Today, our client, CopperGate Communications,
announced that Motorola Ventures, the equity investment arm of
Motorola (NYSE: MOT) made an investment in the company. The investment
was made as part of a $14.5M round led by new investor Carmel Ventures,
with the participation of existing investors Tamir Fishman Ventures and
the Challenge Fund.
TelcoTV Conference & Expo is the only event to focus on the IPTV
experience from the telecom service provider’s perspective. TelcoTV
2005 will feature over 125 vendors from all segments of the video value
chain. This year’s event is expected to have more than 2,000 attendees.
Our client will be demonstrating several customer products which embed
its CopperStreamTM chipset for multimedia home networking. The
products, which implement the HomePNA 3/ITU G.9954 standard, provide
in-home distribution of multiple standard and high definition IPTV,
VoIP, and audio streams in addition to high speed Internet data over
both coaxial cables and phonelines. CopperStream products feature
HomePNA 3 guaranteed QoS which enables Telephone Companies to provide
TV service with the quality that consumers expect.
We have several appointments with leading analysts and journalists already scheduled which should lead to increased visibility and coverage about our client.
Today, a client we served in their early start up days went public. Shopping.com had their stellar IPO. I was pleased to see their shares soaring more than 50% in today's first day of trading. They sold 6.87 million shares raising $123 million.
Originally known as DealTime, we helped launch what was one of the first shopping comparison sites on the Internet at an annual event called DEMO, which is headed by Chris Shipley. Innovative companies and technologies such as Java, TiVo and the Palm Pilot were introduced at DEMO.
It's always nice to see a company that we had a hand in shaping their early messaging and outreach go public providing an exit strategy for their investors.
Debbie Weil Debbie Weil, aka the MonaLisaOfBlogging.com, is a corporate blogging and online communications consultant and the author of the forthcoming "The Corporate Blogging Book: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know to Get It Right" for Penguin Portfolio (2006).