GainSpan Raises $18M

GainSpan closes $18M Series C financing

December 5, 2011

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SAN JOSE, Calif. -- GainSpan® Corporation, a leading developer of ultra-low power embedded Wi-Fi solutions, today announced that it has raised $18 million in Series C funding. Hatteras Funds, based in New York and North Carolina, and Mobile Internet Capital, based in Japan, joined in the round along with existing investors Opus Capital, In-Q-Tel, Intel Capital, New Venture Partners, Sigma Partners and Camp Ventures. GainSpan will use the new funds to further development of its next-generation ultra-low power Wi-Fi chip to support growth and maintain its technology leadership.

Over the past year GainSpan has experienced significant quarter to quarter growth in sales, design wins and overall market momentum, with Wi-Fi being accepted more and more as the technology of choice for the Internet of Things. Global demand for low power embedded Wi-Fi is being driven by device manufacturers looking to connect their devices to smartphones, to an existing Wi-Fi infrastructure or to the Internet. With its ultra-low power, highly comprehensive integrated networking stack and ease of use, the company's embedded Wi-Fi is the ideal solution for companies who want to connect all kinds of devices.

"GainSpan is clearly poised to capitalize on what has become a massive move to connect 'things' to the Internet," said Hideaki Yajima, executive director of Mobile Internet Capital, Inc. "Our investment reflects confidence that GainSpan is uniquely positioned in this space and is delivering a compelling technology to help make Wi-Fi the standard for Internet of Things connectivity."

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