Santera Gains $62.3 M, New CEO

Former Lucent VP to head executive team

March 28, 2000

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PLANO, TEXAS--On their strengths of compelling value, breakthrough technology and a strong management team, Santera has secured $62.3 million in second-round funding.

Santera's original top-tier investors, Austin Ventures, Institutional Venture Partners (IVP) and Sequoia Capital have significantly increased their original investments and have been joined by the top-tier firms of Meritech Capital and Trinity Ventures.

Former Lucent Technologies vice president David Heard recently joined Santera as Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Heard's breadth of experience and leadership in the global communications market complements Santera's executive team and accelerates Santera's delivery of carrier-quality SuperClass products and support to global customers.

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