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We provide up to $1M seed fund to accelerate core technology startups. We’ll match your early stage company with strategic partners in your field. We provide the legal and financial support as well as the business tools to ensure your idea emerges market-ready. We prepare your venture for a successful exit. You focus on developing your dream.

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Apr 15

First Graduates of SKTA Innovation Accelerator

Sunnyvale, CA…SKTA Innopartners is pleased to announce eTopus Technology Inc. and Pavilion Data Systems Inc. for being accepted into the Innovation Accelerator as part of the successful Series A funding round raises.

SKTA Innovation Accelerator is, “A different kind of Accelerator” that incubates technology startups by matching entrepreneurs with strategic partners, investors and a team of highly experienced executives. The Accelerator provides technical and market guidance to rapidly develop minimum-viable products for the right market segments in order to become venture ready.

eTopus Technology Inc is a mixed signal startup with deep signal processing expertise, providing best-in-class high-speed interface silicon interconnecting cloud data center resources. SKTA Innopartners led the Series A round syndicated with strategic partners, cross-border funds and others.

“This is the culmination of a lot of hard work and sacrifices from our core team,” said Harry Chan, CEO of eTopus. “This is a major milestone to the company. With the new funding, we can focus on product development, sales and marketing. Innopartners provided us world-class facility and guidance along the way, enabling us to focus on building great products from the very beginning.”

Founded by veterans of the storage and data networking industries, Pavilion Data Systems addresses the rapidly evolving need for fast data by offering a new class of systems that offers breakthrough performance and radical simplicity. Pavilion’s $15 million Series A round was co-led by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and Artiman, with SKTA also participating in it.

“The resources provided by the Accelerator in terms of introductions, facilities, and the feedback from the monthly Advisory Board meetings, together with our flawless execution in delivering a successful beta resulted in a highly over-subscribed funding round,” said Kiran Malwankar, founder and CEO of Pavilion Data Systems Inc. “I’m ecstatic to immediately grow our core team and accelerate toward a successful product launch.”

SKTA Innopartners has invested over $1 million and dedicated one year to helping these startup companies get to proof of concept and become venturable investments. Both companies have exhibited a tenacity to be successful and are well on their way to being flagship ambassadors for the Innovation Accelerator.

 

 

About SKTA Innopartners:

SKTA Innopartners is based in Silicon Valley and is the leading core technology seed fund and incubator. The SKTA Innovation Accelerator provides startups with up to $1 million in funding, professional services, development tools and highly advanced facilities to jumpstart the technology ecosystem needed to power the next wave of innovation.