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Starfish Ventures invests in companies across a diverse range of industries and technologies including life sciences, clean technology, and information technology.

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    • 5th Finger

      5th Finger delivers pioneering mobile solutions for its clients helping them to build relationships with their customers and to lead their markets with innovative mobile communications.

      5th Finger was acquired by Merkle in 2012.

    • Aruspex

      Aruspex's CAPTure software lets companies monitor the progress of their strategic plans and alter the plans based on changes in the company or surrounding environment - in a hosted solution that's fast to implement, easy to manage, and which delivers immediate results.

    • Ausra

      Ausra provides solar power, steam and energy systems for industrial processes and utility-scale electricity generation. Ausra has been aquired by Areva, and renamed Areva Solar.

    • CAP-XX

      CAP-XX develops high power, high energy supercapacitors in thin, flat, prismatic packages. They enable smaller, lighter, more functional and longer-running electronic products by providing peak power support to pulsed loads and short-term power support during interruptions to the primary source.

    • Distra

      Distra is a software company that is transforming payments and helping our customers innovate to respond quickly to new market needs. Distra empowers leading banks, payments processors and other companies in the payments chain to quickly address cost, competitive, customer and regulatory drivers by enhancing their existing payments infrastructure.

      Distra was acquired by ACI Worldwide in 2012. 

    • Energy Response

      Energy Response focuses on implementing energy management solutions to make the electricity industry more efficient, striving to save energy at times of peak demand or during a grid emergency. 

      Demand Response (DR) is a way to reduce the need to raise electricity prices, as approximately half of the rate rises are due to network infrastructure investment aimed at supporting peak demand.

      Energy Response was acquired by EnerNOC in in 2011.

    • EvoStor

      EvoStor was founded in 2007 by experts in file system and storage appliance design to pioneer development of a new generation of storage systems purpose-built for the challenging requirements of virtual infrastructure. 

      EvoStor was acquired by Virsto Software in April 2011.

    • Finisar

      Finisar Corporation is a global technology leader in optical communications components and subsystems. These products enable high-speed voice, video and data communications for networking, storage, wireless, and cable TV applications.

      Over the past two decades, Finisar has provided critical breakthroughs in optics technologies and has supplied system manufacturers with the production volumes needed to meet the exploding demand for network bandwidth and storage. Finisar's industry-leading optical products include transceivers/transponders, active cables, WSS ROADMs, optical instruments, and active and passive components.

      Finisar was listed on the NASDAQ in November 1999 (FNSR). 

    • g2 Microsystems

      g2 Microsystems designs low cost, low power integrated circuits that provide ubiquitous asset tracking solutions leveraging existing infrastructure. g2 Microsystems partners with RFID hardware and software manufacturers, enterprise application developers, and asset tracking service providers to deliver a low cost, reliable asset tracking solution for the supply chain and asset management.

    • Holly Connects

      Holly Connects develops standards-based, next generation voice platforms for enterprises, carriers and hosted service providers. Their customers benefit from strong IVR virtualisation features, sophisticated reporting and industry leading speech recognition logging and call recording. Following strict adherence to industry standards such as VoiceXML and VoIP, the Holly Voice Platform is the only independent platform running large, complex customer deployments world-wide.

      Holly Connects was acquired by West Interactive in 2010. 

    • Monitoring Division

      Monitoring Division Inc. is a revolutionary network performance monitoring company.The company’s tools let optical network operators, system vendors and high tech optical labs cost-effectively characterize fiber assets and transmission equipment in order to perform network upgrades, troubleshoot and maintain current systems and continuously manage high-speed networks.

    • NephroDynamics

      Nephrodynamics focused on drugs treating kidney failure during and after septic shock. 

       

    • Ofidium

      Ofidium’s unique 100 Gigabits per second optical OFDM technology delivers increased bandwidth and reduced costs for telecommunications networks. By enabling 100 Gbit/s transmission over existing telecommunications infrastructure, Ofidium’s optical OFDM technology provides highly efficient capacity growth for new optical fiber and dramatic performance improvements for current networks.

    • Qs Semiconductor

      Qs Semiconductor develops a disruptive non-volatile random access memory (RAM) product that offers the combined benefits of DRAM and Flash memory. The company's non-volatile memory will be high density, low cost and have no wear out - making it ideal for a broad number of applications in the computer, handheld and electronic markets.

    • Quickcomm

      Quickcomm is the largest and most trusted provider of Telecom Expense Management (TEM) software solutions worldwide. "Global 2000" companies and other large organizations have been turning to Quickcomm for nearly a decade to seamlessly optimize telecom expenditures across the enterprise and improve the bottom line.

      Quickcomm was acquired by Vodafone in 2010. 

    • ScriptRock

      ScriptRock provides software that certifies configurations of applications hosted internally or externally. ScriptRock allows companies to both test complex system configurations and share those tests across internal teams.

       

       

    • StyleTread

      StyleTread is an online footwear retailer based out of Sydney. StyleTread prides itself on customer service, attracting over 1 million visitors per month and an over 40% repeat buyer rate. StyleTread offers free express delivery and a free 100-day returns policy on all shoes Australia-wide and is solely focused on ensuring customers continue to have positive shopping experiences online.

      Styletread was acquired by Munro Style in 2013. 

    • Xelor Software

      Xelor Software provides service quality management software, which resolves the reliability, performance and quality problems associated with the deployment of enterprise IP telephony systems.

       

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