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REDWOOD SHORES, Calif. -- Woodside Fund, an early-stage venture capital firm, today announced that they recently led the Series B equity funding for VeriWave, Inc., a Portland, Oregon-based provider of wireless local area network (WLAN) test solutions. Existing investors U.S. Venture Partners (USVP) and TL Ventures also participated in the round. Woodside Fund Venture Partner Ashish Gupta joined the VeriWave Board of Directors in conjunction with the investment. Venture Partner Rick Shriner also attends Board meetings and supports the company on behalf of Woodside Fund. 

 The company will use the new capital primarily to support product development and sales and strengthen its operational capabilities for international growth as the company extends its leadership in the WLAN test solutions space. According to the Telecommunications Industry Association the market for WLAN-enabled products is growing dramatically, representing over $5 billion of revenue in 2005 and driving the need for comprehensive test solutions for WLAN development, QA, and manufacturing.

 “VeriWave is on track to be the solution of choice and dominate the Wireless LAN development, validation, and manufacturing test market,” said Ashish Gupta of Woodside Fund. “We are pleased to provide VeriWave with both the financial resources and strategic guidance to support its market leader position and global expansion.”

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