testing - Public then sold to Rational
T/Maker, clip art - sold to Deluxe
Winformation Software, natural language database
Zane Publishing, mixed-media educational products - Public

Information Services

Aegis Marketing, hospital media and communications
Avenue Technologies, corporate data repackaging - sold to Data Times
Differential Corrections, corrective GPS data subscription service
Parenting Magazine, upscale magazine for new parents - sold to Time, Inc.
Upside, technology business magazine
Vis-a-Vis Entertainment, musician talent management


Cognigine, next generation logic engines
Eclipse, Industry Standard Components and Designs for Windows CE
I-Cube, programmable switch chips
iTv, asynchronous microprocessors
NeoParadigm Labs, the system-level IC company
NetChip, USB ASICs
PLX, PCI bus chips and PLL clock chips
RISE Technology, x86 microprocessors
Sierra Semiconductor, BiCMOS and EEPROM technology - Public
Vivid Semiconductor, LCD panel driver chips


iTv, network computers
Qume Corp, controllers and peripherals - Public, then sold to ITT
Virtual Computer, reconfigurable-hardware computing

Grab Bag

Aviva Sport, sports training equipment - sold to Mattel
Catalytic Antibodies, targeted antibodies for various illnesses
CFM Technologies, semiconductor cleaning - Public
Fiat Lux Research, energy-generators
Idetek, impurity detection equipment - sold to Idexx
Pete's Brewing, very wicked ale - Public
Smith & Hawken, direct mail and retail gardening products