Congrats to DanK @ Skymoon...!

From: Rohit Khare (
Date: Tue Mar 20 2001 - 14:10:40 PST

The era of the vanity VC fund ain't nearly over yet (for those who
cashed out, at least...). --RK

Skymoon Ventures Closes First Fund at $100 Million
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ALTO, Calif. (VENTUREWIRE) -- Skymoon Ventures, a VC firm founded by
Mike Farmwald, an entrepreneur and venture partner at Benchmark
Capital, closed its $100-million fund last Thursday. The fund, the
firm&#39;s first, is comprised mostly of Mr. Farmwald&#39;s money,
and focuses mainly on semiconductors and telecommunications
infrastructure companies. The amount of the fund&#39;s investments
will vary from company to company. Benchmark Capital has co-invested
with Skymoon Ventures in ByteMobile, a platform for wireless Internet
services and enhanced content delivery; Cambia, a wireless
infrastructure provider; and Matrix Semiconductor, a fabless
semiconductor firm. Skymoon&#39;s portfolio also includes AON
Networks, a developer of a carrier-class IP services platform;
Optical Datastreams, a freespace optical IP infrastructure company;
SproQit, a developer of client-server platform for wireless devices;
and Terabit Ethernet, an optical Ethernet infrastructure firm. Mr.
Farmwald has founded six companies to date, five of which were
financed in part by Benchmark. Mr. Farmwald co-founded Rambus, a
publicly traded developer of scalable chip technologies.

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