Altair is backed by a list of prominent venture capital investors and has raised more than $100M in capital to date.


Bessemer Venture Partners is a private venture capital firm that carries on one of the longest-standing venture capital activities in the United States. Over the course of its history, investors at the firm formed or funded over 100 startups that grew into independent public companies. BVP manages more than $4 billion of venture capital invested in over 130 companies around the world. In the past three years, BVP realized eleven IPOs including OnMobile, Shriram EPC, IPC: The Hospitalist Company, Cornerstone, Broadsoft, Yelp, and multiple major acquisitions of companies in its portfolio.


Founded in 2001, BRM Capital is a $150 million venture capital fund anchored by a $90M private investment by the BRM partners. Supported by a hands-on investment strategy, the fund has built a first-class portfolio of market leaders, and boasted a series of successful exits, positioning the fund’s performance in the top quartile, and as one of the only year 2000 vintage funds with a positive IRR. BRM invests in and cultivates Israeli or Israel-related companies, several of which have enjoyed noteworthy exits, including Whale Communications (acquired by Microsoft), Passave (acquired by PMC-Sierra) and Oplus (acquired by Intel Corporation).


GizaVC has been at the forefront of Israel’s venture capital industry for more than 20 years, supporting innovative entrepreneurs and helping them to build great businesses. Since its establishment in 1992, GizaVC has placed over $500 million in more than 100 startups and has achieved 35 successful exits. Giza’s vision in recognizing future technology leaders has led to winning investments including,  XtremIO (acquired by EMC), Actimize (acquired by NICE Systems), Prosight (acquired by Primavera Systems) and Oplus (acquired by Intel).


JVP is a leading Israeli venture capital firm focusing on investments in early stage companies in the media technologies and enterprise software, semiconductors and innovative materials, and communications and networking sectors.  With over $680 million under management, JVP leverages its unique market expertise, experienced and dedicated management team and substantial capital base to build companies with the potential to shape global markets. Through twenty five initial public offerings, acquisitions and mergers for its portfolio companies, JVP has helped to create some of the largest companies to come out of Israel over the past nineteen years.  In November 2012, JVP was ranked by Prequin as one of the top ten consistently performing funds in the world.

Pacific Technology Partners (PTP) is a private equity firm specializing in buyout and growth capital investments in established technology companies focused on the Japanese market.  PTP was founded by Grant Finlayson and Adriaan Ligtenberg with the mission of achieving superior risk-adjusted returns by investing in Japan-centric companies with unrealized potential for significant growth and profitability enhancement.  PTP works closely with leading Japanese private equity firms on a cooperative basis, and generally targets equity investments ranging from $10 million to $30 million.  In addition, PTP provides strategic consulting services to technology companies and investors in the medical, telecommunications, semiconductor and automotive industries.

SanDisk Ventures combines the best characteristics of traditional venture funds with the technical insight, scale and experience of strategic investors. We offer the best-value proposition for our portfolio companies and co-investors alike. We collaborate with cutting-edge entrepreneurs and investors who share our vision in memory storage, cloud, data center, mobile, wearables, and big data.

For more than 25 years, SanDisk has been transforming digital storage with breakthrough products and ideas that push the boundaries of what’s possible. Our flash memory technologies are used by many of the world’s largest data centers, embedded in the most advanced smartphones, tablets, and laptops, and are trusted by consumers around the world. From handheld devices to hyper-scale data centers, SanDisk is expanding the possibilities of storage.


Sep 10, 2015

Altair Semiconductor, a leading provider of LTE chipsets, today announced a strategic initiative with Verizon Wireless to accelerate the development of new LTE-based, commercial Internet of Things (IoT) products. Altair is demonstrating LTE’s Release 12…

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Sep 21, 2015
The Internet of School Things is Coming

School is back in session, and with that comes a sense of nostalgia; the smell of dry erase markers, the rustling of papers, and the slamming of locker doors as students scurry to get ready…

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Sep 21, 2015
Using LTE for the Internet of Things

The Internet of Things (IoT) will demand that a number of new standards be developed and existing ones tweaked to squeeze it comfortably into the existing infrastructure of the IT and telecom worlds.

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